Archive for: March, 2010

March 31, 2010

Guest Dessert Table Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This will be a short post as I only have a second to blog today, but I couldn’t resist sharing these photos from Kim of TomKat Studio of her daughter Kate’s fairy princess garden party. I love all of the details. It looks like Kate was indeed a princess on her special day! Photography by Vicki Lynn.…
March 30, 2010

Behind the Scenes – Passover

Last night was the first night of Passover and we hosted a seder for over 20 family and friends. For our family, Passover is a big deal. Grandpa leads the seder and we read the Haggadah from beginning to end and sing Passover songs throughout the night. This was our first time hosting and my boys were really excited to play host to their cousins! They decorated matzo covers, handmade place settings, and lots of…
March 29, 2010

School Inspired Baby Shower

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Whitney Smith of Whitney Smith Photography and her friend Britney sent me some pictures of an amazing baby shower they created for their school teacher friend Emily (aka Mrs. Moulton). Whitney and Britney really did their homework when they planned this school-inspired party. The shower included lots of cute details including a chalkboard menu, lunch-sack sandwiches, cafeteria lunch trays, a composition guest book, milk and cookies, and pb&j bars. Whitney and Britney even arranged for…
March 26, 2010

DIY Easter Egg Decorating

By: Amy Atlas, in Kids
Easter is next weekend and many kids are getting excited for the fun tradition of dying eggs. More recently, some crafty divas have found creative ways to decorate eggs that will get adults excited for this widely celebrated tradition as well. Above are a few of my favorite easter egg decorating ideas. I adore the origami eggs with the egg nest made from origami scrap paper. I love the idea of these decorated eggs piled…
March 25, 2010

Crafty Yarn Egg Decor

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates
Holiday season is yet again around the corner. Yesterday, I blogged about Passover recipes. Today I’m here to share a fabulous craft idea that I saw on Family Fun for Easter. These crafty yarn eggs would be perfect for dressing up your Easter buffet spread. They can be hung from the ceiling like the picture below or they can be piled together to create a centerpiece for your Easter table. While it may take a…
March 23, 2010

Passover Desserts

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
I’m dusting off my fine china this week in preparation for the holiday Passover. I’ll be hosting the first seder for my family and I’m currently working on my dessert menu. Now let’s be honest…desserts for Passover don’t tend to excite people. The fact that you can’t use flour during Passover makes recipe development for this holiday quite challenging. Luckily, Smitten Kitchen did a round up of 17 flourless passover dessert ideas that has me…
March 19, 2010

Spring Guest Dessert Table Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We’re busy today working on some events and projects at Amy Atlas Events, but I thought I would share some gorgeous photos from Juli Stertern-Gill of Sweet Cupcakes and Treats of Victoria. I am swooning over the cakes in Juli’s cake gallery. With spring just around the corner {it is over 70 in New York today}, these pictures are perfect for spring inspiration. I keep saying it, but I am getting the most wonderful submissions…
March 18, 2010

Baking Away…

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
I’m a huge fan of the guys from Baked. I posted their amazing sweet and salty caramel cake here a few months ago. Their book is filled with modern takes on nostalgic desserts. Today is my husband’s birthday and he made a special request for red velvet cake. I’ll be taking a crack at their recipe today. Luckily, I have the help of my little pastry sous chef sons! I’ll let you know how it…
March 16, 2010

Bright & Fun Zebra Patterned Dessert Bar

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
I’m back today to show some pics of the dessert table we created for a really sweet client of mine. As I said yesterday, the lighting was really tough for me to capture good photos. I wish you would have seen this in person – – it was bright and festive and so, so fun. Anyhow, you can get a sense of what it looked like. The dessert table included pink and orange whoopie pies,…
March 15, 2010

Behind the Scenes – Constructing a Dessert Table

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
Last week, I showed a little glimpse of a table we were working on for one of my clients. The event was for a young girl’s Bat Mitzvah and the event decor for her party included a zebra pattern and bright citrus colors. We incorporated the pattern and colors from the event decor into the dessert bar. I’m back today to show you some more behind the scenes shots of what goes into installing a…
March 10, 2010

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
We’re getting ready for a party at Amy Atlas Events. I’m just showing a tiny glimpse of the behind the scenes on this because I want to surprise my client with the details. Hopefully, I will get some good pictures to share with you next week! This will definitely be a fun party!…
March 09, 2010

Crafty Toppers and Decor

By: Amy Atlas, in Kids
After writing about this bird-inspired dessert table, one of our readers sent us a link to Irma Niekum’s Gifts Define site so we can see Irma’s adorable crafty stuffed felt dolls . Not only are Irma’s crafty little dolls perfect for kid parties, but if coordinated tastefully, some of her crafts can also be great for adult parties. You can incorporate her cupcake toppers {see below} on to a dessert bar, use her bride and…
March 05, 2010

Our Oscar Decor Tips in Rachael Ray Magazine

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
The Oscar countdown is just two days away. You’ve baked off your Oscar treats and created some great diy Oscar decor. Are you still looking for last minute Oscar party decor tips? Check out our tip for glamming up your home in gold in this month’s Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine. We suggest dressing up your buffet table with candles dipped in gold glitter. It will instantly glam up your buffet and will look as…
March 04, 2010

Bird-Inspired Guest Dessert Table Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
It seems that Australia has really taken to the dessert table trend! Suzi of Alannah Rose Stationery Boutique from Melbourne, Australia, sent over these darling pictures of her daughter’s 5th bird-themed birthday party. I want to tweet to the world how cute this party is, as no detail was left undone for Alannah’s special day. There were “ginger-bird” cookie favors, a “thirsty bird” drink bar, a hanging cookie bird tree, and a beautiful bird cake.…
March 03, 2010

Oscar Treats

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
For those of you throwing an Oscar party with the great Oscar printables from yesterday’s post, you may also want to consider baking some Oscar treats. Bakerella made these Academy Award cookies and popcorn bag brownies. These will definitely be the winning stars at your party! The recipe for the Academy Award cookies are here and the popcorn brownies are here. Thanks Bakerella!…
March 02, 2010

DIY Oscar Party

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates
The Academy Awards are this Sunday and Kathleen of Twig and Thistle sent me an email with pictures of her fabulous diy Oscar Party printable collection. Twig and Thistle is a graphic design company based in Seattle that creates cute and clever packaging and paperie concepts. I love the Oscar ballot and the adorable popcorn bags. Looking to throw an Oscar Party and need some fun ideas before you roll out the red carpet for…
March 01, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Printable Party PDF

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
This morning I posted an amazing Alice in Wonderland party that In Good Company shared with us. As promised, here is there Alice in Wonderland printable party pdf so you can plan your own Alice in Wonderland party! A big thank you all the way to South Africa to the ladies at In Good Company for sharing this! Start planning your Alice in Wonderland party just in time for the movie release!…
March 01, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Party Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Photography by Andrea Carlyle. The highly anticipated Alice in Wonderland is coming out this Friday. Well, just in time, the amazing Julie Gallagher and Alex Royston from In Good Company of South Africa, has emailed me photos of an AMAZING Alice in Wonderland photo shoot that would have made Charles Lutwidge Dodgson smile. In Good Company styled the shoot for an Alice in Wonderland bridal shower tea party shoot, but the inspiration can be used…