August 26, 2014

20+ Yummy and Fun After School Snacks




Don't know about you, but after school snacks are one of my fave meals of the day. For me it's the time to catch up with the kiddos after a long day, and find out what they've been up to at school. So they also need to be fun. And of course healthy. And not fill them up too much so they don't eat dinner. 

Quite a few boxes to tick for a humble snack, huh?! So prepping is essential. And with the help of Foodie.com I've selected some funky recipes to help make after school snack life a breeze. 


August 25, 2014

5 Chilled Out End of Summer Party Ideas

end of summer party cinema


Just because summer is ending, doesn't mean we have to wait until the next Holiday to celebrate. Any excuse for a party, you say?! Too right! In my book you can never have too many parties!

But I also don't want anything fussy or formal. So Pinterest has come to the rescue once again. Here are my top 5 fave ideas to make the best of those last days of summer sunshine and warmth, and frankly; to just chill out in good company!


August 13, 2014

5 Pretty and Delicious Summer Cocktails for Your Party

Summer Cocktails Recipes

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Because yesterday we were talking bar styling, then naturally today's post had to include drinks and recipes. After all, no self-respecting party bar is complete without pretty libations?! 

Here are some of my faves, handpicked for their awesome taste but also good looks, 'cause we all know we eat (or drink) with our eyes first. I'm particularly digging all the recipes that contain some sort of herb: thyme, mint, lavender, rosemary...to make use of my garden bounty this summer! Looks super funky too!!


August 12, 2014

Awesome Summer Bar Styling Ideas



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Though we're all prepping for back to school 'round here, summer is not over yet. No, sir! And we're still making the most of our sunny days by eating and drinking al fresco as much as possible. So bar styling has become a necessity really. They're so practical and can look totally awesome for any occasion.

Here are some of my fave picks from Pinterest that totally scream summer and style! There's something for every taste or celebration - family get-together, drinks with the gals, weddings...because bars are trendy right now, looked totally hip and are also super practical. Trust! 

Hope they spark your imagination, and help you squeeze out the last drops of your 'summer juices' ;)


August 11, 2014

Back to School: Junie B. Jones Inspired Party



For those who don't know, Junie B. is a feisty little first grader with her very own series of books. Her many, many, many mistakes help kids love reading and laugh while they do. (And she provides parents with lots of teachable moments!). Styled by the fabulous Jen from Double The Fun Parties, this party creates a school day in the life of Junie B. – a perfect birthday party or back to school theme for kids who love playing school!

Check out all the amazing party details as told by Jen. 


August 6, 2014

Back to School: Free Printable and Editable Name Tags

Back to School Free Party Printables


Today I'm' sharing the third of the back to school free printables - Editable School Book or Name Tags!

Of course, they match the previous pencil bookmarks and pencil favor box (all editable) shared earlier this week. These book label can be used to personalize school books, homework diaries, but also lunch boxes, pencil cases, back packs, favor bags and more. And you can type in the text you want!


August 5, 2014

Back to School: Free Printable Pencil Box Template



After I designed yesterday's freebie pencil-shaped bookmarks, I couldn't help but think the designs would make a super cute party box! 

My kids LOVED the box so much, and I'm thinking it's the perfect gift box for teacher gifts too (fill it with chalk, candy, pencils...), and of course a back to school party favor box!

Hope you enjoy the free printables, and be sure to subscribe to our blog by email to get all the back to school freebies this week!


August 4, 2014

Back to School: Free Printable Pencil Bookmarks



I'll tell you a secret: I am not really keen on living out of sink with the seasons. I'm the person who used to dread seeing Halloween stuff in the shops in August. But due to the nature of my job, things have changed a little, and planning that far ahead is a necessity...Having said that, I'm never quite ready to see winter sweaters for sale in July! And certainly never ready to say goodbye to summer. Ever. 

But I also know that it's inevitable, and some people have no choice but to start planning for back to school now. So to make things a little easier, this week I'm sharing some back to school printables: Bookmarks, name tags and super duper cute freebies! 

Be sure to subscribe to our blog by email HERE to get all the Back to School free printables with your posts all this month!


July 30, 2014

30+ Back to School Lunchbox Recipes

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by Bird Bird's Party at Foodie.com


I know some of you are already preparing for back to school, and if lunch box food poses a dilemma, then fear not! With the help of Foodie.com, (my kids) and I have handpicked a selection of fun, healthy and totally scrumptious lunchbox recipes that are also easy to make and totally portable. 

The kids can totally help too in the prepping of some of these recipes, which all adds to the fun, right?! ;)


July 29, 2014

A Bug Inspired Joint Birthday Party!



Summer rhymes with outdoors fun, but also with nature. And inevitable, with little critters. Spiders, flying bugs and little crawlers...all offer the perfect birthday party theme for little boys who love nature.  And this Bug-tastic joint birthday by my talented friend Vivian Kerr from Kerr's Kreations is packed with amazing and inspiring ideas!

I worked with Vivian for the bug inspired party printables, and am totally amazed by all the incredible details she incorporated into this fabulous party - from the food to the decor, the party activities and all in between. Scroll down to see check out the fun details as told by Vivian.


July 28, 2014

Summer Reading Giveaway: 4 Recipe Books, 1 Winner!



Hey sweet friends, missed you! Been working on some fun things this summer, taking some time off to chill with the family and generally catching up on those little things that get neglected during the year (like reading a great book!) so we're totally in relaxed-blogging-mode 'round here...be warned.

