Party Ideas + Decor

10 Favorite No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

10 Favorite No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

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Truth be told, carving pumpkins every year is something I really look forward to doing. In fact, this past weekend we did just that. We poured big glasses of apple cider, cranked up the volume on Monster Mash and set about carving and hacking away at our pumpkins. (See evidence here on Instagram.) But more and more this year I’m finding myself drawn to really amazing no carve pumpkin ideas. Kind of like my black and white painted pumpkin from …

10 Black + White Halloween Ideas

10 Black + White Halloween Ideas

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It seems that across the board, this year is definitely the year of black and white for Halloween. I guess maybe we’re all a little tired of the traditional black and orange? (Not that I don’t love me some kitschy Halloween decor, because I do.) Personally I’m loving the whole black and white love affair because it somehow manages to feel spooky, chic, modern and graphic all at the same time. Because I seem to have Halloween on the brain …

A Graphic + Ghoulish Halloween

A Graphic + Ghoulish Halloween

I’m sure you guys know Maddy Hague of Confetti Pop, but if by chance you don’t, today is your lucky day! Maddy is a blogger and designer with an incredible eye for those little details that make a celebration one of a kind. She and her partner-in-crafting-crime Shauna are always dreaming up with the best DIY projects for parties and weddings. And today, Maddy is sharing her picks for Halloween entertaining essentials! Specifically, a graphic and ghoulish Halloween party in elegant …

A Summery Ladies Night

A Summery Ladies Night

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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 with the intention of helping inspire you to unplug, tap into your inner lady and define for yourself the ways you can introduce a little more you …

Summer Inspiration: Plan A Party for the Ladies

Summer Inspiration: Plan A Party for the Ladies

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This post was sponsored by Skinny Cow. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep on keepin’ on!

This summer I am thrilled to be teaming up with Skinny Cow for a pretty awesome campaign that I am so excited to share with you. What’s it all about? The ladies! Specifically, taking time for yourself, spending time with your girlfriends and challenging yourself to do more good for you in the midst of juggling the many …

Colorful Celebration Decor from Luna Bazaar

Colorful Celebration Decor from Luna Bazaar

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You guys know I’m no stranger to being infatuated with gorgeous party decorations! Which has a whole lot to do with my love for our long-time sponsor Luna Bazaar. They are seriously my go-to place for the most beautiful celebratory decor. If you’re planning a wedding or even just a backyard shindig, you’re going to want to pop …

Favorites: DIY Party Garlands

Favorites: DIY Party Garlands

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Last week we had a little chat about party hats. And how they’re pretty much the bee’s knees. As it turns out, I’m also a junkie for a good party garland or two. They’re simply the easiest way to add a punch of color and cheer to any celebration. Bonus! Most of them are really super easy to make, usually involving little more than some combination of paper, glue, twine, and fabric. Even beginning crafters can jump on the DIY …

Recently Pinning: Bright + Cheerful

Recently Pinning: Bright + Cheerful

Are you guys sick of hearing me complain about the weather yet? Because I’m getting sick of myself. I’m not usually one to bemoan Mother Nature, but seriously. It’s pushing mid-April and yesterday I was dodging snowflakes. Snowflakes, people. All of this to say, I probably shouldn’t be surprised that I’m pinning everything bright and cheerful I lay eyes on like it’s my job this week. Parties decked out in swags of colorful garland? Pinned! Clusters of rainbow hued balloons? …

Festive Decor from Party Supplies Now

Festive Decor from Party Supplies Now

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Can we talk about party decor for a minute? Obviously you know I love me some awesome party decorations. The more colorful and festive the better in my book! So today I am really excited to introduce you to Party Supplies Now. Featuring a wide selection of decorations from honeycomb balls to paper lanterns, from tissue pom poms …

Halloween Favorites

Halloween Favorites

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With just one weekend standing between us and the parade of munchkins and witches soon to be showing up on our doorsteps, I thought I would share a few of my favorite Halloween posts from The Sweetest Occasion over the last few years. There’s still time to get a little crafty and add a dash of Halloween spirit to your decor if you tend to procrastinate on these things until the very last minute. (Um, because I most certainly do!) …

New Orleans Inspired Brunch Menu

New Orleans Inspired Brunch Menu

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Throughout October I’m going to be taking some time off and have invited a handful of my favorite bloggers to join us. Today the awesome Andrea Hubbell is joining us! Andrea is a commercial photographer and the founder of Bella Eats, one of my favorite food blogs. She’s also co-creator of Beyond the Flavor, alongside Sarah Cramer Shields. If you love food and entertaining as much as I do, you absolutely must check out her work!

Friday lunch at Galatoire’s is a New …

A Fancy Halloween Party + Witches Brew Cocktail

A Fancy Halloween Party + Witches Brew Cocktail

Throughout October I’m going to be taking some time off and have invited a handful of my favorite bloggers to join us. Today the wonderfully talented Ashley Brooke of Ashley Brooke Designs is here with us. For loads of stylish ideas, don’t miss the Ashley Brooke Designs blog! Also make sure to check out her shop, loaded with beautiful stationery and her lovely hand illustrations.

Happy (almost) Halloween! Around here, we love a good dress-up sesh, but this year, I’m thinking …