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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.
Summer Berries Cheesecake Bars

Summer Berries Cheesecake Bars

This recipe came about by accident, sort of. I was looking for a recipe online that I could make to use up all the blackberries I have growing in my garden. Eventually I found a simple enough cheesecake recipe and bought all the ingredients to make it, but on the day I decided to make it, the blackberries were not ripe yet! So, I swapped the blackberries for frozen summer berries (which I always have in the freezer), and it was a hit!

Flowerpot Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Sugar Paste Flowers

Flowerpot Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Sugar Paste Flowers

Since we've been sharing some wedding ideas in the last couple of weeks, I thought I'd post these flower pot cupcakes, since they'd be perfect for any wedding or bridal shower you may be planning! My go-to chocolate chip cupcakes are baked directly in small clay pots, then topped with a simple buttercream tinted green to give the illusion  of grass, and crowned with handmade sugar paste edible flowers!

DIY Ideas for a Backyard Wedding

DIY Ideas for a Backyard Wedding

Last week I shared some easy DIY ideas for an indoor wedding , so this week we turn our attention to our own backyards, gardens and outdoor spaces as possible venues for a spring or summer wedding! Weddings are again on the horizon, but we still have some constraints in place; which means that a backyard, garden or small outdoor space offers the perfect environment in which to host your wedding nuptials in!

DIY Ideas for a Small Indoor Wedding

DIY Ideas for a Small Indoor Wedding

With life getting back to some sort of norm...ish, weddings are again on the horizon. So, when I was asked by a craft brand to create some easy, DIY ideas for a small indoor wedding , I jumped at the chance! The brand carries the most gorgeous packaging and wedding favor stationery, accessories and supplies; which I used to create some wedding table ideas that any bride can replicate for a small or micro-wedding 🥰

Easy 4th of July Modern Farmhouse Décor

Easy 4th of July Modern Farmhouse Décor

If you're looking for easy, last-minute décor ideas for your home or 4th of July party, then this post is for you! 😉 I've rounded up some of my favorites ideas found via Pinterest and grouped them on my board here .  But these ones I'm sharing here today, are the ultimate modern farmhouse patriotic décor that's the easiest to pull-off, especially if you're lacking time to craft or DIY something more elaborate!  Above photo credit: Down Shiloh Road

Easy Dinosaur Birthday Cake

Easy Dinosaur Birthday Cake

Hi friends! I've recently I worked with one of my favorite brands to create some dinosaur themed desserts for a recent photo shoot, which included this fun dinosaur shaped cake . So naturally, I had to share it with you guys!  This dinosaur cake was SO easy to make and is perfect for  a low-key birthday party at home, a fun school event or a 1st birthday smash cake! 😁 I used a dinosaur-shaped flexible cake pan, which made the whole process super easy and fun too!

Easy DIY Dinosaur Party Ideas and Recipes

Easy DIY Dinosaur Party Ideas and Recipes

Next week I'll be sharing the dinosaur cake recipe I created for a brand partnership I recently worked on. So for today, I'm sharing the full party with all the fun desserts, simple decorations and DIY details that are super easy to pull off for a dinosaur birthday party at home ! This dinosaur party theme is prefect for any age group, and the ideal set up for a low-key birthday party at home!

Easy Summer Appetizers

Easy Summer Appetizers

With the good temps arriving, entertaining at home seems to be on the horizon again, and we're thrilled! But this summer, I'm aiming for more low-key, relaxed kind of celebrations and savoring aaaaall the season has to offer in a simple and effortless way. Whos' with me? Exit all the hours spent prepping and cooking, in favor of a more "organic" way of hosting!  Photo credit above:  Greek Salad Skewers from Little Broken

No-Bake Key Lime Pie Recipe with a Biscoff Cookie Base

No-Bake Key Lime Pie Recipe with a Biscoff Cookie Base

Summer is nearly upon us, and this no-bake key lime pie is the answer to all your dessert needs!  This key lime pie recipe is SO easy and quick to make, requires NO baking and only requires 5 ingredients! I've made this key lime pie also as parfaits or individual cups, which works just as well and is super practical , not to mention dainty, to serve at any family gathering or any event you may be hosting this season! 

DIY Cactus Place Card Holders

DIY Cactus Place Card Holders

I'm forever in search on fun activities to keep the kids amused and entertained during spring break, so craft projects often come to my rescue! Now that my kids are a little older, finger painting just doesn't cut it as a craft anymore, 😋 but luckily, they love polymer clay for creating fun and useful objects like key-rings, jewelry, photo-holders, etc. These DIY cactus place-card holders are our latest craft project, and they're perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo, which is nearly upon us! 

DIY Modern Farmhouse Easter Décor with FREE Printables

DIY Modern Farmhouse Easter Décor with FREE Printables

This year, I'm not doing a huge Easter table like I usually do. Instead, I'm slowing down and focusing more on simplicity, on recycling and up-cycling what I already have on hand to create my décor.  Don't know about you, but I'm so over the OTT parties and home decorations! 😉 So, I hope you enjoy these easy, DIY craft projects and tiered tray styling ideas, which are great to add a simple but pretty touch of spring to your Easter tablescape or home!

Rainbow Grazing Board for Saint Patrick's Day

Rainbow Grazing Board for Saint Patrick's Day

Have you ever made a grazing board? It's one of my favorite ways to serve a NO-cook, fun and interactive meal to my family, whatever the occasion or celebration! You have probably seen the cheese and charcuterie board I did last month for Valentine's Day , so this month I thought I'd  create a fun rainbow colored grazing board, which would be perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day at home! This grazing board looks SO pretty and is packed with all sorts of yummy fruits and vegetables, making it super healthy too! 😉

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