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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events - Event for Kelly Ripa & Electrolux

I apologize for the delay in posting this week...it's been super busy by us, but this will be well worth it...

I'm back again with some behind-the-scenes at Amy Atlas Events. Yesterday, Kelly Ripa, Electrolux, and Serendipity built banana splits with lots of ecstatic kids at a fabulous banana splits event for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. We were honored to do some styling and create the toppings bar for the event.

A little "scoop" about the event...In celebration of the new stand-alone refrigerator and freezer from Electrolux (that's right, the familiar fridge/freezer duo has “split” up!), Kelly Ripa is building banana “splits” for a cause here. Each day you build your ultimate virtual split, Electrolux will donate $1 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, and you'll be entered for a chance to win the daily prize — $50 towards sweet summer treats — and the grand prize — the new refrigerator and freezer. How great is that? It was particularly special for us to be involved in this event because my staff and I have friends who have been affected with ovarian cancer. Please visit the site to donate to this important cause.

Okay, below are the behind-the-scenes of us setting up. I'm "splitting" my posts from this event into three posts. Come back tomorrow to see behind-the-scenes of Kelly and the kids building banana splits. I'll also show close-ups of the toppings bar!

Here I am checking out the toppings bar...


Eric sticking skewers in styrofoam for our ice cream brownies...


Our intern Rachael cutting paper for our toppings jars...


Eric fixing the bow on a cake plate...


Eric and Rachael getting ready to fill lots of jars with toppings...


Just a peek at some of the goodies...


I can't resist...here's another peek (the place was filled with sprinkles from New York Cake and Bake...


Here I am on the day of the event frosting ice cream cupcakes...


The Electrolux new split fridge and freezer...pretty nice!


The kids table...there was lots of fun kid entertainment over here like balloon making, drawing, and face painting...


A peek at the banana splits building stations...


Lots of gooey, yummy sauces for the kids!


Sun flooded through the studio. It was really beautiful. Btw, how gorgeous are those hot pink rugs?


The Electrolux set is ready for banana split making with Kelly!


Another peek...


I loved the ice cream cart...


The event is almost ready to start. Kids had step stools by their stations so they could make their banana splits comfortably.


We styled the catering area also...


Lisa and I right before the event...


The AAE crew right before the event...


Joslyn of Simply Lovely was there with her adorable daughter Audrey. I was so happy to finally meet her after knowing her for so long through the blogosphere!


Kids are starting to come..yay!


The kids looked pretty stoked about making banana splits! Wanna see Kelly and the kids making banana splits? Come back tomorrow to get a sneak peek. I'll also show you the toppings bar.

14 comments:

veron said...

Ah-mazing! I want one of those Electrolux split refrigerator/freezer!

Bea @ CancunCookies said...

Great colour combination... I'll be back tomorrow ;)

{ L } said...

Oooh fun to see! Can I come work for you? lol...looks like heaven. :)

Vanessa said...

Where was this event held? I love the open, airy and light-filled space. Another great job Amy!

Lora Joy said...

Can you share how you made the backdrop for the table? Or do you have a tutorial? I would love to make some for parties I host!!! =) You're such an inspiration!

DreamgirlLisa said...

All of it is just gorgeous, those colors really pop!

L!nL!n said...

AWESOME!!!!..I WILL COME BACK TOMORROW. LOVE..LOVE THE WHOLE SETUP ;)

Sally said...

This loks like such a fun event, and such a pretty one!!

A great diea for a birthday party!

Leoni said...

Gorgeous colour combo and lovely to see you chipping in to help, I don't know where you find the time to still be so hands on.

I run for cake! said...

What a wonderful event for such a worthwhile cause! The behind the scenes decorations look absolutely amazing! I love the banana split making station with the pink striped counters! This screams Summer!

Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe said...

Such a lovely idea! Banana split stations. I may have to do that for our annual back to school bash at the end of the summer!

Elizabeth said...

I wondered if you would share your source for the ice cream cookies in the 6th picture?

Ashleigh said...

How fun! And the colors look amazing! Although some of those bananas had seen better days. :)

Ink and Ivy said...

Love it all! So beautiful.

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