Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts

December 10, 2014

Christmas Party: DIY Santa Fondant Cupcake Toppers

Christmas Party: DIY Santa Fondant Cupcake Toppers


Following on from yesterday's Santa inspired post, I thought I'd share the DIY for the cupcakes I made to match my Christmas Candyland desserts table.

I used sugar paste fondant and printable toppers to decorate the cupcakes. It's not rocket science - more like playing with modelling clay! :)


December 9, 2014

Christmas Party Ideas: DIY Santa Cake Pops


Chistmas Party Ideas: DIY Santa cake Pops Recipe


If you follow me on Instagram, you'd have seen a few sneak peeks of these cute Santa cake pops, and today I'm sharing the easy step-by-step tutorial.

My seven year old daughter helped me with these ( you can see her little hands in the photos, bless ) and they are perfect to entertain little ones over the Holiday period. 

I used them for my desserts table at the Marie Claire salon in Paris in November, but they would be cool as a party favor or cute gift too. I see them all wrapped up in cellophane paper for hot cocoa stations or even as part of a Christmas gourmet hamper

Great for using up left over cake too...wait, what left-over cake?! ;)


December 5, 2014

Sweet Treats for The Holidays Recipe & a Giveaway!!

Sweet Treats for The Holidays


Can you believe Christmas is nearly here? If you're stuck for ideas on fab and affordable gifts, decor and Holiday treats, take a peek in our Holiday Guide here.

Speaking of treats, today we're sharing of the cutest recipes (approved by Martha Stewart herself!!). Yes, when it comes to Norene Cox of Party Pinching, recipes can totally look cute too! 

If that was not enough, we're also giving away one digital copy of Norene's book Sweet Treats for The Holidays!! 

Double celebration, did you say?! It calls for some cookies, I think... ;)


December 1, 2014

Holiday Shopping and Gift Guide 2014 - Out Now!!

Bird's Party Magazine Holiday Shopping and Gift Guide 2014


Happy Monday!! Ready to start decking the halls? :)

We have some fabulous gift ideas, party inspiration, free party printables, recipes, DIYs and lots of eye candy and great deals for Cyber Monday for you in Bird's Party Magazine's latest Holiday Shopping and Gift Guide!! 

I'm lucky once again to be joining some of the most creative and talented stylists and bloggers around, but also our favorite vendors and stores to help your Christmas and Holiday planning go as smoothly as possible!

So sit back, relax and let us help guide you toward a truly Merry and Bright Christmas! :)


November 21, 2014

30+ Recipes for a Fabulous Thanksgiving Feast

30+ Recipes for a Fabulous Thanksgiving Feast




Being in charge of Thanksgiving dinner can seem like a daunting task. Even for the most discerning hostess. Between cooking the perfect turkey, the gravy, the stuffing, or setting the perfect table...the to-do list can seem endless!

But the key is to prep as much as you can in advance. And ask for help!

So in the spirit of sharing, with the help of Foodie.com; I've compiled a collection of recipes to help you on your way  - Including several turkey recipe ideas, sides, condiments, desserts and treats (making my mouth water already...).


September 19, 2014

Fresh Take on Meals: 15+ Super Delicious Meatless Recipes to Try!

by Bird Bird's Party at Foodie.com





The weekend is upon us, and there's nothing I love more than to plan some funky meals to enjoy with my family and friends

Recently, I watched a science documentary, featuring several studies that showed that a diet heavily based on red meat is not really the best thing for us. Ever since, we've been making a conscious effort to cook more and more meatless dishes at home. But I have to say, our repertoire wasn't great. I mean, sometimes you've gotta go beyond chicken and fish to keep your taste buds guessing, right?!

So I was totally giddy (and drooling) over some recipes found on Foodie.com. Not only they are healthier versions of classic favorites, but it's also food that you’d actually share with your friends! A major plus for this party gal ;)


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 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!!


