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Let's Revisit Patricia Altschul's Most Incredible, Over-the-Top Parties

From a flamingo-themed backyard bash to an alligator-adorned dinner party, no one throws a fete quite like the Southern Charm matriarch.

By Abby Feiner
Patricia Altschul Themed Parties

Time and time again, Patricia Altschul takes southern hospitality to an entirely new level. With unique themes and over-the-top decor, the Southern Charm matriarch has proved throughout the show's six seasons that while seemingly no one can outdo her when it comes to hosting a fete, she can somehow continue to one-up herself. 

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While the cast's breakups, makeups, and heated arguments tend to take center stage on the show, Patricia's opulent parties deserve their own moment to shine. 

From a gator party to a flamingo fete to a baby shower to a winter wonderland, we're taking you back to some of Patricia's incredible bashes. Now, with every single episode of Southern Charm now available on the Bravo app, you can relive these celebrations — and the drama that always comes with them — all over again. 

Scroll down for some of Patricia's most jaw-dropping events. 

Gator Party

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In Season 2, Episode 7, Patricia hosted an-all male alligator-themed dinner party, complete with an alligator-adorned tablescape. While gator wasn't on the menu, Patricia's guests seemed incredibly pleased to nosh on southern classics including ham with bourbon sauce, collared greens, macaroni and cheese, and coconut cake.

Flamingo Party

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For a backyard fete in Season 3, Episode 4, Patricia decorated her outdoor space with all pink everything for a Flamingo party. She went all out with the décor, filling her pool with dozens of inflatable flamingos while plastic versions of the bird were planted in the grass. Naturally, even the food and drinks for the evening were in keeping with the pink theme. Patricia served her guests everything from a rosé tower to pink macaroons to a pink cake. To make the night truly unforgettable, Patricia even had a fortune teller on hand. 

Indian-Themed Dinner Party

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To introduce the group to her caftan line, Patricia hosted an Indian-themed dinner in Season 4, Episode 8. Of course, her tablescape was perfectly on theme, featuring elephant sculptures, eye-catching printed napkins, and place cards for each of her guests. For dinner, the group enjoyed rice with curry and Indian slaw. Like many of Patricia's parties, she brought in a unique guest to surprise the group, this time being a psychic Indian healer. 

Cameran's Baby Shower

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"This is not your typical baby shower, this is your typical Patricia baby shower," then-mama-to-be Cameran declared after her fete thrown by Patricia in Season 5, Episode 3. Indeed, it's safe to say Patricia has forever raised the baby shower bar with an ice sculpture, multiple balloon arches, a balloon-filled ceiling, and a multi-tier cake. 

Winter Wonderland

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To ring in the holidays, Patricia wanted to give her friends and family a white Christmas, so, as one does, she set up a fake snow machine outside of her white-tie holiday fete in Season 5, Episode 14. The festivities include several smaller pink and white trees in addition to a massive Christmas tree at the entrance. The classy event also featured a string quartet, stunning gold accents, and a luxe seated dinner. 

Artichoke Party

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To match her new artichoke dinnerware, Patricia threw an entire dinner party centered around the vegetable in Season 6, Episode 7. The all-female fete featured a first for Patricia: tequila shots. In addition to pasta and poached pear, the meal also featured, of course, artichokes as an appetizer. 

The Stag Ball

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In Season 6, Episode 14, Patricia threw a stag night cocktail event, featuring a stag ice sculpture as well as the animal printed on the food and cocktail menus. However, the most eye-catching part of the party may have been the gown-clad woman on stilts greeting guests or the acrobatic entertainer inside the fete, making this one of her most over-the-top parties ever,  

To watch these fabulous parties over again and catch up on all things Southern Charm, re-watch all episodes on the Bravo app. 

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