Archive for: October, 2012

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October 31, 2012

Spooktacular Recipes from Sweet Designs

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Kids

We’re back with some more Halloween inspiration.  We posted ghostly pound cake, Jack-O-Lantern macaron and witches pudding here, as well as easy three ingredient bewitching bark. Today we’re back with Hauntingly Good Hazelnut Truffles, Broomsicles, and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies.  I promise you will love these recipes not just for Halloween, but also during any time.  The hazelnut truffles {think Nutella and chocolate wrapped in a buttery ball} are to die for. The pumpkin whoopie pies…

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October 31, 2012

Halloweekend Countdown: Wicked Halloween

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We had a crazy few days in NYC and feel very lucky that we are safe and sound. Our thoughts are with our friends downtown and in the Tri-State area that were devastated by Sandy.
Halloween is today and we’re sharing the rest of our Halloween posts for last minute inspiration for you all. Sian and Sara from Sweet Pea Candy Buffet  in Australia styled this party for Sian’s daughter’s 10th birthday party. She is…

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October 30, 2012

Bewitching Bark

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Book, Recipes

We shared Halloween recipes, templates, and ideas this morning with this Halloween post.  We are back to share this easy, three-ingredient bewitching bark. The recipe is courtesy of Sweet Designs.
Bewitching Bark
12 ounces good-quality white chocolate, such as Ghirardelli or Callebaut, finely chopped and melted

Orange food coloring gel, to desired shade
4 ounces good-quality bittersweet chocolate, such as Ghirardelli or Callebaut, finely chopped and melted
 
Makes 16 to 20 3-inch pieces. …

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October 30, 2012

Fun Halloween Party Ideas/Dessert Table {Plus Drink Labels/Treat Box Templates}

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Kids

We hope all of our readers are safe and sound today.  As many of you know, we’re based in NYC. We’re very thankful that we made it through Hurricane Sandy, which hit our city and the northeast hard last night.  Thank you to all of you who have checked up on our team on Facebook and Twitter. We are all okay.
I was originally scheduled to do a national TV segment about Halloween treats this…

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October 29, 2012

Halloweekend Countdown: Hotel Halloween

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Can you believe all of the great Halloween inspiration from Friday? We’re back for more! A few weeks ago, we featured this amazing Cinderella party by Karen Ayars.  We are back today featuring her Hotel Halloween feature. Karen wanted to create something that was easy and affordable and could be put on a porch for all of the trick or treaters on Halloween. Skulls and RIP signs were purchased at the dollar store to bring…

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October 29, 2012

Halloweekend Countdown: Spooky Supper

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Halloween is only a few days away and we love this spooky dinner party by Nikki at Nikki Ikkin. Her party was inspired by Dennison Bogie books. She used fringed paper to mimic the illustrations in the book. Sweet treats included scary black cat and spider web cookies, mummy Oreo pops and a three-tiered Trick-or-Treat cake. Since the dinner party was small, the top two tiers of Nikki’s cake were made of Styrofoam. “Black Magic”…

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October 26, 2012

Halloweekend Countdown: Burlap and Boos

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This rustic Halloween-themed dessert table was styled by Dawn from Kitchen Travels for the Fall Carnival at her children’s school. She created everything from the desserts on the table to the printables. Sweet treats on the dessert table included vanilla & mango verrines, cookie pops, caramel apples, sparkling mango juice, bat cookie pops and a vanilla chocolate layer cake with cinnamon-almond latte frosting. We love the rustic take on the spooky day.  Great job.  Scroll…

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October 26, 2012

Halloweekend Countdown: Witches Ball

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This Witch’s Ball party was sent to us by Majell from Majell del Castillo Events and put together with 3 of her colleagues. Purple replaced the standard orange in the color scheme and we love it.  A libation station had glass tubes filled with candied frog hearts, gummy worms, red candy corn Dracula’s teeth, and Tic Tac warts. Sweet and spooky treats on the dessert table included cupcakes with witch’s feet toppers, eyeball cake balls,…

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October 25, 2012

RetroTrain Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We are going from cars to trains today. This morning, we featured this vintage car racing party and now we are back with a retro train feature from Gerri and Carole of Little Birdie Events in Australia. They styled this dessert table for Gerri’s son who just turned two.To create a backdrop, they used rosette fans in neutral colors that worked well against the brick backdrop. Sweet treets on the dessert table included caramel bomb…

