17 of Your Favorite Posts from 2017

Jan 2

Coconut Pineapple Rum Slush Recipe | Cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Happy 2018, friends! As I’ve done for several years in a row now, I’m easing into January today with a little look back at some of your favorite posts from the year before we jump into the New Year. I usually like to start January a bit slower, spending more time with Baby E, reading a good book or two, and taking time to reflect, make plans and dream up ideas for the year ahead. In so many ways 2017 was truly a banner year, which I’ll ruminate on more later, so I loved taking a look back and digging very unscientifically into the archives to come up with the best of 2017. It’s hard to believe but The Sweetest Occasion turns TEN YEARS OLD in 2018 so I have every intention of making this year the very best one yet in terms of the content we’re producing, the ways I’m connecting with you and in general just trying to take things to the next level this year. I have no clue what that means just yet, but I’ll be working on it! In the meantime, here are 17 of your favorite posts from the last year. Enjoy!

1. Coconut pineapple rum slush [above]

Modern Playroom Tour | Home renovation ideas, entertaining tips, cocktail recipes, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

2. Emerson’s modern playroom tour

4th of July Desserts | Dessert recipes, holiday crafts, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

3. Sprinkle dipped red, white and blue ice cream cones

The Ultimate Caprese Salad Board | Entertaining ideas, party appetizers, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

4. The ultimate caprese salad board

The Sweetest Occasion | Entertaining tips, party ideas, easy party recipes, cocktail recipes and more from @cydconverse

5. The very real reason I don’t share photos of myself online

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe | Cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

6. Tequila sunrise mimosas

Our Backyard Makeover + Patio Reveal | Home renovation ideas, entertaining tips, cocktail recipes, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

7. Our backyard makeover and new patio reveal

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers | Entertaining ideas, party appetizers, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

8. Blackberry cucumber caprese skewers

Easter Candy Bark | Dessert recipes, holiday crafts, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

9. Easter candy bark

Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshakes | Dessert recipes, holiday crafts, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

10. Boozy Irish coffee milkshakes

My Aldi Favorites Shopping Guide | Entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

11. My Aldi favorites shopping guide

A Summery Rosé Spritzer Recipe | Cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

12. A summery rosé spritzer

Strawberry Poke Cake | Dessert recipes, holiday crafts, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

13. Strawberry poke cake with berries and cream

9 Seriously Scrumptious Soup Toppings | Entertaining ideas, party appetizers, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

14. 9 seriously scrumptious soup toppings

A Summer Neighborhood Block Party | Entertaining ideas, party appetizers, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

15. A summer neighborhood lawn party

Sugar Cookie White Russians | Dessert recipes, holiday crafts, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

16. Sugar cookie White Russians

Mini Chicken Parm on a Stick | Entertaining ideas, party appetizers, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

17. My top 10 tips for easy last minute entertaining

[Art direction + styling by Cyd Converse | Photos by Alice G. Patterson.]