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
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  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!

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August 14, 2017

How fun is taco Tuesday?!

I’m sure everyone has a go to meal when you have a crowd to feed. Mine is Tacos. So easy right? And during the summer, the fruits and veggies are so fresh. It’s so colorful and delicious!

Truth me told, I use the store bought box. I pick up a pound or two of fresh ground meat to brown up and set bowls of fresh toppings:

sour cream

cheese

pico de gallo

guacamole

Oh and of course….cocktails.

Abby served Spicy Pineapple Grapefruit Palomas and they were out of this world.

We had leftover pineapple juice from Abby’s cocktail so we turned that into a pitcher of fruity mocktails for the boys. It was the juice combined with all the citrus we could find in the fridge. Yum! They loved being part of the action.

I had leftover herbs so I put them into a small jar of water and picked flowers from the garden to add a little fun to the table.

Now load up corn or flour tacos and ENJOY! Taco Tuesday Rules.

xx, Seri
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August 2, 2017

Women who Inspire

After having children I met a few fellow moms through preschool and clients of Little Miss Party Planner, whom I bonded with immediately. Every one of them, is running their own business.

As always, I designed and ordered invitations for Colette to mail to the list of guests from Minted. They have the best selection of invites especially when you’re looking for something sophisticated and classy.

I connected most with women who were inspiring and motivating to me and through each of them I met so many more fabulous women.

It’s remarkable how much talent there is out there and the best part is sharing it with each other.

Just before the summer, my dear friend, Colette Lettieri who has a beautiful home in Westhampton and asked me if I’d like to join her in hosting a party for a group of fabulous women.  Of course I said, YES!

It was a perfect day for rosé and brunch by the pool. I styled the backyard with balloon garlands and florals centering the barcart and creating a stage for photos.

We worked with Sophie from Patio Artistry for floral arrangements in my favorite Dwell vases that I placed around the backyard.

Colette is friends with this wonderful chef, Carol Galanty who came in to make a delicious spread of brunch for the ladies. Carol also gave the guests a cooking demo making summer rolls with her beautiful daughter.  The recipe was super easy to mimic at home so everyone went home with new information that they could use after the party.

Another friend of Colette’s, Christie Hoyt, is a personal fitness trainer and sommelier! Christie worked with Carol to set a Belini bar with an assortment of fresh squeezed juices. Christie also filled the bar cart with tons of rosé which was so nice to sip on that beautiful day.

You know I have a deep obsession with the balloon garlands from One Stylish Party so when I saw the columns on the deck in Colette’s backyard I just to doll them up with tons of balloons!  I styled in fresh florals all through the balloons and added some stems into the bar cart for an unexpected look.

There were so many wonderful woman to chat with at the party and I walked away with tons of  new contacts, an awesome goodie bag and a few new friends. Was a pretty perfect party with Women Who Inspire.

Party Credits
Host and Lifestyle consultant: Colette Lettieri
Photography:  Striffler Photo
Sommelier & Personal fitness trainer:  Christie Hoyt
Catering:  Carol Galanty
Balloon Garlands:  One Stylish Party
Invitation:  Minted
Flowers: Patio Artistry

xx, Seri
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July 5, 2017

Setting the table with Alchemy Fine Home

I’m a little obsessed when it comes to setting the table. The dishes need to be perfectly placed on the table, napkins well pressed and styled in a unique way, pretty glassware and unique utensils. So when Alchemy Fine Home invited me into their NYC showroom to “play” with their vast collection of registry items, I said YES!

Alchemy Fine Home combines artfully curated, distinctive home décor shopping with an ‘Interior Design Concierge’ customer service to make home styling simple.  When it comes to planning the perfect tablescape, accessorizing your home or designing your wedding registry, their design experts will assist you in making the ideal selection.  Shop exquisite designer home décor, lighting, accent furniture and tabletop collections with unparalleled panache and ease.   

I had a ball in that showroom.  Omg I didn’t know what to get my hands on first. I was gaga over all the modern white plates rimmed with nickel and gold so for my mock table setting I used a little bit of both.

I love using color, especially in a tablescape. I found the most fabulous napkins with orange and pink tassels that I combined on the table with bright, fresh flowers.

I wanted to sit down and enjoy a meal with this gorgeous setting. But this was all just for fun. Actually, Alchemy ran a contest for the best tablescape. I didn’t win. But I sure did have fun.

Learn more and shop Alchemy Fine Home here.
Photos by Maggie Marguerite

xx, Seri
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June 7, 2017

First comes Love, then comes the Baby…

We plan a lot of bridal showers here at Little Miss Party and honestly? It’s our favorite party to plan. Our brides are so excited to get married and we get to make their bridal shower party dreams come true.

9 times out of 10, our brides call us a few years after the shower and ask us if we can plan their BABY Shower! First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby with the baby carriage!

A year later, we get another call…time to celebrate Junior’s first birthday! Can you please style the party?!

With that, we quickly realized there are folks who don’t live in NYC and cannot use our services, so to reach these people and ensure they are having a party just as pretty as the ones they see on our website, we launched Little Miss Party in a Box.

LMP in a Box has been around now for two years. We receive the most wonderful feedback from our customers who tell us that our party boxes “saved” them! A few of our favorite notes…

What a party success! We used everything! Everyone was wondering how I had time to coordinate everything- I said I had a Little Miss Party in a Box for help! Keep in touch! Thanks a bunch! Xo
-Sherri Levine

THANK YOU so much for bringing my birthday inspo to life! The room looked incredible with all the decorations for truly a memorable TWINNING birthday celebration that brought together our families in town from across the country. I cannot say this enough, we could not have had this type of birthday celebration WITHOUT your your amazing service and creative support. Everything from the custom flowers for the wall and the light up marquee hearts were just stunning touches to detail that added to the theme. There is just not enough time in the day and I am so grateful to have found your company. I hope to use you again for future party needs!
-Jayne Babine

Now we have new party boxes online and we’re so excited to share with you. Specifically today I’m super excited to introduce the new Little Miss Shower Party in a Box that you can drop down the menu to purchase as a “love” bridal shower box OR a “baby” shower. We’ve got new plates with the cutest party lingo, glitter utensils and our PARTY PEOPLE cups which you can now buy separately.

Whether you’re planning a shower or a birthday party for a child or a grown up, we’ve got you with our one-stop-shop party boxes.

Cheers!

xx, Seri
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  1. Corinne

    What an adorable baby sprinkle. I just threw my sister in laws and recognize a lot of that stuff form he dollar section at target, dont you guys just love target. I added a unique touch to her shower by using an Event YardCard, you can see pics of it here https://www.eventyardcard.com/gallery. It was really cute with little storks.

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