Archive for: September, 2011

September 30, 2011

Halloweekend Countdown Inspiration

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
As promised, we have another Halloweekend post to give you some inspiration.This table was sent to us by Michelle of Favor Box Bakery. It has the perfect balance of spook and sweet. Michelle wanted a theme that would be fun for the kids and elegant for the adults. She came up with the “Queen of Halloween” idea and built the party around that. We love the idea of bringing other colors into Halloween. I mean,…
September 30, 2011

Ask Amy: Trends

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy
Sarah: How do you stay on top of the next trend in parties while focusing on the current trend?Amy:When it comes to design and colors, I don’t usually look at trends unless a client really wants a particular design that is trendy.  Most clients will come to me because they want something innovative and it’s up to me and my team to come up with a color palette or design that will be…
September 30, 2011

Turn your Closet into Confections: Ruffles!

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Styling Tricks
We’re back with another Turn Your Closet into Confections.  We had our first TYCIC on the last day of fashion week here.  Today we’re exploring ruffles!  Who doesn’t love the romantic, cascading ruffles that we so often see on dresses, collars, and skirts?  We were inspired by the Aire Barcelona wedding dress and Dior ruffled bag, but we bet if you go into your closet you’ll find something with ruffles! You can see how ruffled…
September 29, 2011

Vintage Firehouse Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We love this submission.  Jenny from Jenny Cookies created this party for a little boy named Bennett.  Jenny was lucky enough to get permission to hold this party at her local fire station. It is amazing when you find a spot that has the perfect backdrop and nothing additional is necessary. Jenny chose to house her table in front of a wall of hoses and we think it could not be more perfect. The yellow…
September 29, 2011

Around the Atlas: Philippines

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This Blue Ribbon Picnic came all the way from Manilla, Philippines. Yumi from Yummy Piece of Cake created this table for a little boy’s first birthday. Her company, up until now, has focused solely on cupcakes.This was her first foray into the dessert table world.  She wanted the table to scream picnic. She accomplished that with the use of the gingham pattern and red white and blue palette. Sweet treats inlcuded nutella cupcakes, blueberry layer…
September 29, 2011

Sweet Second Birthday Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This sweet table was sent to us by Melinda of the blog Georgica Pond. She held this party for her daughter’s second birthday at her parent’s country property in the Southern Highlands of NSW. The color palette of pink, aqua and green was inspired by the scrapbook paper that she used to make the invitations and decorations. As a former magazine stylist, Melinda definitely has an eye for putting things together. She claims she is…
September 28, 2011

Little Red Riding Hood Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Fall is officially here. In a blink of an eye the leaves will be changing colors and the weather will be cooler. This whimsical feature sent to us by Alecia of Boutique Affairs has the perfect mix of fall and fun. All of the desserts were homemade except for the frosted cookies which were provided by One Sweet Girl. We love the Little Red Riding Hood cupcake toppers that were created by mimicafé Union.  …
September 28, 2011

Great Find: Chevron Stationery from Delphine

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
We’ve always loved the classic Missoni chevron pattern and with the craze over Missoni for Target line, we’re seeing that zig zag pattern everywhere!  We did our own version of the Missoni pattern in our book, which you’ll see in the spring.  In the meantime, how gorgeous is this great find?  We’re loving Delphine’s new chevron collection. For more chevron inspiration that we created, look here.  …
September 28, 2011

Marimekko Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This modern bridal shower was sent to us from Lisa at Fancy That. Lisa created this shoot to showcase her new poppy signage line. We love the simplicity of the table and the vibrant poppies that Lisa used.  All of the poppies give it a Marimekko vibe. Sweet treats included mini vanilla bean cupcakes topped with handcrafted fondant poppies, spoons of fresh fruit & pound cake, and tea sandwiches. Lisa filled favor boxes with…
September 27, 2011

Passionate for Peacock

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Styling Tricks
1. pom poms 2. pink candle 3. teal candle 4. cupcake 5. cookie 6. tablescape 7. chair 8. pillow 9. burlap gift sacks 10. card 11. nail polish 12. earrings 13. cuffWe love a good ‘ole peacock design at Amy Atlas.  The combination of turquoise, chartreuse, and feathers makes us want to spread our feathers and get designing. Whether it is on that gorgeous peacock chair {to.die.for!} to party decor like peacock stationery or…
September 27, 2011