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October 25, 2012

Vintage Car Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We’ve been featuring a lot of parties that are great for girls this week so we wanted to give you all some boy parties today. Stephanie from Spaceships and Laser Beams created this AMAZING dessert table to showcase her vintage race car collection. It is pure eye candy to look at the creative details she put together. Sweet treats on the dessert table included vanilla raspberry cupcakes, chocolate peanut butter cupcakes, double chocolate donuts (tires),…

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October 24, 2012

Little Ladybug Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This ladybug dessert table was sent to us by Cristana and Maggie at Via Blossom. Cristana and Maggie were inspired by the beauty of setting. The red palette popped against the natural wood backdrop. Sweet treats on the dessert table included coconut macarons, chocolate cupcakes, chocolate truffles, vanilla bean cupcakes, brownie cake pops, and almond snow ball cookies. Sweet and simple. Great job! Scroll down for the vendor credits.
Photography by Brooke Brown Photography.

VENDOR…

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October 24, 2012

Pastel Carousel Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This carousel themed party was styled by Suzanne from Fanciful Events for her daughter’s birthday party. We love the typography on the chalkboard and the way Suzanne incorporated things that were important to her daughter, like carousels and buttons. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cookies, button cake pops, macarons, rock candy, donuts and cupcakes. The backdrop incorporated the silhouettes of Suzanne’s daughters into the design. Great job.  Scroll down for the vendor credits.…

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October 23, 2012

“Round” Of Golf Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We’re seeing lots of people incorporating geometric shapes into their dessert tables and parties. Suzanna at Mon Tresor combined color and shapes to create a hole in one for this golf party! The mint, yellow and black palette is gender neutral and we love it!  I spoke a lot on the book tour about not only using color to inspire a table, but using shapes as well. You can see that the round shape was…

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October 22, 2012

Pretty Ballerina Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This pretty pink and gold party was styled by Zehra from Boutique Event Styling for her daughter’s 4th birthday party.  All of her little ballerina friends were in attendance and had tutus waiting for them upon arrival.  Sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes, cake pops, macarons, push pops, a gold wrapped present cake and a glittery ballerina shoe cake. Scroll down to see the really pretty pictures. Scroll down for the vendor credits.…

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October 22, 2012

Moroccan Madness Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We’re just back from a very exciting trip in Los Angeles {more to come on that this week}, but we thought we’d leave you with a some pretty pink and orange Moroccan inspiration.
Belinda from Styled By Belle is back on the blog today with a Moroccan inspired dessert table that is eye popping and vibrant. She styled this table for a 60th birthday party and transformed a marquee into an Arabian Nights dinner event…

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October 19, 2012

Halloweekend Countdown: Eat Drink & Be Spooky

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This Halloween dessert table was sent to us by Carla from Paper and Party Love in Switzerland. She and her neighbors have an annual party before they set out to go trick or treating. We love the birch tree wallpaper, spray painted metallic pumpkins, and the toned down palette. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes, chocolate balls, ghost meringues and popcorn. Spooky!
Do you have any Halloween traditions?

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October 19, 2012

Halloweekend Countdown: Spooky & Sparkly

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

Halloween is only two weeks away and we have a little purple and green halloween inspiration for you today from Juli from One Sweet Girl. We are big fans of using unconventional colors in your parties and Juli stepped it up by adding sparkly purple and lime green to the traditional orange and black Halloween colors. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a four tier glitter web cake, glittery skull and pumpkin sugar cookies,…

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October 18, 2012

Penguin Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Waddle over and take a look at this geometric penguin party that was styled by Amanda from Red Wagon Events for her son’s 2nd birthday. We think all of the details are  so clever. Children were invited to sit down for “penguin feeding time at 12pm sharp.” After filling up on a finger food lunch, guests were treated to yummy sweets. We can’t get over that cookie igloo made out of iced square cookies. Amazing!…

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October 18, 2012

Haute For Houndstooth!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds

1) Dining Room chairs 2) Cookies 3) Coasters  4) Wool Throw 5) Coat 6) Rug
We are studying the Houndstooth pattern from our pattern board today. From coats to cookies, the broken check always gives a sense of sophistication. We recommend swapping out the traditional black and white houndstooth for muted mustards and taupes for the fall.
For a look at more of our design boards, look herehere, and here….

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October 17, 2012

Art Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This art party was sent to us by Dona Aranha and was styled for an artistic brother and sister duo who were turning 3 and 6 years old. Upon arrival, each guest received an apron, clay, and paint. White fondant cakes were the white canvases and the budding artists created their own cakes. Sweet treats on the dessert table included brigadeiros, colorful rainbow mousse, cookies, brownies and cupcakes. We love the mini versions of the…