When your kid turns one it’s the best excuse to gather all of your friends and family to…ROCK OUT! That’s what my hubby and I did when our little Gavin turned one. We invited everyone to come dressed up and let loose for a party of good food & tunes.
So when our client Juliette called us to throw a “rockin” brunch for her son Mickey’s first birthday, we couldn’t wait!
We built a bagel bar for this gang of brunchin’ rockers. We set up bowls of tuna, egg, cream cheese & lox, tomatoes & onions. Add a pasta salad and a bowl of fruit and there you have it. Something for everybody! One of our favorite details on the table was the cassette tapes that we used for the food place cards since Juliette told us they love the 80′s…
We set up a bar fitting for a late morning…into football Sunday. The coffee was flowing all day long in paper cups that we stuck with mustache stickers.
As always we designed personalized water bottles for the kids and adults that read: Mickey’s First Year Rocked.
And what’s a brunch without a good mimosa? We poured mimosas for the guests to grab and mingle with in black champagne flutes which we set on top of record player cake stands that we made especially for Mickey’s party.
In place of a cake we did a cupcake guitar. Our girl AnnMarie came onsite to put this together for us and boy it was it cute.
To keep the kids busy we set up a basket full of props to dress up with. All items were from Party City and made for great photos and good fun! Blow up guitars, wigs, Kiss masks…the kids (and adults!) had a ball.
And to see the kids off we packaged personalized coloring books from Frecklebox with crayons and hangtags thanking the guests for coming, from Mickey.
The party was pretty awesome, a good time was had by all and we hope to work with this super cool bunch again one day soon! Happy First Mickey! Keep on rockin’ you lil star!
It’s that time of year again!! Is it me or did the Christmas season arrive quicker than usual this year? Perhaps it’s because I have an almost 6 month old at home! It’s amazing how time flies when you have a little one to take care of. If you are like me and still have tons of shopping to do, never fear…LMP is here with an awesome array of gifts for everyone on your list. And the best part is you don’t have to leave your house to shop! Perfect for busy moms like us …
DropCatch : This unique bottle opener will be the perfect addition to any man cave, backyard or tailgate. Where was this handy contraption when I was in college? The super-strong concealed magnet turns a potential morning mess into a cool collection of sorts. Men of all ages will love this gift! It can be mounted with screws or even comes with a magnetic mount, making it perfect for mounting on a fridge or even the side of a car for a tailgate. GENIUS! Starting at $60
Ollo Clip 4-in-1 iPhone Lens : Let’s face it…no one uses a real camera anymore. Well, not me at least. I take about 20 pictures a day using my camera phone. It’s easy, convenient, and always in my hand. Sometimes I wonder if my daughter’s life is getting documented with mediocre quality pictures. That’s why I was thrilled when I stumbled upon this awesome new lens for iPhone’s. This quick connect lens system offers macro, fish-eye, and wide angle choices so you can be sure to get the perfect shot, every time. I am definitely obsessed! And yes, it works with instagram :) $69.99
Conductive Gloves, Steven Alan : It’s important to stay warm this winter…even when you’re taking pictures or browsing instagram on your smartphone. What better way than these conductive gloves from Steven Alan. The stripes will be the perfect addition to your husband’s boring basic black coat. Now he won’t have to miss a call…or the perfect picture! $108
It’s no secret…we put a great deal of effort into our outfits around here. C’mon…we worked in the fashion biz for a decade. There’s just no giving up on looking good.
So when we found out we were getting a gift card from the sweet team behind Century 21, we were pretty stinkin’ excited. Perfectly timed to run out and find something to wear for the upcoming holiday cocktail parties we have been invited to.
My girlfriend who was visiting from Toronto this weekend said it best – “When you go to Century 21 you need a goal. You need to know exactly what type of pieces you are looking for (ie. a black dress, white shirt, you get the pic) so you can focus in and be efficient with your shopping.” – I appreciate these words of wisdom as C21 is a big store and can be a tad overwhelming….especially during the holidays!
I grabbed Ali and we took a shopping trip…all the way downtown. New outfit? On C21 for LMP? Sounds good to me!
We made a few purchases….and later made a few more. The beauty of C21 is their great shop ONLINE! Who doesn’t want to just buy a gorgeous black dress while sitting on your couch. It doesn’t fit? Send it back! So easy. Look at what we found…
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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