Predators Hockey Tickets Giveaway!

Every Wednesday in November and December leading up to Christmas we are hosting a giveaway to celebrate the holiday season.

Today, our team is giving away two lower bowl tickets to the Predators hockey game on 11/25 against the Anaheim Ducks.

Stop by our Instagram or Facebook at 4pm to see details on how to enter. Winner will be announced next Tuesday (11/20/18).

Friendsgiving Tasting Party Menu

For our Friendsgiving tasting party, I served small bites that paired well with our creams with a nod to the tastes of fall. I wanted this party to feel special, but not as stuffy as traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Several of the recipes I spiked with Jackson Morgan. For our family, banana pudding is a year round dessert especially when we have guests in town so I had to include it. Indulgent flavors such as truffles and salted caramel elevated the appetizers. I served everything as a buffet since the Jackson Morgan tasting was the main attraction for this dinner party.

The Menu

  • Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches with Pimento Cheese, Pickles, and Music City Mustard

  • Mini Truffle Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, cut small for easy dipping in the soup

  • Butternut Squash Soup, served in shooter glasses

  • Candied Pecans

  • Brown Sugar Pretzel Bites with Whipped Butter

  • Pretzel Bites with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

  • Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake, we used this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction and spiked with our whipped orange cream and topped with sugared cranberries

  • Mini Apple Hand Pies with salted caramel sauce spiked with our salted caramel cream

  • Mini Banana Puddings, we used this recipe from Paula Deen and spiked with our banana pudding cream

All photos Christy Wilson Photography.

Friday Favorites

 Image via Happy Everything

Image via Happy Everything

ONE// Happy Everything’s Thanksgiving Shop. Everything you need to host Thanksgiving festivities.

TWO// Hester and Cook’s Thankful Paper Accent. These papers are perfect for Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving.

THREE// Pizzazzerie’s 17 Appetizer Boards. Hosting season is upon us, these appetizers boards could not be easier to recreate when company is in town.

FOUR// Elisabeth and Butter’s Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Orange Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting. Our whipped orange cream would pair nicely with these tasty treats.

FIVE// Country Living’s 45+ Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas. Have you decided how to set your Thanksgiving table yet?

SIX// Host of Christmas Past. Our hometown’s Christmas festival is this weekend, stop by our booth at the Fayetteville Antique Mall for a special discount on our merchandise (t-shirts, coffee mugs, etc).

Cheers!

Friendsgiving Tasting Party

Hosting season is upon us, every year I find myself planning Friendsgiving and overwhelmed with having to make a full Thanksgiving dinner. I wanted to switch things up this year and instead of serving turkey host a fall tasting party. With so many fun flavors of Jackson Morgan Southern Cream, I love to host parties where guests can try several flavors of our creams.

Decor

I reused the glass pumpkins from our Halloween party. I incorporated a few white and gray pumpkins into the mix to freshen up the table. Instead of using candles, I used battery operated string lights. It created a warm glow over the table.

Table Set Up

I paired a coordinating food item with each of our popular Jackson Morgan Southern Cream flavors. The Hester and Cook tasting papers allowed guests to try each of the Jackson Morgan flavors. Simple white serving dishes displayed the festive fall food.

Color Scheme

A simple black and white color scheme was perfect for celebrating Friendsgiving. I love all of the warm colors during the fall, but wanted to keep this party simple. I used my crystal glassware to dress up the table.

Stay tuned for more details from our Friendsgiving tasting party.

All Images Christy Wilson Photography.

Campfire Mug Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday!

Every Wednesday in November and December leading up to Christmas we are hosting a giveaway to celebrate the holiday season.

Today, our team is giving away one of our new campfire coffee mugs in your choice of red or white. These mugs make great hostess gifts especially with a few mini bottles and hot chocolate mix.

Stop by our Instagram or Facebook to see details on how to enter. Winner will be announced next Tuesday (11/13/18).

Cheers!

Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween!

Hope you have a great day full of treats and cocktails.

Cheers!

Friday Favorites

 Image via Pizzazzerie

Image via Pizzazzerie

ONE// Pizzazzerie’s Adult Halloween Party. How fun are the “I’m here for the boos” plates?

TWO// Nashville Predators Hockey Game. Come see the Jackson Morgan team tomorrow at Bridgestone Arena in the Lexus Lounge and suite area for a special tasting.

THREE// Sally’s Baking Addiction Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. What better way to celebrate the weekend before Halloween than with pumpkin treats?

FOUR// Today’s Eyeball Milkshakes. These creepy milkshakes spiked with Jackson Morgan sound delicious.

FIVE// Martha Stewart’s Halloween Costumes Over the Years. Just in case you need a last minute costume idea.

