September 25, 2017

A Chic & Easy Halloween Party

Last week the fall holidays kicked off with Rosh Hashanah and from here on out it’s just holiday after holiday. The best of the bunch, in my opinion, is Halloween because there’s no right or wrong way to celebrate.

Every year, we sell a limited edition Halloween Party in a Box and this year may very well be my favorite.

We tailored this Halloween’s Party Box to both the young + old. Whether you’re hosting a Halloween playdate for the kids or adults only cocktail soiree, we’ve got you covered with this party for 8 people.

In the box you’ll find a chic collection of tableware and decor. One of my favorite items is the plastic cauldron that can be used in so many ways. We found an assortment of fall flowers in the market and used the cauldron as a vase to make a beautiful arrangement for the table. We put the flowers into a cup before placing into the cauldron to avoid leaking.

You can of course use the cauldron so many other ways. If you plan to purchase this party in a box for a children’s party at home or in their classroom you can fill the cauldron with snacks!

The black and white balloons that we have included this year are my favorite. Simply take them to your local party store to inflate with helium or grab yourself a Balloon Time Helium Tank to inflate the balloons at home. Use the balloons as a backdrop for your table or to take photos in front of with the BOO balloons that are also included.

Since it’s Halloween, you can get away with serving a menu of sweets at your party. We went over to our local bakery, Empire Cake and picked up a red velvet cake with a buttercream frosting and asked if they could drizzle the top with red frosting. Now stick a knife into the cake and scream!

How about some witches broomsticks for mini donuts? Pretty perfect right? And we made these with decorative wheat that I had lying around in a jar at home. Find the DIY for these broomsticks here.

You’ll find a tub of mini pumpkins in this Party Box which can be used in so many different ways. We found some bamboo skewers in the kitchen and stuck one of these pumpkins on each to make drink stirs. You could use them as confetti for the table, to top on your cake and so much more.

Now how about a little fun since it’s Halloween…? We included a set of Halloween themed tattoos that are SO FAB for the kids and/or adults! They are so easy to put on and come off with soap, water and a little scrubbin’.

As for the tableware, it’s disposable (make sure to recycle!) but you could also hand wash the items (I would keep that glitter cutlery for-eva!) and reuse.

You can clearly see how chic this box is but now I’m going to prove to you just how easy it is to set up. Watch and learn friends…

Find the Little Miss Halloween Party in a Box for sale here and now on Etsy too!

Happy Halloween!

xx, Seri
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September 11, 2017

DIY Broomstick Skewers

In my personal opinion, Fall begins the moment September arrives. My favorite event of fall is, of course, Halloween! At LMP we’ve been preparing for Halloween ahead of time, because we’re so excited for all the parties, costumes, and fun decor that comes with this holiday.

Our first DIY for Halloween are these easy broomstick skewers, which are perfect for adding decor to your table. You will need plain wooden skewers, dried wheat grass, hot glue, and string.

Step 1: Cut off the head of one stem, and cut down the rest of the stem into 2-3 inch pieces.

Step 2: Glue the head of the wheat to the end of a skewer.

Step 3: Line up the skewer and the wheat pieces over your string and then tie it tightly around the head of the wheat.

Step 4: Use the hot glue around the edges of the string, and cut down the excess length.

Step 5: Skewer up your favorite treats and SET THE TABLE!

Happy Fall!

xx, Maggie
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August 16, 2017

A Dreamy First birthday

I’m sure you’ve heard of first birthday shoots before. The baby of honor sits around smashing a cake with perfectly styled props all around him or her. Well thats what we had the pleasure of working on just a few weeks ago, except we took it to a whole other level.

The backdrop for this posh shoot was in our client’s Brooklyn apartment. The clean white lines served as a blank canvas for us to work off of. The wooden dinning table, being the star of the show.

