Archive for: January, 2011

January 31, 2011

Monopoly Baseball Party for My ‘Lil Guy

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Kids
My little guy turned 5 this month and we had a fun celebration for him this weekend.  Contrary to what people might think, I actually like to throw small and intimate parties.  They are usually low-key (with the exception of a fab cake and some cute details).  Because I have been so busy with my book, I pulled this party together very last minute, but it still turned out quite sweet. The Inspiration…the party…
January 28, 2011

A Little Birdie Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Madeleine Kojakian from MaddyK Events sent us this beautiful feature of a baby boy’s baptism that she created last year.  This table truly makes me wish Spring was here, especially on this gloomy and cold day in New York City.  The colors are so vibrant and complement each other well.  I love the button cookies and, of course, everyone knows about my obsession with Macarons.  The Macaron tower is an easy way to add height…
January 27, 2011

A Hoot of a Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Jenny Keller of Jenny Cookies sent us these pictures of her daughter’s Owl-themed 5th birthday party and it looks like all had a hoot at the party.  I don’t see many guest dessert features on a circular table and I really like Jenny’s execution of it, especially with the staggered tree trunk vessels.  I’m also smitten with the owl cakepops, owl cupcakes and owl favor bags.  Very cute, Jenny!…
January 25, 2011

Japanese Garden Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Konnichiwa!  We are swooning over this Japanese Garden Guest dessert feature from Peggy and Jenny of The Sweet Parlour for Peggy’s daughter Marissa’s birthday.  We love when we see original submissions in our blog inbox and the Sweet Parlour gals keep stepping up their game.  Peggy and Jenny took their inspiration from the beautiful cherry blossom paper and tied that design into the cupcakes, fan and cherry blossom cookies, chopstick holders, and the runner for…
January 21, 2011

Alice in Wonderland Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We receive a lot of Alice in Wonderland themed dessert tables, but we wanted to share this clever and colorful one from Estela Curion of in Brazil.  We love the innovative use of playing cards for an actual vessel for desserts.  How neat is that?  Estela used a glue-gun to hold the playing cards together.  You can take this idea and use it for a game night party and it would be fantastic.  The…
January 20, 2011

Everything’s Coming Up Roses – Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Amy Nichols from Amy Nichols Special Events sent us these pictures of a birthday party she created for a little girl named Rose.  We love the pink and yellow color palette.  It reminds us of the table we created for Brooke Shield’s daughter, Grier and this table that we created. I love the tissue flower topiaries and the tea cups on the girls’ table.  Rose loves princesses.  Her mom wanted to give her a birthday…
January 19, 2011

Sweet Valentine’s Day Cookies and Cake Gift Box

While searching through some of my favorite sites yesterday, I came across this adorable DIY Valentine’s project from I Am Baker on craftgossip that any “sweet” would love. She created a personalized crossword puzzle written on a cookie nestled inside a chocolate cake box.  So cute. Check out all of the great details here.…
January 18, 2011

Sunny Days Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Sunny days are definitely sweeping the clouds away with this featured submission.  This table was sent to us by Effi Tsoukatos from Le Petit Party in Australia which she created for her son Dimitri’s first birthday.  It’s not easy to make commercial characters look cute on a dessert table, but this one was executed perfectly.  The fun, happy colors, the character cupcakes and cake, the table being “brought to the guests by the letter D…
January 14, 2011

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events: Vlog #10 – Rice to Riches

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes, Videos
It was a very cold day yesterday in the big apple and what better way to warm our souls than some comfort food.  We hopped in a cab and headed down to Soho to a delightful little place called Rice to Riches.  All I can say is YUM!   Every day, they have 21 different flavors of Rice Pudding to choose from with names like Take Me to Tiramisu, Almond Shmalmond, Fluent in French Toast and…
January 13, 2011

“Feeling Blue” Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We fell in love with this table the moment we saw it.  It was created by the crew at Principal Planner in Toronto for an event.  This table is so elegant, chic and luxe.  I love the monochromatic look and the quilted diamond tablecloth linen.  I also love the juxtaposition of the dotted cakes.  Beautiful job ladies.  Also…we are pleased to announce the winner of our BAKED Explorations Book give-a-way.  Congratulations to Besse! Photography by:  …
January 12, 2011

Sweet {Now ‘n Later!} Backdrop Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We were sent this cute and clever candy table by Michele Pentecost from Crazy for Design.  Michele created this table for her candy-a-holic sister’s birthday party.  I love how Michele used candy in creative and personal ways throughout the table.  The whimsical design for the backdrop was made from now and laters, one of the candies that they both ate as kids.  Michele also used candy necklaces to hang the tissue paper topiaries. On the…
January 11, 2011

Enchanted Fairy Garden Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are totally enchanted by this sweets table that was created for a very lucky one year old little girl, sent to us by the lovely girls down under Jenny and Peggy from Sweet Parlour.  Their table included a toadstool cake with fairy figurine, toadstool, flower and butterfly cookies, pink glittered cake pops, fairy garden cupcakes that were inspired by Hello Naomi and personalized chocolate bars.  I love the clean, minimalist look of the table.…
January 07, 2011

New Printables from The Celebration Shoppe

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Kids
Okay, it is not exactly camping weather in New York, but we’re going to be sharing a s’mores shoot very soon that we recently did and I thought I’d get you all in the camping mood.  Kim Byers, from The Celebration Shoppe, sent over these great pictures showcasing her new DIY Tree House Collection for us to debut.  These printables are perfect for a kid’s birthday party (or even a playdate).  I’m planning my son’s…
January 06, 2011

Burnt Sugar Bundt Recipe + Baked Explorations Book Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes, Swag
We have a great “treat” for you today…Matt and Renato of Baked are sharing their amazing Burnt Sugar Bundt Cake recipe from their new book Baked Explorations. I adore the Baked guys and call on Matt and Renato often for delicious homespun goodies for parties.  Matt and Renato are known for putting a modern spin on traditional desserts. This modern play on the classic bundt recipe is a perfect example of that.  I love how…
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…
January 04, 2011

Surf’s Up! Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Surf’s Up!  We’re freezing in New York, so we were excited to get a taste of summer when Sarah of Style Me Gorgeous sent us this surfer guest dessert table.  Sarah created this adorable table for her son Jack’s 4th birthday party.  The party was supposed to be held at the beach but, due to inclement weather, Sarah had to move the party indoors.  You would never know there was a last minute change looking…
January 03, 2011

Sweet New Year

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
2011 New Year’s Guest Feature by Susana of Citrus and Orange.  Scroll down to see the gorgeous pictures.  Check out more of Susana’s beautiful work here. I have just come back from a much needed “staycation” with my family.  I wanted my first post of 2011 to be a big THANK YOU!  Thank you to all of the wonderful readers that have sent me their tables that have been Amy Atlas inspired. Thank you…