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January 22nd

Valentine’s Day with Chex…The Snack Table.

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I love a good challenge. So when Little Miss Party approached me about restyling their Halloween Chex Little Miss Party in a Box, of course I couldn’t resist!

The box arrived on my doorstep just as cute as can be. The attention to detail and adorable packaging made it feel like I was opening a present.
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I took an inventory of what I had and decided to focus on three key items to pull together a simple and sweet Valentine’s Day snack table. The other goodies will be saved to for next Halloween.

While planning out what I was going to do for the set-up, I opened up the box of Chocolate Chex and couldn’t get over how good they were just on their own. In fact, handfuls of the cereal kept disappearing each time my two young children would walk by! It was then that I realized, I could serve the Chocolate Chex straight out of the box on the snack table. I mean, it doesn’t get any more hassle free than that!
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I used the chevron favor bags embellished with a gold foil heart sticker to serve the Chex mix. And on the other side of the table, I included the black and white striped cups also embellished with the same gold foil heart sticker. Sticking with my no hassle approach to snacks on the table, I looked to my pantry and decided to add some cereal bars stacked on a cake plate in the center of the table.

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I decided to drape some gold sequin fabric behind the table and thought it could use another element, so I created an “XOXO” banner cut out from the chevron favor bags.
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To make the banner, I blew up the letters “XO” in 550 pt font in Microsoft Word. I printed and cut the letters out and traced them on the favor bags. Then I cut the letters out of the favor bags, punched holes at the top and strung the letters on a strand of jute twine. It was so easy to make and turned out so cute!
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Thanks Little Miss Party and Chex for sending along the box of goodies! I had fun putting together the snack table and my boys had even more fun devouring the treats with their friends!

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This post was written and photographed by our sweet friend Tara Berger of One Stylish Party.

categories: Cocktail party, Cocktails, desserts, Guest Post, Holiday, Holidays, Little Miss Foodie, little miss party, Party, Party Favors, Party Stylists, Sweets, Uncategorized

December 17th

Frozen in the Hamptons

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This winter we had the pleasure of doing three Frozen themed birthday parties. There was a whole lot of “Let it Go” being sung, princess dresses worn and tiaras set on top of little girls heads.
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Since Frozen paraphernalia is pretty much everywhere you turn we wanted to play off the characters and color palette of teal, purple and silver to make the theme a little more chic…
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This particular party that we are featuring today was for the sweet girls who belong to Colette Lettieri. We came in one night and transformed their kitchen into a Frozen wonderland for the girls to wake up to.
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A large marquee star from Restoration Hardware set the stage for bagels & schmear, our favorite way to serve up brunch. We styled purple and white flowers around the room. And of course we set up jumbo balloons from One Stylish Party with tissue tassel to boot.
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For the desserts we created a magical table with our friend Angela from Making that Cake. Cake pops topped with purple glitter, ombre rice krispie squares, mini cupcakes that we styled onto a bed of blue jelly beans and a cake topped with snowflakes!
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My favorite part of this party was the new discovery that we made with Imagination Lane. Deanna, the founder of this company creates custom crafts for kids tailored to specific themes or interests.
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She put together the most amazing activities for the kids at this party such as “Do you want to build a snowman”? Snowmen were waiting for the kids to stick with felt for noses and arms, googly eyes and fabric markers to decorate. Kept them busy and happy!
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Then…there was the tumble bus. Have you ever seen this? A bus pulls right onto your driveway and the kids can go inside and TUMBLE! Genius.
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Happy Birthday to our new friends, Lexi & Sloan. Hope you had the party of your dreams ladies!

All photos taken by Peahead Prints.

categories: Birthday, Brunch, Cake, Confetti, Decorating, desserts, DIY, Flowers, Little Miss Mommy, little miss party, LMP On Long Island, Party, Party Favors, Party Stylists, Photography, Toddler activities

December 16th

A Pop Up Party

Ok have you ever heard of a Pop Up Party? I hadn’t. Until my friends over at Flatiron 27 put this together…you’ve gotta check it out…
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With the holidays fast approaching, having a fully stocked bar is a must - particularly if you are hosting a New Years Eve party. Flatiron27 was inspired to create a sparkling-chic cocktail cart by our friend Little Miss Party and Little Miss New Years Eve in a box. The black and gold themed party in a box couldn’t make hosting a New Years party any easier - or more stylish. It comes with everything you need to host a bash - from the decorations, to the champagne flutes and party hats. All you need to buy is the champagne! We found an incredibly cool vintage Italian bar cart on 1st Dibs (here is one more option) and stocked it full of fun bar essentials including a Bauhaus cocktail shakerShagreen Tray and lots of metallic accents. Read on to see how we plan to decorate – and celebrate New Years in style!

