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

January, 2012 browsing by month


Mardi Gras-Make the Fantasy Come To Life

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

The economy is getting better, yes? You feeling a little more flush these days?

How to spend those Benjamins!

SuperBowl Planning – Let’s Set Up The Bar

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

SuperBowl is here in less than one week. Eek!

Let’s get started!

Super Bowl Decorations

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

I am Super Bowl obsessed. We are throwing a small party at the house and I can’t wait to have everyone there, hollering at the television and eating and drinking inordinate amounts of food and beer. And cocktails.

Time to start thinking about the decor. Hmmm…what to do?

Come on in for decorating ideas.

Name That Thing – Answer

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Did you figure it out?

Come on in for the answer.

Name That Thing!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

It’s the first Name That Thing of 2012! Welcome back.

Time to Name That Thing!

Super Bowl Food – Best of the Web

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

I saw this website the other day and immediately thought of you.

Check it out!

I Have A Secret

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Secrets are the most fun. Well, when they are happy secrets. Like birthday surprises, raindrops on roses and brown paper packages tied up with string. Some of my favorite things!

My friends at Black Tie Barbecue keep the most fun secrets ever!

Wanna hear a secret?

Chinese New Year

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Conversation last night at our house:

Me: “Honey, we should invite Rick & Denise over on Monday for the Chinese New Year. We can drink the sake they brought us in the gorgeous sake set they gifted us with and I can make pad thai.”

Eric: Crickets – then laughter. “Honey, sake is Japanese and pad thai, is, well, Thai.”

Me: “Um…”

I really should get out more.

Thank goodness for my friend Sofia, in NYC. She knows how to celebrate Chinese New Year. She sent me wonderful recipes for the most fun cocktails for your Chinese New Year.

Thanks, Sofia!


Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

I just got this notice from my sweet friend Marsha and cannot wait to go! Usually I am very lazy about reading press releases (okay, about everything…)but this totally caught my eye.

Oysters. Beer. The Four Seasons, y’all. If you wear a collar and don’t show up in flip flops, I bet they will serve you.

I’m going. Eric does not share my love of oysters. Who’s going with me?

Marsha, I need the deets!

Super Bowl Fantasy

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

This is my fantasy centerpiece for Super Bowl. With all the calories removed, of course.

I don't think I have enough guests to build this.....

What are you serving at your Super Bowl soiree?

xoxo, Patti

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