May 18, 2016

Limited Edition Graduation Party Box

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All grads should be celebrated, right? What an accomplishment!

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Want to know the easiest way to throw a graduate a party? With our limited edition Little Miss Party in a Box.  Let’s call it a mocktail party. Gather your grads, family and friends, set up your Little Miss Party in a Box, whip up Abby’s Lemonade punch and serve some snacks.

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This special graduation party box includes felt grad caps that you can stick to the wall or cover a beverage dispenser with as well as festive balloons that fill with air! Easy peasey.

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Our glittery 2016 food toppers work great in cupcakes or cubes of cheese.  Either way, keep the menu simple so you can enjoy your guests, most importantly the graduates. Oh…and don’t forget to take TONS of pictures!

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Hats off to you grads! We wish you the best of luck.

xx, Seri
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May 11, 2016

DIY with LMP: Mini Painted Pots

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Hello to the all plant-loving, gift-giving, adorable crafters out there. I have something fun and easy for you to try this week!

Mini painted pots. The name pretty much explains it all, but I’ll walk you through the steps of creating a beautiful set of unique painted pots that will look great together or apart.

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First you will need to gather your supplies. Pick up some mini potted succulents or springy mini flowers from the farmer’s market. Pick something small so it’s not getting in the way while you’re painting the pot. Next gather your favorite acrylic paint colors. I went with primaries and white, so I could achieve a pastel look for springtime. Paper plates to use as a paint palette. Foam paint brushes. And painter’s tape.

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Once you’ve gathered your supplies and covered your table, you can get to work.Often after sitting at the greenhouse, the little plant pots gather some dirt and grime! Make sure they are perfectly clean before you start painting.

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I laid out my colors on the plate and started to mix so I could get inspired by my color choices.

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Then, I started to lay the foundation for my paint. I started by taping off a section on the pot that I would paint with my first color choice, blue.

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Then, I painted my first layer. Keep your strokes smooth and steady, and don’t glob the paint onto the surface. If you do, it will start to sneak under the edges of the painter’s tape.

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While waiting for that pot to dry, block off sections on your other pots and begin painting. It’s up to you if you want all your pots to match. I decided to switch my up, making large geometric sections on two pots, delicate diagonal stripes on another, and small scattered triangles on the last. You can approach making these sections of color by painting the pot entirely one color, waiting for it to dry, then using painter’s tape to create the desired shapes. Or, you can create sections of color using the tape, waiting for it to dry, then using new tape for the next section.

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You will need to allow time for the pots to dry, so work on each pot in a circulation. I would recommend multiple coats of color to achieve a more vibrant, opaque look.

This project might take a little patience, but I promise you will love the outcome.

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Plus, they’re beyond perfect for party favors! See how Seri styled these little beauties into our “Mother’s Day Brunch” last week.

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Can’t wait to see your painted pots! Make sure you share them with us on Instagram (@littlemissparty)!

xx, Maggie
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March 31, 2016

Turning 6 with a “Pink” Carpet

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How fun is a birthday party that includes candy, popcorn and a movie? Pretty perfect right?

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We had so much fun planning this party for sweet Elizabeth who turned six and invited all of her friends to watch a movie screening of Sophia Grace and Rosie at the Core Club.

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When the kids arrived they hit up our “red carpet” photo backdrop that we customized with Minted and where we had Dave Robbins playing Paparazzi taking pics of the kids and parents as they dressed up with fun props.

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Because Elizabeth is such a vibrant, fun little gal we wanted her party to be bright and playful. We set each table with a different color linen. AND…guess what? We used our Little Miss Perfectly Pink Party in a Box for the tableware. How fab?! Pink + white stripe napkins, pink square dinner plates, silver star dessert plates, silver heart stamped bamboo forks…it all coordinated so well with our set up and color scheme.

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We customized menus for the buffet dinner from Minted and attached them to popcorn boxes that we styled on the table so the parents knew what the kids were eating.

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Of course there was a superfly dessert table with cupcakes, brownies, cookies and a FAB “pink” carpet cake.

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And our favorite part of the party was our popcorn + candy table. After dinner the kids were invited to fill up bags of candy and grab a box of popcorn. No better way to watch a movie, right?!

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And last but not least, each child was sent home with a favor bag including a DIY Marquee initial.

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Oh to be six. GOOD TIMES!

Photos by Dave Robbins Photography

xx, Seri
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    One of my favorite parties yet :)

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February 18, 2016

An Around the World Bat Mitzvah

We most recently had the pleasure of planning a Bat Mitzvah for a super sweet gal named Ally.

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Ally’s Mom told us that she has a great love for traveling as their family has pretty much been all over the world. So with that information came the theme for Ally’s special party.

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There are some pretty important staples when it comes to planning a Bat Mitzvah such as the Decor, Music, Food and FUN. Here’s how we went Around the World with Ally…

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Our amazing venue scout, Laurie found the perfect spot for this intimate party of 75 guests. The party was held at 287 Gallery in Chelsea. It’s a raw space with dark stained wood floors and exposed brick walls.

We brought in oversized “OMG” and solid metallic balloons, framed photos of Ally from all of her travels, pillows to dress up the couches as well as globes and vintage suitcases that we rented from our favorite shop called Little Vintage Rentals.

