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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. 
Christmas Party Ideas | White Winter Wonderland Dinner Party

Christmas Party Ideas | White Winter Wonderland Dinner Party

I styled for and photographed this White Winter Wonderland  party last year for Bird's Party Magazine Winter 2011 issue , but never got round to sharing the extra photos, nor the white menu I created!  This was one of my fave parties to style, so serene and magical - Makes a nice change from my usual colorful tablescapes! Hope you enjoy the ideas, and come back tomorrow for the white recipes! :)

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DIY No Sew Table Runner Made in Minutes!

DIY No Sew Table Runner Made in Minutes!

I love using crepe in my party tables too , it's so versatile and inexpensive! But this tutorial is even simpler than using double-sided tape, and this cute table runner can be made in minutes - only requiring 3 craft materials! The ruffle table runner adds a nice texture and dimension to the table. Here is what you will need to make your own no-sew ruffle table runner...

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An Incredible Lorax Inspired Birthday Party

An Incredible Lorax Inspired Birthday Party

This SUPER fun, colorful and whimsical  Lorax Inspired Birthday Party was styled by our incredibly talented contributor, Smita from The Party Wall . I love working with Smita to come up with printable designs, as she really thinks 'outside the box' in any party she styles, and this one has so many incredible details!! Especially when you realize they were mostly handmade by Smita herself, despite her being a full time lawyer!  :) Check out the stunning details she created for her little Sohan's 5th birthday party...

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A Beautiful Mickey Inspired 2nd Birthday Party

A Beautiful Mickey Inspired 2nd Birthday Party

Oh, how we do have some very talented customers!! The creativity out there never ceases to amaze and inspire me, and it's so much so in the case of this Mickey Inspired Party ! You may have seen little snippets of it in Bird's Party Magazine Holiday 2012 Issue in our STYLED BY YOU section, but it's just too good to keep to myself, so I'm sharing some more unseen photos of the fabulous eye candy from this Mickey Birthday Bash , styled by the amazing Ana Carolina for her little  Jorge Arthur's 2nd birthday!

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Giveaway | $700 Party Good & Crafts

Giveaway | $700 Party Good & Crafts

This giveaway is now over! Yes, folks we've teamed up with our friends at A to Zebra Celebrations  to celebrate their 20K Facebook fans in style!!  There will be 7 lucky fans who each will WIN a $100 gift certificate to -  Target, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Pier 1 Imports, JoAnn Fabrics, Party City or HomeGoods!   

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I'm grateful for...

I'm grateful for...

Styling and photography by Banner Events Thanksgiving is mainly an American Holiday, but I just LOVE the idea of a time dedicated to giving thank to the things we're....well, grateful for! This should be an internationally recognized and practiced Holiday in my view! :) This year started off on a sour note for me, but also there have been so many joyous moments and things to genuinely be thankful for, so Thanksgiving to me is mainly about reflection and counting blessings rather than a big party...

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Bird's Party Ideas Magazine Winter 2012, Issue 7

Bird's Party Ideas Magazine Winter 2012, Issue 7

Love to start the week on a good note, so I come bearing gifts! :) Yes my friends, Issue 7 is out now and packed with loads of holiday, Christmas, birthdays and party ideas to help you style amazing events, whatever the occasion! HUGE thanks once again to all the fabulous contributors, writers, vendors, suppliers, party professionals and wonderful sponsors who helped us get this issue out!

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Holiday Kids' Tables for Yum Food Magazine

Holiday Kids' Tables for Yum Food Magazine

If you're looking for fun Holiday ideas on how to keep your little ones seated and entertained during family meals, then I think you're gonna love this post! :) Earlier this year, I styled 3 different kids' tables for Yum Food and Fun for Kids magazine -  The idea was to create easy-to-style tables, that perhaps the kids coudl also get involved with! These Holiday tablescapes included one original centerpiece, place setting ideas, table fun and party favors .

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Giveaway | Party Tableware, Serveware and Cookbook

Giveaway | Party Tableware, Serveware and Cookbook

This giveaway is now closed! Holiday entertaining is so much easier and more fun when you have beautiful serveware pieces, right? Imagine all the yummy treats you'll be serving up on Thanksgiving and Christmas! Well, today we've teamed up with Coton Colors to give one lucky winner a fabulous $160 in serveware pieces + a copy of The Happy Everything cookbook featuring loads of tasty ideas to stir new traditions and memories this Holiday season!

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Barnyard Birthday Party | DIY Farm Animal Cupcakes

Barnyard Birthday Party | DIY Farm Animal Cupcakes

I am currently inundated with Holiday photos and articles for Bird's Party Magazine upcoming Holiday Issue, so today's post makes a nice change from all that! ;) If you haven't yet seen the joint  Barnyard Birthday Party I styled for my babies this year, then click here for all the details. Today I'll be showing how I made the cute Barnyard Cupcake Pails for that party. 

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Pixie Fairy Party Ideas | Tinker Bell Inspired Birthday

Pixie Fairy Party Ideas | Tinker Bell Inspired Birthday

Super excited to share this enchanting  Tinker Bell inspired birthday party  styled by one of our super  talented  customers, Alejandra - all the way from Mexico! Alejandra used our lilac and green  Pixie Fairy Party Printables to style a magical birthday party and deserts table for her adorable little girl, Carolina. I love handmade parties, the ones where mom creates each little details with love and care, and this one is totally the case and super inspiring as a result! Check out the details as told by Alejandra herself:

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Celebrations & Party Ideas Links No. 10

Celebrations & Party Ideas Links No. 10

This post was supposed to come out yesterday but I messed up on the scheduled dates! So sorry about that, but here we are, with another linky and our favorite parties and party ideas from last month (scroll down to get the links). These link parties are a place to share you party posts and party creations, but also to get to know other talented and creative blogs! So don't be shy - Link up and go mingle! ;)

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Party Stationery

Free Printable Thanksgiving Party Stationery

Despite life's little curve balls, there's so much more to be thankful for lately , which brings me to the FREE Thanksgiving printables we have for you!  Yes, I'm very thankful for YOU , and this is just a little something to say THANKS! :) I actually designed these printable a while back, but just wanted to remind you in case you've missed the first posting.

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Holiday Party Ideas for HGTV & Free Printables

Holiday Party Ideas for HGTV & Free Printables

Are you looking forward to Christmas yet? I personally have been in the Holiday mode since May this year! Yes, no kidding!! :)  Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to get to design two fun Holiday party printable collection exclusively for HGTV (yes, pinch me!) - The photos along with the  FREE party printables I designed are now live on their site, and was so excited to tell you guys but promise a full post later, ok? ;)

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