Archive for Tag: Picnic

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July 29, 2013

Pastel Picnic Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We hope you guys had a great weekend. We’re loving this pastel picnic table styled by Lindsey of Unforgettable Impressions. Lindsey recently finalized an adoption and she created this party for the “Gotcha Day” celebration. We love how Lindsey had a celebration and we also are smitten with the pastel palette. Sweet treats on the dessert table included homemade cookies, pastel pretzels, macarons, rice crispy treats, ice cream shaped marshmallow cones, rock candy, and salt…
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April 30, 2013

Boys Will Be Boys Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
You know the old nursery rhyme “What Are Little Boys Made Of”?  We are feeling like this table personifies that question. Sling shots, pirates, baseball, boy scouts, and little red wagons are all little things that put big smiles on lots of little boys. This party was styled by Jennifer from Honeycomb Events for her son’s birthday party using printables from her shop. The printables are great for a summer picnic. Sweet treats on the…
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March 11, 2013

Drink of the Month: Root & {Guinness} Beer Float from Butter & Scotch

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
A trend in the dessert world is mixing spirits and sweets. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Brooklyn based Butter & Scotch is sharing their recipe with us for a Root & Beer Float. How great does that sound? Owned by Keavy Blueher of Kumquat Cupcakery and Allison Kave of First Prize Pies, Butter & Scotch specializes in a wide range of boozy, and not-so-boozy desserts. You can find them every weekend at the Brooklyn…
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October 03, 2012

Down Under Dad’s Day Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Father’s day was celebrated on September 2nd in Australia this year and we received some great Father’s day inspiration from our friends down under. We love this party from Anastasia at Articulate Events in Perth. Anastasia, along with the help of Ezy Furnishing, created this party for all of the fathers at her church. She decided on a “Dude Food” spread for them and we love what she did.  Food on the table consisted of…
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September 05, 2012

Under The Apple Tree Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This sweet dessert table was sent to us by Cezary of Cezary Jakimik Photography. Cezary and Ma?gorzata from Cupcake Love styled this party for their daughters for a welcome Autumn party. We love the use of the bench as the dessert table. Sweet treats included apple pies, greek yogurt with apple muesli, apple cupcakes, pie pops, and those adorable apple cookies. Great job. Photography by  Cezary Jakimik Photography. …
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September 05, 2012

Farm Stand Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Farm Stand dessert table was sent to us by Jeannie from The Pastry Tip. We were recently on eastern Long Island and it seemed that every block had homemade farm stands filled with fresh fruit and vegetables. While many have visions of peach or blueberry pies when they see these stands, Jeannie’s vision was to create a sweets table filled with sugar cookies that looked like blueberries, strawberries, peaches, lemons, watermelon, as well as…
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July 12, 2012

Berry Harvest Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Summer…ahh summer. Even though I have lived in NYC my whole life, I am not a big fan of cold weather. This berry harvest party from Stacy from Scrumptious Swirls screams summer. The printables from Fresh Chick Design Studio and the great backdrop give the party a county fair vibe. For the vertical element, Stacy placed a store bought cake on top of a box from Red Envelope. This is a great DIY trick for…
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June 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…
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September 29, 2011

Around the Atlas: Philippines

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This Blue Ribbon Picnic came all the way from Manilla, Philippines. Yumi from Yummy Piece of Cake created this table for a little boy’s first birthday. Her company, up until now, has focused solely on cupcakes.This was her first foray into the dessert table world.  She wanted the table to scream picnic. She accomplished that with the use of the gingham pattern and red white and blue palette. Sweet treats inlcuded nutella cupcakes, blueberry layer…
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June 02, 2011

Picnic Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Spring is the perfect time in Manhattan to have a picnic.  It is not too hot yet and everything looks beautiful.  When we saw this featured submission from Nikki from Great Gatherings and Lauren from Lauren McKinsey, the AAE team and I wanted to head into Central Park and finish our day there.  The beautiful outdoor setting, the spring colors, it all feels so inviting. Nikki and Lauren met through the Sunshine State Dreamers into…
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August 03, 2010

DIY Lemonade Cookies

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates, Recipes
{I’m really excited to have Meaghan of The Decorated Cookie as a guest blogger today! Meaghan regularly shares her adorable cookie how-to’s on The Decorated Cookie and is the editor behind Edible Crafts. Since it is the first week of August, I asked Meaghan if she could share a summer-inspired cookie how-to. For those of you on the other side of the globe, bookmark this for when your summer is here!} I was thrilled by…
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July 27, 2010

DIY Project & Template from Twig & Thistle!

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates
I’m thrilled to have Kathleen of Twig and Thistle here today as my first guest blogger! Kathleen is a gifted crafter/designer and since I’m busy getting ready for some entertaining today, Kathleen is here with a great summer entertaining diy tutorial and template!  I’ll be back tomorrow with the most adorable guest dessert table and the winner of the Meri Meri/NY Cake Giveaway. Later in the week will be behind-the-scenes of some parties we’re working