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The Only Tips You Need for an Unforgettable Party

Learn to entertain like #SouthernCharm's grande dame, Patricia Altschul with these important party rules.


By Crystal Puccio

We recently watched Patricia Altschul host a fabulous flamingo-inspired soiree on Southern Charm, which got us wondering – what goes into hosting such a charming party? We reached out to the grande dame herself for her best party tips, so next time you're ready to throw a memorable event heed these party rules:

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1. Give Yourself Time to Plan the Party

2. Stay Away From Evites

Evite invitations are for corporate events only.

3. White Orchids Are A Must

Flowers always dress up a room. If you don't want an expensive arrangement, get white orchids...

4. Beware of Fire Hazards

5. There's a Time Limit on Cocktails

6. And a Time Limit on Cocktail Parties!

7. Have Well Stocked Bar Cart

8. Always Serve Delicious Food

A wonderful lasagna, salad and homemade cookies are perfection.

9. Lighting is Key

10. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

11. Don't Forget to Have Fun


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