Archive for Tag: Halloween

October 28, 2011

Halloweekend Countdown: Thriller of a Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Halloweekend post number two is a “Thriller”.  This submission was sent to us by Jenny from Bloom Designs. She created this glam Halloween party for her daughter’s 10th birthday. Jenny wanted to incorporate her daughter’s love of dance without making her party feel too theme-y.  Who better to find inspiration from than the King of Pop? She decided on an apple green and rosey pink color scheme. We love the wreath that she made from…
October 28, 2011

Halloweekend Countdown: Graham’s Pumpkin Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are getting our costumes ready and putting our candy out in anticipation of Monday.  Have I mentioned that Halloween is my favorite holiday?? We have had some fantastic halloween inspiration on the blog over the past month. Today, we are featuring this adorable party to give you some final ideas for Monday. Last year, we featured this adorable county fair themed party that Michelle from Cakewalk Baking created for her son Graham’s birthday. For…
October 21, 2011

Halloweekend Countdown: Horror Movie Madness

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
One of my earliest memories ever is the first time I saw a horror movie. Well, it was just a preview of a horror movie, but it was enough to get me scared out of my skull.  I was about 4 years old and ready to watch a more kid-appropriate movie with my parents and brother when a preview for King Kong came on.  I can remember yelling so loud that my dad had to…
October 21, 2011

Halloweekend Countdown: Orange & Black Cupcakes

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
Zebra patterns are always very popular. Kathryn from Sugar Tumble sent us her tutorial on how to make orange and black zebra cupcakes for halloween. These are super cute and would be easy to do with your little monsters. By switching out the colors, these would be great for tailgate parties or Super Bowl parties. Even better, change the colors to match your child’s school’s colors and we bet they would be snatched up quickly…
October 21, 2011

Halloweekend Countdown: Wonderfully Wicked

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We have only 11 days until All Hallow’s Eve.  We received this wickedly styled halloween feature from Jess over at Party Box Design. The desserts look amazing and we love how she incorporated the chevron pattern. We also love the subtle Wizard of Oz reference. Sweet treats included linzer cookies, cupcakes, white chocolate covered oreos and cake pops. If you like the printables that Jess used, she is offering them for free on her website.…
October 14, 2011

Halloweekend Countdown: Wickedly Wizard

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We received this featured wizardly Harry Potter submission from Katie at Petit Social and thought it would so fun for a haunted halloween party.  Katie styled this table for a little boy’s 7th birthday. Katie used dark blues, yellows and greys to give the table a vintage feel. To make the table spooky, creepy elements like owls, spiders, rats, cauldrons, and test tubes were used. Wizardly treats included items like wizard’s teeth, magical wands cauldron…
October 14, 2011

Halloweekend Countdown: Bat Scary!

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This trick or treat themed party was sent to us by Dorangela of Two Prince Bakery Theatre. All of the desserts are entirely gluten free, casein free, soy free and nut free. Both of Dorangela’s sons have severe allergies so it has become her passion to come up with allergen free desserts. Dorangela headed back to the basics using an orange and black palette. She then added a hint of grey. The allergen free menu…
October 14, 2011

Halloweekend Countdown: Counting Crows

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Nicolle from Libby Lane Press sent us this Birds of Feather shoot that she styled to showcase her new printables line and we loved the unique twist on a halloween theme. Those little crows look so ominous, we love it. Nicolle’s inspiration came from feather trees that she found at Home Goods. She loved the purple and black palette and knew she wanted to make them the focal point of the table. She called on…
October 10, 2011

Lil’ Monsters Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
How fun is this table? It was created by Maria from Paper Candy in Australia for her son’s birthday. She loved the idea of having a monster themed birthday party but didn’t want to make it too scary. The kids feasted on monster fingers (cocktail sausages), Monster Fur (fairy Floss) and monster eyes (blueberries). Sweat treats included blue cupcake pops with edible monster images attached, green & blue coconut ice, monster coloured striped jelly and…
October 10, 2011

Great Finds: Boo Box

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
We’re smitten over these boo gift boxes from Choclatique.  These Halloween treats are reasonably priced and would make a really cute Halloween gift!  Aren’t they just darling?…
October 07, 2011

