August 2, 2017

Women who Inspire

After having children I met a few fellow moms through preschool and clients of Little Miss Party Planner, whom I bonded with immediately. Every one of them, is running their own business.

As always, I designed and ordered invitations for Colette to mail to the list of guests from Minted. They have the best selection of invites especially when you’re looking for something sophisticated and classy.

I connected most with women who were inspiring and motivating to me and through each of them I met so many more fabulous women.

It’s remarkable how much talent there is out there and the best part is sharing it with each other.

Just before the summer, my dear friend, Colette Lettieri who has a beautiful home in Westhampton and asked me if I’d like to join her in hosting a party for a group of fabulous women.  Of course I said, YES!

It was a perfect day for rosé and brunch by the pool. I styled the backyard with balloon garlands and florals centering the barcart and creating a stage for photos.

We worked with Sophie from Patio Artistry for floral arrangements in my favorite Dwell vases that I placed around the backyard.

Colette is friends with this wonderful chef, Carol Galanty who came in to make a delicious spread of brunch for the ladies. Carol also gave the guests a cooking demo making summer rolls with her beautiful daughter.  The recipe was super easy to mimic at home so everyone went home with new information that they could use after the party.

Another friend of Colette’s, Christie Hoyt, is a personal fitness trainer and sommelier! Christie worked with Carol to set a Belini bar with an assortment of fresh squeezed juices. Christie also filled the bar cart with tons of rosé which was so nice to sip on that beautiful day.

You know I have a deep obsession with the balloon garlands from One Stylish Party so when I saw the columns on the deck in Colette’s backyard I just to doll them up with tons of balloons!  I styled in fresh florals all through the balloons and added some stems into the bar cart for an unexpected look.

There were so many wonderful woman to chat with at the party and I walked away with tons of  new contacts, an awesome goodie bag and a few new friends. Was a pretty perfect party with Women Who Inspire.

Party Credits
Host and Lifestyle consultant: Colette Lettieri
Photography:  Striffler Photo
Sommelier & Personal fitness trainer:  Christie Hoyt
Catering:  Carol Galanty
Balloon Garlands:  One Stylish Party
Invitation:  Minted
Flowers: Patio Artistry

xx, Seri
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July 31, 2017

DIY Chic S’mores Bar

Every summer when we pull out the bonfire pit, I can’t resist the urge to make s’mores! The smell is so nostalgic of childhood days at camp, but these tasty treats never get old. Last week in The Hamptons, I decided to treat the team to a chic s’mores bar in the backyard.

Using a simple cake stand, I set up all the necessary ingredients to make the perfect s’more.

But besides the cake stand, making this setup look gorgeous was really all in the details. I garnished the platters with greens from the garden and added a number of different candles to light the table as the sun was going down.

I used a simple wooden picnic bench from the backyard to set everything up, as it was lower to the ground and easier for everyone to access and assemble their s’mores.

The setup was a hit, and we can’t wait to do it again. Happy s’mores making!

xx, Maggie
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July 27, 2017

How to Host a Garden Party

Our new Little Miss Shower Party in a Box is quite possibly the cutest selection of party supplies we’ve ever seen. Since you have the option to choose between a script balloon that says “love” or “baby,” you can really use it for any occasion! We chose Love, for a bridal shower, and we glammed it up with this glitter balloon DIY.

Last week, we hosted this bridal shower in Seri’s backyard and recorded every step so you can see EXACTLY how she made it look so fabulous. It was easy, fast, and beyond gorgeous. This How to Host episode will show you how to prep your meal, set your table, and serve your drinks. Below the video, you will find printable cards with the shopping lists and links for everything we made!

Watch and LEARN! Seri is the hosting queen, and she’s ready to show you just how easy it is to do yourself.

PRINTABLE SHOPPING LIST CARDS

You can find the steps for our Summer Corn Salad here and the steps for the Potato Salad here.

For more party tips and behind the scenes, follow @littlemissparty on Instagram!

xx, Maggie
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July 26, 2017

A Dinner Party for Two

Birthday gifts can be tricky. When you know someone special who has it all, how do you keep the excitement of gift giving alive?

How about a well designed, well thought out dinner for 2? That would be pretty fun to walk into as a birthday girl…don’t you think?!

Doesn’t get cuter than a husband surprising his wife with a beautiful dinner with the most delicious menu. That’s what we did here and loved every moment of it.

From the stunning table design with plates, utensils, glasses and placemats all from our favorite store CB2, to a bottle of pink champagne, candles and the perfect naked cake from Making that Cake topped with fresh flowers….it was pretty perfect.

We brought in a personal chef Linda Sarris who goes by the name The Cheeky Chef to create a delicious, beautiful dinner for the couple. She came into the apartment to prepare the dinner while we set up and once the couple arrived they sat down to a gorgeous appetizer followed by a pasta course and main dish. It smelled (and I know tasted) heavenly.

Bravo to the husband who thought of this idea. Made for the perfect night for his wife’s birthday celebration and surely one she’ll never forget.

Photos by Maggie Antalek

xx, Seri
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July 24, 2017

A Day of Meals in The Hamptons

In the summer, The Little Miss Party team spends at least a few days of the work week out at Seri’s house in The Hamptons. Since one of our favorite things to do is EAT, we make it a point to sit down at every meal and bond as a team over food. We still can’t get over a couple of our favorite meals from early July, so today we’re sharing the simple (but delicious!) ingredients with you.

LUNCH

We started out this lunch with assorted cheeses and fresh figs.

For the main part of the meal, we each were able to assemble our own sandwiches using ciabatta rolls, arugula, ham, turkey, and fresh peaches. The sweet fruit complimented the bitter greens and salty meats so perfectly.

We also made a batch of fresh mint lemonade to enjoy in our PARTY PEOPLE govino cups!

DINNER

This fresh dinner made by Seri and Natalie had us all feeling full yet healthy after a long work day. The key to this fabulous dinner was simple ingredients.

The roasted potatoes were seasoned simply with olive oil, salt, pepper, and paprika. With the flesh side up (for best crispiness) we let the potatoes roast for around 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

Our salad was inspired by a recipe from Love and Lemons. We tossed Boston Lettuce with strawberries, mozzarella balls, pecans, avocado, basil, cherry tomatoes, and thickened balsamic.

Finally, our blackened chicken thighs were the simplest preparation for the most delicious taste. Nothing but olive oil, salt, and pepper thrown onto the meat before blackening it on the grill.

These Hamptons meals have been simple, delicious, and absolutely stunning for photos! Can’t wait to enjoy dinners together all summer long.

xx, Maggie
Party conversation
  1. Vikram

    thanks for giving inforamation about the party & services

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