Archive for Tag: Halloween

October 29, 2013

Green Halloween Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We’re continuing with the Halloween fun with this green and black haunted dessert table by Allison of Wild Rose Sweets and Styling. Since Halloween has origins in the lush green hills of Northern Ireland {see fun fact below}, it makes sense that Allison chose to do a green Halloween! We LOVE the shimmery painted haunted house fondant cake and the printables on the drinks. Other sweet treats on the dessert table included chocolate covered Oreos,…
October 25, 2013

Halloween Candy Corn Bar

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Jessica of Party Pants sent over this fun Candy Corn party and we love it. When the little guests arrived, they changed into candy corn striped tutus and embellished their hair with adorable candy corn clips. They then headed over to a candy corn dessert table to fill their trick-or-treat bags. A candy corn cake was the Pièce de résistance and was flanked by apothecary jars with 10 types of candy corn! There were also…
October 23, 2013

Chilling Halloween Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Bird of Bird’s party sent us this creative Halloween chili buffet and there are so many great ideas! This is a great way to give your little ghouls a little protein before they go out trick or treat. A bubbling witch’s cauldron of hot chili was accompanied by witch’s finger bread sticks, gruesome guacamole served in adorable crafty Frankenstein cups, creepy crudités in Jack ‘O Lantern carved oranges, and homemade ghost and bat tortilla chips.…
October 22, 2013

Vlog #16: Decorating Halloween Cookies with Eleni’s

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds, Recipes, Videos
Scroll down for the video, behind-the-scenes pictures, Eleni’s recipe, and a special discount code for Halloween cookies! You are in for a treat today! We spent an afternoon at Eleni’s Cookies production studio in Long Island City where we learned some Halloween decorating tricks from the cookie master herself. Eleni needs no introduction {if you haven’t heard of her, stop what you’re doing now and look}. Her cookies have been the talk of the town…
October 16, 2013

Halloween Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Halloween is around the corner and we’re kicking off today with this spooky dessert table from Margarita of Party Inspirations. We love the color palette, spooky cobwebs on the wall, witch broomstick favor bags, and the ghost-wrapped drinks! Sweet treats on the dessert table included homemade cobweb wrapper cupcakes and Oreo cake pops, as well as blueberry cheesecake filled macarons from Its a Cake Thing. Spooktacular!  …
September 25, 2013

Halloween Party Kits by TomKat {Giveaway}

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids, Swag
Halloween is right around the corner and we have some great inspiration today from Kim at The TomKat Studio. Kim recently styled this Halloween shoot for HGTV, which has some spooky crafts and recipes. Many items from Kim’s shop were incorporated into the shoot. We think her Halloween Party Kits are perfect for the holiday. Today we are giving away TWO Halloween Party Kits (one of each color palette). Our lucky two readers will also…
September 24, 2013

Little Pumpkin Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
The chillier temperatures of fall have hit NYC and we’re thinking of pumpkins and parkas. This sweet autumnal party was styled by Jennifer from The Pear Events for her little pumpkin’s birthday party. We love the addition of navy to the traditional orange, taupe and brown fall color palette, as well as the argyle and houndstooth patterns. Guests were greeted with apple baskets filled with tea sandwiches, pumpkin bread and apple juice. A dessert table…
February 01, 2013

Recipe: {Sprinkled Hazelnut Truffles}

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes, Templates
Confession…I’m a Nutella addict. Well, you all know I love chocolate and nuts so it isn’t that big of a surprise, right?  In honor of  World Nutella Day this Tuesday, we are sharing our Nutella truffle recipe with you from Sweet Designs. If the thought of Nutella hazelnut spread sounds good this morning, just imagine what it would taste like mixed with good chocolate, butter and of course hazelnuts into small, round truffles. These truffles…
October 31, 2012

Spooktacular Recipes from Sweet Designs

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Kids
We’re back with some more Halloween inspiration.  We posted ghostly pound cake, Jack-O-Lantern macaron and witches pudding here, as well as easy three ingredient bewitching bark. Today we’re back with Hauntingly Good Hazelnut Truffles, Broomsicles, and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies.  I promise you will love these recipes not just for Halloween, but also during any time.  The hazelnut truffles {think Nutella and chocolate wrapped in a buttery ball} are to die for. The pumpkin whoopie pies…
October 30, 2012

Bewitching Bark

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Book, Recipes
We shared Halloween recipes, templates, and ideas this morning with this Halloween post.  We are back to share this easy, three-ingredient bewitching bark. The recipe is courtesy of Sweet Designs. Bewitching Bark 12 ounces good-quality white chocolate, such as Ghirardelli or Callebaut, finely chopped and melted Orange food coloring gel, to desired shade 4 ounces good-quality bittersweet chocolate, such as Ghirardelli or Callebaut, finely chopped and melted   Makes 16 to 20 3-inch pieces.  1. Line…
October 12, 2012

