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

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Written by Patti on December 17th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

My friend Kate is at is again – she knows where all the hot parties are. If you are missing a few days of parties in your schedule, rev up that party dress and get hopping.

Feeling Glamorous? Or Not? Either way, I have a party for you!

Ugly Sweater Party at Corner Tavern
Saturday, December 17, 8 p.m.
Meet at Corner Tavern Little 5 Points in your ugliest holiday sweater and get ready for a wild ride! Our bus will take you to the East Point, Edgewood and West Midtown locations, with beer, goodies and surprise stops along the way. The Ugly Sweater Contest will begin at 11 p.m. (bus riders will be at West Midtown for the contest, but every Corner Tavern will have its own) and the winner will receive $100 cash. Please bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information, please visit

3rd Annual Winter White Party at Livingston Restaurant + Bar
Monday, December 19, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Party late into the night with your friends, sexy elves, and Santa in the Livingston Bar and Lounge and the Georgian Terrace Grand Ballroom. Sponsored by Grey Goose and benefiting the American Cancer Society, the event will be bigger than ever with DJ’s spinning all night and live acts all around you from stilt walkers to magicians. Visit for tickets and details on VIP sections and room packages. Don’t forget to wear you most outrageous winter white outfit!


Corner Tavern
If you’re more blue jeans than black tie, Corner Tavern is the place to be at midnight. Since each Corner Tavern has its own personality, each is having its own party! For more information, visit

Corner Tavern East Point: New Year’s Eve Bananas & Hammocks Tiki Party

Get down with karaoke, party favors, free jello shots, drink specials and a free champagne toast at midnight.

Corner Tavern Edgewood: Upstairs at Edgewood Party

$20.12 gets you in Upstairs and you will enjoy free pool, shuffleboard, darts, bottomless champagne, DJ, jello shots, party favors and a free chicken wing buffet at midnight. Now that’s fancy!

Regular menu and bar is available downstairs… The perfect spot to watch the ball drop!

Corner Tavern West Midtown: New Year’s Pajama Jammin’ Party

Sexiest and coziest pj’s contest, pillow fight, DJ, free champagne toast and popcorn at midnight, party favors, drink specials (like $6 Jager Bombs), Drunken Gummy Bears and Fireball Cherries.

Corner Tavern Little 5 Points: The Magic 8 Ball Party

You know it might get weird in L5P! Karaoke, free champagne toast, Texas Caviar, free jello shots and $4.00 well drinks should help.

Livingston Restaurant + Bar

Ring in the New Year in Livingston style. Live music, massive midnight balloon drop, favors, 2012 champagne toast — and that’s only in our bar & lounge! Chef Z and his team put together a sublime five-course New Years Eve tasting menu for $55 per person which can be paired with wines for an additional $35 per person.

Amuse Bouche:
Smoked Scallop: Grapefruit / Pink Pepper / avocado
Shrimp Dumpling: Fragrant Broth / Wagyu Beef
Local Apple: Endive / Mascarpone Vinaigrette / Hazelnut
Northwest Rockfish: Broccoli Greens / Chinese Black Bean
Roasted Lamb Loin: Sweet Potato / Coriander / Red Wine
Coffee “Crema Fritta”: Cinnamon Sorbet

A limited selection for our amazing seasonal a la carte menu is available as well. So come say hello to 2012 in delicious fashion with Livingston Restaurant + Bar. For more information, please visit

The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar and View

Celebrate the new year with the best view in the city!

On Level 71, enjoy our regular lunch menu from 11:30am till 2:30pm., or toast 2012 among the stars with dinner from 5:30 pm till 11pm. There will be a fixed four-course menu along with a toast of sparkling wine for $95++ per person. Reservations are highly recommended and will only be taken until 11pm.

A little higher up, Level 73 will be open from 4 pm -2 am. Enjoy our regular lounge menu until midnight, and live entertainment from Mose Davis till midnight. $25 cover charge. For more information, please visit

Tavern 99
Join us for the 2nd Annual Rockin’ ATL New Year’s Eve Party from 9 pm – 2 am. The bash at Tavern 99, located in the heart of Buckhead, sold-out last year and tickets are going quickly already. All-inclusive tickets include a champagne toast, confetti drop and party favors. The party features live music from Patrick Scott and DJ Moetec, and Tavern 99’s massive dance floor will have party-goers moving all night long. Drinks will be flowing with a five-hour open bar including beer, wine and liquor. While waiting for the ball to drop, a mini-buffet will be set up throughout the night with delicious flavors from Tavern 99’s Chef Darrell Rice.

Tickets are available on for $55 (admission will go up as New Year’s Eve gets closer), so purchase now for the best deal. A limited number of reserved VIP tables for six to eight people are also available. For more information, please visit


Refresh & Rejuvenate at dTox
The most basic yoga principles emphasize healthy food habits, cleanliness and peace of mind. dTox founder and Ishta yoga instructor Shannon Sliger gets all of those vital traits from a combination of yoga and juicing. Beginning Saturday, January 7, clients can experience this for themselves with yoga classes at dTox. Shannon will teach two $10 classes per week in the serene, open space including an “Hour of Power” every Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and “Slow Flow” every Sunday from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Leave class with a fresh, organic red or green juice to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. BYO-Yoga Mat. For more information, please email

Tan & Tone at RAW Bronzing Studio
Don’t let the cold weather keep you from looking hot! RAW Bronzing Studio, Atlanta’s premier organic airbrush tan studio, now offers Tough Love Yoga classes. Tough Love, like RAW, offers an alternative to the stereotype. The signature Metal Yoga classes “melt your face off in a very relaxing, healing way,” with metal music instead of nature sounds. In addition to the regularly scheduled classes offered on Monday nights from 6 – 7:15 p.m. and on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from noon – 1 p.m. for just $10 each, clients can shed the dreaded holiday weight with a six-week Bikini Bootcamp in January. With classes every Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. beginning January 9, this bootcamp starts with the basics and builds on what you learn as a progressive series where each class has a different theme. Bikini Bootcamp is $120 for all twelve classes, or $12 per class for drop-ins. For more information or to register, email

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Zarrin says:

    Patty – I knew there was a reason why we ended up at your Christmas party 😉 thanks for hosting such a fun event and even moreso, thanks for introducing me to your website! lots of great things going on here.. 🙂

  2. Lisa says:

    I love the SunDial. When you twirl around they actually have Cabbagetown listed. And great jazz, cool drinks and just plain fun.

  3. Patti says:


    I love the Sundial, too. It’s one of the most special places in town!


  4. Patti says:


    Thanks for reading! It was lovely to meet you at our party.

    Merry Christmas!


  5. Zarrin (again) says:

    Patti – Thanks again SO much for this blog post in particular, I danced my way over to White Party ATL last night and it was hella-fantastic! keep all of your readers posted, you definitely got the insider ear on these things 😉

  6. Patti says:


    So happy you had fun! Photos please, ma’am!