We were recently inspired by a Rockin’ First Birthday brunch that we did for one of our adorable clients. We put together a styled shoot with our DIY record player cake stands to set up a simple yet classy little brunch with some light bites and sweet treats.
We took a buttercream frosted vanilla cake from Empire Cake and dressed it up with yellow glitter flag bunting.
I think this may be my new favorite palette…The yellow and teal colors pop so brightly of the black and white!
A rock n roll themed party is no fun unless you add some props to dress up with!
We picked up croissants and macarons from the bakery at Lafayette. So delicious!
For your one stop shop of party goods we love Party City! Plastic tumblers (shown here with skull & crossbones and a slice of lemon dropped in!), paper plates, napkins, photo props like wigs, gloves, glasses and hats…they have it all!
Rock on Party People!
These rockin photos were taken by Raquel Langworthy of Raquel Bianca Creative.
Anyone else finding it really hard to take down all of your Christmas Decor? I just LOVE Christmas. I am almost all packed away except for the outdoor lights…I just want a few more days with those twinkling beauties! Every year the holiday season seems to fly by quicker and quicker! To bring you back into the spirit of Jolly Ole Saint Nick, check out this awesome Mad for Plaid themed holiday party from a few weeks ago…
As a fun alternative to the “Ugly Sweater” holiday party theme, we suggested our client build in a Mad for Plaid theme, encouraging guests to dress for the occasion. As you can see, everyone did just that!
The signature cocktail setup was probably my favorite part of this party! We thought it would be fun to serve two cocktails out of glass punchbowls, but added some fabulous LMP details, of course. First up — Christmas Sangria, complete with diced apples, sweet cranberries, and rosemary dusted in sugar crystals. Gorgeous, right? Oh and it was delicious as well!
Second, we served a sparkling holiday punch which we spiked with vodka, this was a party after all!
A large sign POP CLINK FIZZ stood as the backdrop to the drink station. Plaid fabric wrapped vases filled with red holly branches and gold dipped babies breath were placed on either side of the sign.
Custom coasters were printed so guests were able to take each cocktail recipe home with them.
Once again…we got to do a birthday party for my friend Ilana (our fave mom blogger) better known as Mommy Shorts.
You might remember Mazzy’s Milk bar (one of our faves!) from last year…while this time round it was for Harlow’s first.
Ilana and I had both of our second kids just months apart from each other so Harlow & my lil guy Luke are good pals.
It’s always so nice when planning a party for a friend because after it’s all set up and looking gorgeous…you can enjoy the food too!
Ilana wanted to keep it small and have it on a Saturday morning. Immediately brunch came to mind and what would be better then pancakes and PJs! Coffee, peach bellinis, Chikalicious cronuts, mini cupcakes from Butter Lane and a cereal bar?! How could you go wrong with that!?
We also served the most fabulous new find – bagel pops from Bantam Bagels! They are mini bagel balls filled with cream cheese or butter and we got an assortment of both. Stuck em on sticks and voila! Something new and delicious for us to serve up at this party!
Ilana wanted the colors to be a soft and feminine palette which is how she bests describes Harlow’s style. So these honeycombs that we’ve been obsessing over from Shop Sweet Lulu were the most perfect touch above the main food table.
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This past weekend we helped plan an adorable owl themed baby shower for a gal pregnant with her second baby boy. The event was hosted in her good friend Courtney’s loft in Tribeca – which was an absolutely fabulous space for a party! Along with a full proposal, we also create a unique inspiration board for each and every event we work on. This serves as a way to show the client the overall “feeling” of how we envision the event. Our inspiration boards are a way to bring the written words on the proposal to life. Check out the inspiration board we created for this event!
We set up both the food and sweets on her stunning wooden farm table; no linens necessary. We simply set down two navy and blue striped runners to set as the backdrop for our setup. Floating over the center of the table was a 3 foot white balloon with gold tassels hanging down, which we anchored down to a piece of birch branch. The white dahlias looked absolutely gorgeous at G.Page that week, so we filled several glass milk jugs with them and they lined the center of the sweet and savory table.
