Archive for Tag: Fourth of July

July 09, 2013

National Sugar Cookie Day: Beer and Hot Dog Cookies from Bake at 350

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
How fun are these beer and hot dog cookies? The cookies are from Bridget of Bake  at 350’s cookbook and we think they are perfect for National Sugar Cookie Day {yep, that’s today!} and summer barbecues. Head on to Bridget’s blog for her delicious go-to sugar cookie recipe and her many cookie designs. You could be there for hours so grab a drink and a cookie and enjoy!…
July 04, 2013

Raspberry Sparkler for July 4th {Recipe}

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
Product credits: Bowl, Straws, High Balls, Stainless Steel Cocktail Strainer July 4th is here and it is going to be a HOT one in the states. In case you’re looking for a festive drink idea, we’re sharing a refreshing summer drink from Bacardi. Garnish up your drink with raspberries and blueberries to bring in red and blue for the 4th. Your guests will love these Sparklers! We hope you all have a wonderful and safe…
July 03, 2013

Barbecue Bonanza Guest Dessert Feature {July 4th}

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Tomorrow is a big day for barbecues in the states and we are sharing some really fun inspiration for you. This party was styled by Gayle from I Will Invitations in Australia for a friend’s 60th birthday party. We love the backdrop and all of the CLEVER treats. How fun are the “taco” split cookies filled with crushed chocolate biscuits for “minced meat” and dried fruit and coconut for the cheese, tomato and lettuce?! Other…
July 03, 2013

Red, White & Berry Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Tomorrow is July 4th and we have some great Fourth of July inspiration for you guys. This party was styled by Dawn from Dawn’s Bella Via & C. to showcase her patriotic printables collection.  Sweet treats on the dessert table included strawberries & whipped cream, cupcakes, malted milk balls and popcorn. To celebrate the freedom, Dawn is offering FREE downloadable copies of her July 4th printables for your last minute party planning. You can get…
June 27, 2013

Summer Snow Cone Soiree

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
After posting this snow cone party, we thought it would be fun to share some fun tools for a snow cone soiree. It is high 80s in NYC and we could definitely cool down with an icy treat! We love snow cones because they are easy to make, colorful, nostalgic and refreshing. Serve spiked snow cones for an adult soiree or virgin snow cones for the ‘lil ones. We’ve rounded up our favorite snow cone…
June 11, 2013

All American Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
One of the things that we love about doing this blog is that we get to see your special events every year. This is our third year featuring this little boy’s birthday and we love seeing him grow. The party was styled by Houston photographer Lucie from The Girls for her son’s 3rd birthday. His birthday fell on Memorial Day weekend this year so she created a patriotic picnic party in their backyard. Guests dined…
June 01, 2013

Fourth of July Party Printables

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates, Swag
FREE Fourth of July Party Printables July_4th_Sign July_4th_Printable_Menu Jully_4th_Invitation July_4th_Banner july-4th-banner—liberty-plaid July_4th_Dessert_Labels July_4th_Party_Circles            …
May 24, 2013

Happy Memorial Day

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
We are heading out East this weekend for Memorial Day to take in the sun (hopefully) and barbecue with good friends. We are honoring the men and women that serve this nation this weekend and although we love our parties, we try not to forget what this day is all about. We are sending you off with some fun stuff to get you in the patriotic mood. Have a great weekend. Photo credit: Better Homes…
March 07, 2013

Baby You’re A Firework Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We were feeling very empowered after seeing this party! Whitney from Whitney Hartmann Photography styled it for a girl’s 8th birthday. The theme was “Baby, You’re a Firework” {the song by Katy Perry} and was a girl power themed party. Sweet treats on the dessert table included meringue, firework sugar cookies that matched the invite, cupcakes and macarons. The girls had a dress up photo shoot and a dance party to their favorite Katy Perry…
August 16, 2012

Oceans Away Nautical Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Natalie from Events by Nat in Australia styled this nautical inspired dessert table for a little boy’s party. We love the fun creative life preserver buoy desserts like the ocean jelly with fondant life preservers, rock candy oars, macaron life preservers and nautical cupcakes and cookies. Scroll down for the vendor credits. What fun nautical parties have you created? Photography by Eternal Photography. VENDOR CREDITS: Styling, photography, cake pops and jelly: Events by Nat Cake,…
July 03, 2012

