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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. 

DIY Halloween Potion & Spooky Drinks Station


DIY Halloween Potion & Spooky Drinks Station
DIY Halloween Potion & Spooky Drinks Station - BirdsParty.com

I created a spooky Witches' Cupboard for the Halloween shoot I styled for Bird's Party Magazine Fall Edition, along with a wicked DIY Potion Station (read drinks station) complete with black cauldron,  tasty "poison", wicked spells, wings of bat and eye of newt! ;)

Check out some of the details below, and hope you feel inspired to re-create you very own, wicked potion station! 


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A Pink Fairytale Princess Birthday Party

A Pink Fairytale Princess Birthday Party

When I was 10 I asked my mum for a Magical   Princess Party , and dreamed of having one of those cakes where the princess is dressed with a huuuuge gown and her skirt is actually a cake? Anyone over 30 must know what I'm talking about... Anyways, this princess party I designed last year, and styled by the mega talented Chris from Celebrations at Home , was totally inspired by my childhood experience - Though my mum could bake the exact cake I had in mind, she still did her best and made me feel like a princess on the day!! :) Check out the stunning details below...

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My Kids' Joint Big Top Circus Carnival Birthday Party

My Kids' Joint Big Top Circus Carnival Birthday Party

As you probably know, my kiddies were born on the same day (two years apart) and as such, their birthdays are always somewhat a challenging affair...Moms of twins with be nodding in agreement at this point ;) But I'm soooo happy (and relieved) that this year, we all collectively decided on a  " Big Top Circus" birthday party theme  - What's not to like?! It's a really classic, fun and colorful theme, plus it's totally suited for any age group... BUT I think what reeeeally "sealed the deal" for my kids, was the promise of a few carnival games as party activities ! ;) This is how it all turned out...

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Bird's Party Magazine | My Printed Edition

Bird's Party Magazine | My Printed Edition

I had my whole day planned yesterday, and I was to bake me some cookies for an upcoming photo shoot, when I got slightly side-tracked by the arrival of my mail..... Yes folks, I received my very own copy of Bird's Party Magazine in print! YAY!!! We're among friends here (right?!), so I'm not ashamed to say that I did a little dance, stroked the glossy cover for a good 5 minutes and even.....smelled the pages! I know, I know, but I couldn't help myself!! :)

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Halloween DIY Kid's Dessert Table

Halloween DIY Kid's Dessert Table

During the next few weeks we'll be showing you some fabulous seasonal party ideas and party recipes to help you get inspired for  Halloween ! :) You may have seen this fantastic party by my mega talented friend Chris from  Celebrations at Home , in our Fall magazine (here) but we do have some unseen, exclusive eye candy for you! ;) Chris used our Halloween Party printables to help embellish this spooktacular desserts table !! (yes, spooktacular is one of my favorite words lately...) - Check out Chris's styling tips below...

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Summer Party Ideas | Citrus Themed Ladies Luncheon

Summer Party Ideas | Citrus Themed Ladies Luncheon

I know summer is over, but we can reminisce, right? :)  This stunning Lemon Party by the gorgeous, talented Mindy and Crystal over from Creative Juice , was sent in to us a while back and I apologize again to them for not posting it sooner! BUT, I'm sure all our fabulous southern hemisphere readers will appreciate this "seasonal" treat even more, right?! ;) Check out the gorgeous details below...

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Chai Homemade Marshmallows Recipe
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Chai Homemade Marshmallows Recipe

Ok, so today's post is not technically "cake" per say, but it still involves a trip to the kitchen, and it's oh-soooooo pretty...and they just happen to be in the shape of cute little pumpkins - Perfect for Fall and Halloween!! ;) Thanks to our darling contributing writer Hani from Haniela's for the know-how...

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A Cute Little Red Riding Hood Birthday Party

A Cute Little Red Riding Hood Birthday Party

My mega sweet, talented friend Terri from Terri's Party Treasures recently threw a stunning party for her little girls - Twins turning 2 and the eldest turning 4!  She was inspired by our printable Little Red Riding Hood Woodland Party , and a fabulous playhouse she won here on one of our giveaways !! How cool is that?! :) I'm totally in awe of the amazing party details and creativity from Terri and all the vendors she worked with to create this whimsical fairy-tale party in real life!! And how adorable are her little munchkins?!! :D  Check out full details below...

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Wild West Cowboy Birthday Party Ideas & Printables

Wild West Cowboy Birthday Party Ideas & Printables

The styled shoot for my NEW Wild West Cowboy Party Collection was a thing of a classic, slapstick comedy... The ispiration for this party theme came to me when my I saw my cowboy/farmer neighbor ploughing the field in front of our house to make hay in the summer . The thing is, the hay is collected within 3 days and if I wanted any hay bales in my shoot , this was my (very narrow) window of opportunity...

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A Pink Vintage Paris Sweet 15th Birthday

A Pink Vintage Paris Sweet 15th Birthday

Today's party feature was sent to us by Fara from Little Things Creations , who did a wonderful job with her cousin's sweet 15th birthday party!! I simply adore anything Paris, and I although we've seen a lot of Paris themed parties lately, I think Fara really managed to inject a little "je ne sais quoi" into her styling with all the fabulous vintage twists and gorgeous lace details! Check out all the fabulousness below...

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Giveaway | $70 Green Party Supplies Gift

Giveaway | $70 Green Party Supplies Gift

This giveaway is now closed.  You've probably seen some of the fantastic party finds from Green Party Goods in our Fall Magazine issue , right?! Well, I can tell you I was really excited to discover their amazing party supplies! Not only they have a really cool selection of party decor items, baking accessories, cupcake stands, party favors, green tableware, and fantastic party props,  but all their products are also  eco-friendly!  That means you can now party AND help save the planet at the same time!! Double-Whammy! ;)

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Halloween Party Printables & SALE

Halloween Party Printables & SALE

Did you know our Halloween Party Collection has gone super-size this year? Packed with over 30 printable Halloween Party templates, including  INVITES, coloring sheets to keep kids amuzed , trick or treat bag labels, party icons to help you decorate your home or party in style, pennant banners, buffet cards, scrapbook paper,  candy wrappers , spooky signage,  wicked spells, potion bottle labels   and many more spooktacular Halloween goodies!! Click here to get your Halloween Party Collection for HALF PRICE  -  until October 1st!!

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