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 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!! ;)


June 30, 2014

Happy Picnic Month: 30+ Delicious and Portable Recipes

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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 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! 


June 17, 2014

World Cup Party: Brazilian Appetizer Coxinha de Galinha Recipe



Onward with our Wold Cup Party ideas, today I'm sharing another of my fave Brazilian recipes: Coxinha de Galinha.

Coxinha come from the name for 'little thigh' in Portuguese, because these little morsels look just like...well, little chicken thighs. They are really popular, and present in most Brazilian parties and celebration buffets, so we couldn't have a Brazilian inspired World Cup party without them. Even Nigella has her own recipe for these! 

Nowadays, these coxinhas don't always contain chicken. I've tasted them with ground beef and even prawns! They are perfect as an appetizer to accompany a nice Batida cocktail while you watch the soccer / football, but also great with a side salad as a starter. With plenty of hot sauce!! ;)


June 16, 2014

Nutella S'more Pie Pops Recipe + a Giveaway!!

how to make pie pops


Any dessert becomes instantly more appealing when it comes in a  "pop" portable version, don't you think? 

We all know and love the good ol' S'mores, and with outdoor season is truly upon us; these Nutella S'more Pie Pops will sure to dazzle at your al fresco desserts tables, camping party or summer soirees!


June 13, 2014

World Cup Party: Brazilian Pineapple & Coconut Batida Cocktail



Did you watch the World Cup opening match yesterday? Nail biting, right? 

Well, with a few days of match-watching, celebrating and cheering for our favorite soccer / football teams; there's nothing better to get in the tropical spirit of things than with a  refreshing Brazilian drink!

We all know and love the Caipirinhas (try this cool twist), but have you heard about another popular cocktail called 'Batida'? The name literally means 'beaten' and derives from the fact that all the ingredients are well; beaten or blitzed in a  blender. Now, you can't get easier than that for a cocktail, right?! :)


June 11, 2014

World Cup Party: Brazilian Appetizer Pão de Queijo Recipe



The football or soccer World Cup kicks off tomorrow, and what better way to celebrate, party and watch the games then with some traditional Brazilian recipes, snacks and appetizers?! 

These little pão de queijo (little cheese breads rolls) are typically served at breakfast or at afternoon snack, but these bite-sized morsels are also perfect appetizer to accompany a nice cold beer!! Tried and tested ;)


June 4, 2014

Father's Day Party Ideas: Free Printables, Crafts and Recipes to make with the kids



Father's Day is coming up, and if you need some last minute ideas I have rounded up some past and new posts from the blog to help make the searching easier ;) 

There are DIY and handmade gifts, recipes and cute printables, card or party embellishments to choose from.

For more Father's Day party ideas, be sure to also visit our Pinterest board here for tons of inspiring ideas!


June 2, 2014

Father's Day Cocktails + a Giveaway!!



This week's all about dear Dad!! Starting to day with some very 'manly' cocktail recipes that you can prepare for father's day + your chance to win a copy of 'The Best Craft Cocktails' book that you can give dad on his special day! 

You're welcome! ;)


May 25, 2014

30+ Decadent and Delicious Frozen Desserts

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by Bird Bird's Party at Foodie.com
Frozen Desserts Recipes

The warm weather is here to stay (about time!) and 'tis the season of everything refreshing, so with the help of Foodie.com I've gather some of my fave, delicious Frozen Desserts to help cools down while we enjoy the sunny days! 

They are perfect for dinner parties, BBQ or feeding a crowd. There's lots of yummy recipes included from frozen granitas, homemade ice creams, funky frozen pops to decadent  frozen cakes. 


May 21, 2014

Baby Shower | Jelly Crystal Cookies Recipe - Gluten Free



I can't complain when food (especially the sweet kind..) takes over the blog for a whole week. And today we have the second of Gillian's Baby Shower desserts table recipes for ya - Jelly Crystal Cookies
Sounds funky, right?! And it's gluten-free too! Get the full easy-to-make the recipe below...


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