Archive for: November, 2011

November 30, 2011

Baby Elephant Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
We received this featured submission from Tanya at Life’s Little Celebrations in Australia.  She styled this party for her daughter’s first birthday. Her daughter received a lot of elephant items when she was born so Tanya wanted to have an Elephant themed party. She started with the cute elephant printables that she found on Style me Gorgeous. She used a color palette of pink, grey and light aqua blue. The cake with an elephant…
November 30, 2011

Up, Up and Away Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Jennifer from May Details created this stunning dessert table for her own baby shower. With the help of her husband and sister, she created a beautiful table. She and her husband had already decided on the name Benjamin for their bundle of joy so Jennifer incorporated the letter “B” into the design. She also loves hot air balloons and knew that she wanted to have them featured on the table. While pregnant, Jennifer was craving…
November 30, 2011

Sew Lovely Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
We thought this submission was sew lovely. We received this submission from one of our readers, Courtney.  She created this quilting inspired dessert table for her grandmother’s 90th birthday. Much like a quilt piecing together various fabrics, Courtney decided to have the cupcake toppers piece together various aspects of her grandmother’s life using a color palette of brown, purple, teal and green. There were so many creative and sweet styling tips in this party. The…
November 29, 2011

Mother to Bee Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
This party was a real stinger! We received this submission from Emily at Emily’s Custom Bakeshop. This was the first table that she styled and she created it for her best friend’s baby shower. She decided on a “Mother to BEE” themed shower. She started with some cute printables that she found on Etsy and decided upon the coordinating grey and yellow color palette. Emily found a lot of creative ways to incorporate bees and…
November 29, 2011

Oceanside High Tea Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
We don’t know what is more beautiful in this feature; the beach setting, the styling or the girls. This party was sent to us by Amanda from Tout Mon Amour. The color palette was inspired by a Robert Gordon Liberty tea set. Amanda wanted to create a really beautiful, magical, and memorable day for the girls. They were so excited to put on those beautiful dresses. Sweet treats included pink marshmallows, coconut cake, vanilla &…
November 29, 2011

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas: Snack and See

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
We had the pleasure of putting together a lovely Snack ‘n See for a client recently and thought we’d show you a little peek.  It was for the family to introduce their little baby boy to friends and family.  We put together a food and dessert display with lots of great appetizers from My Most Favorite like mini grilled cheese sandwiches, ahi tuna sliders, and mac n’ cheese cups.  Our design included seersucker/argyle signage, including…
November 28, 2011

Western Wonderland Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
We received this Western Woderland themed party from Kate at Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations down under. For her son’s 4th birthday, she transformed her backyard into a barn and decked it out with horse props including hay, a wine barrel, and a wagon wheel. Sweet treats included toffee apples, wagon wheels, cupcakes, cookies (how cute are they?), and cake pops. Mini glass milk bottles and cowboy boot cups filled with chocolate milk sat…
November 28, 2011

Merry Monday: Santa’s Study Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
This morning we started our holiday inspiration with this post. We are back with a festive feature from Alanna at White Room Events. If Santa has a workspace, what do you think it looks like?  Alanna created this amazing “Santa’s Study” dessert table, and we bet his study would be a lot like this. Her concept was to create a stylish workspace for Santa to answer his letters, organize his Elves and relax with some…
November 28, 2011

Merry Monday Holiday Inspiration

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the big apple. We have already received so many fantastic holiday submissions and we can’t wait to share them all with you. This submission was sent to us by Simone at Invite Me in Australia. Her company just launched a range of printables and she created this party as a way to show them off to her friends. We love the red and ice blue palette.…
November 25, 2011

Black & White Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Happy Black Friday everyone!  Since it’s Black Friday, we thought we’d share a black and white table from Jacki at Blissfully Sweet on the busiest shopping day of the year. She created this table for her own 40th birthday party.  We love the chic and elegant black and white palette. Jacki not only baked all of the sweet treats, but she created  the invitations as well. She loved the idea of having three cakes. However,…
November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Corn Husk Cookie Recipe with Wrigley

