November 25, 2015

Taking your office holiday party up a notch

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It’s that time again! The most wonderful time of the year…and you know what that brings, Holiday parties! If held at the office, these gatherings can be pretty hum drum. We came up with a few ways to liven up the party with a nontraditional approach.

Create a Pop for a Prize game for your co-workers
Everyone will be psyched at the opportunity to win a day off work or a gift certificate to a spa! Start with regular latex balloons (one for each employee), a Jumbo Balloon Time helium tank, ribbon, paper and pen. Print or write each prize onto a small strip of paper, like a fortune. We love a day off work, trip to the spa, off-site team lunch or even a gift certificate to a new, trendy restaurant.
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Roll each prize up and tie with a piece of bakers twine or ribbon.
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Put one prize in each balloon and inflate with the helium tank.
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Tie with a ribbon and secure each balloon to a table or desk with tape or weight. Balloons can even be tied to a chair. We secured ours to these amazing neon fringe Christmas Crackers. Each person gets a turn selecting a balloon and popping for a prize!
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We also had some fun with metallic gold sticker letters from our local craft store and spelled out HO HO HO! onto plain white balloons. You can get creative and spell out your company name or another festive saying.
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No party is complete without the cocktails. For our holiday party we are serving up a festive cranberry punch that gave off an ombre effect after we mixed it all together. PRETTY and YUM!

Enjoy everyone and Happy Holidays!

xx, Michelle
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November 24, 2015

LMP’s Holiday Bar Essentials


Can you believe that Thanksgiving is in TWO DAYS?!  This year has gone by SO quickly and I can’t believe that the Holiday season is already upon us.  In addition to spending time with family and friends, my favorite part of the Holidays is all of the gatherings and parties that are being thrown! So many excuses for delicious food, and more importantly, drinks!

All of these Holiday events give us an excuse to use our favorite bar essentials in fun and creative ways to create delicious cocktails.  It is also an excuse to reference our favorite cocktail “cheat sheet”.  This sheet is included on the insert that comes in our limited edition 2016 New Years Eve Party in a Box, and outlines some of our tips and tricks for serving up the best cocktails when you host your party to ring in the New Year.


To showcase our favorite bar essentials, we set everything up on our favorite Gold Bar Cart from Target.


When I think essential Holiday drinks, I immediately think of festive champagne toasts, and we found the perfect stainless steel wine bucket and ice tongs from CB2 for chilling your favorite bottle of bubbly.


We styled the champagne next to our favorite new plaid cutting board from Target (perfect for cutting up citrus to garnish your cocktails), our feather bottle opener, and this adorable Pig Corkscrew.



Our stainless steel cocktail shaker from CB2 is neutral and goes with everything, which makes it super easy to style into your party set up! We also love to set out fun paper straws for any guests that may like to enjoy sipping on their drinks.  We found these birch patterned ones at a local party store, but we sell similar ones in our Little Miss Shower in a Box.


Coasters are also essential for keeping your counter tops protected when you are entertaining any time, and are also a fun way to add some personality to your decor. We love to set these ‘party’ ones at all of our events, which were custom designed by LMP!


On the bottom rack of our bar cart, we had some fun we stuck our reindeer bust from Target that we bought last year, whose neutral coloring and gold antlers makes him the perfect addition to any Holiday table. Next to him, we stuck these gorgeous coupé glasses from West Elm, which will come in handy for those champagne toasts that I mentioned earlier.


Do you see those awesome black shutter glasses, gold blow horns, metallic confetti and Cin Cin balloons? All of these fabulous decor items are included in our 2016 New Years Eve Party in a Box! It’s your one stop shop for everything you need to throw a stunning party this NYE.


With these LMP Holiday Cocktail Essentials, you will have no problem serving up some delicious drinks for your family and friends.

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Enjoy, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!



xx, Abby
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November 19, 2015

The “pop in” guests


The holidays are in full swing. It’s time that time of year to spend time with family and friends and it’s just all too common when guests show up unexpected. So what do you do? You need a Little Miss Party in a Box on hand! At the drop of a hat you can pull out plates, cups, cutlery and napkins.


The box includes a set of vintage glass bud vases. These vases will last you for the rest of your life. Add a few stems of flowers and you’ve got instant decor at any time.


Now how do you feed guests who show up when they aren’t invited? My go to? Fruit and Veggies. Everyone loves something fresh to nosh on and I always have fresh fruit and veggies in the fridge for the kids.


How about a little something to sip on? During the fall season I love to serve cider. Cider with cinnamon sticks, sangria cider, mulled cider, you name it.



A fun DIY craft that you can do at the beginning on the season and then keep on your table all through the fall season is to spray pumpkins metallic gold or white.  They are so pretty and serve as beautiful centerpieces for your table.


I do my best to really enjoy the fall season, weather and fresh food…because soon enough it’s going to be winter and we will be cooped up and waiting for the farmer’s markets to come back!


xx, Seri
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Party conversation
  1. Joe Theodore

    You had me at sangria cider!

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November 17, 2015

Ginger Beer Moscow Mules


Every time I scour Pinterest for my next cocktail idea, I am always greeted by pictures of many different versions of Moscow Mules in those stunning copper mugs.  When I saw that Seri had a pair of them lying around her apartment, I just knew that I had to make use of them!

With my mugs all shined up and ready to go, I went back to my search for recipe inspiration, and decided to go with the simple, refreshing, classic recipe.


Here’s what you need:
-1 lime
-ginger beer


Here’s what to do:
1) Add ice to each of your copper mugs.
2) Cut lime in half and squeeze juice of each half into each mug.
3) Add 1.5 oz of vodka to each mug.
4) Add ginger beer to fill each mug.
5) Add slice of lime to the top of each drink for garnish.


I styled these copper mugs by putting them on this grey platter from CB2, along with this silver antler that Seri found at Target.  We also happened to have some pink peonies left over from a party that we did, and they added the perfect pop of color to complement the mugs.



Hope you enjoy, and see ya next week!

xx, Abby
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November 16, 2015

Mandy’s Meals & More


Celebrating the bride to be? Looking for a healthy nibble to serve the ladies with the Shower Party in a Box that you just purchased?

Check out these ridiculously easy and surprisingly healthy appetizers. I would suggest dipping these puppies into a greek dressing of sorts.


Greek Feta Skewers
Olives (pitted preferably)
Tomato (I used a pretty firm tomato so that it stands up to the skewer)
Cucumber (I bought mini cucs)

Simply pile them high on a pretty skewer and call it a day! Your guests will be super impressed and relieved that they aren’t eating another typical bridal shower pastry.


Little Miss Party in a Box includes everything you need to entertain your friends with beautiful tableware and decor. All you need to add is the flowers, food and cocktails. Shop the Box and follow along with Mandy’s Meals & More for weekly recipes and food styling ideas!


xx, Mandy
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