November 30, 2016

Chef Luke & Kathleen Make Holiday Popcorn Mix

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Here’s something you might now know about Chef Luke… he absolutely LOVES popcorn.  We got him an air popper last year and he asks for freshly popped popcorn as a snack pretty much everyday.

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It was an absolute no-brainer to make a fun and festive Holiday Popcorn Mix for one of Luke’s cooking shows! Enjoy the full video below:

We also decided to serve the mix in this adorable Reindeer Bag Craft, which is included in our Limited Edition Kids Holiday Bash in a Box.  Get yours today, and mix up some of Luke’s Holiday Popcorn Mix for the Ultimate Kid’s Holiday Party!

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We hope you enjoy, and Happy Popping!

xx, Abby
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November 14, 2016

Gavin’s Great Birthday Adventure

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Don’t ask me why…but for some reason I went a bit overboard with Gavin’s 7th birthday party. I was totally inspired by a story that involves our friend’s lake house.

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Our friends throw a big post-summer party at their lake house every September. We had a blast this year and when the party was wrapping up we decided to grab dinner before heading home. They told us about this Hibachi restaurant down the road called Mount Fuji. We were in. We pulled into the driveway, and we drove up and up and up through the mountains till we got to this incredibly cool looking venue. We walked inside excited as ever and were told the wait would be 2 hours. I almost fainted.

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I was determined to get there and decided to plan Gavin’s birthday around going back. Strange, but true.

So here’s what I did…

I used this incredible service called Skedaddle. These guys have a website that allows you to book transportation for your events using high quality buses, professional drivers and an app that allows you to customize your route.

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I sent an invite that was a parents dream. Drop your kids off with me and I will be taking them just outside the city for an incredible afternoon. PARTY! Said the parents.

As each child boarded the bus I noticed a touch of fear and a lot of excitement in the parents eyes. I sent group texts throughout the day so everyone was well aware that their children were doing just fine.

On the bus I gave each child a travel snack pack that I put together including water and snacks.

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We took the kids to Bounce U in Nanuet for an hour of jumping around in bouncey houses, including a glow in the dark room. We put Gavin (AND Mike, Mr. Mommy Shorts, who shares the same birthday) in a chair and crowned them Kings. Then back on the bus to Mount Fuji for an early dinner.

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The kids were AMAZING. I was shocked and so proud by how well behaved this group was in the restaurant.

Gavin had the most incredible day of his life and I was so happy to be a part of it. Now I just have to accept that my baby is growing up. Seven years old? Sigh.

xx, Seri
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November 9, 2016

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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I know I am not alone when I say, I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS!!! This really is the best time of year! The decorations, the sounds, the lights, the foods, the smells…it’s really so amazing. And all so nostalgic. It’s the traditions that I love so much. As soon as the Christmas lights go up every year, I am immediately transported back to my childhood. Now that I have a daughter, I absolutely love seeing the Christmas magic through her eyes. She is only 3, but she already loves this time of year as much as I do.

When given the opportunity to help out planning her Holiday Party at school, I thought what better way than with a Little Miss Party in a Box! Every class mom knows the daunting task of being in charge of creating the perfect party for their little ones. Well, this year the perfect party is just one click away with our Little Kids Holiday Bash in A Box.

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Star plates, reindeer napkins, mini Santa hats…could it be any cuter?

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We even included a craft! How adorable are these reindeer goodie bags? The kids will love putting these little guys together with all of their friends.

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Oh and how can we forget these amazing reindeer balloons?

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So place your orders NOW, as quantities are limited. And from now until 11/15, you can find the option on our shop page to buy one get one FREE!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

xx, Michelle
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    Thanks you so much for sharing your own experience! It was so warm to read your article. I also LOVE as most Christmas time.
    I like reindeer goodie bags, how did you make them? Can you share your secrets? :) I would love to share with some of mine.

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November 2, 2016

Chef Luke makes Apple + Kale Chips

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Chef Luke and big bro, Gavin got their hands super dirty and doused in olive oil with the most delicious fall snack. Today they are sharing their recipe for Apple + Kale Chips. You’ll find the most fabulous apples and kale at your local farmer’s markets now….Enjoy!

Chef Luke, Chef Gavin and Chef Kathleen’s recipes for Fabulous Fall Snackin’:

Kale Chips: Wash & dry leaves, remove stems & break into bite-sized pieces. Toss with a small amount of oil of your choice (we used about 1/2 Tablespoon for 1 bunch kale) & place on a parchment-lined baking sheet in one thin layer. (One bunch of kale made for 2 large sheet’s worth.) Bake at 275F for about 15-20 minutes, flipping leaves over halfway through. Remove from oven & salt to taste.

Apple Chips: Carefully slice apple into thin rounds with mandolin or knife. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet, making sure slices don’t overlap. Sprinkle with seasonal spices such as cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. Bake at 220F for an hour, flip slices over & continue to bake until crisp. (For knife-sliced pieces, this took another hour. Mandolin-sliced pieces should crisp up quicker.)

xx, Seri
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October 24, 2016

It’s a BIG Monday here at LMP.

LOTS to tell you today…Pay Attention because we have perks for YOU TOO!

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First of all, Little Miss Halloween Party in a Box…will be featured on NBC. WHAT?  We are dying to see what they do with our party box…hope it’s something GOOD! Tune in to the Today Show at 10am to watch along with us.

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To celebrate we’re offering a Buy One Get One Free on this Party Box! You heard us! BOGO FREE! Find this option in the drop down menu in our shop hereOffer ends tonight at 11:59pm EST. Grab your costumes and let’s get this party started…

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Last but not least…our new friends at Hey Mama are talking all about us and our box today! We are SO flattered!  And Michelle is sharing the most fabulous Halloween Party tips over there. It’s time to pour a cocktail and start Halloween Party planning!

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Can ALL Mondays be this fabulous please?!

Photos by Abby Copleston

xx, Seri
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