September 6, 2017

Summer in the City with MZ Wallace

After pretending to be a model for the MZ Wallace Mother’s Day campaign earlier this year, the team asked if LMP would host their #MZWSummerintheCity store event and I couldn’t have been more honored.

Guests were invited to the MZ Wallace Soho Store to shop and meet the LMP team plus hear some of our tips about “How to Host” a party.

What better way to promote a party than with PINK PARTY BALLOONS!  We filled the MZ Wallace store windows with our favorite script balloons and drew the crowd in off the street.

Best part of the party was Abby’s cocktail station where she mixed drinks and led a cocktail demo to teach the guests how to make her Ruby Red Grapefruit Gin & Tonic, which featured gin provided by our favorite NYC Liquor delivery service MiniBar Delivery.

The MZ Wallace team designed a beautiful postcard with the cocktail recipe on the back for guests to take hope and make themselves!

In addition to the cocktail, we also set up a station for small bites, sparkling champagne and water for guests to enjoy.

Throughout the rest of the space, we tied our favorite jumbo white balloons to MZ Wallace handbags, to call attention to the bags that were for sale.  We attached a variety of their fabulous accessories to the neck of each balloon.

To compliment the season we arranged fresh hot pink, peach and deep red flowers in white dwell vases and styled them around the room for bright pops of color that transition easily from summer to fall.

The event was such a success and we had so much fun sharing our tips with our fabulous guests.  We even had a special visit from a friend at Martha Stewart, who wrote up an awesome article about the event which you can read here.

Huge thanks to MZ Wallace for having us!

xx, Seri
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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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June 22, 2017

Taking a Tea Break with Harney & Sons

I have a slight obsession with tea.  It started in my teens, when I decided that I thought coffee was disgusting, but still needed a little jolt to get me going in the morning.  So I opted for green tea.  I now love coffee, but the obsession with tea has prevailed.


Photo via @cityfoodie

I have also been a huge fan of Harney & Sons as a brand AND for their tea flavors for many years.  Even before I moved to NYC, I would make a trip to the Harney & Sons showroom in Soho, and their store and restaurant in Millerton, NY.  That’s why, when Harney & Sons reached out to team LMP about participating in a Tea Party video shoot for their #ThisIsTea campaign, I was quick to jump at the opportunity.

On the day of the shoot, I trekked to Brooklyn to the cutest little house called “The Love Shack”, and after hair & makeup, spent the whole day shooting a video all about our epic tea party.  I met some other incredible influencers from NYC, and got to sample some pretty delicious tea and tea party snacks in the process.

The people from Harney & Sons interviewed me about what tea means to me, and I explained that when I studied abroad in England, it was a favorite activity of mine to go to this cute little tea room in Camden Town to sample the tea and read, for hours.  Every time I drink some delicious tea I think back to studying abroad and how I had the time of my life! You can see my whole interview here:

Thanks to Harney & Sons for inviting us to participate in this campaign! You can snag your own tea here… my favorite is the Chinese Flower!

xx, Abby
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  1. pirate show magaluf

    A little break makes us fresh minded. If these are tea break then we can be passing our time totally awesome. Really impressed by this article.

  2. Jennifer Essad

    Harney & Sons offers the most creative blends too. I love the seasonal blends and enjoy changing it up when I can

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April 9, 2017

Introducing: Seri’s Closet

While our lives here at LMP revolve around party planning, we also dedicate time to finding inspiration. For Seri, that means FASHION. She always has a killer new outfit to show off. Whether it’s casual for running errands or glamorous for a night on the town, Seri always finds the best pieces to pair together.

Everyone who follows her on Instagram and Snapchat are constantly asking “where did you get that?!” So we decided it’s time to start sharing Seri’s fashion secrets. This series will feature our favorite outfits from the week, but we’d love to hear your opinions too! If there’s an outfit you loved, give us a shout and we’ll be sure to feature where each piece is from.

Party Prep Flower Shopping

Top: Zara // Pants: Gap // Shoes: J.Crew

Ready to dance at the Dr. Oz Gala

Dress: Clover Canyon // Shoes: Kendall + Kylie

Throwing back colorful cocktails

Skirt: Free People // Crop top: Vintage

xx, Maggie
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February 1, 2017

Fifty Shades of Valentine’s Day

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures’ new film Fifty Shades Darker.

So, now that it’s February, we ask you… what are you doing on Valentine’s Day?

All of us at LMP agree that our favorite things to do on Valentine’s Day is to sip on cocktails, eat some sweets, and go to the movies! Whether it’s with our hubbies or some girlfriends, movies are always a great way to enjoy the Holiday of L-O-V-E.

Universal Pictures asked us to come up with some fun ideas to celebrate Fifty Shades Darker, which is coming to theaters this Valentine’s Day so we invited a few girlfriends over and threw a masquerade-themed Galentine’s Day party.

We asked the gals to come decked in sexy outfits, we let the red wine flow and we served a menu of very sexy foods like prosciutto purses (melon on the inside, chives to tie), crostini with brie and pears with a balsamic drizzle and crostini spread with Neuchatel cream cheese and topped with pomegranate seeds.

We made for a festive setting with black balloons, silver confetti and tons of roses.  We hung a metallic silver backdrop from Decorative Novelty to use for photos.

We always love serving a signature drink and for this cocktail party Abby was serving up a romantic and bubbly libation.

Abby’s Sexy Sip:

Here’s what you need:
-prosecco
-St. Germaine
-fresh strawberries
-edible rose petals

Here’s what to do:
1) Rinse off and slice some fresh strawberries, about 10, removing the green stem and leaves. Place slices in a bowl, and using a muddler, mash them up.
2) In a pitcher, combine 1 bottle of prosecco, 2 oz. of St. Germaine, and your muddled strawberries.  Stir gently.
3) Top with edible rose petals, and serve!

For dessert, we thought it was appropriate (and ok, totally cliche) to serve chocolate covered strawberries.

With our table set and our drinks poured, we got to donning our masks, tossing some confetti, lighting sparklers, and partying.

We know. Now you want to throw a party just as fabulous…right?? Well guess what? We are giving away a Little Miss Valentine’s Day Party in a Box WITH a swag bag full of Fifty Shades Darker-themed goodies including a copy of the book!

You can enter to win by commenting on this post, telling us who you want to see Fifty Shades Darker with! Winner will be announced on Monday, February 6th.

Make plans to slip into something a shade darker this Valentine’s Day…  get your tickets to see Fifty Shades Darker here!


Photos by Maggie Antalek.
Makeup by Brittany Lo of Beautini. Hair by Natasha Vallejo of Beautini

xx, Abby
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  1. GINA LAMORA

    YASSSSSSS!!!

    I absolutely LOVE this idea. I am the VP of a mothers club and your post just changed our decor for our Galentines Party!

    Where did you get your masks from please?

    Oh – and I would love to go see this my girlfriends who serial read all the books with me.

    Thank you!!

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