We hope your day is full of treats and cocktails.
We hope your day is full of treats and cocktails.
I fell in love with this Coton Colors black and white striped bowl a few months back. It seemed like a very versatile piece for hosting. For Halloween, I used it as a candy bowl and an ice bucket. I have more plans to use it as a flower pot, popcorn bowl, and salad bowl,.
I cannot wait to use this bowl for Christmas and New Years! Have you purchased anything from Coton Colors? If you are local to Fayetteville, TN, our friends at Ivy Wreath have the full collection.
This Halloween cocktail looks difficult to make, but is very easy. The frosting rim makes it festive. You could use different colored sprinkles for other holidays or parties. Your guests will enjoy sipping on this orange cream treat all evening.
2 Parts Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Whipped Orange Cream
1 Part Vodka
For the cocktail use a cocktail shaker, mix Jackson Morgan Southern Cream and vodka. Shake well, then pour over fresh ice. For the frosting rim, carefully frost the outside of the rim of the glass. Use a wet paper towel to correct any mistakes. Place the sprinkles in a bowl and dip the frosted glass into the sprinkles. Then press the festive sprinkles into the frosting.
The "witches brew cups are from Swoozies and the Halloween sprinkles are from Homegoods. The skull decanter is from Pottery Barn. For more details on our Halloween bar cart, check out the original post here.
Pumpkin bread is a staple this time of year. It reminds me of my childhood, when my mom would make it every year. William-Sonoma released a caramel pumpkin bread mix that I just had to make.
To make the pumpkin bread, follow the directions on the back of the package. For the milk ingredient, I used half Jackson Morgan salted caramel and half milk. After the bread cooled, I added pumpkin butter on each slice. This bread tasted and smelled amazing!
I served my pumpkin bread on this fun Nora Fleming bread plate with the pumpkin attachment.
ONE// Southern Fatty's Boozy Root Beer Float. This is an old post, but this Jackson Morgan float is always a fun one for a weekend cocktail.
TWO// The Tiny Tassel's Devereaux Earrings. How fun are these earrings for hosting a cocktail party?
THREE// Shop Lettermade's Brunch Cocktail Napkins. If you are brunching this weekend, you need the napkins.
FOUR// Waiting on Martha's Best Books for Holiday Entertaining. Absolutely love this list of books for entertaining, the holidays are around the corner.
FIVE// Pizzazzerie's 50+ Halloween Party Ideas. So many festive ideas for Halloween parties including spooky invitation wording.
Growing up our neighbors would "ghost" each other in the weeks leading up to Halloween. A neighbor would put together a treat basket with fun goodies. I loved this idea, but living in a neighborhood with mostly young adults, I wanted to include adult treats.
In my gift basket, I picked several of my fall favorites. First and foremost a bottle of Jackson Morgan in whipped orange. Fun ghost cocktail napkins from Swoozies, Halloween candy, and orange dishtowels. My absolute favorite local candle company, Southern Firefly, has the most amazing pumpkin candle that I had to include.
Even if "ghosting" is not a thing in your neighborhood, this would be a fun hostess gift or treat for a coworker or friend.
Do you do something similar in your neighborhood for Halloween?
I love a good DIY, especially when it takes less than five minutes. When gifting a bottle of liquor during the Halloween season, why not dress it up? Wouldn't this be a fun gift to receive as a hostess gift. It also looks spooky on a bar cart.
As you may have noticed from my Halloween bar cart post, I got creative when with our Jackson Morgan bottles. I found these fun 3D bat stickers in the Target dollar bin. I put them on our whipped orange bottle for a fun DIY.
I also found these adorable witch hats. The first is from our friends at Ivy Wreath and the other is from Swoozies. I placed the hats on the top of the bottles, so when you receive it as gift you get a costume and a bottle of Jackson Morgan.
So easy and fun!
Happy Friday! We are starting a new series on the blog, Friday Favorites. We will share our favorite links from around the web. With Halloween around the corner, we are getting excited for costumes, festive recipes, and decorating ideas.
ONE// Coton Color's Trick or Treat Bowl. This fun bowl can be used for Halloween candy or caramel popcorn. Perfect for any fall party.
TWO// Studio DIY's Tropical Drink + Pool Day Halloween Costume. We have always loved Studio DIY's costume ideas and this one is too fun not to share.
THREE// Sugar and Charm's RIP Halloween Treats. This festive recipe is easy and would be a crowd pleaser for Halloween parties. We would spike the blondies for a Jackson Morgan twist on the recipe.
FOUR// Polka Dot Chair's Floating Witch Hat Decorations. Who doesn't love an easy DIY for Halloween? This would be fun way to decorate for Halloween parties.
FIVE// Swoozie's Ghost Napkins. For under $10, these napkins would be great to serve with a spooky cocktail.
What's not to love about this time of year? Candy, cocktails, and festive costumes galore! For Halloween, I made my bar cart spooky. I scored this black rattan bar cart from World Market in the clearance section.
Jackson Morgan's whipped orange cream is the perfect drink for Halloween. I made the bottles spooky with 3D bat stickers. I used a plain chocolate cake and added this "Boo" cake topper from Swoozies. I love the way it turned out and it was easy! I found these spooky eyeball gum balls from Home Goods which worked perfect in my apothecary jar. This skull decanter was a great addition and also very practical. What is a Halloween party without candy? I stored candy in this Coton Color's bowl with the pumpkin attachment.
Stay tuned for my spooky orange cocktail recipe and more Halloween fun.
You can shop this look with the links below.
Happy Labor Day from our family to yours. We hope you have a fun and safe holiday,
This is the last week to purchase the Jackson Morgan flag shirts. After Labor Day, we are retiring the style until next year. Grab yours while you can!
Even though fall is around the corner, we still have a few more weeks of warm weather. This spiked ice cream sundae recipe is perfect for end of summer parties. It would be fun to have a sundae bar with different toppings!
· 2 Oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Salted Caramel
· Vanilla Ice Cream
· Whipped Cream, for garnish
· Spinkles, for garnish
· Cherries, for garnish
For this easy recipe, put two scoops of vanilla ice cream in a bowl. Pour Jackson Morgan in salted caramel over the ice cream.
Top with your favorite sundae toppings. We used whipped cream, sprinkles, and topped with a cherry. Cheers!
Can y'all believe the 4th of July is next week? We have a fun and easy cocktail for your 4th of July activities. This refreshing cocktail combines the flavors of orange cream and coconut.
· 3 Oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Whipped Orange Cream
· Splash (or two) of Coconut Water
In a low ball glass, add Jackson Morgan whipped orange over ice. Then add a splash or two of coconut water. Enjoy!
Last fall we released new sizes in our bottles. How fun are our new mini bottles? Perfect for rough travel days.
Next time you find yourself on a flight, trying mixing Jackson Morgan (mini bottle size) with coffee.
Although it is still technically winter, this weekend temperatures were in the 70's in Tennessee, which means it is time to add a few touches of spring to my bar area. Jackson Morgan's newest flavor, banana pudding is the perfect spring drink and looks lovely on any bar.
Below are a few of my favorite items to refresh your bar area for spring, I LOVE the pineapple decanter and adorable Easter pillow. A boxwood wreath is always a favorite, new artwork can freshen up any space, and paper straws are an inexpensive way to change decor with the seasons. The navy bar from Serena and Lily is part bar cart and part party bucket which will transition well for summer entertaining.
What is your favorite decor items to freshen up your home with the seasons?
Happy Valentine's Day!
We hope your days is full of love and perhaps a cocktail (or two).