Archive for: August, 2013

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August 30, 2013

Italian Vespa Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

As I’ve mentioned before, my beloved late father loved riding his vespa and I always get excited when I see a vespa. When Anne of UR Invited sent us this Italian Vespa party, I almost fell off my seat. Not only did it remind me of dad, but it also transported our team right into the alps and Venetian canals of Italy. Anne told us that the birthday lady was choosing whether to have a…

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August 29, 2013

Fall Trend: 50 Shades of Grey Entertaining

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds

Grey is a BIG trend for fall fashion. Since we’re fans of translating fashion and home design to entertaining, we rounded up 50 shades of grey entertaining ideas for you. Grey is a wonderful neutral color that can accent autumn jewel tones. It’s not easy finding so many grey products, but we think this will get you going for the fall.
Are you into the grey trend?
Fun Fact:… The human eye can distinguish about

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August 28, 2013

Superhero Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We were stoked to see this superhero party from our reader Amra Valentincic of Australia. Amra created this fabulous party for her twin boys 7th birthday party. Amra combined five superheroes, two which were comic style superheroes and three which were modern age superheroes such as The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel. Amra displayed cupcakes and cookies in separate superhero categories. We love the backdrop, the signage, and that SUPER cake! Scroll down…

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August 27, 2013

Cabana Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Cabana and flamingo parties are very on trend lately and this one from Jennifer of Hello Love Designs really made a splash! Jennifer styled the party for her niece’s birthday party. It was a family affair, as Jennifer’s husband made the cake, while the birthday girl herself made the jello pool jars. Guests were invited to dive into the cabana candy bar station and adorable bathing suit and flip flop cookies. We love the cabana…

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August 26, 2013

Blackberry Iced Tea Pops {Recipe}

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes

Photograph by Leigh Beisch.…
We were just in Montreal and had the most delicious blackberries every morning. They were plump, juicy and sweet, just as they should be in August. Since we’re trying to hold on to the last days of summer now that we’re back in NYC, we’re sharing this delicious Blackberry–Iced Tea Pop recipe from Charity Ferriera’s Perfect Pops. This refreshing ice pop combines fresh fruit and iced tea. You can even add

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August 23, 2013

End of Summer Fresh Sweet Corn Custard Recipe

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes

Reprinted with permission by publisher Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, LLC…. The Craft of Baking copyright 2009 by Karen DeMasco. Photographs copyright 2009 by Ellen Silverman.
Every August, my family heads over to the farmer’s market to find the most delicious sweet corn the farmers have to offer. As delicious as the corn is {you won’t even need butter}, it is a bittersweet reminder that our carefree summer is coming to an

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August 22, 2013

Geared Up for 40 Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

This has been the summer of bike riding for the Atlas clan so when this party came in, it made us smile. Larissa from Sweet On Parties styled this party for her cycling enthusiast husband’s 40th birthday. Larissa created a backdrop for the dessert table constructed out of bike parts to form the number 40 {so creative} and then continued the theme by incorporating bike parts in the desserts as well. A blackboard trestle table…

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August 21, 2013

Superhero Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Superhero parties are always fun for kids and we love the theme because really..all of our kids are superheroes, right? This party was styled by Renee from Lola & Company Party Styling for her son’s 4th birthday party. We love Renee’s modern take on the theme with the purple, blue and green color palette. As guests arrived, they received their superhero bag with a personalized cape and mask. Sweet treats on the dessert table included…

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August 20, 2013

Great Finds: Tray Chic

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

Product credits:  1. Bone Inlay Tray  2. Splash Tray  3. Round Brass Tray  4. Color Dots  5. Marbled Tray 6. Neon Tray 17. Kaleido Trays 8. White & Orange Lacquered Tray
August is a great month for entertaining. For me, it is the last chance for casual outdoor get togethers and impromptu barbecues before the rush of the school year and holidays. I love using well designed trays for both personal parties and our dessert…

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August 16, 2013

Sugar Rush Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We are loving this fun Sugar Rush party styled by Jessica of Oh So Printable for her daughter’s birthday. Jessica’s vision for this party was to capture the elements of the Sugar Rush Speedway, the Kart Bakery, and the candy characters found in the film. Guests were greeted an apron, chef’s hat, and a cookie place card named after each Sugar Rush racer. Lil guests made their own race cars out of graham crackers, royal…

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August 15, 2013

Alice in Wonderland Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This incredible Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter tea party was styled by Zehra from Couture Event Styling in Australia for a little girl’s 7th birthday. Seriously, there are SO many fabulous details here. We love how Zehra brought the chaos of Wonderland into the decor of the party. Sweet treats were displayed in the middle of a table surrounded by all of the Wonderland guests. Desserts included cake pops, tea cup shaped macarons {brilliant}, White…

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August 14, 2013

Game. Set. Party.

