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 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)


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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August 31, 2017

It’s back to school we go

At the beginning of every August, since my first child was born, I wake up and think OMG. There’s one month till the kids go back to school.  I have SO MUCH TO DO!

First thing that races through my mind – the after school activities. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about my kids, it’s that they can’t sit still for one minute. My kids have developed their own interests in activities by trying new things over the years. They are now set in a pretty standard routine with Karate, Hebrew School, Hockey and baseball. There’s one day where the kids have different activities and this year it will be Gavin playing golf while Luke trying out gymnastics.

Once the activities are booked, I have to start working with Gavin on his back to school summer homework. Gavin had to write about the place he enjoyed visiting most this summer and for him…that was pretty easy. SLEEP AWAY CAMP!  It was his first time going and it was in Canada! He had lots to write about.

Last but not least are the supplies. Lunch boxes, pencils, a new backpack and of course….new clothes. I spend one solid day at the Tanger Outlets on Long Island outfitting the boys for the new school year. I love every minute of it.

Once I came home with new clothes for the boys, I realized they had drawers full of old clothes that no longer fit. I pulled them all out and am now boxing everything up to donate to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. For anyone in the same boat with bags of clothes that are new/newish – follow my lead and send them off to: Southside Skatepark, 510 Iowa Street, Houston, TX 77587.

For every article of clothing, shoes, hats, gloves, etc…I need a name label. For the last several years I’ve been ordering the stick-on labels from Minted. They have the most fabulous designs and they ship super quick. I’m so happy with how they turned out for the boys this year.

Now it’s time to wrap up what’s left of summer and get back to reality…

Next week we’ll be back in the city and come Thursday…those boys will be back in school.

xx, Seri
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