Halloweekend Countdown: Haute Halloween Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
In continuation of our Halloweekend inspiration, we are featuring this “haute” dessert table from Stefanie at anna and blue paperie. Not wanting to stick with the traditional orange and black color palette, Stefanie went glam using purple, white and black. We love non-traditional color palettes. Her inspiration came from that beautiful candelabra that she found at Michaels. What a perfect vessel to display her cupcakes! Using the candelabra along with pieces she found in her…
October 07, 2011

Halloweekend Countdown Inspiration: Candy Corn

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
1) Candy Corn Wreath 2) Candy Corn filled hurricanes 3) Candy Corn Poms 4) Candy Corn Sachets We are back this halloween season with our ode to the Candy Corn. You may remember our Candy Corn roundup last year over here. It is the quintessential Halloween candy. We have loved seeing all of the different interpretations in dessert and decorations. Here are some of our favorite. 1) Candy Corn Pudding Parfaits 2) Candy Corn Lollipops…
October 07, 2011

Gorgeously Gothic!

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Styling Tricks
It’s Halloweekend Countdown Friday and we have a different spin on Halloween this morning.  We’re starting with a Gorgeously Gothic inspiration board for all of you to get your “Goth On”. You can see how the Goth look is beautiful in fashion on that dramatic dress, in interiors on that luxurious Smoke Chair, and on dessert with that ruffled Maggie Austin Cake. Bring the Goth Look into party design with grey/black stationery and smoky black…
September 30, 2011

Halloweekend Countdown Inspiration

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
As promised, we have another Halloweekend post to give you some inspiration.This table was sent to us by Michelle of Favor Box Bakery. It has the perfect balance of spook and sweet. Michelle wanted a theme that would be fun for the kids and elegant for the adults. She came up with the “Queen of Halloween” idea and built the party around that. We love the idea of bringing other colors into Halloween. I mean,…
September 23, 2011

Halloweekend Countdown Inspiration

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
There’s nothing like the chill of autumn air, except maybe the chill of Halloween. This dessert table created for M Magazine was sent to us by Karla Randolph of The Card Lady. The table, or gothic styled mantel we should say, features classic candy pumpkins, candy corn and jelly beans from Powell’s Sweet Shoppe. But for a real spook, witch fingers and skeleton cookies from Cookie Xchange adorned the setting. The table was softened with…
September 16, 2011

Halloween Friday

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
It is hard to believe that Halloween is only 6 weeks away. It has always been one of my favorite holidays, and I love it even more now that I have kids. My boys and I snuggle in bed and go through countless ideas of what we are all going to be. There is something about dressing up and being somebody else for the day (or hour) that makes you feel like a kid again.…
October 31, 2010

Halloween Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Suzanna of Mon Tresor sent in this haunted treats table that was inspired by my turquoise and orange collection for Cocodot.  Suzanna used a turquoise and orange palette and mixed it with black and white to make it a little more spooky.  Suzanna elevated a traditional Halloween table to chic by using a beautiful black and white backdrop.  I’m loving the witch’s brew, the pretty coconut cake, the lace around the beverages, and the spider…
October 28, 2010

Creepy Halloween Treats

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes, Sweet Styling Tricks
See below for credits. Are you all getting your Halloween recipes out?  I know we are!  Not only have we been working on Halloween projects all week, but I also have my two boys at home counting down the days until Halloween is here. Above is a roundup of some of my favorite creepy Halloween treats.  Aren’t they all adorable?  So what are you waiting for?  Get out your flour and sugar and get into…
October 26, 2010

Spooky Halloween Deliveries

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
We’re working on a fun project today at AAE.  We’re all bundled into 2 vans making drop-offs of Halloween treats for some of our clients.  If there were ever a day to do one of our v-logs, this would have been a good day!  Here’s a peek at some of the goody boxes we’re dropping off.   I’ll also show you a peek later in the week of another Halloween project that we’re working on today.  …
October 25, 2010

Crazy Over Candy Corn!

By: Amy Atlas, in Kids, Recipes
We are knee-deep in Halloween projects {I’ll show you a peek this week}, and there is candy corn all over the AAE office!  Like many, candy corn evokes so many childhood memories for me.  I remember my Grandma used to have small bowls of candy corn around her house on Halloween and I would grab as many as I could before anyone would catch me.  Every time I eat a candy corn, that sugary taste…