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

For many people, the end of summer is defined by Labor Day. We always know the end of summer is approaching when The US Open begins. The US Open is one of our favorite events and we’re really excited we’re attending this year. Each year the best of the best in Tennis come to Flushing Meadows and compete for tennis dominance. We have seen some pretty incredible matches over the years; Sampras vs. Agassi, Williams…

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August 13, 2013

Party Like a Rockstar Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We are going to “Party Like a Rock Star’ with this fun party that was styled by Justine of Sensationally Sweet Events for her son’s birthday. The dark colors and graffiti gave the table an edgy vibe while still maintaining very youthful. Notice how that graffiti backdrop kicks up the dessert table to the next level. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a cake with a white painted microphone, equalizer cookies, layered jelly and…

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August 12, 2013

Butterfly Garden Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This pretty butterfly party was styled by Margit from dot & dash parties. The table was inspired by a quote from “The Butterfly” by Hans Christian Andersen and the simple white butterflies that she sees all summer long. We love the wreath that Margit hung above the dessert table. Sweet treats included a butterfly adorned cake, daisy cookie wands,  peanut butter and jelly tea sandwiches, flower candies, marshmallows, cupcakes, caramel corn and lemonade. The little…

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August 09, 2013

Sweet Shoppe Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We shared this adorable Madeline party yesterday from Kirstin at Kojo Designs. Today we’re back with the sweet shoppe that she styled for dessert. Isn’t it amazing how a rainbow of colors and cute printables can simply brighten your mood? The yellow striped awning is also very cheery. The sweet shoppe had macarons, marshmallow twists, gumballs, and candy in every color of the rainbow. What a sweet way to end the week! Scroll down for…

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August 08, 2013

Madeline Parisian Birthday Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We love the story Madeline and this Madeline party by Kirstin at Kojo Designs is fantastique! The party was for Kirstin’s daughter’s birthday party. How sweet is her daughter dressed as Madeline? Scroll down to the bottom to see. We adore the cleverly designed favor display which mimicked Madeline’s dress. Other great details are the signage, french postcards on an oversized framed backdrop, and mini paper Madelines and Eiffel Towers on globes by a Madeline…

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August 07, 2013

Entertaining Ideas for an A+ Back to School Bash

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

We can’t believe how quickly this summer is flying by. While we still have a few weeks left of summer vacation in NYC, a lot of kids are headed back to school next week. Here are some fun ways for you to get an A+ for your back to school party. We are loving the pencil shoes for a fun fashion statement!
Fun Fact:… Each year, my mom would take my brother and me to

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August 06, 2013

Mehndi Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

This Mehndi party was styled by Adria Ruff from Anders Ruff for a champagne party the night before her best friend’s wedding. The groom was from India so Adria paid homage to his heritage with henna hand cookies, elephants and a bright pink and orange palette. She also added a modern twist by adding ikat, mandala, and geometric patterns with fabric, her custom signage, and the artwork on the desserts. Sweet treats on the dessert…

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August 05, 2013

Classic Rock Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

We are huge music lovers so this classic rock party styled by Ivana and Michal from Petit Gateau is right up our alley. They created this for a group of ladies who were celebrating the big 5-0. The party theme was focused on rock ‘n roll bands from the 60′s, which is when the birthday ladies were born. Record artwork from Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and The Beatles were used for a backdrop…

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August 02, 2013

Barnyard Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We’re headed to a barn today with this fun birthday party from Maria of Invento Festa in Brazil. We love the perwinkle and orange color palette, which is offset by the striking iconic black and white cow print. Cacti, hay bales, egg crates, and bandanas played a prominent role in the design. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cow print apples with bells {love!}, farm animal cupcakes, chick cakepops, a barnyard bandana cake, “moo”…