Archive for: February, 2013

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February 28, 2013

Little Scientist Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We always get excited when we see parties from Sharnel of Sharnel Dollar Designs appear in our inbox. As always, Sharnel blew us away with this mad science party for her son’s 7th birthday. Invitations were sent to each guest along with a lab coat, safety goggles and laboratory access pass. Little scientists gained access to the party via a hand scanner. Sweet treats on the dessert table included beaker shaped and atom sugar cookies…
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February 27, 2013

Wedding Dessert Table

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This dessert table was styled by Glenda at Dressy Designs for the Groom’s Table at her client’s wedding. The groom has two young children and it was important to the bride to include the kids. She had pictures of the kids on cupcake flags and included their favorite desserts like carrot cake cupcakes, smore’s pops, powdered donuts, cinnamon roll cookies and cake ball cones on the groom’s dessert table. How fun are those gum ball…
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February 27, 2013

Pretty Baby Shower Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This colors in this pretty pastel baby shower from Belinda of Lil’ Miss Macaron in Australia made us smile this morning. Belinda’s friend has a very strong sweet tooth so Belinda created a DIY ice cream parlor. The sprinkle sweet tooth backdrop is fabulous. Belinda designed the invitation and had her husband draw the pregnant lady which was also used on the cake. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cake pops, cupcakes, macarons, sugar…
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February 26, 2013

Mint & Coral Love Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We are loving the mint and coral color palette of this party.  Isn’t it so pretty? This party was styled by Christina from Sweet Escapes Cakes for a client’s anniversary party. The theme for the party was LOVE. This table would be fantastic for everything from an engagement party to a tea party. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a tall mint cake, fondant cupcakes, heart shaped doughnuts and cookies, and petits fours. Tealight…
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February 26, 2013

Beyblades Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Since the Atlas boys frequently give us input on kid parties they see on the blog, they love when a boy party comes in. This Beyblade party was styled by Olivia from Invento Festa in Brazil for a little boy’s 5th birthday and received a big seal of approval from both Atlas boys {they have a serious collection of Beyblades – let’s not get into how many}. Olivia created a Beyblade tournament for the party,…
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February 25, 2013

Toile Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Good morning. We are bringing you a dose of loveliness this Monday morning with a gold toile dessert table from Elianne of Elivents in the Netherlands. We don’t often see toile designs pop into our inbox and we think Elianne did a fantastic job balancing the pattern-heavy design with muted colors. Sweet treats on the dessert table included mini lemon curd meringues tarts, golden caramel macarons, brownie pops with golden edible glitter, and coconut chocolate…
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February 22, 2013

Up Up and Away Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This pretty hot air balloon party from Mariana of Peace of Cake in Portugal is darling. We love how simple and sweet the design is. Pops of coral and yellow really made the table stand out against a baby blue backdrop. Sweet treats on the dessert table included that fabulous cake, cupcakes, cake pops, cloud marshmallows and cookie pops. Great job!      …
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February 22, 2013

Spring Into March Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Is it wrong to wish we could fast forward a month or two to get the warm weather back? It has been so cold in NYC the past few days and we are yearning for the spring. This party styled by Suzanne from Fanciful Events will keep us satisfied until then. Suzanne styled an Easter brunch table with a coral, turquoise, yellow and gold color palette. Sweet treats on the dessert table included mini waffles…
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February 21, 2013

Crafty Oscar Party Gift Bag Ideas

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, DIY and Templates
We’re back with yet another fun Oscar post.  We know we’ve inundated you with Oscar ideas, but hopefully we’ve inspired you to throw an Oscar party and have armed you with enough ideas {see links below for golden ideas} for the big night. We’re back with some fun crafty Oscar party swag ideas. We put together gift bags for a project this week and thought we’d share some pictures of the crafty ideas…
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February 21, 2013

Frog Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
There were a few reasons why we love this party. First…how cute are those fondant frogs?  Also, this party could work for St. Patrick’s Day. Either way, when it hopped into our inbox, we wanted to share it with you. This party was styled by Karolien from Cups ‘n Cakes in Belgium for a friend’s baby shower. Baby showers generally happen once the baby is born in Belgium. A tradition is handing out the candy…
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February 20, 2013

Countdown to Oscars: Oscar Party Goody Bags

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, DIY and Templates
One of our favorite parts of planning a party is figuring out how we are going to send our guests home with goodies. These movie ticket goody bags are the perfect way to send your friends home from your Oscar party with a sweet treat. They are super cute and so easy to make {see the steps below}. After you make them, fill a cellophane bag with candy or our Walk of Fame Brownies, tie…
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February 20, 2013

Countdown to Oscars: Who Will Win?

