Archive for Tag: Christmas

December 20, 2011

Snowflake Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Winter Wonderland submission is from Kate from Kiss Me Kate in Australia. She just moved into a new home and threw a housewarming party. We love the stark contrast of the blue backdrop against the white desserts and vessels. Snowflakes adorned the backdrop and the cupcakes giving the table a wintery feel. Sweet treats included macarons, cupcakes and sugar cookies. Scroll down below to see the vendor credits. To see some more wintery submissions,…
December 19, 2011

Amy’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist

To get into the holiday spirit, my team and I thought it would be fun to put together fun holiday “wish” lists.  These aren’t gift guides and some items may be pricey, but hey, they are just “wish” lists.  We can dream a little, right?  When I saw the wish list from each of my team members, I realized how much of everyone’s personality was in their wish list. I thought I would share them…
December 19, 2011

Merry Monday: Sophie’s Choice

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This holiday submissions was sent to us by Kirsten from K & Co. She created this party for her daughter, Sophie’s birthday (which happens to coincided with the holidays). That cake was such a creative use of candy. Kirsten created the cake using Kit Kat bars and M&M’s and then kept it all together with a festive red ribbon. Sweet activities included letter writing to Santa, making gingerbread men puzzles, and creating Christmas trees using…
December 19, 2011

Merry Monday: White Elephant

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This party was sent to us by Renee from Bees Knees Creative. She created this table for a last minute holiday party. She decided on a “White Elephant gift exchange” theme, inspired by her latest holiday printable designs. In case you don’t know what a white elephant gift exchange is, click here. The color palette is festive and bright. Sweet treats included sugar cookies, cake pops, cupcakes and mini donuts that mimicked the design and…
December 19, 2011

Merry Monday: Fireplace Fun

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Merry Monday everyone.  We have lots of great holiday inspiration for you today. To start us off, this holiday dessert scenery was sent to us by Aaliyah of The Sweetest Affair.  Aaliyah created an interior with a mock up of mantle filled with candy. The chair is decorated with a Jelly Bean pillow and the fireplace is constructed of Cherry Cheesecake lollipop flowers and mini chocolate bars. This is incredibly creative! Under the fireplace sits…
December 12, 2011

Merry Monday: Santa’s Kitchen

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Who would have thought that Santa had a rustic side to him?  Apparently, Karen Ayars did.  She sent us this incredibly cute table that she styled for a “Christmas Baking Party” for her daughter and three of her daughter’s friends. The party was in their family cabin and she used items in her kitchen to decorate the table. The purpose of the party was for the kids to make some Christmas goodies for Good ‘Ol…
December 12, 2011

Merry Monday: Respectfully Red

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This feature was submitted to us by Linda at Harper Event Design in Australia. She created a wintery wonderland for her daughter’s first Christmas using the traditional red, but she decided to skip the green. Instead, she opted for white to give the party a fresher vibe. We love the cupcakes from Kiss My Cakes. The design on the little elf cupcake and Santa are incredibly cute. Other sweet treats included sugar cookies, candy apples…
December 12, 2011

Merry Monday: Santa’s Milk and Cookies Workshop

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
There is a reason why Santa is jolly this time of year. Everyone leaves him milk & cookies. Who wouldn’t be happy with that? We received this submission from Debbie at Wants and Wishes. She created a fun Santa’s Workshop filled with sweets, along with her own printable collection which includes “Santa’s Taste Testers” and “Milk’s Favorite Cookie” signs. Sweet treats included cupcakes, chimney squares, lump of coal cake pops and cupcakes. Of course, nothing…
December 12, 2011

Merry Monday: Storybook Christmas

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Merry Monday everyone.  We are full of holiday inspiration today. Every year, when The Nutcracker comes to NYC, we know the holiday season has arrived. We received this beautiful photo shoot from Xiomora at A Styled Fete, which was inspired by that classic story, as well as holiday stories like The Night Before Christmas and Twelve Days of Christmas. We LOVE how Xiomora creatively tied in storybook quotes into the dessert spread, like the …
December 05, 2011

Delftware Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This lovely holiday winter wonderland was sent to us by Leoni from Just Call Me Martha in Australia. She collaborated with Louisa & Melissa from Little Big Company as well as Lillian from LIlly Chic Events and styled a luncheon for a little boy named Hugo who was celebrating his first Christmas. The Christmas lunch was inspired by Delftware from the Netherlands, the birthplace of Hugo’s mom. The luncheon was very intimate and personal and…
December 05, 2011

