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May 20th

Celebrating Seventy with a Whimsecal Garden Party

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Now seriously speaking….I have an addiction. To celebrating. Sounds a bit ridiculous, but people who know me will tell you, I’m obsessed.
So you bet your bottom dollar I was gonna be riding my sister, Mandy to put together the best damn party our mother would ever see, for turning 70.
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Mandy is an intuitive one, who has an eye for bringing people’s passions to life.
Our Mom loves color, flowers and breakfast. So Mandy and I both knew a beautiful brunch with close family was a no brainer.
Mandy found the most perfect invitation on Minted and we were hooked. The palette, the whimsical flowers and the pop of gold. Too too good.
The Pinterest board was born and Mandy got to pinning. At the end of the day….she made the Pinterest board come to life.
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So how does one do it? How do you put the pieces of a Pinterest board together? One would start like this…
The table. If your dining room table doesn’t work, rent one! Mandy found this rustic wood beauty online through a vendor who purchased these for his wedding and now rents them out. Genius!
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Do yourself a favor and spring for a few inexpensive rentals. Chairs, plates and linen napkins. Add cutlery and glassware if you need to.
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Bring the outside in! Look at the runner. The incredibly talented Becky of Blush & Bloom styled lush greenery and flowers to make the most stunning runner my eyes have ever seen. Becky offers flower styling classes in Toronto…wishing I could be there a bit more often to take them with her!
For brunch we called upon the talented Food Dudes to whip up a menu that was both delicious and beautiful. They were a pleasure to work with and brunch was off the charts.
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To drink, Mandy made a simple strawberry syrup and added it to prosecco with a fresh strawberry to garnish.
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Since nobody has an event without taking pictures any longer….a backdrop is a pretty fun way to create interaction at the party. We found this pretty pattern from Minted and customized the backdrop for our Mom.
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What comes next? Dessert!
I’m SURE  you’re aware of the NAKED CAKE trend that is happening. These days a bare bottom cake is all the rage.
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Well Becky went right on over to our naked cake and added some stems to dress it up for the occasion, while we topped it with a glittery “seventy” from the All that Glitters Shop.
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For the cupcakes our Aunt Debi of the Garden of Eatin’ worked with her friend Baked with Joy to design these hand painted cupcakes which styled perfectly into our Boobie’s vintage tea cups.
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The party was perfection and Mom had the most wonderful time.
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We owe a huge thank you to the vendors that we collaborated with on this party as well as a shout out to the team at Style Me Pretty Living who featured our party last week!

LMP LOVES…
Scarlet O’Neill: Photographer
Minted
: Invites/Menus/Backdrop
Woodstock Rentals:  Wood Table
Blush & Bloom: Florist
The Food Dudes: Caterer
Baked with Joy: Cake & Cupcakes
All that Glitters Party Shop: Cake topper
Event Rental Group: Chair, Tabletop rentals

categories: Birthday, Brunch, Brunch, Cake, desserts, Flowers, invites, Little Miss Foodie, little miss party, Party Stylists, Photography, Toronto

February 20th

Thinking outside the box

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Well it’s kinda nice when you see someone thinking outside the box…a Little Miss Party in a Box, that is.
This week on The Canadian television show The Social we found our New Years Eve box styled on a table for the Oscars. Although we have designed our party boxes around some holidays, they are meant to and can be used for so much more.
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Glitz, glam, pop, fizz, clink! Most certainly screams The Oscars! It’s a night to celebrate talent within Hollywood and why not do so in style like the celebrities do!
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Sippin’ on champagne and throwing back oysters, all went perfectly with the shiny star plates that you will find in many of our party boxes.
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It’s a black tie type of night so hold up a bowtie and smile for the paparazzi.
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From our Pink Party in a Box…Mwah! Big red lips, just like the movie stars.
So what are you waiting for? Shop the Box now! We’ll take the stress out of entertaining and then some.

categories: Birthday, Cake, Cocktail party, Confetti, DIY, little miss party, Little Miss Party in a Box, Party, Party Stylists, Toronto

December 8th

Mandy’s Meals & More

Copper is the new gold! Have you heard? It’s all the rage.
With the recent announcement of Pantone’s color of the year, we have been testing different colors that enhance the upcoming “Marsala” tone.pantone
Copper is a perfect pairing with this deep, rich “rust” color. We played around with the new metallic at our American Thanksgiving, in Canada.
This adorable reindeer was from Target! We bought copper spray paint from Lowes and doused the guy in the backyard.
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We also played around with tea light candles and an old mustard jar.
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Find any glass jar in your house and wrap it with painters tape, as many lines as you please.
Then spray paint!
Let it dry over night before carefully pealing the tape off.
Voila! Metallic striped vase.
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Given that it was thanksgiving we painted mini pumpkins.
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For Christmas and Hanukkah you can make it more seasonally appropriate.
What about spray painting twigs copper? Or Copper glitter vases? Ohh lala!
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How would you enjoy these new metallic colors?
Let us know in the comments below!
xx,
-M

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categories: Cocktail party, DIY, Flowers, Holiday, little miss party, Party, Party Stylists, Toronto

October 16th

My Boys.

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I tend to joke a lot about how much my kids drive me nuts. You know sometimes they do.
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But no really, they are the ultimate precious beings in my life.
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If I could bottle the love I have for these boys I would do so and slap a funky label on it. The bond that I share with these little people is unimaginable and more special to me then I ever would have dreamed.
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categories: Kids eats, Little Miss Mommy, New York City to do, Photography, Toddler activities, Toronto

October 13th

The Apples of my Eye

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The air is crisp, the leaves have turned and Thanksgiving falls one month early in Canada. It’s my favorite time of year to travel back home to visit my family. And what better way to spend a warm, sunny fall day then to go apple picking?
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The orchards just outside Toronto are beautiful. Today we visited the Carl Laidlaw Orchard. It was perfection. A hayride, apples upon apples and a pit where you could roast your own hot dogs and corn. The kids had a ball.
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The apples were crisp and perfect for snacking on while we were out today. We also brought bags of them home to make pie, crisps and stuffing with.
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I have the fondest childhood memories of going apple picking and I hope to be creating the same precious memories for my kids. Talking about the colors of the leaves, recipes we can make together and fun we had with Aunt Mandy and my best friend and her kids…was a perfect way to spend a Sunday in Toronto.
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Check back with us tomorrow…we’ll be giving you a glimpse into our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner with a sesame turkey and so much more.

categories: Baking, Kids eats, Little Miss Foodie, Little Miss Mommy, Toddler activities, Toronto

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