July 23, 2017

Seri’s Closet: Lunch in the Village

Most summer days, Seri works remotely from The Hamptons to escape the city heat and spend time with her kids. Occasionally, she makes her way back to Manhattan for meetings and events. This time, she came prepared with an awesome summer outfit perfect for lunch in the Village.

Shop the full look below!

xx, Maggie
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July 21, 2017

Ready, Set, Weekend with Simply Beautiful Eating

When I go grocery shopping with Steve, it’s always an experience. Let me explain.

Usually, we stay together and one of us pushes the cart down each aisle as we peruse the items that will ultimately make it into the cart. As a rule, the collaboration on what’s A YES and what’s A NO usually goes something like this:

ME: “OOOOOO!!! Look at these…..I want to make ______with them.”

STEVE: “YOU DON’T NEED THEM.”

ME: “Yes, I do. Can you imagine what they will look like in a photograph?”

STEVE: “It’s going to go bad in the fridge before you ever photograph them.”

ME: “NO, I’m going to make the recipe when we get home.”

STEVE: “YA, RIGHT.”

ME: “Can I get these too?”

STEVE: “NO”

ME: “WHY?”

STEVE: “Because you will forget that you have the container and it will expire”.

Enter these gooseberries. I have to admit something to you but you need to promise not to tell Steve, okay?

I really didn’t need these. Don’t get me wrong, they were super cute and really made for an unusal twist to this recipe BUT the bottom line is, they were totally an impulse buy and were not ripe enough to eat out of the container.

That’s exactly why there is a good amount of honey in this recipe because unless you like things REALLY SOUR, and I mean SOUR, you are going to want to ripen these on your window sill for a few days OR until you forget about them.

Oh, and my solution for shopping with Steve is not going shopping with Steve. I usually make my way to the store to buy everything my heart desires, quickly unpack it and try to camouflage it in the fridge. Works like a charm, until he finds it with arms and sleeves three months from now.

GOOSEBERRY MANUKA FROZEN YOGURT

– 1 cup low fat vanilla flavoured yogurt
– ¼ cup Manuka honey
– pinch of cinnamon
– 1 pint fresh gooseberries, frozen

1) Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
2) Select Variable 1.
3) Turn machine on and slowly increase to the highest speed.
4) Use the tamper to press ingredients into the blades.
5) In about 30-60 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and four mounds should form.
6) Stop machine. Do not over mix or melting will occur. Serve immediately with additional gooseberries for garnish.

See you next week!

debi @simplybeautifuleating
Simply Beautiful Eating

xx, Debi
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July 20, 2017

DIY Glitter Balloon

Last week, we hosted a Garden Party Bridal Shower (post and video on that coming soon!) using our Little Miss Shower Party in a Box. In that box is one of our favorite script balloons, and we decided to glam it up for this event. It’s the easiest DIY ever and such a quick way to add a little sparkle to your decor.

We created this video with each of the steps. Watch and see just how easy it is!

You will need:
-A foil balloon, like our “love” balloon shown here.
Spray adhesive, which we found on Amazon.
-Iridescent craft glitter from Michael’s.

We can’t wait to see how you transform this DIY! Be sure to share your photos with us by tagging @littlemissparty on Instagram!

xx, Maggie
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July 19, 2017

National Hot Dog Day

On any given night of the summer, the team at Little Miss Party sits down together (like a little family!) to eat dinner. As party stylists, there’s nothing we love more than an excuse to celebrate, especially when it involves food. Today is National Hot Dog Day and we took full advantage of it to make the cutest hot dog bar ever.

We set up our cart, diner stools, and ingredients by the pool.

I even made little flags for each topping! If you want to create them yourself, just use some black paper, metallic marker, wooden skewers, and double-sided tape.

Finally, it was time to fire up the grill, and get to topping!

Once we all had our baskets ready, we set the table…

and poured some rosé in our favorite shatterproof Party People cups!

All I have to say is there’s nothing quite like an old fashioned hot dog on a summer night. We highly recommend it!

Happy National Hot Dog Day!

xx, Maggie
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July 18, 2017

A Beachy Bermuda Shandy with Narragansett

No matter what your cocktail preference, I’m sure you’d agree with me that there is nothing quite like sipping a cold beer on the beach. Our friends at Narragansett sent us a bunch of their beer a few weeks ago to sip on at Luke’s 5th birthday party and to mix up some cocktails with.

I decided to make my own version of a shandy using their Bermuda Style Pilsner, because not only is it delicious, but the can is absolutely beautiful… and SO Hamptons.

Here’s what you need:
Narragansett’s Bermuda Style Pilsner
-lemonade (fresh or store-bought, depending on how ambitious you are)
-whiskey
-fresh lemons
-fresh limes

Here’s what to do:
1) Slice up your lemons and limes.
2) Add 1 oz. whiskey to each cocktail glass.
3) On top of layer of whiskey, add one slice of lemon and 1 of lime.
4) Pour lemonade over lemon and lime slices, filling glass about halfway.


5) Top off each glass with beer, filling to the top.

Voila! Sip, and enjoy.  Maggie and I enjoyed this beauty while hanging on the beach in Westhampton one evening. It was the perfect end to a lovely summer day.

Until next week…

xx, Abby
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