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Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween!

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

Cheers!

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 

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.

Happy Halloween!

Jackson Morgan Halloween

Happy Halloween!

We hope your day is full of treats and cocktails. 

Cheers! 

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Halloween Cookie Parfait

Spiked Cookie Parfait

For my Halloween porch party, I served these fun spiked cookies and cream parfaits. They were a crowd favorite and very easy to make. 

Ingredients:

·   1 Package of Oreos 

·   1 Cup Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Salted Caramel 

·   1 Box Vanilla Instant Pudding

·   1 Cup Milk

·   Whipped Cream

Directions:

1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together Jackson Morgan Salted Caramel, pudding mix, and milk until thickened.

2. Place oreos in a zip lock bag. Using a rolling pin or mallet, crush the oreos until crumbled. 

3. Next assemble your parfaits. Alternative layering pudding, oreos, and whipped cream until your glass is full. Garnish with whipped cream. 

Cheers!