Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Thanksgivukkah for those who celebrate both!
We ate tons of turkey & latkes, spent quality time with our family and had football on the TV all weekend long! We also have been very busy over here in our LMP workshop and couldn’t wait to share with you. So for our post holiday blog today we’re going to tell you all about what we’ve been up to…
For starters, we have been working on developing a concept for a “party in a box” better known to us now as Little Miss Party in a Box. Since we are a local NYC event planning & design business, we have been trying to come up with a way to service clients who have been reaching out to us all over the country.
Here at Little Miss Party we live for and love the little details that go into our parties. Whether it be personalized water bottles, name and/or food cards, flags on straws, decorated vases…you name it. The list goes on. We put all of our heart into being creative so each of our parties look fresh and unique making them extra special for all of our clients. So what does this have to do with Little Miss Party in a Box? We are basically taking all of the decor elements from our parties and packaging them up for you so all you have to do is open your box, set everything up and add some food + drinks.
Our first example is the box we sent out for Thanksgivukka to one lucky winner who entered our giveaway a couple weeks ago. This special package included items to set up a dinner table for four people with placemats and some other very festive items…
Our second ever Little Miss Party in a Box was for a special lil man named Drew. Drew lives in Florida and his mom just gave birth to another little boy. Drew’s first birthday is in a couple of weeks and his Mom knew she wouldn’t have time to pull off a party without some help so she got in touch and requested a personalized package of supplies. Drew’s Lil Man 1st birthday party box included:
* Mustache props for fun picture taking
* glass bottles of M&M’s wrapped in mustache tape
* Mustache cups
* Red cups with Etch your name stickers
* Personalized Cupcake toppers
* Personalized stickers for loot bags
* A personalized door sign
* Happy Birthday Bunting
* And all of the essentials from Party City including over sized and regular size balloons, curling ribbon, plates, napkins, cutlery and table covers.
We were pretty psyched with the turn out of this box…But it wasn’t until we received word from Drew that we were ready to celebrate the success of our first shipment…here is the lil man himself IN THE LMP BOX!
And his mom was elated. We were so thankful for her excitement over the goodies as well as her kind words and feedback!
“Got the party box! Everything looks great!! Even love the mustache duck tape!! Now I just need food and smash cake! Can’t wait for the party!
Drew says thank you and he loves “the box” haha!”
So what do you think? Interested in learning more about Little Miss Party in a Box? Email us here! We’ll work with you to customize your party goods and send a package your way!
When I was a kid…I would be up, unable to fall asleep, for hours the night before Halloween. I would get myself so psyched about my outfit and the trick or treating that was ahead for that wild holiday every year. And for the first night in the longest time that I can remember…I got that excited for Halloween.
This year we were asked to style a Halloween party sponsored by Piedra Azul Tequila. The brand is full of Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos motif so we used the logo and artwork on their website for inspiration. Check this mood board out…love this one!
The party was called for the night of Halloween in Pop Up Shop/Event space Eva NY and our plan was to deck the event space with skulls, ghouls and black crows. We created a dessert table cemetery with tons of fabulous supplies from Party City and stocked the organic dirt filled set up full of mini cupcakes from NYC Catering for the guests to enjoy while sipping on Piedra Azul Tequila spiked Signature drinks.
BEFORE: We spent hours prepping for the event spraying pumpkins, gourds, Agave plants and tons of skulls…adding glitter to some and placed them around the space for a spooky while glam effect.
AFTER: The space looked so fab with all the dark and some glittery pieces placed around the shadow box built-ins and tables.
My son is in his second year of preschool and we’re now working through the Kindergarton process. For anyone who lives in NYC and has gone through this…you are feeling sorry for me right now, I know it. But don’t. My husband and I have been super relaxed about it all and trust that our lil man will end up in the right spot for a strong education.
When the class parents asked me if I would like to host the “meet and greet” for this year’s class I thought it would be a great way to get involved and a no brainer since hosting events is what I do best.
I did however want to keep it casual and relaxed since it’s for a class of parents whose kids are 4 years old…and since it’s meant to be a way for the parents to hang out together and get to know each other. So I thought it would be fun to think like a kid for a simple menu and the decor. I asked my son to help out and he LOVED getting involved in the planning!
