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

Birthday Pizza and Porch Drinks

Written by Patti on February 28th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Well, it’s been a week but it seemed like the birthday fiesta went on and on. Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday Sunday Sunday (insert motocross announcer voice here). Sunday was my actual birthday and we gathered everyone to eat pizza, leftover nibbles from Saturday night and drink some lively libations. What I didn’t know was that Eric had asked our dear Lisa to bake me a cake. What a cake!

30 friends and neighbors came by to wish me Happy Birthday and enjoy the gorgeous weather. And there were gifts. Yay! Vanessa and Melanie brought me a fabulous hand crafted guest book they had everyone sign for me and the most wonderful large plaque with an Audrey Hepburn quote that immediately went on our credenza where I could read and enjoy it everyday. There were super gift certificates from Tiffany, Ashley and Shane. Patricia brought a lovely tea cup for my desk and an adorable girly flask from Rick and Denise.

Let’s peek into the evening, shall we?

Denise and Melanie visit on the couch.

It's Shane!

Tiffany and Shane.

The porch was the place to be on Sunday night.

Rick, enjoying Eric's popcorn making skills.

The bar was OPEN!

Denise and Ryan enjoying the eats.

The aforementioned eats.

The scrumptious and lovely birthday cake made by bestie Lisa.

And the cake was filled with raspberry. My favorite!

Time to blow out the candles.

But all my wishes had already come true.

Lisa and Danny share a laugh.

Cutting the cake.

Curtis and Jay.

John and Heather.

Sara and John.

Joel, enjoying the evening.

Valerie and Heather strike a pose. A funny pose.

Thanks to everyone who came by on my birthday. I had a ball! Love you all.

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Kool and The Gang – Celebration


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Tami says:

    Sorry I missed it

  2. Rosalynn says:

    Looks like fun times. Wish I were there….tear.

  3. Funny enough, I saw a book entitled “Porch Drinks” at Swoozie’s last night, full of drinks inspired by those lazy days spent outside! Looks like you all had a blast!

  4. Patti says:

    We did! Next time you must join us! xoxo, Patti

  5. Patti says:

    Next time, Rosalynn! xo, P

  6. Patti says:

    There will be others, Tami! Hope you are well! xoxo, P