Confetti Love

There’s something so simply and delightfully happy about confetti, don’t you think? I love these pretty confetti garlands from tokketok so much it kind of makes me want to string my own garland for around the house this holiday season. Do we think this is actually going to happen? Probably not so much, but in my dreamworld I like to pretend I have time to make long strands of pretty confetti to swag all over.

{Photos from tokketok.}


Favorite Holiday Cards (Part I)

Every year I feature some of my favorite holiday cards and, believe it or not, that time has come! Personally, I love holiday cards that are fun, colorful and feature some combination of great envelopes, beautiful typography, hand lettering and a bit of funky personality. I think we can all relate to loving holiday mail! As always, I defer to my awesome friend Nole of Oh So Beautiful Paper for the most complete and awe-inspiring holiday card coverage going, but herewith are the first of my personal favorites.

{Handpainted holiday cards from Social Proper.}

{Letterpress cards by Parrott Design Studio.}

{Letterpress cards and tags from Wildhorse Press.}

{Screen printed holiday cards by Deadweight.}

{Patterned holiday cards from Wild Ink Press*.}

{Holiday cards with kraft envelopes from Emily Hogarth via Oh So Beautiful Paper.}

{Chic black and white cards from In Haus Press.}

{Pretty metallic cards from one/lantern.}

*Wild Ink Press is a sponsor of The Sweetest Occasion.


Friendsgiving with Baileys: Party Printables

Today I’m back with more Baileys Friendsgiving goodies, this time with the prettiest Friendsgiving party printables designed by our very own Jenny Batt of Hank & Hunt. Jenny created the sweetest party paper goods to make your holiday celebrations shine – bunting, pretty tent cards that can be used as buffet signs or place cards, thank you cards, labels and more! For maximum prettiness, print them on white or ivory card stock and edge them with a wash of gold paint. (We seriously can’t get enough of metallic gold around here, can you tell?)

Inspired to host your own Friendsgiving celebration? Download your Friendsgiving party printables and don’t miss these posts (plus, stay tuned next week for our Friendsgiving menu and recipes!) –

{Design + photos by Hank & Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion / Baileys Friendsgiving.}

This post was sponsored by Baileys.


Party Palette: Golden Pear + Vine

Truth be told, this may just be my new all-time favorite color palette. These gorgeous shades of teal, navy, pear and vine green just look so pretty together! This palette was all about beautiful, harvest-inspired elegance for me. (There may or may not be a theme going on around here today, huh?) I also love these colors to inspire your holiday decor, too. Throw in loads of metallic gold and candlelight and this is about as festive as it gets!

On the hunt for even more color palette ideas? Check out all of our past Party Palette features.

{top. Jek in the Box via Creature Comforts. left. Niamh Flanagan Millinery. right. Rikkims.}


The Sweetest Occasion in BRIDES (and Elsewhere)

I’ve been hard at work on a lot of projects lately and it has been such an honor to collaborate with so many talented people. I wanted to take a quick moment today to shout out some of the great features The Sweetest Occasion has received as of late. First up, it was an absolute honor to be showcased in the Blog Star column in the November 2011 issue of BRIDES. I shared 10 great budget-friendly ideas for things that can do double duty at your wedding and save you big bucks. Check it out in print or online at!

Of course, you already know all about our Baileys Friendsgiving collaboration, but our DIY guru in-residence Jenny Batt of Hank & Hunt is also participating in the Cricut Mini Challenge. (Stay tuned for the complete DIY details on Jenny’s awesome project next week.) Be sure to visit both Baileys and Cricut on facebook to leave the love! You can also ‘like’ The Sweetest Occasion on facebook for up to the minute ideas and inspiration for all of your party needs!

{The Sweetest Occasion for Baileys Friendsgiving.}

{The Sweetest Occasion participates in the Cricut Mini Challenge.}