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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.
Showing posts with label Halloween and Autumn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween and Autumn. Show all posts
Quick and Easy Last Minute Halloween Party Food

Quick and Easy Last Minute Halloween Party Food

Halloween is nearly upon us, so I thought I'd round up some quick and easy recipes and food ideas to help you get the party started even if it's last minute! However you celebrate Halloween, these tasty ideas are really easy to pull off and even the kids can help!  These snacks and treats are also great for a movie-watching marathon with the family on the couch- my personal favorite way to celebrate 😁

Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies

Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies

I love all the themed Halloween treats around, but my priority these days is to make something delicious but that's also easy and that I can whip up with store-cupboard ingredients if possible πŸ˜‰ Hence these adorable Halloween Jack O' Lantern hand pies! These yummy pies are not only super fun to look at, but they're also very tasty indeed, only require 2 ingredients, and you can whip up a batch in a jiffy!

Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes with Fondant Ghost Toppers

Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes with Fondant Ghost Toppers

Last year for Halloween, I made a super delicious chocolate and orange layer cake with meringue ghost toppers . So this year, I wanted to bake something tasty, but a lot quicker and simpler too. Something which you could actually bake with the kiddos at home for Halloween.  Therefore, I came up with these delicious Halloween chocolate cupcakes with condensed milk frosting (also known as the most delicious, silky smooth, quick and EASY homemade chocolate frosting EVER) topped with the cutest fondant ghost toppers! πŸ‘»

Halloween Mantel DIY Modern Decor

Halloween Mantel DIY Modern Decor

This year, Halloween is a little more demure at ours. So, I opted for creating a few decorations that would reflect a "calmer" and more cozy vibe with neutral colors and a more paired-down style. To be honest, I much rather prefer this black and white, clean, modern monochrome vibe than anything too loud anyways!  Not to mention that, (apart from the spider webs) this dΓ©cor can be re-purposed for the November and Fall months too!

Cute DIY Halloween Throw Pillows

Cute DIY Halloween Throw Pillows

Halloween for my family has always been about the fun costumes, snuggling up on the sofa while watching movies, and eating candy.  So although Halloween may look a little different this year, we'll still just see it as an excuse to snuggle up on the sofa to watch fun movies...and eat lots of candy! 😁 Hence these adorably cute, decorative Halloween throw pillows to make our sofas a little more cozy and a lot more BOO-tiful πŸ‘»

Halloween Candy Corn Jello Cups

Halloween Candy Corn Jello Cups

If you need a last-minute recipe for your Halloween party, then this Candy Corn Jello recipe is for you! Jello is not only fun to make (and eat), but it also super inexpensive and mega quick to make. So it's the ideal Halloween recipe if you're pushed for time! Not to mention that it's a hit with kids and grown-ups alike (hello Vodka jello shots!) πŸ˜‹

Halloween Chocolate Orange Layer Cake with Meringue Ghosts πŸ‘»

Halloween Chocolate Orange Layer Cake with Meringue Ghosts πŸ‘»

Today's post is a Halloween chocolate and orange cake, with a chocolate orange buttercream, a chocolate drip and sweet meringue ghosts to add extra spookiness to the ensemble! Talk about spook-tacular, right?! πŸ‘» This cake combines some of the trendiest techniques out there for decorating layer cakes, like stripes and drips, and the chocolate orange flavor is a combo made in Halloween heaven. Or hell 🀷‍♀️

No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Parfaits Recipe

No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Parfaits Recipe

Thanksgiving is 'round the corner, and if you need a quick, easy and above all, no-bake dessert recipe; then this post is for you! πŸ˜‰ As a  lover of all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice, I was looking for tasty ways to use up the tons of pumpkins we have in the house this time of year... So I came up with these tasty parfaits that are slightly inspired by my pumpkin Tiramisu recipe, which I shared a few years ago here.

Jack-O'-Lantern Halloween Cookie Cake

Jack-O'-Lantern Halloween Cookie Cake

My obsession with these cookie cakes started this summer when I made my very first cookie cake in the shape of a pineapple . Since then, I've been dreaming up other fun shapes to create, hence today's Jack-O'-Lantern inspired Halloween cookie cake! This cookie cake is SO easy to make and combines the best of both cookie and cake worlds - buttery shortbread cookies, sandwiched together with chocolate cream cheese frosting, topped with ridiculous amounts of candy. Well, it is Halloween after all! πŸŽƒπŸ¬πŸ‘»

Sugar Skull Cookies Recipe

Sugar Skull Cookies Recipe

Did you see my  Day of The Dead dinner party tablescape I shared last week? For the occasion, I made these super fun but oh-so easy sugar skull cookies, inspired by our NEW Dia de Los Muertos printable decorations and invitations . I LOVED the process so much, and even my daughter joined in the decorating fun! 😊

Day of The Dead Dinner Party Ideas

Day of The Dead Dinner Party Ideas

Even since my daughter and I watched the Disney Pixar film Coco , I've been dying to style a Dia de Los Muertos or Day of The Dead dinner party! Inspired by the film, I set off to create a colorful and vibrant tablescape, and to design some themed Dia de Los Muertos party   printable invitations and matching printable decor kit for the occasion!

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!

A Hotel Transylvania Halloween Movie Party with Free Printables

A Hotel Transylvania Halloween Movie Party with Free Printables

“This post is sponsored in connection to the home release of Hotel Transylvania 3 ” Halloween is approaching and I'm so excited to share our Hotel Transylvania Halloween Movie Party with you! There's nothing my kids and I love better than a good movie night on Halloween - before or after trick or treating. And the monster themed, fun-filled  HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3  is the ideal movie for a Halloween party!

DIY Caramel Apple Station

DIY Caramel Apple Station

Thank you Mardi Gras Napkins for sponsoring this post. Learn more about Mardi Gras Conversation Starter Napkins here and grab your coupon today! Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Mainly because of all the the wonderful produce in season this time of year, and the tasty treats we bake (and eat) with them, of course! πŸ˜‰ Our apple trees were covered in fruit these past few weeks, and it has been a real treat, I tell ya! We've had apple pies, apple crumbles, apple compotes and even apple chips baked in the oven and covered in cinnamon. YUM! But one of my fav ways to use up all them apples, is with a Caramel Apple Station ! 

Creepy n' Chic Halloween Cocktail Party Ideas

Creepy n' Chic Halloween Cocktail Party Ideas

There are tons of Halloween party ideas involving candy, and party ideas for kids over on Pinterest . Fact.  We also love sharing loads of kid-friendly ideas here on the blog. Guilty as charged. So this year, I decided to style a little Creepy n' Chic Halloween cocktail bar to give you some ideas on DIY decorations and recipes for an adult-themed spooky soiree. Gruesome! πŸ’€

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