September 20, 2017

DIY Chic Skull Vases

Every fall it seems like Halloween creeps up on us before we know it, so this year we really wanted to get ahead of the game with our decor. There’s nothing worse than reaching the end of October and realizing you didn’t even have a chance to put out your pumpkins!

For our most recent Halloween Party in a Box photoshoot, I wanted to add some details to the table. Seri had these old, ugly skulls laying around and I knew they just wouldn’t fit into our decor selection. So instead, I transformed them into chic Halloween-y vases!

Here’s what you will need:

  1. Hallow plastic skulls, made of a softer plastic
  2. Exacto Knife
  3. Black, white, and metallic spray paint
  4. Krazy glue
  5. Sparkles
  6. Masking tape

Step 1: Carefully use your Exacto knife to cut into the top of the skull. Make sure the skull is standing upright and the hole is directly on top, where the flowers will stand straight.

Step 2: Bring your skulls outside and give them a base coat of spray paint. We started with black, but you can really use any color scheme you’d like!

Step 3: After drying, decorate! We made one skull sparkly, using krazy glue and sparkles to create a “dripping” effect.

We created one ombre effect by lightly spraying white paint from directly above.

Finally, we used the masking tape to block off sections of black and cover the open spots with silver paint.

And, voila! A perfect addition to our Halloween table.

 

xx, Maggie
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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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December 29, 2016

Best of LMP in Twenty Sixteen

Looking back on our year it was almost impossible to choose the highlights. There were SO MANY! Wow. I’m so proud of what we have accomplished and what we have in store for the future. From the bottom of our hearts we thank YOU for following along and supporting our dreams of partying for a living.

Without further ado…here is a recap of our favorite moments from the year 2016…

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We ate a LOT of cake…for A very special Sixtieth + Dylan’s First Birthday + Luke’s 4th Summer Soiree and an NYC Barnyard Bash.

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We blew up a LOT of Balloons! For a 6th Birthday Movie Screening + an Around the World Bat Mitzvah + a Surprise 40th Birthday party turned WEDDING + The Mommy Shorts Book Party.

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We committed to helping others with the team whom we love at Sips for Sunrise + the children in the clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital + We walked in the garden with Dr. Oz.

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We got to party down with the global team at MAYBELLINE.

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Little Miss Party in a Box was all over the news with the Halloween Box on NBC + The Every Day Soiree was the perfect set up for Mother’s Day Brunch + we launched the first ever Kids Bash in a Box + New Years Eve was a HIT, as always.

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We visited the White House to see Michelle Obama speak about healthy eating (MAN are we gonna MISS HER!) + We threw an all white party to honor the launch of the very colorful Cheeky Party-ware + We turned a boardroom into a lush, gorgeous garden for Vanity Fair Lingerie + We rocked a 50th birthday party in St. Barths.

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We made a debut on YouTube with all kinds of PARTY content! LMP expert tips + “The most beautiful Baby Shower we have ever seen” says Kathie Lee and Hoda + Gavin and Luke make guacamole + We made a Charcuterie surfboard for a bachelorette party in partnership with Hallmark.

We kicked off the weekend every Friday with a new, beautiful recipe from Simply Beautiful Eating

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We drank our way through Tuesdays every week with Abby’s cocktails

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And then there was Leo. Closing out the year with our newest team member…

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A big, huge CONGRATS to Michelle and her family on this precious gift, baby Leo who arrived on December 12th, 2016.

We hope your year was just as fabulous as ours was. We wish you a healthy and happy new year. Be safe, friends. Our love, LMP.

xx, Seri
Party conversation
  1. Laura Sharp

    I love the first day of snow, everything is so white, sparkling and peaceful!

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October 25, 2016

Spiced Gin, Ginger and Cider Cocktail

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Pretty sure we’ve mentioned this to you all before, but here at LMP, Halloween is our absolute FAVORITE holiday. It literally requires you to dress up and throw fabulous themed parties with cool, spooky decor… what could be better??

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Since Halloween is coming up on Monday, I made this weeks cocktail with the idea in mind that this one would be an excellent option to serve at your costume shindig! Introducing… the Spiced Gin, Ginger and Apple Cider. This baby uses the finest and freshest Fall ingredients that will definitely be a hit among your guests.

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Here’s what you need:
-gin
-fresh apple cider
-fresh apples
-ginger ale
-ground cinnamon
-ground nutmeg
-ice

Here’s what to do:
1) Add ice to each of your cocktail glasses. Measure out 1.5 oz. of gin into each glass on top of the ice.
2) Add 2 oz. of ginger ale to each glass.  Fill the rest of each glass to the top with apple cider.

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3) Sprinkle some cinnamon and nutmeg to the top of each of your glasses.  Gently stir spices and ingredients together.
4) Add a few apple slices and an apple wedge to the rim of each glass for garnish.

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Sip, and enjoy! This drink is perfect to serve at your upcoming Halloween Party. I styled these with these awesome bat stirrers that we had in our studio left over from a shoot.

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This drink would fit in perfectly with our Halloween Party in a Box, which was just featured on the Today Show yesterday! We are ALMOST sold out — get yours while they are still available 🎃

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Cheers, and Happy Halloween!

xx, Abby
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October 21, 2016

Chef Luke makes guacamole with his brother

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This week Chef Luke welcomed his brother, Gavin into the kitchen with him. With all the holidays coming up Luke decided to make his favorite party food…guacamole. He’s serving his guacamole…in a hollowed out pumpkin for a Halloween Party. Pretty perfect.

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First things first…we needed some avocados. Luke went with Gavin and Kathleen to the supermarket to pick these up before getting started so they had to be ripe. Ripe avocados are soft when you squeeze them but not too soft or they will be brown when you cut inside.

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To cut the guacamole you want to take your knife and circle it around the entire avocado. Then you twist and it will come apart. You can stab the pit with your knife to pull it out. Just be careful!

Once you’ve got the avocado split in half, take a spoon and go around the skin to scoop out the flesh. Or just squeeze it out like Chef Luke and Gavin discovered they could do…

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Once you’ve got your avocado in a bowl, you want to hit it with some lime juice so it doesn’t turn brown. Then you mash, smash n mash.

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While Luke was mashing…Gavin was busy chopping tomatoes to add in next. Using a child safe knife he chopped up plum tomatoes into cubes.

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They added tomatoes, chopped red onion, a teaspoon of minced garlic, salt and pepper. Now STIR.

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To serve the guacamole dip they filled up a hollowed out pumpkin. How festive is this for fall? Perfect for a Halloween party or playdate.

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And don’t forget your Halloween Party in a Box. Now on sale! Enter LMP20 to receive $20 off your next order. Happy Halloween Eating!

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OH, and here’s a little video of the whole process :)

xx, Seri
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