May 25, 2017

An LMP Inspired Grad Party

Hey party people! You may or may not have spotted me here and there on LMP’s Instastories and Snapchat. I’m Natalie, LMP’s best and brightest intern, (ha!).

Throughout my four years of college I’ve been juggling school, working a part time job at a local restaurant, and doing floral design on the side. Then in January I threw interning into the mix and needless to say, my brain has been fried. So after all of my hard work, my parents decided to throw me party at our home in the suburbs to celebrate my 18 years of schooling being DONE.

Of course after a few months of interning with LMP, I’ve picked up a tip or two on party must haves, set up, decor, etc. My inspiration for my graduation party actually came from The Little Miss Shower Party in a Box. I loved the simplicity of the colors… metallic and white with small touches of color. So I set my color pallet: white, silver, lavender, and iridescent touches here and there.

The first thing I did after I set my date and theme, was make a checklist of all the things I had and all the things I still needed to order or buy. Various members of my family generously donated things like tables, candy jars, chalkboard signs, linens, and more! This cut my costs down a ton! And since my parents had already paid for my 4 years of college tuition, I wanted to be very mindful of the budget.

I decided to set up a tent where all the food and beverages would be stationed (and to keep it out of the sun!)

A dessert table with a fabulous backdrop for photos and sweet treats

A table for gifts, cards, & the favors for my guests to take home

And finally a welcome sign to show my guests where to enter the backyard (this is also a good way to keep the foot traffic out of your home!)

I spent months researching decor inspiration on Pinterest and all my favorite stores like Target (where I found all my paper products) and HomeGoods (where I found all my cake stands and random decor pieces). By giving my self enough time to do the research I was able to not overspend on last minute purchases.

The week of I bought the beer, made a fruit infused Lemonade (which I actually stole from Seri’s How To Host: The Perfect Picnic)….

And helped my mom prep all the food for our 7 course meal that fed 50 people (yep, she cooked it all…. she’s insane).

With all that I had to do, I didn’t have the time to make a playlist. So, I just set my speakers to the LMP Party Playlist on Spotify. My guests LOVED it because there was something on there for everyone to enjoy.

The day before, I bought and styled all of my own flowers.

And had my amazing boyfriend, Liam, lug around all the party rentals, hang stringed lights from the trees, and clean up the backyard

Since I prepped so much in the days leading up to my party, the day of all I had to do was put out the food and take lots of pictures.

At the end of the night, it was a fast clean up since I used all disposable paper products and let guests take home any extra food, desserts, and flowers.

The party was such a success, I’m already on to planning the next family affair…. Maybe I’ll share that one too :)

Until next time!

xx, Natalie
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May 24, 2017

LMP Custom Boxes

Did you know….

We build custom party boxes?

Yep. Just for you.

Name your theme or colors, items you want to see in there and we’ll send you a box full of ideas as quickly as possible.

For those of you who already caught on to our little game here…we’ve seen some pretty fabulous themes and the boxes are out of control!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Little Man

Mermaids under the Sea

Backyard Tea Party

There’s so much more.

Keep ’em coming people. We love making your party dreams come to life!

Now can you do us a favor? When you throw these parties, with the Little Miss Party in a Box…can you please send us pictures?  We are dying to see!

Little Miss Party in a Box. Build a Party Box with us Here.

xx, Seri
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May 5, 2017

A Fiesta First

There are so many fabulous themes that you could choose for your child’s first birthday. One of our faves, is the fiesta first.

Bright, bold colors, cactus, margaritas for the mums….it’s a theme that is aways fun to work with.

We recently styled a first birthday for the most adorable little gal. We found these amazing cactus plates perfect for desserts…

Our client’s cousin made the beautiful desserts and this magnificent cake!

Meanwhile, my cousin, All that Glitters, made the custom cake topper. It was so perfect!

Lunch was catered by Tortilleria Nixtamal and was so delicious.