Halloweekend Countdown: Witches Brew

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are sending you off this weekend with a little Halloween inspiration from Cris at Crissy’s Crafts. Crissy used store bought goodies and gave them a wicked makeover for this small party for her kids. The little witches snacked on witch brew-shaped sandwiches and cheese stick pretzel broomsticks. How great are those olives coming out of the brew? Sweet treats on the dessert table included cotton candy brew, cauldron cake pops, Hershey Kiss witch hats,…
October 12, 2012

Halloweekend Countdown: Spooky Carnival

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Halloween dessert table was styled by Sara from Confetti Sunshine for her daughter’s pre-school Halloween Carnival. Her daughter loves black crows so Sara made sure that there were some on the table. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes, brownies, popcorn, cotton candy in ice cream cups, and doughnuts. We love this take on Halloween. Scroll down for the vendor credits. VENDOR CREDITS: Black crows, spiderweb, black netting: Dollar Store Skeleton head: Michaels…
October 06, 2012

Halloweekend Countdown: Spooky Halloween

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We have another spooky Halloween inspired dessert table to share with you. This dessert table was created by Amy at Sugar Chic Design. When designing this table, Amy used a black tree as the centerpiece. Lime green gave the table a pop of color. Sweet treats on the dessert table included skeleton cupcakes and an array of candy. Instead of putting the drinks directly on the table, Amy gave Orange soda some height by displaying…
October 05, 2012

Halloweekend Countdown: No Tricks, Just Treats

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We’re back for another Halloweekend Friday. Norene from Party Pinching sent us this kid-friendly Halloween party she styled with lots of DIY and budget friendly party ideas. For the vertical element, mini meringue cookies ghosts (with edible marker faces) filled spray painted branches. Some time saving desserts she created were gumball pumpkin toppers {instead of fondant}, store bought donuts turned scary spiders, Moon Pies with fondant black cats, chocolate graham marshmallows skeletons, rice krispie treat…
October 01, 2012

Little Pumpkin Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This harvest pumpkin party is really getting us into the Autumn mood. Danni at Cutie Putti Paperie filled a dessert table with pumpkin-inspired treats and decorations that lend to the rustic charm of this season. Sweet treats included pumpkin shaped carrot cakes filled with homemade buttercream frosting, pumpkin s’mores, pumpkin shaped cake pops, spiced pumpkin cakes, cupcakes, mini pumpkin pies, pumpkin spice macarons and sugar cookies. We love all of the crates and how she…
February 07, 2012

Great Gatsby Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
I will never forget the first time I had to read “The Great Gatsby” for school. I could not put it down. Growing up in New York, there was something so exciting about seeing my city in the roaring 20’s through F. Scott Fitzgerald’s eyes. There is a lot of hoopla right now in Australia while they film the latest adaptation. This featured submission was sent to us by Monique from Darling Details. Inspired by…
November 11, 2011

Giving Thanks Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This party made us want to run outside and frolic in the Central Park leaves. It is very approachable and perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving or fall. We received this submission from Catherine at Serendipity Soiree. Catherine created this fall celebration for her family. She used burlap to cover the table and risers which added to the rustic feel, along with the natural wooded setting of their yard. Sweet treats included homemade chocolate fudge cake, apple…
October 31, 2011

Spooky & Sparkly Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We love this spooky sparkly Halloween party that was sent to us by Ashley from Eye Candy Event Design.  The purple and orange palette has become very popular for Halloween and it definitely works for this table. Sweet treats included cupcakes, two-toned macarons and ghost peeps. Popcorn boxes are the perfect way to house sweets that aren’t “candy”. The guests washed down their sweets with Genuine Elixir cocktails. For another glittery and colorful Halloween party,…
October 31, 2011

Candy Corn Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Happy Halloween! We received this cute birthday party submission from Abby at The Cards We Drew.  She created this party for her son’s second birthday. We love candy corn. We did a round up last year and this year of some of our favorite candy corn desserts and decorations. We love all of the sweet treats including the candy corn sugar cookies, candy corn patterned Oreos, candy corn cupcakes, mini mason jar pies, and orange…
October 28, 2011

Halloweekend Countdown: Spooky Desserts

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Styling Tricks
Credits: 1) Candy Corn Lollipop 2) Spooky cupcake topppers 3) Mummy Cupcakes 4) Ghost Cake 5) Caramel Pear Mice 6) Pumpkin Carrot Cake 7) Spider Cakes We’re finishing our Halloweekend inspiration with a round up of some spooky desserts that are easy to make and fun to look at.  If you’re looking for more Halloweekend inspiration, simply search Halloweekend or Halloween in the search bar. We hope everyone has a great and safe Halloweekend. XO…