October 18, 2017

DIY Floral Table Runner

If you haven’t seen the photos of Seri’s amazing Rosh Hashanah dinner from last month, you should go check them out. Every detail from the gold leaf apple place cards to the tableware made for stunning dinner her family will never forget. But the real show stopper was the amazing floral table runner.

I know we mention how easy these floral runners are ALL the time, so we figured it was about time to show you how we make them. Here’s what you’ll need:

1. Clippers

2.Your favorite type of greenery- we used Italian Ruscus!

3.Floral Water Tubes

4.Flowers of your choice- we used Dahlias

5.Additional accents, like our geometric candle holders

Watch and LEARN!

I hope you try this at home for your next gathering, because you wouldn’t believe how easy and beautiful it is! I can’t wait to dress up my holiday table this year with a stunning  floral runner!

Are there any #LMP tricks you’re dying to see a video of?! Shoot me an email so we can add it to our list: maggie@littlemisspartyplanner.com.

 

xx, Maggie
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October 15, 2017

Seri’s Closet: 3 Ways to Wear a Black Skirt

I feel like everyone has a black skirt in their closet. Or…at least you should. That’s how I felt when I found this black skirt at H&M and it was like…20 bucks.  YESSSSS. Now I wear this black skirt with everything! It can be styled so many different ways in a dress up or dress down kinda way.

Here’s three ways that I style this black skirt which you can do with any black skirt because you know how H&M works and if I try to suggest you find it…you probably won’t. They change their inventory over like I change my underwear.

But JUST IN CASE you’re lucky enough…here’s the direct link to the black skirt that I’m wearing in these photos.

Sleeveless Striped Sweater: Club Monaco
Geometric Rose Gold Necklace: Coal Miner’s Daughter
Grey Suede Heels: Christian Louboutin

Red Tube Top: Artizia
Chunky Clear Necklace: Anthropologie
Slouchy Peep Toe Booties: Kristin Cavallari

White Ruffle Bodysuit: Aritzia 

xx, Maggie
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October 9, 2017

DIY Fall Flower Crown

With Halloween approaching, the LMP team knew it was necessary to come up with a *killer* costume to celebrate. This whole “Day of the Dead” trend totally speaks to us, so naturally we had to hop on board. Our friend Sheila agreed to join the fun with providing amazing sugar skull makeup while I worked with Natalie on creating amazing fall floral crowns that would add the perfect pop of color to our Halloween Party in a Box setup.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1. Floral Wire

2. Floral Tape

3. Fake Flowers in autumn colors

4. Fake Greenery

5. Wire Clippers

Watch and LEARN! (See all steps listed below the video)

Steps:

1. use your floral wire to measure the circumference of your head

2. clip your wire and twist the ends together

3. secure the connection with floral tape

4. clip and organize your greenery and florals for assembly

5. add the greenery to the crown and secure with floral tape

6. add various flowers throughout the crown and secure with floral tape

We can’t wait to share more photos with you from our Halloween Party Photoshoot with our favorite costumes ever! Stay tuned this week for more spooky fun.

xx, Maggie
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October 5, 2017

A Holiday Party with Ravenswood Wine

Naturally, the best way to test a product is to experience it first hand. Brands are finding the magic in hosting media outlets to experience their product in unique ways. Lucky for us, we get to take part.

Earlier this week, we worked to throw an event for Ravenswood wine. They rounded up a stellar list of editors who spent the night sipping on wines paired with delicious food.

The event was held in a West Village Townhouse that the Ravenswood team rented through One Fine Stay. It was spectacular. Several floors, an outdoor garden and a beautiful kitchen to work within. The concept, was the holidays. We brought in one of our favorite personal and party chefs, Chef Sue Park, to create a menu of dishes that would pair with each holiday and wine.

When the guests arrived they were welcomed into the garden for the first wine tasting and an Autumn inspired cheese + charcuterie board.

The guests were then taken into the living room where we styled fall florals for “Thanksgiving”. Chef Sue nailed the tasting here serving Rosemary Thyme Turkey Meatballs with Blueberry BBQ Glaze and Mashed Potato Puree which paired perfectly with the Lodi Zinfendel wine that the guests were tasting. Chef Sue also included a Roasted Brussel Sprout with Maple Glaze and Prosciutto Chip Flakes on the skewer with that meatball.

