Archive for: January, 2013

January 10, 2013

Retro Summer Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This beach dessert table by Krisna at Exquisite Motifs in Brisbane has us day dreaming of warmer days ahead. Krisna created a retro summer theme for her own son’s birthday party. Sweet treats on the dessert table included hamburger and hot dog cupcakes {amazing}, surfboard and beach house cookies and that amazing surfer cake. A drink bar with classic Coca Cola bottles was also set up with homemade chocolate chip cookies. We love the props…
January 10, 2013

Girls Girls Girls

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Photo credits – Top: CNN Hannah: Sweet Designs  Marnie: Payard  Jessie: Baked by Melissa Shoshanna: I Am Baker We must admit…we have a girl crush…or FOUR! The season premiere of GIRLS is Sunday and we are very excited. There is something very raw and honest about Lena Dunham’s writing..not to mention it takes place in Brooklyn. What we love about this show is that the characters are not afraid to show their flaws.  In fact,…
January 09, 2013

Construction Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are going from a party for a little guy to a party for a BIG guy. This party was styled by Martina from MaR-Valicious BiteS in Australia for her husband’s 30th birthday. She collaborated with Peta from Pure Bliss Creations. Martina’s husband works in construction so his occupation inspired this construction dessert table. Sweet treats on the dessert table included toolkit cookies, traffic light caramel tarts, traffic signal cake pops, orange cones, and meringue…
January 09, 2013

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This party made me smile because my older son recently read Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Margarita from Party Inspirations in Australia styled this party for her son’s birthday since her son also loves the book. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes and cake pops made by mom and personalized chocolate bars. Margarita also made the tassel garland and cake stand bunting. Margarita purchased a classic New York Cheesecake from Patisserie New York…
January 08, 2013

Flying High Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This party put a little pep in our step this afternoon. Tarja from  Two Red Sparrows in Australia styled this party for her son’s third birthday party. Blue hot air balloon lanterns were the inspiration and she then turned macarons, cake pops and cookies into clever edible hot air balloons. Other sweet treats on the dessert table included a beautiful ruffled cake and marshmallow clouds that were made using our recipe from Sweet Designs {we…
January 08, 2013

Little Owl Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We love this Owl party that was styled by Julia from Festa com Gosto in Brazil for a birthday party. Felt and colorful ribbon and paper were main ingredients for the styling of the party. The birthday girl’s mom loves bunting so Julia liberally placed bunting on the cake, backdrop, and signage. Sweet treats on the dessert table included owl cookies hanging on branches, cake pops, brigadieros, and cupcakes. So pretty. Scroll down for the…
January 07, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are sticking with the Woodland theme today with this great Little Red Riding Hood inspired party that was styled by Gerri and Carole from Little Birdie Events for a little girls first birthday. They used woodgrain paper to cover the risers and moss and pinecones to decorate the table. Sweet treats on the dessert table included toadstool mocha macarons, apple shaped macarons, toffee apple and black forest “tree” cupcakes, deer cookies, caramel and raspberry…
January 07, 2013

Woodland Themed Guest Dessert Table

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We hope you all had a great weekend.  We are starting the morning off with an enchanted woodland birthday party that was styled by the birthday girl’s mother, Julie. We love how the toadstool played a prominent part throughout the party from the sugar cookie favors to the adorable chairs at the table. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes, chocolate mousse and toadstool marshmallows. Julie made all the desserts and used printables by…
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…
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…
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…
January 02, 2013

Cowboys and Cookies Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
The ladies from Spaceships and Laser Beams are starting our year off right with this fun Cookies and Cowboys dessert table that they styled to showcase their printable collection. To keep the budget low, Stephanie offered a a menu of milk and cookies and used vessels that she found in her home. Cookie varieties included shortbread, apple crumble and lemon. Really cute fondant cookie toppers sat were placed on top of milk-filled glass mugs. We…
January 02, 2013

Hawaiian Luau Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are back from our holiday break.  We hope that everyone had an amazing holiday and we wish everyone the best in 2013. It is freezing in NYC today so we are spreading some warmth with this fantastic Hawaiian Luau dessert table, which was styled by Daisy of Leo and Bella for a little girl’s birthday. Daisy’s client and her family had just returned from a Hawaiian vacation and wanted to recreate the fun they…