For the kiddos we set up a little area where they could crawl around. We found the most fabulous teepee from the Land of Nod plus tons of colorful, cute items from Ikea such as rugs and fiesta themed plush toys.

We set a stage with “DORIE” jumbo balloons in front of which a children’s band played music to entertain the guests.

And all guests went home with goodies that our client sourced to perfectly fit the fiesta theme.

Dorie and her guests had a blast celebrating her first birthday Fiesta Style. We hope to celebrate many more with this sweet family!

Photos by Diane Hu Photography
Venue:  Blender Work Space NYC

xx, Seri
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May 4, 2017

Party with a Red Nose

This post was created in partnership with Walgreens, but all thoughts and opinions are our own. 

We host, coordinate, style and attend A LOT of parties every month. These days, people go all out. Parties are not how I remember them as a kid. Now we take parties to a whole other level styling every detail, making our food look good enough to photograph and spoiling our kids rotten to think that this is all normal.

Sometimes, it’s important to take a step back and consider how lucky we are especially around here at Little Miss Party where we live life like a party.

I wanted to gather this group of friends together from my kids’ school. In both of my son’s classes some of the kids had missed each other’s birthday parties. So they could still all celebrate together, I hosted a small celebration.

I kept the party simple and made it more like a playdate. I served pizza, cake and we had our girl Melinda of Children’s Parties NYC come over to do a little face paint. She’s magical and paints a kid’s face in less than 5 minutes….and it looks like this:

I wanted to send home each kid with a little something but I didn’t want it to be a useless piece of junk or something super sugary.

My local Walgreens and Duane Reade drugstores are selling Red Noses which supports programs that help children living in poverty in the U.S. and internationally. The moment I saw the Red Noses back in the store I knew that was the perfect favor with both meaning and fun.

At our celebration as the kids were having a ball putting on the noses to take photos with, I took the opportunity to explain to the kids that there are children in the world who not only have no money for birthday parties but have no money for clothes, food and for some, a roof over their head.

At the end of this conversation we asked the kids if they had any questions. Some did and some ran off to play. It’s up to us to teach them and I so love how fun the noses are making it easier to raise the awareness.

From now until May 25th, Little Miss Party will be donating Red Noses in every Little Miss Party in a Box sale…and we would love to feature your photos! For those who purchase our limited time offer, party boxes with the Red Nose included, please share with the hashtags #RedNose #LMPinaBox

Happy Birthday, Friends!

For more information about the Walgreens Pledge and the Red Nose Campaign, read here.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.

xx, Seri
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April 26, 2017

Party in Palm Springs

Recently we found the Little Miss Bachelorette Party at the most fabulous party in Palm Springs.

This bachelorette party was being hosted by the sister of the bride. She got her hands on our bachelorette party and set up the perfect party for gals to enjoy with snacks, champagne and a very special activity.

The Bachelorette Party box includes a blueprint booklet that walks you through the planning process and steps for prepping your party. Also included is a bridal party game about how well you know the bride.

I love how with the bachelorette party box you don’t have to think about the tableware and decor at all. We put together a beautiful, color collection that is so festive for this fun, wild celebration.

After the girls popped champagne and tossed the confetti…the surprise activity was to begin.

The girls hired the Artful Bachelorette. Our new obsession. Owner and girl boss, Fleur is an artist who started this incredible business where an artist comes to your space with a male model who poses nude for the girls to sketch.

EVERY time Artful Bachelorette puts on a party the girls go wild. They draw, giggle, drink, giggle more. It’s a hoot.

I mean…that tushie. Do I need to say more? What a GREAT idea for a bachelorette party! So much classier and cooler than a scary stripper!

We are so excited to be working with the Artful Bachelorette to offer the Bachelorette Party in a Box at a discounted rate when you book their service for your party. Contact us here for more information.

Photos by Scott Clark Photo

xx, Seri
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