A Family Fiesta Filled With Summer Party Ideas

Seri Kertzner & Michelle Bachman of Little Miss Party Planner Throw a Colorful Backyard Bash

Photo by Raquel Langworthy | Event Planning & Design by Little Miss Party Planning | Modern Sanctuary | Summer Family Fiesta | Summer Party Inspiration | Decor by Party City
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy
07/29/2016

Looking for some inspiration for your summer gatherings? Event planning experts, Seri Kertzner and Michelle Bachman of Little Miss Party Planner partnered with Party City to throw this fun backyard fiesta chock-full of party ideas that you will want to take note of for your next summer get-together.

Seri and Michelle on the planning details:

“For this party, we partnered with Party City to throw a Family Fiesta for our annual family summer gathering. We took advantage of the beautiful weather and set up the party on Seri’s large deck and backyard. We chose brightly colored décor items and stuck true to the Fiesta theme with a chili pepper piñata, bright hanging paper lanterns, and flowers in every color you can imagine. We arranged our beautiful flowers in recycled salsa jars and tomato cans with the label still on for a fun added detail.”

Photo by Raquel Langworthy | Event Planning & Design by Little Miss Party Planning | Modern Sanctuary | Summer Family Fiesta | Summer Party Inspiration | Decor by Party City
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy
Photo by Raquel Langworthy | Event Planning & Design by Little Miss Party Planner | Modern Sanctuary | Summer Family Fiesta | Summer Party Inspiration | Decor by Party City
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy
Photo by Raquel Langworthy | Event Planning & Design by Little Miss Party Planner | Modern Sanctuary | Summer Family Fiesta | Summer Party Inspiration | Decor by Party City
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy

Photo by Raquel Langworthy | Event Planning & Design by Little Miss Party Planning | Modern Sanctuary | Summer Family Fiesta | Summer Party Inspiration | Decor by Party City
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy

“We served tortilla chips out of sombreros that we found at Party City.”

Photo by Raquel Langworthy | Event Planning & Design by Little Miss Party Planner | Modern Sanctuary | Summer Family Fiesta | Summer Party Inspiration | Decor by Party City
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy
Photo by Raquel Langworthy | Event Planning & Design by Little Miss Party Planner | Modern Sanctuary | Summer Family Fiesta | Summer Party Inspiration | Decor by Party City
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy
Photo by Raquel Langworthy | Event Planning & Design by Little Miss Party Planner | Modern Sanctuary | Summer Family Fiesta | Summer Party Inspiration | Decor by Party City
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy

“We dressed up our standard beer bottles with adorable Serape bottle cozies.”

Photo by Raquel Langworthy | Event Planning & Design by Little Miss Party Planner | Modern Sanctuary | Summer Family Fiesta | Summer Party Inspiration | Decor by Party City
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy

Custom water bottle labels designed by Little Miss Party Planner.

Photo by Raquel Langworthy | Event Planning & Design by Little Miss Party Planning | Modern Sanctuary | Summer Family Fiesta | Summer Party Inspiration | Decor by Party City
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy

How adorable are these mustache straws?!

Photo by Raquel Langworthy | Event Planning & Design by Little Miss Party Planning | Modern Sanctuary | Summer Family Fiesta | Summer Party Inspiration | Decor by Party City
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy

“We set up a custom margarita station, complete with fun blue plastic margarita glasses where guests could make their own drinks!” 

Photo by Raquel Langworthy | Event Planning & Design by Little Miss Party Planning | Modern Sanctuary | Summer Family Fiesta | Summer Party Inspiration | Pies by Briermere Farms
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy

“For our dessert display, we covered the table with a large serape, and used white and gold cake stands of varying heights to display the treats. Our fruit salad was displayed beautifully in plastic blue tumblers with custom Olé! stickers and bamboo forks. We kept a bright floral arrangement in the center as a focal point, and flanked the table with glass jars filled with yellow gumballs and topped them with succulents as a unique detail.”

Photo by Raquel Langworthy | Event Planning & Design by Little Miss Party Planning | Modern Sanctuary | Summer Family Fiesta | Summer Party Inspiration | Decor by Party City
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy
Photo by Raquel Langworthy | Event Planning & Design by Little Miss Party Planning | Modern Sanctuary | Summer Family Fiesta | Summer Party Inspiration | Decor by Party City
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy
Photo by Raquel Langworthy | Event Planning & Design by Little Miss Party Planner | Modern Sanctuary | Summer Family Fiesta | Summer Party Inspiration | Decor by Party City
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy

“At the end of the party, our guests went home with maracas as favors in bright green pails with custom favor tags that we designed ourselves.”

We are loving all of the unique and thoughtful details that Seri and Michelle infused into this party.  Sanctuary Seekers, which details would you incorporate into your next party?

Meet the Event Designers Seri Kertzner & Michelle Bachman of Little Miss Party Planner
Bio:

Little Miss Party Planner is a boutique party planning service in New York City. Co-founders Seri and Michelle met while working at J. Crew in the early 2000s. Their love for partying, planning, and all of the special details that go into creating a one-of-a-kind event inspired them to start their own business in 2010. They bring creativity, style and their trademark energy to each and every event they produce. Little Miss Party’s work has been widely featured in the NY Post, Hamptons Magazine, Style Me Pretty and Brides Magazine, to name a few.

The Little Miss Party Planners: Seri Kertzner, Michelle Bachman and Abby Copleston

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  1. Marissa Revzen-Ellis

    Awesome set-up!

    • Caitlin Diggles

      We think so too Marissa! The ladies at Little Miss Party Planner have such fun and innovative party ideas. 🙂

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