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Apr 23, 2012

Under The Sea Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
What do you do for a kid who loves water and rainbow fish? You create a Little Fish party of course. This submission came to us from Cris over at Crissy’s Crafts. She created this party for her son’s 3rd  birthday party. We love the ocean cupcake liners from Amanda’s Party To Go and the cupcake toppers from Edible Details. Fish food for the guests included whale crackers, fish sandwiches, fin-tastic veggies, and fish…
Dec 01, 2011

Under the Sea Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
How cute are the starfish cookies in this next post? Alex from Avie & Lulu sent us this featured submission that her partner, Sophie, created for a little girl’s 3rd birthday. The table was inspired by the girl’s love for mermaids. The peach and sea foam green color palette on the invitation set the mood for the entire party. Oversized seashells were painted and used on the table to showcase some of the desserts. Sweet…
Sep 13, 2012

Under The Blue Sea Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We always talk about finding inspiration from difference places. Natasha from Nevie-Pie Cake styled this party for her daughter’s 6th birthday and found her inspiration from a panel of Ralph Lauren fabric. She incorporated the blue and white color scheme and line drawing to the cake elements. How fun are those sugar “oyster” cookies? Other sweet treats on the dessert table included vanilla cotton candy, cupcakes with line drawing fondant toppers, meringue, gingerbread dipped pearl…
Apr 01, 2013

Fish In The Sea Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This under the sea party was styled by Sasha, one of our readers in Atlanta, for her son’s birthday party. We love the custom backdrop that Sasha created to mimic life in the sea. We also love how Sasha put candy in fish bowls. Other sweet treats on the dessert table included fishbowl cake pops, whale cupcakes and cookies,vanilla buttercream cake, orange slices, and jello cups with gummy sharks. Great job! Scroll down for the…
Apr 22, 2013

Mermaid Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Zehra from Boutique Event Styling in Australia styled this pretty mint and peach sea party for her daughter’s birthday. This party is filled with creative details. We’re loving the aqua lucite chairs, hanging fishbowls and fishnets, and the ethereal feel of the party. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a mermaid ruffled fondant cake with brown sugar sand, macarons shaped as oysters, starfish sugar cookies, jelly pot jars, seashell cupcakes and cakepops. Guests took…
May 23, 2012

Beachy Keen Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This beach party from Cris of Crissy’s Crafts is perfect for any beach lover. Cris styled this party for her husband’s birthday party. She shopped at home and used props from her living room to decorate the table. Free printable beach bag tags found on The House of Smiths were used as food tent cards, cupcake toppers and favors. Sweet and salty treats were combined on one table. For the sweet treats, there was salt…
Jan 18, 2012

Mermaid Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This sweet mermaid table was sent to us by Debbie of Wants and Wishes. She created this party for her niece who has an obsession with mermaids at the moment. To capture the sea theme and make each guest feel as though they were a mermaid, Debbie cascaded seaweed and blue beads from the ceiling with glitter filled seaweed and plants. A large starfish served as the focal point on the table. Sweet treats included…
Dec 10, 2013

Mermaid Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
It’s snowing in NYC so we’re headed across the globe to Australia where everyone is enjoying sunny skies and a warmer climate. This mermaid party is from Events by Nat in Sydney. Nat created this birthday party for her daughter Angel-Rose, who loves Ariel and Prince Eric. The party is so colorful and the treats are so pretty that it is bound to make you smile. We love the desserts and our favorite detail are…
Nov 21, 2013

Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Ice Cream

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
We cannot believe how Thanksgiving {our favorite holiday!} just crept up on us this year! If you are looking for a little  inspiration, feel free to look here. In the meantime, our dear friend Aran of Cannelle-Vanille is here today to share her roasted pumpkin ice cream recipe. Who says ice cream is just for the warmer months? This lovely recipe is from Aran’s book, Small Plates & Sweet Treats.We’ve talked about Aran here, but…
Nov 14, 2013

