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March 26th

Let’s have a Spring Fling

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The most anticipated season of the year (on the east coast at least ) is undoubtedly, spring. So when someone comes to us and says they want to throw a spring fling just for the fun of it, we say, yes please! Out with the cold, in with the warm, let’s party!
The key to a successful party is the food, drinks and music. We brought in Cobblestone Catering and served a beautufil spread of hearty hors d’oeuvres.
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Shrimp lollipops with a lemongrass dip, cremini mushroom sliders and lamb meatball pita sammies were all part of the spread that we stationed on the big dinner table for guests to graze over.
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To drink we served a fresh peach and basil sangria. We set the bar with “drink up buttercup” and “cheers” napkins from our girl Joanne at Oh Goodie Designs.
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I think my favorite part of the party was the back office. In this room…we set dessert. EAT CAKE was our theme over here with these awesome balloons from The Flair Exchange.
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The party was a blast. The perfect way to ring in the warmer months ahead and enjoy sips, sweets and eats with friends. And our client told us…now she’s going to make this an annual party.

categories: Cocktail party, desserts, little miss party, Party, Party Stylists

March 19th

Little Miss Party in a Box the Spring Edition!

Ah, Spring. We love you and your bright flowers, green grasses and soft breezes. We also love all of the amazing parties you bring us – showers, engagements, weddings – Spring certainly is the season for celebrating. And we want you to be super prepared which is why we put together an amazing collection of party goods to help you become the Hostess with the Mostess! Throwing a chic and classy Spring Soiree is easy as can be with our Little Miss Party in a Box – Spring Edition.
We started by including 5 tissue fans and paper lanterns, all in shades of white and pale yellow. We love to hang the tissue decorations over a table or an even easier idea is to prop them up behind your food table like we did here.
We are loving this gorgeous yellow Italian Crepe paper roll and table runner. The color is so vibrant, your table will never look better! Layer on these 4 glass bud vases and your party is starting to come together.  The best part of these bud vases is they look gorgeous with just one or two stems each. You will use them for years to come.
Gold scalloped paper cups are perfect for any crisp cocktail you can come up with. Pop in a mint green striped straw and let the party begin!150206-LMPB_Spring_003
Gold chevron printed bamboo forks are not only gorgeous but eco-friendly.
Could these ombre cocktail plates be any more gorgeous?? They just scream SPRING IS HERE! Your guests will be feeling festive when eating off of these.150206-LMPB_Spring_014
After a long, cold, wet winter we are all thinking the same thing…YAY SPRING. We love using these “yay” toppers on top of cupcakes or canapés. 150206-LMPB_Spring_013
We rounded out the assortment with gorgeous mint stripe napkins. They are the perfect addition to this pastel party.
CHEERS everyone !! and Happy  First Official day of Spring from LMP!!

Photos taken by Raquel Langworthy of Untamed Studios.

categories: Cocktail party, Flowers, little miss party, Little Miss Party in a Box, Party Stylists, Shower

March 18th

Sing your heart out

We are pretty psyched to be working with Gather Now. It’s a feed of photos, ideas and tips to give you an excuse to get together with your friends. Pretty brilliant right? We had the pleasure of styling a party shoot for them and today…we had music on our mind.
We found cardboard letters at our local craft store and sprayed them gold. While wet we hit ‘em with gold glitter. Perfect backdrop on our wall.
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Make your microphones! We filled ice cream cones with brownie batter and baked them off in the oven like a cupcake. Once cooled we slathered them with icing and covered in silver non-perils.
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For lunch we served High school cafeteria style. Pizza bagels, mac ‘n cheese muffins and a tator tot bar with Hidden Valley Ranch, ketchup and mustard to dip.
Originally inspired by the series finale of Glee coming this week, we made these delicious grape slushies with cupcakes. Stick a straw with a musical note on it and bam! You’ve got the perfect dessert for your party!
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We love a good DIY project so we included our record player cake stand which were so perfectly fitting to our rock ‘n roll theme.
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Last but not least…don’t forget to make yourself look all glam. Have you tried the burts bees lip shimmer? Unreal. No seriously. Moisturizing while giving bright, shiny color to your lips! I always carry one in my bag no matter where I’m going.
Check out more on the Gather Now Tumbler feed here where you can also click to follow along.
More coming soon…..!!

