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September 16th

Mini Mixologists

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Today on my walk home from school with my lil man we chatted about his day and of course what was for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow. Somehow our conversation always turns to food real quickly. Guess cause we both love to eat?! So as we discussed dinner I asked if he’d like to make a mocktail to go with his meal. His eyes lit up like he had just seen Santa. Me? Make a mocktail? Yes!
My favorite time of year for food is the fall. The farmers markets are at their best. Fruit is so juicy, veggies are crisp and the weather is turning. It’s time to get cooking!
So I cut up the stone fruits that I had by the window from this weekend as well as a few lemon slices. I come from a long line of family members who believe lemons cure all.
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categories: Cocktail party, Cocktails, Kids eats, Little Miss Foodie

September 9th

Eat, Drink & Be Married

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We’re already over one week into September, which means many of our calendars are filling up with fall weddings and bridal showers. If you’re a maid of honor or bridesmaid, you’re probably especially swamped with planning such events. But don’t fret! Organizing a bridal shower can be tons of fun – especially when you have a Little Miss Party in a Box to help you.
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Over the past few years we have hosted and planned so many different bridal showers for our friends, family and clients. We know what works and what doesn’t. We have learned that simple + pretty works best. For months we have been building the perfect LMP in a Box to make hosting a bridal or baby shower a breeze.
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Fancy table settings including lunch and dessert plates, wooden cutlery, glitzy pom pom cupcake toppers, Govino shatterproof champagne flutes, confetti and pretty paper straws.
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Let’s not forget about the decor. An easy and beautiful way to decorate your home or a venue is with tissue fans. Girly, sweet and easy to assemble and hang!
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Now you need to come up with a menu. We love to host brunch or lunch for this type of party serving crudités, quiche, fruit salad, a delicious green salad, of course a cake and champagne!
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When setting the table we love to wow the guests and make an impact on the setting. Set a mini cupcake for each guest to have a sweet bite upon arrival or to save for dessert or even to take home with them.
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Want to get more details on our Little Miss Party in a Box for your friends? Get in touch. We would love to share more of the details on what we put together to make entertaining a breeze!

All of the gorgeous photos above were taken by Dave Robbins Photography.

categories: Brunch, Cake, Cocktail party, Confetti, Dave Robbins Photography, desserts, Flowers, little miss party, Little Miss Party in a Box, Party, Party Stylists, Shower, Wedding

September 3rd

A Romantic & intimate rooftop wedding

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Small, intimate weddings are our favorites. Especially when the Bride and Groom are as lovely as Catja and Ben. The happy couple came to us wanting a very small, intimate cocktail reception following their City Hall nuptials. Shortly after the wedding, the couple was relocating to England so what better than a London themed cocktail party! To find the perfect outdoor location for this late May event, we turned to our venue scout Laurie, and she nailed it…STK rooftop was PERFECTION! They have a fantastic area they call the Sunny Day Area and it could not have been more fitting.
We started our design with a color palette of coral, gold, white and soft grey.  The STK Rooftop has fabulous umbrellas which were perfect to hang different sized paper lanterns from.
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May is the beginning of peony season (our FAVE!) so we thrilled to find these beauties at the Flower Market. We accented each cocktail table with a small vase of white peonies or coral garden roses and a double decker London bus or taxi cab.
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Guests always have fun with photo props and we fell in love with these amazing British inspired props from Paper and Pancakes on Etsy.  Along with the props we set up a mini polaroid and a scrapbook so guests could share their silly photos and messages with the happy couple.
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In keeping with the London theme, guests took home personalized luggage tags that looked like British phone booths! Catja gave us each guests name and address so that we could have these made in advance — and they turned out fabulous thanks to The Curious Case. A “Find Your Name” sign was displayed to direct guests and each favor was tied with a custom Bon Voyage favor tag created by LMP.
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Guests enjoyed signature cocktails, beer and wine and snacked on an assortment of delicious hors d’oeuvres, all garnished with British Flag toothpicks and custom striped straws, from Angie Hearts Jared.
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We were thrilled to be a part of Catja and Ben’s special night. After the sun set, the group of close family and friends moved on to a lovely dinner at Gramercy Tavern. What a fantastic way to get married! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness…good luck in London!
All photos were taken by Cappy Hotchkiss Photography.

categories: Cocktail party, little miss party, Party, Wedding

September 2nd

Birthdays Best

We’ve now been part of a countless number of birthday parties here at LMP. From first to 90th. And from it all, we’ve put together our faves to ship in your Little Miss Birthday Party in a Box. We are so excited with the turn out…and know you’re going to love it too. Watch, Listen and contact us if you’d like more information…
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Birthdays are supposed to be fun and colorful! We certainly were not shy with color when building the components for this party.
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We have a small obsession with oversized balloons and tissue tassel from One Stylish Party and boy do we love a good party hat!
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A party is not complete without a little confetti sprinkled on top which is why we collected so many of our chic party essentials from Oh Goodie Designs. Her confetti wands are festive and make for fun decoration on any table…
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And her Cheers cups are a no brainer for all drinks at the bar.
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We also went as far as making you guys water labels! Just peel and stick onto your bottles.
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Since our parties are all about the food we assume yours are too. So we included everything you’ll need for a meal and dessert: rainbow striped forks, pretty party plates, lunch and cocktail napkins and rainbow striped spoons.
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There is a whole cupcake kit in our box with liners and flags to top. You can go the traditional route or be funky and use the liners as candy cups and the flags to top the food that you’re serving. Oh and don’t worry…we provide a suggestion menu list for lunch and the bar as well as giving you a full party blueprint for the set up with styling tips.
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If you don’t have the time to think this all through and throw a bash for your loved one, just ask us.  We love to party and will help you!
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All of the photos above were taken by Dave Robbins Photography.

categories: Birthday, Cake, Cocktail party, Confetti, Dave Robbins Photography, desserts, little miss party, Little Miss Party in a Box, Party, Party Stylists, Product Launch

August 26th

Don’t you know it…

We LOVE our cocktail hour around here! And so what if we do? Do we talk about it too much? Too bad. These mamas need a drink at the end of the day!
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Ok so how about when we are having friends over? The easiest way to entertain especially if you’ve had a long day…wine and cheese. Pop open a bottle of your favorite wine and set out some cheese, olives, grapes and crackers. And these slate boards from Brooklyn Slate make it that easy. You get a soap stone to write the name of your cheese and a knife to cut it!
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We love these French cheese cocktail plates for easy nibbling. And we adore these cloth napkins from Folk and Faro.
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categories: Cocktail party, Cocktails, Dave Robbins Photography, Dinner Party, Food, Little Miss Foodie, little miss party, Little Miss Party in a Box, Party, Party Stylists, Photography, Wine and Cheese

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