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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, Nestlé, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.
Strawberry and Cream Layer Cake

Strawberry and Cream Layer Cake

Strawberries have been on my mind and plate lately, and I'm not complaining! They're one of my favorite fruits and so versatile in jams, desserts, drinks and appetizers alike! Of course, one of the classic ways to serve strawberries is with a big bowl of cream! So to crown our strawberry season in style, I decided to bake up a storm with this easy but oh-so pretty strawberry and cream layer cake !

No Bake White Chocolate Strawberry Tart

No Bake White Chocolate Strawberry Tart

Mother's day is coming up, and if you need a simple and delicious dessert to impress and celebrate mom, then this white chocolate and strawberry tart recipe is it! With a few handy pantry staples and a punnet of fresh strawberries you can whip up this tart in no time at all, without the need to turn on your oven, which is always a bonus in my book! 👍 I also made a delicious fresh strawberry sauce to serve with this tart for extra indulgence, but if you don't like things too sweet, then simply serve with extra fresh sliced strawberries for a tangy contrast!

Neutral Easter Tablescape and DIY Mantel Decor

Neutral Easter Tablescape and DIY Mantel Decor

I know I'm a little late posting these this year, but hopefully you can still find some quick and easy ideas here, and feel inspired to create an inviting and meaningful table to gather around with your loved ones this Easter! I have ditched all my usual colorful props in favor of a more neutral, relaxing and peaceful style in-keeping with the faith-filled ambiance I was trying to create for this neutral Easter tablescape and DIY mantel decor.

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

Hey friends, Easter is 'round the corner and I've decided to share with you one of my favorite recipes EVER - Hot cross buns !!  These delicious, lightly spiced sweet bread rolls make for the perfect Easter breakfast, lunch or treat and are quite simple to make too!  I absolutely love eating hot cross buns any time of day though, and this year I tried a new recipe that I just had to share it with you guys, since they turned out SO good!

DIY Chunky Rings and Plastic Jewelry with Moldable Plastic

DIY Chunky Rings and Plastic Jewelry with Moldable Plastic

This post is sponsored by  InstaMorph® but all opinions are my own. Spring has finally sprung, and my daughter and I embarked on our first crafting session of the season creating some super adorable DIY moldable plastic chunky rings and jewelry inspired by seasonal blooms and pretty pastel colors! My daughter is currently obsessed with the trending chunky ring craze, so it was a no-brainer when we discovered InstaMorph® moldable plastic!

French Ricotta Dip and Roast Peppers Crostini Appetizers

French Ricotta Dip and Roast Peppers Crostini Appetizers

Spring is upon us and I can't wait to burst out the lighter recipes and easy-living, more relaxed way of entertaining and hosting at home! So we're kicking off one of my favorite seasons, with this delicious, super quick and easy to make French Ricotta Dip and roast peppers crostini appetizer that's perfect to serve for an Oscars viewing party, a spring garden party or Easter brunch!

Chocolate Cake with Green Matcha Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Cake with Green Matcha Buttercream Frosting

St Paddy's Day is coming up, so how about making this delicious chocolate cake with green frosting to celebrate?! 🍀 You may have seen my Matcha green pancakes I shared a few weeks ago here on the blog. Well, as promised, I decided to incorporate the Matcha green tea into a sweet recipe this time.  The Matcha green tea pairs beautifully with the dark notes of this chocolate cake, and if you like the earthy notes of Matcha, then you'll love this silky cake frosting made with condensed milk!

DIY Easy Standing Balloon Rainbow Décor

DIY Easy Standing Balloon Rainbow Décor

I'm a sucker for balloon art decorations! They're so inexpensive and add instant wow factor to any space or any party without much effort! Now that St Patrick's Day is coming up, I couldn't pass up the chance to create a something with balloons in my favorite rainbow color palette! This DIY standing balloon rainbow décor is SO easy to make, you don't need any Helium or fancy stands, and it comes together in a flash too! But you can also make them in any color you like for any party theme or celebration! 🌈

Matcha Green Tea Savory Pancakes

Matcha Green Tea Savory Pancakes

It's Mardi Gras tomorrow and with St Patrick's Day around the corner, I thought this year I'd make green pancakes to celebrate, 😁 hence these Matcha Green Tea savory pancakes ! My kids love pancakes or French crepes, and in France we often have savory ones when on vacation. They serve them with smoked bacon, cheese and an egg on top so I decided to make savory pancakes for them, which would be awesome for breakfast, brunch, light lunch or snack!

Strawberry Red Velvet and Vanilla Checkerboard Cake

Strawberry Red Velvet and Vanilla Checkerboard Cake

If you follow the blog you probably know how much I love baking and decorating cakes. My love of cakes comes from watching my mom bake every Sunday when I was a child, so baking brings back so many wonderful memories for me! Nowadays, I love to try my hands at different cake decorating techniques, like today's strawberry red velvet and vanilla checkerboard cake . I love how fun it was to make, and it was my first time making a red velvet cake!

