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Lavender Hot Chocolate Cocoa. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you are looking for a luxurious non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy during a winter weekend with your girlfriends, check out this lavender hot cocoa recipe. Ingredients — Four (4) cups of Whole Milk (I actually prefer vanilla soy milk because it’s a little easier on the stomach and a little bit sweeter) 1/3 cup of […]

Lavender Hot Cocoa for a Winter Afternoon with the Ladies

White Cosmopolitan. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Our entire team loves a good cosmo, so this winter white twist gives this classic drink a seasonal look and feel — Ingredients for the Beverage — Two (2) ounces of Vodka One (1) ounce of White Cranberry Juice ¾ ounces of Cointreau Triple Sec One (1) ounce of Fresh Lime Juice Ingredients for the […]

Winter White Cosmopolitan Cocktail


If you intend to order your liquor, beer, and/or wine separate from the caterer, check out this post I wrote a couple of years ago with a Beverage Planning Guide.  You can download the beverage planning guide and use it to determine the amount of beverages you need to order for your wedding reception.  Cheers! Love & […]

Throwback Thursday Post. A Planning Guide for Ordering Your Wedding Reception Beverages

Fresh Watermelon Margarita. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Looking for a fun drink to serve at your 4th of July Barbecue?  You can’t go wrong with watermelon — It’s the fruit of summer. So, check out this recipe for a Fresh Watermelon Margarita! Ingredients — ½ Cup of White Sugar ½ Cup of Water 3 Strips of Orange Zest 2 Cups of Watermelon […]

Fresh Watermelon Margarita Recipe for Your 4th of July Barbecue

Basil Lemonade. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Summer is finally here, and no drink screams summer more than a glass of lemonade. Yes! This lemonade recipe became a “fan favorite” for me and my girlfriends because the fresh basil adds a refreshing twist to an otherwise “super sweet” beverage. It works perfectly for an afternoon lunch on your deck. Ingredients – 12 Cups […]

Sunny Basil Lemonade for a Light Summer Lunch

Sangria Recipe. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Last week, we had the honor of having our “Newlywed Dinner Party” featured on the MunaLuchi Lifestyle Sunday series.  One of the food items featured in that styled shoot was one of my favorite recipes, kiwi and white wine sangria. Ingredients – 1 Bottle (750 ml) of Chardonnay 2 Cups of Club Soda ⅓ Cup […]

Refreshing Kiwi and White Wine Sangria

Brunch. Howerton+Wooten Events.

To me, Sunday brunch is the most perfect meal — It’s filled with Belgian waffles and maple syrup, crisp bacon (my 2nd favorite), long and engaging conversations (my first favorite), and of course, great music. As much as I love enjoying a yummy brunch with friends on a rooftop restaurant, I have come to appreciate Sunday […]

A Soulful Playlist for a Lazy Sunday Brunch

Dreamsicle Mimosa Smoothie. Howerton+Wooten Events

Summer is my favorite season, and mimosas are definitely one of our favorite beverages!  So, we created a recipe that embraces both loves, and it is on Style Me Pretty Living today! This recipe is perfect for an outdoor or rooftop bridal shower. Here’s the best part — It tastes just like one of those […]

Our Mimosa Smoothie Recipe is on Style Me Pretty Living Today!

Butler-Passed Wine and Champagne at a Cocktail Reception. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Have you ever been to a wedding and the line to the bar moves at a snail’s pace?  If that has happened to you, it typically meant that there were not enough bartenders working at the wedding reception. So, how do you know if your caterer hired enough bartenders for your wedding reception?  The rule […]

How Many Bartenders Do I Need at My Wedding Reception