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Hello everyone.  Thanksgiving is just two days away and I thought I’d share a really fun recipe that we created with Wrigley.  We’ve partnered with Wrigley to show candy fans, party stylists, and DIY’ers everywhere how Wrigley gum and candy can be used in many other fun or delicious ways. While Wrigley’s products are consumed by people around the world, there are many alternative uses including entertaining, decorating, and more. Using candy to add a…
November 22, 2011

Construction Ahead Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
We received this submission from Amanda at The Kawaii Notebook in Australia. Her son is mad about trucks so she styled this construction truck themed table for his birthday. Amanda used many of the sweet styling tips that I employ. She took styrofoam cake dummies, painted them grey to resemble concrete blocks and used them  as risers on the cake table. This is very simple, easy, and cost effective. Also, I always say find items…
November 22, 2011

Surf’s Up Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
We received this beach party submission from Suz at Lace and bubbles. Since her son loves the water, she created a beach shack theme for his 5th birthday. The fishnet overlay and bamboo backdrop give this party a tropical feel.The little surfers were kept entertained with an enormous water slide and by playing games like water bomb and limbo. After they built up their appetites, they chowed down on fish n’ chips for lunch. The…
November 21, 2011

Engagement Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
We fell in love with this cake topper the minute we saw it. Asti from Ice Tea Sugar High sent us these photos of the dessert table she created for her own engagement party. She chose a red, white and blue theme.  Not only did Asti make all of the delectable desserts, she designed all of the printables herself. Sweet treats included red velvet cupcakes, caramel flan, fruit skewers and strawberry and chocolate verrines. Adding…
November 21, 2011

Interview with the Intern: Design & Style Intern Arisara

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT AAE: I am the design and style intern. Adobe Creative Suite Guru. WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO US: A friend first told me about AAE back in 2009 and I fell in love with the dessert tables.  Then I started seeing articles about Amy Atlas in different magazines and I knew I had to involve myself in one way or the other.  I applied for an internship twice, and on the…
November 21, 2011

Woodland Sip & See Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
We’re big fans of the ladies at Spaceships & Laserbeams. I may be partial because they specialize in parties for boys, but their parties are always creative. Stephanie created a “Sip N’ See” for her friend Jolene. To highlight the season, she used her Woodland Buddies printables collection which was designed by Catherine from Clever Monkey. Sweet treats included chocolate maple cake, apple spice cake, orange basil cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies all from Goodness…
November 18, 2011

Dino-Mite Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Valerie from Top It Off Designs sent us this “Dino-Mite” party that she created for her son’s 3rd birthday party. We love the balance of the design heavy turquoise chevron pattern backdrop against the bright orange and yellow desserts. The palette is fun and colorful and perfect for kids and adults alike. Sweet treats included Triceratops-shaped rice krispie treats, honey cookies and cupcakes. We love the cupcake and cake toppers from Edible Details. Valerie designed…
November 18, 2011

Walk Like An Egyptian Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Nicole from Tradewinds & Tiaras sent us this Egyptology/Archaeology themed birthday party she created for her daughter’s 8th birthday. The party was set in 1911, at the excavation of the tomb of Senusret II, the second king of the 12th dynasty of Egypt. Invitations resembled leather-bound archaeological field notebooks. The scene was set with a life-sized sarcophagus, a tomb frieze as the background to the dessert table, golden torches, papyrus plants, a campsite with eastern…
November 18, 2011

A “Year of RainBOws” Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
We are starting today with a little a party from Jenny at Jenny J Cook Events.  She styled this party for her daughter, Bo’s, first birthday. Inspiration came from a felt rainbow wall hanging that Jenny’s mother made for her nursery when she was a baby. After 31 years, the wall hanging was still very special to her and since her daughter’s name easily could lend itself to a “rainBOw-themed” celebration, she and…
November 17, 2011

Sweet Dreams Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
This party was sent to us by Ami and Anita of EyeCandy C’ville. They created this sleepover party for a little girl’s birthday party. Their inspiration came from colorful little fairy wands that Ami found at a local craft store. Once those were purchased, the rest of the party really started to come together!  The headboard came from a local thrift shop. After some sanding, priming, and a few coats of raspberry paint, it became…