Archive for Tag: summer

July 06, 2012

Sunshine Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are sending you off this weekend with a little sunshine. Daisy from Leo & Bella in Australia styled this party for a little girl’s first birthday. Daisy’s client wanted a sunshine theme since her daughter “brightens” up their life. We love the pastel lemon, mint and lilac palette. Sweet treats on the dessert table included sunshine cupcakes, panna cotta, lemon jelly slice, mint cake pops, sunshine and cloud cookies, macarons, and jelly pots. We…
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…
June 25, 2012

Pool Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Nothing says summer like ice cream and pool parties. This Pool Party Collection from Bird’s Party makes any pool-side snack feel like a fun four star feast. For her vertical element, Bird created a DIY centerpiece cake stand by stacking cake drums with pool noodles {very clever!} that she cut to size. She then wrapped the noodles in printable scrapbook paper from her collection, and cut foam place mats to fit the diameter of the…
June 18, 2012

Great Finds: The TomKat Studio Shop (& Giveaway)

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
One of the things I love to do during the summer is have picnics with my boys in Central Park. We gather our blankets, balls, and lots of oozy, summery stone fruits and pick a spot under one of our favorite trees in the park. Since we’re in picnic season, we thought we’d give you a reason to ooze right into this manic Monday with a fantastic summer giveaway.  Our good friend, Kim from The…
June 18, 2012

Picnic Perfect Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are all about picnics this summer and we are starting this Monday off with picnic inspiration from Alexandra at Enchanted Events & Designs. She styled this picnic birthday party for her two little girls. The dessert table featured a picnic table cake stand surrounded by “Fire Ants” with cookiepop heads and cakepop bodies. Other sweet treats on the dessert table included apple pies adorned with bees, berry pies, watermelon cookies, strawberry macarons, lollipops, sugar…
June 15, 2012

Little Birdie Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
The color palette of this next guest dessert feature just screamed SUMMER! This party was sent to us by Emily from Emmy’s Events. She designed the table around her new Sweet Little Yellow Birdie printable collection. This party could translate to everything from a bridal or baby shower to a first birthday or summer soiree. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes, chocolate covered marshmallows, sweetie pies and cake pops. A whitewashed fence was…
June 06, 2012

Splish Splash Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Most private schools end on Friday in the NYC and public schools end in a couple of weeks. What does that mean?  Summer is really beginning in our households! Cris from Crissy’s Crafts sent us this party that she created for her Annual End of the School Year pool party. Cris was inspired by the the Pool Party Collection from Mimi’s Doll house.  We ADORE the creative treats on the dessert table including Twizzler pool…
May 25, 2012

Summer Lovin’ To Do List

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
Memorial Day weekend is the “unofficial” start of summer here in the states. Summer is my favorite season.  What can I say….I love the beach!  Once the book tour is done, I’m going to make sure I can make time to do things I love during the summer. I thought to bring on the weekend, I would share my “To Do List” with you guys.  At the top of my list is beach with the…
May 25, 2012

Tea Treats Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This pretty tea treats party was sent to us by Stephanie & Izabela from Sweet Table in Canada. This table was styled for the launch of their business. The event took place in a tea shop in Toronto so they created all of their desserts with tea from the shop. Sweet treats on the dessert table included tea lollipops, shortbread cookies with tea infused butter, matcha whoopie pies, and vegan gluten free donuts made with…
March 28, 2012

Inside the Book: Key Lime Bars

Thank you to everyone who responded to my facebook posts and tweets about sharing a recipe from Sweet Designs. We added up all of the votes from the various polls and Key Lime Bars won with a slight margin. This Key Lime Bar recipe is in my Take Me Away chapter {there – now you know about another chapter!}  I decided to do a Take Me Away chapter in the book because I’ve always been…
January 20, 2012

Lovely Luau Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
The temperatures are starting to drop in New York and this submission was the perfect medicine for the winter blues. This party was sent to us by Monique from Darling Details. She created this party for a little girl’s 10th birthday. Her mother asked for a “Hawaiian luau” that was not too girly. The spunky color palette and props like tiki faces and a van carrying surfboards were perfect for the theme . We love…
September 02, 2011

Sweet Summer Dessert Round Up

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
Photo Credit:  Eleni’s NY Labor Day is the “unofficial” end of Summer in the states. It also means that the US Open is in full swing at Arthur Ashe Stadium and football season is about to start (Go Jets)! I can already feel the chill in the air. We are definitely summer people in the Amy Atlas office.  So today, we are going to do a round up of some of our favorite summer treats.  …
August 30, 2011

Sunflower Soiree – Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
After the rainy weekend we had in New York City, we were so happy to see this little ray of sunshine we received from Kelly Lyden of WH Hostess. Yesterday, we featured this dinosaur party that Kelly and Joanna collaborated on for Joanna’s son’s birthday.  This table was created by Kelly for her mother’s 60th birthday.  Celebrating her mother and the last bit of summer that was left, Kelly chose a crisp yellow and black…
August 17, 2011

Pool Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Before we bid adieu to summer, we just had to post this party from photographer Kelly Anderson. Inspired by Loralee Lewis’ Sweetie Swim Cap paper collection, Kelly threw an outrageously fun pool party for her pre-school aged daughters and their families. Seriously, is there a better way to beat the summer heat than in the pool? With genius details like the basket of water balloons, squirt guns and a bubble dispenser for refilling bubble-blowers, this…
August 03, 2011

Happy Summer Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
As summer begins to wind down and the new school year is fast approaching, we are holding on to every bit of warm weather that we can.  How great is this table that we received from Amber Lyden at Let’s Party On?  The colors are so vibrant. Her Etsy shop sells all of the printables that you see here. Sweet treats included jumbo marshmallow popsicles, brownies infused with cream cheese frosting and bright frosting on…
July 25, 2011


By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
Photo credits above:  1) Watermelon Cake via Woman’s Day 2) Watermelon Sorbet Slice via Make and Takes 3) Watermelon Jello via Hugging the Coast 4) Watermelon Sherbet via This Chick Cooks With temperatures in triple digits across the country, the dog days of summer are officially here. We feel that summer and watermelon go hand in hand. Can you think of a more satisfying snack on a really hot day? All it takes is one…
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…
August 18, 2010

Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Kori of Paper and Pigtails sent over this adorable Lilly Pulitzer-inspired dessert table that she created for her daughter’s 3rd birthday. Isn’t it lovely? Lilly often incorporates turtles into her summery designs and Kori did a great job bringing in all of the tortoise details.  I think this party would make any little girl crawl out of her shell!  With only a few more weeks of summer in the states, this makes me want to…
August 03, 2010

DIY Lemonade Cookies

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates, Recipes
{I’m really excited to have Meaghan of The Decorated Cookie as a guest blogger today! Meaghan regularly shares her adorable cookie how-to’s on The Decorated Cookie and is the editor behind Edible Crafts. Since it is the first week of August, I asked Meaghan if she could share a summer-inspired cookie how-to. For those of you on the other side of the globe, bookmark this for when your summer is here!} I was thrilled by…
June 25, 2010

Summer Bicycle Inspired Wedding – Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Esther of My Bride Story sent over these beautiful pictures of a summer bicycle inspired wedding she recently created for a special couple. The styling of this wedding exudes summer, doesn’t it? I love the yellow and white check linens, the beautiful floral peony and craspedia arrangements, the lattice fence sundae bar, and of course, all of the bike details! For all of you party hostesses, this summery design need not be limited to weddings.…