May 25, 2017

An LMP Inspired Grad Party

Hey party people! You may or may not have spotted me here and there on LMP’s Instastories and Snapchat. I’m Natalie, LMP’s best and brightest intern, (ha!).

Throughout my four years of college I’ve been juggling school, working a part time job at a local restaurant, and doing floral design on the side. Then in January I threw interning into the mix and needless to say, my brain has been fried. So after all of my hard work, my parents decided to throw me party at our home in the suburbs to celebrate my 18 years of schooling being DONE.

Of course after a few months of interning with LMP, I’ve picked up a tip or two on party must haves, set up, decor, etc. My inspiration for my graduation party actually came from The Little Miss Shower Party in a Box. I loved the simplicity of the colors… metallic and white with small touches of color. So I set my color pallet: white, silver, lavender, and iridescent touches here and there.

The first thing I did after I set my date and theme, was make a checklist of all the things I had and all the things I still needed to order or buy. Various members of my family generously donated things like tables, candy jars, chalkboard signs, linens, and more! This cut my costs down a ton! And since my parents had already paid for my 4 years of college tuition, I wanted to be very mindful of the budget.

I decided to set up a tent where all the food and beverages would be stationed (and to keep it out of the sun!)

A dessert table with a fabulous backdrop for photos and sweet treats

A table for gifts, cards, & the favors for my guests to take home

And finally a welcome sign to show my guests where to enter the backyard (this is also a good way to keep the foot traffic out of your home!)

I spent months researching decor inspiration on Pinterest and all my favorite stores like Target (where I found all my paper products) and HomeGoods (where I found all my cake stands and random decor pieces). By giving my self enough time to do the research I was able to not overspend on last minute purchases.

The week of I bought the beer, made a fruit infused Lemonade (which I actually stole from Seri’s How To Host: The Perfect Picnic)….

And helped my mom prep all the food for our 7 course meal that fed 50 people (yep, she cooked it all…. she’s insane).

With all that I had to do, I didn’t have the time to make a playlist. So, I just set my speakers to the LMP Party Playlist on Spotify. My guests LOVED it because there was something on there for everyone to enjoy.

The day before, I bought and styled all of my own flowers.

And had my amazing boyfriend, Liam, lug around all the party rentals, hang stringed lights from the trees, and clean up the backyard

Since I prepped so much in the days leading up to my party, the day of all I had to do was put out the food and take lots of pictures.

At the end of the night, it was a fast clean up since I used all disposable paper products and let guests take home any extra food, desserts, and flowers.

The party was such a success, I’m already on to planning the next family affair…. Maybe I’ll share that one too :)

Until next time!

xx, Natalie
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May 24, 2017

LMP Custom Boxes

Did you know….

We build custom party boxes?

Yep. Just for you.

Name your theme or colors, items you want to see in there and we’ll send you a box full of ideas as quickly as possible.

For those of you who already caught on to our little game here…we’ve seen some pretty fabulous themes and the boxes are out of control!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Little Man

Mermaids under the Sea

Backyard Tea Party

There’s so much more.

Keep ’em coming people. We love making your party dreams come to life!

Now can you do us a favor? When you throw these parties, with the Little Miss Party in a Box…can you please send us pictures?  We are dying to see!

Little Miss Party in a Box. Build a Party Box with us Here.

xx, Seri
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May 22, 2017

How To Host: The Perfect Picnic

Today…we’re going on a picnic. The weather has warmed up, the farmer’s markets in full swing and we want to GET OUTSIDE!

Having a picnic with your friends is so easy…if you’re organized. Assume there is nothing at the park so you have to bring it all. If you come prepared, you’ll have the most fabulous time.

When I go on a picnic I like to pack a little lunch box for each of my friends so we’re not scrambling at the park with serving a lot of different dishes. I make sandwiches, pack up fruit and add a sweet treat.

Nothing compliments a picnic more perfectly than lemonade. I buy a store bought bottle and add in sliced strawberries, lemon rounds and a few sprigs of mint.

The cherries looked so perfect so I grabbed a bag and ditto for the mini apple pie that I found in the Union Square Farmer’s Market.

I couldn’t resist grabbing a bunch of lilacs to bring along with us. They smelled so amazing and looked so pretty on our picnic blanket.

Since there’s a lot to schlep over to the park when having a picnic, I ask my friends to meet me at my apartment so they can help carry all the supplies and we can walk to the park together.

