I love a good challenge. So when Little Miss Party approached me about restyling their Halloween Chex Little Miss Party in a Box, of course I couldn’t resist!
The box arrived on my doorstep just as cute as can be. The attention to detail and adorable packaging made it feel like I was opening a present.
I took an inventory of what I had and decided to focus on three key items to pull together a simple and sweet Valentine’s Day snack table. The other goodies will be saved to for next Halloween.
While planning out what I was going to do for the set-up, I opened up the box of Chocolate Chex and couldn’t get over how good they were just on their own. In fact, handfuls of the cereal kept disappearing each time my two young children would walk by! It was then that I realized, I could serve the Chocolate Chex straight out of the box on the snack table. I mean, it doesn’t get any more hassle free than that!
I used the chevron favor bags embellished with a gold foil heart sticker to serve the Chex mix. And on the other side of the table, I included the black and white striped cups also embellished with the same gold foil heart sticker. Sticking with my no hassle approach to snacks on the table, I looked to my pantry and decided to add some cereal bars stacked on a cake plate in the center of the table.
I decided to drape some gold sequin fabric behind the table and thought it could use another element, so I created an “XOXO” banner cut out from the chevron favor bags.
To make the banner, I blew up the letters “XO” in 550 pt font in Microsoft Word. I printed and cut the letters out and traced them on the favor bags. Then I cut the letters out of the favor bags, punched holes at the top and strung the letters on a strand of jute twine. It was so easy to make and turned out so cute!
Thanks Little Miss Party and Chex for sending along the box of goodies! I had fun putting together the snack table and my boys had even more fun devouring the treats with their friends!
This post was written and photographed by our sweet friend Tara Berger of One Stylish Party.
Ok have you ever heard of a Pop Up Party? I hadn’t. Until my friends over at Flatiron 27 put this together…you’ve gotta check it out…
With the holidays fast approaching, having a fully stocked bar is a must - particularly if you are hosting a New Years Eve party. Flatiron27 was inspired to create a sparkling-chic cocktail cart by our friend Little Miss Party and Little Miss New Years Eve in a box. The black and gold themed party in a box couldn’t make hosting a New Years party any easier - or more stylish. It comes with everything you need to host a bash - from the decorations, to the champagne flutes and party hats. All you need to buy is the champagne! We found an incredibly cool vintage Italian bar cart on 1st Dibs (here is one more option) and stocked it full of fun bar essentials including a Bauhaus cocktail shaker, Shagreen Tray and lots of metallic accents. Read on to see how we plan to decorate – and celebrate New Years in style!
FLATIRON27 NEW YEARS BAR CART
1. Glass Bottles with Stoppers - West Elm | 2. Tom Dixon Eclectic Tongs - abc carpet and home | 3. Crystal Bottle Stopper - homenature | 4. Chocolate Shagreen Butler Tray - Aerin | 5. Bar Trolley - 1st Dibs | 6. Bauhaus Cocktail Shaker - Stardust Modern | 7. Lustre Bottle Opener - Kelly Wearsler | 8. Direction Bar Glasses - Crate and Barrel | 9. Resin Ice Bucket - Barneys | 10. Agate Coasters with Silver Trim - homenature.
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When my friend Ilana asked if I wanted to help her style an intimate birthday dinner I knew exactly where and how. I have been dying to throw a party at Little Owl – The Venue. Little Owl is one of my favorite restaurants in the city located in the West Village, serving seasonal comfort food. When I noticed they had opened a private event space, I was dying to work there.
My mind was instantly rolling with ideas as soon as we saw the space. And Ilana was sold as soon as she tasted their famous sliders. The staff couldn’t have been kinder and more accommodating the food proved to be insanely delicious.
They made specialty drinks for the night and set up a cocktail hour followed by a sit down dinner.
Of course we designed beautiful menus to go at each setting.
After brainstorming with my sister a little bit, dark romance quickly became the perfect theme for this space and dinner party.
Michelle had recently discovered Drop it Modern, who sells gorgeously chic balloons in metallic colors and marbled patterns. There was a wood bar that set up perfectly with these fabulous balloons.
I worked with our friend Clarelicious on chocolate dipped pears accompanied by kraft paper leaves to write each of the name cards for the place settings.
For the cake, I found lots of inspiration on Pinterest and sent it over to our friends at Empire Cake. I brought over fresh flowers to have topped on the cake and they nailed it with the sugar rose cupcakes. Dare I say the desserts were too pretty to eat…
To wish Ilana well we set up a station where her guests could write a note, snap a photo and create an instant scrapbook. She was elated and so happy to have such a sweet memory of the evening.
To send everyone home on a sweet note, we set up Mast Brothers chocolate bars with belly bands that were personalized from Ilana.
The evening was a huge success, the guests had a blast and Ilana the birthday girl got to celebrate in style!
*All photos above were taken by Karilyn Sanders.