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Toast & Twirl Mini Workshop - Fall Edition

It seems like Fall is about done and everyone is moving quick towards Christmas. I was happy to host our Fall mini workshop at the McAdams Luxury apartments.

The always fun Palace Party joined in the party and brought the mini workshop to life with some Spooky & Halloween cocktails.

Ladies started off the afternoon with a catered meal from Dimassi's. The crowd favorite was the grilled chicken - so good! The fresh spicy hummus paired perfectly with the freshly baked in house pita bread.

After our bellies were full, we moved onto a Fall wreath making class. This was self guided and focused on your personal inspiration. The wonderful thing about these wreaths were the branches to be able to weave different designs into it. It made it so much easier than having to hot glue every piece.

From gourds, to glitter leaves to burlap to bows - the ladies were able to design their perfect front door wreath. Can you believe that most of the supplies were less than $1?! Most items can be found at your local dollar store or catch Hobby Lobby/Michaels during a 50% off sale spurt.

Check out how beautiful these creations are...some simple, some intricate, each unique and beautiful in their own way!

Next the ladies moved to drink mixology with some of my favorite party people, Palace Party! They created two cocktails a Pumpkin Spice cocktail and "Blood & Guts".

We had to start the class with a shot of a smoking Banana Daquiri - it was sooo good and I'm really not a big banana fan. I am a hardcore fan of this drink!

Sammy walked us through how to build each cocktail and it the measurements make a difference.

I just couldn't seem to get mine like the professional (shocking right..ha!) but we definitely tried our best. It also didn't stop us from TOASTing and cheers-ing.

Here is the recipe for the delicious "Blood & Guts" cocktail:

Blood & Guts: 3-5 blackberries muddled 2 oz. Vodka 3/4 oz. lemon juice 1/4 oz. ginger syrup 1/4 oz. orgeat syrup Drizzle black currant liquor for color Garnish with dehydrated line wheel and blackberry Build in highball glass. Fill glass with crushed ice after muddling then add other ingredients.

I love hosting workshops even the mini ones through out the year. It is such a great time being able to connect and enjoy all those who attend. I hope to see you at the next one! I've got some GREAT ideas and themes coming to you.

Save the images below to your Pinterest for next time you need Fall/Halloween seasonal inspiration. Hope to see you over there too!

Photos captured by Shawna Jones Photography


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