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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. 
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Showing posts with label Christmas Parties. Show all posts
Rudolph Fondue Party for HGTV with Free Printables

Rudolph Fondue Party for HGTV with Free Printables

As promised, this is the second of the Holiday parties I styled for HGTV this year - A Rudolph Inspired Fondue Party  . Honestly had a blast styling this party and is now one of my faves because of that! :) Again, I designed a full printable party collection for this party, which you can download for FREE from the HGTV site here (tutorials and recipes links below). The collection includes printable candy bar invitations, cupcake toppers, favor tags, reindeer antlers, buffet labels, buffet cards, and all the party printable you need to style your own version at home!

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How to Make DIY Chocolate Covered Oreos

How to Make DIY Chocolate Covered Oreos

Chocolate Covered Oreos have been a permanent fixture on desert tables now, and I usually get my designer Oreos from either of my two favorite vendors: Sweeties by Kim or  Sweet Temptations. But for this handmade party I styled  for HGTV , I forgot to order in advance and had to make my own... Mine are nooooo way near as fabulous as the ones from the vendors above, but they tasted pretty yummy, and very handy when you're in a pinch! ;)

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A Penguin Themed Kids Christmas Holiday Tablescape

A Penguin Themed Kids Christmas Holiday Tablescape

The last of our three  Kids' Holiday Tables was inspired by cute penguins, so naturally the color scheme was black and white , with splashes of bright yellow to warm things up! I wanted to create a more sophisticated and modern looking table, whilst keeping the styling fun for the kids - A good balance for those who love to entertain in style, even for little guests! ;)

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Kids Red & Teal Snowman Christmas Holiday Tablescape

Kids Red & Teal Snowman Christmas Holiday Tablescape

Following on from our first styled table yesterday , this is our Crafty Snowman Kid's Holiday Table . Check out all the crafty, FUN and DIY party decorations details below, in red and teal - perfect creative party table for your Christmas Holiday celebrations and dinners!

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Candyland Christmas Tablescape | Kids Holiday Table

Candyland Christmas Tablescape | Kids Holiday Table

Holiday is a time to get the family around and enjoy the company of our loved ones. At some point during the Holiday season, you're bound to sit down for a meal and find little kids among you. So, how to keep them entertained and amused during the meal without breaking a sweat? And no, your fabulous carving skills may not do the trick here... The answer is to create a special table just for them! Check out the first of three Kids' Holiday Table ideas I styled for the winter issue of  ' Yum Food and Fun for Kids ' magazine - inspired by candy off course! ;)

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Handmade Holiday Party for HGTV with Free Printables

Handmade Holiday Party for HGTV with Free Printables

Beyond excited to finally get to share one of the two parties I styled for HGTV this year - A Handmade Holiday Party! I designed a full printable party collection for this party, which you can download for FREE from the HGTV site here  (tutorials and recipes links below). The collection includes printable invitations, menu card, cupcake toppers, favor tags, dessert banners and dessert buffet labels, buffet cards, place cards, cupcake wrappers, drinks flags and all the party printable you need to style your own version at home!

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Christmas Lights Cookies Recipe with M&Ms

Christmas Lights Cookies Recipe with M&Ms

I ♥ cookies, but am no cookie-decorating doyenne, so when Mars asked to bake some Tasty Table Lights cookies using  M&M'S® Chocolate Candies Holiday Blend , I jumped at the chance! I mean, how cute to these look?! So yummy too! Not to mention easy to make, so even a child could do it! ;) These cookies would also be great for a cookie exchange party, and I can see them becoming a favorite tradition in our home for the Holidays! ;)

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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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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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Free Dear Santa Party Printable Letter Template

Free Dear Santa Party Printable Letter Template

So, have you written to Santa yet? :) All I want this Christmas is to relax with my dear family, bake some great festive treats, watch lots of telly, veg out in front of the fire and to truly create some fun memories and traditions with my kids - One of these traditions includes writing the obligatory "Dear Santa" letter ! I thought you guys might like one too....for your kids or yourselves?! ;)

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