Happy Mother's Day

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Happy Mother's Day!

A bottle of Jackson Morgan and flowers are the perfect gift. 

Cheers! 

Happy New Year!

New Years

Happy New Year from our family to yours. We cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store for the Jackson Morgan team. 

Cheers! 

Salted Caramel NYE Cocktail

The New Year is almost here, have you thought about what cocktail to sip on? This salted caramel cocktail has coffee liqueur in it to help keep you up to see the ball drop. 

New Year's Eve Cocktail

Ingredients:

2 oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in salted caramel

1/2 oz Vodka 

1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur 

Chocolate Frosting (for riming glass)

Gold Star Sprinkles (for riming glass) 

Directions:

To rim the glass, use a butter knife to frost the edge of the glass with chocolate frosting. Carefully wipe away any mistakes with a wet paper towel. Then dip in gold star sprinkles and gently press the sprinkles into the frosting. I found my sprinkles on Amazon here, but Texan Sprinkles also has several festive options. 

Next, combine Jackson Morgan, vodka, and coffee liqueur in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain over fresh ice in the rimmed glass. 

Cheers! 

 

New Year's Bar Cart

There is something special about celebrating the New Year, all the glitter and excitement around a fresh start. My favorite way to celebrate is staying in with friends with my bar cart handy for drinks and sweets. 

Now for the details on the bar cart. Black, white, and a touch of gold screams New Year’s Eve. This bar cart is a World Market find from a few months ago. I found this adorable star banner on Amazon. I have had my eyes on these fun champagne glasses from Anthropologie for a few months now and finally purchased them for New Year’s. The gold scalloped plates are from Waiting on Martha and the gold forks are from Target. To pull everything together, I used several different sized cake stands to create a tiered tray to hold desserts. 

As for sweets, I had truffles, gold wrapped candies, cookies, macarons, and cupcakes. To be honest, I cheated with the cupcakes by buying them from my local grocery store and topping with fancy sprinkles from Texan Sprinkles. Most people traditionally drink champagne on NYE, but at our house, Jackson Morgan salted caramel cream is the drink of choice. 

ow let’s chat party favors. I saw these gold favor boxes from Swoozies and knew they would make the perfect favor boxes. I put gold foiled macarons in these pretty boxes as favors for each guest. No NYE party is complete without party hats and blowers which double as a take home gift too. 

Abigail T made this beautiful calligraphy banner. I moved the bar cart to create an instant photo booth to capture fun memories. These balloons were a Target dollar bin find. I used Jackson Morgan bottles instead of the tradition balloon weights to create some flair for the photo booth. My outfit from Draper James could not have matched the party any better.

These adorable striped pieces from Coton Colors are a staple at my house, I change out the attachments for each season. The champagne bottle attachment normally stays on all year because why not celebrate everyday? I filled the cookie jar with black and white cookies for an extra treat. You can shop this post below. 

How do you spend New Year's Eve? 

Christmas Dessert Bar

Yesterday, I shared our Christmas dinner table. Today I am sharing something way more fun than dinner, our dessert bar. I love to display desserts on a table so everyone can see what is coming after dinner. 

I had different styled cake stands to hold the desserts. These fun plates from Pottery Barn were the perfect dessert size. I used my favorite Hester and Cook's Santa placemats as a runner. 

For sweets, I had pumpkin cheesecake, spiked peppermint mocha cake made by Heaven Layers of Sin, bourbon pecan pie, and gingerbread cookies. 

The gals at Nora Fleming sent over this cute message board for the holidays. I used it to countdown until Christmas. I cannot wait to use it to display a dinner menu or a drink recipe. 

What are you eating for dessert for Christmas? 

Christmas Table

Christmas will be here in a few days. I always try to find stillness amid this crazy time of year and around the dinner table is the best time to be still and enjoy family. I always look forward to Christmas dinner when everyone is together. 

