April 27, 2017

Let’s Flamingle

Flamingos. How chic are Flamingos? Every time I visit Palm Springs I always make a special pitstop at the JW Marriott Hotel just to say hello to their…flamingos. What a beautiful bird that is!

Since I live on the east coast where there are NO signs of real flamingos, I settle for the plastic version. Cute and perfect for a party.

Invite a few friends over, set up your flamingos, open some rosé and FLAMINGLE!

I seem to have tons of tissue fans in my closet so I thought it would be fun to create a backdrop with white + black fans taped to the wall and I added in these amazing bamboo leaf paper plates. GAH. I love.

A flamingo party means let loose and have fun. We broke out my favorite Shop Bando Party straw that Abby gifted me and sip sipped away.

Once the party is over? I put those flamingos right into my yard + garden you know why? They keep the deer away!  I swear. It works.

Happy Flamingling!

xx, Seri
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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 11, 2017

Green Tea Sangria

Earth Day is coming up (April 22nd to be exact) and we are taking every opportunity to get in the spirit here at LMP, since we need to be kind to our Earth, now more than ever!

This week, I’m combining two of my favorite beverages – white wine and green tea… to make Green Tea Sangria!

Here’s what you need:
-1 bottle white wine (we used our favorite, Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc)
-4 green tea bags
-4 cups hot water
-fresh mint
-fresh lemon
-honey

Here’s what to do:
1) Bring your 4 cups of water to a boil.  Transfer hot water to a pitcher and steep 4 tea bags for about 10 minutes, or to your desired strength.
2) Remove tea bags, and add 1 tbsp of honey to pitcher of hot tea.  Stir gently to mix.  Put pitcher in fridge to cool for about 1 hour.


3) Once cooled, remove pitcher of tea.  In each cocktail glass, fill about 1/3 of the way with white wine.


4) On top of the white wine, fill each glass the rest of the way with chilled tea.  Garnish with lemon slice and fresh mint.

Voila! Super easy, light and delicious.  Think about enjoying this on your front porch on a springy day. Feeling relaxed? So are we!

Until next time…

xx, Abby
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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
Party conversation
  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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