Archive for: July, 2012

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July 31, 2012

Sweet & Sunny Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This sweet & sunny lemonade party came to us from Ali at Parties on a Pedestal who styled this party for her 10 year old daughter. Doesn’t this post just put a smile on your face?  It did for us. Place settings at the table were pie tins filled with parchment-wrapped sandwiches, fruit in mason jars, and a container of crackers. The lemonade stand cookies are really fun. We also love how Ali took store…
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July 31, 2012

Pretty & Preppy Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This party made us want to put on our pearls, white jeans and throw our collars up. This was sent to us from Robin who styled this party for her son’s first birthday. We love the colors and Robin from Robin Gage Photography rocked the trellis-y version of the quatrefoil pattern. Robin told us she was inspired by the table that we put together for the Mindy Weiss event back in 2009. The theme was…
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July 30, 2012

Great Finds: Dana’s Bakery

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Two weeks ago, I was on the plane coming home to NYC from Atlanta when I sat next to this photographer. Our flight had been cancelled the night before and we were chatting about our plane/scheduling hassles. Before long, I learned he was a talented fashion and street-style photographer {check out above} and he found out about my penchant for sweets. He introduced me to his friend Dana Loia, who recently created Dana’s Bakery.  The…
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July 30, 2012

Amy Atlas Moment: Owl Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Daniella and Graciella from  Perfect Party who styled this party for a little girl’s 7th birthday and sent it to us as an Amy Atlas Moment. How fun is the owl cake above?  We fell in love with that ‘lil guy and all of the colors. Sweet treats on the dessert table included owl cookies, cupcakes, and popcorn. The girls made themed necklaces which they took home as a favor. Scroll down for the vendor…
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July 27, 2012

English High Tea Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Nicole from Your Party Plannery in Australia sent us this English Tea Party that was inspired by the Olympic Games being hosted in London. Nicole wanted a formal setting with a touch of whimsy. Like her young guests, all of the food was mini. The party was in the gardens at Urbrrae House and was a stunning setting. Sweet treats on the dessert table included Union Jack cupcakes, mini banana caramel tarts, cake, hand painted…
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July 27, 2012

Very Berry Country Fair Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This party was sent to us by Debbie from Sugar Plum Designs who styled it for a little girl who wanted a country fair theme.  The little girl also loved Strawberry Shortcake so Debbie decided to combine the two themes. The handmade country fence backdrop is perfect for the theme. Sweet treats on the dessert table include a cake with strawberry cake balls, Strawberry Shortcake cookies, strawberry cookies, mini cupcakes, and chocolate bars. So sweet.…
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July 27, 2012

Great Finds: Paper Lantern Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
We are having a paper lantern party in the Amy Atlas office today. We have received lots of posts recently that showcase paper lanterns in the cutest ways. From the mini paper lanterns on the parasol from Darcy Miller’s curated sale on OpenSky to the adorable owl above from Meet the Dubiens, paper lanterns are a fun and cost effective way to add personality to your party. The round shape lends itself to endless decorating…
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July 26, 2012

Monster Truck Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
What do you do after taking your son to his first ever Monster Jam?  Throw him a Monster Truck birthday party, of course! Lori from Elegant Affairs threw this party for her monster truck lovin’ son. The backdrop was inspired by watching her boys play with their monster trucks in the mud and running them along the deck. She loved the pattern that it left behind and decided to paint the toy monster truck tires…
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July 26, 2012

In The Clouds Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This fun party from Alison at Alison Lawson Cakes had us floating on air. Alison styled this table for her son’s 2nd birthday. Her son loves balloons so deciding on a theme was easy. Alison made all of the sweet treats on the dessert table including a triple layered caramel mud cake with a fondant orange balloon, vanilla cloud cupcakes, marshmallow pops, hand painted cookies, coconut ice bites, and meringue swirls.  Those cloud pops are…
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July 25, 2012

Parisian Poodle Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Oooh La La! Melinda from Musie J Photography sent us this sweet party that she created for her a little girls sixth birthday party. The little girl wanted a fancy party and Melinda decided on a French Poodle theme. Since the little girl has severe food allergies, the menu was gluten and nut free. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes, chocolate covered rice krispy bars, cake pops and a white chocolate and vanilla…
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July 25, 2012

