October 19, 2017

DIY Studded Halloween Pumpkin

Halloween is less than 2 weeks away, so in the LMP office that means it’s TIME FOR PUMPKINS! As usual, we’re all about that #GlamLife so this year, we decided to go with white, black and gold studded accents. Here’s what you’ll need:

-mini white pumpkins

-black spray paint

-brass studs (like these!)

Step 1: Set aside your clean white pumpkins and use any irregular pumpkins for spraying black. Be sure to coat the pumpkins entirely.

Step 2: Allow the painted pumpkins to dry completely before taking out your studs.

Step 3: Decide on some different designs, like diamond shapes or stripes, and firmly press your studs into the pumpkin skin.

Step 4: Style them up on the table for any fall gathering, and enjoy!

xx, Maggie
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October 16, 2017

DIY Hula Party Girl Costumes

If you’ve been following the Little Miss Party Team recently, you’ve probably seen that we’ve been obsessed with all things Halloween. CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP. Until November 1st, at least…

And with this holiday comes the need for costumes. As you all know, I’ve recently been named “crafty Maggie,” so it was up to me to come up with a fun DIY costume. We’ve had these metallic fringe table skirts laying around the office forever, so I figured this was the perfect way to get use out of them. The first thing that came to mind was HULA PARTY GIRLS! What a perfect spin on the traditional Hula Girl costume for a group of sparkle-loving party planners?!

Here’s what you will need: metallic fringe party skirt, scissors, ribbon, large safety pins, hot glue, a pen.

The steps are super simple!

Step 1: Measure out an arm span’s worth of ribbon, cut excess fringe at about 10in long, and then hot glue pieces along the ribbon center. Glue enough fringe to reach around your bust, leaving ribbon on each end for tying around.

Step 2: Use the pen to push the fringe down and secure it into the glue.

Step 3: Trim any excess fringe from the top so it is flush with the ribbon. Cut another piece of ribbon to cover the inside of the fringe. Glue it down to cover the messy parts of the fringe and allow for comfort when wearing it.

Step 5: Wearing a tube top or bralette underneath, put on the fringe top and tie the ribbon in the back.

Step 6: Take the rest of the fringe skirt (ours came sewn into this purple fabric!) and pin it in the back with a large safety pin.

Step 7: Add cute flowers or leis to complete your Hula Party Girl look!

Happy costume making!!!

xx, Maggie
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October 15, 2017

Seri’s Closet: 3 Ways to Wear a Black Skirt

I feel like everyone has a black skirt in their closet. Or…at least you should. That’s how I felt when I found this black skirt at H&M and it was like…20 bucks.  YESSSSS. Now I wear this black skirt with everything! It can be styled so many different ways in a dress up or dress down kinda way.

Here’s three ways that I style this black skirt which you can do with any black skirt because you know how H&M works and if I try to suggest you find it…you probably won’t. They change their inventory over like I change my underwear.

But JUST IN CASE you’re lucky enough…here’s the direct link to the black skirt that I’m wearing in these photos.

Sleeveless Striped Sweater: Club Monaco
Geometric Rose Gold Necklace: Coal Miner’s Daughter
Grey Suede Heels: Christian Louboutin

Red Tube Top: Artizia
Chunky Clear Necklace: Anthropologie
Slouchy Peep Toe Booties: Kristin Cavallari

White Ruffle Bodysuit: Aritzia 

xx, Maggie
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October 11, 2017

An Effortless Backyard Dinner Party

To close out our summer this year, we hosted a dinner party in the backyard. Couple things you must have for this scenario one being perfect weather and the other, a great group of friends to enjoy it all with.

So where do I even begin with this dinner?  It’s by far one of my faves ever.

How about the wine? The darling family behind Maiden + Liberty asked if we’d like to taste the wine that they make in their family run vineyards. We said yes. Obviously. So they sent over the sweetest person on the planet to pour several different wines for us to taste.

The setting was all farm inspired. At the market I always see piles of wood slats laying in the back. They let us take a few and we set them into the grass with pillows and blankets all around.

Having a bar cart on wheels is so convenient because you can move it all around. For this dinner we wheeled the cart right onto the grass the in backyard by our dinner set up and set up an ice bucket, tons of glasses and dish towels to clean up any wine that dripped down the bottles.

I wanted a moody palette of flowers. Sort of a nod to the sadness of the summer ending and a wink to the start of fall. Oranges, red, purple, pink and green were the perfect mix.

My friend Anastasia of Sag Harbor Florist has a farm where she was currently growing the most beautiful dahlias and picked buckets of ’em for us to use. We styled them all through the wood slat table creating the prettiest look!

Naturally, Crafty Maggie whipped up a little DIY wine cork name card for each guest with some household items that she found….doesn’t get more fitting than this…

For dinner I wanted to serve a really fresh, seasonal meal but I did not have time to cook. There’s a local gourmet market in Sag Harbor that I’d been dying to try, so I gave it a go and was not disappointed. The roast chicken, grilled salmon and vegetables were out of this world. The best part was they kept perfectly tasty at room temperate so we weren’t rushed to eat!

The weather was wonderful and we had the most fabulous time making memories with dear friends.

Find our Backyard dinner party featured on Inspired by This here.

xx, Seri
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October 9, 2017

DIY Fall Flower Crown

With Halloween approaching, the LMP team knew it was necessary to come up with a *killer* costume to celebrate. This whole “Day of the Dead” trend totally speaks to us, so naturally we had to hop on board. Our friend Sheila agreed to join the fun with providing amazing sugar skull makeup while I worked with Natalie on creating amazing fall floral crowns that would add the perfect pop of color to our Halloween Party in a Box setup.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1. Floral Wire

2. Floral Tape

3. Fake Flowers in autumn colors

4. Fake Greenery

5. Wire Clippers

Watch and LEARN! (See all steps listed below the video)

Steps:

1. use your floral wire to measure the circumference of your head

2. clip your wire and twist the ends together

3. secure the connection with floral tape

4. clip and organize your greenery and florals for assembly

5. add the greenery to the crown and secure with floral tape

6. add various flowers throughout the crown and secure with floral tape

We can’t wait to share more photos with you from our Halloween Party Photoshoot with our favorite costumes ever! Stay tuned this week for more spooky fun.

xx, Maggie
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