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20 Fresh DIY Ideas to Make Your Backyard Party Shine

[DIY + photo by Almost Makes Perfect.] Knowing that many of us are probably planning or attending backyard parties this weekend, I’ve rounded up 20 fresh DIY ideas perfect for barbecues and patio parties over at Momtastic! From this awesome patterned picnic blanket to pretty candles and backyard games, I’ve got every aspect of your …

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Celebrating Summer with Project Sunlight

This post was sponsored by Unilever and Project Sunlight. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep the party rockin’! I became an aunt for the first time at seventeen years old. Several years and many nieces and nephews later, I can say without hesitation that I’m crazy about kids. …

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A Summer Picnic with Martha Stewart

I have to admit that I’ve always held picnics up on some sort of nostalgic, romanticized pedestal, pretty much my whole life. One of my favorite picnics to date was adventuring off into the back field behind my friend’s house for a girls-only picnic one summer afternoon following the third grade. Her grandmother had helped …

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An End of Summer S’mores Party

I discovered new-to-me blog The Merrythought a couple of months ago and since then have been loving literally everything that Caitlin, Manda and Marla share. Which neatly sums up why I’m thrilled to be sharing their recent end of summer s’mores party with you. It’s the perfect celebration of the end of summer, a bittersweet farewell …

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A Summery Ladies Night

This post was sponsored by Skinny Cow. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep on keepin’ on! Remember last week when we talked about hosting a party for your best ladies? Well, recently I put that inspiration to work! This summer Skinny Cow is challenging me to take on three missions, all …

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Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 40

Knock on wood, it seems we’re finally going to get a reprieve from the unusually persistant rainy weather we’ve had lately. I can’t wait to soak up all the sunshine! Which, of course, has me loving any number of bright and summery things. From neon keychains to the perfect shade of nail polish (Essie’s The …

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