Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Spice Cocktail

Pumpkin spice is a crowd favorite in the fall. For our Friendsgiving tasting party, we served this pumpkin cocktail made with our brown sugar and cinnamon cream. This easy cocktail combines pumpkin spice with brown sugar for a indulgent drink.

Pumpkin Spice Cocktail

Ingredients:

1 ounce Vodka

3 ounces Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

2 ounces Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Brown Sugar and Cinnamon

Cinnamon Stick for Garnish

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, pumpkin spice coffee creamer, and Jackson Morgan in brown sugar and cinnamon. Strain and pour over fresh ice in a glass. Top with a cinnamon stick and enjoy.

All images Christy Wilson Photography 

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.

Happy Thanksgiving

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From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving. 

We hope you have a wonderful holiday. 

Cheers! 

Thanksgiving Cocktail

It is the week of Thanksgiving, time for cocktails! I love this easy cocktail recipe for fall gatherings. A Jackson Morgan bottle can double as a hostess gift too. 

Thanksgiving Cocktail

Ingredients:

2 parts Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in brown sugar and cinnamon 

1 part Vodka 

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Pour over fresh ice. Cheers! 

 

Friday Favorites

ONE// Pizzazzerie's Thanksgiving Table. How fun is this tablescape? I love the mini frames as place cards. 

TWO// William-Sonoma's Thanksgiving Plates. These "thankful" plates would be perfect for any fall gathering. 

THREE// Add a Pinch's Pecan Bars. This dessert looks delicious and would be a great addition to any Thanksgiving menu. 

FOUR// Draper Jame's New Holiday Collection. Anyone else already thinking about holiday parties? There are so many festive outfits to pick from. 

FIVE// Paper Source's Thanksgiving Photo Props. Wouldn't these be so fun for Thanksgiving? I love the pilgrim hat. 

Have a great weekend! 

Thanksgiving Menu

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I always love to hear what people serve for Thanksgiving. Here is our traditional menu that my mom has served for many years. Can y'all believe Thanksgiving is only a week away? 

Thanksgiving Menu

  • Turkey 
  • Gravy 
  • Cornbread Stuffing 
  • Green Beans 
  • Mac and Cheese 
  • Spiced Pineapple 
  • Mashed Potatoes 
  • Brussel Sprouts 
  • Glazed Carrots 
  • Sweet Potato Rolls 

Thanksgiving Dessert & To Go Station

For my Thanksgiving table, I did not have enough room for desserts on the table so I made a dessert and to go station on a sideboard nearby. We had pumpkin cheesecake and Brightside Bakery treats. 

Since Thanksgiving is notorious for leftovers, I included the cutest "thankful for leftovers" bags and pie boxes for leftovers. I made the pie leftover boxes into a party favor by tying a mini Jackson Morgan bottle to the top. I scored these pie boxes in the Target dollar bin, but linked a similar option below. 

You can shop this post with the images below. Do you have a dessert table or area for Thanksgiving? 

Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, I feel like every year it sneaks up on me. This year I decided to use a non traditional color scheme and I could not be more thrilled by the way it turned out. The combination of blush, gold, and white is beautiful and matched our Jackson Morgan brown sugar bottles perfectly. These stunning blush coupe glasses from Anthropologie inspired the color scheme. 

Tips for Designing your Thanksgiving Table

  • Pick one statement color and then use neutrals for everything else. 
  • Add personal touches such as monogramed linens. I found these on Etsy and they come in several different colors. 
  • Be careful of the height of your floral arrangements and candles to make sure guests can see over it. 
  • When designing your table, think about the serving dishes you plan to use and make sure you have enough room on your table. This pink Le Creuset dutch oven is one of my favorites and made the stuffing a little more exciting on the table.  
  • Make your table interactive, I found these fun party crackers that have conversation starters inside once opened. 
  • Make a dessert and cocktail station separate from your table to allow more room for the main course. 
  • Don't be afraid to borrow items from friends or family, my mom has the most amazing collection of white serving pieces that I always borrow for big events. 

You can shop my entire table with the images below. Do you have your Thanksgiving table planned out yet? 

Friday Favorites

ONE// Foxes Love Lemon's Brown Sugar & Cinnamon White Russian. This cocktail made with Jackson Morgan brown sugar would be such a treat to enjoy this weekend. 

TWO// Coton Color's Thanksgiving Shop. So many pretty plates and platters for all of your Thanksgiving entertaining needs. 

THREE// Beau Coup's Thanksgiving Bar Cart.  The gals at Beau Coup break down styling a Thanksgiving bar cart. 

FOUR// Ashley Brooke Design's Tailgate. Ashley put together a fun dinner party tailgate, check out her blog to create your own. 

FIVE// Popsugar's Thanksgiving Planner. This free printable will keep you on track for Thanksgiving dinner. 

Thanksgiving Milk Punch

For all of your Thanksgiving festivities this year, Jackson Morgan's Thanksgiving milk punch is the perfect cocktail. This cocktail is not only easy to make, but also a crowd pleaser. 

Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Bread Pudding 

1 1/2 Ounces Tennessee Whiskey 

Pinch of Cinnamon

Whipped Cream for Garnish (Optional) 

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, mix Jackson Morgan Southern Cream and Tennessee whiskey. Shake well, then pour over fresh ice. Add a pinch of cinnamon and garnish with whipped cream (optional). 

Cheers! 

Thanksgiving Pie Bar Cart

I love a bar cart loaded with cocktails, but I really love a pie bar cart! For my Friendsgiving party I used my bart cart to serve all of our tasty desserts. I also had my guest's party favors on the cart.

We had pumpkin and pecan pie (spiked with Jackson Morgan as always). For my full Friendsgiving party, check out the original post here. 

Cheers! 

Morgan  

Tips for Hosting Friendsgiving

Sources: Navy Printed Plates | Gold FlatwareBar Cart | Blue Lace Dress | Blue Patterned Dress 

I recently hosted Friendsgiving for a few of my closest friends. Friendsgiving is the perfect time to show your friends how thankful you are for your friendship. Also, I love Friendsgiving because it is not as serious as traditional Thanksgiving with family. We had all of the classic Thanksgiving dishes, spiked with Jackson Morgan of course (recipes coming soon). I even made the turkey by myself! 

Tips for Hosting Friendsgiving

  • Have appetizers ready just in case the food is not ready when your guests arrive. 
  • Festival cocktails are a must, we mixed Jackson Morgan's brown sugar and cinnamon with cinnamon whiskey then served the cocktail in fancy coupe glasses. 
  • Don't be afraid to use a non traditional color palate for your event. I used navy and orange and loved the way it looked. 
  • Bar carts are not just for cocktails, I used mine as a pie bar for this event. 

Cheers! 

Morgan