Warm Apple Cider Recipe for this Crisp Fall Weather!!!

I love a glass of warm apple cider on a crisp fall evening! Below is a great slow-cooker recipe for you to simmer in your home (your house will smell amazing while this is cooking) or to pack up and take to a football tailgate!

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Slow Cooker Hot Spiced Apple Cider (from Kitchen Treaty: http://www.kitchentreaty.com/slow-cooker-hot-spiced-apple-cider/)

With just four ingredients – okay, five if you spike it with your favorite rum – this Crock Pot hot spiced apple cider couldn’t be any easier to make. It’s the perfect excuse to get out there and rake the leaves.

Yield: 8 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts (64 ounces or 8 cups) apple cider
  • Six 3-inch cinnamon sticks, plus more for serving if desired
  • 1 medium orange
  • 2 tablespoons whole cloves
  • Rum of your choice (optional)
  • Additional cinnamon sticks for serving.

Directions:

  1. Pour apple cider into a 2.5-quart or larger Crock Pot or other slow cooker. Add cinnamon sticks to cider.
  2. With a toothpick, poke holes all around the orange, about 1/2 inch to 1 inch apart. Carefully poke the cloves into the toothpick holes in the orange.
  3. Place orange into the cider in the slow cooker.
  4. Cook on low for about 4 hours. Ladle into mugs along with an ounce or so of rum if using. Place a cinnamon stick in each glass. Serve.

AMAZING Wooden Cake Toppers—add that Southern Flair to your cake!!!

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These are the most creative and chic cake toppers ever!  The wood grain element adds a bit of southern flair like no other!!!

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I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this pic—a Marquee Initial that really lights up!  This will definitely add a wow factor to your next party but still has a classy touch.

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And I love the cursive Mr. and Mrs.  Grain and Co. is my new favorite “go to” for cake toppers!  Check out their website- they have such cute wood elements that are must for a party!!!

http://grainandco.com.au/

Bourbon & Cigars Themed 40th Birthday Party

With a bourbon tasting and cigar bar, this birthday party was a wonderful way to celebrate a gentleman turning 40!  With the birthday boy’s love of great bourbon, cigars and golf – we were able to execute details such as the wheat grass arrangements adorned with golf balls, tasting glasses tied with twine and decorative tags, and an adorable sign from Etsy that read “Eat, Drink & Smoke Cigars”.  To keep with the masculine feel of the party, we included rustic elements that added texture and depth to the cake table – a vintage fan and books, wooden boxes, and amber glassware.

 

 


The countdown to Halloween begins! Free printables for your fall party!!!

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TomKat Studios has the most adorable and free Halloween printables to make your celebration extra special!

From the treat cone for the kiddos to the striped paper and tags for the soda bottles, you are bound to be the hostess with the mostess with these templates.

Instructions and more ideas are located at http://www.thetomkatstudio.com/halloweenfavorideashgtv/
 

 

Gorgeous Backdrops can COMPLETE a Party!

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I came across this fabulous backdrop by Style Me Gorgeous and couldn’t help but fall in LOVE!  I am always trying to figure out what to do with the white space behind a dessert table!  This is so unique and adds an element of detail unlike any other.

 

Head over to Style Me Gorgeous’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stylemegorgeousdesign for more backdrop design ideas!!!!