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, DIY and Templates
We are back with another fun game for your Oscar soiree. We shared our fun Name That Artist game yesterday and have shared some more fun Oscar ideas and free printables here and here. Now we’re back with a custom 2013 Academy Awards Ballot. Like the printables we’ve already shared, we designed the Oscar Ballot in black and white with an old Hollywood glam motif. Double click here to print out the printable and hand…
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February 19, 2013

Countdown to Oscars: Name That Artist

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, DIY and Templates
We’re back with more fun Oscar game and FREE printables. If you missed it, head over to here and here for Oscar Movie Mixology recipes/recommendations, Favorite Film Flags, and our Red Carpet Guessing Game. Now for another fun Oscar party game…Who doesn’t love the game Taboo? If you are not familiar, it is a word-guessing game with the objective for the player to prompt his/her partner to guess the word on the card without using…
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February 19, 2013

Sweet Origins: Hamentashen

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Origins
Photograph courtesy of Food Network. Purim is this Saturday so we thought it would be a fun time to do a Hamentashen sweet origins. Purim celebrates the defeat of Haman. To celebrate his defeat, it is traditional to bake this triangular jam-filled cookie to remember both Haman’s triangular pockets {which was said to be filled with bribe money} and his clipped ears. Pastry dough is cut into circles, filled with thick poppy seed or a…
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February 15, 2013

Academy Award Cocktail Bar – Oscar Movie Mixology

We’re back with Part II of our Oscar 2013 Party glam posts. If you missed part I, be sure to click here for our Red Carpet Guessing Game. On to the drinks. Whenever I’m throwing a party, I always greet my guests with a drink. You can have a lot of fun “dressing” up your drinks for the Oscars. A simple gold gift wrap paper “cuff” glammed up the plain glasses above, while movie tickets…
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February 15, 2013

Oscar 2013 Party Ideas: Part I {Red Carpet Prediction Guessing Game FREE Printable}

I don’t know about you, but the Oscars have always been one of my favorite awards show.  There is something about the glitz and glamour that has me counting down the hours until all of the artists hit the red carpet. I love how it is also an opportunity to finally see some of the other artists that contribute to the production of a movie. Since I’m so jazzed up about  the Oscars, I’m sharing…
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February 14, 2013

Love More Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are all about feeling the love today and we are ending our Valentine’s Day inspiration with this beautiful table that was styled by Maria from Style My Table in Australia. We love the colorway of this table and the tassel garland that Maria used as her focal point. Aqua milk bottles were re-purposed as vases and added to the feminine, sophisticated feel of the table. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a fondant…
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February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
  Styling: Amy Atlas and Team. Photography by Belathee Photography. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. My day began with making heart shaped pancakes and stuffing Valentine’s Day goody bags for my boys. It will end with heart shaped cookies and milk. As I scarf down the leftover chocolate {a lot has already been consumed}, I wanted to share a little love with you. This day represents showing love and appreciation. So to you all…Happy Valentine’s Day.…
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February 13, 2013

Beach Romance Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Alexis from Sugar Sweet in Australia and Tarja from Two Red Sparrows styled this pretty dessert table for a Valentine’s Day shoot. The ladies wanted to do something a little different for Valentines Day and picked a “Beach Romance” theme that they set up on one of the Gold Coast’s beautiful beaches. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a ruffled cake, macarons, cheesecake bites, panna cotta pots, rose cupcakes, conversation heart cookies and glitter…
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February 13, 2013

Smooches & ‘Staches Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
How great is this Smooches & ‘Staches party that was styled by Gretchen from Three Little Monkey’s Studio? She put together this fun Valentine’s Day party. The inspiration for her party came from the mustache duct tape she picked up from Staples. Gretchen used a mix of homemade and store bought items jazzed up with homemade touches. Sweet treats on the dessert table included Kiss Me S’More Cupcakes, Smoochie Pies {Oreo Cakesters rolled in red…