Hello Beauties I hope everyone is having a great summer! I am in the middle of wedding season and this is an exciting time for event planning. I attended BizBash Ideafest 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and met … Continue reading
I am back from the most relaxing vacation. I took a long weekend to unplug and get some much-needed R&R. On the first night of my time off, I received Amy Atlas’ book, Sweet Design, from the UPS man. I had been waiting to get my hands on it ever since I pre-ordered with Amazon.
I was lucky enough to indulge my inner crafting goddess by reading 5 books total over my vacation: Amy Atlas- Sweet Designs; Handmade Weddings-Eunice Moyle, Sabrina Moyle and Shauna Faust; The DIY Bride- Khris Cochran; Push-up Pops, Courtney Dial Whitmore; Simply Divine Lisa Vanderpump. I will begin a series of book reviews so stay tuned for these and new reviews each week.
This book is quite massive at 375 pages. It has chapter after chapter filled with ideas for creating tablescapes. The majority of the designs focus on the sweets table but a little imagination can inspire ideas for the whole party. There are fourteen chapters that focus on a specific theme, such as Game Night (Ch.8), Pastel Pretty (Ch. 5), Honey, I Love you (Ch.7), and Vineyard Afternoon (Ch.12).
Each chapter provides Amy’s initial inspiration for the tablescape, a Bake It section with a recipe for each home-made dessert featured, a Craft It section explaining how to create the DIY elements of the table (runners, backdrops, favor bags, etc) and a Style It section which explains how to pull everything together (use all ruffled elements, for example). Plus, it offers ways to switch it up by making the beverages more adult or advising of a different color scheme that would work equally as well. It also has advice on what to purchase pre-made (candies, cakes, decorations, etc.). This book is a must have for anyone that loves bringing a wow factor to everyday events.
Amy Atlas includes a lot of great tips for creating a tablescape that is pleasing to the eye. For example, use different heights and sizes for the vessels on the table. Put the tallest containers in the back of the table so that it is easy for everyone to grab their treat. Also, when styling your sweets table, be sure to use a few different textures to create an exciting experience. For example, use light fluffy cotton candy, crystalized rock candy and gummy bears for the candy. Then use, a textured table-cloth with a DIY streamer and pom backdrop.
Amy Atlas hits it out of the park with her first book, Sweet Designs. It is an instant classic and a must have for anyone that entertains in their home.
Have you picked up your copy of Sweet Designs? What are your favorite chapters?
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! I was so lucky to be able to spend Sunday doing what I love — Coordinating Weddings! All of the vendors I worked with this weekend were true professionals and I just cannot wait until I am able to show everyone the photos. The ceremony setting blew my mind and the popcorn bar I set up was a huge hit.
Well, the weather is getting so beautiful and I only have one thing on my mind…Sailing Away! I love cruising and the nautical theme is close to my heart (♥itb) so I decided to bring you an inspiration story for an All American Nautical Party. You can use this inspiration for a casual lobster bake with friends or for a preppy wedding by the sea shore. The most important thing to remember is to be inspired by the beautiful pictures but make the elements your own.
Find the sources for all of the inspiration on my Pintrest
Amy Atlas is the queen of the dessert table and her first book, Sweet Designs: Bake it, Craft it, Style it, is available for pre-sale now on Amazon. I just ordered my copy and it will ship out on April 24, 2012. The book is filled with over 100 recipes and over 75 easy, affordable craft projects. I can’t to look through my copy and get inspiration for my next event!
Amy Atlas’ blog, Sweet Designs, is one of my daily reads. She accepts submissions from around the world and there have been some really great spring time parties featured this week. I was especially drawn to this pastel color palette of mint green and yellow.
Will you be purchasing Amy Atlas’ new book,
Sweet Designs: Bake it, Craft it, Style it?
Amy Atlas “The Dessert Table Queen” has an amazing new Book coming out on April 24! (Pre Order Here) She gives us fashionable descriptions of the most famous candy out there and also how to incorporate them into your own designs. Be sure to check out her Blog (Here).. She is a Genius!!
This Sunday is the Super Bowl and I have rounded up the best party ideas from my two favorite party blogs. I personally look forward to the commercials and the half time show! Hope everyone has a safe Sunday!
Hostess with The Mostess is one of my favorite blogs for party ideas. You can often find FREE printables that add a lot to your food and dessert displays. A recent party was actually a Football Themed Birthday Party but the Tailgate Theme would be amazing for Super Bowl, as well.
Amy Atlas is the Queen of the Dessert Table. She literally is the first person to ever specialize in creating beautiful tables that wow your guests. Now it is pretty much a staple at weddings, birthday parties and showers. She posted an awesome Super Bowl Party showcasing an amazing spread of delicious snacks and dessert. Check out her blog for your self Here!