thirsty thursday: spooktacular cocktails

You know that there’s a holiday coming up when I plan a post around themed cocktails! In true Alicia fashion, these festive adult beverages are geared towards toasting Halloween weekend {!!}, in the best way possible – with ‘spirits’, of course. Here are a few of my favorite cocktail and drink ideas for celebrating; may you find in-“spooky”-ration in some, or all, of them!

Cheers! 

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The Black Velvet {image & recipe c/o Real Simple}

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Witch’s Brew {recipe & image c/o Food Network}

Witch's Brew

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The Jack o’ Lantern {recipe & image c/o cocktails.about.com}

Hennessy Cognac Jack-O-Lantern Cocktail - Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

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Swamp Sips {image & recipe c/o Martha Stewart}

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The Green Goblin {image & recipe c/o food.com}

Green Goblin

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The Boo Beverage {image & recipe c/o food.com}

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Spider’s Kiss {image & recipe c/o The Cocktail Project}

Midori® Spider's Kiss | The Cocktail Project

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4th of July – how to celebrate!

Another holiday means another round up of ideas, trips & tricks for all of those who might be hosting {or co-hosting} a party! While we won’t be hosting this year, I spent some time perusing the web to make life a bit easier for y’all : )

As always, feel free to leave suggestions/tips/ways to not go crazy in the comments!

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Food & Drink

4th of July Recipes {via Food Network}

4th of July Food {via Southern Living}

Healthy 4th of July Recipe & Menu Ideas {via Eating Well}

Throw a Kid-Friendly 4th of July Party {via She Knows}

4th of July Drinks {via Food & Wine}

Red, White & Booze: Awesome Drinks to Sip on {via Cosmopolitan}

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Decor

4th of July Party Decorations {via Good Housekeeping}

Easy 4th of July Decorations {via Better Homes & Gardens}

Simply Chic 4th of July Decorating Ideas {via HGTV}

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Games & Activities

10 Outdoor Games to Try at Your BBQ {via Huffington Post}

4th of July Ideas for Kids {via Disney Family}

Drinking Games for the 4th of July {via Drinking in America}

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Happy planning, y’all!

lately: the new year

Even with a husband feeling slightly under the weather for this New Year’s Eve, we still managed to have a wonderful time! An extensive cocktail supply, bubbly champagne and delicious bites were on the evening’s agenda; it made for the perfect celebration. Hope you enjoyed your celebration, also! 

-Alicia xoxo 

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