Tiffany Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We love the classic Tiffany blue.  There is something about getting a gift in that little blue box that can make any girl smile. My husband bought me a gold heart necklace before we were married and it never seems to go out of style. This Tiffany inspired table was created by Amy from With Style and Grace in Australia.  She created this table for a wedding expo for one of her brides. The rich…
September 27, 2011

Colors of the Rainbow Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This sweet little party was sent to us by Virginie at That Cute Little Cake. Virginie fell in love with the idea of the rainbow cake. She decided on a rainbow theme for her daughter’s second birthday so she could make her that cake.  She went with a softer palette switching out the red for pink. With the exception of the rainbow cupcake topper which was a free printable from Tom Kat Studio, Virginie designed…
September 26, 2011

Amy Atlas Moment – Pink & Navy Baby Shower

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We are loving the pink and navy color palette in this “Amy Atlas Moment”.  We used a similar palette for one of the tables in the book and are excited to share it with you. This submission came to us from Krysten from Life is Sweet in Brisbane, Australia. Krysten is a corporate lawyer by day and worked on all aspects of the table in her “free” time. This was her first tablescape and she…
September 26, 2011

Ask Amy: Backdrops

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy
Salin: Hey Amy! I have my own candy and dessert buffet company and would like to know how you get such gorgeous backdrops? I have read one of your blogs about using a foam board; however, can you give us all some tips on how to create more professional looking backdrops? Amy: Hi Salin. I’ll get a diy post on this one day in the future, and it will definitely be in my book. In…
September 26, 2011

Seussical Sweets Table Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
When we saw this submission, we were jumping for joy. ‘Cause this party is great for a girl or a boy. We received it from Alison, a cake maker down under. She styled the table for her son, oh what a great mother. It was her son’s birthday, so it had to great. She started by making that Cat in the Hat cake. The palette was whimsical, bold and yet sweet. Book titles were used…
September 26, 2011

Under the Big Top Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This part was sent to us by Bird from Bird’s Party. She created this printable collection for her kids’ birthday.  Bird’s children were born on the same day two years apart.  She always finds it challenging to come up with a theme that will work for both age groups and genders.This year’s theme was “Under the Big Top”! For the invitations Bird wanted a “circus is in town poster” kind of look. Included in the…
September 23, 2011

Halloweekend Countdown Inspiration

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
There’s nothing like the chill of autumn air, except maybe the chill of Halloween. This dessert table created for M Magazine was sent to us by Karla Randolph of The Card Lady. The table, or gothic styled mantel we should say, features classic candy pumpkins, candy corn and jelly beans from Powell’s Sweet Shoppe. But for a real spook, witch fingers and skeleton cookies from Cookie Xchange adorned the setting. The table was softened with…
September 23, 2011

Fall for Faux Bois

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Styling Tricks
There is something about the texture and design of a gorgeous wood grain that is so appealing. The french term “faux bois” refers to fake wood and the design has been used on everything from cakes to coasters and candle votives.  We love it for a design for a fall party.  Today is the first day of fall and we are definitely falling for faux bois!  Above are some fun ways you can incorporate faux…
September 23, 2011

Layla Grayce Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We are sending you into the weekend with some sweet eye candy. This beautiful baby shower featured submission came from Wendy Estes from Layla Grayce. Almost four years after owner Wendy had identical twin girls, her co-owner and good friend, Tiffany Harris is expecting twins this fall.  We were so excited when they sent us the photos from Tiffany’s baby shower. Wendy teamed up with Sara Westbrook (formerly with One Charming Party) and stylist Samantha…
September 22, 2011

Around the “Atlas”: South Africa

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Around the “Atlas” comes all the way from South Africa. Benita from Lollipop & Polka Dot Parties created a paintball party for her son’s birthday. We love the paint splash cupcakes and all of the bright colors of the treats. Guests were treated to meatball and sausage hoagies to give them the energy they needed. Such a great theme for a boys party.…