Recently we’ve been having tons of fun with co-ed showers. A couple weeks ago we had the pleasure of working with a mama-to-be who just graduated. She wanted a relaxed party where her and her husband could gather their friends to join in their celebration. Our adorable venue scout, Laurie suggested Da Andrea. Brilliant. We love it there! The setting is so cozy and elegantly casual while the food is delicious. The best part was…they chose to have the party cocktail style. Great idea!
Since these lovely first time parents were not finding out the sex of the baby…we designed a party that was gender neutral and somewhat rustic to fit the vibe of the restaurant.
On my last trip to Toronto I passed by a store on Bloor Street called Ashley’s. They had a window full of signs…
“Point me in the right direction” I said to my sister as we walked by…and that’s where the theme and title for this event was born. Graduation + Pregnant — we’re going in a different direction here…one that is the most special and precious to date. And who better to honor then…the future graduate.
We worked with some really awesome vendors for this party…and came up with a few fun ways to spruce up the dessert table here…
One of the elements we loved most from this theme was the signs. We found Art Town Gifts who custom creates wood signs and they turned out so great.
For the baby sweets that were served…we worked with our friend AnneMarie on a few fun twists…
Boy has it been a busy spring here at LMP!! We have been knee deep in engagement parties, bridal showers, and of course birthday celebrations…like this fabulous 10th birthday party we had the honor of planning a few weeks ago. Our client came to us with the idea to throw her ten-year old son a poker themed party at the Vinegar Factory uptown. How fun!! This party was definitely up our alley. We just love working at the private room upstairs at Eli’s Vinegar Factory – such a fabulous space for week-day parties…and they are so wonderful to work with as well. This was gonna be a good one!
What poker-themed party would be complete without some real poker games? We found this amazing company Poker at your Place, who specializes in bringing the fun right into your home or event space. They absolutely love doing kids events, and were super excited to be involved. We had them come in and set up two poker tables complete with green felt, poker chips and wonderful dealers who were great with the kids. And instead of money, everyone received iTunes gift cards. In addition to playing poker, we also had our friend David Schwartz come in and teach the kids some card tricks. You may remember him from the 70th birthday “Loft Chic” party we planned back in April. Well, the kids loved him and the card tricks were a great addition to the action at the poker tables. Speaking of the poker tables, we of course we had to add some LMP flair to these them… green casino visors and cool shades for the kids to throw on when they were trying their best to hide their bluff! Both were a huge hit.
It’s always nice when good talent falls right into your lap…right?
We were recently contacted by photographer Melissa Robin. After browsing the photographs on her site we were immediately hooked and dying to work with her. She spent some time shooting an event we did last weekend for the most adorable 3 year old boy’s birthday party at the incredible New York Fire Museum…and her pics turned out even better then we imagined and she was delightful to work with. Check it out…
Happy Birthay Austen! Turning the fun age of 3 is made so much more exciting when you get to do it in a Fire Museum. I know from my lil man…he’s obsessed with anything — fire! Fireman Sam is a character who frequents our ipads in my house….and so it was a theme I was pretty excited to take on and get my son involved with the planning which he just loved!
Michelle called it best with the theme which is an important one to teach our kids: Stop, drop & roll…
Definitely one of my favorite nights in awards television is the Oscars. The best of the best show up and the outfits could keep me talking for hours.
My favorite part of the show is hosting friends, eating good food and drinking delicious wine.
After taking part in the Daily Lounge’s Oscar night Roundtable the other day… a lovely gal from Rioja Wine contacted us and asked if we would like to receive a few bottles to pair with dinner for the Oscars. Um, ya-ha! And…how about some goodies to make up gift bags? Ok, hello?! Love! Send away!!
When the wine was hand delivered to my door with a load of DIY gift bag goodies I was ecstatic.
So now I had to come up with a fun menu that would be appetizing for my guests and easy to make while tending to two kids. I had found some awesome recipes in the NY Post the other day from some of the “big time” party planners out there…such as celebrity planner Mary Juliani. I loved the sound of the mac n cheese bites and mini Philly cheesesteaks so I ran to the store and picked up everything that I would need to prepare this Oscars meal.
This past weekend I had the pleasure of working with a friend of mine on a dinner party for his wife’s 40th birthday. A milestone like this one should be celebrated with elegance and class. And that’s just how it was done here, perfectly to a tee.
Justin found a magnificent venue for the dinner party of about 20 guests. Located in the heart of Noho the restaurant is called Aroma and their private event space is in the basement tucked quaintly away from the hustle and bustle that lives above on the corner of 4th Street and Bowery. Aroma is rustic looking and feeling with exposed brick walls, wood tables + chairs. It was warm and cosy, so perfect for a sit down dinner on a December night.