June 14, 2017

Last Minute Wedding Planning Tips

We most recently had the honor and challenge of pulling of a beautiful, earth day inspired wedding in less than 6 weeks.

When the first email came through, our bride, Isabel, sounded hopeless. Like no one could pull off a wedding in such a short amount of time. I said huh? Us? We strive under pressure and tight timelines. I said Bring.It.On.

Isabel knew what she wanted. She had a clear vision, she just needed someone to execute it. That’s where we stepped in. And here’s how we accomplished one of the most beautiful events to date…

Venue: The big popular venues book up months, even years in advance. However there are always options as long as you’re willing to be flexible. Isabel was lucky enough to be able to hold her wedding in her fiancé’s parent’s  apartment. We made the space work by setting up chairs that we rented for the ceremony, set up a satellite bar for cocktail hour in the hallway (one neighbor, and she was cool with it!) and flipped the room for dinner.

Officiant: Isabel had this all lined up with a best friend who prepared a beautiful ceremony led with passion and love.

Marriage license: You will need to have this arranged ASAP to have in time for your ceremony. You can find all the details and paperwork to apply with a simple search online.

Attire: The best site for last minute, quality, well priced wedding dresses is BHLDNThey offer a huge variety of styles in the latest fashions and are ready to ship so you can receive quickly and with enough time to take to your local seamstress to alter if necessary. Isabel was on this and already had her dress when she got in touch.

Photographer: The most important vendor at your wedding. We booked Dave Robbins Photography for Isabel’s wedding and she told us after receiving the photos, it was the best decision she made.

Look & Feel of the wedding: The wedding date was set for April 22nd, Earth Day. Isabel wanted decor to give an eco-feel to her party with tons of lush greenery and pops of fuchsia. She had inspiration photos for us to review including a photo of a stunning flower crown that she wanted us to make for her to wear for the day.

The team over at Paperfinger took care of sourcing these brooklyn light bulbs for our table cards and wrote in stunning calligraphy, the name of each guest. For the menu, we used recycled sparkling water bottles and affixed the menu.

Hair & Make up: For wedding beauty we love to refer our clients to Beautini. They show up with a team of artists who work their magic and leave you looking gorgeous and ready for photos.

Food:  Fresh, seasonal ingredients are a little last minute themselves. So the food is the easy part. Check out your local caterer, tell them what you love, or leave it to them. We love Poppy’s Catering for their creative, delicious, gorgeous meal for Isabel’s wedding. They also baked a cake to perfection. We decorated the simple, buttercream frosting with greenery and Isabel placed it with a meaningful cake topper.

Flowers:  Flowers  can add up quickly at a wedding. If you’re on a budget you can find flowers at your local farmer’s market or flower shop and if you tell them they are for your wedding the vendor should be willing to negotiate. Use household items such as recycled wine bottles, glass jars or pretty water glasses as vases. Prep the flowers the night before and keep them in a cool, dark spot until you are ready to use them.  For Isabel’s wedding we arranged a huge runner of greens and fuchsia peonies to line the dinner tables. It was a dramatic look but low enough that everyone could see the person they were sitting across from.

Guest Book: It’s so nice to have something when it’s all said and done, to remember your wedding day. Of course, the photos are #1. But we love coming up with a creative way to have a guest book.  For Isabel’s wedding we took a page from my Sister’s wedding and set up a Jenga game with markers so each guest could sign a block. After the wedding and for years to follow, Isabel & Sean will always be able to look back at their guest’s notes and remember their special day.

All photos by Dave Robbins Photography

xx, Seri
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  1. Homes & Weddings

    I LOVE love that bridal crown. So beautiful,

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June 7, 2017

First comes Love, then comes the Baby…

We plan a lot of bridal showers here at Little Miss Party and honestly? It’s our favorite party to plan. Our brides are so excited to get married and we get to make their bridal shower party dreams come true.

9 times out of 10, our brides call us a few years after the shower and ask us if we can plan their BABY Shower! First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby with the baby carriage!

A year later, we get another call…time to celebrate Junior’s first birthday! Can you please style the party?!

With that, we quickly realized there are folks who don’t live in NYC and cannot use our services, so to reach these people and ensure they are having a party just as pretty as the ones they see on our website, we launched Little Miss Party in a Box.

LMP in a Box has been around now for two years. We receive the most wonderful feedback from our customers who tell us that our party boxes “saved” them! A few of our favorite notes…

What a party success! We used everything! Everyone was wondering how I had time to coordinate everything- I said I had a Little Miss Party in a Box for help! Keep in touch! Thanks a bunch! Xo
-Sherri Levine

THANK YOU so much for bringing my birthday inspo to life! The room looked incredible with all the decorations for truly a memorable TWINNING birthday celebration that brought together our families in town from across the country. I cannot say this enough, we could not have had this type of birthday celebration WITHOUT your your amazing service and creative support. Everything from the custom flowers for the wall and the light up marquee hearts were just stunning touches to detail that added to the theme. There is just not enough time in the day and I am so grateful to have found your company. I hope to use you again for future party needs!
-Jayne Babine

Now we have new party boxes online and we’re so excited to share with you. Specifically today I’m super excited to introduce the new Little Miss Shower Party in a Box that you can drop down the menu to purchase as a “love” bridal shower box OR a “baby” shower. We’ve got new plates with the cutest party lingo, glitter utensils and our PARTY PEOPLE cups which you can now buy separately.

Whether you’re planning a shower or a birthday party for a child or a grown up, we’ve got you with our one-stop-shop party boxes.

Cheers!

xx, Seri
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  1. Corinne

    What an adorable baby sprinkle. I just threw my sister in laws and recognize a lot of that stuff form he dollar section at target, dont you guys just love target. I added a unique touch to her shower by using an Event YardCard, you can see pics of it here https://www.eventyardcard.com/gallery. It was really cute with little storks.