As usual, we turned to Cobblestone Catering for the savory bites which were stationed on white ceramic cake stands and platters. We served three types of seasonal bruschetta, my favorite being roasted sweet potato topped with sauteed brussel sprouts and toasted pine nuts. HOLY YUM! Another crowd favorite were the skewers of cheese tortellini, sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes. Both elegant and easy to eat!
We are absolutely obsessed with the pretzel croissants that Cobblestone makes sandwiches on, so we just had to include these chicken salad on pretzel croissant sammies. And no brunch is complete without egg salad, which was served on homemade biscuits.
The menu was rounded out with green garden crudites served with spinach dip and also fresh berries topped with creme fraiche and mint.
When it comes to sweets for a baby shower, we just can’t help ourselves in the “cuteness” department. Check out these ADORABLE owl sugar cookies and brownie rattle pops! Love love love. Our girl AnnMarie also whipped up mini pumpkin pies, mini chocolate pretzel tarts and a gorgeous two tiered cake which we topped with owl bunting, which we found on Etsy.
For drinks we kept it simple with a coffee bar, personalized water bottles, prosecco, white wine and a signature “mocktail” in honor of the mommy-to-be! Whenever possible, we love to incorporate seasonal ingredients…so this apple cider and ginger punch featuring fresh apple cider and non-alcoholic ginger beer was perfection. We served it in individual plastic mason jars we found at Shop Sweet Lulu with a birch printed straw in each — adorable AND tasty!
Birch vases were perfect to display our blue striped napkin wrapped cutlery from Party City. White ceramic owl vases in varying sizes were used for birch printed straws and flower arrangements. Gold spray painted succulents and cake stands looked gorgeous throughout the apartment.
Guests had fun with a Baby Shower version of Scattergories game we had printed up, another fab find from Little Posh Studio on Etsy. Check out this gorgeous design! Adorable, right??
No baby shower is complete without some nostalgic baby pics of the mommy and daddy to be, which we printed in Sepia tone and set up around the apartment in simple silver frames.
As a new mom, I know the importance of a good lullaby… So as a thoughtful and extremely useful favor we created a CD of lullabies, complete with personalized “owl” CD jacket for all guests to take home with them. How cute are these!!? Etsy — we love you!
Congratulations Danielle!! Thank you for letting LMP be a part of your Baby shower and we wish you the best of luck with Baby #2!
My son is in his second year of preschool and we’re now working through the Kindergarton process. For anyone who lives in NYC and has gone through this…you are feeling sorry for me right now, I know it. But don’t. My husband and I have been super relaxed about it all and trust that our lil man will end up in the right spot for a strong education.
When the class parents asked me if I would like to host the “meet and greet” for this year’s class I thought it would be a great way to get involved and a no brainer since hosting events is what I do best.
I did however want to keep it casual and relaxed since it’s for a class of parents whose kids are 4 years old…and since it’s meant to be a way for the parents to hang out together and get to know each other. So I thought it would be fun to think like a kid for a simple menu and the decor. I asked my son to help out and he LOVED getting involved in the planning!
For starters, we went to the Union Square Farmer’s Market the morning of the party. My boys taste tested everything from tiny tomatoes to spicy arugula and we picked out all kinds of colorful veggies and flowers to use for the night with the parents.
Then I met up with my new friend Cara Braude to work on some crafting for the decor. She suggested spray painting “ABC” cardboard letters to put on the table with the food…as well as apples to display around my apartment. They all looked so awesome and fitting for a school party.
With our fresh produce from the market I whipped up a pasta salad and green market salad with a lemon honey vinaigrette.
I picked up an antipasto platter from Murray’s Cheese and ordered a couple of pizzas.