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April 16th

Little Miss Chatty with Fatty Sundays AND a GIVEAWAY!

We are thrilled to introduce a new weekly segment on our blog called Little Miss Chatty! As most of you probably already know, we love to talk and socialize so what could be more perfect than chatting with some of our friends, both old and new.  Little Miss Chatty will become a space where we turn the tables around and introduce our readers to newly discovered small businesses we have fallen in love with, dear friends we cannot live without and many other amazing people who inspire us each and every day.

Without further adieu…

Little Miss Chatty with Fatty Sundays
Do you love the perfect mix of sweet and salty?  Do you crave a crunch when you snack?  Is chocolate your achilles heel? Then you must meet the sisters behind Fatty Sundays, the most creative and decadent chocolate covered pretzels you will ever encounter.  We recently caught up with CEO Ali Zmishlany to find out more about this impressive company.

What inspired you to start your own business?
Fatty Sundays was totally inspired by our Mom. She always used to make us the classic sprinkle chocolate covered pretzels for birthdays, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, random care packages, etc. We were all obsessed with chocolate covered pretzels and about 3 years ago had the idea to modernize and reinvent the ones we loved so much growing up. Thus Fatty Sundays was born! We tasted, tested and experimented with all sorts of flavors, toppings, chocolate and pretzels as we launched the business. There’s truly nothing like starting your own business from scratch with family.

What is your favorite flavor and/or color combination (chocolate and sprinkles) that you have created to date?
I’m a sucker for any of the pastel colored ombre sprinkle pretzels we create. When the 2 sprinkle colors are similar, the ombre effect works oh-so-beautifully! And I just love the pastel colors, especially on white chocolate, they pop really well. Sometimes I think the pretzels are like little pieces of art – and they’re too pretty to eat! :)

What do you find most challenging about having your own business?
Trying to stick to what I do best in terms of my skill-set while having to wear many different hats a lot of the time. Initially as a startup you can’t always hire a different person to take care of every single aspect of the business.

How did you celebrate your last birthday?
Went to a low key restaurant in Soho with a group of friends! We had fun sliders (ie chicken and waffle, lamb burgers) and the place had a long local beer list. It was my 29th birthday… Need to plan something really great for the big 3-0 this year! :)

If you could get a box of Fatty Sundays pretzels into the hands of a celebrity who would it be?
We’re big music fans over here. And at times, late nights are without a doubt accompanied by cheesy top 40 tunes on VERY loud. With that said, it’d be pretty awesome to see Katy Perry enjoying a box of Fatty Sundays. They’d obviously be hot colored sprinkle pretzels!

If you designed a Fatty Sunday pretzel for Little Miss Party what would it look like?
Something super cute and festive! I’m thinking bright colored solid sprinkles with a splash of metallic silver in there too.
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Thank you Ali for taking the time to sit down with Little Miss Party!  We are giving away a delicious “Sunday’s Best” box of pretzels so you can see why we fell in love with these yummy snacks.
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We’ll be choosing one lucky winner for the Fatty Sunday pretzel giveaway on Monday, April 21st. All you need to do is:
- Leave a comment below telling us what your favorite salty & sweet snack is.
- Follow us on Facebook
- Be a resident of the US or Canada
Good luck! And Happy Easter!! 

xx, Michelle

categories: Dessert, desserts, Dip, Giveaway, Little Miss Foodie, little miss party, Party Favors, Sweets

