May 24, 2016

Vanilla Bourbon Milkshake with a Cherry on Top

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Are you ready for this?

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To me, there is NOTHING like a cold, creamy milkshake on a hot day during the summer. And what better way to enjoy a milkshake with a little bit of bourbon in it?

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Answer: there is none.  May 28th also happens to be National Burger Day, and burgers + milkshake = the most natural and American pairing since peanut butter and jelly.  So I whipped up this little boozy treat to help us all celebrate ‘MURICA.

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Here’s what you’ll need:
-bourbon
-vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
-milk
-fresh cherries
-ice cream scoop

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Here’s what to do:
1) Scoop out 3 scoops of your ice cream into your milkshake glass.
2) Measure out 1 oz of milk and 1.5 oz bourbon into the milkshake glass on top of the ice cream.

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3) Use a tall spoon or straw to stir and blend ice cream, bourbon and milk.
4) Take one of your fresh cherries and stick on top of garnish.

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That’s it, you’re done!

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I hope you enjoy this while barbecuing burgers on a beach with your friends and family. Relax and enjoy the lovely warm weather!

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See ya next week!

xx, Abby
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May 19, 2016

SURPRISE! And happy 40th.

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When we started our business 5 years ago, it was with the business model of going into clients’ homes and transforming their space for a party. Well that’s exactly what we did this April when we styled and coordinated a surprise wedding in Brooklyn.

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This sophisticated couple wanted to host an intimate party to jointly celebrate their Fortieth Birthdays with their close friends and family, but with a twist…a surprise wedding!

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Our clients have a beautiful home in Brooklyn with a backyard. The second we laid eyes on their space we knew the exact plan. Cocktails in the living room followed by a video reveal to announce their nuptials, the ceremony and dinner in the backyard and dessert and dancing back inside.

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After getting to know these two we decided to go with romantic, modern decor with clean lines, bright whites and metallic accents. We converted the main floor of their home into a cocktail lounge and dance floor with white couches, hexagon side tables and high boy cocktail tables.

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To add intimacy to the open space, we lit white pillar and tapered candles in rose gold hurricane vases and unique candle holders. We created custom coasters with metallic text for the guests to rest their signature cocktails on while they danced.

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After cocktail hour, guests were encouraged to join our couple in the backyard for a special video, during which it was revealed that everyone had actually been gathered for a surprise wedding ceremony. The guests were speechless, and there was not a dry eye to be seen as the bride and groom said their vows under a custom chuppa made from birch poles and the brides’ fathers tallis.

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In the backyard, we styled food stations, a bar, and cocktail tables with bright fuchsia and peach peonies in copper bud vases for pops of color throughout the beautiful outdoor space. Hung above the guests’ heads across the width of the backyard were strings of bulb lights, which provided delicate, romantic lighting as the evening grew darker. ‎

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While in the backyard, guests enjoyed interactive and beautifully styled food by Pinch Food Design along with buttercream rosette cupcakes for dessert. Once finished dining, the guests climbed the fairy-light lined stairs back up to the main floor of the house to keep the drinks flowing and dance the night away.

It was a night to remember and an event we were honored to be a part of.

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Huge thanks to the vendors who helped us make this fabulous party come to life:
Catering: Pinch Food Design
Video for wedding reveal: Hart Pictures
DJ and Sound: Generation Events
Custom signage and Invites: Minted
Birthday Cupcakes: City Cakes
Photography: Diane Hu Photography
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd.

Furniture Rentals: Taylor Creative Inc.

xx, Seri
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May 18, 2016

Limited Edition Graduation Party Box

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All grads should be celebrated, right? What an accomplishment!

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Want to know the easiest way to throw a graduate a party? With our limited edition Little Miss Party in a Box.  Let’s call it a mocktail party. Gather your grads, family and friends, set up your Little Miss Party in a Box, whip up Abby’s Lemonade punch and serve some snacks.

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This special graduation party box includes felt grad caps that you can stick to the wall or cover a beverage dispenser with as well as festive balloons that fill with air! Easy peasey.

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Our glittery 2016 food toppers work great in cupcakes or cubes of cheese.  Either way, keep the menu simple so you can enjoy your guests, most importantly the graduates. Oh…and don’t forget to take TONS of pictures!

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Hats off to you grads! We wish you the best of luck.

xx, Seri
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May 17, 2016

Strawberry Lime Daiquiri

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Summer… Is that you?? I can feel the beautiful weather trying and trying to remain constant, and its almost there!! We recently had a day out at Seri’s house in Long Island, which acts as LMP headquarters in the summer, and it got me thinking about the warm weather and summer cocktails.

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Most of you know the frozen version of a daiquiri that you sip on a beach in the tropics with an umbrella sticking out of it… but did you know that the traditional daiquiri is served on the rocks? Me either!

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Upon doing some research, I learned that the essential ingredients to make a daiquiri are rum, ice and lime.  With the option to add fruits for flavor variety, of course.

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I LOVE me a good frozen strawberry daiquiri, but since it’s not quite beach weather, I decided to make a more traditional Strawberry Lime Daiquiri to get me through the transition.

Here’s what you’ll need:
-light rum (I used Bacardi)
-ice
-lime juice
-simple syrup
-fresh strawberries
-fresh limes

Here’s what to do:
1) Add ice to each of your cocktail glasses, enough to fill about half of the glass.
2) Add 1 oz. of rum to each glass.

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3) Add 1 oz. of simple syrup and 2 oz. of lime juice to each glass. Stir gently to combine ingredients.

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4) Add fresh lime and strawberry slices to each glass for garnish.  Muddle into drink for added flavor.

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Cheers, you’re done! This drink is light and refreshing, and a twist on a daiquiri that won;t give you a brain freeze.

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I styled this drink in mason jars and with some leftover peonies from an event we had last week in yellow and red, which really complemented the colors of this drink and made it pop.

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See ya next week!

xx, Abby
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May 16, 2016

DIY with LMP: A Painted Pineapple Centerpiece

Pineapples might just be the cutest fruit that ever existed. Clearly the trend has taken well and there is all kinds of pineapple decor out there. So here at LMP, we decided to try out using a REAL pineapple as a centerpiece. To spruce it up, we decided to add some color. All you need is a fresh pineapple, acrylic paint, and a sponge paintbrush. We also added some fun plates from the Everyday Soiree Box and pop-up wall decals from Ikea.

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The first step is to pick a paint color and pour it generously onto a plate. Use the sponge brush to paint the top of the pineapple. Push the soft edges through all the crevices so you don’t have any green spaces showing through.

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The pineapple is done! Easy as that. For some extra cuteness, we used these little paper pop-ups from IKEA. They have adhesives on the back to stick to the wall.

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Just like that, we have a set-up that’s ready to become a party!

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Best part about this centerpiece is that when the party is over, we can dice up that pineapple for a smoothie! Can’t wait to use this easy DIY all summer long.

Until next time!

xx, Maggie
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