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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.

Camembert Cheese Fondue Board


Camembert Cheese Fondue Board

Camembert Cheese Fondue Board - quick and easy baked recipe for a lighter winter fondue that is perfect as a sharing appetizer or a dinner party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #fondue #cheesefondue #renchfondue #fonduerecipe #camemebertrecipe #camembertfondue #bakedbrie #fondueboard #cheeseboard

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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How to Style a Coffee and Donuts Bar for a Party

How to Style a Coffee and Donuts Bar for a Party

Coffee is the first thing I reach for every morning, so naturally we're kicking off 2020 with a cozy, delicious and warming Coffee and Donuts Bar ! This idea is perfect for any celebration you may be hosting this winter season, like a weekend brunch with friends and family, a baby or bridal shower, or simply because you absolutely looooove coffee as much as I do! 😍 Check out the easy DIYs and ideas I shared in my video below!

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DIY New Year's Eve Bar Cart Decor + FREE Printables

DIY New Year's Eve Bar Cart Decor + FREE Printables

Hey guys, today I'm sharing some quick easy DIY ideas to help you jazz up a bar cart for your New Year's Eve party or celebrations! A bar cart is something that's still super popular in the party scene , and so versatile to have at any event you may be hosting at the end of the year. So I hope you like these easy party ideas and the FREE printables I created for the projects you're about to see!

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My Pink Sugar Plum Christmas Tablescape + FREE Printables

My Pink Sugar Plum Christmas Tablescape + FREE Printables

I love pink and have already styled a pink and copper Christmas tablescape a few years ago ( you can see it here ). But since the pink, plum and gold color combination seems to be very trendy this year, I could not resist! So this year I opted for a palette of blush pink mixed in with burgundy or plum tones and a sprinkling of gold. Because it ain't Christmas without a little bit of bling, am I right?! πŸ’‍♀️ Naturally, I called it my "Sugar Plum" Christmas tablescape! Check out all the easy styling ideas and 4 DIY decorations below in my how-to video!

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Three Easy DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments

Three Easy DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments

This year, I teamed up with a French craft brand to create some easy but super chic and glam Christmas tree ornaments using their latest "So Chic" collection of craft supplies in pinks, golds, rose golds and burgundy. Talk about a dreamy color palette, right?! 😍 So I came up with three easy but super gorgeous, DIY Christmas tree ornaments that anyone can make. Whether you live in France and have access to these specific craft supplies...or not!

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How to Set Up a Hot Chocolate Bar for The Holidays

How to Set Up a Hot Chocolate Bar for The Holidays

I LOVE setting up a hot chocolate bar for the holidays! Are you the same? Come winter, there's nothing I love more, then watching Christmas movies on the weekend with my kids in front of the fire, with a mug of hot cocoa in hand! It's one the perks of winter for us! 😍 So today, I decide to share some easy ideas on how you can style a little hot chocolate bar for the holidays !

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DIY No-Sew Christmas Gnomes with FREE Templates

DIY No-Sew Christmas Gnomes with FREE Templates

These Scandinavian inspired Christmas gnomes have been trending on Pinterest for a couple of years and I'm still obsessed with how adorable they look! Being the crafter that I am, I couldn't resist making my own this Christmas, and today I'm sharing my super easy, inexpensive, NO-SEW Christmas gnomes + the FREE templates I designed to make the whole project a  lot easier for us all! πŸ˜‰

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Red and Silver Christmas Holiday Brunch Ideas + $100 Giveaway 🎁

Red and Silver Christmas Holiday Brunch Ideas + $100 Giveaway 🎁

It's the most wonderful time of year for sure, and today I come bearing gifts! πŸŽ Brunch is actually one my favorite meals; and I LOVE having family and friends over for brunch during the holidays! So, I teamed up with Canary & King to bring you a few brunch ideas in a festive red and silver color palette, my go-to brunch recipes, an early 20% OFF Holiday promo code AND a $100 Gift Card Giveaway to Canary & King to help you plan your own holiday brunch at home! Yes, Christmas has definitely come early! πŸ˜‰πŸŽ„

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Quick & Easy Chocolate Grazing Board for Fall

Quick & Easy Chocolate Grazing Board for Fall

'Tis the season for entertaining, and you can't go wrong with setting up a bountiful grazing board to feed your guests! Grazing boards have been so popular and trending on Pinterest for a couple of years now, and I can totally understand why! They are so quick and easy to put together, and are always a crowd-pleaser. Hence today's chocolate grazing board, which turns out to be the perfect dessert or treat to serve during the Thanksgiving festivities!

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DIY No-Sew Velvet Pumpkins

DIY No-Sew Velvet Pumpkins

I've been obsessed with velvet pumpkins since I first saw them on Pinterest last year. But they can be quite expensive to buy online...so for my Thanksgiving tablescape this year , I went on a mission to make my own! There are several ways to make these gorgeous velvet pumpkins, but being the speedy crafter that I am, I embarked on a NO-SEW project to make my velvet pumpkins, and at a fraction of the retail price! 😍

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Jewel Toned Modern Thanksgiving Tablescape

Jewel Toned Modern Thanksgiving Tablescape

My tablescape this year was inspired by the luxurious, tactile and elegant hues of velvet, to create a jewel toned Thanksgiving table decor. You see, I've been obsessed with velvet pumpkins since I saws them on Pinterest last year. So this year, I decided to make my own velvet pumpkins , and chose some gorgeous velvet fabric for the project, which in turn inspired my entire Thanksgiving tablescape!

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Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate + Peanut Butter Fudge Drink Stirrers

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate + Peanut Butter Fudge Drink Stirrers

This post is sponsored by the National Peanut Board . I received compensation, but all opinions and content are my own. When the weather turns colder, I reach for the hot chocolate. Are you the same? It's the perfect, comforting drink and one of the perks of winter for me! In fact, it's a tradition this time of year in our house to have a hot chocolate station set up with mugs, toppings and fun treats in our kitchen, ready for when the craving for a mug of hot cocoa hits. And this year, I've upped the ante on my go-to hot chocolate recipe, with peanut butter!

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