March 18th

An Upper East Side party for a “Little Man” turning one…

First birthdays mark a few huge milestones.  Your baby is no longer a baby, you are embarking on toddler-hood, AND you and your spouse made it through the first year of sleepless nights, 4am feedings and more diapers than you care to remember!  Now that deserves a celebration.  And what better way to celebrate your little guy’s big day than with a Little Man themed party.
A few weeks back we worked with a lovely client on her son JR’s 1st birthday bash.  The event was held at The Caedmon School on the Upper East Side, a wonderful place to host a party or event.  They have a few different spaces you can rent out for private events.   JR’s mom chose the main hall, which was the perfect spot.
We kept the food simple yet delicious with a variety of bagel sandwiches from Murray’s Bagels and a selection of chips and crudités, both served in individual tumblers – a great way for people to snack while running after their one year old!
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For dessert, JR’s mom created the most gorgeous cakes! How talented is she?  The large cake was set out in the center of the food table and the smaller was his “smash” cake, which we displayed on a teal cake stand.  We created a special laminated sign for JR’s high chair so that it wouldn’t get sticky from cake hands.
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In addition to cake, JR’s mom and aunts made mustache cupcakes which we topped with a silly picture of the birthday boy and also chocolate shaped mustaches and blue cake pops. So cute and SO delish!
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Above the food table we hung teal paper fans from Party City, along with a giant mustache balloon.
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On the table we displayed red yarn wrapped JR letters and also this adorable wooden Little Man sign, both found on Etsy.
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We had a blast setting up the kids table with these adorable mustache plates, napkins and cups from Party City!  Personalized mini water bottles and a teal striped straw were placed at each child’s place setting and a red balloon was tied to each chair.  A few clusters of white mustache balloons were anchored in glass cubes using teal gum balls, also from our friends at Party City!  We found this awesome mustache patterned burlap ribbon that we used to wrap the glass cubes along with all of the other vases for the party.  A cute and easy way to transform any vase!
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A coffee bar and juice was available for the adults, along with large water bottles which we wrapped in mustache duct tape (from Party City of course!)  We love using duct tape on water bottles — such an easy and festive way to update plain old water.
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Every kid needs plenty of milk to build strong bones so we set out these adorable mini milk jugs with “Wet Your Whiskers” stickers on each.
We poured the milk right before everyone arrived so it stayed cold and fresh and set them out with a mustache straw in each.  So cute!
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The large room at The Caedmon school has these great foam boards on their walls, which we used to hang this Happy Birthday Bunting, made from mustache paper we found at Paper Source.  In addition, JR’s mom gave us tons of adorable pics from his 1st year which we had printed with white borders and used to spell out J-R with.
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No first birthday celebration is complete without some entertainment!  JR’s mom arranged for Lil Maestros to come play and also had a photo booth set up.  Everyone loved taking pictures with the basket of fun photo props and silly mustaches we set out.
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How cute are these favors JR’s mom made?  We loved how they turned out…and even the adults got to take some home!
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Happy 1st Birthday JR! We were so honored to be a part of your special day.  Party on Little Man!

xx, Michelle

categories: Birthday, Little Miss Mommy, little miss party, Little Miss Party in a Box, Party, Party Favors

January 22nd

A Rockin’ First Year Brunch

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When your kid turns one it’s the best excuse to gather all of your friends and family to…ROCK OUT! That’s what my hubby and I did when our little Gavin turned one. We invited everyone to come dressed up and let loose for a party of good food & tunes.
So when our client Juliette called us to throw a “rockin” brunch for her son Mickey’s first birthday, we couldn’t wait!
We built a bagel bar for this gang of brunchin’ rockers. We set up bowls of tuna, egg, cream cheese & lox, tomatoes & onions. Add a pasta salad and a bowl of fruit and there you have it. Something for everybody! One of our favorite details on the table was the cassette tapes that we used for the food place cards since Juliette told us they love the 80′s…
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We set up a bar fitting for a late morning…into football Sunday. The coffee was flowing all day long in paper cups that we stuck with mustache stickers.
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As always we designed personalized water bottles for the kids and adults that read: Mickey’s First Year Rocked.
And what’s a brunch without a good mimosa? We poured mimosas for the guests to grab and mingle with in black champagne flutes which we set on top of record player cake stands that we made especially for Mickey’s party.
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In place of a cake we did a cupcake guitar. Our girl AnnMarie came onsite to put this together for us and boy it was it cute.
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To keep the kids busy we set up a basket full of props to dress up with. All items were from Party City and made for great photos and good fun! Blow up guitars, wigs, Kiss masks…the kids (and adults!) had a ball.
And to see the kids off we packaged personalized coloring books from Frecklebox with crayons and hangtags thanking the guests for coming, from Mickey.
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The party was pretty awesome, a good time was had by all and we hope to work with this super cool bunch again one day soon! Happy First Mickey! Keep on rockin’ you lil star!
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xx, Seri

categories: Baby gear, Birthday, Brunch, desserts, DIY, Fashion + Style, Little Miss Mommy, little miss party, Party Favors, Toddler activities

