Aug 10, 2009

Poolside Dessert Table in the Hamptons

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest

I provided a sneak peek last week about the party that I helped create for my client in the Hamptons. Here are some more pictures of the event, which are also featured on Style Me Pretty today.

It was my client’s sister’s (Ellen) 50th birthday and her client’s son’s (Scott) 25th birthday. The party was an intimate family gathering in their home in Southampton. The apple green and taupe color scheme was inspired by the linens and placemats that the client was using for her dinner table. For all of Scott’s details on the dessert table, the main color was taupe. For all of Ellen’s details, the main color was apple green.

The client loved the pattern of her placemats that she was using for her dinner and we incorporated that design into the dessert table. For example, the loop detail on Ellen’s candy bags (above) had that pattern. Ellen’s popcorn cups (below) also had the loopy pattern that mimicked the placemats. We also had cookies and mini cupcakes created using that same loop detail.

For the client’s son’s 25th birthday, the client had bought her son an A Lange & Sohne watch. We had a cake replicated to look like the A Lange & Sohne watch and giftbox. The watch and giftbox were made completely out of sugar and cake! We also brought in his watch details in Scott’s personalized popcorn cups (below) and Scott’s candy bags that are hanging on the tree (third picture from the top)

The client’s sister loves hydrangeas so we had a cake created to look like a flower pot filled with hydrangeas (also completely made out of sugar and cake). There were hydrangea details on the petit fours as well.

Other sweet details:

In Scott and Ellen’s respective candy bags (on the tree) were their favorite candies. We filled Scott’s bags with reeses peanut butter cups and butterfingers, and Ellen’s bags were filled with her favorite cookies from a cookie shop in the Southampton.

We created custom straws so that the guests could drink their sparkling water with personalized Happy Birthday Scott/Ellen flags.

Best of all, I had the pleasure of working with the sweetest clients imaginable! It was wonderful creating something special for such a warm and lovely family.

Photography by Dawn Giarrizzo

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  • Lisa Schneider

    Looks delicious. Love the idea of the favor bags hanging on the tree.

  • Aran

    it's beautiful amy!

  • Ash

    oh wow! I just love all this!

  • Jackie

    You never stop inspiring, Amy. I love this table!

  • Simply Colette

    Just found your blog… Wow! I'm so amazed at the creativity. I absolutely love your work. The Hamptons pool party looked so fun!

    Have a good day!


    This is beyond belief Amazing!!

  • lilybox

    wow! truly inspiring. You take simple details and turn them into magical moments. What more can I say!!!

  • Anonymous

    I love your work. Very inspiring. Have you ever incorporated candy floss into any of your dessert buffets? I`d love to see how that turns out!!!

  • allison

    Hi Amy,

    Simply delightful! I admire your genius and creativity.

  • rubyandjoy

    I LOVE that 'tree'! It looks amazing! I'm all inspired 🙂

  • beautifuliving

    Stunning, Amy! I think that one word covers everything.

  • Jen

    wow! love this. so perfect. nice job amy!

  • Sugarcoated

    gorgeous greens and more inspiring ideas! That tree is gorgeous.

  • weddingchic

    Your designs look so amazing, some of the best I have ever seen. Just Beautiful

  • Anonymous

    i love the tree idea. in the jewish religion there is a bday party at age three. the main message is that we compare ourselves to trees. i would love to use the tree theme, but, do i have to make it a green theme? can i still incorporate another color?
    please write about colors, what goes etc

  • Laurel

    Everything you do is just spectacular. Wow- Really beautiful. You are just amazing.

  • kat72

    This is so awesome. Can you share the information on how to create the popcorn cups?


  • Tartelette

    Gorgeous!The color scheme is perfect!

  • cdc080903

    could you tell me where the popcorn boxes were ordered from

  • Katelyn

    love all these ideas! I just made a comment about your talent on my blog:

  • Kate

    love your ideas! I just made a comment about your blog on my site:

  • cdc080903

    Could you possibly leave a comment on where you ordered the popcorn cups from? I'm planning a baby shower and I think those would be great for mints & nuts. Thanks!!


    Gorgeous! Where did you get the green popcorn cups/bags?

  • Hi Amy,

    I love your work, it’s so elegant and inspiring. I have a question… how do you fold your tablecloths to look like the one in this picture?
    May you please have a tutorial on tablecloths? I know you hate seen the ugly table legs, but I really don’t know how to get the right look.


  • Hi there – Just wondering what the font you used for the popcorn boxes! I love it!