Archive for: April, 2011

April 29, 2011

OH FUDGE! – Sweet Origins & Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag, Sweet Origins
Since sweets are a big part of my world, I am always researching different confections.  I am fascinated about the origins of the confections that we use on our tables.  Today, I’m sharing with you the “sweet origins” of fudge.  You may remember our Sweet Journey to Atlantic City last summer, when we sampled several varieties of fudge.  The fudge on the boardwalk was to.die.for. and enough to get me interested in the the origins…
April 28, 2011

50’s Style Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Lindi Haws of Love The Day sent us photos from a 50’s Diner Cherry Party photo shoot she created for her new retro cherry printable collection.  Lindi had the shoot in a real diner, which is the perfect backdrop for a 50’s party.  While playing tunes on the jukebox, kids snacked on grilled cheese sandwiches, hamburgers, milkshakes, and then a cherry themed dessert bar.  Desserts on the dessert bar included a 7up cherry cake, cupcakes…
April 26, 2011

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas – Gearing up for Icing Smiles/Ronald McDonald House Event

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes, Kids
I know I talked about the table we are creating for the Ronald McDonald House in conjunction with Icing Smiles and The Pinwheel Project. We stopped by The Ronald McDonald House on Thursday and we were so touched by the families. The kids and parents are so strong, and I couldn’t help but think what it is like to be in those shoes since there were kids there my kids age.  It was very hard…
April 25, 2011

Hot Diggity Dog! Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We have a doggone great doggie shoot we’re featuring today from Brittany and Sara of One Charming Party.  You may remember Brittany and Sara’s baking party that we featured here.  The last party was all about the kids and this one is all about the dogs.  Brittany and Sara created adorable come. sit. stay. doggie printable party invitations and cupcake toppers {hot diggity dog!, it’s a dog’s life, and best in show}, which will be…
April 22, 2011

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas – Royal Wedding Talk with Colin Cowie

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
From left – Lisa Hauptman of Amy Atlas Events, Amy Atlas, Colin Cowie, Maria McBride of Brides Magazine, Darcy Miller of Martha Stewart Weddings, and Ellen of Ellen Weldon Designs. We had a fun night with Colin Cowie and some other great people at the Pierre Hotel in NYC.  Colin hosted a an intimate cocktail party to talk about how the Royal Wedding will shape trends in the wedding industry.  Colin spoke about how we…
April 22, 2011

Hop Hop Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We have had a lot of Easter inspiration this week, and here is one more in case you need some last minute ideas for the holiday.  This guest feature is from Coby of The Lemony Cupcake.  Coby created a two tier Bailey’s Chocolate Mud Cake {how good does that sound?}, chocolate Easter cupcakes with fondant nests and speckled eggs, lemon meringue and caramel tarts, and mint speckled eggs.  This looks like the perfect way to…
April 21, 2011

Rustic Easter Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We’ve shown a lot of traditional pastel Easter decor on the blog this week, so we’re giving you a taste of some earthy, rustic Easter decor with this feature from Marcie of Celebrating Moments.  Marcie enlisted Whatever Whimsy to create the lovely sweets like the chocolate bird pops, nest cupcakes, bird cookies, and bird cake.  The color palette is subdued and unexpected for this time of year, but a nice surprise.  Very pretty job, Marcie!…
April 20, 2011

Shabby Chic Breakfast

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We’re continuing our shabby chic features this week {be sure to check out earlier posts if you have missed} and the next one up is a shabby chic breakfast submitted from Margherita of Le Chat de Sucre in Florence, Italy.   Margherita was inspired by early spring wildflowers, and she included recipes infused with lavender flowers, rose water and essence of violet.  All of the food was prepared following old country recipes. We love the limonata…
April 19, 2011

Easter Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We have more Easter guest features for you today.  Yesterday, we featured a couple here and here.  This latest one is from Suzanna of Mon Tresor and Vesna of My Little Jedi.  I love the “nest” meringues topped with persian pistachio cotton candy and speckled jordan almonds.  I also love how Suzanna and Vesna layered crepe paper runners to create a gingham design on the side table.  On the side table were baskets of eggs…
April 18, 2011

Easter Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This morning we shared this pretty shabby chic table, and since we’ve been getting a ton of shabby chic Easter tables in our inbox, we’re sharing some more.  This one is from Jenny of Jenny Cookies. Jenny’s party setup was initially inside because it was raining, but she quickly moved it outside when it stopped raining.  The table looks great in both settings. Jenny made Easter egg cookies, bunny cookie cupcakes, Easter egg nest treats,…
April 18, 2011