January 3rd

A Wedding on the Water

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A bit overdue here…but we’ve finally had a chance to go through all of the pictures and give you a recap on one of the most special events LMP had the honor of working on this past summer of 2013.
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Klaus & Waseem found us through our citation in NY Magazine. We are listed as pre + post wedding planners but they over looked this when making the call to hire us as the coordinators of their wedding weekend…and so did we. We couldn’t help but fall in love with these two guys who decided to make their relationship official and wanted our help in doing so.
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It all went down in Sag Harbor where they have shared a vacation home for the past 7 years. The weekend kicked off with a welcome dinner at their hideaway overlooking the most picturesque pond. The following night they tied the knot at B.Smith’s Restaurant overlooking the marina on the most beautiful day of the year with the ones closest to them by their side.
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Klaus & Waseem met back in college and had been together for 25 years. They did not want an extravagant wedding but instead a focus on their “global family”. The most important part of the planning process was to take care of their guests who would be traveling from near and far to celebrate their nuptials. Their decision to wed could not have been made at a more perfect time in our society. With the Supreme court ruling just weeks before their big day it gave them all the more reason to rejoice.
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Klaus & Waseem created a website for their exciting weekend through which they sent the invitation for their wedding and provided a detailed itinerary with what to do, see, wear, etc. for their guests to come prepared. They chose sky fall blue as a color to set the tone for their wedding to which we played off of when styling B.Smith’s. We worked with Annie from Sag Harbor Florist who couldn’t have been sweeter or more helpful. To the palette we added yellow, burnt orange and poppy red. These colors were all very meaningful to the guys being from Denmark and Bangladesh. Sunflowers are the ideal flower for September and worked beautifully with the palette that we put together. Annie brought in large white planters filled with sky-high sunflowers to flank the stage where Klaus and Waseem wed. The clear sky above them was the perfect compliment and so fitting as they chose this exact blue as their main color for this special celebration.
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xx, Seri

categories: Cake, Flowers, little miss party, LMP On Long Island, Party, Party Favors, Photography, Wedding

December 23rd

How to Host New Years Eve with Little Miss Party…in a box.

I think you’re starting to catch on here…
We’re going bananas with Little Miss Party in a box! We’re getting tons of positive feed back and we couldn’t be more excited!
We have most recently partnered up with the adorable Mom Blogger, Brianne from Stroller in the City to give away a Little Miss Party in a box for New Years Eve. It’s a good one! You won’t want to miss out on your chance to win.
Here’s what we’ve got goin’ on inside….
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The theme of the cocktail party to ring in 2014 revolves around glitter. #yougotglittered. With the two glitter vases we’ll be sending you we suggest buying a festive bunch of flowers, adding water and throwing them in. We’ll show you exactly how to make your own floral arrangements on our DIY post here.
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We will send you personalized water bottle labels which are a no brainer. It’s a simple way to dress up a plain ol’ water bottle and make it more fun for your party. Just buy a case of water, rip the labels off and stick on ours.
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Of course then there’s the essentials. Plates, napkins, party beads…c’mon. We’ll send it all thanks to our friends who we LOVE at Party City! They have an endless selection of everything you could ever need to host a party at home.
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You should be a guest at your own party…so you can enjoy it too! We’re here to help with your party needs…and make sure it’s chic and cool.
Hang on…we’ll show you….
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xx, Seri

categories: Cocktail party, Dessert, desserts, Dinner Party, DIY, Food, Giveaway, Holiday, Holidays, Little Miss Foodie, Little Miss Mommy, little miss party, Little Miss Party in a Box, Party, Party Favors

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