Spring Cleaning with First Alert

Spring Cleaning with First Alert

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. Spring is nearly upon us and I couldn’t wait to finally transition the decor in my dining room for the season. I do love the cozy winter vibes, but I must admit that I miss my flower touches over the winter months! The weather is still cold but I’m already longing for warmer days and so I decided to do a little spring cleaning and dress up a pretty table to transition us from winter to early spring with effortless ease, hence this farmhouse tablescape; which would be perfect for a family Sunday lunch or celebration at home!

French Salted Caramel and Chocolate Tart Recipe

French Salted Caramel and Chocolate Tart Recipe

This French salted caramel and chocolate tart is the perfect dessert for Valentine's Day or any other occasion when you need your chocolate fix, but don't want to spend ages in the kitchen!  This tart is my own spin on the classic French tarte au chocolat , and is SO quick and easy to make and only requires a few store-cupboard ingredients, with very minimal baking involved! Not to mention that it tastes mega delicious and looks oh-so pretty too!

Salted Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Salted Caramel Popcorn Recipe

With Valentine's Day and the Super Bowl around the corner, I thought I'd share this delicious salted caramel popcorn recipe with you guys! My daughter and I make it on a regular basis for our movie nights on the weekends, and it's the perfect snack for either occasion! In fact, I don't think there's any celebration where salted caramel popcorn wouldn't be welcome, am I right?! 🍿😉

DIY Valentine's Day Gnome Gift Boxes with FREE Templates

DIY Valentine's Day Gnome Gift Boxes with FREE Templates

Today I'm bringing you an oldie but goodie - Gnomes! But all dressed up for the occasion in Valentine's Day colors and bringing gifts within!  And, these are no ordinary little gnomes. Oh, gnome! 😁 They are in fact, little Valentine's Day gnome favor or gift boxes that you can fill with treats to surprise a loved one! Oh, and did I mention there are FREE templates included in today's post? Scroll down to download yours!💖

Valentine's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs Gifts & My Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Valentine's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs Gifts & My Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

It's just over a month away from Valentine's Day and unlike previous years where it just creeps up on me, this year I'm starting early, so I'll have plenty of time to share lots of fun and creative ideas with you guys! Kicking off the season with these Valentine's Day hot cocoa bombs that are just too cute to make with the kids or to gift to teacher's, neighbors, friends or co-workers! 💖

DIY Knitted Air Dry Clay Vases

DIY Knitted Air Dry Clay Vases

Happy New Year to you creative and crafty friends! 🥰✨ There's no better way to kick off the new year in my opinion, than with some good DIY projects, especially when it involves such a therapeutic craft such as pottery or working with clay.  Bonus points for doing some recycling in the process, or what I like to call, turning trash into beautiful treasure for your home! 😉

French Almond Frangipane Galette des Rois or Kings Cake Recipe

French Almond Frangipane Galette des Rois or Kings Cake Recipe

Epiphany is nearly upon us so I thought I'd share a super delicious, but really easy to make dessert that is so popular this time of year in France - the Galette des Rois or Three Kings Cake ! This is really a tart or pie sort of "cake" that dates back to medieval times, and is meant to celebrate the feast of the three wise men or three kings from the nativity of Christ.  The Epiphany feast is held on the 6th of January each year, and this dessert is therefore eaten on this day of course, but folks start enjoying it as early as January 1st in my experience living in France. 

Quick and Easy Curried Sausage Rolls Party Appetizer

Quick and Easy Curried Sausage Rolls Party Appetizer

This time of year we're all looking for tasty but easy party food and nibble ideas, right? So, I decided to bring you my family's favorite snack/treat for the holidays - my husband's curried sausage rolls ! These curried sausage rolls have been a tradition in our home every Christmas, New Year and beyond! They're SO delicious, quick and easy to make, not to mention budget-friendly too!

How To Make Hot Cocoa Bombs for Christmas

How To Make Hot Cocoa Bombs for Christmas

This post is the bomb. Literally! Sorry, couldn't help myself, it's all the Christmas spirit! 😁 Anyways, today I'm showing you how to make hot cocoa chocolate bombs, from scratch, at home, in a super easy and fun way! These hot cocoa bombs are perfect for adding a little fun to your hot chocolate station, Christmas movie marathon or simply wrap them up to give to someone you love!

My Hygge Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Tablescape

My Hygge Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Tablescape

According to Wikipedia, " Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. " This meaning is exactly what I was lookin for when I styled this table. This feeling of effortless comfort and coziness that our Scandinavian friends are so good at re-creating, is something that really appeals to me at this time of year!

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Desserts

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving is nearly here, and if you need some quick and easy dessert ideas then this post is for you! I've rounded up my go-to, last-minute, affordable and easy desserts recipes that also have the wow factor without much effort at all! These desserts can be made in advance or at the very last-minute, so be sure to stock up on a few essential ingredients so you can whip them up for any impromptu gathering over the holiday season!

Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball Appetizer

Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball Appetizer

Thanksgiving is nearly here (how did that happen?), and so I find myself dreaming up pumpkin-themed crafts, recipes and décor. Are you the same? 😁 Hence, this pumpkin-shaped cheese ball appetizer that looks so fun, tastes SO yummy, but was a doddle to make!  I love a  tasty grazing board or charcuterie platter for entertaining, so for each season I try to re-invent the classic cheese board spread to bring a little fun to my party tables!

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