holiday

4th of July Party

Can y’all believe 4th of July is next week? After Memorial Day, it feels like we blink and it is time for tailgates and back to school. Summer is going by too quickly! To celebrate the 4th, I threw a party with an Americana theme.

Color Scheme

For this party, I wanted a casual red, white, and navy color scheme. My mom gifted us this antique tobacco basket from a popular antique store in my hometown, Fayetteville, Tennessee. This basket is the perfect spot to hang a festive flag garland for summer parties.

Menu

In the summer, I tend to drift towards simple meals when hosting. I called my friends at Martin’s Bbq, one of my beloved spots for bbq in Nashville, for catering. Martin's tasty ribs, potato salad, slaw, baked beans, and cornbread cakes were the main items I served for this gathering. I added watermelon on a popsicle stick, fruit, and sweet tea. I used a small star cookie cutter to cut the honeydew melon to keep with the star theme. I served a boozy strawberry banana icebox cake (recipe coming soon) for dessert along with a few assorted cookies and popsicles.

Tablescape

For the table, I incorporated a navy star table throw (linked below). Galvanized chargers paired with striped dinner plates and flag appetizer plates, coordinated with the red flatware perfectly. Mason jars seemed like the ideal drinkware choice, especially with a red stripe paper straw. I found a matching navy star napkin to complete the tablescape. I served the food in galvanized and red enamelware dishes, which are shatterproof and excellent for easy summer hosting. White hydrangeas are my go to flower arrangement year round, for this party, I added burlap flags.

Stay tuned for more recipes from this festive party.

Please sip responsibly. You can shop this post below. All images Melissa Haithcock for Jackson Morgan Southern Cream.

New Year's Eve Bar Cart

Happy New Year’s Eve!

We shared our New Year’s Eve party last week, today we are sharing details about our bar cart from the party. A bar cart makes it easy to have a cocktail station and leave more room on the table for food. I used my bar cart for dessert too. I served this fabulous cake by Copper Whisk Cakes, chocolate truffles, and gold leafed macaroons.

I incorporated the black and white theme from the party to the bar cart with the striped runner and streamers. Typesetter designed this adorable champagne print. Instead of paper napkins, I love to use linen cocktail napkins to help elevate a party such as my monogram ones from Lettermade. Behind the bar cart I used streamers and the balloon garland to create a photo booth backdrop when I rolled the bar cart out of the way.

Our salted caramel cream was the perfect drink to serve especially when garnished with chocolate truffles.

Photos Christy Wilson Photography, you can shop the post below.

New Year's Eve Party

New Year’s Eve is next week, how are you planning on celebrating? I always love to plan a dinner party with our closet friends and family. I ask everyone to dress in their best cocktail attire like this Camilyn Beth dress and enjoy one last meal together before ringing in the New Year.

Decor

With the black, white, and gold balloon garland from Vroom Vroom Ballon being over the top, we did not need much decor other than a stripe runner down the table. Monogrammed black napkins adored each plate along with a gold party cracker. I brought out my white, gold, and black china and used matching serving dishes along with my Nora Fleming favorites to keep the table simple. How cute is the champagne bottle mini?

Menu

New Years as the last hurrah for the holiday season. To celebrate, we always have indulgent foods such as filet mignon, truffle Mac and cheese, cheese boards, baked brie, and rich cocktails. Copper Whisk Cakes made this fabulous tiered cake that matched the balloon garland. Our salted caramel cream is my favorite Jackson Morgan flavor to serving during NYE. I poured into fancy coupe glasses and added a chocolate truffle garnish, so simple but looks decadent.

Activities

The party crackers are my favorite party trick, each one has a conversation starter in it. During dinner you take turns opening each one. After dinner, I moved the ballon garland to where the bar cart is to create a Photo Booth area for guests to take pictures. I normally bring out board games and turn on the ball drop in New York while everyone enjoys cocktails.

Stay tuned for more details from our New Year’s Eve party. You can shop this post below.

All Images Christy Wilson Photography.

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours. Enjoy a spiked hot chocolate and time with family.

