Kingston Plantation Resort

Kingston Plantation Resort Wedding Destination

South Hampton Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, S.C.Kingston Plantation Resort is one of the most popular wedding destination in Myrtle Beach for family and friends to gather all in one place.

The Resort’s endless banquet rooms and amenities in the Embassy and Hilton are perfect for any size wedding, bachelorette party or wedding shower.  The resort is a one-stop wedding venue. Visit Kingston Plantation Resort Wedding Planning for information.

Oceanfront South Hampton 1109 Condo Rental

If you’re looking for a place to stay for your wedding or guests, South Hampton 1109 is right next door to the Embassy. The building’s location is convenient for gathering of family and friends.   

kingston plantation South Hampton 1109 OceanfrontThe South Hampton is centrally located oceanfront in a gated resort with 24/7 roaming security with two oceanfront pools. The resort offers a state of the art fitness and spa complex for massages, manicures or any pampering you are in need of. Great for the wedding party!

1109 is an oceanfront two bedroom en suite condo with stunning and romantic ocean.  Watch the colorful sunrise with a coffee on your own private balcony and end your day with stunning moonrise views.  We go that extra mile to ensure our guests have the most relaxing stay after a long business day.  Both bedrooms have their own thermostat and bathrooms.  The master bedroom sleeps 4 with a king bed and standard convert-a-sofa with  beautiful oceanfront views and a private balcony. The second bedroom has two queen beds with ocean, coastline and lake views and their own private balcony.

South Hampton 1109 Rental Information

For more information, amenities and rental rates visit VRBO.  Book soon for summer in season options.  During your stay check out dining and bar options inside and outside resort.  The Kingston Plantation Resort is truly, without a doubt, a one stop wedding destination. While family and friends are in Myrtle Beach for the big day, see what the surrounding areas offer.

 

Pudding Shots

Pudding Shots – Wedding Showers – Bachelorette Parties

Pudding shots are always a hit at any party. I serve my Pudding Shots in 2 oz plastic shot cup with a lid. I make my pudding shots one to two days before so I don’t have to mix them the day of the party. You want to enjoy the party so the less work you make for yourself as everyone is have a great time, the more you can have fun. You can use these recipes for pudding shots for your wedding shower or bachelorette parties or any occasion. All the pudding shots are made with instant pudding. They last about 3 months in the freezer. I serve my pudding shots with taster or sample spoons, they are about 4″ in length, that you can purchase on the Internet, local party stores or GFS, see picture below. Only use instant pudding in shot recipes. 

Butterscotch Shots

4 ozButterscotch  instant pudding
1 c.Milk
3 oz. Butterscotch Liqueur
3 oz. Carmel Vodka or Plain
8 oz. Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

White Chocolate Pudding Shots

4 ozWhite Chocolate  instant pudding
1 c.Milk
3 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
3 oz. Kahlua
8 oz. Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

Raspberry Cheesecake

4 ozCheese Cake instant pudding
3/4 c.Milk
1/2 c. Vodka or raspberry vodka
1/2 c. Raspberry Schnapps
8 oz. Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

Mudslide Pudding Shots

4 oz. pkg Chocolate flavor instant pudding mix
1 cup cold milk
3 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur
3 oz. Kahlua
1 cup thawed Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

White Russian

4 oz. pkg Vanilla instant pudding mix
3/4 cup cold milk
1/4 c. Vodka
1/2 c. Irish Cream
8 oz.Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

Chocolate Pudding Shots

4 oz. pkg Chocolate flavor instant pudding mix
3/4 cup cold milk
1/4 c. Vodka
1/2 c. Irish Cream
8 oz.Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

Pistachio

3/4 c Malibu Coconut Rum
1/4 c. crushed pineapple
1 c. cold milk
1 sm.(4-serving) package instant pistachio pudding mix
8 oz. Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

Black Forest

1/8 c black cherry vodka
1c Irish cream (like Baileys)
1 c cold milk
1 sm.(4-serving) package instant vanilla pudding mix
8 oz. Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

Tropical Pudding Shots #1

4 oz.Milk
1 sm.(4-serving) package instant vanilla pudding mix
3 oz. Coconut rum
1 oz. Lime juice
1/2 c. Canned crushed pineapple packed in juice, not drained
8 oz. Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

Tropical Pudding Shots #2

4oz. Instant vanilla pudding mix
3/4 c. Milk
1 sm. Can of crushed pineapples drained
3/4 c. Pineapple rum
8 oz. Cool Whip
Maraschino cherries, halved
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze

Banana Tropical

1 lg. Banana Instant Pudding
11/2 c. Milk
1/2 c.Blue Maui Hawaiian Schnapps
3/4 c. Coconut Rum
8oz Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

Chocolate Covered Banana Shots

1 Small Instant Chocolate Pudding
1/2 c. Milk
1c. Banana Liqueur or Schnapps
8 oz. Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

