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April 15, 2014

Bake Shop Dessert Table

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
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We’re loving this Little Bakers Party that Carly from The Creative Journal designed for her daughter Amelie’s birthday party. As soon as Amelie hears that the mixer is on, she runs out for her apron so it was an easy decision to create an Amelie’s Bakery for her party. Sweet treats on the bake shop dessert table included 4 homemade cakes {caramel mud, white chocolate mud, chocolate mint mud & chocolate mud}, tartlets, rolling pin…

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April 04, 2014

Corner Store Themed Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We’re loving this clever “Corner Store” themed party that Kendra Plastow created for her nephew Oliver’s first birthday. The birthday boy loves to spray water on vegetables and fruit with a spray bottle so Kendra came up with the corner store/market theme. Kendra cleverly tied in the theme “we’re there for you at every corner” throughout the party signage. Kendra named the 2013-established mock store “The Happy Bluebird” since Oliver’s family calls him blue bird. …

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February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Happy Valentine’s Day! We know we have been slow to blog here lately, but this popped into our inbox and we thought it was too sweet not to share. See details below. Sending lots of love to you this Valentine’s Day. xoxoxo
Whitney Hartmann styled and photographed this quaint and lovely Valentine’s Day party/shoot for a few budding romantics. How great is the design of The Cookie Scoop’s truck? The kids enjoyed ice cream sandwiches…

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January 13, 2014

Winter Wonderland Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest

Photographs by Johnny Miller. Styling by Amy Atlas.
We hope you all had a nice last few weeks. We were busy with some projects and haven’t quite had a moment to catch up and blog here, but we’re finally back with some more photos of the holiday party we did for friends Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller and their family. It would be hard to convey the love we felt for doing this party without…

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December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays! {and Sneak Peek of Winter Wonderland Party}

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest

Photograph by Johnny Miller. Styling by Amy Atlas.
Happy Holidays from the Amy Atlas team! Here is a sneak peek of a party we did for lovely Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller and their family. We’ll share more photos of the whole party this week. In the meantime, have a wonderful holiday filled with family, peace, and happiness!
xx…

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December 23, 2013

What I’m Finding Beautiful This Morning…

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest

Good Morning all. As we wrap up the year, we’re leaving you with something that I’m finding beautiful this morning. It’s not gorgeous confections on the many dessert tables we post, but rather a video that I saw on Upworthy this morning. It makes no difference to me if this is a movie trailer and brilliant marketing, it does the trick and inspires. Take a look here for a little dose of inspiration.
So now…

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December 19, 2013

Hexagon Soccer Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Amanda of Red Wagon Events created this modern party for her soccer-loving son Lucca’s 6th birthday. Amanda used the hexagon shape on soccer balls to inspire the design of the party. We love the backdrop and the green, black and white color palette. Amanda also incorporated Est. 2007 since that was the year her son was born! Sweet treats on the dessert table included a two tiered fondant cake, hexagon cupcakes, white chocolate mousse, hexagon…

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December 18, 2013

Travel Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

We’re loving this travel themed party created by Styled By Belle for a first birthday party. The invitees were excited for an adventure after they received a canvas map …rolled up in a scroll for the invitation. Upon arrival, guests were greeted with a fun hot air balloon photo booth, where ‘lil travelers could sit in the basket of a hot air balloon. After lunch, guests headed over to a travel themed dessert table. We

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December 17, 2013

Snowman Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Could this snow party be any cuter? Julie of Julie Marie Portraits sent it over to us after creating it for her winter baby’s first birthday. We fell in love with the snowman cake! Perfect for a winter wonderland party, right? Guests even left with hope you had “snow” much fun goody bags. Love. Scroll down for the vendor credits.
Ps – check out Julie’s beautiful photography and Happy Birthday to her adorable son!

VENDOR…

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December 16, 2013

Sherlock Holmes Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

Happy Monday all. Sherlock Holmes premieres in January and we have a clue that you are going to be inspired by this Sherlock Holmes mystery party by Emily of Smarty Parties for your viewing parties. Emily is a volunteer coordinator for a public library and once a year her jobs collide when she plans a party for the library volunteers. Naturally, the library parties always use books for their party themes and this year’s theme…

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December 12, 2013

Red Holiday Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

We have another pretty holiday party on the blog today. This one is from Francisca of Cupcake in Portugal. She baked and styled everything for this bird themed Christmas party – wow! Francisca styled the party for a family holiday soiree in her home. We love how Francisca incorporated meaningful family items into the party, like the shutter from her grandparent’s country house and the handmade crochet linen from her great grandmother’s trousseau. Sweet treats…

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December 11, 2013

Winter White Holiday Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

We are completely smitten with this winter white holiday party created by our reader Kendra Plastow. Kendra created the holiday soiree for family this past weekend. Sweet treats on the dessert table included lemon meringue pies, toffee apple crumbles, champagne bubbles, snowflake cookies, personalized chocolate bars, and a winter white cake. We love the red and white burlap wreaths, pretty customized signage, ilex berry arrangement, and the beautiful fawn and antler sculptures. Great work! Scroll…

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December 10, 2013

Mermaid Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

It’s snowing in NYC so we’re headed across the globe to Australia where everyone is enjoying sunny skies and a warmer climate. This mermaid party is from Events by Nat in Sydney. Nat created this birthday party for her daughter Angel-Rose, who loves Ariel and Prince Eric. The party is so colorful and the treats are so pretty that it is bound to make you smile. We love the desserts and our favorite detail are…

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December 09, 2013

Pink Hearts Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

How lovely is this pink and grey hearts party by Melissa of The Sweet Society? Melissa styled this party for a lucky young gal’s sweet 16 party. The party was an intimate family dinner at the girl’s home, but was not short on pizzazz! We love the glittered dot backdrop and all of the heart shaped desserts. You should all definitely bookmark this for Valentine’s Day! Scroll down for the vendor credits.

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November 27, 2013

Happy Holidays!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest

Copyright Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, Hyperion Books 2012, Photography by Johnny Miller.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all from the AAE family. We hope it is a beautiful, family-filled, delicious holiday! Lots of love. xx
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November 27, 2013

Happy Holidays {Hanukkah and Thanksgiving}

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

We’re very busy getting ready for hosting many people for Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. How are you all coming along with holiday prep? This party was by Blooming Table for a birthday party, but the blue and white packaging and desserts can give you some inspiration for the eight days of Hanukkah, right?
Since Thanksgivukkah will not happen for more than 77,000 years, below are our favorite Thanksgivukkah links from around the web. Enjoy the holidays…

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November 26, 2013

Queen of Hearts Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We’re loving this dessert table sent to us by Monaliz of Bella Sweets. The dessert table was for Monaliz’ very own baby shower and was inspired by the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. It is a refreshing take on what we normally see with Alice in Wonderland parties because she focused on one element in the story and because of the red, pink, black and white color palette. Sweets treats included red velvet…