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Posts from: December 2014

A Colorful + Festive New Year’s Eve Party

We’re ushering in the New Year with a look back at this colorful and festive New Year’s Eve party that Mindy Kaisner of Modern Mindy planned last year for a group of girlfriends. Mindy is an interior designer turned event planner, and with this party she was all about bringing the sparkle with a fun at-home party that’s …

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Homemade Chocolate Truffles

Before we get carried away with New Year’s resolutions and all that clean-eating we know is coming right around the corner, let’s make chocolate truffles, ok? Cool. Shared by the sweet Lauren of Lauren Werkheiser Photography, these delicious little things are insanely easy to make, which makes them perfect for whipping up for a New …

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An Easy New Year’s Cocktail Station

This post was sponsored by Seagram’s Escapes. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep on keepin’ on! Hi, friends! I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas for those of you who celebrate and an awesome weekend in general for those of you who do not. I’m going to be continuing …

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A Festive Last Minute Gift Wrapping Party

This post was sponsored by Kendall-Jackson. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep on keepin’ on! Last week I hosted an impromptu gift wrapping party and invited a couple of my best friends to spend an afternoon with me wrapping gifts, sipping wine and stuffing ourselves with Christmas cookies. …

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Delicious + Easy Holiday Dinner Appetizers

This post was sponsored by Georges Duboeuf. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep on keepin’ on! Some of you may remember that last year we hosted nearly thirty people for Christmas dinner. While we’re not going all out in quite that fashion this year, we are hosting family …

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The Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

I can’t believe it, but today we’re wrapping up The Gift Guide for this year, and we’re talking about stocking stuffers! Currently these retailers all still have shipping options available to get you your goodies in time for Christmas. That said, most of these are also available locally if you want to snag them in …

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The Ultimate Christmas Cookie Gift Basket

This post was sponsored by Lindt. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep the party rockin’! Friends, today is a good day, because we’re talking about three of my favorite things: baking, chocolate and Christmas gifts. Hooray! One of my favorite gifts to give during the holiday season is …

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A Classic Tom and Jerry Recipe

In our area here in Upstate New York there is nothing that marks the start of the holiday season more than the emergence of the famed Tom and Jerry bowl! If you have no idea what that means, I’m about to fill you in. If you’re already familiar with the classic Tom and Jerry, you’re probably already squealing with joy. Because that’s what happens as we stomp off our snowy boots and make our way inside to sip that first Tom and Jerry of the season. While my favorite version is served up at The Crystal, you will find them in bars and restaurants all over the region. They are only served from Thanksgiving through New Year’s day and then they’re gone for another year. I think that’s absolutely part of their magic, because they conjure up the joy and cheer of the season.

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