Archive for: March, 2013

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March 29, 2013

Bright and Cheery Easter Guest Featured Submission

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This bright and cheery party styled by Kenna from Miss Party Mom Event Planning was inspired by “The Golden Egg Book” by Margaret Wise. We love the jewel toned palette. For the front of the table, Kenna created a banner with pages from the book. Paper doilies were used to create the scalloped edge on the awning. Sweet treats on the dessert table included garden carrot push pops (brownies with sugar filled carrots), tulip cake…
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March 29, 2013

Bike Racing Birthday Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Alison from The English Pea Studio styled this fun bike racing party for her son’s birthday party. Her son wanted a bike theme and what better race to mimic than the most famous bike race of them all…The Tour de France. The invitation was inspired by an actual Tour de France poster that Alison found online. The dessert table was created to look like an awards pedestal. Sweet treats on the dessert table included bike…
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March 29, 2013

Supergirl Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Mardi Gras meets Superhero for this party styled by Emily at Magnolia Creative Company for her daughter’s birthday. Emily’s home is on the Mardi Gras route and she always has her daughter’s party before the Krewe of Gemini parade so guests can watch the parade. Guests arrived in costume with their wagons/floats. We love the custom made metropolitan skyline boxes filled with candy. Emily also made vehicle candy box favors which were “driving” on Candy…
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March 28, 2013

Great Finds: Elegant Easter

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Easter is almost here and we have some great ideas on how to throw an elegant Easter soiree. We love the idea of using soft colors on the table and complementing it with bold colors with what you wear. How great are those bangles? How are you guys spending your holiday?  Do you have any Easter or Passover traditions? Any favorite recipes?  We would love to know. PS – We are halfway through our trip…
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March 28, 2013

Vintage Baseball Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Jennifer of BellaGrey Designs styled this vintage baseball party for her son’s birthday and we think it is a home run! Jennifer used astro turf and duct tape to turn a simple table into baseball diamond. We love the peanuts in their shells and how she brought in baseball equipment like gloves and balls for decoration. The little sluggers snacked on hot dogs, cotton candy and Cracker Jacks. Jennifer also had candy waxed bottles, pinstriped…
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March 27, 2013

Big Bad Wolf Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Little Red Riding Hood themed party was styled by Nivea from the Brazilian blog Mil Dicas De Mae for her daughter’s second birthday. We love the handmade felt big bad wolf and the fantastic custom tablecloth that was made by Minimimo Gifts! Sweet treats on the dessert table included a darling little red riding hood cake, cupcakes, mini-alfajores, chocolate truffle ladybugs filled with bicho de pé, butterfly and flower sugar cookies, brigaderos and macarons.…
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March 26, 2013

Greek Key Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We  are loving the spring vibe of this party styled by Kelly from WH Hostess for the first communion of her friend’s children. The blue, green and white palette emits a resort vibe, especially paired with the greek key pattern. A bountiful viburnum and hydrangea arrangement was a great centerpiece. Kelly used her preppy patterns collection and incorporated the pattern onto custom runners and cupcake toppers. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes, cake…
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March 25, 2013

Hop To It Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Hop to it and get inspired. Jennifer from Sweet Affairs Event Design in Melbourne styled this pretty Easter dessert table along with Emily from Once Upon A Time Designs. This pretty pastel party was at the Tim Neville Arboretum in Melbourne. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a beautiful cake, cake pops, sugar cookies, cupcakes and chocolate Easter eggs. Egg-cellent for a spring party! Scroll down for the vendor credits. Photography by Bibo Photography.…
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March 22, 2013

Around The Atlas: Israel

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
I landed in Israel this morning so I thought it was the perfect time to share this “Around The Atlas” from Israel with you. This beautiful dessert table was styled by Shiran from Sweeterie for an intimate wedding of approximately 20 guests. We love how simplistic, yet elegant this party is. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a fruit tart, macarons, strawberry and cream shots, banana dulce de leche chocolate shots, brownies, chocolate covered…
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March 21, 2013

Up Up & Away Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
There are some really cute ideas in this party that we wanted to share with you. This Up, Up & Away party was styled by Tara from One Stylish Party for her son’s first birthday. We met Tara and this cutie pie while in King of Prussia on the Sweet Designs book tour. We love how Tara used the fringe trend to accent DIY vessels, favor boxes, and a big cardboard E and 1 for…
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March 20, 2013

