Patty Roper

Mississippi Magazine’s own Easy Does It expert offers solutions to help you entertain with ease.

Easy Does It: Entertaining

Preparing simple yet delicious party food doesn’t have to be a daunting task.

Easy Does It: Projects

Table and home decor can be simple yet beautiful.


It is my desire for you to love entertaining and to make it an easy-does-it way of life to share with friends and family.

Patty Roper

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MEET THE PARENTS DINNER

The ring is on the finger, the date is set, everyone is excited, and the planning is about to begin. It is time for everyone to meet and get to know their new extended families. There are so many decisions to be made and shared, and what better way than over a nice...

SEASONAL: PEARS

Pears are a wonderful fruit to enjoy due to their delicious taste and beautiful form, and they work well with many flavors, such as chocolate, caramel, almonds, and ginger. With the abundance and many varieties of seasonal pears, enjoy these special recipes. Pear...

PRETTY PLACE SETTINGS

Try combining old and new china, silver, crystal, and linens for the holidays. There are so many artful china patterns in beautiful colors that will change the entire mood of the table even before adding the centerpieces and flowers. Enjoy Grandma’s china and silver...
EASY DOES IT:
ENTERTAINING

MEET THE PARENTS DINNER

The ring is on the finger, the date is set, everyone is excited, and the planning is about to begin. It is time for everyone to meet and get to know their new extended families. There are so many decisions to be made and shared, and what better way than over a nice...

GIFT BOX BRUNCH

When I discovered these beautifully handpainted china gift boxes with rose-colored bows and gold edges at a flea market, I knew they would be the perfect accessory to set the theme for an elegant Christmas table. I love combining old and new, heirloom and modern, and...

MANOR HOUSE DINNER

Since everyone is caught up in the Downton Abbey era, I thought an elegant manor house dinner might be jolly good fun. Send a very formal printed invitation with a monogram and gold edges, of course, and ask guests to dress in elegant Edwardian attire. Set the table...
EASY DOES IT:
PROJECTS

PRETTY PLACE SETTINGS

Try combining old and new china, silver, crystal, and linens for the holidays. There are so many artful china patterns in beautiful colors that will change the entire mood of the table even before adding the centerpieces and flowers. Enjoy Grandma’s china and silver...

CONFECTION TREES

Delightful and colorful trees created from French macarons, lemon Madeleines, and cream puffs will take center stage at any dessert table or reception. Treats placed on different sized Styrofoam trees with toothpicks or \”glued” on with Royal Icing...

BUNNY TRAILS

Invite guests down the bunny trail by placing whimsical bunnies wearing pastel ribbons hopping among spring flowers as centerpieces for Easter brunch, lunch, or buffet tables. For a seated meal, add small bunnies holding place cards and menu cards for each guest....

Order Patty's Cookbooks

These 4 cookbooks offer recipes, menus, and decorating ideas to make your guests feel special.


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