For our table this year, I wanted something traditional. This plaid table throw and napkins from Pottery Barn made the table. Sur la Table made these fun napkin rings that went with the plaid well. I used my trusty gold chargers and flatware that I adore. 

Sasha Nicholas designs these gorgeous monogramed plates and champagne bucket, which I used as a vase for my poinsettia. No dinner party would be complete without my Nora Fleming pieces. The holiday minis are so fun and matched my red Le Creuset pieces perfectly. 

Abigail T penned our ornaments with everyone's names for a party favor and she created the red place cards. The ornaments hung on mini lighted trees. Hester and Cook made these adorable Santa placemats that are paper so you can throw them away after the party for easy clean up. To keep things simple, I only added red taper and mercury candles for the table. 

In my family, we prefer prime rib to turkey for Thanksgiving. So I served our traditional menu, prime rib, butternut squash, creamed spinach and kale, green beans, Brussel sprouts, and fingerling potatoes. Jackson Morgan peppermint mocha is the perfect cocktail to serve for Christmas dinner especially with a red striped paper straw. 

You can shop this post below. Stayed tuned tomorrow for details on my dessert bar. 

Gift Ideas for the Foodie

Christmas is next week and I am rushing to get everything ready in time. Anyone else with me? One of my favorites to buy for is the foodie, because there are so many gifts to choose from. 

For a splurge, I am obsessed with my Le Creuset dutch oven. It is large enough to fit a turkey and I love the pop of red in my kitchen. Peppermint bark from William-Sonoma is a classic and looks pretty with a bow tied around it. William-Sonoma's gingerbread mug toppers are unique and fun for a party. 

You cannot go wrong with monogramed napkins and I love these festive plaid ones. I fill travel mugs with mini Jackson Morgan bottles or coffee beans to gift. This "Jingle Juice" mug from Ashley Brooke Designs is perfect for Christmas. 

Candy cane shot glasses and spoons are a great match for your drinking buddy. I also love An ice cream scoop for making boozy floats paired with a bottle of Jackson Morgan. Wine with a festive stopper (I found mine in the Target dollar bin) is an inexpensive gift. We are loving Trisha Yearwood's Christmas in a Cup drink mix this season. 

A bottle of Jackson Morgan peppermint mocha is always an easy gift. Add a few of our recipe cards or holiday swizzle sticks for a cocktail themed gift. 

Check out our gift guide for the hostess here. 

Hot Chocolate Bar

I love stations at parties, this hot chocolate bar is an easy way to allow guests to refresh their drinks and get creative with toppings. To me, it is not Christmas until I have Jackson Morgan spiked hot chocolate. 

My Society Social bar cart has been a staple of mine for parties for several years now. I love adding a tiered tray to add more space. Fresh greenery made it more festive and I used Ashley Brooke Design's holiday coffee mugs to hold all the toppings. Typesetter's Design Christmas tree print added a touch of whimsey. 

I used presents from under the tree as decor and put bottles of Jackson Morgan in an old crate I found at an antique store in my hometown. Abigail Calligraphy created the cutest sign for the bar.

For the hot chocolate, I used my SMEG tea kettle to keep the hot chocolate warm. For toppings and garnishes, I had candy cane spoons, Texan Sprinkles' Christmas sprinkles, marshmallows, chocolate candy cane sticks, chocolate hazelnut wafers, peppermint snow, whipped cream, peppermint bark, and Jackson Morgan's peppermint mocha cream.

I included a few sweets to nibble on too. I found these adorable present petit fours that were the perfect snack with hot chocolate. 

You can shop my hot chocolate bar with the links below. 

Holiday Gift Guides

We are thrilled to be included in several holiday gift guides this year including Pizzazzerie's gift guide for the Christmas Lover, Typesetter Design's holiday gift guide, Camilyn Beth's gifts for the hostess, Edible Nashville local gift guide in the December 2017 issue, and Nashville Lifestyle's gift guide in the December 2017 issue. 

Cheers!