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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
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 🀷‍♀️

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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.

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DIY Felt Flower Wreath for Fall

DIY Felt Flower Wreath for Fall

Admittedly, I don't decorate much for fall. Being a blogger, come September, my mind is already thinking to Christmas (crazy, I know), so fall decor per se consists of a few autumn-scented candles dotted around the house. That's it! This year though, I wanted to up my fall decor game with a pretty wreath or two, which are also perfect for decorating any space in the home for Thanksgiving!

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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‘»

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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!

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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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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!

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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 ! 

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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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Bird's Party Magazine | Fall Edition 2017 😍

Bird's Party Magazine | Fall Edition 2017 😍

Hey party lovers, I'm so exited to announce that  Bird's Party Magazine's issue 19 , our Fall Edition 2017, is finally out for your viewing  and festive pleasure!! 😊 Our Fall Party Issue is bursting at the seams with incredible party eye candy, seasonal recipes, festive crafts, DIY decorations and all you need to style this Halloween parties, Thanksgiving and fall birthdays!

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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes & Easiest Cream Cheese Frosting EVER!

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes & Easiest Cream Cheese Frosting EVER!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine. Fall is here. And we all know fall is synonymous with wonderful produce, like pumpkins.  And in turn, you can't bake anything with pumpkins without pumpkin spice, right?!  From cakes to lattes, to puddings and cupcakes (my favs!), this seasonal spice mix is everywhere!

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Quick & Easy Halloween Party Crafts with Free Printables

Quick & Easy Halloween Party Crafts with Free Printables

Can you believe Halloween is 'round the corner?! Me neither! So I thought I'd better get my skates on and start sharing some spooky inspired posts asap. And today's easy crafty ideas are so quick and fun to make, even the kiddos can help - you'll get a good 30 minutes of peace (tried and tested), and that's always a great incentive to get kids crafting if nothing else! πŸ˜‹

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Pumpkin & Cinnamon Tiramisu Recipe

Pumpkin & Cinnamon Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu is one of my all time favorite desserts. I come from an Italian background, so there's no surprise there ;) But because autumn rhymes with pumpkin and cinnamon errything , I decided to add a little twist to my classic recipe. I say classic, but really it's far from it, 'cause for my usual Tiramisu I use cinnamon cookies instead of the traditional ladyfingers. I adore cinnamon just a much as pumpkins. And coffee. So it was a no-brainer, really!

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Last Minute Halloween Party Ideas, Food & Costumes

Last Minute Halloween Party Ideas, Food & Costumes

Happy Halloween party lovers! :) I can't quite believe Halloween is here, can you?! And if you find yourself looking for quick, easy and totally last-minute ideas for your Halloween party, costumes or nibbles, then this post is for you! We're rounding up our fav posts from the blog with party ideas you can still pull off TODAY!! 

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