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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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10 Delicious Ways to Cook with Lavender


10 Delicious Ways to Cook with Lavender
Lavender Cake Recipe - via BirdsParty.com

Lavender Cheesecake Recipe - via BirdsParty.com

Lavender Cookies Recipe - via BirdsParty.com

Lavender Cupcake Recipe - via BirdsParty.com

Lavender Ice Cream Recipe - via BirdsParty.com

Lavender & Lemon Bars Recipe - via BirdsParty.com

Lavender Madeleines Recipe - via BirdsParty.com

Lavender Meringue Recipe - via BirdsParty.com

Lavender Cocktail Recipe - via BirdsParty.com

Lavender Popsicle Recipe - via BirdsParty.com

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat, you'd have seen the fab lavender plant growing just outside my studio window. It really thrives in summer, and gathers all the bugs and butterflies around it, which is a pretty sight every time I go in here!

Not to mention it smells heavenly, and can be used in sooo many ways around the home, including some popular recipes and cocktails.
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April Showers Rainbow Birthday Party Ideas

April Showers Rainbow Birthday Party Ideas

Spring's in full bloom, true. But still can't avoid those April showers, so we might as well celebrate them. Because if nothing else, that's when we're more likely to see a pretty rainbow! ;) And who doesn't love rainbows?! The colors are an instant pick me up, and perfect for injecting a little cheer into our seasonal birthdays, baby showers or any other celebration this time of year!

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Bee Inspired Birthday Party Ideas

Bee Inspired Birthday Party Ideas

Spring is synonymous with flowers, but also with the humble bumble bee. And it's so heartbreaking to read everywhere that bees are on the verge of extinction :( ( you can read more on this subject here ). But if it's up to us party lovers, bee themed parties and events are here to stay, right?!  We ♥ the bumble bees 'round here and this sweet theme is perfect for Spring weddings, showers, luncheons and birthdays of any age!

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Unexpected Party Ideas with Honeycomb Balls

Unexpected Party Ideas with Honeycomb Balls

Honeycomb balls are the new hot trend gracing the pages of the party blogs.  You just can't miss them! Mainly because you can use them in your party or styling decor to achieve the  "wow factor" without much effort or cost. Sure, they make great hanging decorations and garlands for birthdays, weddings, home decor...but today, 'funky' and 'unexpected' is the name of the party game.  And here are my top favs to help inspire your next shindig!

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JAWesome Shark Party Ideas for Shark Week

JAWesome Shark Party Ideas for Shark Week

In honor of shark week, we have gathered the funkiest, most JAWsome party ideas for you. Sorry, couldn't help myself ;p I'm all for pink, glitter and frilly 'round here on the blog, but I also have a nature-animal-lover little boy at home, who adores adventure and the wild. And sharks (or anything with sharp teeth for that matter...) are an integral part of that. So for our Bird's Party Magazine Summer Issue , we selected a few sharp-toothed ideas that you can re-create at home! ;) Here are some more:

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5 Pretty & Delicious Summer Party Cocktails

5 Pretty & Delicious Summer Party Cocktails

Photo source Because yesterday we were talking bar styling , then naturally today's post had to include drinks and recipes. After all, no self-respecting party bar is complete without pretty libations?!  Here are some of my faves, handpicked for their awesome taste but also good look s, 'cause we all know we eat (or drink) with our eyes first. I'm particularly digging all the recipes that contain some sort of herb: thyme, mint, lavender, rosemary ...to make use of my garden bounty this summer! Looks super funky too!!

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Awesome DIY Bar & Drinks Station Ideas

Awesome DIY Bar & Drinks Station Ideas

Photo source Though we're all prepping for back to school 'round here, summer is not over yet. No, sir!  And we're still making the most of our sunny days by eating and drinking al fresco as much as possible. So bar styling has become a necessity really. They're so practical and can look totally awesome for any occasion.

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Red, White & Blue Nautical Inspired Party Ideas

Red, White & Blue Nautical Inspired Party Ideas

Okay, so some of us are still feeling the chill, but what better way to escape to sunnier climes than with a little Nautical inspired party eye candy ?!  I've been nursing a cold since last week (boooo), and am determined to lift my spirits anyway I can, so visualization of all things "summery and hot" totally gets my vote!  Besides, I know for a fact, that our Aussie, Brazilian and southern hemisphere party friends will also appreciate the post! ;)

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Best Olympics Inspired Party Ideas, Recipes & Crafts

Best Olympics Inspired Party Ideas, Recipes & Crafts

With the winter Olympics coming up on February 7th, I thought is would be a cool idea to round up some of our best Olympic party ideas, recipes and crafts!!  It would be so cool to host a an Olympics viewing party , but these ideas are also really fun for an Olympic inspired birthday or even a  sporty school event !

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