Archive for: June, 2013

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June 28, 2013

Dress Up Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We are leaving you this week with an adorable party that was styled by one of our readers, Courtney Portner, for her daughter’s birthday. Courtney used American Girl Doll Saige and Riley Blake’s “Dress Up Days” fabric as the inspiration for a Dress Up Dolly party. We are smitten with the gorgeous hand decorated cookies, the fondant toppers for the cupcakes, and the clothing pin-clad cake pops. Other fun details included a doll clothesline garland…

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June 27, 2013

Summer Snow Cone Soiree

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds

After posting this snow cone party, we thought it would be fun to share some fun tools for a snow cone soiree. It is high 80s in NYC and we could definitely cool down with an icy treat! We love snow cones because they are easy to make, colorful, nostalgic and refreshing. Serve spiked snow cones for an adult soiree or virgin snow cones for the ‘lil ones. We’ve rounded up our favorite snow cone…

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June 27, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

How cute is this Little Red Riding Hood party that was styled by Melissa from M & M Party in Brazil for a friend’s daughter’s birthday? The party had a woodland vibe that was accentuated by the greenery in the birthday girl’s backyard. Brazilian sweets adorned the dessert table with a great cake created by Cecilia Pereira in the center. Our favorite part…the little red riding capes that covered the water bottles. Very cute.
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June 26, 2013

Amy’s Summer Reading List

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds

PRODUCT CREDITS: Beach Bag, beach towel, shoes, watering can, spatula, whisk, silicone cookie sheet liner
Last year, I shared some of the cookbooks I was craving. Today, I am sharing my SUMMER reading list with you guys. Some have been out for a while, but I’ve had a busy few years so I’m catching up! A few are inspirational like the beautiful Style Me Pretty Weddings book by my friend Abby and some are informational…

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June 26, 2013

Shark Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Watch out…we are headed into shark infested waters today! This part was styled by Rachel from PARTePRINTS for her son’s first birthday. Inspired by her son’s love of the ocean and everything in it, Rachel created a party that was fun and graphic. We love the paper plate backdrop that Rachel created using square plates from Party City and Command Strips! What a creative way to bring color to your wall. Guests were greeted with…

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June 25, 2013

Nature Lover Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We are loving this garden party styled by Kris from K & S Styled Events for her nature loving niece’s 7th birthday. Kris used the birthday girl’s backyard for the venue and brought in props like a grass runner, tree stump vessels, and baskets of fresh produce. Sweet treats on the dessert table included “potted garden plant” cupcakes, chocolate and caramel coated apples, peanut butter chip cookies, watermelon pops and veggie cups. A drink bar…

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June 24, 2013

Let’s Chill Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Is there anything better than an ice cold treat during the hot summer? Since summer is officially here in the states, we’re celebrating today with a fun snow cone party from Lauren of Lauren Haddox Designs. This party was for her friend’s daughter’s birthday and it was super COOL. Lauren created a unique snow cone centerpiece out of poster board and coffee filters topped off with an oversized striped straw. Sweet treats on the dessert…

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June 20, 2013

A Visit with Maison Kayser {& Eclair Vlog/Recipe for National Eclair Day!}

We were thrilled this week to get an exclusive peek into the kitchen of Maison Kayser in Manhattan. Parisian baker Eric Kayser already had 80 locations around the globe, but it wasn’t until last year that he decided to open up his first bakery in America. Lucky for us, he picked a location on the Upper East Side, just a block away from our studio. Since then, we’ve been spoiled with Parisian breads, financiers, and…

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June 20, 2013

Mermaids and Pirates Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

It can sometimes be a challenge when planning a joint birthday party for a boy and a girl. One of our readers, Courtney Portner, created this mermaid party for her twins and we think it is fantastic for a boy/girl party. Inspired by Sarah Jane’s Out to Sea fabric line, Courtney combined her daughter’s love of mermaids and her son’s love of pirates in an untraditional pink and navy palette. We adore the embroidery hoops…

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June 19, 2013

Somewhere Over The Rainbow Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We’re in love with this party styled by Claire of Claire Murdoch Photography in Australia for her daughter’s birthday. Claire’s daughter loves The Wizard of Oz movie so Claire designed a party full of ruby slippers, rainbows and a yellow brick road. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a Dorothy and Toto cake, ruby slipper cookies, cupcakes, meringues, macarons, and cake pops. Kids also had Munchkin Juice in burlap and gingham wrapped bottles. The…