Sweet Talk with Dorie Greenspan {& Passover Macaroon Recipe from Beurre & Sel}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
All photographs courtesy of Claudia Ficca. I’m so honored today to have a Sweet Talk with Dorie Greenspan. For the select few who may not be familiar with Dorie, she is the self-taught cook/baker turned New York Times Bestselling Author who has written 10 award-winning (including six James Beard and IACP Awards) cookbooks. The first Dorie book I owned was the one she collaborated on with Julia Child. Dorie’s approachable recipe writing was a welcome…
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March 20, 2013

Candy Land Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
How many of you had the game Candy Land growing up? I remember moving my brightly colored man up the gumdrop mountain and through the lollipop woods. The concept behind this Candy Land dessert table by Shaye from Couture Celebrations OKC is fantastic. Sweet treats on the dessert table included an Ice Palace white chocolate covered apples (so fun!), Gummy hills, a Candy Land cake, oversized chocolate kisses, a gingerbread house, ice cream slope cake…
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March 19, 2013

Pretty Peach & Green Circus Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are swooning over this feminine circus themed party styled by Samantha of Dunne With Style for her daughter’s birthday party. We love the whimsical take on the traditional circus theme. Li-Ann from Ham & Pea Design & Paperie designed invitations that set the tone for the party. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a pair of ombre ruffled cakes, cupcakes, macarons, chocolate coated Oreos, coconut slices and circus sugar cookies {we LOVE the…
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March 18, 2013

Ice Cream Sundae Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This ice cream sundae dessert table has us longing for the warm days of summer. This party was styled by Devoney from Sugar Mama Baking in Australia for her son’s fourth birthday. Devoney baked homemade ice cream sundae inspired treats including a large ice cream sundae cake, ice cream cake pops, rice krispie cones, sundae cupcakes, and ice cream cookie cones. How fun are all of those treats? Guests were also invited to create their…
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March 15, 2013

Curious George Circus Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
How fun is this “Curious George goes to the Circus” party that Belinda from Styled by Belle in Australia styled for a little boy’s fifth birthday?  We think any kid would flip over it. Using vibrant colors, Belinda brought the circus to life. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a  4-tiered circus cake with Curious George on the top of the circus ball, man with yellow hat cupcakes, circus stool sugar cookies, monkey cake…
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March 14, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Strawberry Shortcake is getting some love on the blog today. This party was styled by Jenifer at hello love designs to showcase her Berry Sweet Strawberry printables collection. We love the Cath-Kidston vibe on the patterns. Strawberries, lace, and burlap were big players in the design of this party. We’re smitten with the strawberry stained glass cookies. Other sweet treats on the dessert table included strawberry marshmallow pops, strawberry crumble parfaits (a take on the…
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March 13, 2013

Mrs. Lilien’s Mrs. Shamrock Smash {Recipe}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
In our St. Paddy’s Day the Stylish Way post, we mentioned Mrs. Liliens Cocktail Swatchbook. Kelley Lilien is the author of this fun cocktail book, which is designed to look like a Pantone swatchbook and filled with 50 classic cocktail recipes. Each recipe has a name that begins with MRS. {sorry to the men out there} and is accompanied with chic accoutrements. Kelley mixed up an exclusive Mrs. Shamrock Smash just for you all…
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March 12, 2013

Great Finds: Rachel’s Irish Family Food {Recipe for St. Paddy’s}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we’re sharing a peek of Rachel Allen’s brand new book Rachel’s Irish Family Food. If you don’t know Rachel, she is a well known chef in Ireland who has penned several bestselling cookbooks, is a TV food chef, and teaches at the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School. She was raised in Dublin and her new book is so charming that it transports you right into the heart of…
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March 11, 2013

Drink of the Month: Root & {Guinness} Beer Float from Butter & Scotch

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
A trend in the dessert world is mixing spirits and sweets. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Brooklyn based Butter & Scotch is sharing their recipe with us for a Root & Beer Float. How great does that sound? Owned by Keavy Blueher of Kumquat Cupcakery and Allison Kave of First Prize Pies, Butter & Scotch specializes in a wide range of boozy, and not-so-boozy desserts. You can find them every weekend at the Brooklyn…
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March 08, 2013

Lucky St. Pats Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This Lucky St Patrick’s Day dessert table was styled by Christine from Desserts and Design. She wanted to create a non-traditional St. Paddy’s Day party and mint green as her color inspiration. She came up with a “Lucky to Have You” theme and incorporated little hearts in various hues of pink. The quatrefoil pattern was used on the garland to represent a four leaf clover. Sweet treats on the dessert table included chocolate covered mint…