Merry Monday: “Haute” Chocolate Bar

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Nothing warms up our insides during the holidays more than a cup of steaming hot chocolate (okay..except for maybe a hug from our kids). This “Haute” chocolate table was sent to us by Paula at Frog Prince Paperie to showcase her holiday printables collection. We love how the red pops against the pale blue and white palette. Hot Chocolate on a stick by The Ticket Kitchen was the star of the bar. The hot chocolate…
December 05, 2011

Merry Monday: Turquoise and Metallic Table

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This time of year makes us happy on many levels. New York City is beautiful with all of the holiday decorations and we always spend so much time with our families. We also love this time of year because we get such beautiful holiday submissions. This turquoise and metallic stunner came from the ladies over at Mon Tresor in Australia. Suzanne styled this table for a pre-Christmas get together for her family before the Christmas…
November 28, 2011

Merry Monday: Santa’s Study Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This morning we started our holiday inspiration with this post. We are back with a festive feature from Alanna at White Room Events. If Santa has a workspace, what do you think it looks like?  Alanna created this amazing “Santa’s Study” dessert table, and we bet his study would be a lot like this. Her concept was to create a stylish workspace for Santa to answer his letters, organize his Elves and relax with some…
November 28, 2011

Merry Monday Holiday Inspiration

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the big apple. We have already received so many fantastic holiday submissions and we can’t wait to share them all with you. This submission was sent to us by Simone at Invite Me in Australia. Her company just launched a range of printables and she created this party as a way to show them off to her friends. We love the red and ice blue palette.…
January 05, 2011

Feeling Frosty! Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We had a glimpse of summer with our Monday post..and today, even though it is cold outside, this table warmed our hearts.  We had to share this table that was submitted to us by Stephanie from Spaceships and Laser Beams. Stephanie created this table to put on their Etsy website to sell their cute DIY Printable Party Supplies.  I am loving the use of yarn like the yarn “craspedia,” the yarn topiary towers, and the…
December 24, 2010

Behind the Scenes at The Today Show

View my entertaining tips on The Today Show segment here!We have a special treat for you today.  We stopped by The Today Show this morning for a live segment for their 9am hour.  I was on air to share with anchor Tamron Hall {and lots of viewers} how to create sweets tables for both Christmas and New Year’s.  Click above to see both the behind-the-scenes vlog and the actual segment.  Scroll down to get…
December 21, 2010

Gingerbread House Cookie Pops + Winner of Williams Sonoma Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Kids, Recipes
Is there anything that The Decorated Cookie makes that we don’t love?  Check out these adorable mini gingerbread pops and the how-to here.  They look so fun for holiday entertaining or holiday gifts! PS – Congratulations to Kerissa who won the Williams Sonoma gingerbread cake pan giveaway from yesterday’s post. Happy Holidays!…
December 21, 2010

Holiday Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
How sweet is this white winter wonderland guest dessert feature created by Becca and Tammy of Ruby Ju?  I love all the snow-like billowy white desserts like the meringue, white truffles, and white chocolate Christmas trees.  Becca and Tammy created nice focal points with the stacked Rosanna vessels, the cookie tree centerpiece, and the hanging candy-filled ornaments.  Really pretty job, ladies!…
December 20, 2010

Santa Guest Dessert Feature + Williams-Sonoma Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids, Swag
Jenny and Peggy of The Sweet Parlour sent over this fun and festive Christmas guest dessert feature with lots of inspiration for the upcoming holiday.  With just five days until Christmas, there are lots of fun baking ideas on this table to give you inspiration to jump into the kitchen. I think the upside Santa cupcakes are so cute!  I also love the peppermint lollipop cookiepops, mini-brownie wrapped presents, striped cakepops, and candy cane milk.  …
December 17, 2010

Christmas Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are loving this Christmas guest dessert feature from Christina Nease of Celebrations at Home.  Christina created a fun, kid-friendly sweets table that would make any kid or adult feel like a kid in a candy store.  The milk doughnut snowman were inspired by this article from Better Homes and Gardens.  We’re totally smitten with them.  We also love the candy Christmas tree topiaries, the ice cream cone trees at the place settings, and the…