spring brunch

Spring Bar Cart

Spring is in the air we could not be happier. The bar cart from our spring brunch party was the perfect way to get us in the mood for a new season. My favorite way to use a bar cart is for drinks and favors. I served Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in whipped orange cream and used the 375 mL bottle as party favors, more details about the favors can be found on this blog post. There is something about citrus flavored drinks that screams spring.

When decorating a bar cart, I like to incorporate the same color scheme from the tablescape. The classic blue and white color combination paired with pops of orange was a personal favorite theme for me. I used extra oranges from our orange tree, check out the DIY here, in a pretty bowl for guests to use to garnish their drinks. I found these vintage orange glasses at a local antique store in my hometown.

This adorable bar sign from Ruthie and Oliver letterpress said “Orange you Delightful” and was lovely in addition to the fun print by Inslee. Do not be afraid to layer art and go bold with a large art print, it makes such a statement. I pulled up one of my well-loved Society Social bow back chairs and paired with a coordinating pillow. When hosting a party, I like to shop my home first and see if I already own any pieces that would be an excellent accessory for my table or bar cart. You can shop this post below.

Cheers!

Special thanks to Society Social, Nora Fleming, Ruthie and Oliver Letterpress for partnering with us on this party. Please sip responsibility. All images Christy Wilson Designs.

Boozy Orange Cream Slush

Growing up, we always would grab a slushy, milkshake, or fun drink before watching my brother play baseball. When spring comes around, a slushy or milkshake still sounds like a good idea. For our Spring brunch party, I wanted an adult version of everyone’s favorite orange ice cream slush.

Boozy Orange Cream Slushy

Ingredients:

3 oz Orange Juice, Freeze Overnight

1-2 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream

1 1/2 oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Whipped Orange

Whipped Cream, optional garnish

Directions:

In a shallow freezer-safe dish, freeze orange juice overnight. Once the orange juice is frozen, use a fork to break up the frozen orange juice. Place 3 ounces of the frozen OJ into a glass. Next, top with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream. Then top with Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in whipped orange. Be sure to combine in this order or your drink will curdle. Garnish with whipped cream. Enjoy immediately.

Cheers!


Please sip responsibly. All images Christy Wilson Photography

Spring Brunch Party Favors

Party favors are an easy way to make any party feel more elevated. Jackson Morgan Southern Cream has a line of 375 mL bottles that are available in most markets. These bottles are larger than our mini bottles, but not quite as big as our standard 750 mL size. For our Spring brunch, these bottles in whipped orange were perfect for gifting as party favors.

I always keep gift tags on hand and love Dixie Design’s expansive collection. They also have invitations wrapping paper, stickers, and other stationary needs that match. The blue and white crest gift tags I used can be found here. I also linked a few of my favorites below. During the holidays, I usually stock up when stationery companies have sales. You may remember the red and pink gift tags I used for our Valentine’s Day soirée.

For the party favors for the Spring brunch party, I just tied orange paper straws to our Jackson Morgan Southern Cream 375 mL bottle with a gift tag. I used white pom pom wired ribbon, but you could use any ribbon you own. These party favors could not be easier to put together.

What are your go-to party favors to gift?

Christy Wilson Photography. You can shop this post below.


Spring Brunch

I love Sunday brunches, there is something wonderful about having loved ones around the table after a relaxing Sunday morning or church service. Jackson Morgan Southern Cream’s whipped orange cream is my favorite flavor to serve when the temperatures start to warm up for Spring.

Color Scheme

With Spring around the corner, I love the classic combination of blue and white with pops of orange. It is a refreshing color scheme after what feels like an extended winter. I had a sweet neighbor growing up that started my chinoiserie collection with a ginger jar she used as a vase for flowers. Since then, I have grown my blue and white collection. I love anytime I get to incorporate my treasured pieces into a tablescape.

Menu

For the menu, I served southern staples. We had fried chicken, mixed green salad, garlic green beans, cheese tray, potato salad, deviled eggs, and rolls. For dessert, orange chocolate cookies and a boozy creamsicle cake (recipe coming to The Sip soon). I incorporated oranges whenever I could to keep with the citrus party theme. I included orange marmalade on the cheese tray, orange slices on the salad, and Jackson Morgan whipped orange cream in the boozy cake. You could easily pick up these food items from the grocery store and serve in your own dishes for easy entertaining.

Table

Why wait for a fancy occasion to use your nice entertaining pieces? I love to pull out my nice linens and plates for everyday occasions. I used South of Libbie navy monogrammed linen napkins and fancy blue patterned plates. A simple striped runner was used down the center of the table, I had a mix of serving dishes from Juliska, Nora Fleming, and William-Sonoma. The orange tree was such an easy centerpiece (the DIY coming soon to The Sip). For the place settings, I pinned watercolor place cards from Ruthie and Oliver Letterpress to mini oranges. I like to keep place cards with my family member’s names on hand for last minute entertaining. It is a nice touch that rarely goes unnoticed.

Special thanks to South of Libbie, Nora Fleming, Society Social, Juliska, and Ruthie and Oliver Letterpress for partnering with us on this party.

You can shop this post below. All images Christy Wilson Photography.