3-2-1 Blast Off Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We received this party from Maria, who styled this party for her aspiring astronaut daughter Olivia’s 5th birthday party. The party was a family affair, with Maria, her husband and the birthday girl painting the balls they used for the solar system backdrop. A starry night table mat that Maria found at a local party shop was the perfect accent for the backdrop. Guests received personalized “astronaut in training” lanyard tags, when they arrived, which…
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July 25, 2012

Catch of the Day Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We’re in summer mode at AAE and this beach party by Holly of Mimi’s Dollhouse is tempting us to hit the beach and surf. Holly and her husband nicknamed their daughter their little Gidget, so a 1960s beach theme seemed fitting for her special day. Holly designed all of the printables and styled the party with a bright, throwback surfer girl feel. Lunch consisted of grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, waffle fries from their “surf shack”…
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July 24, 2012

Woodland Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Today is the second post of the day where burlap is used. Burlap is durable and inexpensive and is so great for woodsy summer themes. It can wrinkle easily so have an iron or steamer on hand! This woodlands party was sent to us by Nicole from Sooti and Sweet, who styled it for her son’s first birthday. Because of the red and green, this design could also work well for a holiday party. Sweet…
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July 24, 2012

Farmyard Fun Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This farmyard party from Liz at Party Cakes Canbrerra in Australia was styled to celebrate the first birthday of her twins. Guests entered the party through a barnyard entrance that Liz made and sat on chairs made of hay bales. Sweet treats on the dessert table were filled with homemade farmyard themed food including frogs in jello ponds, egg cupcakes, chuck feed pretzels, Oreo tractor wheels, and farm animal cupcakes. There were also baskets filled…
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July 23, 2012

Around the Atlas: Dubai

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We truly love seeing parties from all over the world. This one came to us from Yomna at Sweet Life Parties in Dubai, who styled this arts & crafts tea party as a workshop for young kids.  The guests had lots of fun activities including hat decorating with ribbon and felt, teacup planter painting, “mommy is as sweet as sugar” craft kits, and cupcake decorating with buttercream icing and a lots of sprinkles. Sweet treats…
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July 23, 2012

Paris Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Paris fashion party was styled by Thetis from Little Sooti Events in Australia for a little girl’s fourth birthday. Thetis used a black, pink and white color palette and printables from Ham & Pea Designs. The girls were treated to manicures and makeovers to get them ready for their catwalk. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a beautiful cake, salted caramel cupcakes, strawberry macarons, vanilla cookies, and oreo cake pops! The girls left…
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July 23, 2012

Transportation Themed Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Keren from Keren Precel sent us this transportation themed party that she styled for her son’s 2nd birthday. The black and white backdrop and the use of wood and metal props gave the table a vintage vibe. Elements such as airplanes, birds and hot air balloons were brought in to tie together the air theme. Sweet treats on the dessert table included chocolate airplane pops {our favorite!), plane sugar cookies, cupcakes with ribbon flags, cloudy…
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July 20, 2012

June Bug Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Sarah from Little Hoot Parties styled this party for her niece June’s first birthday. Last year, we featured June’s Sip & See and we can’t believe it is already one year later. We love those adorable ladybug sandwich cookies!  Other sweet treats on the dessert table included ladybug cupcakes and chocolate covered oreos. Lady bug barrettes that said “somebuggy loves you” were given to each guest. So cute. Scroll down for the vendor credits. Photography…
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July 20, 2012

Beauty & Bubbles Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Almost every girl loves to be pampered. This party was created by Anne from UR invited for a little 6 year old girl. Anne was inspired by a spa party printable set. Sweet treats on the dessert table included pink frosted cupcakes reminiscent of a fuzzy robe, cake pops, and jello. Le Petite Spa and Beauty pampered and glammed up the little girl and her friends with their Lil’ Miss Gorgeous Pamper Pack. Every guest…
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July 20, 2012

Tea Time Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This pretty tea party was sent to us Nicole from One Magic Day, who styled a party for a little girl’s first birthday. The client has a collection of beautiful cotton floral fabrics, which Nicole used for the party design. Nicole brought into ruffled details, including the ruffled cake, cupcakes, and a ruffled tablecloth. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cake pops, tea pot cookies, ruffle cupcakes and pinkies up marshmallow tea cups {so…