I brought a long a few paper plates, plastic cups and a knife to cut the pie. I also brought a paper bag for our trash and of course blankets and pillows.

We may or may not have snuck in a few cans of bubbly…shhhh.  Keep that on the down low.

See how to host the perfect picnic with our latest “How to Host” video. Enjoy!

Tell us what you think about our Host to Host the perfect picnic video and we will draw one lucky person to win our GET OUTSIDE party in a box – shipped in a picnic basket! Winner will be announced on Wednesday May 24th at 3pm.  

xx, Seri
Party conversation
  1. Carly Jones

    I love a picnic. Most ppl think a sandwich and a blanket is enough but I love the extra touches like flowers (and bubbly).

  2. Celinda

    I have been dying to use my picnic basket ! Thanks for the idea … my cousin just had a baby last month and this could be just the right outing for us ! Thanks for the tip on the pie

  3. Michelle

    Love the video and this post. So many cute fun ideas for a picnic. Love the thought of bringing fresh flowers along!

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May 15, 2017

A Bachelorette Bash with DivaDance

You know we’re in the thick of wedding season right now. May flowers bring weddings, bachelorettes and bridal showers!

Now when we launched the Little Miss Bachelorette Party in a Box we wanted to know how girls would be celebrating with it…so we did our research.

What did we discover? Lots. One of the best finds? DivaDance. We were immediately intrigued so we got in touch to find out what this DivaDance was all about.

I received a response immediately. And not just any response, but the most enthusiastic, excited to connect with us response ever.

Head Diva, founder and CEO Jami Stigliano was thrilled we found her and the feeling was mutual. She explained how DivaDance works and it was exactly how we hoped…

DivaDance is a full blown dance party for you and your friends. A cool, ready to “slay” professional dancer shows up and teaches your group an easy to follow dance routine. They offer DivaDance classes in NYC for folks who want to dance off some steam, get a work out, meet new people and have fun. We of course were all over this dance class and tested one to find out if we could keep up…

We had a blast and had a smile on our faces for the entire hour. It was so much fun.

And don’t be fooled, no one in the class knew how to dance. That’s part of the fun of it is just going with the moves and enjoying the music. you guys no seriously, it’s so fun!

We knew after not only meeting Jami in person but dancing with Jami that we were a match made in heaven.

We love to dance

+

We love to party.

Boom.

So now let’s talk about DivaDance and Little Miss Party.

PARTY PEOPLE:
What’s the occasion?
Think Sister’s 35th birthday party
Friend’s Bachelorette
Girls just wanna have fun

Gather your gals, pop that confetti and make it festive, dance and have FUN.

Here’s how you make this happen:
Book your DivaDance party here.
Order your Little Miss Party in a Box for all tableware + decor and guess what?  We have a discount code for you! Enter LMPlovesDivaDance at checkout and save 10%!
Invite your friends over.
Pick up some prosecco + maybe a few cupcakes…
PARTY!

Was that a joke?  Sounds too easy right? Well it is THAT EASY.

Naturally, we like to keep our glasses full with bubbly, wine and water, duh!  Have to hydrate.

Bottom line you guys…if you like to have fun, sing and dance your heart out to great music with a few cocktails to follow then we’ve got you.

Want to learn more about the DivaDance classes and pop ups around the country? Make sure you’re signed up for the DD Newsletter.

We love you Jami!  You are the ultimate DIVA! We LOVE dancing + partying with you, girl. Mwah!

 

Big huge thanks to Dave Robbins Photography for always making us look so good in photos.

xx, Seri
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May 10, 2017

DIY Floral “Mom” Letters

Mother’s Day is an important holiday to the whole team at LMP; some of us are mothers, and the rest of us are always looking for a reason to celebrate ours. I wanted to make something special this year as a decoration for the perfect Mother’s Day breakfast.

Here’s what you need:
M & O cardboard letters (we got ours on Amazon!)
Fake Flowers
Hot Glue Gun
Exacto Knife

Step 1: Use the Exacto knife to slice around the edges of the letters.

Step 2: After cutting all the way around, remove the top portion and the support boards inside to create a hollow shape.

Step 3: Begin gluing your strand of flowers inside the letters by tracing around the edge, using glue every 1-2 inches. Repeat along the insides of the letters until full.

Step 5: Remove any excess flowers and fill in the gaps. Now you’re ready to style them into any Mother’s Day Celebration!

I know I can’t wait to spend time with my mom this weekend. Giving her something I made with my own hands is just an added bonus.

xx, Maggie
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