When designing a party we get pretty nuts with the decor. For some reason we just can’t contain ourselves. We live for those ridiculously chic details that makes a party stylish.
Of course…there’s nothing as important as the food. Keep everyone happy by having a nosh on something delicious throughout your celebration.
So we were thinking…
We could eat our decorations?
LMP loves cereal, especially when its sweet, crunchy, bright and bold.
Well lucky for us…we got to work with General Mills on an awesome project for Trix. Every day this week we will be telling you all about the new fruitier flavors that Trix has released to the shelves…and how we styled these delicious puffs! Make sure you check back daily for all of the amazing details. DIY tutorials, a special interview with a surprise, Canadian friend, a giveaway and more!
After coming up with super fun and some silly ways to use Trix cereal as party decor, we got to build a special edition of Little Miss Party in a Box for Trix. We sent out these boxes to some notable friends and cannot wait to hear what they think…
Since the theme here is edible décor…let us show you some fun ways to play with your food!
Let me ask you a question: Could it get any easier then this? Take yogurt of your liking (my fave is vanilla) and layer it with crushed and whole Trix. Add whatever else you wish in there such as fruit, granola, shredded coconut, you name it. Gorgeous, delicious, boom. Brightens up the room and makes a great dish for brunch.
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We recently had the opportunity to style a fabulous event for Vanity Fair Lingerie. VFL is launching a new bra campaign and had a specific vision in mind for their event. The Vanity Fair Lingerie woman is sophisticated, authentic, feminine, and confident and they wanted the event to feel the same. The Gramercy Terrace at the Gramercy Park Hotel was the event space of choice and from there the design process came to life.
It was important to select furniture and decor elements that properly represented the brand, so we turned to Pottery Barn for inspiration. We started by creating individual vignettes with custom doors that we had built for the event. They were a fantastic way to transform the already gorgeous space.
Each door featured a black metal hook used to hang a classic white robe, white silk shirt or just a simple black bra. And how amazing are these doorknobs?
To bring the VFL vision to life, we brought in classic furniture and paired it with some modern elements such as acrylic nesting tables and mercury glass vases. Teal is the pop color for VFL, so we added it in subtly these gorgeous frosted teal vases from West Elm.
I happen to be born in Canada and just celebrated Canada’s 147th birthday this past July 1st. However my husband and children were born in the USA. So the 4th of July is now on my list of holidays to celebrate!
Red, white and blue, Stars & stripes, Bruce Springsteen and Coca Cola.
Grass, cherries, watermelon and lemonade.
There are so many easy ways to make your 4th of July chic. How about using blue mason jars to serve lemonade? We found these at Target and stuck red and white paper straws in to serve to our guests.
Make your bar easy to self serve and festive. We filled up a large beverage dispenser with lemonade, mint and sliced lemons plus tons of ice and stuck a blue bandana on top.
Of course a party wouldn’t be an LMP party without custom water bottle labels. These may be one of my favorite designs by Ali to date…
Watermelon has got to be the most refreshing snack of the summer. We dressed some slices up with fresh feta, mint and a drizzle of balsamic. Makes for a great snack, side dish or even healthy dessert!
Speaking of dessert, if you’re serving something sweet…spice it up with a fun and celebratory topper. We found these adorable pinwheels at Michael’s Craft Store.
However you celebrate this patriotic holiday, make sure you are safe and have fun!
Please share your photos on our facebook page! We would love to see what you served, came up with for decorations and/or did with the kiddies.
Cheers! And Happy 4th of July!
A hearty thanks to Dave Robbins Photography for the beautiful shots seen in this post.
Many of you have met our friends Jessica and Kaity from Well Rounded NY; we helped them with their launch party last summer and also featured the two talented ladies on last weeks Little Miss Chatty. Well, a year has passed and it was time to say Happy First Birthday!!
We were thrilled to find out the event was to be held on the rooftop of the Bloom Baby headquarters. The space was amazing but very large. Using a “summer in the city” theme, Seri and I knew we needed some really impactful rentals to stand out in such a huge space, without breaking the bank. It just so happened that the week we were coming up with ideas for the event we had a meeting with Please B Seated where we found some pretty stand-out rentals which were perfect for this outdoor event.
These hedges made for the perfect photo backdrop. We strung colorful lights on them and turned it into a polaroid station where guests could take pictures with funky sunglasses and the giant polaroid props we made. Guests used mini clothes pins to clip up their pictures for an extra special touch.
We loved how the black and white beach balls made such an amazing background and filled up this blow up pools. We set out some colorful beach chairs and hoola hoops and we were all set.
Check out these huge Bloom letters the guys brought up from their showroom? Of course Seri and I had to pose in them!
For the bar we also used a hedge, which looked absolutely awesome. An oversized mason jar dispenser was the perfect vase for the centerpiece of our bar. Pom Wonderful helped to sponsor some drinks so we created a very tasty cocktail and served it out of this gorgeous Pottery Barn beverage dispenser. Guests were also sipping on coronas and water to keep cool.
What better food for a summer party in NYC than hot dogs and soft pretzels. The Bark Hot Dogs and Cafe Katja pretzels were stacked in lucite trays and accompanied by a fully loaded toppings bar. Cucumber relish? Yes Please! We used mini terra-cotta pots that we sprayed pink to stick in food place cards.
What was for dessert you ask? Baked by Melissa cupcakes of course. Those little treats are seriously addicting. They looked amazing stacked into a galvanized tiered tray and were eaten up in no time!
Another sweet treat to cool guests off were popsicles which were passed on white melamine trays lined with lemon slices. Gorgeous and delicious!
Guests were given this fabulous tote sponsored by Babyganics - it was filled with some really useful goodies for moms. I was especially happy about the sunscreen because I always seem to lose mine in my diaper bag!
We love these gals and were thrilled they asked us to be a part of another milestone event. Best of luck in your second year Well Rounded NY. Cheers and see you next year!
All gorgeous photos courtesy of Lara Levine Photography
Everyone loves a view. Whether it be 50 stories up overlooking Central Park, on the waterfront overlooking the Hudson River or in this case on the Long Island Sound with a gorgeous golf course on one side and water on the other. The Creek in Locust Valley Long Island gives you just that. We were honored to be part of a fabulous engagement party that was held at the newly constructed beach club at The Creek. And we have to say, the venue was pretty fabulous!
The party started upstairs where guests gathered for some small bites and of course cocktails. The signature drink of the Creek is The Southside; a mix of gin or vodka, simple syrup, lime juice, mint and a splash of soda water. There is also a “secret” ingredient in these delicious drinks, which I tried to get out of them but was not successful! We set up a Southside station with a large Mason Jar beverage dispenser and also tons of small mason jars sprayed white, as vases for some gorgeous season flowers.
We also used mason jar vases on each of the cocktail tables within the upstairs lounge and also on some of the outdoor tables. On the credenza as guests entered the lounge area we had white sprayed wine bottles which we wrapped in twine and also some silver lanterns which tied into the decor in the main dining room.