INSPIRATION

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FLATIRON27 NEW YEARS BAR CART
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1. Glass Bottles with Stoppers - West Elm | 2. Tom Dixon Eclectic Tongs - abc carpet and home | 3. Crystal Bottle Stopper - homenature | 4. Chocolate Shagreen Butler Tray - Aerin | 5. Bar Trolley - 1st Dibs | 6. Bauhaus Cocktail Shaker - Stardust Modern | 7. Lustre Bottle Opener - Kelly Wearsler | 8. Direction Bar Glasses - Crate and Barrel | 9. Resin Ice Bucket - Barneys | 10. Agate Coasters with Silver Trim - homenature.

categories: Cocktail party, Cocktails, Confetti, Dinner Party, DIY, Guest Post, Holiday, Holidays, Little Miss Foodie, little miss party, Little Miss Party in a Box, New York City to do, Party, Party Favors, Party Stylists

December 15th

A Wintry Chic Hamptons Baby Shower

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We are thrilled to be sharing this beautiful baby shower that we recently styled in the Hamptons for a fabulous ring of women. After meeting Karilyn Sanders who we quickly discovered is a wildly talented photographer, we were introduced to Colette Letterei who we connected with instantly.
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Colette was hosting a baby shower for her dear friend, and asked that we come in to style the event for her friend and Mother-To-Be to baby Shay.
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We immediately played off the chilly season and came up with a wintry palette of evergreen, birch, gold and white. We threw in pops of pink as a nod to baby Shay.
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The ladies were greeted in Colette’s great room with a roaring fire and hors d’ouevres served by Sydney’s Tailormade Cuisine.
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In this room we also set up a cider bar with a station of serve yourself toppings including star anise, gingered orange rinds and dried cranberries.
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The ladies enjoyed a family style lunch in what may have been one of the most beautiful dining rooms we have set to date. We found placemats from Crate and Barrel that looked like a shade of birch wood, gold flatware from West Elm (obsessed), pink with gold polka dot cloth napkins from Layla Grayce and of course we decked the table with pumpkins and owls that we sprayed gold. We filled some of our gold pumpkins and milk glass vases with eucalyptus which looked festive and smelled wonderful.
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Over coffee and tea the gals indulged in a beautiful pink ombre filled cake by Carolena’s Cakes. We found an “Oh, Baby” topper from the Pink Poppy Party Shoppe on Etsy and loved how it glittered.
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We were surprised to find out that Karilyn not only takes beautiful photos but also knits! She made these adorable booties and had also knit a pair of mittens for her friend Heidi’s new baby…
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For some fun, Karilyn’s friend who started a genius business called Craft Box DIY To Go created three personalized crafts just for Heidi and baby Shay. Each box contained a craft: DIY bows and headbands, hand painted blocks for Shay’s nursery, and an adorable banner that said “Hush Little Baby”. The guests got their hands dirty and had a great time with this.
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To send the ladies off with a little something special, everyone took home a large, deliciously scented candle from Pier 1.
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We were honored to be a part of this shower and to have met some incredible new ladies. We owe a huge thanks to everyone involved.

Credits:
Photography: Karilyn Sanders Photography
Venue: Private residence of Colette Lettieri in Westhampton Beach, NY.
Party planning & decor: Little Miss Party Planner
Craft boxes: Craft Box To Go DIY
Heidi’s hair and makeup: Firas Abdul
Heidi’s outfit was provided by Blue 1 in Bridgehampton, NY
Dress- sw3 Savina chiffon
Necklace- heather Hawkins black arrow head
Belt- Raina Fitzgerald wink navy
Ring and bracelet- G &B gold hook bypass
Catering: Sydney’s Taylormade Cuisine
Cake: Carolena’s Cakes
Candle favors: Pier 1
Napkins: Layla Grace
Placemats: Crate & Barrel
Photographs, Invitations and menu design: Karilyn Sanders Photography

And to top it all off…Heidi’s baby shower was featured on 100 Layer Cakelet. Bravo ladies!

categories: Baby shower, Beauty, Brunch, Cake, Decorating, desserts, DIY, Fashion + Style, Flowers, For Mom..., invites, Little Miss Mommy, little miss party, LMP On Long Island, Party Favors, Party Stylists, Photography, Shower

December 1st

Dark Romance at Little Owl – The Venue

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When my friend Ilana asked if I wanted to help her style an intimate birthday dinner I knew exactly where and how. I have been dying to throw a party at Little Owl – The Venue. Little Owl is one of my favorite restaurants in the city located in the West Village, serving seasonal comfort food. When I noticed they had opened a private event space, I was dying to work there.
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My mind was instantly rolling with ideas as soon as we saw the space. And Ilana was sold as soon as she tasted their famous sliders. The staff couldn’t have been kinder and more accommodating the food proved to be insanely delicious.
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They made specialty drinks for the night and set up a cocktail hour followed by a sit down dinner.
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Of course we designed beautiful menus to go at each setting.
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After brainstorming with my sister a little bit, dark romance quickly became the perfect theme for this space and dinner party.
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Michelle had recently discovered Drop it Modern, who sells gorgeously chic balloons in metallic colors and marbled patterns. There was a wood bar that set up perfectly with these fabulous balloons.
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I worked with our friend Clarelicious on chocolate dipped pears accompanied by kraft paper leaves to write each of the name cards for the place settings.
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For the cake, I found lots of inspiration on Pinterest and sent it over to our friends at Empire Cake. I brought over fresh flowers to have topped on the cake and they nailed it with the sugar rose cupcakes. Dare I say the desserts were too pretty to eat…
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To wish Ilana well we set up a station where her guests could write a note, snap a photo and create an instant scrapbook. She was elated and so happy to have such a sweet memory of the evening.
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To send everyone home on a sweet note, we set up Mast Brothers chocolate bars with belly bands that were personalized from Ilana.
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The evening was a huge success, the guests had a blast and Ilana the birthday girl got to celebrate in style!

*All photos above were taken by Karilyn Sanders.

categories: Birthday, Cake, Cocktail party, Cocktails, desserts, Dinner Party, Little Miss Foodie, little miss party, Party, Party Favors, Photography

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