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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.
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Easter Kids DIY Pastel Tablescape


Easter Kids DIY Pastel Tablescape


Last year I styled a family table for Easter, so this year I decided to create a tablescape that was more fit for the kids.

Now, more than ever, I find the need to celebrate the everyday. Finding beauty and comfort in the smallest, "mundane" things, treasuring family time and remembering that no matter how frightening things may seem, that there's always something to be grateful for and to celebrate!

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Easter Mantel Pastel Decor DIYs

Easter Mantel Pastel Decor DIYs

As you can probably tell from my recent Easter themed posts here on the blog , I'm currently really into pastels.  I know it's not a groundbreaking concept for Easter or spring, but there's just something so cheerful and comforting about pastel colors - be it in parties, food or tablescapes. Am I right? Maybe next year I'll choose a more neutral color palette or farmhouse style for my decor, but pastels it is for my mantel decor this year!

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Lips Pillow DIY with FREE Pattern

Lips Pillow DIY with FREE Pattern

For my Valentine's Day decor this year I made this red hot lips pillow to add a pop of color to my studio. You might have spotted this red lips pillow in our last blog post where I shared the decor for my Valentine's Day mantel? Well, I absolutely LOVE how this pillow turned out, and it's one of my most fav DIYs to date! This lips accent pillow adds such a fun touch to any Valentine's Day decor, and they'd make great presents for your Galentines or BFFs! πŸ‘„

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Balloon Heart Backdrop DIY πŸŽˆπŸ’–

Balloon Heart Backdrop DIY πŸŽˆπŸ’–

This year, for the first time ever, I decided to decorate my studio mantel for Valentine's Day! For the wall above the mantel, I had the idea to make a large balloon heart structure that would also double as a photo-booth backdrop. These balloon structures have been trending on the party scene and Pinterest for a few years, and this was the perfect opportunity to have a go at making my own!

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DIY New Year's Eve Bar Cart Decor + FREE Printables

DIY New Year's Eve Bar Cart Decor + FREE Printables

Hey guys, today I'm sharing some quick easy DIY ideas to help you jazz up a bar cart for your New Year's Eve party or celebrations! A bar cart is something that's still super popular in the party scene , and so versatile to have at any event you may be hosting at the end of the year. So I hope you like these easy party ideas and the FREE printables I created for the projects you're about to see!

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My Pink Sugar Plum Christmas Tablescape + FREE Printables

My Pink Sugar Plum Christmas Tablescape + FREE Printables

I love pink and have already styled a pink and copper Christmas tablescape a few years ago ( you can see it here ). But since the pink, plum and gold color combination seems to be very trendy this year, I could not resist! So this year I opted for a palette of blush pink mixed in with burgundy or plum tones and a sprinkling of gold. Because it ain't Christmas without a little bit of bling, am I right?! πŸ’‍♀️ Naturally, I called it my "Sugar Plum" Christmas tablescape! Check out all the easy styling ideas and 4 DIY decorations below in my how-to video!

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DIY No-Sew Velvet Pumpkins

DIY No-Sew Velvet Pumpkins

I've been obsessed with velvet pumpkins since I first saw them on Pinterest last year. But they can be quite expensive to buy online...so for my Thanksgiving tablescape this year , I went on a mission to make my own! There are several ways to make these gorgeous velvet pumpkins, but being the speedy crafter that I am, I embarked on a NO-SEW project to make my velvet pumpkins, and at a fraction of the retail price! 😍

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Quick and Easy Halloween Slime Recipe For Kids

Quick and Easy Halloween Slime Recipe For Kids

My daughter has been obsessed with slime for a couple of years now. She's forever watching YouTube videos   about making slime at home, buying slime whenever she sees it in the shops, and basically just driving me crazy talking about slime. Can you relate, mamas? πŸ˜‹ I've always been anti-slime myself. I mean, anything sticky that may cling to your carpet, hair and floors and that involves "wasting" household ingredients like washing-up liquid or flour...didn't spark joy for me. Buuuut, I completely changed my mind once I made slime myself!

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Lemon Themed Party Ideas with DIY Decorations

Lemon Themed Party Ideas with DIY Decorations

Summer is here, and if you need a fresh party idea or theme for your seasonal celebrations, then you can't go wrong with lemons! I've teamed with a couple of French brands , for a super sweet collaboration to showcase their brand new lemon themed designs and paper goods, and I can't tell you how much I loved it! πŸ‹

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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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A Super Easy Two-Tier Halloween Cake

A Super Easy Two-Tier Halloween Cake

Hey friends, as you can probably tell, Halloween is in full swing here on the blog. And I'm so excited to bring you yet another fun idea to help inspire your celebrations! This Halloween cake looks quite impressive, right?! But it's a cinch to decorate and even the kids can help! πŸ˜‰ I used mainly sugar paste and cookie cutters to help me decorate it. So if I can, you can too!

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