Cheers!

Egg Nog Cocktail

We spiced up everyone’s favorite holiday cocktail, egg nog by adding our brown sugar and cinnamon cream to it. This cocktail was suggested by a customer and we could not love it more. It is easy to make too!

Egg Nog Cocktail

Ingredients:

6 oz Egg Nog

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

Directions:

To make this festive cocktail, add Jackson Morgan in Brown Sugar and Cinnamon and egg nog into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well combined and strain over fresh ice.

Cheers!

All Photos Christy Wilson Photography

Travel Tumbler 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 one of our logo travel tumblers in your choice of red or white from our company store.

Stop by our Instagram or Facebook at 4pm to see details on how to enter. Winner will be announced on Friday (12/21/18).

Friday Favorites

Image via Patricia’s Palace

Image via Patricia’s Palace

ONE// Patricia’s Palace Christmas Party. The cutest Christmas party that included our mini bottles as party favors paired with a monogramed coffee mug.

TWO// Country Living’s Christmas Cocktails. So many festive cocktails for Christmas parties.

THREE// Jackson Morgan Plaid Throw Blanket. One of our newest arrivals to our company store, this throw blanket is great for Christmas gifts.

FOUR// Gimme Some Oven’s White Peppermint Hot Chocolate. This hot chocolate spiked with our peppermint mocha cream would be tasty.

FIVE// Pizzazzerie’s DIY Gingerbread House Tutorial. These are the prettiest gingerbread house and easy to make.

New Company Store Items

We added several fun items to our company store. Our company store sells merchandise such as t-shirts, coffee mugs, etc that have Jackson Morgan’s logo on it. The new arrivals would make great Christmas or Valentine’s Day gifts.

My personal favorites are the fleece pullover and ornaments. I plan on attaching the ornaments to gifts this Christmas as a gift topper. Check out our company store for these new arrivals and old favorites.

ONE// Ornaments in White, Green, and Red

TWO// Bar Tool Set

THREE// Travel Coffee Mug in Red or White

FOUR// Gray Check Sherpa Blanket

FIVE// Coffee Mugs in Red and White

SIX // Checked Fringe Blankets in Tan or Red

SEVEN// Fleece Pullover in Pink and Tan

EIGHT// Wooden Cheese Boards

Christmas Brunch Menu

Did you catch our Christmas brunch and bar cart posts from last week? Today we are sharing all the details about the menu we served for our Christmas brunch. I love to cook and bake, but during the holidays, I prefer to delegate. This year I went to a few of my favorite brunch spots and ordered a catering order for my brunch party. I plated on pretty serving dishes from Juliska and it instantly looked elevated.

Menu

Bagels and Cream Cheese from Proper Bagel

Brioche and Croissants from Brightside Bakery

Assorted Biscuits from Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

Fruit

Donuts


Friday Favorites

Image via PMQ for Two

Image via PMQ for Two

ONE// PMQ for Two’s Whiskey Peppermint Mocha Frozen Hot Chocolate. Doesn’t this frozen cocktail sound delicious? It is made with our peppermint mocha cream.

TWO// New Jackson Morgan Company Store Items. We have new Jackson Morgan promotional items available for purchase on our website, just in time for Christmas.

THREE// 1912 Pike Peppermint Mocha Cocktail. This cocktail would be delicious spiked with our peppermint mocha cream.

FOUR// Camilyn Beth’s Holiday Shop. Pretty dresses for holiday occasions.

FIVE// Sugar and Charm’s Holiday Dessert Bar. This dessert bar is fun for holiday parties, just add a few bottles of Jackson Morgan.

Christmas Brunch Bar Cart

Did you catch our Christmas brunch from earlier this week? To keep the spirits going, we are sharing our bar cart from the brunch Christmas party.

I had the food on the table as a buffet style and needed an area for guests to make their drinks for the party. On the bar cart, I had a hot chocolate station complete with festive toppings. I used a red hot water kettle to keep the hot chocolate warm and easy for serving. A three tiered tray kept all the garnishes organized. I used our red coffee mugs and mini Santa coffee mugs for displaying the extra toppings.

