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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. 

A Summer Cheese and Beer Tasting Party


A Summer Cheese and Beer Tasting Party
A Summer Cheese and Beer Tasting Party - a tasty, easy and quick party to pull off for a summer get-together with friends or to celebrate Father's Day! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #cheeseandbeerparty #beerparty #summerparty #fathersday #menpartyideas

Father's Day is this Sunday, and if you need easy, no-cooking-involved, no-fuss but totally delicious ideas to celebrate dad, then this Cheese and Beer Tasting party is IT! I mean, I don't know many dads who'd pass up the chance to taste beer on his special day (or any day...). Or cheese. Or cheese AND beer together! 

Cheese and beer might sound heavy for summer, but we kept the cheeses light, serving it alongside fresh and seasonal produce, all washed down with more refreshing, summery types of beers.
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DIY Paper Flower Cake Toppers

DIY Paper Flower Cake Toppers

Paper anything is my jam. But paper flowers are my particular favorites! I mean, you take a fairly simple, banal, flat piece of paper and fashion it into something 3-D, beautiful and super practical. What's not to love?! And did I mention they're so easy to craft? Yep, despite their intricate looks, they're a cinch to make, and one of those DIYs that even the kids can help with! 

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Pimm's No. 1 Cup Cocktail Recipe

Pimm's No. 1 Cup Cocktail Recipe

Summer is nearly here and I can't wait to take my party game outdoors to enjoy the garden, the warm sunshine and all the fabulousness that come with the season!! Speaking of which, today I'm sharing a delicious cocktail that first made an appearance in our Tea Party a couple of weeks ago! Pimm's No. 1 Cup is a delicious, refreshing, big-batch cocktail that is perfectly suited to any warm temps soiree, and would also be ideal for a Father's Day celebration coming up in a few weeks!

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Styling a Pretty Royal High Tea Party

Styling a Pretty Royal High Tea Party

The royal wedding is in a few days, are you excited?! I sure am, mainly because the event presents us with the perfect opportunity to host a high tea party to celebrate while watching the ceremony! I remember the first royal wedding a few years ago only too well. Not only did we shared some very British inspired party ideas to celebrate the occasion , but my scones recipe was also featured on CNN entertainment, and I'll be forever grateful to the Royal Wedding for that! 😉

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A Relaxing Home Spa Party for Mother's Day

A Relaxing Home Spa Party for Mother's Day

Thank you  JaM Cellars  for sponsoring this post. Looking for Butter Chardonnay near you? Check out their easy-to-use  Store Locator!  Just pop in your zip code and the Butter will be waiting! Mother's day is coming up and if you need a winning idea on how to treat mom on her special day with something she reeeeally needs and will totally love, then this DIY at home spa party is sure to tick all the boxes! As a mother myself, the one thing I truly want on Mother's Day is to be pampered and get away from the daily chores. Forget jewelry or expensive gifts. All this mother wants is to chilax (husband and kids take notes!)! 😉

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Mexican Mule Cocktail Recipe

Mexican Mule Cocktail Recipe

Cinco de Mayo is nearly upon us and it's the perfect time of year to celebrate all things Mexican. Starting with the delicious, colorful cuisine, which of course includes some of my favorite fiesta cocktails! Last year I shared my cocktail recipe twist on the classic Mojito here . So this year I thought I'd do the same and re-visit another classic cocktail (the Moscow Mule), to inject a Mexican twist to my happy hour! 😉

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How To Decorate Flower Cookies The Easy Way!

How To Decorate Flower Cookies The Easy Way!

Despite the cold and rain some of us are having, spring is  actually here. And I thought I'd share some easy-to-make flower sugar cookies for all those seasonal spring parties you may be currently planning. 'Cause let's face it, no party is complete without cookies. And no spring party is complete without flower sugar cookies! Thinks mother's day, spring brunch, bridal showers, tea parties, bee themed birthday...these cookies also make great homemade gifts for teacher's or to give out to guests as favors at your spring party!

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How To Make an Easy Rainbow Cake

How To Make an Easy Rainbow Cake

This post is sponsored by Welch’s® Fruit Rolls . I am being compensated for this post. All comments and opinions are my own. Hands up if you love rainbows! It's the perfect theme for parties at this time of year, don't you think? This rainbow cake is gender-neutral and offers such a fun color palette for so many occasions and celebrations! So whether you're planning your child's birthday party, a baby shower or spring event, I'm showing you today how to bake and decorate a rainbow cake to adorn your party or dessert table with this colorful theme!

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Party Recipe: Tuna Fishcakes with Mango Salsa

Party Recipe: Tuna Fishcakes with Mango Salsa

Shop Wild Selections White Albacore Tuna in Water by clicking the image above. Thank you Wild Selections® for sponsoring this post. For a more sustainable meal, be sure to check out Wild Selections® premium seafood -- it’s always healthy, always Marine Stewardship Council certified, and always delicious! The weather is getting warmer and all I can think about is entertaining outdoors! And al fresco parties rhyme with fresh and delicious party food and appetizers, like these delicious tuna fishcakes with a side of refreshing mango salsa!

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DIY Easter Egg Candles

DIY Easter Egg Candles

When I was fourteen, my school organized a crafts sale, and we had to make all sorts of handmade decor items to sell, including scented candles. We made star-shaped candles, triangular candles, round candles...they smelled sooooo good and I was hooked for life! On candles. Candle-making is one of my favorite crafts ever! You  can see one of the blog's most popular post here , which happens to involve candles , what else?! So today I'm more than a tad excited to share my latest DIY candles with you - Easter Egg candles! 😍

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