Archive for: July, 2010

July 30, 2010

Nautical Tie The Knot Table Chart

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
You probably all know from yesterday’s post that we’re thinking nautical these days. Elana from Melangerie sent me pictures of her nautical inspired “tie the knot” Genealogy table charts and they are fabulous. Elana is known for her innovative Genealogy charts and this new “tie the knot” chart is one of my favorites. You can check out Elana’s Genealogy charts on her Etsy site. We’ll be back next week with a really fun behind-the-scenes vlog…
July 29, 2010

Behind the Scenes – Nautical Design

We’re designing a nautical inspired party and have rope sailor’s knots, anchors, and lighthouses on our mind. I found these adorable mini buoys at an antique shop and had to snag them. Aren’t they cute? There are so many uses for them. They can be used to decorate a summer dinner tabletop, a dessert buffet, or for decorating a house out east. Don’t these cute props make you want to plan a summer fete? Feel…
July 28, 2010

Baking Giveaway Winner!

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
Congrats to Sally who will be baking cupcakes for her 90 year old grandma with the cupcake kits from Meri Meri and NY Cake from our Baking Giveaway! There are more contests to come so stay tuned!…
July 28, 2010

Guest Dessert Table Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Don’t miss the amazing pictures below! I’m very excited about today’s exclusive guest dessert table feature from Scissors Paper Cake of Sydney, Australia. Have you all heard of Scissors Paper Cake? If not, bookmark their site now! They sent over pictures of their latest party- a safari party for a 4yr old boy, Jett, who loves reptiles and animals. The kids ate lion, elephant and giraffe cupcakes and cookies, coconut ice {an Australian fave!}, and…
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
July 26, 2010

Vlog #3 – Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events – Visit to Popbar

Vlog #3: Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events – Visit to Popbar from Amy Atlas on Vimeo. This past Friday, Lisa, Rachael and I took a break from the office during a hot, muggy NYC day to meet with Reuben BenJehuda and Daniel Yaghoubi, co-owners of the Popbar. What a better way to cool off on a hot summer day than to visit a place that specializes in handcrafted gelato on a stick? Can…
July 23, 2010

Guest Dessert Table Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Shelley of How Does She? sent over these beautiful photos of a pink birthday bash for her twin girls first birthday. A few things I adore about this party… (1) I love the color palette of pink, black and white. It is super girlie with a little edge and has a modern flair. (2) Shelley’s paper crepe backdrop is darling and looks like it would be easy and inexpensive to make. You can use the…
July 22, 2010

DIY Chocolate Bars

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
It seems that the diy trend has hit the chocolate industry. I’m loving these chocolate bars from Chocri, a German chocolate company that is now in the US. No longer will you be bored with a plain ‘ole chocolate bar, Chocri allows you to customize your chocolate bars with get this…a choice of 100 toppings! From herb and spice toppings like basil and anise to more fun toppings like cinnamon cornflakes and rice crispies,…
July 21, 2010

Baking Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
I have a great giveaway for all of you baking lovers today! We have a cupcake baking set that will bring out the Betty Crockers in all of you. Meri Meri and NY Cake have graciously offered a giveaway of a fun baking package. For those who don’t know, Meri Meri is a stationery company that has adorable cupcake wrapper kits. NY Cake is my go-to spot for baking supplies in New York. So here…
July 20, 2010

Black Eyed Susan Inspired Guest Dessert Table

How lovely is this black-eyed susan set up from Amanda of I am Baker? It makes me want to set up a party outdoors right now. It is such a simple set up, yet it is so charming and beautiful. The gorgeous landscape certainly added to this picture perfect setting. If you are setting up a tablescape outdoors, let the landscape play a role in the design and keep it simple as Amanda did. I…
July 19, 2010