Jackson Morgan peppermint mocha was on the bottom of the bar cart for a spiked hot chocolate option. I like to give my guests the opportunity to make their own cocktails and customize with unique garnishes. Another great reason for using a bar cart is you can roll it next to the tree for drink refills when opening presents.

Christmas Hot Chocolate Toppings

  • Mini Marshmallows

  • Mini Gingerbread Houses

  • Peppermint Bark

  • Peppermint Spoons

  • Peppermint Cookies

All images Christy Wilson Photography, you can shop this post below.

Lettermade and Juliska Giveaway

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

Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for a fun giveaway with these festive napkins from Lettermade and two Juliska old fashioned glasses. These are the perfect items for a Christmas cocktail party, just add a bottle of Jackson Morgan peppermint mocha.

Cheers!

Christmas Brunch

This year for Christmas, I wanted to host something different than your typical Christmas dinner. I opted for a Christmas brunch where I asked everyone to come in cozy pajamas and slippers to sip on spiked coffee and enjoy breakfast treats. Since the holiday season is always busy, a brunch time slot was perfect for everyone’s schedules.

Decor

I wanted to use my coveted green chairs from Society Social. I tied mini wreaths to the back of the chairs with gold ribbon. The greenery centerpiece with battery operated candles and lights made the party festive and since it is faux, I can use year after year. You could also recreate with real greenery. I like to keep things simple during the holiday season with decor since it is easy to go overboard.

Menu

Since it was a causal event in pajamas, a formal sit down with placemats did not seem right. A buffet style set up with bagels accompanied by cream cheese, donuts, Brightside Bakery treats, assortment of biscuits, and fruit was perfect for this party. We had a bar cart full of Jackson Morgan Southern Cream and garnishes for spiked hot chocolate or coffee.

Color Scheme

I kept to traditional red, green, and gold colors. I added in navy with the rug and Society Social bow back chairs. The touch of navy freshened up the normal Christmas color schemes. Since the table and food was colorful, I used only white serving pieces from the Berry and Thread collection by Juliska.

Stay tuned for more details from our Christmas brunch party. You can shop this post below.

All Images Christy Wilson Photography.

Have A Coffee on Us

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

Check out our instagram and facebook pages today for a giveaway involving coffee and treats.

Cheers!

Cyber Monday

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Happy Cyber Monday!

Use code “CYBERMONDAY18” for 20% off Jackson Morgan’s company store today until midnight central time. It is the perfect time to stock up on hostess and Christmas gifts. We love the idea of a coffee mug paired with mini bottles and hot chocolate mix.

A few of our favorites are the red coffee mug, tailgate bag, tote bag, and a classic t-shirt.

Happy shopping!

Friday Favorites

Image via PMQ for Two

Image via PMQ for Two

ONE// PMQ for Two’s Upcycled Holiday Bar Cabinet. How fun and colorful is this DIY bar cabinet? Our peppermint mocha is a holiday treat.

TWO// Birdies Slippers. The perfect hostess gift, pretty slippers that look like luxe flats to wear during parties.

THREE// Williams-Sonoma Hot Chocolate Mix. Our peppermint mocha cream pairs well with this tasty hot chocolate mix.

FOUR// Delish’s 30+ Best Winter Cocktails. We will take one of each of these cocktails, please.

FIVE// Sugar and Cloth’s Holiday Table Decor and Gift Guide. This is an easy table to recreate this holiday season.

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!

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? 

Friday Favorites

ONE// Draper Jame's Christmas Pajamas. Wouldn't these pajamas be fun to wear for Christmas morning? 

TWO// Coton Color's Ornaments. We love the idea of gifting an ornament for a hostess gift especially when it is as cute as these.

THREE// Blahnik Baker's Peppermint Mocha Cocktail. This cozy cocktail is on our list to make for Christmas. 

FOUR// Pizzazzerie's Deck the Palms Brunch. We love the idea of a pink and green Christmas brunch. 

FIVE// Southern Fatty's Peppermint Mocha Mousse. How decadent does this dessert look?