Ice cream micro-cones:  Baked by Clarelicious
Photographs:  Dave Robbins Photography

categories: Cocktail party, Dave Robbins Photography, desserts, DIY, Food, Little Miss Foodie, little miss party, Music, Party, Party Stylists

March 17th

The Perfect Bloody Mary Bar

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There’s nothing I love more then waking up on a Sunday morning, having a cup of coffee and chasing it with a Bloody Mary. Sunday is a day of rest. A day for lounging. Have brunch with friends and family and ENJOY!
With all of the entertaining that we do my husband has become quite the Bloody Mary master. But when we’re entertaining a crowd we like to set up a bar of fixins for our guests to serve themselves. Some like it spicy, some like it mild, some like lemons, some like limes…let your guests pick their poison. Here’s how…
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Start with a pitcher of a pre-mixed and ready to serve Bloody Mary. Michelle told me about Mr. & Mrs. T. Have you tried this? FABULOUS!
Now…you need all the fixins…here’s a short list but feel free to go above and beyond here…
- Celery salt
- Fresh horseradish
- Ice
- Wedges of lemons and limes
- Pickled pearl onions
- Pimento stuffed olives
- Mini pickles (gherkins if you want to sound fancy)
-  Worcestershire Sauce
- Hot sauce
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Now don’t forget the obvious….cups, straws and a spoon to stir it all up. We even put some of the garnishes on skewers to make it easier to add to your drink and of course more fun!
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Happy brunching, friends!
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categories: Brunch, Brunch, Cocktail party, Cocktails, Little Miss Foodie, little miss party

February 24th

Extra Extra! Read all about LMP in the News!

This past Saturday when the kids jumped into our bed at 6:30am I popped up and screamed “Gavin! Can you go and grab the newspaper from the front door?!” He hustled over to the door and quickly ran back with the NY Post in hand. There on page 25, 26 & 27 was LMP talking all about entertaining for the Oscars. It was the most surreal feeling of my life.
The NY Post asked us to style a table at Cafe Gitane in the Jane Hotel inspired by the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson which was nominated for several awards.
We played off the bold colors and symmetrical visuals from the movie. We used red cake stands from Fish’s Eddy to serve mini schnitzel sliders and to hold goblets of poppy seed dressed chunky chopped salad.
We also served a drink inspired by Madame X played by Tilda Swinton in the film. It was a vodka soda cocktail with a swirl of lemon to garnish and mustache straws like all of the men have in the movie!
We found the most perfect vintage items from Little Vintage Rentals – the phone, lamp and train case looked like they were right out of the movie!
In the train case we set up bags of parmesan & paprika popcorn with “Lobby Boy” stickers. We also printed Lobby Boy Hats that we turned into photo props by taping to a skewer.
A really fun element of our table were the antique items that we found from our family members. My Boobie lent me a beautiful platter which we lined with gold heart doilies and placed pastries on top of. And then there was the jewelry box that we stole from Aunt Debi AKA The Garden of Eatin’ which we turned into a macaron hotel.
Last but not least, the Mendl’s Boxes. Michelle printed out a template that she found on Etsy, printed on cardstock and folded to make these boxes look identical to those found in the movie. I took a stab at the famous Mendl’s Courtesan Du Chocolat from a recipe that I found on Buzzfeed. These were easier to make then they look!
This was one of the first times we’ve actually worked with a model who got into character with the bellboy from the Jane Hotel to showcase our work.
We couldn’t have been more pleased with how this all turned out and are still pinching ourselves from seeing our faces in the NY Post.
A big huge thanks to Zandy Mangold for these photos. What a doll and talented photographer who we are so lucky to have worked with.

To see the article in the Post including all recipes for the food that we served up click here.

categories: Chicken & Turkey, Cocktail party, Food, Little Miss Foodie, little miss party, Party, Party Stylists, Photography



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