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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, NestlΓ©, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.
Easter Kids DIY Pastel Tablescape

Easter Kids DIY Pastel Tablescape

Last year I styled a family table for Easter , so this year I decided to create a tablescape that was more fit for the kids. Now, more than ever, I find the need to celebrate the everyday. Finding beauty and comfort in the smallest, "mundane" things, treasuring family time and remembering that no matter how frightening things may seem, that there's always something to be grateful for and to celebrate!

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Easter Mantel Pastel Decor DIYs

Easter Mantel Pastel Decor DIYs

As you can probably tell from my recent Easter themed posts here on the blog , I'm currently really into pastels.  I know it's not a groundbreaking concept for Easter or spring, but there's just something so cheerful and comforting about pastel colors - be it in parties, food or tablescapes. Am I right? Maybe next year I'll choose a more neutral color palette or farmhouse style for my decor, but pastels it is for my mantel decor this year!

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Green and Gold Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape πŸ€

Green and Gold Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape πŸ€

Saint Patrick's Day is next week, and I could not pass up the opportunity to style a gorgeous green and gold tablescape for the occasion! Table-setting is one of my favorite pastimes, and I've been obsessed with it since I can remember...even prior to having a blog! And since I didn't get to style a Saint Paddy's Day table last year, this year I went for it with a green and gold color palette that's so chic, so sparkly and oh-so pretty!

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Chocolate Layer Cake with Baileys Condensed Milk Frosting

Chocolate Layer Cake with Baileys Condensed Milk Frosting

Saint Patrick's Day is coming up, so I thought I'd make a delicious and pretty dessert befitting the occasion, hence this chocolate layer cake with a delicious Baileys condensed milk frosting ! This layer cake recipe is an adaptation of this  chocolate cupcake with Baileys frosting that I shared here on the blog a few years ago. But this time around, I wanted to try my hand at Russian buttercream or sweet condensed milk frosting that I recently came across on YouTube !

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Mardi Gras Bar Cart Styling Ideas + Cajun Bloody Mary Recipe

Mardi Gras Bar Cart Styling Ideas + Cajun Bloody Mary Recipe

Do you celebrate Mardi Gras? This year, I decided to deck out my bar cart for Mardi Gras, in the quintessential Louisiana Mardi Gras colors of purple, yellow, greens and gold. To crown it all off, I'm also sharing a delicious Cajun Bloody Mary cocktail recipe, which is perfect to add to your bar cart and serve at your Mardi Gras party!

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Hibiscus Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Hibiscus Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Valentine's Day is 'round the corner, and if you need a delicious, easy to make and oh-so-pretty cocktail to serve at your party, or to your best gals, then this post is for you! I've been into hibiscus cocktails since last summer, as I just love the pretty colors and floral notes it gives to any drink. So naturally, I turned to hibiscus to add a touch of " je ne sais quoi " to my classic Margarita cocktail recipe!

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Lips Pillow DIY with FREE Pattern

Lips Pillow DIY with FREE Pattern

For my Valentine's Day decor this year I made this red hot lips pillow to add a pop of color to my studio. You might have spotted this red lips pillow in our last blog post where I shared the decor for my Valentine's Day mantel? Well, I absolutely LOVE how this pillow turned out, and it's one of my most fav DIYs to date! This lips accent pillow adds such a fun touch to any Valentine's Day decor, and they'd make great presents for your Galentines or BFFs! πŸ‘„

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Balloon Heart Backdrop DIY πŸŽˆπŸ’–

Balloon Heart Backdrop DIY πŸŽˆπŸ’–

This year, for the first time ever, I decided to decorate my studio mantel for Valentine's Day! For the wall above the mantel, I had the idea to make a large balloon heart structure that would also double as a photo-booth backdrop. These balloon structures have been trending on the party scene and Pinterest for a few years, and this was the perfect opportunity to have a go at making my own!

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How to Style a Winter Breakfast Bar for Entertaining + Easy Overnight Oats Recipes

How to Style a Winter Breakfast Bar for Entertaining + Easy Overnight Oats Recipes

This post is sponsored by Best You at Publix . The opinions and text are all mine. My intentions for this year are to be kinder to myself, to take time to enjoy the little things, and to generally create more hygge moments in my everyday life! Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. And this is exactly what I had in mind when I created this winter breakfast bar!

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Camembert Cheese Fondue Board

Camembert Cheese Fondue Board

Winter rhymes with cozy, comforting food. And a cheese fondue sure ticks both boxes! A few years ago, I shared my recipe for a traditional French Savoyard Cheese Fondue here on the blog . It's the perfect cheese fondue recipe for entertaining!  But this year, I was inspired to re-vamp and make my cheese fondue a little lighter and easier to prepare. Hence this delicious Camembert cheese fondue, baked in its own box and served on a board of rainbow-colored veg!

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