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Host a Game Day Chili Cook-Off | Game Day party ideas from @cydconverse and @uber #DesignatedRider

Hosting a Game Day Chili Cook-Off

In our neighborhood we love getting together on game day for a good football party with food, a few drinks and a healthy dose of friendly rivalry, so last year for the big game we hosted a game day chili cook-off! We asked friends to show up with a crock of their best chili and passed out ballots so everyone could taste and vote on their favorites. This year I’ve teamed up with Uber to share some fun tips for hosting your own chili cook-off complete with really fun printable ballots designed by Erika Firm! Uber shares my passionate belief that it’s always better to be a #DesignatedRider over driving when you’re celebrating with friends, and I am an avid Uber user for that exact reason.

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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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Host a Ladies Night Dinner Party by @cydconverse

Host a Ladies Night Dinner Party

This post was sponsored by Skinnygirl® Cocktails. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! Back in March when I was in New York at the Skinnygirl® Cocktails Influencer Summit along with a bunch of other awesome ladies, we had the opportunity to take a really fun cooking class and enjoy lunch together …

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A Backyard Winter Skating Party from @cydconverse

A Backyard Winter Skating Party

Today we’re giving up on fighting winter and embracing all of her cold, snowy wonder by revisiting this real party feature from way back in 2010. This backyard ice skating party is one of the most popular parties I’ve ever featured! Created by event planner Kate of Beautiful Days, it’s all the things I love about winter. …

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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 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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