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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.

Lemon and Berries Cake with Mascarpone Frosting


Lemon and Berries Cake with Mascarpone Frosting
Lemon and Berries cake with Mascarpone Frosting - delicious, easy to bake and decorate dessert, perfect for  a baby or bridal shower or any party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #cake #cakerecipe #lemoncake #layredcake #layercake #summercake #berriescake #mascarponefrosting #recipe #cakerecipe

Lately I've been hooked on baking cakes. Layered cakes to be precise. I think it's the influence of all those amazing cake-decorating videos and accounts on Instagram! πŸ’

Hence, my latest creation - this delicious, super pretty and oh-so easy to bake and decorate lemon and berries cake with Mascarpone frosting. 

We served this cake at our mothers' day tea party a couple weeks ago, but it would be perfect to serve a baby or bridal shower, or any other spring or summer party!
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Earl Grey Tea Bag Cookies Recipe

Earl Grey Tea Bag Cookies Recipe

If you love Earl Grey tea as much as I do, then you'll LOVE today's post! ☕πŸͺ My daughter and I made these Earl Grey cookies for our tea party last week , but I'm thinking this is going to become a regular treat in our house! These Earl Grey flavored cookies are shaped like a teabag and dipped in melted chocolate (YUM!), so I'm thinking they'd be perfect also for a garden party, baby or bridal shower brunch too. 

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A Lavender Tea Party and Tablescape for Mother's Day

A Lavender Tea Party and Tablescape for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is coming up, and we designed a super pretty, but oh-so easy to pull-off, tea party and tablescape to help you celebrate mom in style! The colors we chose were inspired by our NEW Lavender Floral printable collection right now in our shop! Our invitations and printable decorations are perfect for a Mother's day tea party or brunch, but we can also personalize them to suit any event, like a baby or bridal shower for instance.

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A Llama Fiesta Birthday Party

A Llama Fiesta Birthday Party

Cinco de Mayo is approaching, and we can't help but be in fiesta mode 'round here! So, to kick things off, we're sharing this super fun, colorful Llama birthday party today (Llamas may not be Mexican , but they sure love a good fiesta!) 😁 Plus, I'm super excited to share all the details of this party with you (many DIY ideas and easy decorations), because we're also debuting our NEW Llama Fiesta printable collection and invitations !   All the fun details and printables link below!

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How To Build a Bagel Brunch Board

How To Build a Bagel Brunch Board

Easter is only a  few days away, and if like me, you need a quick, easy and delicious brunch idea to serve to your family and friends, then this post has the answer.  And the answer come in the form of a Bagel Brunch Board! This bagel brunch board is a spring brunch version of the charcuterie and cheese boards we're so fond of here on the blog ( and all over Pinterest ) 😍

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Strawberries and Cream Popsicles Recipe

Strawberries and Cream Popsicles Recipe

Thank you Brawny® Tear-A-Square® for sponsoring this post. Think of all the ways you can Put a Square There! Popsicles are one of those recipes that is super easy to make, but feels like a real treat every time. My kids love to eat fruit, but turning their favorite fruits or fruit juices into popsicles instantly turns me into super-mom in their eyes! Bonus points if I can actually turn a dessert into a popsicle, like I did with these strawberries and cream popsicles!

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DIY Paper Flowers Backdrop

DIY Paper Flowers Backdrop

Hi party lovers, today I'm so excited to be guest-posting over on the Sizzix blog , sharing the DIY for this gorgeous floral backdrop using paper flowers!  Floral backdrops have been trending for a few years now and all over Pinterest , and as you can see, they're ideal to use to decorate parties, photo-booths, weddings and events; but they're also fabulous as a piece of art for a nursery, bedroom or anywhere in your home! Check out the link below to re-create this fabulous project!

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How to Make an Easter Bunny Cake 🐰πŸ₯šπŸŒΈ

How to Make an Easter Bunny Cake 🐰πŸ₯šπŸŒΈ

Hi friends! Today I bring you an adorable bunny cake recipe that would be perfect to serve for your Easter celebrations or a bunny theme party! This cake is a nod to the Unicorn birthday cake   I made for my daughter's 10th birthday party, and I love how it turned out!  It looks beyond adorable and taste so good, but is super easy to bake and decorate as you'll see in a  moment; and hope it inspires you to have a go to wow your family and guests this Easter! 😍

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My Pastel Easter Brunch Tablescape

My Pastel Easter Brunch Tablescape

Easter is only a  few weeks away, so I thought it would be the perfect time to share this pastel Easter brunch tablescape that I put together for our celebrations at home! The decor of my Easter table this year was inspired by spring and pastel colors in pink, yellow, blue and green, which also happen to match beautifully with our Easter Bunny printable decorations !

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How To DIY a Balloon Garland

How To DIY a Balloon Garland

Balloons garlands have been a huge decorative feature on so many parties and events all over Instagram and Pinterest for a few years now, and the trend is still going strong! These balloon garlands just get bigger and better with amazing hues, colors and finishes of balloons and some pretty intricate shapes too. So today I'm sharing with you my quick and easy way to make these fantastic balloon garlands!

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Rainbow Chocolate Bark Recipe 2 Ways

Rainbow Chocolate Bark Recipe 2 Ways

Saint Patrick's day is a few days away, and if you need a last-minute, fun rainbow dessert to serve at your party, then this rainbow chocolate bark is it! It's so fun to make (and eat), and the kids can totally get involved too! I've seen so many rainbow bark recipes over on Pinterest where you basically  throw a bunch of colored candy onto melted chocolate. But I really wanted a distinctive and unique "rainbow look" to my bark, so today I'm sharing with you a couple of new ways to make rainbow chocolate bark! 🌈🍫

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