April 10, 2017

Crafty Easter Eggs

Easter is approaching quickly, so we decided we would do this week’s DIY project with the upcoming Holiday in mind.  Seri’s boys and their friend, Eryn, came over after school and we got to crafting!

We’re always trying to find a way to repurpose supplies that we already have in the studio, so we decided to use these leftover tissue tassels to decorate Easter Eggs! You can also use regular tissue paper. Besides that, all you need are some hard boiled eggs, Mod Podge, and paint brushes.

First, we cut our tissue paper down into small pieces that would easily glue onto the eggs.

Next, we set the kids up with their own cup of Mod Podge and a paintbrush.

We were careful about showing them how to add small amounts Mod Podge to the egg before placing their pieces of tissue paper on top.

Once they had the hang of it, we let their creativity run free!

Even Seri joined in the fun to make an Easter Egg!

Luke took a quick snack break….

While Eryn worked hard to make the prettiest egg of the bunch.

It was safe to say the girls ruled this craft, but in the end, all the eggs made for the most perfect Easter decoration.

xx, Maggie
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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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April 7, 2017

Ready, Set, Weekend With Simply Beautiful Eating

I just wanted to share a little secret with you. I completely forgot about this recipe and the accompanying photos. Most likely because I’m living in renovation (hell) disarray and it’s been a messy, long and arduous process. As most of you know, I’m “kitchenless”, which means I have no stove, oven or full size sink.

Oh, I know what you’re thinking. She’s suffering  from the dreaded “Woe Is Me Effect”. Well, you’re right. Working from an upstairs bathroom isn’t my idea of fun. Every time I look to my left while preparing our salad, I see a TOILET. I can’t seem to justify preparing a meal in a room with a commode. I just can’t.

Anyhoo. You need a stovetop and an oven to make this recipe. Don’t even try to make this on a hot plate because it will end up being an omelette and not a frittata.

What’s the difference? I’ll tell you.

Frittatas are cooked in a cast iron pan or oven-safe skillet because they are started on the stovetop and then finished in the oven. And, unlike omelets, frittata fillings are mixed in with the eggs in the pan rather than folded in the center.

Why is this great? Because I seriously SUCK at making omelettes. No matter how slippery slidey the pan is, mine always seem to fall apart and break upon flipping or folding. Yes, I know there are tricks of the trade, but being an “omelette chef” is not in the cards for me. It’s just NOT.

These tomatoes were actually from our summer crop in the garden. That’s the clue on how old these photos are because right now our garden is in spring thaw mode. Nonetheless,  tomatoes are readily available at the market year round, so you needn’t worry about growing your own, unless you happen to have a hothouse in your backyard.

The other thing I love about this recipe is that it reminds me of a party. Here’s what you need to do right now. Grab your friends, partner, husband or wife and dance around the room saying FRITTATA several times. I’m going to do that later tonight. Perhaps it will put me in a better mood when I’m slinging salad in the washroom. Cha cha cha.

GREEK ROASTED TOMATO FRITTATA

– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– ½ cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
– 1 cup baby spinach
– 3 – 4 large eggs
– ½ teaspoon kosher salt
– ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
– 1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled
– ½ cup chopped red or yellow peppers
– 2 tablespoons chopped chives
– 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
– 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

1) Preheat the oven to 350F.
2) Add the olive oil to the tomatoes and place on a cookie sheet to roast for 10 -15 minutes, or until tomatoes burst open and are nicely caramelized.
3) In the meantime, whisk the eggs in a bowl with a fork. Add the feta, spinach, red pepper, chives and mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4) Heat an 8 or 9 inch cast iron pan on your stovetop and place the roasted tomatoes in, then pour the egg mixture on top of the tomatoes and give everything a good stir, don’t overcook – the frittata will set in the oven.
5) Place the pan in the oven for 15-20 minutes. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of your frittata. Simply stick a sharp knife into the middle to test if it has cooked through. Serve warm with a sprinkle of fresh parsley, dill and additional feta cheese.

xx, Debi
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April 5, 2017

DIY Earth Day Planters

Here at Little Miss Party, we’re majorly appreciative of Mother Earth. From our favorite flowers that decorate the office to the colorful vegetables we cook with, the natural world inspires us every day. To celebrate Earth Day this year, Seri threw a dinner party with her friends and I made a gift for each of them to bring home.

Aside from acting as their name card, these Earth Day pots each contained a recipe and plant the guest could bring home to cook with. The steps are simple:

1. Gather your supplies. You will start with spray paint (color of your choice) and clay pots.

2. Thoroughly cover the pots with your chosen color, using an old sheet to protect the ground underneath.

3. After your pots are dry, grab a pencil and a Sharpie- we chose metallic gold!

4. Outline each guest’s name in pencil. (design tip: type out the name in your favorite font on the computer and try to mimic it!)

5. Go back over the pencil outline in Sharpie so it shows up nice and bright!

6. Head to your local farmer’s market or greenhouse with your pots. We chose mint, basil, and rosemary for our guests, and had them potted on the spot.

7. Print out recipe cards that use the chosen plant for each guest to bring home. You can even print and use ours!

8. Print out the recipe card and Earth Day quote. Cut down to 3″ by 5″ and paste onto a 4″ by 6″ kraft paper card stock.

Style your table with your favorite glassware, and you’re all set to celebrate Earth Day! This is a dinner party we’re sure your guests and Mother Earth will appreciate.

xx, Maggie
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  1. Ajenje

    Wow! this is so neat! I always wonder how you come up with these DIY ideas. I can see this working for a girls get together I have coming up next month. I also think the recipe card is a big part of this idea. I am thinking I should also add a small instruction on how the plant can last longer.
    Thanks!

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April 4, 2017

Spicy Frozen Mango Margaritas

The other day, I heard a friend say that it is always tequila season, and I couldn’t agree more! Despite that fact that winter has dragged on for way longer than necessary, I’m ready to dive into yummy frozen drinks.

We were looking for a way to warm up on a chilly NYC day last week, so I blended up some Spicy Frozen Mango Margaritas, and paired them with a pineapple salsa that Natalie made.

PINEAPPLE SALSA
recipe via The Gunny Sack

Here’s what you need:

-1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
-1 cup fresh peppers, diced (we used red peppers)
-1 tbsp. fresh jalapeño, diced (if you want it spicy!)
-1 roma tomato, diced
-1/4 cup red onion, minced
-1/3 cup fresh cilantro, minced
-3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
-salt & pepper
-tortilla chips

Here’s what to do:

1) Combine all ingredients, except chips, salt & pepper, in a large bowl and mix together until all ingredients are dispersed evenly.
2) Add salt and pepper to taste.

SPICY FROZEN MANGO MARGARITA

Here’s what you need:

-bag of frozen mango chunks
-fresh mango juice
-silver tequila (I used Patrón Silver)
-triple sec
-hot sauce
-fresh limes
-simple syrup
-chili salt
-blender

Here’s what to do:
1) Combine bag of frozen mango chunks, 1 cup mango juice, 3 oz. tequila, 1 tbsp. simple syrup, 1 oz. of triple sec, a dash of hot sauce, and the juice of 2 limes in your blender. Blend until smooth.


2) Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of each of your cocktail glasses.  Place wetted edge on a plate of chili salt to line the rim.


3) Pour frozen mango mixture into each garnished glass. Garnish with a lime wedge for the finishing touch!

Olé! Dip your chip, and take a sip.  Cheers to warmer weather and plenty of tequila…

Until next week!

xx, Abby
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