February 6, 2017

DIY Valentine’s Day Banner

Hello fellow craft-lovers! What a perfect way to celebrate your LOVE for crafts with this awesome DIY Valentine’s Day Banner. If you’re throwing a v-day party, this is the perfect activity to get all the guests involved with. Not only does it look super cute, it’s an awesome way to leave something fun behind for your Valentine’s Day Party hostess.

The best part? It’s SO easy. In fact, YOU don’t even have to do much work, other than to set up the Valentine-making station. After that, you leave it up to the party-goers to leave their own note for the hostess. Here’s what you’ll need:

string/ribbon for hanging the banner
paper for the Valentines
coloring utensils and stickers for decoration
pink tassels from the $1 section at Target (optional!)
clothes pins- plain or FUN, like our pink & red arrow pins from Target

Step 1: Hang your string on a plain wall. Add any extra decor pieces, like the tassels, to make it pop! Then set up your Valentine-making table with all your craft supplies.

Step 2: Get making! Create cute Valentines using the various craft supplies, making sure to sign the back so your hostess knows who made it!

Step 3: Hang your Valentines, and enjoy the outcome of your full banner!

Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to post pictures of your own Valentine’s Banner and tag #DIYwithLMP so we can see how it turned out!

xx, Maggie
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February 1, 2017

Fifty Shades of Valentine’s Day

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures’ new film Fifty Shades Darker.

So, now that it’s February, we ask you… what are you doing on Valentine’s Day?

All of us at LMP agree that our favorite things to do on Valentine’s Day is to sip on cocktails, eat some sweets, and go to the movies! Whether it’s with our hubbies or some girlfriends, movies are always a great way to enjoy the Holiday of L-O-V-E.

Universal Pictures asked us to come up with some fun ideas to celebrate Fifty Shades Darker, which is coming to theaters this Valentine’s Day so we invited a few girlfriends over and threw a masquerade-themed Galentine’s Day party.

We asked the gals to come decked in sexy outfits, we let the red wine flow and we served a menu of very sexy foods like prosciutto purses (melon on the inside, chives to tie), crostini with brie and pears with a balsamic drizzle and crostini spread with Neuchatel cream cheese and topped with pomegranate seeds.

We made for a festive setting with black balloons, silver confetti and tons of roses.  We hung a metallic silver backdrop from Decorative Novelty to use for photos.

We always love serving a signature drink and for this cocktail party Abby was serving up a romantic and bubbly libation.

Abby’s Sexy Sip:

Here’s what you need:
-St. Germaine
-fresh strawberries
-edible rose petals

Here’s what to do:
1) Rinse off and slice some fresh strawberries, about 10, removing the green stem and leaves. Place slices in a bowl, and using a muddler, mash them up.
2) In a pitcher, combine 1 bottle of prosecco, 2 oz. of St. Germaine, and your muddled strawberries.  Stir gently.
3) Top with edible rose petals, and serve!

For dessert, we thought it was appropriate (and ok, totally cliche) to serve chocolate covered strawberries.

With our table set and our drinks poured, we got to donning our masks, tossing some confetti, lighting sparklers, and partying.

We know. Now you want to throw a party just as fabulous…right?? Well guess what? We are giving away a Little Miss Valentine’s Day Party in a Box WITH a swag bag full of Fifty Shades Darker-themed goodies including a copy of the book!

You can enter to win by commenting on this post, telling us who you want to see Fifty Shades Darker with! Winner will be announced on Monday, February 6th.

Make plans to slip into something a shade darker this Valentine’s Day…  get your tickets to see Fifty Shades Darker here!

Photos by Maggie Antalek.
Makeup by Brittany Lo of Beautini. Hair by Natasha Vallejo of Beautini

xx, Abby
Party conversation


    I absolutely LOVE this idea. I am the VP of a mothers club and your post just changed our decor for our Galentines Party!

    Where did you get your masks from please?

    Oh – and I would love to go see this my girlfriends who serial read all the books with me.

    Thank you!!

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January 23, 2017

DIY xoxo Marquee Lights


Hello crafters!

It’s been forever since I last contributed a DIY for LMP! I was so excited to come back to NYC this week to spend time with the team prepping for Valentine’s Day. Luckily, Seri set me up with these amazing “xoxo” marquee lights by Heidi Swapp. The best part about these lights is that you can really do ANYTHING you’d like with them. They’re a blank canvas, so you can use any craft supplies to decorate them. To give you some ideas, I’ve listed my supplies and showed you how I decorated mine!


You will need:

-The X and O lights, which you can purchase at Michaels.
-Mod Podge, hot glue, double sided tape, or any other glue method you prefer
-glitter, assorted papers, and fun washi tape- we recommend choosing a color scheme and sticking with it! We went with gold & pink.

IMG_5871Step 1: Remove the bulb lights from the letters so they don’t get ruined. The bulbs pop off easily, so just set them aside until you’re finished decorating.


Step 2: Start decorating! We went with an easy medium first, which was sparkle tape.



Step 3: If you’re adding any fun papers, just glue it down, cut around the edges, and poke through the holes to make sure you can bring the lights back through.




Step 4: If you decide to add glitter, use mod podge or glue all along the inside of the letter and sprinkle the glitter over it.


Step 5: Once every piece is dry, add your lights back in and reassemble the letters.