But today I'm happy to be back giving away a cool 4 Recipe Books to one lucky winner - to help make your summer reading even yummier!


July 15, 2014

Bird's Party Affiliate Program - Earn money from your blog!

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As a blogger, blog monetization is one of the key subjects that always crops up in conversation with other bloggers. So after many requests, I'm delighted to announce that we now have an affiliate program for Bird's Party Shop!!  

There is no charge to join our affiliate program, and we pay a commissions for all shop sales you refer. Cool, right?! :)

The program is also real simple and quick to sign up for, and we have some super cute ads too! So to start making money now and earn an income from your blog, email me to get all the details! 


July 9, 2014

WIN $100 Gift Card from Pear Tree Greetings!



That's right folks, excited to bring you this super fun giveaway! We've teamed up with the fab Pear Tree Greetings to give one lucky winner a $100 gift card purchase anything in their kids collection + free shipping!! 


July 7, 2014

Tic Tac® DIY Wedding Favor Idea with Free Printables!!



If you follow me on Instagram, would've have seen a  little sneak peak of today's post using Tic Tac®
mints as a wedding favor idea. Tic Tac's goal is to "Shake Things Up", and I was thrilled when they asked me to come up with a fun packaging idea for a wedding favor!  

Tic Tac®  packs remind me confetti, little colored sprinkles, perfect for weddings. So I wanted a modern vibe for the packaging, something that would be meaningful for a wedding, but also add a modern/funky twist to shake thing up ;) 

Naturally, I turned to printables. And glitter. 'Cause if you can't have a bit of bling on your wedding day...when can ya?!


July 5, 2014

Turn your Instagram Photos into Marshmallows with Boomf + a Giveaway - Open Worldwide!!

Turn Your Instagram Photos into Marshmallows with Boomf


In last week's post I talked about how marshmallows are essential at any party. But Boomf have gone a step further - They allow us to turn our precious Instagram memories, selfies and instamoments into real marshmallows! How cool is that?!

They offered to send me a Boomf box a couple of weeks back, and I LOVED it!!  The marshmallows are beautifully packed (perfect for gifts, wedding favors...) and totally funky. I tell ya - Proper fun and yummy marshmallows!

And because I liked it so much, we teamed up with Boomf to give one lucky winner 3 boxes of personalized Boomf marshmallows!! Giveaway open worldwide.


July 3, 2014

Last Minute 4th of July Treat: Easy Red, White and Blue Marshmallow Pops



Marshmallows are perfect for any occasion. It's a well known fact (trust). So when the fabulously creative Meaghan from The Decorated Cookie sent me this patriot red, white and blue Marshmallow recipe for Bird's Party Magazine, I knew she was onto a winner!

They look awesome, don't they?! Plus, are super quick and easy to make, and you could even set up a Marshmallow Bar at your 4th of July Party with all the ingredients, and get guests having fun making their own pops -  A sweet treat that doubles as party activity too?! Score!! ;)


July 1, 2014

Rio 2 Inspired Birthday Party!!

Rio inspired Amazon jungle birthday party printables and supplies


With the Brazilian soccer world cup happening and the release of the Rio 2 movie, I'm doubly delighted to share this colorful and vibrant Rio-Amazon-jungle-inspired birthday party!!

Crissy styled it for her daughter's 9th birthday, and I worked on the party printable collection inspired by her vision, ideas and chosen colors. She really wanted the Amazon rain forest come to life and I think she pulled it off beautifully as usual!! It's full of creative, gorgeous and DIY inspiration, and she shares all the fun details below. Enjoy! :)


June 30, 2014

Happy Picnic Month: 30+ Delicious and Portable Recipes

Check out Happy Picnic Month
by Bird Bird's Party at Foodie.com


There's nothing better I like to do in summer than to have a great picnic! Whether by the seaside, local park or woodlands...sometimes even in our own backyard! All that matters is eating outdoors and enjoying the fresh air and warmth of the season. It truly means summer has arrived!

But cooking a picnic-worthy spread is also part of the fun - Thinking up little funky seasonal dishes, delicious morsels and yummy sweet treats that will wow the family! It's also a great excuse to get the kids involved in the preparation, and make it a truly enjoyable experience from beginning to end.

So with the help of Foodie.com, I've been looking for inspiration to update my repertoire. With over 30 yummy and portable picnic recipes, I've collected refreshing drinks, picnic-pies, seasonal salads, funky pickles, gourmet sandwich ideas and loads more; to help inspire your Picnic season too! YUM!!


June 27, 2014

4th of July Grilling and Cookout Essentials



4th of July rhymes with grilling and cooking out, right? So here are a few basic essentials that not only make your BBQ life easier, but also super fun and totally more special! Click icons to see the links.


June 25, 2014

Easy Brigadeiro Chocolate Fudge Spoons Recipe



These easy treats are perfect on any dessert table, but they also make fun party favors too! 

The idea comes from Brazil, and the popular chocolate fudge called Brigadeiro. Traditionally, Brigadeiro are rolled little balls of chocolate fudge (much like a chocolate truffle), but using spoons in this way, not only makes it even cuter to serve, but also super easy and quick to make too. 

They are the perfect little sweet treat to have while watching the world cup matches too, and the kids will love helping to decorate the spoons with sprinkles! 


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