June 27, 2016

DIY with LMP: Poppin’ Pink Popcorn Bar

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Okay, let’s be honest here, popcorn is totally the new “it” snack. These days, we’re all looking for the healthier option than chips and dip at the party table, and I’m not talking about the raw veggie platter (does anyone actually touch that thing?!). Well, various forms of guilt-free popcorn have become my new favorite. I think this adorable popcorn bar is just what you need the next time you have all the girls over to watch a rom-com.

All you will need is:

plain white take-out cartons (or another take-home vessel)
popcorn (we chose Skinny Pop!)
pretzels
M&Ms
marshmallows
white chocolate chips
baking sparkles

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Step 1: Set up your bar so your guests can easily access each ingredient to mix themselves.

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Step 2: Start with popcorn as the base, filling only halfway, and add each ingredient that you desire.

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Step 3: Finish adding each ingredient, leaving plenty of space below the top to be able to shake it up.

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Step 4: Close the top, shake it up!

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Make sure each guest takes some extra home with them. A perfect party snack AND party favor!

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xx, Maggie
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May 26, 2016

Nibbles N’ Nails

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These days, I don’t really get much time to myself. Between the kids, my husband, friends, running a business, oh and LIFE (!!) it’s kinda hard to ever just sit back and relax.

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In an effort to avoid burning out, I decided to carve out some time for me and my girlfriends whom are all in the same boat to enjoy a few moments to ourselves.

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I booked a babysitter and asked my husband to make plans with friends so I could go into this knowing everyone is looked after.

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I thought, it would be nice to pamper everyone with nibbles n nails. So I went over to my local Walgreens and searched for the essentials: Chocolate, nail polish and ice.

Ice????

Yes. The weather just took a crazy turn and it is now 90 degrees out there! We are going to enjoy ICE COFFEE!

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When it comes to chocolate, my preference is milk and I love a crunch to it. I recently tried NESTLĖ Damak®  and was in instant heaven. This chocolate is brand new to the U.S., and actually hard to find sometimes as it’s so popular! This Turkish chocolate is the perfect combination of creamy chocolate and savory pistachios. Definitely the indulgent snack that I was looking for. And to make sure I satisfied the likes of all of my guests, I got a mix of milk and dark chocolate.

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I set the table with succulents and greenery making it feel relaxed and inviting. I set out an ombre of nail polishes, cotton balls and nail files for the gals to help themselves to manicures.

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We enjoyed every second of this “time for ourselves” brunch and couldn’t have been happier to nosh on chocolate and paint our nails.

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So what do you think? You deserve a little time to yourself too…Right? If you want to follow our lead here, we’ve got great news.  Beginning June 26th, receive $2 off when you purchase any two (2) NESTLĖ Damak® Chocolate with Pistachios 2.82 oz. bars. Go to Walgreens.com/Coupons to receive your coupon, then visit your local Walgreens with coupon and card in order to redeem the offer.

Enjoy Mamas! You deserve it. And for more inspirational ideas just like ours, follow along with the #DiscoverDamak Pinterest board to indulge and escape the everyday.

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I was asked to participate in the #DiscoverDamak campaign, sponsored by NESTLĖ Damak at Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.

xx, Seri
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May 18, 2016

Limited Edition Graduation Party Box

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All grads should be celebrated, right? What an accomplishment!

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Want to know the easiest way to throw a graduate a party? With our limited edition Little Miss Party in a Box.  Let’s call it a mocktail party. Gather your grads, family and friends, set up your Little Miss Party in a Box, whip up Abby’s Lemonade punch and serve some snacks.

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This special graduation party box includes felt grad caps that you can stick to the wall or cover a beverage dispenser with as well as festive balloons that fill with air! Easy peasey.

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Our glittery 2016 food toppers work great in cupcakes or cubes of cheese.  Either way, keep the menu simple so you can enjoy your guests, most importantly the graduates. Oh…and don’t forget to take TONS of pictures!

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Hats off to you grads! We wish you the best of luck.

xx, Seri
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May 11, 2016

DIY with LMP: Mini Painted Pots

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Hello to the all plant-loving, gift-giving, adorable crafters out there. I have something fun and easy for you to try this week!

Mini painted pots. The name pretty much explains it all, but I’ll walk you through the steps of creating a beautiful set of unique painted pots that will look great together or apart.

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First you will need to gather your supplies. Pick up some mini potted succulents or springy mini flowers from the farmer’s market. Pick something small so it’s not getting in the way while you’re painting the pot. Next gather your favorite acrylic paint colors. I went with primaries and white, so I could achieve a pastel look for springtime. Paper plates to use as a paint palette. Foam paint brushes. And painter’s tape.

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Once you’ve gathered your supplies and covered your table, you can get to work.Often after sitting at the greenhouse, the little plant pots gather some dirt and grime! Make sure they are perfectly clean before you start painting.

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I laid out my colors on the plate and started to mix so I could get inspired by my color choices.

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Then, I started to lay the foundation for my paint. I started by taping off a section on the pot that I would paint with my first color choice, blue.

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Then, I painted my first layer. Keep your strokes smooth and steady, and don’t glob the paint onto the surface. If you do, it will start to sneak under the edges of the painter’s tape.

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While waiting for that pot to dry, block off sections on your other pots and begin painting. It’s up to you if you want all your pots to match. I decided to switch my up, making large geometric sections on two pots, delicate diagonal stripes on another, and small scattered triangles on the last. You can approach making these sections of color by painting the pot entirely one color, waiting for it to dry, then using painter’s tape to create the desired shapes. Or, you can create sections of color using the tape, waiting for it to dry, then using new tape for the next section.

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You will need to allow time for the pots to dry, so work on each pot in a circulation. I would recommend multiple coats of color to achieve a more vibrant, opaque look.

This project might take a little patience, but I promise you will love the outcome.

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Plus, they’re beyond perfect for party favors! See how Seri styled these little beauties into our “Mother’s Day Brunch” last week.

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Can’t wait to see your painted pots! Make sure you share them with us on Instagram (@littlemissparty)!

xx, Maggie
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March 31, 2016

Turning 6 with a “Pink” Carpet

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How fun is a birthday party that includes candy, popcorn and a movie? Pretty perfect right?

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We had so much fun planning this party for sweet Elizabeth who turned six and invited all of her friends to watch a movie screening of Sophia Grace and Rosie at the Core Club.

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When the kids arrived they hit up our “red carpet” photo backdrop that we customized with Minted and where we had Dave Robbins playing Paparazzi taking pics of the kids and parents as they dressed up with fun props.

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Because Elizabeth is such a vibrant, fun little gal we wanted her party to be bright and playful. We set each table with a different color linen. AND…guess what? We used our Little Miss Perfectly Pink Party in a Box for the tableware. How fab?! Pink + white stripe napkins, pink square dinner plates, silver star dessert plates, silver heart stamped bamboo forks…it all coordinated so well with our set up and color scheme.

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We customized menus for the buffet dinner from Minted and attached them to popcorn boxes that we styled on the table so the parents knew what the kids were eating.

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Of course there was a superfly dessert table with cupcakes, brownies, cookies and a FAB “pink” carpet cake.

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And our favorite part of the party was our popcorn + candy table. After dinner the kids were invited to fill up bags of candy and grab a box of popcorn. No better way to watch a movie, right?!

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And last but not least, each child was sent home with a favor bag including a DIY Marquee initial.

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Oh to be six. GOOD TIMES!

Photos by Dave Robbins Photography

xx, Seri
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  1. Abby

    One of my favorite parties yet :)

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