May was a slam-packed month here at LMP and it seemed that each party and event was more fun than the next !! We really do love our jobs :) I am excited to share this next one with you…
Surprise parties are always fun to be a part of, especially when it’s to celebrate a huge milestone like the big 5-0. We had received a call from an extremely sweet client Cathy who wanted to do just that for her husband’s birthday celebration. Since her husband is a huge poker fan, Cathy knew she wanted a Boardwalk Empire theme (um, amazing!) and decided on Casa Nonna for the venue. Casa Nonna is a fabulous Italian restaurant located just South of Times Square. The space itself is open and inviting, the food is delicious and during a day-time event, Cathy got the whole restaurant to her and her guests! A huge perk in a packed city like New York. Guests were welcomed with a few signature drinks along with homemade pizzas and antipasta. The scene was set…now to the decor.
Boardwalk Empire is an American period drama series set in Atlantic City during the Prohibition Era. Our brains were already exploding with great ideas. We started with the centerpieces for the tables…emptied bottles of Scotch, Whiskey and Bourbon served as vases for crimson red roses. Clear glass vases were filled with poker chips or dice and used as anchors for the table numbers. Clear candelabras were draped with white pearls and fedoras topped some of the tables.
Each place setting had a custom menu featuring an art deco logo our girl Ali created for the event.
Well, it’s official…I’m having a baby! Technically, it’s been ‘official’ for a little over 35 weeks now, but for me it became real a few weeks ago when Seri and 3 of my best friends threw me an amazing “Pregnant in Heels” baby shower. Now, I am not one for showers…I know, I know — it’s such a huge part of our business. I just like hosting way more than being the guest of honor. Especially these days when I’m starting to feel like my stomach needs its own zip code. But I have to say, thanks to Seri and the girls, the night turned out perfectly. Here’s how it all went down.
Since the summer weekends fill up quickly, everyone decided a weekday night would be way easier for people to attend. A Thursday night with my closest friends? Sounds good to me! Aimee graciously offered to host at her amazing new apartment in Cobble Hill. As I walked up the stairs, I could hear the girls voices and was so surprised when I opened the door to see one of my best friends Jessica had driven up 8 hours from Virginia !!! She too is expecting, and we hadn’t seen each other pregnant so it was super fun to see her with a little belly of her own.
As I put down my stuff and headed into the kitchen I was filled with emotion as I saw all of my favorite people there AND the ridiculously perfect decor and setup that was going on !!! This party had Seri written all over it.
Where do I begin? Let’s start with the food table…check this out. Wooden letters spray painted and then covered in baby pics of Brian and I were the center of the table…so creative!
It’s no secret that we love a good party…especially one that celebrates 70 years of fabulous! A few weeks ago we designed and planned a 70th birthday soiree for a fabulous client named Asher. It all started in a raw loft in the East 40s….
In NYC, a “raw” loft space or party space is one that is completely empty and able to be transformed by bringing in everything – All furniture, tables, chairs, dishes, plates, etc. It is literally a blank canvas. When we walked into this raw space on East 45th Street, we were shocked to see there were no walls, outlets, or even lights of any kind! Wow, was this raw !! Over the next few weeks we helped crews determine where to put in all electrical outlets, how to string up the fantastic bulb lights we bought and even brought in a professional lighting company to add strategic spot lights around the space… Once the walls were up and painted white, the concrete floor was sealed and the bulb lights were strung, it was time to get to work finalizing our design for this fabulous event. Here is a before and after shot!
Asher wanted a casual party, but still one that people would be talking about for weeks to come. He is known for his past milestone birthday parties, which he throws every 5 years, the previous one being held at the iconic Katz’s deli and even featured Cirque De Soleil performers…wow, pretty impressive! Our immediate thought when discussing casual food options was the ever popular trend of food trucks. In almost every big city across the country, The Food Truck revolution has taken the food industry by storm, and even made its way to reality TV. In NYC, the best food trucks have a cult following and are now being seen everywhere from weddings to huge corporate events. We sought out the best of the best, and brought them in to serve our “dinner course” to guests. The variety and selections were amazing. As guests arrived, they were greeted with sparkling wine & water along with Thai Chicken dumplings and Vegetarian Edamame dumplings from Rickshaw Dumpling.
It’s always nice when good talent falls right into your lap…right?
We were recently contacted by photographer Melissa Robin. After browsing the photographs on her site we were immediately hooked and dying to work with her. She spent some time shooting an event we did last weekend for the most adorable 3 year old boy’s birthday party at the incredible New York Fire Museum…and her pics turned out even better then we imagined and she was delightful to work with. Check it out…
Happy Birthay Austen! Turning the fun age of 3 is made so much more exciting when you get to do it in a Fire Museum. I know from my lil man…he’s obsessed with anything — fire! Fireman Sam is a character who frequents our ipads in my house….and so it was a theme I was pretty excited to take on and get my son involved with the planning which he just loved!
Michelle called it best with the theme which is an important one to teach our kids: Stop, drop & roll…
So check this one out…she’s 40. She’s hot. She wanted color + candy. Jen wanted to party in style…with hearts, love, family and friends. Jen had her 40th birthday celebration at Avenue night club on a bumpin’ Saturday night. What a great venue for a private party in their upstairs room that is a nice size to gather with lounge-y couches, good music and old school Pacman games.
Jen is a hard working city gal who wanted to shine in silver. We worked her favorite color pink into a saucy palette with black and white mixed in.