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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. 
An Ice Cream Parlor Party Desserts Table

An Ice Cream Parlor Party Desserts Table

This party would be perfect for any birthday celebration (Who wouldn't want a table filled with frozen treats for their birthday?!) or indeed a super sweet back to school celebration! A fun and cool way (no pun..) to ease kids into their scholastic transitions - Kinda like the lollipops we used to get after a trip to the dentist?! Now I'm just showing my age....anyways, check out the fabulousness below as styled by Dina using Bird's Party NEW Ice Cream Parlor Printables !

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How To Decorate Cakes with Fondant

How To Decorate Cakes with Fondant

So you want to cover a cake in fondant. Now what? Well, it might not be as scary as you might think. After all, it's just cake and sugar - not brain surgery ;)  There are certainly mixed feelings when it comes to fondant. I am not sure if this is because people find it difficult to use, it does not look as "yummy" as fluffy buttercream, it tastes funny, or whatever. In my humble opinion, there will always be a place for fondant. Maybe not for every event or design, but it is certainly worth giving a try. It may take practice to handle efficiently, but it yields beautiful, smooth results - even producing designs that cannot be achieved with any other medium.

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DIY Wedding Table Number with Free Printables

DIY Wedding Table Number with Free Printables

As part of my recent wedding story for HGTV , I got to play with spray paint and create my very own mini pedestal stands. I had found some vintage pink saucers in a flea marked, and all I needed was to spray paint some ceramic candlesticks to match.  I have to say I was hooked - Not only was it easy to make, so pretty, but also way more inexpensive than buying individual stands. Now I have all sorts of plans for making larger DIY ceramic cake and cupcake stand - So watch this space! ;)

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Giveaway | Signed Cake Frosting Recipe Book

Giveaway | Signed Cake Frosting Recipe Book

So excited to be hosting this post today! Not only Courtney is an adorable friend, but the subject of her latest book (yes, the lady has 3!) is after my own heart: FROSTINGS I can tell you first hand that you need to get this book. It's not only packed with amazing eye candy, but also delicious ideas and recipes for the soul. Yes, because we all have a sweet one, don't we?! Anyways, I loved my signed copy to bits, and can't wait to dive into all that frosting! And of course am giddy to be giving away one signed copy right here on the blog! 

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