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May 15, 2017

A Bachelorette Bash with DivaDance

You know we’re in the thick of wedding season right now. May flowers bring weddings, bachelorettes and bridal showers!

Now when we launched the Little Miss Bachelorette Party in a Box we wanted to know how girls would be celebrating with it…so we did our research.

What did we discover? Lots. One of the best finds? DivaDance. We were immediately intrigued so we got in touch to find out what this DivaDance was all about.

I received a response immediately. And not just any response, but the most enthusiastic, excited to connect with us response ever.

Head Diva, founder and CEO Jami Stigliano was thrilled we found her and the feeling was mutual. She explained how DivaDance works and it was exactly how we hoped…

DivaDance is a full blown dance party for you and your friends. A cool, ready to “slay” professional dancer shows up and teaches your group an easy to follow dance routine. They offer DivaDance classes in NYC for folks who want to dance off some steam, get a work out, meet new people and have fun. We of course were all over this dance class and tested one to find out if we could keep up…

We had a blast and had a smile on our faces for the entire hour. It was so much fun.

And don’t be fooled, no one in the class knew how to dance. That’s part of the fun of it is just going with the moves and enjoying the music. you guys no seriously, it’s so fun!

We knew after not only meeting Jami in person but dancing with Jami that we were a match made in heaven.

We love to dance

+

We love to party.

Boom.

So now let’s talk about DivaDance and Little Miss Party.

PARTY PEOPLE:
What’s the occasion?
Think Sister’s 35th birthday party
Friend’s Bachelorette
Girls just wanna have fun

Gather your gals, pop that confetti and make it festive, dance and have FUN.

Here’s how you make this happen:
Book your DivaDance party here.
Order your Little Miss Party in a Box for all tableware + decor and guess what?  We have a discount code for you! Enter LMPlovesDivaDance at checkout and save 10%!
Invite your friends over.
Pick up some prosecco + maybe a few cupcakes…
PARTY!

Was that a joke?  Sounds too easy right? Well it is THAT EASY.

Naturally, we like to keep our glasses full with bubbly, wine and water, duh!  Have to hydrate.

Bottom line you guys…if you like to have fun, sing and dance your heart out to great music with a few cocktails to follow then we’ve got you.

Want to learn more about the DivaDance classes and pop ups around the country? Make sure you’re signed up for the DD Newsletter.

We love you Jami!  You are the ultimate DIVA! We LOVE dancing + partying with you, girl. Mwah!

 

Big huge thanks to Dave Robbins Photography for always making us look so good in photos.

xx, Seri
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April 26, 2017

Party in Palm Springs

Recently we found the Little Miss Bachelorette Party at the most fabulous party in Palm Springs.

This bachelorette party was being hosted by the sister of the bride. She got her hands on our bachelorette party and set up the perfect party for gals to enjoy with snacks, champagne and a very special activity.

The Bachelorette Party box includes a blueprint booklet that walks you through the planning process and steps for prepping your party. Also included is a bridal party game about how well you know the bride.

I love how with the bachelorette party box you don’t have to think about the tableware and decor at all. We put together a beautiful, color collection that is so festive for this fun, wild celebration.

After the girls popped champagne and tossed the confetti…the surprise activity was to begin.

The girls hired the Artful Bachelorette. Our new obsession. Owner and girl boss, Fleur is an artist who started this incredible business where an artist comes to your space with a male model who poses nude for the girls to sketch.

EVERY time Artful Bachelorette puts on a party the girls go wild. They draw, giggle, drink, giggle more. It’s a hoot.

I mean…that tushie. Do I need to say more? What a GREAT idea for a bachelorette party! So much classier and cooler than a scary stripper!

We are so excited to be working with the Artful Bachelorette to offer the Bachelorette Party in a Box at a discounted rate when you book their service for your party. Contact us here for more information.

Photos by Scott Clark Photo

xx, Seri
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March 20, 2017

Flower Power

Today is about using fresh flowers to make pretty crowns just in time for spring…which is TODAY! Happy Spring everyone.

We recently brought a new team member on board, the most fantastic intern, Natalie who has been a great asset to our team. Her greatest skill in the LMP Office: flower arranging. Could she fit in any better?

She lead a flower crown making workshop for us and we of course turned it into a party. What a fun way to spend a morning with friends, huh?! We served a simple breakfast with fresh pastries, croissants and a enormous sweet brioche that we found at our local bakery. Abby brewed a pot of coffee and of course we toasted with pink bubbly.

If you plan to host a flower crown making party, ask your friends to dress for the season and no doubt they will pull out some pretty fabulous pops of color…

Here’s how you can make these flowers crowns with a few materials (easily found on Amazon) and a lotta flowers (if you live in warm climate then check your backyard first!).

Supplies:
Floral Wire
Floral tape
Good scissors
Leafy florals (ie. Italian ruscus, babies breath, spray roses)

1. Take your floral wire and fit it around your head so that you know how long it needs to be.

2. Shape the floral wire into a circle and then twist the end in order to keep it in place at the length you need. (For added security, make the length even longer and wrap the extra around the crown to make it thicker).

3. Take your floral tape and begin wrapping it around the entire crown (Make sure you are gently pulling the tape as your wrap, so that the tape becomes sticky).

4. Begin making small bouquets with your flowers and greenery. Then wrap the ends with the floral tape.

5. Take a long piece of greenery and twist it around the crown, then secure with floral tape.

6. Add in the small bouquets and secure with floral tape, add or subtract to your liking.

7. Take some pictures and have fun!

Photos by Gillian Stippa

xx, Seri
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