October 18, 2017

DIY Floral Table Runner

If you haven’t seen the photos of Seri’s amazing Rosh Hashanah dinner from last month, you should go check them out. Every detail from the gold leaf apple place cards to the tableware made for stunning dinner her family will never forget. But the real show stopper was the amazing floral table runner.

I know we mention how easy these floral runners are ALL the time, so we figured it was about time to show you how we make them. Here’s what you’ll need:

1. Clippers

2.Your favorite type of greenery- we used Italian Ruscus!

3.Floral Water Tubes

4.Flowers of your choice- we used Dahlias

5.Additional accents, like our geometric candle holders

Watch and LEARN!

I hope you try this at home for your next gathering, because you wouldn’t believe how easy and beautiful it is! I can’t wait to dress up my holiday table this year with a stunning  floral runner!

Are there any #LMP tricks you’re dying to see a video of?! Shoot me an email so we can add it to our list: maggie@littlemisspartyplanner.com.

 

xx, Maggie
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October 17, 2017

Blueberry Sparkler


Some of my best inspiration for cocktails comes from trying new drinks while out and about in New York City.  I like to call it “market research”.

A new bar opened up down the street from mine and Maggie’s new apartment, called The High Water.  It has already been named the hottest new restaurant in Queens by Eater NY, and that title is certainly deserved!

I’ve tried this new spot out a few times now, and one of the times I went I tried their Heel Tap cocktail, which was the inspiration for todays creation.  Introducing, the Blueberry Sparkler.

Here is what you need:
-vodka
-elderflower liqueur
-prosecco
-fresh blueberries
-fresh rosemary
-ice
-cocktail shaker
-muddler

Here is what to do:
1) Put 1/2 a cup of fresh blueberries into your cocktail shaker.  Pour a little bit of vodka on top of the blueberries.  Muddle together until blueberries are well crushed.

2) To your shaker, add ice, 2 oz vodka, and 1.5 oz elderflower liqueur. Cover and shake well.
3) Pour shaken mixture into each cocktail glass, dividing evenly and filling up each glass halfway.

4) Top each glass with prosecco. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary and a few fresh blueberries.

This cocktail is so yummy, gorgeous, and a lovely Fall option for those looking to take a break from all of the pumpkin/ cinnamon centered cocktails.

Until next week… cheers!

xx, Abby
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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 12, 2017

A Skully Halloween Party

This is it folks…Halloween is less than 3 weeks away. What are your plans?

Around here we typically celebrate Halloween three times…first with the kids class, then trick or treating in our building and finally an adults-only party where cauldrons of booze are flowing.

However you are celebrating…we have got the Halloween Party in a Box for you!

Check this out for tips and tricks and more inspiration

And don’t forget to watch our fall DIY flower crowns video to make your Halloween outfit perfectly chic.

To your Halloween Party in a Box here’s what you need to add:

-Champagne, wine and beer. Put a bottle on ice in the cauldron and keep the rest cold in your fridge for guests to help themselves. Make sure to also have plenty of water and a sparkling juice for those who are not drinking, on hand.

-SWEET EATS: yesssss. We went with red and yellow macarons from Made by Pauline and a bloody red velvet cake.

(Cupcakes with the same bloody theme could be a cute alternative and super easy to try at home!)

-Take the orange pumpkins in our party box and spray them gold for an updated metallic look.

-Mood lighting: Dim the lights and fire up some candles.

-Get into the spirit with costumes. We went with sugar skull inspired face paint by Sheila Jordan Art.

Happy Halloween planning!

Shop the Little Miss Halloween Party in a Box now.

xx, Seri
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