Cherry Cheesecake

4 oz. Cheese Cake Instant pudding
3/4 c.Milk
3/4 c. Cherry Schnapps
8 oz. Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

Tiramisu Pudding Shots 

1 Small Instant Vanilla Pudding
1 c. Whipping Cream (or milk)
1/2 c. Amaretto
1/4 c. Kahlua
4 oz.Cool Whip
ground cinnamon
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze

Cupcake Pudding Shots

1 Small Instant Vanilla Pudding
¾ cup milk, cold
1/2 cup Pinnacle Cake Vodka
1/3 cup Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
8oz Cool Whip
1 tablespoon nonpareil sprinkles
Chocolate cordial or toasting cups  Buy online or a local party or candy store.
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid or cordial cups, freeze. Top with sprinkles before serving so the sprinkles don’t bleed into pudding.

Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shots

1 Small Pumpkin Pudding
1/2 c. Milk
1/2 c. Spiced Rum (Captain Morgan) or 1/2 C Carmel Vodka (I used the Vodka)
1/2 C. Spiced Pumpkin Liqueur or 1/2 C Butterscotch Liqueur ( I used the Butterscotch) 8 oz. Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze

Chocolate Cherry Pudding Shots

1 Small Instant Chocolate Pudding
1/2 c. Milk
3/4 c. Cherry Vodka
1/4C. Amaretto
8 oz. Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and & beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze

Chunky Monkey

1 Small Instant Banana Pudding
1 cup Cold Milk
1/4 c. Orange Vodka
3/4 c. Banana Liqueur
8 oz. Cool Whip
1/4 c. Crushed Walnuts
1 Hershey Bar or Mini Chips
Add milk to pudding and beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients and fold in the chocolate and walnuts.  Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

Chocolate Covered Banana

1 Small Instant Chocolate Pudding
3/4 c. cup Cold Milk
1/4 c. Vodka
1/2 c. Banana Liqueur
8 oz. Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients and pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

Orange Creamsicle

1 Small Instant Vanilla Pudding
1 cup Cold Milk
1/2 c. Orange Vodka
1/8 c. Frangelico
8 oz. Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients and pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

Oatmeal Cookie

1 Small Instant White Chocolate Pudding
3/4 cup cold milk
3/4 c. Vodka
1/4 c. Hot Damn
1/4 c. Butterscotch Schnapps
8 oz. Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients and pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

Buttery Nipple Pudding Shots

1 Small Butterscotch pudding
13/4 Cup Cold Milk
1oz. Vodka
1 oz. Kahlua
2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur
2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
8 oz. Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients and pour into shot cups with lid, freeze.

Banana Pudding Shots

1 Small Banana Pudding
3/4 c. Milk
1/4 c. Vodka
1/2 C. Irish Cream
8 oz. Chocolate Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze

Raspberry Pudding Shots

1 Small Cheesecake Pudding
3/4 c. Milk
1/4 c. Raspberry Vodka
1/2 C. Raspberry Schnapps
8 oz. Cool Whip
Add milk to pudding and beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze

Lemon Pudding Shots

1 Small Lemon Pudding
3/4 c. Milk
1/4 c. Lemon Vodka
1/2 C. Lemon Schnapps
8 oz. Cool Whip Add milk to pudding and beat with electric mixer. Add all other ingredients then fold in Cool Whip. Pour into shot cups with lid, freeze    
Taster spoons available at local party or craft stores, GFS and online.

Wedding Planning Checklist

Wedding Planning Checklist For A Stress Free Day

A Wedding planning checklist helps make the wedding day go smooth.  If you are organized and have planned well, the big event will be a smash. Planning a wedding involves endless details, deadlines, family drama, and stress. Hopefully these tips will make your wedding day the perfect day you have always wanted.

Start A Wedding Folder / Journal: Collect pictures from magazines or online of dresses, cakes, new colors, center pieces, favors, gifts for wedding party or whatever you can find that inspires you. A great way to start your wedding planning.

What Is Your Budget: Biggest wedding planning tip! How much can you spend for the entire wedding?  Include the shower, favors, music, reception and everything you can think of. How much will you need to contribute and what you are getting from family?

Who Will Be In Your Wedding Party: Think of family, friends and don’t forget the ring barer and flower girl. Your wedding planning ideas don’t have to be traditional.  If you are the bride, you can have your best friend whether they are male or female.

How Many Guests:  Start a guest list from both sides of the family and friends. That will make an impact on your budget for your wedding planning.

Wedding Date and Venue: A big part of your wedding planning is to pick your wedding date and where do you want to have your wedding and reception. This will impact your budget the most. Work within your budget and be reasonable. Does your venue have booze or do you have to get that on your own.

