January 18, 2016

The Ultimate Popcorn Bar

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Did you know that tomorrow is National Popcorn Day? Not sure what that means exactly…except for the fact that we should be celebrating popcorn!

So we have put together the ultimate popcorn bar to celebrate. And here’s how we’re serving up sweet and savory popcorn for a POP-in Party!

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For the sweet popcorn we had two options:

Chocolate covered popcorn with sprinkles which is the easiest recipe ever.

White chocolate popcorn
Ingredients:

Plain popcorn (We used 6 cups)
White chocolate chips (We used 2 cups)
Sprinkles (optional)

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Place the popcorn in a large bowl.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave (slowly) or on a heat safe bowl over a pot of simmering water.

*Note: White chocolate can get hard very quickly when you try to melt it. If you need to, add a tsp. of canola oil to loosen it up.

Pour the chocolate over the popcorn and mix thoroughly with a spoon or your hands.

Toss in some sprinkles (as much as you’d like).

Let stand in the fridge for a few minutes so the chocolates sets.

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Serve it up! We served our chocolate popcorn in a glass wine bucket to fit with our popcorn “bar” theme.

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Ice Cream Popcorn Cones
Makes 12 ice cream cones
Ingredients:

10 cups popped popcorn
¾ cup light corn syrup
¾ sugar
4 ounces marshmallow cream
1 tablespoon butter
12 ice cream cones (with flat bottom)

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Put popped popcorn in a large roasting pan.

Place corn syrup and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Heat until boiling, stirring continually. Remove pan from heat.

Stir in marshmallow creme, butter and vanilla until combined.

Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn. Stir until evenly coated. Allow to cool until mixture can be handled easily.

Grease hands lightly with butter to prevent popcorn mixture from sticking. Press into balls of desired size. Place balls directly into ice cream cones to set.

We served these on a tray lined with popcorn!

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Ok let’s talk about….the Savory Popcorn at our Popcorn bar for National Popcorn bar day.

Serve plain or buttered (we did a combo) in a glass punch bowl with a ladle.

We set out a variety of toppings for our guests to choose from such as the following combos:

Chopped rosemary mixed with parmesan cheese
“Everything” seasoning: a mix of poppy seeds, garlic powder, Kosher salt and sesame seeds
Cayenne, cumin and Kosher salt

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We put the popcorn into a Glad container so when we added our topping we could close the lid and easily shake it up!

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And what’s a party without cocktails? We mixed up a pomegranate spritzer (pom juice + prosecco with a splash of soda water) with which we garnished with popcorn skewers.

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With all of this popcorn you may end up with leftovers. We put the leftover popcorn into cellophane bags with notes that read: Thanks for Poppin’ by! for our our guests to take home with them and enjoy for a snack the next day. DSC_0622

Thanks to the team behind Gather Now for sponsoring this post and inspiring this Pop-tastic party!

xx, Seri
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December 31, 2015

Best of LMP in 2015

Looking back on our year it was almost impossible to choose the highlights. There were SO MANY! Wow. I’m so proud of what we have accomplished and what we have in store for the future. From the bottom of our hearts we thank YOU for following along and supporting us in this “Mompreneur” world. It’s not easy but we are doing our best to have FUN!

Without further ado…here is a recap of our favorite moments from the year 2015…

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LMP 2015 v2

Host a shower in your home + A Vanity Fair Breakfast supporting Dress for Success + A Lil King turns one + Dining under the stars for Baby Dick

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LMP Box 2015 v2

See what our customers are saying + Little Miss Party in a Box is now sold on Brit & Co + MEN set up our party in a box + A New Years Eve stunner.

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SBE 2015

Pretty in Cheesecake Pink + Crostini makes the best party food + Simply Salad + Dye me Devilved eggs

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Mandy's Meals & More 2015

Mandy’s Asparagus salad + The YAY in our LMP in a Box + DIY bath salts for Mom + Holiday party snacks that you can doll up for your guests to take home.

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It’s sorta hard to believe how fast these lil ones are growing up…and how amazing it is to see our family grow!

LMP Kids 2015

Gavin went on a lot of “dates” + Lukey ate his way through 2015 + Alexandra made for the cutest reindeer on this planet + We welcomed our newest team member, Baby Dylan.

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Cocktails 2015

It’s Cocktail Time: Cranberry Mojitos + Spiced Mulled Wine + Classic Lemonade with CB2 + Bar Essentials

We hope you’re year was just as fabulous as ours was. We wish you a healthy and happy new year. Be safe, friends. Our love, LMP.

xx, Seri
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November 30, 2015

Mandy’s Meals & More featuring Daniella of All that Glitters

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I have a confession to make. From the day we moved into our condo which was over a year ago, I have been dreaming about hosting our engagement party in our building’s party room. Well before the proposal. That’s normal right? When my fiancé Cory popped the question about two months ago, I got right to work to put all my ideas into action. This weekend we celebrated with our family and close friends, and if I do say so myself it was one fabulous party!

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When planning I tried to keep things simple since the room itself has so much character and so many great details. I kept a palette of white, mint, and pale pink with accents of copper and marble. We stocked the bar and hired a The Food Dudes to do passed appetizers. The drinks were flowing and the food was out of this world.

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Now onto the details.

