It's the first time I have worked with a US national magazine and it's been FUN, FUN, FUN!! I worked with journalist Jessica Blair who contacted me a few months back for a collaborative six-page editorial spread for the 2011 Kiki Holiday Issue!
So exciting to be even asked, but to see my work in a national mag is just beyond surreal! I'm still pinching myself...
Kiki is a fashion magazine and creativity journal written for girls who are ages eight and older. As such, the editors wanted New Year's Eve and a New Year's Day parties that Kiki readers could re-create or style themselves - from the invites to the food and décor!
I can tell you I LOVE parties, designing and styling them, but putting myself in the shoes of an 8 year old for this project was not a given...Especially when you're over 30 - No matter how goofy one may be...ahem.
So I enlisted the help of my 4 year old - Yes, if she can do it then older girls will be able to do it too. In fact, you can even see her little hands in one of the photos, bless! :)
I'm still waiting on my copy of the magazine, but Jessica sent me a few snapshots, and I couldn't wait to share with you guys - So in case you're passing a book store and fancy a nice read, pick a copy of Kiki!! You can always tell the cashier it's for your little niece...
BTW, did I mention I created some FREE party printables that you can download exclusively from Kiki?! The more reason to go get a copy, don't you think? ;)
Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine and MarthaStewart.com; and she's a regular party contributor to PBS Parents, Yum Food for Kids Magazine, Créative Magazine and HGTV.