Archive for: May, 2010

May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
I’m loving this flag cupcake from Martha Stewart for a Memorial Day barbeque. If you don’t have time to bake today, you can pick up vanilla {or any flavor cupcakes} from your local supermarket or bakery and dress up with licorice lace stripes and piped blue buttercream stars. Speaking of Martha Stewart, we’re featured on Martha Stewart Weddings today so be sure to stop by. We’ll be back on Martha Stewart Weddings on Friday to…
May 28, 2010

Guest Dessert Table Feature from South Africa

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This guest dessert table comes all the way from Durban, South Africa. Zalita of Cupcake D’Lights sent us pictures of a recent dessert table for a young girl’s princess birthday party. Zalita makes cupcakes but was inspired by us to try out a dessert table. The wrapped lollipops are SUPER cute. Dressing up lollipops with tissue paper is an inexpensive and easy way to instantly dress up pops. The Zoe banner is also really sweet.…
May 26, 2010

I Heart Madeline Weinrib

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Have I ever told you all what a huge design crush I have on Madeline Weinrib? From chevron patterns to mandalas to brocades, Madeline Weinrib has rocked a variety of designs. She also nails interesting color palettes all the time. Madeline is widely known in the home design world, but her products can be easily used to decorate an event as well. We’re designing a dinner party and we’re using lots of Madeline Weinrib pillows…
May 25, 2010

Circus Guest Dessert Table Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
All photographs by Logan of Zuma Photo. Culinary Crafts in Utah sent over some pictures of a circus themed dessert table they created for a recent birthday party. It looks like the buzz of our dessert bar trend has hit the beehive state! Culinary Crafts took inspiration from our old fashioned candy bar here. I love how Culinary Crafts made a circus design still look fresh and not too commercial. Some of my favorite details…
May 23, 2010

SplitCoastStampers Amy Atlas Challenge

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates
I saw this over the weekend and immediately knew I had to share it with you. Splitcoaststampers held a card making contest based on our designs. For those who don’t know, Splitcoaststampers is a web-based community for crafters who love card making, rubber stamping, and scrapbooking. Splitcoast Challenge Hostess Smilyn Stef challenged her fellow crafters to use any of our designs in a card making contest {I’m so flattered Stef!} These were all created the…
May 21, 2010

County Fair Guest Dessert Table Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Kids
I’m loving this “county fair” take on a dessert table from Anneliese of Aesthetic Nest. Anneliese created this party for her daughter and niece’s 4th birthday party. This party is very sweet for a kids party, but can also be elevated to an adult party as well. My fave details are the bandana quilt tablecloth, the adorable coordinated outfits, and the orange preserve jars made with fabric from here. Check out the diy for the…
May 19, 2010

Parisian Inspired Guest Dessert Table

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
How sweet is this Parisian inspired dessert table from Melissa and Kellie of Icing Designs for Melissa’s twins birthday party? This party has that certain je ne sais qua, right? I love the rosette lollipop topiaries {check out the diy here}, the crepe paper crackers, and that darling Bon Appetit menu. I’m sure everyone was saying “ooh la la” at this party. Merci, merci for sharing!…
May 18, 2010

Fave Finds from the Stationery Show Part II

Yesterday, I posted about some of my fave new products at the Stationery Show. I’m back today with some more of my fave picks. Check them out below… Recycled paper spirals vases by Made by Humans. These vases are innovative, sustainable, and a piece of art. I love them!Beautiful fabric wraps from Chewing the Cud. I love the idea of using fabric to wrap gifts!These clever wine tags from Drink Me Tags are…
May 17, 2010

Fave Finds from the Stationery Show Part I

I’m back from the Stationery Show to give you a peek of some fabulous new stationery products. There were over 1,000 paperie boutiques at the show and many lovely products, but here are some of my faves. Come back tomorrow for more! Remember the sweets stands from Hello Hanna seen on Always a Blogsmaid last week? Well, Hello Hanna will soon be selling these paper wishing trees on their site. Very cute!How sweet are…
May 14, 2010

Guest Dessert Table Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Kids
Today’s guest dessert table feature is a kid’s dessert table from Lindsey of Bella Grace Designs. Lindsey created an all pink party ala Pinkalicious for her daughter Alyssa’s birthday, which Lindsey said was inspired by us. Lindsey used oversized balloons like we often use for a focal point for her table. The cake is really sweet and simple and the dessert table is the appropriate size for a kid’s birthday party. I also love how…
May 13, 2010

David Stark’s Purely Paper Flower Pop-Up Shoppe

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
I had the pleasure of attending the opening of David Stark’s purely paper flower pop-up shoppe at West Elm last night. For those who don’t know, I am a huge fan of David’s work. David is well known for using unexpected materials to create innovative and dramatic installations. If you are not familiar with his work, visit his site now! It is an experience! For his most recent installation, David created an entire pop-up shoppe…
May 12, 2010

Guest Dessert Table Feature from Sweden

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Linda and Christina of Holy Sweet Blogspot in Stockholm, Sweden emailed me with pictures of their first dessert table. Linda and Christina are bakers, but just ventured into the dessert table world after seeing my tables on the blogosphere. Apparently, no one in Sweden is doing sweets tables yet so Sweden may be seeing a new trend soon. I love the color palette and the yummy desserts they chose work naturally with the color palette.…
May 10, 2010

Guest Dessert Table Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Remember this dessert table that we created for The Wedding Library back in 2008?Photography by Gemma Comas for Amy Atlas Events. Well Amal Sarah of the Wedding Chateau sent me these pictures of her party all the way from Singapore and the beautiful event decor would have lived perfectly with our dessert bar. Amal also took a stab at a dessert bar and it came out really lovely. I love seeing that our trend…
May 07, 2010

Mother’s Day Over-the-Rim Tea and Cookie Set

By: Amy Atlas, in Kids
My family loves having tea and cookies after dinner. We drink out of petite tea cups and my sons like to pretend that they are serving the tea. It is usually the time when we reflect about our hectic day and we try (emphasize try – they are boys after all!) to have a moment of peace with them. So when I saw Meghan Mountford’s over-the-rim cookies, I flipped over the idea. Seriously, I can’t…
May 06, 2010

Guest Dessert Table Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Kids
Vicky Hudgins from The City Cradle emailed me with pictures of a dessert table she created for a birthday girl. This dessert table is sweet and appropriate for a small home party for kids. Most of the desserts on the table are store bought or can be easily made at home. Vicky incorporated a pretty pinwheel and pearl design throughout the table. My favorite detail is the pinwheel-starburst pops. You can probably create the pinwheel…
May 05, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We’re very busy with projects today (more on that soon), but I thought I would share this lovely picture of streaming colorful papel picado by Emiliano Rodruguez. If you missed yesterday’s post about Cinco de Mayo decor, check it out here. Happy Cinco de Mayo!…
May 04, 2010

Cinco de Mayo Party Decor

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow so it is time to put on some mariachi music and get into the festive mood. Below is a roundup of Cinco de Mayo decor including Papel Picado decor. Papel picado is the traditional Mexican folk art of punching colorful tissue paper to create beautifully designed banners. If you are intimidated by an intricate pattern, you can create a simple fringe papel picado with just tissue paper, twine, scissors and…
May 03, 2010

DIY Vellum Mobiles

How amazing is this diy vellum mobile created by Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day? This vellum mobile can be created in any color palette and can be a real show stopper at your party. Fill your party room with it, hang it over your dessert bar or buffet area, or create a chuppah out of this gorgeous mobile. The best part of this project…it can be made for less than $25 with just vellum…