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Hocus Pocus – Yumtastic!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Good Morning Darlings!

I love Halloween. Not only is the dressing up fun, but CANDY! And not only candy, but all kinds of adorable treats.

This past weekend we went to a Halloween Baby Shower for our friends Laura and Evan. That was a first. Tons of fun. Our fabulous friends, Paige and Alex dressed their 3 yr. old son, Lucien up as Michael Meyers. Which I thought was hilarious.

Here’s our photo together.

How awesome (and scary) is this little killer? I

How awesome (and scary) is this little killer? 

Are you looking for a new, easy, adorable recipe to feed your party guests? How about this Hocus Pocus inspired smores pop? The folks at Delish have got it going on.

I need these. Well, I don’t actually NEED them, but I sure would love to have one. 🙂

Love these!

Love these!

Let me know if you make them and how they turn out!

BOO!

xoxo, Patti

 

Spookvegas

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Good Morning Darlings!

It’s always fun to see what’s going on in other parts of the country. Especially for Halloween.

At the Bellagio and Aria in Las Vegas they are making this October deliciously scary. Take a look:

How can he be so skinny and be made of chocolate?

How can he be so skinny and be made of chocolate?

All chocolate! The pumpkins AND the zombie!

All chocolate! The pumpkins AND the zombie!

ARIA’s main showpiece is a 200-pound, six-foot-tall male zombie made out of chocolate and rolling fondant. Due to his bold, statuesque position near the shop, guests are encouraged to take goosebump-worthy selfies with him if they dare. Another sight to behold is the life-size skeleton perched in a chocolate electric chair. This design took the team more than 70 hours to complete, using approximately 130 pounds of white and dark chocolate.

From gory and gruesome body parts to whimsical cakes and pastries, the displays cater to every guest, no matter how they prefer to celebrate the holiday. Executive Pastry Chef Claude Escamilla and his talented team worked diligently for eight months to create more than 45 festive showpieces that place the undead at center stage.  With a year of planning, countless sketches and hundreds of ideas from skilled pastry artists, the final display showcases their hard work through a cake closely resembling human flesh, tombstones straight out of a horror movie and many more hair-raising pieces.

“I was very much inspired by my favorite TV program, “The Walking Dead,” said Escamilla. “When I was watching the show, I kept thinking about how I could take the characters and turn them into life-size creations for the holiday.”

So you KNOW I’m loving Chef Claude’s creations.

Shall we visit Las Vegas? Hmmm?

xoxo, Patti

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

It’s HERE! Happy Halloween! I love this holiday and tonight I will be wearing the third costume this week.

Eek! Come in!

FFF-Is Your Costume Ready?

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Are you ready for the parties? There is only one you should be going to tonight!

Where will you be this weekend?

Oooooh Spooky Times With Barry!

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

My friend, Barry, is always up to something cool. This time he is decking the halls for Halloween.

Lets check in with him!

Cocktail Round Up

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Hope you had a fantastic weekend! Lots of parties and fun events happening here in Atlanta, it’s almost too much to keep up with! Go, go, go!

Maybe I should just stop for a cocktail. What do you think?

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Pumpkin Carving Party – Guest Post!

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

My new friend, Amy, wrote and asked if she could be a guest blogger. Well, sure! Amy runs the website, Gay Dating Sites, whose philosophy is keeping my darlings safe when looking for fun friends. I like that.

Time to carve the pumpkins! Take it away, Amy!

Goblin Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, NOLA

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I am all about Halloween this week month. I cannot get enough of Halloween.

Isn’t Autumn wonderful?

Halloween Decor at Eclectia

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Only 20 more days until Halloween. Are you giving a party? Do you need for it to be the best? Of course you do!

Let’s scare up some fun, shall we?

Halloween Teaser!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

We are now officially one day away from the beginning of the Fall Season. Happy Day!

I am all excited for Halloween, even though it is more than a month away. This is one holiday you have to plan for! So much to do – costumes, decorations, candy selections.

How are you getting ready for the big Candy Holiday?