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Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Chocolate Bark

Admittedly, making chocolate bark is becoming a bit of a thing around here. It started with Halloween candy bark, then Christmas bark in a bunch of varieties, Easter candy bark and here we are today with conversation heart chocolate bark just in time for Valentine’s Day! If you need a last minute treat for your kids to bring along to school or you want to whip up something sweet for your co-workers, this is the ticket! Here’s the thing though – chocolate bark is so easy to make. Seriously! If you can boil water, you can make bark. The key is to melt the chocolate over a double boiler. I don’t have an “official” double boiler so I use a stock pot with water and then a heat-safe glass mixing bowl sitting on top of the stock pot and it works great. (Check out my “Behind the Blog” Instagram Stories highlights to see what I mean!) I made my bark with dark chocolate with a white chocolate swirl, but you can really use any chocolate you like. Other than that it’s just conversation hearts and pink heart sprinkles, which also aren’t strictly necessary if you can’t find any. Personally I just love bark, because people find it to be such a novelty and it’s easy enough that if you don’t prefer to bake or you have kids you want to have help you with sprinkling the toppings, you’re good to go. Give it a try!

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Gingerberry Sparkler | Winter cocktails, champagne cocktails, entertaining ideas, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Gingerberry Sparkler

This super pretty gingerberry sparkler is a cocktail that I made over the holidays and shared over on Inspired By This. I had fully intended to share the post then, but if you recall that was right about the time that I came down with the first wave of the death plague that decided to hang around for nearly a month and it just never happened. That said, this cocktail would make the perfect bubbly concoction for sipping while you’re watching the Oscar’s this weekend!

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Printable Valentines from @cydconverse

Strawberries and Cream White Hot Chocolate + Printables

This post was sponsored by Lindt. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! Last year around Valentine’s Day, I teamed up with my friends at Lindt to bring you some super cute printables inspired by my undying love for my favorite Lindt LINDOR milk chocolate truffles. (Can’t stop, won’t stop, guys. The love affair is …

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DIY Mini Paint Can Glitter Vases by @cydconverse

DIY Mini Paint Can Glitter Vases

This post was sponsored by Valspar. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep on keepin’ on! Friends, I am so excited about today, because this post marks the start of an incredibly exciting collaboration with Valspar where I’ll be working with them to bring you loads of color …

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Valentine's Day Dinner Party from @cydconverse

A Glam Galentine’s Day Dinner Party

I was so excited to see this gorgeous Valentine’s Day dinner party from Nicole D Photography hit my inbox, because it’s a whole lot of things I love. Drawing inspiration from the now ubiquitous Park & Rec Galentine’s Day party episode, Nicole went totally glam and girly when pulling this celebration together. It’s all about your best friends, …

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Valentine's Day Invitations from @cydconverse

Valentine’s Day Favorites

I went digging through the archives over my morning coffee a little earlier, wanting to take a look at just what has gone down around here in terms of Valentine’s Day posts. I’m just now starting to think about Valentine’s Day, because while it’s super fun to craft and plan posts for, I just can’t …

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