Next up, was Hanukkah. We kept the table tasteful and festive with white, blue and silver accents. Chef Sue plated a Sweet and Savory Braised Brisket with Figs & Apricots Served with Potato Latkes for this holiday pairing. After testing out her brisket I have officially decided to hire Chef Sue for my next Jewish holiday dinner party!

My favorite setting of the night was Christmas dinner. For this tasting the clients were hoping for a more elegant but not overly “Christmas” table. We used black matte plates, gold flatware and greenery to line the center of the table. Our very own Crafty Maggie made rosemary wreath place cards with every guests name written in gold making it clear that this table represented Christmas. It all came together so beautifully.

For Christmas dinner Chef Sue prepared a family style meal starting with Rustic bread and a compound butter series: Garlic sage, Lemon zest thyme and rosemary paprika. The meal was followed by a Holiday Seasonal Salad with Shredded Kale, Roasted Shaved Acorn Squash, Sliced Medjool Dates, Parmesan, and a Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette. The guests then enjoyed Chef Sue’s Rosemary and Fennel Crusted Crown Roast of Lamb Chops. Crown that was stuffed with Currant Rice Pilaf.

Last but certainly not least, Happy New Year! As the final course guests enjoyed  a Decadent Crostini with Seared Duck Breast, Caramelized Onions, & Teldeschi Cherry Chutney. Was the perfect send off for the most fabulous evening.

The event was such a special one where the guests made new friends, sampled incredible food and sipped on red wine for the night. Doesn’t get much better than this!

Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky

xx, Seri
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  1. Lily

    What an amazing idea! I want to do this in different rooms in my home as a way to celebrate several holidays with friends since we all travel all over the country over the holiday season

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September 25, 2017

A Chic & Easy Halloween Party

Last week the fall holidays kicked off with Rosh Hashanah and from here on out it’s just holiday after holiday. The best of the bunch, in my opinion, is Halloween because there’s no right or wrong way to celebrate.

Every year, we sell a limited edition Halloween Party in a Box and this year may very well be my favorite.

We tailored this Halloween’s Party Box to both the young + old. Whether you’re hosting a Halloween playdate for the kids or adults only cocktail soiree, we’ve got you covered with this party for 8 people.

In the box you’ll find a chic collection of tableware and decor. One of my favorite items is the plastic cauldron that can be used in so many ways. We found an assortment of fall flowers in the market and used the cauldron as a vase to make a beautiful arrangement for the table. We put the flowers into a cup before placing into the cauldron to avoid leaking.

You can of course use the cauldron so many other ways. If you plan to purchase this party in a box for a children’s party at home or in their classroom you can fill the cauldron with snacks!

The black and white balloons that we have included this year are my favorite. Simply take them to your local party store to inflate with helium or grab yourself a Balloon Time Helium Tank to inflate the balloons at home. Use the balloons as a backdrop for your table or to take photos in front of with the BOO balloons that are also included.

Since it’s Halloween, you can get away with serving a menu of sweets at your party. We went over to our local bakery, Empire Cake and picked up a red velvet cake with a buttercream frosting and asked if they could drizzle the top with red frosting. Now stick a knife into the cake and scream!

How about some witches broomsticks for mini donuts? Pretty perfect right? And we made these with decorative wheat that I had lying around in a jar at home. Find the DIY for these broomsticks here.

You’ll find a tub of mini pumpkins in this Party Box which can be used in so many different ways. We found some bamboo skewers in the kitchen and stuck one of these pumpkins on each to make drink stirs. You could use them as confetti for the table, to top on your cake and so much more.

Now how about a little fun since it’s Halloween…? We included a set of Halloween themed tattoos that are SO FAB for the kids and/or adults! They are so easy to put on and come off with soap, water and a little scrubbin’.

As for the tableware, it’s disposable (make sure to recycle!) but you could also hand wash the items (I would keep that glitter cutlery for-eva!) and reuse.

You can clearly see how chic this box is but now I’m going to prove to you just how easy it is to set up. Watch and learn friends…

Find the Little Miss Halloween Party in a Box for sale here and now on Etsy too!

Happy Halloween!

xx, Seri
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