Archive for: March, 2013

March 08, 2013

St. Paddy’s Day – The Stylish Way

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
Remember when we did the chic version of a Superbowl party?  Today we’re sharing some fun ideas and product to create a chic St. Paddy’s Day party. I don’t know about you all, but I’ve seen one too many overdone green parties. Plus, I love the idea of taking traditional elements from a holiday and elevating them. The color way for this party concept was inspired by a MaxMara mossy green and taupe collection…
March 07, 2013

Let’s Fly Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This simple yet stylish dessert table was styled by Jayme from Jayme Marie Designs for her son’s vintage airplane birthday party. We love the chic black table against the red and aqua palette. Notice how the white on the vertical runner, cake, wall and beverages give the design a crisp look. It’s a major player in the design. We love the use of stripes as well. Sweet treats on the dessert table included chocolate and…
March 07, 2013

Baby You’re A Firework Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We were feeling very empowered after seeing this party! Whitney from Whitney Hartmann Photography styled it for a girl’s 8th birthday. The theme was “Baby, You’re a Firework” {the song by Katy Perry} and was a girl power themed party. Sweet treats on the dessert table included meringue, firework sugar cookies that matched the invite, cupcakes and macarons. The girls had a dress up photo shoot and a dance party to their favorite Katy Perry…
March 06, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Little Red Riding Hood party was styled by Elise from Sweet Scarlet Designs for her daughter’s fifth birthday. Red is one of her daughter’s favorite colors so Elise made sure it was a prominent color in the design. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes, macarons, cake pops, a fondant red riding hood cake and sugar cookies.A vintage suitcase that Elise had for years held goody bags and photos from each of her…
March 06, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day Hangover Tip Sheet

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates
St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and we have plenty of fun posts for you over the next week. It is no secret that many like to drink green ale and whiskey on St. Patrick’s Day. Many say it became popular to drink on St. Patty’s Day because the ban on meat and alcohol during lent is lifted on that holiday. Whatever the case, we came up with some hangover helper tips to help…
March 05, 2013

Great Finds: Girl Scout Cookies {Re-visited)

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
We ordered boxes of Girl Scout cookies and we’re patiently awaiting their arrival. Some of our friends on Facebook have mentioned that they received their packages this week and it has been fun to see which cookies each person prefers. Mine are the Tag-A-Longs with Samoas a close second. All this talk of girl scout cookies made us think of desserts that are inspired by the green badge cookies. We scoured the web and found…
March 05, 2013

Superhero Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Art meets Sweets in this superhero party that was styled by Nikki from Nikki Ikkin for her son’s 3rd birthday. The backdrop and decoration were inspired by a Roy Lichtenstein Newsweek cover from 1966 and we think that Nikki captured the essence of that cover perfectly. Sweet treats on the dessert table included the homemade fabulous cake, cookies and cupcakes. Coffee bottles were repurposed and contained an “Invisibility Potion.” Nikki’s 10 year old daughter created…
March 04, 2013

Green with SXSW Envy!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
  I bet most of you didn’t know that prior to becoming our “Commander in Sweets”, Lisa ran an entertainment law firm that specialized in music.  Every year, Lisa planned the annual SXSW party that her firm hosted and would spend a couple of days in Austin scoping out bands and enjoying BBQ. Whenever she talks about it, her face lights up brighter than a sunny day in Texas. We’re both music lovers..actually everyone on…
March 04, 2013

Little Rock Star Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We have SXSW in Austin on our minds..more about that later.  We love this 80’s rockstar party styled by Helen from Kiss My Cakes in Australia for her son’s birthday party. His only request was for microphone cake pops and we are so happy he made that request. How great are those?  Such a fun idea. The birthday cake was an amazing set of drums. Other “intermission munchies” on the dessert table included vanilla cupcakes,…
March 01, 2013

Easter Spring Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are sending you off this weekend with this pretty spring-inspired dessert table that was styled by Andressa from Twinkle Twinkle Little Party. This would be perfect for Easter. We love the Easter egg cookies, pastel cake, and bunny shaped macarons. Other sweet treats on the dessert table included organic chocolate covered cookies, bonbons, brigadiers, and carrot cupcakes. Guests left with muslin bags filled with colorful egg candies as well as treat-filled baskets. What are…
March 01, 2013

Passionate about Peanut Butter: Happy National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Clockwise: 1) Peanut Butter Brittle Ice Cream Pops 2) Peanut Butter Secrets 3) Peanut Butter Pie Shooters 4) Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake 5) Frozen Oreo Peanut Butter Crunch 6) Peanut Butter Cups 7) Peanut Butter Cake Pops Happy Friday everyone.  It is no secret that I have had a love affair with Peanut Butter since birth. In honor of National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day today, we found some peanut butter recipes from around the web…