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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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ABCs & 123s Birthday Party for PBS Parents

ABCs & 123s Birthday Party for PBS Parents

Yay! Finally able to share with you all the details of the fun project I'd been working on for PBS Parents for our ABCs & 123s Birthday Party ! We had a blast styling this super creative party, and thinking of fun and easy ways to carry the theme through the table, decor, food. So there are tons of DIY ideas, recipes (including a DIY cake!), party crafts and easy ideas with full step-by-step instructions on ALL OF IT over at PBS! Not to mention a complete printable party kit to help you pull it off!

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Christmas Party Ideas with Yum Food for Kids Magazine

Christmas Party Ideas with Yum Food for Kids Magazine

I know we're all thinking about Halloween. But it never too early in my party book to start Christmas planning. So if you need inspiration, recipe ideas, snacks and DIY crafts, head to your newsagents and pick up a copy of Yum Food and Fun for Kids Magazine !! Thrilled to one of the contributing writers and stylists for this fab publication! Especially giddy to have teamed up with  Oriental Trading  this issue, for a North Pole Inspired Christmas Party spread! :)

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Easter Kids Brunch & DIY Party Ideas

Easter Kids Brunch & DIY Party Ideas

I styled this Easter Kids Brunch last year for Yum and Food for Kids Magazine. Their Easter issue is out and full of amazing ideas!! And with Easter round the corner, I thought I'd share all the details here on the blog with tips and trick on how you can re-create it at home. It's a very simple and super colorful table that will wow your little bunnies! But these unique ideas can also be used for the family table too, simply replace the disposable tableware with fancier china.

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DIY Home Decor Craft for All You Magazine

DIY Home Decor Craft for All You Magazine

Late last year, I was invited to take part in a  fun craft challenge for All You Magazine . It'd been a while since I touched needle and thread, but it's like riding a bike it seems. You never forget it! ;) This was a really a fun project and was really nice to get back to my sewing roots.  Only a few hours left to vote, so pretty please stop by their Facebook page and vote for the Penguin ? You'll know what I mean when you see it ;)

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Christmas Party Decor Ideas from the Paris Craft Show

Christmas Party Decor Ideas from the Paris Craft Show

Follow me on Instagram to see all the behind the scenes Finally managed to sort through the gazillion shots, and selected the best to show ya!  I love Paris, but unfortunately did not have much time to sight see on this occasion (apart from  quick snap of the Eiffel Tower in my taxi on the way to the show). It was a crazy, whirlwind week and work was the main reason of my trip,  promoting the magazine !!  

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The Marie Claire Paris Craft Show 2013

The Marie Claire Paris Craft Show 2013

Paris is just one of those cities that inspires and captures one's imagination. And what better way to spark those creative light bulbs while in ' the city of light' , than by attending the Marie Claire Craft Show ?!! :) I can't tell you how giddy I am to be taking part this year! But don't worry, I'll be reporting back to you with fun finds and eye candy galore to help fuel your imagination too. Make sure to  follow on Instagram for all the juicy details of my trip!! ;)

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A Halloween Chilling Chili Party Buffet

A Halloween Chilling Chili Party Buffet

A bubbling cauldron of hot chili accompanied by the usual sides provides the perfect Halloween food buffet for hungry little ghouls - It’s also a very relaxed, warming way to entertain and feed a crowd before Trick or Treat!  We love it so much in our house, that we've now made a tradition of having a chili buffet every Halloween! :) Here are some easy ideas on how to style a fun and spooky-licious  Halloween Chili Buffet that I designed and styled for the fall Edition of Yum Food and Fun for Kids Magazine!

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Halloween & Fall Party Features

Halloween & Fall Party Features

October has started, and promises to be like a crazy whirlwind. But when the work I do for the blog gets shared or feature in the press, it more than makes up for the long hours and hard work. Not only because it opens up other business avenues and a chance to connect with a new audience, but also because someone, somewhere, has also liked what you did. And that my friends, is totally priceless! :)

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A Halloween Chili Buffet for Kids

A Halloween Chili Buffet for Kids

Who says Halloween is all about the sweet stuff?! I'm not too keen on candy myself (I know, shock horror!), so I was thrilled to be able to style something different for Halloween this year - A Chilling Chili Halloween Buffet! I love working with YUM Food and Fun for Kids Magazine , and my Halloween Chili Bar is now in their October Issue - The article is 8 pages long with easy ideas and recipes on re-creating this chili bar for Halloween!

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Stars & Stripes 4th of July Party Ideas

Stars & Stripes 4th of July Party Ideas

I know most of you will have your parties prepped and ready for the 4th of July, but I also know there's always a little procrastinator (like me) searching for last minute ideas, so this one is for you! ;) Head over to Prime Living Magazine   to check out the STUNNING 4th of July Party from our Mindy - Creative Juice , which has some super incredibly fab, but also really easy recipe ideas!!

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Kids Summer Birthday Party Ideas

Kids Summer Birthday Party Ideas

I love working on editorials for printed press. There's nothing like seeing one's work in print. I think the smell of the pages also has a part to play in it. Yes, I unashamedly 'sniff' my work! :D Anyways, you can imagine my delight when the editors of Rio Grande and Red River Family Magazine got in touch for another collaborative work for their July issue. We had worked together before, but this time they were going to feature three of our parties! Woo-Hoo! Both mag are printed and also available for you to read online. Check out all the details below:

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Free Printable Slushy Station Labels

Free Printable Slushy Station Labels

Hi sweet friends! Did you have a relaxing weekend, reading the latest issue of Bird's Party Magazine?! ;)  After all the excitement of the mag last week, you'd think I'd take it easy now the issue was out? Well, no sir! Already working on the next one (plus a dozen other projects) and excited (and slightly in shock) that next issue has all nearly been assigned!  It's a good sign though, and I am beyond ecstatic to be working with such a fabulous team again! ♥

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Christmas Party Ideas & DIY Crafts

Christmas Party Ideas & DIY Crafts

OK, so Christmas has been and gone but there's nothing wrong with a little forward planning! I know come the end of the year, I am like a headless chicken with a thousand and one things to tick off my check list... So this is where pinning some crafty ideas throughout the year will save me (and you) a heap of time! And AllFreeChristmasCrafts.com has done half of the work for us, compiling a website PACKED with ahem...all free Christmas crafts! 

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