Archive for: October, 2013

October 31, 2013

Mr. Men Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Isn’t this Mr. Men party by Ngocolat of The Dessert Parlour adorable? The party was inspired by Roger Hargreaves’ book series. We love the birthday boy’s Mr. Strong costume! Ngocolat used a palette filled with bright primary colors. The green grass runner and crisp white linen elevates the red, yellow and blue palette. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a fabulous Mr. Men cake made by family friend Ann, chocolate truffles by the birthday…
October 29, 2013

Green Halloween Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We’re continuing with the Halloween fun with this green and black haunted dessert table by Allison of Wild Rose Sweets and Styling. Since Halloween has origins in the lush green hills of Northern Ireland {see fun fact below}, it makes sense that Allison chose to do a green Halloween! We LOVE the shimmery painted haunted house fondant cake and the printables on the drinks. Other sweet treats on the dessert table included chocolate covered Oreos,…
October 28, 2013

Day of the Dead Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
The Day of the Dead {Dia de Los Meurtos} holiday is celebrated this week and we’re loving our reader Katherine Veitschegger’s colorful party for this holiday. The holiday is observed in Mexico and families and friends get together to remember and honor loved ones who have passed away. A common tradition is to have sugar skulls at a Dia de los Muertos celebration so Katherine incorporated a sugar skull cake, as well as sugar skull…
October 25, 2013

Halloween Candy Corn Bar

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Jessica of Party Pants sent over this fun Candy Corn party and we love it. When the little guests arrived, they changed into candy corn striped tutus and embellished their hair with adorable candy corn clips. They then headed over to a candy corn dessert table to fill their trick-or-treat bags. A candy corn cake was the Pièce de résistance and was flanked by apothecary jars with 10 types of candy corn! There were also…
October 23, 2013

Chilling Halloween Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Bird of Bird’s party sent us this creative Halloween chili buffet and there are so many great ideas! This is a great way to give your little ghouls a little protein before they go out trick or treat. A bubbling witch’s cauldron of hot chili was accompanied by witch’s finger bread sticks, gruesome guacamole served in adorable crafty Frankenstein cups, creepy crudités in Jack ‘O Lantern carved oranges, and homemade ghost and bat tortilla chips.…
October 22, 2013

Vlog #16: Decorating Halloween Cookies with Eleni’s

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds, Recipes, Videos
Scroll down for the video, behind-the-scenes pictures, Eleni’s recipe, and a special discount code for Halloween cookies! You are in for a treat today! We spent an afternoon at Eleni’s Cookies production studio in Long Island City where we learned some Halloween decorating tricks from the cookie master herself. Eleni needs no introduction {if you haven’t heard of her, stop what you’re doing now and look}. Her cookies have been the talk of the town…
October 21, 2013

Flamingo Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This sweet flamingo and pineapple party was for Suzanna of Mon Tresor’s little guy’s 6th birthday. They had a small family soiree, but she did not skimp on the details! We love the billowy buttercream puffs on the cake, the pretty cookies and macarons, and the custom packaging for the chocolate bars. Suzanna added pineapples and an oversized lei garland to add to the tropical feel. Scroll down for the vendor credits. Fun Fact: Did…
October 18, 2013

Race Car Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Hilary of The Sugar Studio sent over this race car party that she created for her client and we think it came in first place. Her clients adopted a beautiful boy and the race car theme originated from the parents race to the hospital when they were given the “green light” that Ayden was on his way! Guests were friends and family who had been on the adoption journey with the family.The pint sized party…
October 17, 2013

Unicorns & Rainbows Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We feel like we’re floating on pink and purple confections today with this ethereal Unicorn and Rainbow all the way from Peru. The party was styled by Nathalie from Angelina’s Dream Parties for her daughter’s 3rd birthday. Nathalie visited the US and left with a suitcase filled with candy and party supplies for the party! Sweet treats on the dessert table included chocolate and red velvet cake pops, fondant and buttercream covered cupcakes, cookies, macarons,…
October 16, 2013

Halloween Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Halloween is around the corner and we’re kicking off today with this spooky dessert table from Margarita of Party Inspirations. We love the color palette, spooky cobwebs on the wall, witch broomstick favor bags, and the ghost-wrapped drinks! Sweet treats on the dessert table included homemade cobweb wrapper cupcakes and Oreo cake pops, as well as blueberry cheesecake filled macarons from Its a Cake Thing. Spooktacular! …
October 15, 2013