Mermaid Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Kenna of Miss Party Mom designed this dessert table for a very lucky mermaid-loving girl’s birthday. With all the sparkles and glitter, this is like a little girl’s dream! We love the pink, purple and aqua palette, the fish scale mermaid cake, and the shell and mermaid cake pops! Other sweets on the dessert table included salt water taffy, underwater pearl gum balls, and macarons. The birthday girl’s mom, a photographer, set up a little…
Oct 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…
Aug 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…
Jul 25, 2013

How to Throw a Glam Golf Get Together

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
The royal baby was not the only news out of England making headlines this week. With all of the excitement surrounding the British Open last week (YAY Phil Mickelson!) our minds were drifting to beautiful fairways and preppy attire. We were inspired by the lush greens and blue water of the course to come up with a Glam Golf Party. We love bringing in elements from the theme, but doing it in an understated way.…
Feb 15, 2013

Academy Award Cocktail Bar – Oscar Movie Mixology

We’re back with Part II of our Oscar 2013 Party glam posts. If you missed part I, be sure to click here for our Red Carpet Guessing Game. On to the drinks. Whenever I’m throwing a party, I always greet my guests with a drink. You can have a lot of fun “dressing” up your drinks for the Oscars. A simple gold gift wrap paper “cuff” glammed up the plain glasses above, while movie tickets…
Feb 07, 2013

A Package of Valentine’s Day Goodies {Meringue Kisses Recipe, Win a Copy Sweet Designs, Valentine’s Day Check-List and Free Printable}

Valentine’s Day is next Thursday and we thought we’d share a little love. We have lots of fun Valentine’s Day sweet ideas for the blog today.  First up….Hyperion has offered a copy of my book, Sweet Designs, to 10 lucky winners. The book is filled with 175 sweet recipes and crafty ideas to make throughout the year and there are plenty ideas for Valentine’s Day!  You can get a peek at the book…
Sep 26, 2012

Sweet Origins: Bundt, I Love You!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Sweet Origins
1) Zebra Bundt Cake 2) Root Beer Chocolate Bundt Cake 3) Banana Bundt Cake 4) Pear, Hazelnut and Brown Butter Mini Bundt Cakes 5) Mini Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake Whether in its original size, a mini version, or painted with chocolate stripes like the Zebra cake above, the cake with folds on the side and a volcano-like hole in the middle known as the Bundt cake is making a BIG comeback! The Bundt cake was…
Sep 13, 2012

Behind the Scenes: iCream Cafe Chicago

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
While we were in Chicago for the book tour, we decided to do a little “research” and made our way to iCream in the Wicker Park section of the city. What started as a business idea for owner Cara Shaw’s MBA presentation was taken to a new level after seeing an Alton Brown liquid nitrogen special on ice cream on The Food Network. iCream uses liquid nitrogen to whip up ice cream in just a…
Jun 18, 2012

Great Finds: The TomKat Studio Shop (& Giveaway)

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
One of the things I love to do during the summer is have picnics with my boys in Central Park. We gather our blankets, balls, and lots of oozy, summery stone fruits and pick a spot under one of our favorite trees in the park. Since we’re in picnic season, we thought we’d give you a reason to ooze right into this manic Monday with a fantastic summer giveaway.  Our good friend, Kim from The…
May 11, 2012

Pattern Study: Beautifully Bamboo

  1. bracelet 2. china 3. flatware 4. napkins 5. butler tray 6. cake 7. chair 8. chaise card holder Today we are studying Bamboo from our design board. Bamboo is the Chinese symbol for longevity and we can understand why. You can never tire of the designs above. We love the strength of bamboo and how it is perfectly translated into everything from furniture to jewelry. My favorite is that Banda Chaise. How…
Dec 15, 2011

Magical Mermaid Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
While we are freezing in NYC, our friends down under are enjoying the fruits of summer. This party was sent to us by Tanya at Life’s Little Celebrations in Australia. The party was inspired by the coral and blue Magical Mermaid printables that she found by Ham & Pea. The flowy, ocean inspired ruffled tablecloth and the seaweed inspired backdrop brought this table to life. The coral starfish on top of the cupcakes were the…