Halloween Party Favors

Who doesn’t like to leave a party with a treat? For our Halloween party we had spooky trail mix for everyone and mini Jackson Morgan bottles for adults. Package in plastic bags and tie with striped ribbon for a pretty presentation. The trail mix would also be fun to give to trick or treaters on Halloween.

Spooky Trail Mix

Ingredients:

1 cup Rice Cereal

I cup Chocolate Rice Cereal

Candy Corn

Candy Pumpkins

Peanuts

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Peanut Butter Chips

Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Candies

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Feel free to add additional seasonal items not listed or add extra of your favorite candies.

All images Christy Wilson Photography 

Apple Cider Floats

For our Halloween party, we served apple cider floats. This easy cocktail is perfect for fall especially topped with generous amounts of caramel sauce and whipped cream. Our brown sugar and cinnamon cream pairs wonderfully with the cinnamon in the apple cider.

Spiked Apple Cider Floats

Ingredients:

2-3 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream

Apple Cider

1 1/2 ounces Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Brown Sugar and Cinnamon

Whipped Cream, brown sugar, apple slices, and caramel syrup for garnish

Directions:

In a chilled glass, add three scoops of vanilla ice cream. Pour Jackson Morgan over the ice cream. Add apple cider until the cup is almost full, leaving room for garnishes. Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, apple slices, and brown sugar for garnish. Serve immediately.

All images Christy Wilson Photography 

Friday Favorites

 Image via Cedar and Rush

Image via Cedar and Rush

ONE// Cedar and Rush’s Easy Fall Cocktails. We are jealous of Nicole’s adorable bar cart and cannot wait to make one of her tasty cocktails.

TWO// Elisabeth and Butter’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. The perfect weekend treat especially paired with a glass of Jackson Morgan.

THREE// Lettermade’s New Crest Napkins. This would be a great hostess gift for the upcoming holidays.

FOUR// Martha Stewarts Halloween Cocktails. So many creative cocktails for Halloween and fall parties.

FIVE// William-Sonoma’s Ghost Brownies. Spooky treats for any Halloween party.

Fall Hostess Gift

During the fall season, I always like to have a hostess gift on hand. I guess it stems from my mother always telling me to not show up to someone’s home empty handed, but I love the tradition nonetheless.

Between Halloween and Thanksgiving, there are always last minute parties or trips that require a gift. Hostess gifts are perfect for staying overnight at someone’s home, party gifts, or even “booing” or “ghosting” your neighbor if you neighborhood participates.

My favorite hostess gift is to include items In a white serving bowl or large measuring cup. Here I used a bottle of our fall flavor of Jackson Morgan Southern Cream, apple cider, seasonal dish towel, fall candle, pumpkin bread mix, and a wooden spoon.

What are your favorite hostess gifts?

All photos Christy Wilson Photography.

Halloween Bar Cart

Our Halloween party would not be complete without a bar cart. This bar cart is dripping with dried moss and full of treats for guests. For this party, I had a drink station and party favors on the bottom for easy access.

Decor

To keep with the theme of our Halloween party, I used black and white with touches of gold. My favorite Hester and Cook paper lined the cart to protect from any drink spills. I had a calligrapher write out “cocktails” and “please take a spooky treat” on paper bats. I filled a lantern with gold pumpkins and had cocktail recipe books out for guests to create their own drinks. A full size skeleton held a bowl of treats. Paper bats were placed around a black wreath for a spooky feel.

Drinks

I wanted this party to feel elevated so I used my crystal cut old fashion glasses. My skull decanter was the perfect vessel for whiskey. I had all the Jackson Morgan Southern Cream fall flavors out for cocktails. Lettermade has the cutest festive napkins for Halloween, which were a great addition to the bar cart. I also had to-go cups available for adults on trick or treating routes.

Treats

What is Halloween without candy for trick or treaters? I had a bowl of candy ready for guests young and old. I made a festive trail mix (recipe coming soon) and bagged in treat bags with a striped ribbon. For adults, I put two mini bottles in the bags tied with a ribbon.

Friday Favorites

ONE// Jackson Morgan’s Halloween Party. We are still loving all the fun details from this party, check out the post for more details.

TWO// Studio DIY’s 21+ Halloween Costumes. All of these costumes are unique and have tutorials on how to make them.

THREE// Sally’s Baking Addiction’s Pumpkin Scones. This sounds like a great treat to enjoy with spiked coffee this weekend.

FOUR// Fashionable Hostess’s Cheese Board Event. We were excited to be part of this event, check out the gifting station with mini Jackson Morgan bottles.

FIVE// Southern Living’s Upside-Down Apple Cake. This cake looks delicious!

Halloween Party Food

For the Halloween party, I wanted to keep the food easy for a drop in party with various seasonal appetizers and sweets. Hosting a party is a job itself, The Orderves Company was a lifesaver, they make appetizers that you keep in your freezer for when you need gourmet appetizers in a pinch. They are amazing for easy entertaining. The chicken and waffles and bacon wrapped dates were crowd favorites!

