Archive for Tag: summer

November 14, 2013

Mermaid Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Kenna of Miss Party Mom designed this dessert table for a very lucky mermaid-loving girl’s birthday. With all the sparkles and glitter, this is like a little girl’s dream! We love the pink, purple and aqua palette, the fish scale mermaid cake, and the shell and mermaid cake pops! Other sweets on the dessert table included salt water taffy, underwater pearl gum balls, and macarons. The birthday girl’s mom, a photographer, set up a little…
September 03, 2013

Elegant Sunflower Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We hope everyone had a fantastic three day weekend. The “unofficial” end to summer has arrived. We don’t know about you all, but we are going to try to enjoy every bit of the warm sunny days that we have left in New York City. This party was sent to us by Eva from Eva Derrick Photography in Canada and we simply love it. Distinct Occasions and Candy by Katie styled this table with an…
August 27, 2013

Cabana Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Cabana and flamingo parties are very on trend lately and this one from Jennifer of Hello Love Designs really made a splash! Jennifer styled the party for her niece’s birthday party. It was a family affair, as Jennifer’s husband made the cake, while the birthday girl herself made the jello pool jars. Guests were invited to dive into the cabana candy bar station and adorable bathing suit and flip flop cookies. We love the cabana…
August 26, 2013

Blackberry Iced Tea Pops {Recipe}

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
Photograph by Leigh Beisch. We were just in Montreal and had the most delicious blackberries every morning. They were plump, juicy and sweet, just as they should be in August. Since we’re trying to hold on to the last days of summer now that we’re back in NYC, we’re sharing this delicious Blackberry–Iced Tea Pop recipe from Charity Ferriera’s Perfect Pops. This refreshing ice pop combines fresh fruit and iced tea. You can even add…
August 23, 2013

End of Summer Fresh Sweet Corn Custard Recipe

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
Reprinted with permission by publisher Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, LLC. The Craft of Baking copyright 2009 by Karen DeMasco. Photographs copyright 2009 by Ellen Silverman. Every August, my family heads over to the farmer’s market to find the most delicious sweet corn the farmers have to offer. As delicious as the corn is {you won’t even need butter}, it is a bittersweet reminder that our carefree summer is coming to an…
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 02, 2013

Flirty Birdie Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This colorful bird party made us all smile this morning. We love how Angela from Angela Marie Events incorporated summery elements for this end of school year/ beginning of summer party. Angela used wooden birdcages, branches with felt birds, and bird nests for this outdoor party. Angela didn’t shy away from color and pattern {love!}, even though the party has a rustic vibe. Sweet treats on the dessert table included bird cookies, edible nests filled…
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 26, 2013

Amy’s Summer Reading List

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
PRODUCT CREDITS: Beach Bag, beach towel, shoes, watering can, spatula, whisk, silicone cookie sheet liner Last year, I shared some of the cookbooks I was craving. Today, I am sharing my SUMMER reading list with you guys. Some have been out for a while, but I’ve had a busy few years so I’m catching up! A few are inspirational like the beautiful Style Me Pretty Weddings book by my friend Abby and some are informational…
June 24, 2013

Let’s Chill Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Is there anything better than an ice cold treat during the hot summer? Since summer is officially here in the states, we’re celebrating today with a fun snow cone party from Lauren of Lauren Haddox Designs. This party was for her friend’s daughter’s birthday and it was super COOL. Lauren created a unique snow cone centerpiece out of poster board and coffee filters topped off with an oversized striped straw. Sweet treats on the dessert…
June 12, 2013

Summer Circus Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Summer is getting into full swing in NYC and this Summer Circus Soiree is perfect for a sunny day. Mariana from Peace of Cake styled this party for a little boy’s first birthday party. Mariana took inspiration for the party from the little boy’s favorite toy which was a rattle shaped like an elephant on a ball. We love the color palette and how the desserts pop against the white display. Sweet treats included a…
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…
May 21, 2013

Something About Strawberries Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Strawberries are in season right now and the farmers’ markets in NYC are chock full of them. This party, styled by Bird from Bird’s Party, is perfect for a spring fling or picnic party. Sweet treats on the dessert table included strawberry cake pops, cupcakes, macarons, meringues and a pretty pink cake topped with DIY fondant strawberries. Other great DIY elements included homemade jam party favors, crepe paper pomanders and ribbon cake bunting. A potting…
May 06, 2013

Rustic Summer Wedding Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This party is like a pocket full of sunshine. Clair from Calamity Cakes styled this party for her sister-in-law’s wedding. Clair showed off shades of yellow in glass apothecary jars for a summer-y look. Sweet treats on the dessert table included an assortment of yellow candy, millionaire bars, cupcakes and a homemade 5 tiered chocolate mud cake. Other design elements at the party included local timber turned into vessels, mason jars with floating candles, lanterns…
January 28, 2013

Vintage Candy Table Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We are starting this week off on a sweet note with this darling vintage candy table styled by Katie from Candy by Katie for a bride and groom at their wedding. An old fashioned scale and cash register along with a myriad of candy in apothecary jars transported guests to their childhood so they felt they were shopping for sweets in their local candy shop. Scroll down for all of the pretty details and the…
January 11, 2013

Quiet Please! Spa Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are swooning over this Spa party that was styled by Vania from Canadian Hostess for her daughter’s 9th birthday. Manicures, facials, sweets, and laughs were all on the menu for this spa-themed party. Vania chose a turquoise, honeydew green and orange color palette which we LOVE! Upon arrival, each girl received her own cozy bathrobe and was invited to the Relaxation Lounge, where the girls sipped on drinks from a Tropical Smoothie Bar. The…
October 02, 2012

A is for Awesome Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
School is in full swing in the states but they are heading into summer down under. This party was styled for a little girl turning five by Michelle from Sweet Essence. Since the little girl will be heading to school in the fall, Michelle used alphabet flashcards as her inspiration and used a rainbow of bright colors to give it a youthful, fun vibe. We love the colored pencil runners on the table. Sweet treats…
September 10, 2012

Great Finds: Ice Ice Baby

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
1) Pop Sorbetto Split 2) Limeade Popsicles 3) Watermelon Jalapeno Ice Pops 4) Snow Cone Garland 5) Italian Ice  6) Zoku Pops Okay, we’ll spare you from listening to our rendition of Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby, but that won’t stop us from sharing our favorite ice pop and granita photos/recipes from around the web with you.  Can you tell we’re in denial that summer is ending?  We’d like to try the honey lavender granita…
July 12, 2012

Berry Harvest Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Summer…ahh summer. Even though I have lived in NYC my whole life, I am not a big fan of cold weather. This berry harvest party from Stacy from Scrumptious Swirls screams summer. The printables from Fresh Chick Design Studio and the great backdrop give the party a county fair vibe. For the vertical element, Stacy placed a store bought cake on top of a box from Red Envelope. This is a great DIY trick for…