November 6, 2017

The Little Miss Holiday Bash in a Box

And….we’re back.  The holidays are going to be here before you know it so we’ve got the Little Miss Holiday Bash in a Box back in stock. WOO!

Take advantage of our early bird discount with a special code until November 22nd.

Enter LMPBASH and receive 10% off your purchase at check out.

So what are you waiting for? Check those to do’s off your list and get your hands on our Little Miss Party in a Box and some extra party supplies so you’re prepped for those last minute drop ins at any time.

xx, Seri
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October 29, 2017

Seri’s Closet: 4 Looks With Your Fav Jeans

It’s FINALLY Sweater season!  Yassssss. I love sweaters!  I also love keeping my outfits simple during the week when I’m running around for work and busy with the kids. Here you’ll find my favorite pair of Paige Denim Jeans paired with 4 different tops any of which could be worn during the week and into the evening if I’m heading out one night.

Sweater: WildFox
Earrings: Sugarfix by Baublebar for Target
Booties: Kristin Cavallari

Jacket: JC Penny
Shoes: Tibi

Top: Club Monaco
Earrings: Bauble Bar

Shirt & Necklace: Coal Miner’s Daughter
Boots: Target

xx, Maggie
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October 26, 2017

Chef Luke Makes Candy Corn Rice Crispies

With Halloween just around the corner, and National Candy Corn Day on Monday, we knew Chef Luke would want to cook up something special. We found this fun recipe for chocolate-dipped candy corn rice crispy treats and our little expert executed it PERFECTLY. These delicious treats were a hit in the office.

I mean, how cute? SO perfect for Halloween, and we’re totally getting into the spirit over here at LMP.

And while #CraftyMaggie was busy filming, her trusty assistant Gavin got some detail shots of Luke in action. Watch the full video and find the recipe detailed below.

Chocolate Candy Corn Crispy Treats

-6 cup crispy rice cereal
-6 cup mini marshmallows
-5 tbsp butter
-orange gel coloring
-dark chocolate candy coating
-white chocolate candy coating

1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter.
2. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted. Stir in a few drops of the orange food coloring and remove the pot from the heat.
3. Mix in the cereal and be sure it is all well coated. Press the treats into a buttered 11×13″ baking dish to set.
4. Once the treats have set, cut them into triangles using your hands to gently round the corners to look like candy corns.
5. Melt the candy coating slowly in the microwave (mixing every 30 seconds). Lay wax paper over a cutting board or cookie sheet.
6. Dip the base of your triangles into the chocolate, shaking off the excess, then dip the top into the white melted chocolate. Place the treat on your tray to set.

Happy Halloween!

xx, Maggie
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October 25, 2017

The 10 Best LMP Cakes of all Time

If there’s one thing every party needs, it’s a great dessert. Our personal favorite is CAKE because it’s an opportunity to get creative and add an unexpected decor element to your party. Here are some of our favorite cakes from over the years:

1. Celebrating 70 with a Whimsical Garden Party For Seri’s Mom’s 70th birthday, they celebrated with a gorgeous garden party, which included this naked cake by Baked with Joy. Topped with flowers in the color scheme of the party and a glitter topper by All That Glitters, this cake was a huge hit!

2. An Around the World Bat Mitzvah- Last year, LMP had the honor of throwing a Bat Mitzvah for a sweet girl who LOVES to travel. Empire Cake brought our vision to life, and we absolutely loved the wow factor it brought to the table.

3. Batman + Superman turn Five + Forty-Two- One of the perks of having your mom as a party planner? Having the coolest birthday cakes every single year. When Gavin turned five, Seri threw him a Superhero Bowling party, at his request. Making That Cake did it again with this impressive cake we’ll never forget.

4. A Parisian Themed Bridal Shower- Seri’s cousin Daniella had a seriously stunning bridal shower that was recently featured on Style me Pretty. One of our favorite decor pieces? The cake, of course. Topped with meringue cookies and flowers, this cake by Nutmeg Bake Shop was a total show stopper.

5. A Skully Halloween Party- As you all know, we love celebrating holidays with Little Miss Party in a Box. For Halloween this year, we got a bloody cake by Empire Cake and stuck a knife in the middle for a spooky and dramatic effect. You can even watch how we set it all up with this Magical Halloween Video.

6. A Romantic Wedding in the East Village- Although LMP does not usually take weddings, this intimate and stunning wedding was one we simply couldn’t pass up. Their cake was also created by the talented Empire Cake, who we know we can always count on to make a masterpiece.

