April 24, 2017

DIY Pretzel Bar

We love pretzels of every shape and size, with every type of type, eaten on any day of the year. What better day to eat all out favorite pretzels than on National Pretzel Day?! We set up our own pretzel bar just for the occasion, and it’s super easy for you to do too.

Step 1: Set up your bar with the following ingredients:
-Your favorite type of pretzels. We chose soft baked, rods, and mini sticks.
-Hummus, cheese dip (we used this recipe), chocolate chips
-Add-ons, like veggies for the hummus, or sprinkles for the chocolate

Step 2: Start dipping! We dipped our chocolate pretzel rods first, so the chocolate had time to harden.

Step 3: Try every kind of pretzel. Because they’re all wonderful!

Happy National Pretzel Day!

xx, Maggie
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April 18, 2017

Derby Day Mint Julep Raspberry Iced Tea

We love ourselves a good Kentucky Derby Party! Flowers, horses, big hats, booze… yes please!

When our friends at Four Roses Bourbon sent us a few bottles of their Bourbon Whiskey to try, I decided to play around and come up with a Derby Day cocktail that was a bit more non-traditional… the Mint Julep Raspberry Iced Tea!

Here’s what you need:

-Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey
-freshly brewed raspberry iced tea (you can make your own or buy at the store)
-simple syrup
-fresh raspberries
-fresh lemons
-fresh mint
-ice

Here’s what to do:
1) In a pitcher, combine 5 oz. bourbon, 2 oz. simple syrup.  Take some fresh mint sprigs and rip into pitcher to release flavor.  Stir to combine all ingredients, and top with lemon slices.
2) Fill each cocktail glass about halfway with ice.  Pour pitcher mixture on top of ice to fill each glass.
3) Garnish with lemon slice, fresh raspberry and sprig of mint.
4) Add a straw for sipping, and enjoy!

I styled these beauties on our favorite gold bar cart, which we decorated with these adorable DIY Derby Balloons, which Maggie will be teaching you how to make on the blog tomorrow!

Happy Derby Day! I hope you enjoy.

Until next week…

Photos by Maggie Antalek

xx, Abby
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April 13, 2017

How to Host a Dinner Party

I’m sure it comes as no surprise when I tell you that I host a lot of dinner parties. I truly love nothing more than having friends and/or family over for a meal, wine and good company.

Since we host so much around here we thought we should start a “How to Host” series that we could share with you all. We filmed our first series here to show you How to Host a dinner party and we’re pretty jazzed about how it turned out. We will put together a series of these videos to show you how to host the simplest of parties to holiday dinners, birthdays and more. We want to know what you think so please share your feedback with us and if there is anything in particular that you’d like to see…please let us know.

For the How to Host a dinner party series, we went through the process of planning, setting and styling the party.

With a trip to our local farmer’s market we came were inspired by all the greenery and decided on an “Earth Day” theme for this dinner party. We found air plants on Amazon which created an unexpected element to our decor and fresh herbs that we planted into pots for everyone’s place card.

You can find the DIY for our plant place cards included a recipe PDF for each on our blog here. They were so simple to makes for a beautiful little gift for your guests to take home at the end of the night.

Without further ado, we present the first of our “How to Host” series. We hope you enjoy!

Special thanks to the gals behind the lens on this one…
Video footage and Photos by Abby Copleston
Video editing by Maggie Antalek

xx, Seri
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April 10, 2017

Crafty Easter Eggs

Easter is approaching quickly, so we decided we would do this week’s DIY project with the upcoming Holiday in mind.  Seri’s boys and their friend, Eryn, came over after school and we got to crafting!

We’re always trying to find a way to repurpose supplies that we already have in the studio, so we decided to use these leftover tissue tassels to decorate Easter Eggs! You can also use regular tissue paper. Besides that, all you need are some hard boiled eggs, Mod Podge, and paint brushes.

First, we cut our tissue paper down into small pieces that would easily glue onto the eggs.

Next, we set the kids up with their own cup of Mod Podge and a paintbrush.

We were careful about showing them how to add small amounts Mod Podge to the egg before placing their pieces of tissue paper on top.

Once they had the hang of it, we let their creativity run free!

Even Seri joined in the fun to make an Easter Egg!

Luke took a quick snack break….

While Eryn worked hard to make the prettiest egg of the bunch.

It was safe to say the girls ruled this craft, but in the end, all the eggs made for the most perfect Easter decoration.

xx, Maggie
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April 5, 2017

DIY Earth Day Planters

Here at Little Miss Party, we’re majorly appreciative of Mother Earth. From our favorite flowers that decorate the office to the colorful vegetables we cook with, the natural world inspires us every day. To celebrate Earth Day this year, Seri threw a dinner party with her friends and I made a gift for each of them to bring home.

Aside from acting as their name card, these Earth Day pots each contained a recipe and plant the guest could bring home to cook with. The steps are simple:

1. Gather your supplies. You will start with spray paint (color of your choice) and clay pots.

2. Thoroughly cover the pots with your chosen color, using an old sheet to protect the ground underneath.

3. After your pots are dry, grab a pencil and a Sharpie- we chose metallic gold!

4. Outline each guest’s name in pencil. (design tip: type out the name in your favorite font on the computer and try to mimic it!)

5. Go back over the pencil outline in Sharpie so it shows up nice and bright!

6. Head to your local farmer’s market or greenhouse with your pots. We chose mint, basil, and rosemary for our guests, and had them potted on the spot.

7. Print out recipe cards that use the chosen plant for each guest to bring home. You can even print and use ours!

8. Print out the recipe card and Earth Day quote. Cut down to 3″ by 5″ and paste onto a 4″ by 6″ kraft paper card stock.

Style your table with your favorite glassware, and you’re all set to celebrate Earth Day! This is a dinner party we’re sure your guests and Mother Earth will appreciate.

xx, Maggie
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  1. Ajenje

    Wow! this is so neat! I always wonder how you come up with these DIY ideas. I can see this working for a girls get together I have coming up next month. I also think the recipe card is a big part of this idea. I am thinking I should also add a small instruction on how the plant can last longer.
    Thanks!

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