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

Hippity Hoppity, Easter’s On Its Way!

Written by Patti on April 1st, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

As Easter approaches, we are getting our menu together for our Saturday night dinner. There will be fun out of town guests and our dinner will be very special indeed. I can’t give away the secrets because then our guests would know everything…and we can’t have that.

One thing I did work on today was making these awesome pom poms from Martha. Click here to see her tutorial.

Martha's Pom Poms

How did mine turn out? Well, mine look like giant flowers. Uh, I took another look after I made 9 of them (9, y’all!) and realized that I did them all wrong. But they still look sweet.

There are so many visuals that will be happening at our table, it might be my most favorite table to date. With some of my favorite folks in the world there.

Menu? Well so far, this is where we’re at:

Dates Wrapped in Bacon
Brie en croute with Raspberry Sauce
Leg of Lamb
Leek, Artichoke, Potato Gratin (recipe here)
Dilled Carrots
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Apple Pie
Cake Balls (recipe over here)

Hmm, that might be enough. What do you think? Oh, and of course, copious amounts of wine and beer. I’m thinking I’ll greet each guest with a margarita to get things rolling. Especially since they have that nice, pastel green color. Goes with my color palette!

There is so much I just can’t tell you yet, but can’t wait to share with you next week. This year, why not go over the top with your decorations? I think I did!

Have a great day, my bunnies!

xoxo, Patti


5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Patti says:

    Arlynn! Can’t wait to hear how your dish turns out.

    And with the pom poms…I guess you pull from all ends to get the rounded effect. All I got were huge flowers. LOL

    Happy Easter Darling Girl!


  2. That menu sounds divine! We’re there!

    Eddie + Jaithan

  3. Christy says:

    I LOVE the pom-pom’s!

    And you are the second person who has mentioned sweet potato biscuits in the past week. I had never heard of them before! Dying to try.

    Sounds like you had a spectacular weekend!

  4. Patti says:

    Christy, We had a great weekend! Hope your’s was as wonderful! xoxo, P

  5. Patti says:

    Jaithan, you and Eddie are my dream guests! Hope to see you both at my table soon. xooxox, P