7. A Special Kind of Sixty- Seri is very close with her Aunt Marissa and couldn’t resist an excuse to throw her a beautiful birthday bash last year, complete with wintery greens, bold balloons, and a mouth watering cake by Truffle Toronto.

8. A Dinner Party for Two- Making That Cake came to the rescue once again with a stunning naked birthday cake with dripping pink icing. While setting up for this romantic dinner, Seri and I realized we had leftover flowers after our arrangements were made, so we used them to top the cake and VOILA! Absolutely gorgeous.

9. Lil’ Firefighters to the Rescue!- Although we love all the gorgeous parties we design for our adult clients, we also have a blast getting creative with kids parties! This firefighter cake by Sugar Sugar turned out so cute and was a huge hit with the birthday boy.

10. A Dreamy First Birthday- Last spring, LMP had the opportunity to style an amazing first birthday photo shoot. Between the floral table runner made by Natalie and the amazing set of naked cakes by Nine Cakes, these are photos we’ll never forget.

We absolutely love going through our archives to find our favorite past parties and decor tips. If there’s a party topic you want us to cover, don’t hesitate to ask! Just email me at maggie@littlemisspartyplanner.com.

xx, Maggie
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October 23, 2017

Creating Good with Brit + Co.

Living and working in New York City means that we have the opportunity to experience a lot of really cool events, but it’s always our favorite when we get to be involved in actually producing those events.

Maggie and I went to college with our friend Kelly, who lives in San Francisco and happens to be the DIY Designer for Brit + Co. Every year, Brit + Co. works tirelessly to produce incredible pop up events, including Re:make, which has been held the past few years in San Francisco.  This year they decided to bring their efforts to NYC for #CreateGood, a pop-up experience centered around inspiring women to be their best selves and encouraging them to be the most confident, creative versions of themselves.

Which is, of course, right up our alley.  Kelly and the team at Brit + Co. asked if we could not only help them build the event, but also design a few spaces within the event, and we were so excited to participate!

One of the sections of the event that we helped to build were the sensory rooms, which represented each of the 5 senses.  This event took place in an old American Apparel, so there were some fitting rooms built in, so each was repainted and repurposed.

There was the “Smell” room, which was painted to look like a watermelon and included a bunch of watermelon air fresheners so when you stepped in it it smelled entirely like watermelon.

The “Sound” room had a bunch of xylophones screwed into the wall so that whoever entered it could play them at will.  The back of the door had a pair of sweet glitter headphones, which I painted on.

The “Taste” room was filled with mini gumball machines on shelves that Kathleen built, and the walls were filled with gumball art, including swirls, dots and a big “Treat Yo Self”, made of gumballs.

The “Sight” room had a bunch of tchotchkes glued to the wall, which were spray painted hot pink.  You had to search the items and find the frog hidden among them!

Finally, the “Touch” room had a bunch of cool, different textured fabrics stapled to each wall, so people could enter the room and feel every surface.

We also helped to paint and build a few more spaced on the main floor, including the epic yarn wall, for which Maggie hand-stapled and zip tied each skein of yarn.

Maggie and I traced and painted this abstract wall, which acted as a backdrop for the Mixbook mailing station.

We helped our friend Kelly trace and paint the ice cream “YUM” wall, which acted as backdrop to the Talenti Gelato station.

One of the special events that Brit & Co. hosted in the space was a Disney’s Coco- themed family brunch on Saturday morning, for which me and my friend Ali painted these awesome white Ikea tables for the kids to sit at.

Throughout the rest of the upstairs, there were a million other Instagram-worthy areas, including the Don Julio Bar (with free cocktails), the Tattly Temporary Tattoo station, the Coco Guitar Wall, the Sorel Foot-Selfie floor, the Arcade, the Kia “Sky’s the Limit” Lounge, and the #CreateGood Stage.

We were asked by Brit + Co. to create some floral arrangements for the days of the event, which ended up being absolutely stunning and fit so well within the decor of the space.

Downstairs, we took the reins in designing some cool spaces, including the green room where the talent would be getting ready before going out on stage for their presentation.

Maggie created an epic yarn wall backdrop behind the hair and makeup station, using yarn and pom poms.

We spray painted some cardboard letters that spelled “Lookin’ Good, Feelin’ Fine”, which we affixed to the wall above one of the couches in the green room lounge area.

We also designed two separate vignettes, one warm and one cool, which acted as little video sets where behind-the-scenes interviews of the talent were conducted.

As you can tell, we had the best time being a part of this event, and could not be happier with how everything turned out.  Thanks again to Brit & Co. for including us!

Photos via Brit + Co. and Maggie Antalek. 

xx, Abby
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