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To ensure an upbeat, high energy dance party for this group of 13 year old kids we brought in Generation Events with our favorite DJ Jason Fioto behind the tables. He brought along his best guys to MC and Dance for the kids and boy did they ever have a blast! They played all the hot tunes and made sure the kids received tons of swag.
Secretly…Abby and I were dancing along behind the scenes….

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We also worked with Jason’s team to hang up marquee lights that spelled out “Ally’s World” to set the stage for her dance party. We LOVE how this turned out!

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Customary at a Bat Mitzvah is lighting a candle for 14 of the most special people in your life. We worked with a lovely vendor that Ally’s mom found on Etsy, Name with a Flame, to create a silver glitter “Allison” to hold the candles for this ceremony.

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Of course with all that dancing the kids end up STARVING. So the food was key. Ally’s Mom wanted a variety of foods so we thought it would be fun to have stations that represented different parts of the world: Israel, The Americas and a Taste of Asia.

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For the Kosher Israel Station we brought in platters of food from Village Crown. The food was delicious and the staff member they provided was a doll. We did up this station with a chalkboard menu that we made by painting a frame with chalkboard paint and having an artist write up the menu for us.

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For the Americas and Taste of Asia, we worked with Creative Concepts NYC to style these tables in a really fun way…

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For the Americas, the menu included Mac & Cheese which we added bamboo forks to, each stamped with red and blue stars;  Mini sliders that we topped with red, white and blue glitter star picks made by All that Glitters and pizza which was just simply delicious.

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For the taste of Asia, we had dumplings served out of mini bamboo steamers, noodles in mini pink take out cartons and custom fortune cookies just for Ally’s Bat Mitzvah. Julie, of Creative Concepts was so fun to work with and was more then willing to source all of these fabulous items to make the food presentation extra special.

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Of course we also went all out for the desserts and brought in our faves….

A worldly cake from Empire Cake with a Jewish Star to mark Israel on the map; Macarons from La Maison Du Macaron which we styled on a platter with an Eiffel Tower and sweet eats from Making that Cake including custom travel themed sugar cookies and mini cupcakes.

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On the bar we put water bottles with a label that we designed just for Ally as well as custom cocktail napkins honoring Ally’s big day.

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Then we capped the night off with hot cocoa served in cups from our favorite customization shop The Stationery Studio.

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For fun fun fun….aside from dancing, we brought in a few of our favorite vendors to help keep the kids busy. First, was Vince, a graffiti artist genius who we adore. Vince set up a small station where he was making custom trucker hats for each kid. These are the COOL.EST.

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Next up, we had a “red carpet” type entrance where there was a photo backdrop from Minted staged and MVS Studio was taking photos of the kids with the props that we set out. They print the photos for you on the spot so the kids could take as many shots as they wanted and then bring them home with them…so fun!

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For a little keepsake for Ally, we set up a cork globe that we found at CB2 along with note cards, pens and tacks for her friends and family to “sign their love all over Ally’s world”. We LOVED this as a unique and themed update to the traditional guest book.

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This party was not only a huge success but the kids legitimately had a BLAST. Dancing, eating and sipping on mocktails, it’s safe to say that Ally rocked her party.

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We were honored to be a part of such a special event and hope to share in many more “mitzvah’s” with Ally’s family in the future.

All of the photos in the post above were taken by the incredible Diane Hu Photography

xx, Seri
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    Best, best, best party! Ally and all her guests had a total blast. Everything was perfect and true to the theme of Around the World with Ally. You did a fabulous job! xx

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February 11, 2016

Feeling the Love

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The other day my friend Ilana wrote a heart felt blog post about our relationship as friends, work wives and fellow Mothers. Her words brought a tear to my eye as I was reminded how lucky I am for the friends I have made while living in New York for the past 16 years.

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Valentine’s Day is the ultimate excuse to show your love. And obviously you know that we will use any excuse to have a random brunch, party or gathering.

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So….

When Ilana asked if I could style a brunch for her to host for her “work wife” friends…I was like, um, yes. Yes yes I would love to.

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I’m addicted to black, white, pink and gold. Throw some copper in. I can’t help it.

Totally obsessed with these marble plates from CB2. And of course we have the most fabulous menus printed by Minted for every setting.

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For the seating cards, Ilana wrote a “love note” to each guest.

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Hershey’s was behind the idea of this gathering and provided chocolates upon chocolates for us to play with and gift.

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We adore Chef Sue Park and brought her in to make a delicious breakfast for us. Smoked salmon heart shaped toasts – oh my yum! Sausages in a blanket, heart shaped frittatas, kale salad with roasted acorn squash and heart shaped pie pops filled with brie and jam. YUM!!

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This brunch was such a fabulous excuse to have a delicious meal, cocktails and laughs with best friends, new friends and work friends. Needless to say…this brunch also made for some great photos….

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Thank you Ilana for always making me part of the fun. And damn our hair looks great.

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To all my friends and family, I Love you.  And let the Valentine’s Day weekend begin!

Loving credits go to:

Photographs: Dave Robbins Photography
Catering: Chef Sue Park
Hair and Make up (on Seri, Ilana and Abby): GlamSquad
Tableware (Plates, copper utensils, napkins and pink champagne flutes): CB2
Red cake stands: Fish’s Eddy
Custom menus: Minted
All Chocolate Kisses: Hershey’s

xx, Seri
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