24 Apr

Mad Men cocktail party ideas | Cocktail by Please and Thank You | Photo by Joielala | 100 Layer Cake

Bottoms up, cakies! Joielala, The Hostess Haven, and Please & Thank You are back again with another Mad Men-inspired beverage for you to sip while watching this week’s episode. Because whether you’re hosting a viewing party or curling up on the couch in your jammies, we fully support having a vintage cocktail in hand. This week, it’s the Brandy Alexander. We can totes imagine Betty or Megan whipping one of these up along with a tray of deviled eggs or a pot of fondue. But on the off chance that you’re not a Mad Men watcher, it would make a yummy signature cocktail at your wedding too!

Mad Men cocktail party ideas | Cocktail by Please and Thank You | Photo by Joielala | 100 Layer Cake

Brandy Alexander:
- cognac
- crème de cacao
- cream
- grated nutmeg

Mad Men cocktail party ideas | Cocktail by Please and Thank You | Photo by Joielala | 100 Layer Cake

Mad Men cocktail party ideas | Cocktail by Please and Thank You | Photo by Joielala | 100 Layer Cake

Mad Men cocktail party ideas | Cocktail by Please and Thank You | Photo by Joielala | 100 Layer Cake

Mad Men cocktail party ideas | Cocktail by Please and Thank You | Photo by Joielala | 100 Layer Cake

Cheers!

P.S. Make sure to check out these Mai Tai and Old Fashioned recipes too.

Photographer: Joielala / Styling: The Hostess Haven / Location: Private Residence of Jora Vess / Food: The Vetted Table / Cocktails: Please & Thank You / Wardrobe: Butch Wax Vintage

 
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23 Apr

By the time you read this Scott, Liam and I will be jet setting off to Jamaica to enjoy our first big family adventure! Yeah, we’re pretty excited… We’ll be staying at  Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels, Goldeneye, and Round Hill Hotel & Villa. We’re really looking forward to gazing at the bright blue water, sipping on fruity cocktails, splashing around with our son, and learning more about the Jamaican culture. Oh, and, breaking away for a little me-time at the spa. But before I head off, I wanted to share a few of my favorite items that I’ve packed for our trip. If you’re a fellow mom, you can also click on over to 100 Layer Cakelet to see what I’m packing for our little guy.

Jamaica honeymoon style picks | 100 Layer Cake

1. Lolli Tada one-piece swimsuit / 2. Tortoise sunglasses / 3. Straw hat / 4 . Shell necklace / 5. Zara palm trousers / 6. Forever 21 triangle bikini top / 7. Coclico sandals / 8. Tapestry striped dress 

We’re trying out Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s Just Married Pass, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Honeymooners, definitely check it out!

Off we go! You can follow our adventures on Instagram at @jilly100lc and @100_layercake .

 
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23 Apr

We love us a destination wedding. Because why wait until the honeymoon to start your tropical beach vacay? Panama City Beach, Florida is an awesome spot for a destination wedding. It’s beautiful, fun, and—perhaps most importantly—stress-free for the bride, groom, and all your guests. It’s really only a hop, skip, and a jump away if you live in the States. And no matter where you’re traveling from, you can easily fly straight to this beachy destination with its brand new airport.

Panama City beach weddings

There are also dozens of venues and spots to say ‘I do’ in Panama City Beach. You can get married right on the sand on a secluded stretch of beach, or recite your vows on a grand lawn adorned with oak trees and gazebos. Elegant indoor ballrooms more your style? They’ve got that too. Venues in the area are notoriously easy to work with, and they’ll even help you plan your whole shindig from start to finish.

Here’s a little tour of the kind of panoramic views and epic sunsets you’re gonna experience for yourself…

We could go on and on, but let’s let the numbers do the talking. How does this sound:
- 27 miles of beach
- 320 days of sunshine annually
- 2 state parks
- nearly 100 public beach access points
- high temperature averages by season: spring, 74; summer, 91; fall 80; winter 64

Start your planning at www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/weddings/ where you’ll find lists of wedding venues, vendors, and ideas. You can also check out this video review from a real life couple who experienced Panama City Beach for themselves. We know you’re gonna love it!

Photos: Visit Panama City Beach

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