Photographer, Music, Florist and Caterer: Ask friends and family for referrals.  Keep your budget in mind. Start booking!

Your Wedding Dress: Time to shop for your wedding dress. Make it you!  Do you like simple, lacey, white or ivory? Make sure it is in your budget and shop online if necessary. There are some great bargains out there.

Out of Town Guests:

If you’re having out of town guests, reserve a block of rooms and if you are giving them a welcome basket, start thinking of the gifts that will go in it. Check into transportation to and from the hotel, church and reception.

Wedding Favors and CenterpiecesWill you be giving favors at your reception? Start looking online for great ideas keeping your budget in mind. Some can be bought already made up or you can get family and friends together to make homemade ones. Centerpieces can be elaborate or very simple. Make sure you check on the height of the centerpieces so your guests and take to each other over them.

Wedding Invitations: Purchase your wedding invitations or you can make them. If making them from scratch, make sure you give yourself lots of time. Ask family and friends for their help. Send them out about 2 months before.

Bridesmaids Dresses: Start shopping for bridesmaids dresses and narrow some shops down. You can also search online for the best prices possible. Once you narrow down the look and color, include your wedding party for final decision.

Who Will Marry You: Book the officiant.  If you want a special person make sure you book them early. They can only do so many weddings in a day.

Honeymoon:

Start discussing where you want to go on your honeymoon. Will this be in your budget? If you are paying for your honeymoon, make sure you factor that into your budget.

Save-The-Date-Cards: Send these out 4-6 months before the wedding.

Cake: Start tasting wedding cakes. Ask family and friends for referrals. You can usually set up a time with the bakery for tasting or go to different bakeries and buy a piece of the cake. Share it with family and friends for their opinions.

Wedding Shower: Have your wedding shower 1-4 months before the wedding. If you are having out of town guests, check with them to see if they are coming in town and consider your shower date when they can be there. Or you may have two different showers, one where you live and one out of town.

Wedding Music:

Music is very important for your receptionChoose your music for the DJ or band. Keep in mind if you are having a mother/son dance, father/daughter dance or a bride groom first dance. Choose the music for the wedding and reception and if there are any songs that are special to you, make sure your DJ has them a head of time.  You don’t want surprises the day of the wedding.  Don’t assume he or she has certain songs.

Who Will Give The Toasts Or Speak At The Church: Make sure you give whoever is doing a reading or a toast plenty of notice so they can practice.

Place Cards: If you are having place seating cards you can find great ideas online. You can make them yourself or order them already made online.

Rings: Make sure you purchase your rings a head of time so they can be sized and ready to go on the wedding day.

Marriage License: Get your license a month or two before.

Wedding Planning Day Hair and Makeup:
Schedule your hair dresser a month or two before the wedding specially if one person is doing the whole wedding party. They will usually come to your house or you will have to go to their salon.

Vows: If you are writing your own vows think about what is important and what you really want to say to your soon-to-be husband or wife. Make it short and sweet.

Pictures: If you want certain pictures taken on your wedding day, get a list to the photographer.  It’s a good idea to assign a friend or family member to check on things like that so you don’t have to worry about it.  You will be busy enough.

Hopefully your wedding planning will go smooth with these suggestions.

Wedding Colors

Some Beautiful, Soft and Classic Wedding Colors

Wedding colors, some never go our of style and have been around for years.  Some colors are very trendy.  Black, White and Gold are classy, traditional and will go with any type of wedding.  The new wedding colors are incredibly chic, soft and romantic!  Choosing the right colors for your wedding day is a huge part of the style and theme.

Try to get a nice blend between the bridesmaids and groomsmen when incorporating the wedding colors. Bring the color palette into your flowers and bouquets as well. Small touches of your wedding colors can be brought into the decorations and tables. Don’t your colors on the cake too.

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Soft Grey, Pastel Pink Soft but yet makes a statement.

Champagne & Bordeaux Absolutely beautiful together.  Makes me want to have a drink!

Dusty Slate Blue, Beige Perfect blend of each color is striking.

Different Shades of Blue or Purple Can’t go wrong with any of these combinations.

Blush, Navy, Peacock & Gold The for of these wedding colors blend beautifully together.

Black, White & Gold Classy and sexy as always!

Navy, Bordeaux, Pink & Gold These 4 colors in the right amount can be stunning.

Red, Cream & Peach Would never paint my rooms with these 3 colors but for a wedding, their perfect.

Dusty Rose and Green Beautiful for outdoor weddings.

Dusty Blue and Deep Red Never thought to put these two together but they are beautiful..

Vintage Red and Peach These two colors don’t seem to go together at all, but they do.

Dark Blue and Mauve Always pretty together and makes a statement.

Champagne Gold and Wine Red Very elegant and so pretty.

wedding colorsHopefully these wedding colors and ideas can get you started planning your wedding.