May 11, 2011

Sunshine and Citrus Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

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Today, we are bringing a little sunshine to your day by way of Amy and Brianna from The Savvy Moms Guide.  We are finally starting to thaw out in NYC.  It has been a LOOOONG winter.  So when we saw this post, we truly felt like Spring had sprung.  The colors bounce off of the page.  Every Spring, Amy and Brianna host a planting party to welcome in the new season.  They plant citrus trees native to their hometown, California. This year’s party was based on a citrus collection that Anders Ruff created for them.  Ingredients for the day…sunshine, water and lots of fun.  The kids were provided with all the essentials…gloves, shovels, food, and drinks.  Set atop their orchard, a planters rack served as the table.  Amy and Brianna dressed the rack with a sunshine banner, an orange burlap runner, clay pots, and a citrus wreath.  Desserts included lime, lemon and orange sugar cookies from SugarBelle Cookies, as well as lemon tarts.

As the sun went down, guests were sent home with lemons from the trees that were planted the year prior with a tag that said “enjoy”.  Enjoy we did!   What a way to welcome sunshine!

Photos by Racz Photography.

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  • Carrie ~ A Sweet Spot: Home

    I love how this feels comfy and cozy while vintage at the same time! Well done, ladies!

  • Lisa Gundersen

    I love yellow and lemons…such a lovely display of happiness!

  • Josefina

    I love it! Congratulations! so, so nice!

  • Khaliah

    So pretty! Love the upside down terra cotta pots as the base of the labels. Very sweet : )

  • Dawn-Hydrangea Home

    Love this setup on the potting bench. Such a pretty display!

  • Sara – the homespun hostess

    This is so fresh and pretty! I am working on a citrus party theme now and those cookies could not be more perfect! I love the fresh lemon favors too! Well done!

  • Brett

    So fresh and looks so summery and fun! I love the mason jars with the labels. The sandwiches with the festive wrappers are perfect too! Thanks for sharing!


  • Michelle


  • Sweet Craft Cakes

    This party is lovely!!

  • HiLLjO

    LOVE the citrus palette and all the uses of literal fruit. So fun!

  • Maureen Anders

    WONDERFUL WORK, Amy and Bri.
    We were so excited to be a part of this super “fresh” project!
    LOVE IT!

  • Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts

    Wonderful! So bright and cheerful!

  • Jo-Ann with Fine Frosting

    Beautiful colors and amazing photography! The colors jump off of the page. Fantastic party idea and I am sure the guests were skipping home. Love it!

  • Wendy

    What an awesome wreath. I LOVED IT!

    Great colors. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

  • Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe

    Just beautiful ladies!

  • Monica

    So beautiful, fresh, and fun! And how fun to have a planting party! love it!

  • Sweet Scarlet

    So rustic and chic. Love these ‘hands-on’ party for the kiddos. Bet they loved it! And those cookies! Truly amazing!

  • melissa

    Fantastic. Love it.

  • Linda Burt @ Willow House Independent Design Consultant

    Love this idea! I serve off of my Potting Bench as well and it is the exact same bench, which I got many years ago at Costco. Although I LOVE my Savannah Beverage Server better, which has a metal stand with basket to add flare to the look! Plus you can use it without the stand! CHeck it out on my website Online Catalog pg 26 &27 #41087 . Let me know what you think, won’t you?

  • Amy & Bri

    WOW. Amy, Thank You for the wonderful feature. We are so very thrilled (and still in shock).

    Thank You all for the kinds words. They mean so much. It was a fun day.

    Amy & Bri

  • Ceilidh

    That’s so nice that they sent them home with lemons from the year before! And who can resist cookies by SugarBelle…her work is amazing!