Archive for Tag: Tea Party

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September 05, 2013

Let Us Eat Cake Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This pretty party was styled by Keely from The Sugar Studio for a client’s bridal shower. The shower took place in the bride’s childhood home. Inspiration came from the classic beauty of a cameo, a Ladurée Paris inspired color palate, and the film set of Marie Antoinette. Sweet treats on the dessert table included ruffled cakes, piped rose meringues, beautiful cameo cookies and cupcakes, and macarons. Guests drank tea from family heirloom teacups and toasted…
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August 12, 2013

Butterfly Garden Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This pretty butterfly party was styled by Margit from dot & dash parties. The table was inspired by a quote from “The Butterfly” by Hans Christian Andersen and the simple white butterflies that she sees all summer long. We love the wreath that Margit hung above the dessert table. Sweet treats included a butterfly adorned cake, daisy cookie wands,  peanut butter and jelly tea sandwiches, flower candies, marshmallows, cupcakes, caramel corn and lemonade. The little…
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April 18, 2013

Pretty in Pink Party Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are swooning over this party that was styled by one of our readers, Michelle. We featured the fantastic Little Rascals party that she styled for her son’s birthday a few months ago and today she is back with a fancy dinner party for her daughter’s 8th birthday. Michelle’s family rolled up their sleeves and got their craft on. A giant gold monogram was created out of a leftover plasma television cardboard box, yard sale…
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January 05, 2013

Tips for Throwing a Downton Abbey Premiere Party {+ Today Show and E! News Videos}

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds, Videos
Who here was able to get their Downton Abbey fix last night with the season 3 premiere?  We sure did!  The Today Show, E! News and the Daily News stopped by this week to talk Downton Abbey with us.  If you are just getting into the series and want to throw a party Downton Abbey style, be sure to click on the Today Show segment and E! News segments below, and scroll down to see…
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January 04, 2013

Tea Party Must Haves for a Downton Abbey Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
one: candelabra two: tea spoons three: two tiered serving platter four: napkins five: tea pot and cups six: scone pan seven: tea eight doilies nine: gift tags ten: silver beaded cake stand We shared our Downton Abbey obsession yesterday when we posted this Lady Mary cocktail. We’re back now with some must haves for a Downton Abbey premiere party.  Come back later tonight to see our complete menu and entertaining ideas/tips for throwing a Downton…
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January 03, 2013

Throw a Downton Abbey Gala…Grantham Style: The “Lady Mary”

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Recipes
The Season 3 premiere of Downton Abbey is this Saturday and we can’t wait. We did a segment for E! News last week and we had to do some “research” for the segment. We created this fun cocktail called the Lady Mary, which would be perfect for a Downton Abbey viewing party.  We substituted Vodka for Gin in the Traditional Bloody Mary.  The Gin has a little kick to it, just like the character Lady…
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December 06, 2012

Darling Doily Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This pretty tea party was styled by Kate of Kiss Me Kate for a client’s daughter’s birthday party. Kate found doilies from second hand shops and hand dyed them in pastel colors. The details on the doilies were subtly brought into the dessert table, including the design on the cookies and the cupcake wrappers. So pretty, right? Sweet treats on the dessert table included a cake, vanilla bean cookies, cake pops, cupcakes, jam tarts, macarons…
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July 23, 2012

Around the Atlas: Dubai

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We truly love seeing parties from all over the world. This one came to us from Yomna at Sweet Life Parties in Dubai, who styled this arts & crafts tea party as a workshop for young kids.  The guests had lots of fun activities including hat decorating with ribbon and felt, teacup planter painting, “mommy is as sweet as sugar” craft kits, and cupcake decorating with buttercream icing and a lots of sprinkles. Sweet treats…
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July 20, 2012

Tea Time Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This pretty tea party was sent to us Nicole from One Magic Day, who styled a party for a little girl’s first birthday. The client has a collection of beautiful cotton floral fabrics, which Nicole used for the party design. Nicole brought into ruffled details, including the ruffled cake, cupcakes, and a ruffled tablecloth. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cake pops, tea pot cookies, ruffle cupcakes and pinkies up marshmallow tea cups {so…
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May 23, 2012

Springtime Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This springtime dessert table was sent to us by Natty from Half Dozen Design in the UK. This party was a family affair with Natty’s 12 year old daughter taking the photography and Natty’s mother helping her pick out the fabrics for the table. Props included pearls, lace, and vintage tea sets. Natty made a two tiered ombre ruffle cake and beautiful rose cupcakes. Other sweet treats on the dessert table included Turkish Delight, apple…
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May 15, 2012