Step 6: Put on display and ENJOY!


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xx, Maggie
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December 28, 2016

Our current winter obsession


As we were putting together the LMP 2016 Gift Guide this year, we stumbled upon the BEST.GIFT.EVER….Inflatable snow tubes in your favorite childhood candies and more!


Sleds and snow tubes are usually soooo boring looking. Well not these you guys! Candy peppermint twist, a plaid mitten, a snow cone, the iconic donut that was trending in everyone’s pool last year…each one is better than the next.


Lucky for us, the creators of these awesome inflatables at Big Mouth got wind of their product on our gift guide and got in touch with us to partner up on a GIVEAWAY! We said….AWE YEAH!!


We got our hands on so many of these amazing snow tubes we set them up for a festive winter gathering!


Imagine…you have your friends over, you serve cake (preferably shaped like a touque baked by Making that Cake as a holiday gift to the LMP team this year), coffee (spike if you like), chocolate brittle and donuts and you go snow tubing! I mean c’mon…how fun does that sound?!







So guess what guys? Nows your chance to get your hands on one of these fabulous snow tubes to enjoy this winter!



Grab your touque, stir up that hot cocoa and enter now with our Rafflecopter below!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will be announced on Friday December 30th at 12pm EST live on our Instagram feed. Winner will receive a Big Mouth snow tube of their choice (pending availability).



xx, Seri
Party conversation
  1. Will G

    I love going sledding/tubing!

  2. Mary Cloud

    I’m not a fan of Winter but I love the Holidays we celebrate in Winter

  3. Linda

    I’m a snow baby so I love the snow!

  4. Courtney H

    I love sitting by the fireplace and reading a good book

  5. Chui c

    It’s definitely a great treat to win xx

  6. Emily S

    I love how beautiful fresh snow is covering the ground.

  7. Marty Crosson

    Fireplaces, cocoa, and all the “cozy” things that you do when it’s cold outside

  8. Alyssa Popp

    Fun for the whole family!

  9. Julie

    I love reading by the fire

  10. Kimberly G

    I like the holidays and the snow,

  11. Nataly Carbonell

    Weather feels just perfect for drinking hot cocoa!

  12. Emi

    I’ve been scoping these out around town! I’m in Minnesota so we have plenty of snow for one of these and are usually desperately in need of a pick me up come mid-January!

  13. Heather S

    I love playing in the snow most! Woo hoo!

  14. Rochel S

    Love building snowmen with my kids!

  15. Emily Smith

    I love winter clothes. Comfy sweaters and cute boots!

  16. Lindsay Bade

    I love sledding with my kids! Hearing them scream as we go down the hill is the best!

  17. Laura mueller

    I love everything about winter! I love the first snow fall, sledding, making snowmen, and spending time with my family outside!

  18. Kristin Tyson

    The holidays and the chance of snow. Plus winter break with the kids.

  19. Lyla Gleason

    these are the cutest! My daughter would love one of these for winter!!!!!

  20. Laura Sharp

    I love the first morning of snow, everything is so white, sparkling, and peaceful, it’s like finding yourself walking through a Narnian Winter!

  21. Susan D

    Winter brings cozy clothes like sweaters and scarves, cocoa in front of fires, building snowmen and skiing… then hot soup and warm breads after a cold afternoon shoveling snow. I love winter. It’s so peaceful!

  22. Amy

    I’ve been loving getting some winter hiking it!! It’s so nice to not be sweating to death and the world just looks so beautiful sparkly and white!! Atleast here in Boise we get sunny days, even if the high doesn’t even but freezing!! I’d love to win one of these babies to take over to Bend next month when I go see my niece and nephew, they’d freak out about them!!

  23. Esther Aitchison

    I love when it snows so much school is cancelled no one goes to work and the whole family hangs out together. We go sledding and build snowmen and snow forts then come inside to get warm with hot chocolate. Then we play board games. Those are the best days in the winter.

  24. Kristin A

    My favorite part of winter is that it’s not hot! LOL except it was 81F here today in Orange County CA

  25. donna

    i love the snow and being able to spend warm comfy nights by the fireplace

  26. Catalina torres

    I love ising my slow cooker more!

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December 19, 2016

LAST MINUTE Gift Ideas and Gifts for YOU


Well folks, it’s down the wire here with your Christmas shopping. But don’t worry…if you still have a big list, we’ve got you ! GOT YOU!


I was thinking the other day…my girlfriends who love to entertain would LOVE to receive a party box from Santa. Last minute guests…? You pull out the box! Plates, napkins, straws, cups, decorations I mean c’mon!


Now here’s the AWESOME part…

Since Christmas AND Hanukkah (SO excited they start on the SAME day this year….UNITY!) are just a FEW days away…we’re going to give you a little gift with every order……….


The Remarkably Average Book Party in a Box will include The Mommy Shorts book, signed by the author (!!) and a  ceramic black cake stand (to die for!!). Let’s Party Down!


New Years Eve will include a set of 6 mini disco balls to add to your tabletop, a ceramic cake stand and set of vintage glass bud vases!


The Ho Ho Holiday Cocktail Party will include a FREE box of your choice. ADD A PARTY BOX FOR FREE!


So what are you waiting for guys?  Before it’s too late, shop now and surprise your friends with the best gift ever…the gift of PARTYING!


xx, Seri
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