October 12, 2017

A Skully Halloween Party

This is it folks…Halloween is less than 3 weeks away. What are your plans?

Around here we typically celebrate Halloween three times…first with the kids class, then trick or treating in our building and finally an adults-only party where cauldrons of booze are flowing.

However you are celebrating…we have got the Halloween Party in a Box for you!

Check this out for tips and tricks and more inspiration

And don’t forget to watch our fall DIY flower crowns video to make your Halloween outfit perfectly chic.

To your Halloween Party in a Box here’s what you need to add:

-Champagne, wine and beer. Put a bottle on ice in the cauldron and keep the rest cold in your fridge for guests to help themselves. Make sure to also have plenty of water and a sparkling juice for those who are not drinking, on hand.

-SWEET EATS: yesssss. We went with red and yellow macarons from Made by Pauline and a bloody red velvet cake.

(Cupcakes with the same bloody theme could be a cute alternative and super easy to try at home!)

-Take the orange pumpkins in our party box and spray them gold for an updated metallic look.

-Mood lighting: Dim the lights and fire up some candles.

-Get into the spirit with costumes. We went with sugar skull inspired face paint by Sheila Jordan Art.

Happy Halloween planning!

Shop the Little Miss Halloween Party in a Box now.

xx, Seri
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October 9, 2017

DIY Fall Flower Crown

With Halloween approaching, the LMP team knew it was necessary to come up with a *killer* costume to celebrate. This whole “Day of the Dead” trend totally speaks to us, so naturally we had to hop on board. Our friend Sheila agreed to join the fun with providing amazing sugar skull makeup while I worked with Natalie on creating amazing fall floral crowns that would add the perfect pop of color to our Halloween Party in a Box setup.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1. Floral Wire

2. Floral Tape

3. Fake Flowers in autumn colors

4. Fake Greenery

5. Wire Clippers

Watch and LEARN! (See all steps listed below the video)

Steps:

1. use your floral wire to measure the circumference of your head

2. clip your wire and twist the ends together

3. secure the connection with floral tape

4. clip and organize your greenery and florals for assembly

5. add the greenery to the crown and secure with floral tape

6. add various flowers throughout the crown and secure with floral tape

We can’t wait to share more photos with you from our Halloween Party Photoshoot with our favorite costumes ever! Stay tuned this week for more spooky fun.

xx, Maggie
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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 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:

Hallow plastic skulls, made of a softer plastic
Exacto Knife
Black, white, and metallic spray paint
Krazy glue
Sparkles
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 14, 2017

Let’s play with the table

Rosh Hashanah is next week and my favorite part about hosting our family over for this Jewish holiday dinner is setting the table. Now that I have built up a collection of tableware, napkins and glassware I have a few options to play with.

Today I’m playing with a few of my favorite tableware combinations. Once I determine my tableware, I can come up with a plan for flowers, name cards and a fun signature drink.

Table setting #1: I love the black base here, makes the white marble plate pop right off the table. The copper utensils are to die for and the yellow pop is just perfect. I would pair this setting with low copper bud vases with fresh white and deep purple florals. Some tall taper candles in glass votives will round out the table nicely providing soft lighting across the table.

Table setting #2: Totally obsessed with the mint + pink color combo not to mention the kaleidoscope utensils. Be still my heart. With this setting I would use bright white vases with pink, white and green florals. A set of small glass dishes or cubes with pillar candles will round out the setting well.

Table setting #3: Most definitely for the winter holidays, this tartan clad setting screams LET’S CELEBRATE! For this setting I would create a table runner out of leafy greens such as pine needles and Italian Ruscus. Pinecones would look gorgeous styled within along with some shallow gold bowls of ornaments.

Table setting #4: How about paper? Faux pas? NO! I love it. Makes for an easy clean up and with the right assortment can look super chic. You know we have a shop where we sell tons of stunning paper products so your table can look just like ours right?

Have any amazing table setting tips to share with us? Please do so in the comments!  We would love to hear.

xx, Seri
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