Adult Easter Basket

Easter baskets are not just for children. In my family, we still give each other Easter baskets from the “Easter Bunny” even though we are grown. Our dogs usually get a treat too. On the bar cart from our Easter brunch party, I included a basket of my favorite things and Easter candy for guests to enjoy. I love the idea of dropping a basket full of Easter surprises on a neighbor’s doorstep too. Here are the items we included in our basket, you can personalize and add anything from a cocktail shaker to decorated cookies depending on the recipient's tastes. I linked a few of my favorite fancy Easter candies below.

Adult Easter Basket

Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in banana pudding

Assorted Easter Candy (chocolate bunny, jelly beans, etc.)

Sparkling Soda

Magazines

Ruthie and Oliver Letterpress Card

Cheers!

Please sip responsibly. All images Christy Wilson Photography. You can shop this post below. Special thanks to Ruthie and Oliver Letterpress for partnering with us on this party.

Valentine's Day Gift Idea

Happy Valentine’s Day! After becoming a member of Certified Celebrator’s Sprinkle Sister program, I have been thinking about ways to intentionally love on other people. Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to put together gifts for your loved ones. This gift basket could be dropped off at friend, coworker, neighbor, or family member’s house to spread love on Valentine’s Day. I went with a spiked hot chocolate themed gift basket, but you can make this your own with other themes.

Valentine’s Day Gift

Supplies:

Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in peppermint mocha

Gift Basket

Paper Shreds

Paper Coffee Cups

Red Jackson Morgan Southern Cream Stone Coffee Mug, Available here

Peppermint Sticks

Marshmallows

Treat Bags

Hot Chocolate Packets

Festive Cocktail Napkins

Gift Tag

Ribbon


Directions:

Gather your supplies and place paper shreds in the bottom of the basket or bin. I love these pre assembled gift baskets linked below to keep things simple. Add in your items, I tied a Dixie Design’s gift tag to the Jackson Morgan bottle with pom-pom ribbon I found at a local craft store.

I used treat bags for marshmallows and tied with a pretty ribbon. The paper coffee mugs from Natalie Chang were adorable in the basket. I also loved the Breathless Paper “Totally Unnecessary Cocktail” napkins. After you place everything in the basket, drop off on someone’s doorstep for a fun surprise.

If you are looking to gift something on a smaller scale, the paper coffee mugs filled with paper shreds and a mini Jackson Morgan bottle also makes a thoughtful gift.

Cheers! 

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

Drunken Donuts

You have have noticed a new collaboration around our social media pages. Jackson Morgan is thrilled to be included on Drunken Donuts Nashville’s menu. Drunken Donuts combines two of our favorite things, donuts and booze. These tasty boozy donuts are available in seasonal flavors that change regularly. You can only get these in the Nashville area for now.

I included the Jackson Morgan Southern Cream peppermint mocha and salted caramel chocolate pretzel donuts in our Valentine’s Day brunch. You could easily gift these donuts with a clear treat bag, fun ribbon, and a cute gift tag. It would be such a great Valentine’s Day gift for girlfriends or coworkers. I always love to top a paper straw with one of these donuts as a drink garnish for iced coffee cocktails too. The options are endless.

To learn more about Drunken Donuts, check out their website here. Next time you are in the Nashville area, grab a box!

All images Christy Wilson Photography.

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.

Merry Christmas

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

Cheers!

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

Predators Hockey Tickets 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 two lower bowl tickets to the Predators hockey game on 12/29 against the New York Rangers.

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

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


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.

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.

Happy Thanksgiving

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From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you enjoy time with family and a cocktail or two to celebrate the holiday.

Cheers!

Pumpkin Staub Giveaway!

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

One of my favorite pieces for fall entertaining is my white pumpkin Staub Cocotte, it is perfect for soups, Thanksgiving sides, and more. As an added bonus, it looks pretty when serving. I keep it on my stove during the fall season.

Check out our instagram and facebook pages this afternoon to learn how you can win a 3 1/2 quart white Staub pumpkin cocotte. Winner will be announced next Tuesday (11/27).

We hope y’all are enjoying these giveaways as much as we have been!

Cheers!

Friendsgiving Bar Cart

Earlier this month, we shared our Friendsgiving party. What is a party without cocktails? It is no secret that I love a bar cart. I have used mine as a pie bar, biscuit bar, hot chocolate station, and even a place to store party favors.

For our Friendsgiving bar, I wanted to have a station for guests to make their own cocktails. I made sure to include different types of liquor along with our fall flavors of Jackson Morgan Southern Cream. I added a few fall staples such as cinnamon sticks and winter liquor favorites. Since this was a tasting party, the main cocktails were on the table on the tasting papers and the bar cart stored extra for anyone that wanted something different to sip on.

I kept the dripping dried moss and glass pumpkins from our Halloween party and used it on the bottom of the cart with liquor and pumpkins, since the holiday season goes by quickly I try to purchase decor that will work with several holidays. To tie in the table theme, I included napkins that coordinated with the table runner. A battery operated candle inside of a large glass pumpkin completed the cart.

Cheers!

Christy Wilson Photography

Predators Hockey Tickets 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 two lower bowl tickets to the Predators hockey game on 11/25 against the Anaheim Ducks.

Stop by our Instagram or Facebook at 4pm to see details on how to enter. Winner will be announced next Tuesday (11/20/18).

Happy Mother's Day

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Happy Mother's Day!

A bottle of Jackson Morgan and flowers are the perfect gift. 

Cheers! 

Happy New Year!

New Years

Happy New Year from our family to yours. We cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store for the Jackson Morgan team. 

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? 

Christmas Dessert Bar

Yesterday, I shared our Christmas dinner table. Today I am sharing something way more fun than dinner, our dessert bar. I love to display desserts on a table so everyone can see what is coming after dinner. 

I had different styled cake stands to hold the desserts. These fun plates from Pottery Barn were the perfect dessert size. I used my favorite Hester and Cook's Santa placemats as a runner. 

For sweets, I had pumpkin cheesecake, spiked peppermint mocha cake made by Heaven Layers of Sin, bourbon pecan pie, and gingerbread cookies. 

The gals at Nora Fleming sent over this cute message board for the holidays. I used it to countdown until Christmas. I cannot wait to use it to display a dinner menu or a drink recipe. 

What are you eating for dessert for Christmas? 

Christmas Table

Christmas will be here in a few days. I always try to find stillness amid this crazy time of year and around the dinner table is the best time to be still and enjoy family. I always look forward to Christmas dinner when everyone is together. 

For our table this year, I wanted something traditional. This plaid table throw and napkins from Pottery Barn made the table. Sur la Table made these fun napkin rings that went with the plaid well. I used my trusty gold chargers and flatware that I adore. 

Sasha Nicholas designs these gorgeous monogramed plates and champagne bucket, which I used as a vase for my poinsettia. No dinner party would be complete without my Nora Fleming pieces. The holiday minis are so fun and matched my red Le Creuset pieces perfectly. 

Abigail T penned our ornaments with everyone's names for a party favor and she created the red place cards. The ornaments hung on mini lighted trees. Hester and Cook made these adorable Santa placemats that are paper so you can throw them away after the party for easy clean up. To keep things simple, I only added red taper and mercury candles for the table. 

In my family, we prefer prime rib to turkey for Thanksgiving. So I served our traditional menu, prime rib, butternut squash, creamed spinach and kale, green beans, Brussel sprouts, and fingerling potatoes. Jackson Morgan peppermint mocha is the perfect cocktail to serve for Christmas dinner especially with a red striped paper straw. 

You can shop this post below. Stayed tuned tomorrow for details on my dessert bar.