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Holiday Cocktail Party Appetizers | Easy entertaining tips, holiday party ideas and holiday decor ideas from @cydconverse

How to Host a Simple + Chic Holiday Cocktail Party

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, things are about to get decidedly merry around these parts! Tis the season for entertaining and I, for one, could not be happier to host family and friends as often as possible over the next several weeks. Today I’ve teamed up with¬†34 Degrees to share a few easy tips and inspiring ideas for hosting a simple yet super chic holiday cocktail party. I think this is truly the easiest way to entertain over the holidays and oftentimes the most fun, too! You won’t have to spend hours prepping, cooking and then cleaning the kitchen and with a stash of 34 Degrees crisps at the ready, you can serve up tasty gourmet bites in a flash. Plate them alongside a selection of delicious cocktails, crank your favorite holiday playlist and you’ve got a hip holiday party waiting to happen.

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How to Make an Epic New Year's Day Bloody Mary Bar | Entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

A New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Bar

This post was sponsored by Dr. Oetker Virtuoso Pizza. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! In our town going out for Bloody Marys is a longstanding New Year’s Day tradition to the point where some folks skip New Year’s Eve festivities entirely in order to better partake in the Bloody …

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Glad to Give Holiday Party from @cydconverse

Glad to Give Holiday Party

This post was sponsored by The Glad Products Company. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! Over the last few years, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about ways to give back as a family during the holidays, but this year we really wanted to take it up a notch. I’m …

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Valentine's Day Invitations by Lavender & Honey Designs

A Valentine’s Day Girl’s Night

I make no secret of the fact that I love putting a non-romantic spin on Valentine’s Day. Remember how in elementary school Valentine’s Day was all about passing out little notes and candy to your friends? Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. After sharing my take on a girlfriend-friendly Valentine’s Day with pretty DIY mini bouquets last …

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A Rustic Farm Dinner with Friends

A Rustic Farm Dinner with Friends

You guys know by now that I love a good dinner party. Those gatherings of friends, good food and plenty of laughter that are really just about celebrating the every day. That’s what this gorgeous dinner party is all about. Shared by Veronica Lola, this rustic dinner party was a Friendsgiving celebration that Veronica and …

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A Beautiful and Rustic Friendsgiving Dinner

Celebrating Friendsgiving

You guys should know by now that I’m big fan of the growing Friendsgiving trend. A couple of years ago I shared my own Friendsgiving dinner and last year it was this Friendsgiving spread that had us all feeling inspired to show our friends a little love. Well this year we’re keeping the tradition rolling with this …

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