Shabby Chic Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We have a few shabby chic guest features to share with you this week.  Since the colors commonly found in shabby chic displays are muted, we think they work wonderfully for spring and Easter occasions.  First up is Heather of Heather Equitz Designs.  Heather’s mother collects pre-war lace and she incorporated some of the lace on the table.   Heather made a beautiful runner out of a pair of drapes she found at Big Lots for…
April 15, 2011

Vlog # 12 – “Five Borough Friday” – Staten Island Sweet Journey

We’re starting a new series today called “Five Borough Friday.”  On select Fridays, we will explore a different borough of this amazing city we call home and hopefully give you a little flavor of each of the boroughs.  First stop…. Staten Island.  Our crew hopped on the Staten Island Ferry and headed over to meet husband-wife team James {also known as the “Cake Chef”} and Maria Carrozza, who co-own The Cake Chef and The Cookie…
April 14, 2011

Hello My Sweet Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
It is a beautiful day in NYC today. I am finally starting to feel like Spring is here.  Heather and Jason from Hello My Sweet sent us this cheerful submission that just put a smile on my face!  The table was designed for a birthday party for their nephew and, of course, the Easter holiday.  This table is a terrific representation of how “Less is More” and how you can find inspiration anywhere.  Their original…
April 13, 2011

Pantone-Inspired Egg Contest Winner {Egg-Cellent Easter Inspiration} With Egg Fashion Show

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids, Swag
Scroll down to see an amazing {and very funny} mock fashion show with the alter-eggos of top fashionistas! It is time to reveal the winner of our Pantone-Inspired Egg Contest!  When I initially thought of this contest, I envisioned that the eggs would be painted to look like pantone chips {like the mediums in the links here}.  It turns out there were many amazing interpretations for this contest.  Some contestants cut actual pantone or paint…
April 12, 2011

Rule Britannia High Tea Guest Feature

Just a few weeks before the big Royal Wedding, Bird of Bird’s Party sent over some Royal inspiration with her printable party collection.  Bird created an English High-Tea Party theme, with a chic Rule Britannia meets feminine Cath Kidston vibe.   The printable party collection includes elements like the Union Jack, golden crowns, the English rose, vintage lace, and a corgis.  In addition to serving English blends, the desserts for this table included traditional English sweets…
April 11, 2011

Pinwheel Printables

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates, Great Finds, Kids
If you were here this morning, then you were able to see the fun pinwheel guest feature from Joanne of Oh Goodie Designs.  Joanne was kind enough to share a free pinwheel printable for you all to use.  Click on the pictures above and go ahead and create your pinwheels! Looking for more pinwheel inspiration?  Click here, here, and here for more pinwheel posts.…
April 11, 2011

Pinwheel Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Joanne of Oh Goodie Designs sent over this pinwheel party.  I love when I start to receive pinwheel posts because it reminds me that spring is right around the corner.  With a pretty pastel palette, this party is great inspiration for both spring and Easter entertaining.  Joanne mixed different patterns like chevron, stripes, dots, and swirls for the party’s design.  The soft color palette allows for these patterns to all work together beautifully.  I love…
April 08, 2011

Beatrix Potter Style Easter Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Lilian of Lily Chic Events sent over this pretty shoot that she styled for a little inspiration just before Easter.  The theme was a Beatrix Potter style Easter brunch and the design was based on Mrs. Potter’s garden. I love the gingham-style gelato colored ribbons.  The pastel green bench, floating blue glass plates, wooden roses, and floral-styled cushions created a dreamy setting.  Lilian also had small terracotta pots filled with Easter Eggs and mini milk…
April 07, 2011

Crate and Barrel Giveaway Part II

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
Photograph by Gemma Comas. We just learned that the comment area from our Crate and Barrel giveaway from this morning is maxed out with over 750 comments.  We opened up a new comment area here so that more people can enter the contest.  It seems like this giveaway for a whole set of Crate and Barrel platters is a huge hit!  For all of the details regarding what Crate and Barrel is giving away, please…
April 07, 2011

Crate & Barrel Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
Photograph by Gemma Comas. REVISED 4/13/11 We want to thank everyone for being so patient with us over the past couple of months.  This past week has been all about catching up and planning ahead.  We have an AMAZING giveaway for you.  We are frequently asked where we get vessels for our dessert tables.  One of the tables that we get asked about the most is our white table above.  The truth is, many of…