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June 18, 2013

Tiffany Blue Dessert Table

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

There is something special about being given that Tiffany blue box for the first time. This Tiffany-style party was styled by Betty from P&J by Designs in Australia for a recently engaged couple. Her client loves Tiffany & Co. so Betty used the Tiffany robin egg blue and white palette and pretty satin bows for the design. The backdrop  incorporated lace fabric draped to the floor, with a rhinestone brooch in the center. Sweet treats…

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June 17, 2013

Abracadabra Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We hope everyone had a great weekend and a Happy Father’s Day to all who celebrated. We are going to start your week off with a little magic. This party was styled by Debbi from Studio Cake in Australia for her son’s third birthday. We love this theme and think Debbi did such a great job executing it. Sweet treats on the dessert table included vanishing act cupcakes, metallic magic pops, optical illusion jelly, star…

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June 14, 2013

Happy Father’s Day

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest

Clockwise: (1) My dad in NYC during winter – early 1960′s, (2) my dad holding my brother, (3) dad in NYC, (4) Dad soaking in the sun (that picture is classic dad – he was doing that wherever he was – he loved the sun!) with my mom – June 1963, (4) dad on his beloved Vespa. he used to pick up my mom on the vespa and ride around the bronx, (5) dad kissing …

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June 14, 2013

Great Finds: Doughnuttery

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds

We mentioned last Friday that we were heading down to Chelsea Market to check out Doughnuttery. We were met with open arms by Evan Feldman, the shop’s owner. At first glance, these mini doughnuts looked like any other doughnut.  However, once we tasted them, we realized that this was not your average doughnut. Yes, Evan has classic flavors like cinnamon and glazed, but what sets his doughnuts apart is that he has created an array…

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June 13, 2013

Wonder Woman Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Yolanda from Kiss Me Kate in Australia styled this Wonder Woman party for her daughter’s 4th birthday. We have featured lots of Superhero parties and we just love when they are for girls. Yolanda used bold colors and pop art buildings for a dramatic backdrop. How cute are the Wonder Woman cuff cupcake wrapper? Sweet treats on the dessert table included sugar cookies, cupcakes, cake pops, macarons and a fantastic cake that featured the Wonder…

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June 12, 2013

Dad’s Day Gift Ideas

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds

Where to get them: Music  Chocolate  Traveler  Sports  Coffee
Father’s Day is just around the corner so we put together some great gift ideas for the man of the hour! From the Dad who is a music aficionado, but isn’t quite up to date with technology to the dad who is fanatic about all things sports, we have some great gift ideas to remind dad how special he is.…

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June 12, 2013

Summer Circus Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Summer is getting into full swing in NYC and this Summer Circus Soiree is perfect for a sunny day. Mariana from Peace of Cake styled this party for a little boy’s first birthday party. Mariana took inspiration for the party from the little boy’s favorite toy which was a rattle shaped like an elephant on a ball. We love the color palette and how the desserts pop against the white display. Sweet treats included a…

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June 11, 2013

All American Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

One of the things that we love about doing this blog is that we get to see your special events every year. This is our third year featuring this little boy’s birthday and we love seeing him grow. The party was styled by Houston photographer Lucie from The Girls for her son’s 3rd birthday. His birthday fell on Memorial Day weekend this year so she created a patriotic picnic party in their backyard. Guests dined…

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June 10, 2013

Moroccan Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

Welcome to Monday. We hope you guys had a great weekend. We are starting this week off with this pretty party from Natalie at Events by Nat in Australia. Natalie styled this party for the Confetti Fair in Sydney, Australia. She was inspired to do a Moroccan theme and chose a fuchsia, blue and gold palette to bring her concept to life. A handmade canopy hung over the dessert table to add to the Moroccan…

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June 07, 2013

Happy National Donut Day 2013

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of National Donut Day. Last year on this day we were eating at Glazed & Infused in Chicago while we were in town for our book tour. Today, we are heading down to the Doughnuttery in the Chelsea Market to sample some of their amazing fare. With flavors like Paris Time and Urban Monkey, we know we are in for a treat. Click here to find out how this day…