May 11, 2011

Sunshine and Citrus Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

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

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

  • Josefina

    I love it! Congratulations! so, so nice!

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

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

  • 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!

  • 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


  • This party is lovely!!

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

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

  • Wonderful! So bright and cheerful!

  • 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!

  • What an awesome wreath. I LOVED IT!

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

  • Just beautiful ladies!

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

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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!