Ask Amy: The Balancing Act

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy, Kids
I’m just back from an amazing weekend with my family in the country. It was a weekend filled with laughter, relaxation, and love. Our boys had non-stop fun with their cousins. I had quality time with my big brother and mom {so needed!} We swam and grilled pretty much the whole weekend. My husband and I never went near the computer. It was pure bliss. This was a big dichotomy to last week. Last week…
July 16, 2010

Vlog #2: Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events – Magazine Shoot

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes, Videos
We had a long day at the magazine shoot, but below is a quick vlog to show you us getting ready for the shoot. I’m pretty tired and I’m off to spend some quality time with my family. Have a great weekend, everyone! Vlog #2: Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events – Magazine Shoot from Amy Atlas on Vimeo.…
July 15, 2010

Back to the Basics: Baking

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
Many people get confused about whether I’m a caterer/baker or a stylist/event planner. I’m really a home baker, but a stylist for my event business. When I first started creating my dessert tables as a hobby at my own parties, I was baking, crafting, sourcing the props, and putting it all together the day of. My friends out there reading this will remember it well because I’d ask them to help out. Well, maybe I…
July 15, 2010

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events – Propping for Magazine Shoot

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
If you were here yesterday, then you had a chance to see our very first vlog! I’m back today to show you some pictures from that trip.  I can’t share all of the props we found at our shoot {you’ll have to wait until the fall when the magazine comes out}, but I can show some other fun finds that we came across in our travels.  Here we go… When we’re up against a deadline…
July 15, 2010

Our First Vlog!

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes, Videos
{Scroll down to see video} I’m back today with our first vlog ever! Okay, a few things to keep in mind before we start… #1 – We’re not production people so this is not our expertise so bear with us as we show you behind-the-scenes vlogs! Yes, the sound wasn’t great at points, but we’ll master that soon enough. #2 – This was taken while propping around yesterday. We did this completely on a whim…
July 14, 2010

Guest Dessert Table Feature

We’re busy bees working away at Amy Atlas Events today. We’re baking and crafting for a photo shoot, jamming out proposals, and editing our first ever vlog (don’t expect much – we’re amateurs on the video front). I’ll show some behind-the-scenes later today, but in the meantime I have a beautiful guest dessert table to share with you from Petite Bouches. Veronica of Petite Bouches emailed us to tell us that she was inspired by…
July 13, 2010

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events on Martha Radio

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
I’m back with some behind-the-scenes at Amy Atlas Events. This morning, I had the chance to talk about throwing an ice cream party on Martha Stewart Radio. Last time I was on Martha Radio, it was a blizzard in NYC on Valentine’s Day and we were talking about chocolate hot cocoa. Today was all about ice cream. I know some of you are ice cream-ed out with our InStyle story and the toppings bar for…
July 10, 2010

DIY Vintage Ribbon Backdrop

If you were here yesterday, then you saw the jaw-dropping vintage guest dessert table feature from Blair Britt Events. I’m back here today with Blair’s how-to of that beautiful ribbon backdrop. For this wedding, the bride wanted an eclectic ribbon, lace, and fabric backdrop, so Blair found lots of textures and colors that worked with their wedding style. However, you can use any kind of ribbon to make a stunning ribbon backdrop. Here is the…
July 09, 2010

Anthropologie Inspired Guest Dessert Table

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Blair Blair Britt Events sent over pictures of this vintage inspired guest dessert table and I knew immediately that I had to share it with you all. Blair created this table for a wedding she recently coordinated. The couple’s wedding had was infused with an anthropologie-esque style and the dessert table {and wedding style} was nothing short of spectacular. A few words from Blair… “A few months prior to the wedding, while figuring out the…
July 09, 2010

Sneak Peek – Anthropologie Inspired Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We’re working on a big magazine shoot so I have another guest feature to share with you today. I promise to do some behind-the-scenes posts next week so you can see what we’ve been up to. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek of the guest feature from today, which is an insanely beautiful dessert table with an anthro-inspired vibe from Blair Britt Events . Come back, I promise you will be swooning over…