All shoots must have a theme, and for this we went with a rustic bubble bath. Doesn’t sound like it would work right? Well it did, oh so chicly. We blew up huge jumbo balloons to act as bubbles, these were floating all around the floor and were kept on hand to throw up in the air as pictures were taken of the guest of honor.

No bubble bath is complete without rubber duckies. Thats why for this we had to incorporate them, but with an edge. We found ducks of all different shapes and sizes and sprayed them a metallic silver and then glued glitter crowns to each for a festive look.

For a dramatic look on the table, Natalie created an all white floral runner down the center of the table, hanging off down to the floor.

To create dimension on the book shelves that we styled, we took old library books and covered them with pretty paper. Maggie hand wrote words, the birthday and name of the child on each. For extra texture, we threw in honeycombs and paper lanterns so that we would have a variety for our “bubbles”.

First birthdays mean big, fabulous cakes. We worked with our favorite Brooklyn bakery, Nine Cakes, who knows how to master the “naked” cake look. We’re sure you’ve seen the trend happening on Pinterest. Each table setting had its own person cake and we had larger ones styled around our runner.

The pictures turned out better than we could have ever imagined thanks to Dave Robbins Photography. These photos will definitely be keepsakes for this happy family for years to come.

xx, Seri
Party conversation
  1. Mary

    Absolutely love this theme and the soft neutral tones and white light. Its all so delicate and lovely. The bubbles are such a unique and charming touch. Love it all! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Princess & Tiaras

    This just looks so perfect! Surely the soft natural hues give it a whole new feel. It comes across as one of the most amazing birthday party theme for 1st birthday of babies.

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August 9, 2017

Chef Luke Makes Candy Sushi

Chef Luke is BACK! He took a short break from his cooking show because he’s been extremely booked; camp, dates with mom, swim lessons, and all the attention throughout “The Summer of Luke” have been very exhausting. Luckily, his partner in crime, Chef Gavin, returned home from sleep away camp last week, and they insisted on cooking together.

They’ve done it again with this super fun recipe for Candy Sushi, which we adapted from Kraft. Watch the full video to see how it’s done!

Enjoy!

xx, Maggie
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August 3, 2017

A Parisian themed Bridal Shower

Hosted by the bride’s mother and soon-to-be mother in law, we celebrated a Parisian-inspired bridal shower lunch at a quaint restaurant in Toronto’s Distillery District. Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie is a venue fit for a chic event like this one. The room is decked out in vintage décor, art, and mirrors. The beautiful windows, lighting, and ceilings make the space charming and full of character.

Guests enjoyed a lovely three-course lunch. Guests could choose to start with either a tomato soup or Caesar salad. The main course was a choice between salmon or chicken. And finally, the sweetest course of all was a maraschino cherry tartlet, with vanilla and salted caramel ice cream.

This shower will filled with many traditional-game-loving guests, but we kept it simple and only played a few games that didn’t really involve much movement. Games were organized at each guests’ seat and they were simple and sweet. One of our favorites was He Said, She Said. The game card had a variety of different statements and guests had to guess who they thought said each – the bride or the groom! Another crowd pleaser was the Date Night Jar. Guests were able to write a fun date idea for the happy couple and place them in a jar for the bride and groom to use when they’re stuck for a date idea! 

The dessert table was created with a two-tiered semi naked cake as the focal point. Also included on the sweet table was a variety of cookies and squares made for the taking. There were to-go containers ready for the ladies to pack up as many cookies as they could fit!

The lovely groom-to-be popped in at the end for a quick hello and flower drop off. 

At the end of the party guests walked away with “thank you” succulents potted in gold sprayed terra cotta pots. It was the perfect send off to the most perfect shower.

Party Credits
Photography – Magnolia Studios
Venue – Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie
Floral Design – Coriander Girl
Invitations, Place cards, Menus – Minted
Cake – Nutmeg Bakeshop 
Event Planning and Styling – Daniella Visconti for Little Miss Party and Debi Traub of Simply Beautiful Eating

xx, Seri
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