Because it was an engagement party I felt that a bubbly bar cart would be perfect. Because really, when you’re engaged all you want to do is pop champagne and celebrate! I put out juices and fruits for mimosas which were such a hit! And to switch it up a bit I stocked the bar with elderflower liquor and aperol so guests could make Elderflower Fizzes and Aperol Spritzes – so yummy! Using a bar cart as a mini drink station is great since it’s interactive and also takes a bit of pressure off the bar. I added a confetti balloon and a SIP SIP HOORAY glittery banner and voila – a chic bubbly bar!

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The sweet table was really out of control and probably my favourite part of the party! My fabulous mother in law to be Debi, who you all know as Simply Beautiful Eating, brought with her a stunning petal layer cake, vanilla and chocolate mini cupcakes, and the cutest sugar cookies ever. All from the amazing ladies at Baked With Joy. My wonderful mother made mini panna cottas to add to the table as well. I loved that everything on the sweet table was mini and very easy for guests to grab at any point in the night.

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Let’s talk about the favor table. I knew I wanted to give out mini champagne bottles so I designed a thank you tag that fit our theme to tie around the bottles. We also tied straws around some for those guests who wanted to pop their bottle right away and keep the party going! I printed black and white square photos of my fiancé Cory and I to use as wall decor behind the table. I punched holes in two of the corners and strung them onto three strands to put up on the wall. It was the easiest thing and a non-cheesy way to incorporate photos of the bride and groom to be. Seeing photos of us from the past four years was so much fun for all our family and friends, and made us so happy to look back on all the wonderful things we’ve done and amazing places we’ve been to together throughout our relationship.

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This party was so much fun and it was amazing to celebrate with so many of the people we love. We couldn’t be happier! Until next time…

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Vendors
Photography – Simply Beautiful Eating
Caterer and Bartender – The Food Dudes
Flowers – Coriander Girl
Desserts – Baked with Joy
Banner, Cake Topper, Cupcake Toppers – All That Glitters

 

xx, Seri
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  1. Debi @simplybeautifuleating

    This was one of the most beautiful engagement parties I’ve ever been too! Daniella you’re amazing and we love you! I’m so happy to have you as my future daughter! Xoxo Mama D

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November 9, 2015

Mandy’s Meals & More

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Ok, so you’re throwing a birthday brunch and you need something quick, easy and super impressive for the guests.
This crispy, salty and creamy delight is so easy to make you’ll have extra time to sip on your mimosa and put your feet up before the madness begins.
You know what would pair perfectly with these bites? Little Miss Party in a Box!
Everything you could possibly need in a box, say whaaaa?!

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Here is how I made these cucumber nibbles:

Ingredients:
Mini English Cucumbers
Philadelphia Whipped Chive Cream Cheese
Dill
Smoked Salmon

Directions:
Simply cut the cucumber into bite size rounds, pipe cream cheese onto each cucumber piece.
Roll up a small strip of smoked salmon and top with a sprig of dill

Easy peasy and delish!

Enjoy

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*The white porcelain appetizer spoons are Mandy’s. She bought these at Crate and Barrel for $0.95 a pop. Pick up a dozen for an unexpected look when serving these cucumber rounds OR you can put them on our bamboo spoons included in the box…

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You can now find our Party in a Box sold on Brit & Co. We LOVE their shop….LOVE it! Check it out and when you Shop the Box you will receive free shipping on orders over $75!

*All food photography was taken by Mandy Revzen.
* All LMP Shower in a Box photos were taken by Brit & Co.

xx, Mandy
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November 5, 2015

A Backyard Baby Shower

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This summer I had the pleasure of throwing my sister a baby shower. I made sure that this baby shower…was different form all the other baby showers I’ve ever been to in the past…

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For starters, I asked my Aunt Debi if we could co-host the shower in her backyard. She’s got a perfectly flat piece of lawn and I have always dreamed of throwing a party back there with a big white tent…

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When she agreed, I got to work on the game plan. I wanted this shower to be laid back, have no games and be on an evening during the work week so we weren’t taking anyone away from their weekends.

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I chose a Thursday evening for the party and planned a family style menu with a rustic feel. The guests were invited to dine outside, under the stars with delicious food and cocktails.

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The other detail I threw into the mix was a play on my sister’s married last name. Her husband is a Dick. Jason Dick. So she was giving birth to…baby Dick. There was no shortage of laughs here starting with the gorgeous invites that I found on Minted and baby Dick references made throughout the night.

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We ended the night on a sweet note, as we always do, serving mini cupcakes and donuts in an ombre of pinks.

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The night went exactly as planned. Most importantly, Mandy was over the moon with joy to celebrate the birth of her first babe with dear friends and family.

We owe a great big thank you to all of those incredible vendors who helped to pull this all together for us…

Photography: Sandra Brzezinski
Flowers: Sweet Woodruff
Catering: L’Eat Catering
Aunt Debi’s Backyard: Toronto, Ontario
Candles And Pink Glasses: CB2
Chairs, Tableware & Tent: Exclusive Affairs
Custom Cupcake Toppers: All That Glitters
Invitations And Menus: Minted
Mini Cupcakes And Custom Cookies: Baked By Joy
Mini Donuts: Minilicious By Rachelle
Party Stylist: Little Miss Party Planner
Party Stylist: Simply Beautiful Eating
Wood Tables: Woodstock Rentals

xx, Seri
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  1. Mandy

    Best shower ever!! Xx

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