Archive for Tag: July 4th

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…
April 23, 2013

Baseball Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are loving this dessert table by Deanna from Mirabelle Creations for her son’s 7th birthday. She tapped into her son’s love for baseball for the party theme. A Concession Stand with typical ballpark fare had a backdrop that was painted  to mimic baseball seams. A dessert table included with red, white and blue sweets included Oreo truffle cake pops, baseball sugar cookies, a naked birthday cake, red velvet & vanilla cupcakes, and Baseball Lollipops.…
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…
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…
July 04, 2011

United Cakes of America – Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
Are you all having a fun July 4th?  I’m relaxing with my entire family by the pool today and it is wonderful.  Yesterday, I was in a Border’s in upstate New York and discovered Warren Brown’s United Cakes of America book.  I’m not sure how I never saw this little treasure before.  I love, no LOVE…Warren’s first book, CakeLove.  For those who want to learn about the basics of making cakes, definitely pick up…
July 04, 2011

July 4th Parade Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Independence Day conjures up many memories in my mind.  One of which is parades.  This guest feature, sent to us by Jeannie Gearin of The Pastry Tip, was inspired by parades.  Jeannie brought in the mini tricycle prop and tricycle printables to represent that first taste of Freedom you have as a kid.  I remember it well.  How about you all? The treats on this table can conjure up sweet summer memories for all of…
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

Red White & Blue Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
The resort wear season may be coming to a close in the states, but with July 4th around the corner, nautical imagery is still everywhere from clothing to housewares.  A few weeks ago we featured a vintage nautical dessert table.   Bird from Bird’s Party sent over this dessert table that she created to showcase her new nautical printables collection. Inspired by the French Riviera, Bird wanted to create a clean, fresh and preppy dessert table.  …
June 24, 2010

July 4th Entertaining

By: Amy Atlas, in Kids
The taste of sweet Long Island corn, the sound of my kids squealing with joy while running barefoot in the grass through the sprinkler, the smell of steaks on the grill, the sight of friends and family delving into homemade apple pie…these are just a few of the things that remind me of July 4th with my family. Whether it is a picnic, barbeque, baseball game, or carnival, I think we all love to entertain…