Amy Atlas Moment: Tea for Two

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This Amy Atlas Moment from Seri from Little Miss Party Planner was created for her sister’s bridal shower. Seri made a “Tea for Two” theme using a pastel color palette for a soft and feminine feel. Sweet treats on the dessert table included tea bag cookies {so clever!}, macaroons, meringue, mini cupcakes, and a two-tiered ruffled cake. Family heirlooms like vintage tea cups and teapots made the shower even more meaningful. Teacups were re-purposed as…
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March 30, 2012

Cherry Blossoms Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
I was recently in Washington, DC and was inspired by all of the blooming cherry blossoms. This cherry blossom party was sent to us by one of our readers, Emily, who lives in DC. She styled this shoot to take advantage of the beauty of this feminine flower. Using an antique dresser and pink and white vessels, this styling is a great example of how to create a simple, yet elegant statement. Sweet treats on…
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March 30, 2012

April Showers Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Spring is in the air here in the big apple, and this submission from Danielle at Cuttie Putti Paperie definitely put us in the mood. She styled this party for her daughter’s third birthday. Inspired by the rainy days ahead and “May Flowers” blooming, Danielle created a dainty feminine collection that also works perfectly for an engagement party, tea party, or bridal shower. Sweet treats included raindrop shaped cake pops, marshmallow tulips {brilliant!}, white cotton…
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March 07, 2012

Pink & Gold Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This sweet and ruffled submission was sent to us by Alex from Avie & Lulu. Alex created this table for her daughter’s first birthday party. Shades of porcelain pink and highlights of gold gave this table a soft, feminine touch that would also work beautifully for Valentine’s Day. Sweet treats included cupcakes, gold dusted macarons, heart shaped fluffy marshmallows, sugar cookies and cake. We love the way the vessels she used complement the soft lines…
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February 27, 2012

Garden Masquerade Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
How pretty is this party that was sent to us by Linda from Treats Chocolates? She styled this masquerade garden party for her daughter’s 7th birthday party. Set outside, the party had a feminine, woodland feel. Sweet treats included cake pops, fudge, cookies, candy, and rosewater lime cordials all in the hues of hot pink, lime and aqua. Guests were asked to write a message for the birthday girl on the Memory Tree. Guests also…
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February 23, 2012

Fabulously Fifty: Tea Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Earlier today, we showed you the dessert table and cheese table from the party that was styled by Belinda of Styled By Belle. The last table that we are featuring was the final station of the day. At the end of the party, guests were invited to enjoy a teatime. The tea and coffee table offered a selection of teas and coffees served in a beautiful potpourri of vintage teacups. Personalized tea bags, pink heart…
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February 10, 2012

Sweet 70th Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Next up today is this sweet 70th birthday party that was sent to us by Lydia from The Party Wagon. She threw this overnight party for her mom who turned 70 in October. They celebrated with a lunch at their lakehouse filled with family. Her mom’s favorite flowers, favorite colors, as well as hand embroidered linens and childhood photos were used for decoration. Lunch and dessert were served by the lake. Sweet treats included cookies…
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February 10, 2012

Mary Poppins Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This sweet Mary Poppins inspired tea party was sent to us by Jenny from Jenny cookies. This brought back elementary school memories since I played Mary in my fifth grade play! It was also the first broadway show that we took our kids to see.  Back to the party…..Jenny threw this party for her daughter. With 30 minutes to decorate the party, she had to move at “umbrella” speed. Jenny made six small cakes in…
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February 03, 2012

Floral Tea Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We are back to featured parties today after our Sweeterbowl marathon yesterday (we hope you enjoyed it). Daisy from Leo & Bella sent us this afternoon tea party that she styled for a surprise farewell party. Daisy was inspired by a gorgeous, vintage floral fabric, which she tied to old fashioned milk glass bottles and take out containers. The bright colors and blooms brightened up a perfectly overcast summer day in Australia. Daisy also created…
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January 30, 2012

Ray Of Sunshine Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This table was sent to us by Heidi from Australia.  She created this little ray of sunshine for her daughter’s 2nd birthday. Heidi decided at the last minute to throw the party and with a week to plan, organized a morning tea party for her daughter and 14 of her friends. Sweet treats included a six layer cake, lemon cupcakes, biscuits and lemon tarts that Heidi baked herself. Heidi added some decadence to the table…