Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

Party Day!!

Written by Patti on December 12th, 2009

Good Morning, Darlings!

Well, it’s finally here! It’s party day and we are supposed to get sleet today – uh oh!

The good news is: If everyone shows up, the party will be awesome.
The good news is: If no one shows up, we have a ton of great food and a case of champagne.

So – win win!

Yesterday found me drizzling potato chips with chocolate and making mounds of chicken salad, both dilled and curried. It took over 2 hours to make the chicken salad. But it will be tasty on its tiny rolls.

Last night Eric, Crystal and I worked on transforming the dining room. It is very, very pretty. But, sorry, no photos here until tomorrow. I can’t ruin all the surprises!

In the afternoon, a van drove up to the house with the most beautiful flower arrangement. They were from our bff, Vickie, who could not be here this time. This is tough for me because she has been here for every huge party we have given. So we took her gorgeous flowers and set them right in the middle of the table so at least in spirit she will be the guest of honor.

Clint called last night from his balcony in St. Thomas to say he wished he could be with us. Heck, I was wishing I could be in St. Thomas!

The dogs have been dropped off at camp. John and Danny will be here at noon to help set up. Whatever would I do without those two? They are the greatest friends any girl could ask for.

Art Director Tracy is feeling much better and went to party of her own last night. Crystal and I kept her company while she got ready and just enjoyed sitting in her huge closet with a glass of pinot noir. Nice!

Eric finally folded last night and we cracked open a bottle of bubbly. It was a nice evening before the party tonight.

But there is much to do, my darlings, so I must bid you adieu.

Until tomorrow and the party wrap up!

xoxo, Patti


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. I can’t wait to see you and celebrate! I’m coming with some hostess gifts- small tokens of the HUGE affection I have for you. You’re such a giving and spirited friend.

  2. tiffany says:

    patti – what an AWESOME party! hands-down, one of the best! 🙂