Access Hollywood Fourth of July Video + Behind the Scenes

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Videos
In case you didn’t catch our Access Hollywood segment on Friday, we’re sharing it with you today.  I showed Arsenio Hall and Kit Hoover festive sweets, crafts, and entertaining ideas for the 4th of July. My husband and I have been Arsenio fans since Coming to America and I’ve been a fan of Kit’s since Road Rules days {yep, I just aged myself} so it was a real treat doing a segment with them.  If…
June 29, 2012

Sneak Peek: Access Hollywood Live Segment with Fun 4th of July Ideas

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
This morning we’re stopping by Access Hollywood Live for a Fourth of July segment with Arsenio Hall and Kit Hoover. Pretty fun, right? I’ll be sharing 4th of July desserts and crafts that you can make at home from Sweet Designs. Ideas will include  American flag sandwiches, Fruit Roll-Up Declaration of Independence Snacks with Quill Ribbon Ties, PB & J Cookie star sandwiches, American Flag favors, pinwheel cookies, and more!  Tune in to NBC today…
April 02, 2012

Red White & Blue Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This table was sent to us by Fransisca from Firefly Inspired.  Francisca created this table for her daughter’s first birthday. Since her daughter loves Sophie the Giraffe, Francisca made a Sophie Giraffe themed dessert table. Sweet treats included that fabulous cake from JB’s Sugar Art , little “popcorn” cookies, cupcakes and chocolate pops. Her daughter also loves “Carol the Calf” books so Fransisca gave all the guests a copy of the book as they left.…
November 28, 2011

Western Wonderland Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We received this Western Woderland themed party from Kate at Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations down under. For her son’s 4th birthday, she transformed her backyard into a barn and decked it out with horse props including hay, a wine barrel, and a wagon wheel. Sweet treats included toffee apples, wagon wheels, cupcakes, cookies (how cute are they?), and cake pops. Mini glass milk bottles and cowboy boot cups filled with chocolate milk sat…
November 21, 2011

Engagement Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We fell in love with this cake topper the minute we saw it. Asti from Ice Tea Sugar High sent us these photos of the dessert table she created for her own engagement party. She chose a red, white and blue theme.  Not only did Asti make all of the delectable desserts, she designed all of the printables herself. Sweet treats included red velvet cupcakes, caramel flan, fruit skewers and strawberry and chocolate verrines. Adding…
October 26, 2011

Vintage World Series Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
My house is definitely a baseball house. My husband and our sons are huge Mets fans and love watching the games together. While the World Series is still in full swing, we wanted to share this World Series dessert table that we received from Lauryn at Creative Stations. Lauryn styled this table for a World Series party at the Westin in downtown St. Louis. We love that Lauryn chose an Americana palette rather than…
September 29, 2011

Around the Atlas: Philippines

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This Blue Ribbon Picnic came all the way from Manilla, Philippines. Yumi from Yummy Piece of Cake created this table for a little boy’s first birthday. Her company, up until now, has focused solely on cupcakes.This was her first foray into the dessert table world.  She wanted the table to scream picnic. She accomplished that with the use of the gingham pattern and red white and blue palette. Sweet treats inlcuded nutella cupcakes, blueberry layer…
July 19, 2011

Old Fashioned Patriotic Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
I know that Independence Day was a couple of weeks ago but there were so many cute DIY elements to this party that we wanted to share it with you.  Keep it in your pocket for next year or switch out the colors to make a really cute vintage party for any occasion. This was sent to us by Lauren Souder of Creative-Stations.  We love the old Coca Cola sign. Lauren used an old potting…
June 30, 2011

Fourth of July Round Up

The Fourth of July for me is always about family…and celebrating this amazing country I live in!   We sit by the pool, barbeque, and watch the kids as they run through the sprinklers barefoot with their cousins.  It is pretty casual and the perfect getaway during a very busy season.  Of course, there is always blueberry pie!  What are you doing for the Fourth?  Do you like a casual get together or do you go…
June 23, 2011

Fourth of July Printables Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
This morning we featured a fun Fourth of July shoot.  We have received some fantastic submissions so keep checking back with us over the next week for some more fantastic Fourth of July inspiration. In the meantime, if you are preparing to throw that Fourth of July shindig, we are just in time to make your 4th even sweeter.  We have a fun give-a-way for you guys today from Lauren McKinsey. We featured one of…