The Menu

  • Chicken and Waffles

  • Sweet Potato Biscuits with Grilled Ham

  • Saffron Arancini

  • Bacon Wrapped Dates

  • Butternut Squash Tarts with Goat Cheese and Pistachios

  • Chocolate Cupcakes

All photos Christy Wilson Photography.

Halloween Party

Halloween is such a playful holiday to host a party. I love the idea of a party on Halloween night for friends and family to visit while in route trick or treating with food and themed sweets for everyone, and of course Jackson Morgan cocktails for adults. You could easily move this set up outside if the weather is nice too!

Color Scheme

I wanted to elevate the traditional orange and black colors you normally see this time of year. Buffalo plaid seemed like the perfect fit for a causal yet elevated Halloween party. The bonus is the tablecloth and pumpkins will work all fall and into Thanksgiving. I used black and white tones with a touch of gold throughout the party for a cohesive look.

Decor

Different style pumpkins with flameless candles surrounded by dripping dried moss set the scene down the center of the table. Black taper candles and fake spider web around the chandelier gave a spooky feel perfect for Halloween night. Skeletons were posed on each side of the table, one with candy for trick or treaters.

Calligraphy

My philosophy is that everything looks better in calligraphy. I had a good friend write out where all the food and drinks were going to be placed on these whimsical paper bats from Hester and Cook. They are my go to for paper runners, placemats, place cards, etc. I used mini close pins to attach the “cocktail” bat to a wreath above the bar cart.

Stay tuned for more details from our Halloween shoot this month including recipes, cocktails, and party favors. You can shop the items from this party below.

All photos Christy Wilson Photography.

Friday Favorites

ONE// Waiting on Martha’s Haunting Halloween. We are dreaming of throwing a Halloween party, just add Jackson Morgan cocktails.

TWO// The Manual’s 9 Best Fall Cocktails. Cannot wait to try to make these tasty cocktails when the weather cools off.

THREE// The Kitchn’s 6 Snack Stadiums. How fun are these snack stadiums for tailgating?

FOUR// Draper Jame’s Stripe Lace Shirtdress. The perfect party dress for fall soirées.

FIVE// HGTV’s DIY Tailgate Slushes. Ordering the drink pouches now, a great way to enjoy cocktails at tailgates.

Hockey Season in Tennessee

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Who else is excited that Nashville Predators hockey season has started back up?! We are proud sponsors of the Nashville Predators and have several tastings in the suite and Lexus lounge areas throughout the season. You can also find a special Jackson Morgan treat on the dessert cart in the suite area.

If you find yourself in these areas at a game, we will be having special tastings on these dates:

Saturday October 27
Saturday November 17th
Saturday December 1st
Saturday January 19th 
Saturday February 23rd

We hope to see you at a game, follow us on social media for Nashville Predator themed giveaways soon.

Cheers!



Fall Chai Cocktail

We teamed up with our friends at Old Dominick again for a warm chai cocktail. Our brown sugar and cinnamon cream paired with the flavors of chai tea are a delicious combination. This is the perfect drink to enjoy during the cool fall days that are coming soon.

Fall Chai Cocktail

Ingredients:

1 Part Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Brown Sugar and Cinnamon

1 Part Old Dominick Toddy

4 Parts Chai Tea (Warm)

Cinnamon Sticks (Optional, for garnish) 

Directions:

To make this cocktail, pour warm chai tea into a a mug, leave room to add toddy and Jackson Morgan. Add Old Dominick toddy and stir. Then add Jackson Morgan in brown sugar and cinnamon, make sure to add cream last. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. Enjoy immediately.

All images Christy Wilson Photography.



Friday Favorites

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ONE// Catstudio Giveaway. Did you enter our giveaway yet? Check out our social media pages for details.

TWO// HGTV’s Must Have Halloween Buys. We love these fun Halloween purchases.

THREE// Craft + Cocktail’s Fruity Pebbles Milk Punch. This is such a unique cocktail, try subbing the milk for Jackson Morgan.

FOUR// Katie Jacob’s Succulent Pumpkins. An easy and elegant centerpiece for fall parties.

FIVE// A Beautiful Mess’s Ghost Party Cake. This cake looks delicious and simple to decorate for Halloween parties.

Catstudio Giveaway

Did you catch our cocktail recipe earlier this week with these fun glasses? Our friends at Catstudio make embroidered pillows, cups, linens, and more. We love their products for entertaining, tailgating, hostess gifts, etc.

Catstudio partnered with us for a fun giveaway! Show off your state pride with these fun Tennessee and Nashville glasses that are perfect for sipping on Jackson Morgan.

To enter to win a Nashville and Tennessee glass along with a few Jackson Morgan goodies, check out our Instagram or Facebook pages for details.

Cheers!