Holiday Special: Season’s Cocktail Campaign

Studies in the past have demonstrated rising trends in cocktail consumption as a result of audiences’ growing preference for “authenticity”. So, to all party-hosts-to-be (Hint, hint: T-2 days until Thanksgiving!) – in addition to that scrumptious feast, those gorgeous party decor and exciting activities you’ve got hidden up your sleeves – if you are looking to really blitz up the spirit of the occasion, look no further! Here, we’ve brought in sample cocktail beverages that we think perfectly embodies the fall season flavor. From the homey aroma of pumpkin to the spicy tang of cinnamon, from autumn maple to freshly harvested fruit, we simply cannot wait to fine dine and cocktail the night away!

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Additional vodka and Kahlúa (coffee-flavored liqueur) makes a delicious 21+ version of everyone’s favorite pumpkin spice latte.

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Spice up your next chocolatini (think chocolate + martini) with a bit of cinnamon rim sugar!

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Add a fun twist on s’mores adventures!

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While typical Manhattan cocktails already uses syrup, this warm, vanilla-infused Spiced Maple Manhattan has a subtle bite that makes it stand out from the rest!

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A handful of pomegranate seeds and a few sprigs of rosemary to garnish this lovely cocktail does well to complete the aesthetic, but not without a bit of fizz and sparkle!

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This one’s for the summer nostalgic! Fresh blackberries smashed in with a bit of sweet garnish mix sublimely well with a blend of bourbon and ginger beer.

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A refreshing bubbly that could be served for brunch or dinner!

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Here’s a classic gingery Moscow Mule with a splash of apple cider and cranberries to make for the perfect fall feast!

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Perhaps a cool sip of this spiced pear and gin cocktail is just what your guests need!

Here’s to a fantastic evening with family and friends!

If you’re ever looking for pretty paper invitations to preface your party, be sure to check out our gallery of work on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter! Our clients inspire us daily with their design ideas; we’d love nothing more than to discuss what you might have in mind as well!

Trend Alert: Champagne Cocktails

The custom cocktail isn’t a new trend, but it is continuing to gain popularity! Last year, the moscow mule was the drink of wedding season! Now, we’re seeing couples get really personal with a completely custom drink, filled with their favorite flavors. A new twist that we recommend is a champagne cocktail. Champagne cocktails will certainly wow your guests and they’re so refreshing for spring! Go ahead – pop that bubbly!

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This Champagne Mule is a new twist on last year’s hottest cocktail!

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Our jaws literally dropped at the sight of this fruit filled champagne bucket!

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PLEASE consider these Blackberry Lavender Champagne cocktails for your big day – yum!

Have you selected your custom cocktail? We’d love to hear all about it! Share with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

Apple Cider Celebrations

It’s officially fall, and we’re so excited! Our favorite autumn beverage, besides Pumpkin Spice Lattes, is apple cider. With every sip, you’ll feel like you’re driving though New England and watching the leaves turn orange. It’s heaven! If you’re planning a fall wedding, you’ll definitely want to include this traditional beverage. From apple cider cocktails to donuts, your guests will love this super sweet treat!

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Welcome and warm guests with an apple cider bar!

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Follow the link for this apple cider sangria recipe! Yum!

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If you haven’t tried apple cider donuts, you NEED to!

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Create a cute display with lots of apples!

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Fun favor alert: we love these tins of cider mix!

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For the autumn-loving bride, apple cider margaritas are the perfect custom cocktail!

We’re certainly craving some apple cider right now! We hope you’re feeling inspired too! What’s your favorite custom cocktail for fall? Share with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter

Confessions of a Customer: Jessica & John

There are so many different options when considering your wedding paper, it’s hard for a couple to make that decision without the help of an expert. We pride ourselves in personalizing each couple’s experience to help them find the collection that is uniquely special to them. We especially love when we are able to design a custom logo as a cohesive element to appear in all of the couple’s wedding paper!

Jessica and John celebrated their wedding at the Mandarin Oriental in DC. Jessica shares, “Working with the ladies at the Dandelion Patch was a great experience!  Before my first appointment, I was completely clueless about the different types of printing styles, paper, and designs.  The Patchettes guided me through the options and we ended up with a customized letterpress suite.  We ended up using the logo designed for our invitations on our menu and thank you cards.  The ladies at The Dandelion Patch were very patient throughout the proofing process and they made realistic estimates on price and timing, which my husband and I greatly appreciated!”

We enjoyed working with Jessica and John and their talented vendor team, including wedding planner Laura Ritchie, of Grit and Grace. Thanks to K. Thompson Photography for capturing the couple’s special day so beautifully!

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