Strawberry Market Stall Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We always get excited when we receive photos from Sharnel Dollar Designs. This year she participated in Confetti Fair, an expo designed for stylists and party lovers. Sharnel designed this fun Strawberry Market Stall, which was inspired by Loralee Lewis‘ berry paperie collection. How gorgeous are the details on the fondant strawberry cake? Coby at Taart made the cake, as well as the cupcakes, cookies, and berrymisu on the dessert table, while her mom made…
October 11, 2013

Vintage Circus Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are sending you off into the weekend with this pretty circus themed party from Germany. This party was styled by Bettina from Beautiful Occasions for a little boy’s 7th birthday. Bettina took the inspiration from other circus parties and added a vintage vibe. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a rainbow cake covered with fondant stars, glittery chocolate covered marshmallow sticks, chocolate covered Oreos, cupcakes, macarons, and an array of candy. Drinks were…
October 10, 2013

Angry Birds Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
The Angry Birds are back on the blog today with this party styled by Sara and Karen from Sara Baig Designs for a little boy’s birthday party. The party was inspired by the birthday boy’s love for the game and the bright color palette of the birds. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cake pops, cupcakes with fondant cake toppers, a cake with fondant Angry Birds and an array of candy. The kids created…
October 09, 2013

Floral Baking Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We have a fantastic post today to get you over the hump! Nikki from Tikkido styled this party for her daughter’s birthday. Nikki was inspired by one of her favorite childhood books called Mud Pies and Other Recipes by Marjorie Winslow. The ingredients in the recipes of the book are sticks, flower petals, and dirt and Nikki did an incredible job incorporating that into the party details. We love the floral bunting that she created…
October 08, 2013

Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
PRODUCT CREDITS: ROW 1:  Nail Polish | Lipstick | Eye Shadow | Sunglasses  ROW 2:  Bowls | Leather Pouf | Door Stop | Candle ROW 3: Chevron Paper Plate | Napkins | Cupcake Liner | Truffle  ROW 4:  Boots | Watch | Shirt | Earrings We have PINK on our minds this month. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is something very close to our hearts. Breast cancer is the second leading cause…
October 07, 2013

Mad Scientist Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
How fabulous is this Mad Scientist party from Alexis of Sugar Sweet Buffets? Since her son loves science, she pulled out beakers, test tubes, microscopes, and a science classroom blackboard backdrop for his 7th birthday. We love the lime green, charcoal and black color palette for this theme. Upon arrival, guests were given Doctor identification name tags and safety glasses to wear. Sweet treats on the dessert table included that fabulous science themed chocolate mud…
October 04, 2013

Beautiful Garden Baby Shower Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Sandra, Diana and Yasminne of 3’s A Party sent over this baby shower and we’re absolutely smitten. The garden party was styled for their very own Diana, who is having a baby. From the gorgeous garden seed invites to the beautiful china and hobnail vessels, this party is a stunner! Sweet treats on the dessert table included buttercream cakes, a naked cake, chocolate rose strawberry pops, cupcakes and macarons. There was also a onesie decorating…
October 03, 2013

How to Throw a Bridget Jones Book Club Soiree

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
Diary | Bunny Ear Serving Plate | Deer Decanter | Reindeer Munchies | Blue Twine | Blue Ribbon | Vodka | I Choose Vodka and Chaka Khan Napkins | Truffles There has been a lot of talk about Helen Fielding’s newest Bridget Jones book, which comes out next week. Most of it is about the shocking news about Mark Darcy. How could she do that to beloved Mark Darcy?! This will take some time to…
October 02, 2013

Ribbons and Lace Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Bethany from Auntie Bea’s Bakery sent us this pretty dessert table that she styled for a bride and groom in Coloma, CA. The bride loves lace so Bethany incorporated lace into the ribbons and trimmings around vases. The desserts that Bethany made were simply beautiful. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a buttercream cake, mini cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, macarons, and s’mores pops. Scroll down for the vendor credits. Fun Fact: Did you know…
October 01, 2013

Green Sheep Storybook Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We’re loving this “Where is the Green Sheep” birthday party sent to us by Li-Ann from Ham & Pea. The party was for Li-Ann’s client’s twins and the theme was chosen because Where Is the Green Sheep?  is their favorite story. Li-Ann designed the invitations based around the original book illustrations and also styled the dessert table. How fabulous is that cake? Can you believe the fondant details? The cookies are also terrific. Great job!…