For starters, we went to the Union Square Farmer’s Market the morning of the party. My boys taste tested everything from tiny tomatoes to spicy arugula and we picked out all kinds of colorful veggies and flowers to use for the night with the parents.
Then I met up with my new friend Cara Braude to work on some crafting for the decor. She suggested spray painting “ABC” cardboard letters to put on the table with the food…as well as apples to display around my apartment. They all looked so awesome and fitting for a school party.
With our fresh produce from the market I whipped up a pasta salad and green market salad with a lemon honey vinaigrette.
I picked up an antipasto platter from Murray’s Cheese and ordered a couple of pizzas.
Well…I’m Back!! After 3 months at home with my gorgeous daughter Alexandra…I am back in action at LMP! It was so amazing to spend the time with her but also feels great to get back into the swing of things. I feel like I have learned SO much in 3 months…so much to share…but I will save all that for another blog. Today I am here to tell you about a fabulous event we did last week for Lee Jeans. But I can’t help sharing a recent picture of my sweet girl!
A few weeks ago we received a call from our favorite PR firm Crossroads…you may remember them from the Cake Boss and Blue Bunny events, still two of our absolute favorites. This time, it was a 2-day men’s and women’s blogger event for Lee Jeans. Food, cocktails and trying on denim? What more could a girl (or guy) want!! We quickly got to work with our ideas and came up with a simple fall theme, since the crisp weather was already upon us. The event was to take place in the Lee Jeans showroom, so space was limited. We went to our friends at Broadway Party Rentals for this fabulous wooden bar which looked amazing in the room.
Our favorite bartender Darryl was serving up Whiskey Sours to the gents and Leetini’s to the ladies! Personalized water bottles and sparkling (and spiked) Izzy’s were also in the mix.
Instead of simple (and boring) cocktail tables, we opted for these amazing wine barrels with yellow stools…which we thought gave the room the perfect pop of color. Thanks Westside Party Rentals! Lee wanted to introduce some modern elements to the decor, so on top of each wine barrel we set out a few sleek white vases with different shades of orange and red dahlias, along with these fun mosaic candle holders we got from our friends at Party City! Also at each table was a white frame with the hashtag #Leemodernman or #Leelooks so that bloggers could tag their photos from the event. To round out the setup, a milk glass vase filled with mixed nuts topped each barrel. The setup looked awesome!
For a casual cocktail party, where guests were going to be coming in and out, we wanted to keep the food simple yet exciting…and of course easy to eat! We chose to mix both savory and sweet onto one table, which turned out gorgeous. Our favorite friends at Cobblestone Catering served up some delicious treats like spicy duck meatballs, BLT bites, organic cherry tomato tartlets, and veggie summer rolls, among others. When it comes to desserts, nothing says fall like Smores and pies…and we had both, in mini of course! Don’t these look delish? Courtesy of our sweets girl AnnMarie, who you may remember from a Rainbow party we did back in April. We also had some amazing mini cupcakes from our new friends at Butterlane Bakery…The flavors were out of this world! My favorite was chocolate with caramel and sea salt…topped with popcorn…YUM!
To change things up a little, we offered mini Sigmunds pretzels, with three dipping sauces (one of which included Nutella!!) on the men’s blogger night. If you have never tried Sigmund’s pretzels, run don’t walk. They are amazing. And for the ladies night, Sweet and Savory popcorn to take with you.
We loved working with wheat in addition to florals for this event. It just felt so “fall.” We displayed two bouquets, set in glass vases filled with orange gumballs… you can find these here at Party City. For a third vase, we covered it with a pair Lee Jeans and filled it with more fall colored florals.
Each night, our menu was written out on a pair of Fall 2013 Lee Jeans using paint pens, and hung above the food table. Gorgeous!
Each blogger left the event with a new pair of denim (Score!) and also a Lee flask, which we displayed in a vintage coke crate filled with wheat grass and set on top of a wine barrel.
One amazing aspect of our job is meeting and networking with new people every single day. It’s what makes this business so fun. We especially love chatting it up with fashion bloggers like Christine Bibbo of NYC Pretty, considering Seri and I both spent 10+ years working in the fashion industry. We may be out of the industry, but we still can’t get enough!
Thanks Lee for letting Little Miss Party put together this fab event for you!