Archive for Tag: Children’s Books

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!…
July 09, 2013

Very Hungry Caterpillar Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Happy National Sugar Cookie Day!  We have had some really creative sugar cookie inspiration like this one and this one. This party that was styled by Jacki from Blissfully Sweet in Australia is providing the inspiration today. Jacki styled this party for a client’s son. For the backdrop, Jacki chose white washed paneled wood that she created herself. Sweet treats on the dessert table included fruit sugar cookies, cupcakes topped with fondant caterpillar and food…
May 08, 2013

Cat In The Hat Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Dr. Seuss Cat In The Hat party was styled by Flavia from Flavia Almeida Photography in Brazil for her kids’ 2nd and 3rd birthday parties. How fantastic are those cakes?!  We also love the hat centerpieces on the tables and the Thing 1 and Thing 2 goody bags. Sweet treats on the dessert table included Thing 2 cupcakes and macarons, chocolate lollipops and the two hat cakes by Acucareiro.  We call this…Fun-In-A-Party!  Great job!  …
March 29, 2013

Bright and Cheery Easter Guest Featured Submission

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This bright and cheery party styled by Kenna from Miss Party Mom Event Planning was inspired by “The Golden Egg Book” by Margaret Wise. We love the jewel toned palette. For the front of the table, Kenna created a banner with pages from the book. Paper doilies were used to create the scalloped edge on the awning. Sweet treats on the dessert table included garden carrot push pops (brownies with sugar filled carrots), tulip cake…
March 15, 2013

Curious George Circus Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
How fun is this “Curious George goes to the Circus” party that Belinda from Styled by Belle in Australia styled for a little boy’s fifth birthday?  We think any kid would flip over it. Using vibrant colors, Belinda brought the circus to life. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a  4-tiered circus cake with Curious George on the top of the circus ball, man with yellow hat cupcakes, circus stool sugar cookies, monkey cake…
February 01, 2013

Hungry Caterpillar Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We have seen many installations of Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar hit our inbox and and we have featured a couple, but we don’t seem to ever tire of them. This party was styled by Effi and Anna from Le Petit Party in Australia for a birthday party. This party started with a colorful edible invitation. Each grass-lined boxed invitation included a selection of marzipan fruits, a cherry pie, a lollipop and a marshmallow ice…
November 09, 2012

Very Hungry Caterpillar Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Do you all remember Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar?  I must have read this book to my boys at least 500 times when they were little. For those not familiar, it is about a caterpillar who eats its way through food in all different shapes and colors until it eventually emerges into a brightly colored butterfly. We love how Helen from Kiss My Cakes brought the story to life with this dessert table for…
August 20, 2012

Princess And The Pea Bed Tutorial

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Recipes
On Tuesday, we featured this Princess And The Pea inspired dessert table from Jen at Jen Rayner Photography. The cake was a huge hit so we are back today with a step-by-step recipe/tutorial of the cake from Jen.INGREDIENTS: For the Cookie Headboard and Footboard:500g softened butter 1.5 cups superfine sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 eggs 4.5 cups flour, sifted box of candy (color preference optional)For the Cake:2 boxes of Betty…
July 19, 2012

Alice in Wonderland Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Kate from Kiss Me Kate in Australia sent us this Alice in Wonderland themed party that she styled for her daughter. Kate added soft, feminine hues to the traditional Alice in Wonderland mad hatter tea party sensibility. Sweet treats on the dessert table included meringue toadstools, marshmallow tea cups, cake pops, cupcakes, personalized chocolate bars, tea cup cookies, macarons and jam tarts and mini fondant toadstools.We love how Kate created a vessel using a sugar…
June 12, 2012

Brown Bear Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
The other day, we featured this Very Hungry Caterpillar party inspired by the work of Eric Carle. Today, we’re featuring another party inspired by his Brown Bear book. For anyone with a small child, this featured submission will put a smile on your face. The “Brown Bear” and “Polar Bear” books were staples in my house when my boys were young. They loved the illustrations and the bright colors. Courtney Portner brought the book to…
June 01, 2012

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are in Chicago today on the Sweet Designs book tour with Williams Sonoma tour and we were so happy to meet Kelly of the Well Heeled Hostess at the event. Kelly sent us this adorable Very Hungry Caterpillar party that will be featured in her Party Dress Magazine next week. Kelly styled this party for a client’s party inspired by Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” book. Her goal was to focus on the…
May 29, 2012

Seussical Soiree Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Dr. Seuss party was sent to us by Catherine from Serendipity Soiree. Her daughter’s 1st grade class studied Theodor Seuss Geisel for their author studies and honored what would have been his 108th birthday by filming a production of Cat in the Hat. Catherine created a Seussical soiree for the production. She brought the book to life with illustrated signage and illustrations for the backdrop. We love the illustrated cake and red velvet cookies.…
March 26, 2012

Chocolate Factory Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This super sweet Willy Wonka themed party was sent to us by Simone of Invite me. in Australia. Her daughter just finished reading Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and wanted it to be the theme of her party. Using inspiration from both of the movies, Simone re-created her own version of the chocolate factory. Sweet treats on the dessert table included whipple scrumptious fudgemallow delight cake pops, three-Course-Dinner gum & everlasting Gobstoppers (bubble gum balls),…
March 02, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Part II

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Kelly of Paper Stories sent in this whimsical, kid-appropriate Dr. Seuss-inspired dessert bar so I could share it with you. I recently wrote on Stroller Traffic about creating a book-themed party for kids and this is a perfect example of a book-themed party.  In our home, we read Dr. Seuss books all the time and “Green Eggs and Ham” is a staple in the bedtime routine so I really enjoyed seeing this table.  Kelly labeled…
March 02, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Today would have been the 108th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel p/k/a Dr. Seuss. In his honor, we are reposting a couple of Dr. Seuss themed parties that we featured last year.  I will not eat green eggs and ham! When we saw this submission, we were jumping for joy. ‘Cause this party is great for a girl or a boy. We received it from Alison, a cake maker down under. She styled the…
February 15, 2012

Where The Wild Things Are Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
The book “Where the Wild Things Are” was one of my favorite stories growing up, and now it is one of those classics that I read to my own boys. I still love looking at Maurice Sendak’s illustrations, so I was very excited when I saw this party inspired by the classic book from Nikki.  Nikki created this party for her son’s birthday and she did a great job capturing the wild forest. We love…
February 06, 2012

Snow White Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We received this Snow White inspired party from Susana and Clara at Dulce Sobremesa. We first met the Dulce Sobremesa ladies when they sent us this Amy Atlas Moment back in July. This Snow White table was for a little girl’s third birthday. Instead of using the classic red, blue and yellow colors, they used a light coral and aquamarine color palette with sunglow yellow and beige to make it softer. We love the banner…
January 17, 2012

Little Red Riding Hood Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Little Red Riding Hood shoot was sent to us by Thetis from Little Sooti Events. To give it an authentic look, Thetis did the shoot in the woodsy mountains giving it that eerie feel that Red had while walking to grandmas. She styled the dessert table with the colors red, pink and green. Sweet treats included cake, sugar cookies, cupcakes, cake in a jar, brownies and macarons all baked by One Sweet Girl
January 10, 2012

Little Engine That Could Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Stefanie from The Petite Soiree sent us this party that she created for her son’s birthday. Since he’s at the age where he often says “I can’t” and since he loves trains, Stefanie threw him a “Little Engine That Could” party. The chocolate coal, train sugar cookies, train cake pops, railroad gum, and that great train cake paid homage to the book. Suitcases were used to add a little height to the table. I bet…