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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.
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Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts

Lemon Decorated Sugar Cookies


Lemon Decorated Sugar Cookies

Lemon Decorated Sugar Cookies - easy recipe for a lemon shaped sweet treat that's perfect for a lemon themed wedding, birthday or summer party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #cookies #lemoncookies #decoratedcookies #lmeonsugarcookies #sugar cookies #lemondecoratedcookies #lemonrecipes #lemonparty #lemonpartyfood

Following on from our lemon themed party, today I'm sharing the super pretty, but oh-so-easy-to-make lemon decorated cookies I made for that event.

Sugar decorated cookies is another of my passions, but as much as I love a detailed cookie design, most often I'll try to simplyfy the techniques to make the decorating part more fun (and quicker)! πŸ˜‰

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Lemon Shaped Mousse Recipe

Lemon Shaped Mousse Recipe

If you follow the blog, you probably have noticed the lemon themed posts lately , hence today's lemon shaped mousse. I made this mousse a few weeks ago in view of shooting it for the lemon party I shared last week . But this is one of those desserts that deserves its own post! This lemon and white chocolate mousse is so delicious, light and refreshing, not to mention super pretty due to its charming lemon shape. Therefore, I'm naming it "best dessert of the summer"! 😊

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Lemon Ombre Layer Cake with Lemon Curd Filling

Lemon Ombre Layer Cake with Lemon Curd Filling

I'm currently working a photo shoot for a French brand around lemons, so I'm obsessed with the theme! Needless to say, I've also been baking quite a bit of lemon flavored treats, hence today's Lemon Ombre Cake with Lemon Curd Filling . You're welcome! 😁 This lemon ombre layer cake is perfect for so many summer parties. Think themed birthdays, bridal or baby showers, or a simple summer dessert to wow your family and friends with!

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4th of July Big Batch Fruity Sangria

4th of July Big Batch Fruity Sangria

If you need a delicious, quick to make cocktail for your upcoming 4th of of July celebrations, than you can't go wrong with this crowd-pleasing fruity sangria! Not only this sangria recipe is super delicious, very seasonal and oh-so easy to make, it also looks pretty pretty if I may say so myself!😍 It's the perfect big-batch cocktail to serve a crowd on your 4th of July party or another summer event!

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Red, White and Blue 4th of July Layer Cake

Red, White and Blue 4th of July Layer Cake

I'm so excited to share my latest layer cake creation with you guys, in time for the 4th of July!  This red white and blue patriotic 4th of July cake was inspired by fireworks, and so I think it's safe to say more is more in this case? 😁 It's a vanilla sponge layer cake in red, white and blue on the inside and out, and covered in a vanilla American buttercream, drenched in patriotic sprinkles and fun swirls on the top! What's not to love?!

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Peanut Butter Celebration Cake

Peanut Butter Celebration Cake

This post is sponsored by the National Peanut Board. I received compensation, but all opinions and content are my own. Click here for even more delicious peanut butter recipes for every occasion. Today's post is a peanut butter celebration cake. It's a cake fit for any celebration, but also a celebration of peanut butter itself! My family and I LOVE peanut butter! It's a staple in our home, and since Father's Day is also 'round the corner, I thought this recipe would be the ideal celebratory treat to bake for dad!

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Lemon and Berries Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Lemon and Berries Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Lately I've been hooked on baking cakes. Layered cakes to be precise. I think it's the influence of all those amazing cake-decorating videos and accounts on Instagram ! πŸ’ Hence, my latest creation - this delicious, super pretty and oh-so easy to bake and decorate lemon and berries cake with Mascarpone frosting.  We served this cake at our mothers' day tea party a couple weeks ago, but it would be perfect to serve at a baby or bridal shower, or any other spring or summer party!

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Earl Grey Tea Bag Cookies Recipe

Earl Grey Tea Bag Cookies Recipe

If you love Earl Grey tea as much as I do, then you'll LOVE today's post! ☕πŸͺ My daughter and I made these Earl Grey cookies for our tea party last week , but I'm thinking this is going to become a regular treat in our house! These Earl Grey flavored cookies are shaped like a teabag and dipped in melted chocolate (YUM!), so I'm thinking they'd be perfect also for a garden party, baby or bridal shower brunch too. 

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How To Build a Bagel Brunch Board

How To Build a Bagel Brunch Board

Easter is only a  few days away, and if like me, you need a quick, easy and delicious brunch idea to serve to your family and friends, then this post has the answer.  And the answer come in the form of a Bagel Brunch Board! This bagel brunch board is a spring brunch version of the charcuterie and cheese boards we're so fond of here on the blog ( and all over Pinterest ) 😍

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Strawberries and Cream Popsicles Recipe

Strawberries and Cream Popsicles Recipe

Thank you Brawny® Tear-A-Square® for sponsoring this post. Think of all the ways you can Put a Square There! Popsicles are one of those recipes that is super easy to make, but feels like a real treat every time. My kids love to eat fruit, but turning their favorite fruits or fruit juices into popsicles instantly turns me into super-mom in their eyes! Bonus points if I can actually turn a dessert into a popsicle, like I did with these strawberries and cream popsicles!

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How to Make an Easter Bunny Cake 🐰πŸ₯šπŸŒΈ

How to Make an Easter Bunny Cake 🐰πŸ₯šπŸŒΈ

Hi friends! Today I bring you an adorable bunny cake recipe that would be perfect to serve for your Easter celebrations or a bunny theme party! This cake is a nod to the Unicorn birthday cake   I made for my daughter's 10th birthday party, and I love how it turned out!  It looks beyond adorable and taste so good, but is super easy to bake and decorate as you'll see in a  moment; and hope it inspires you to have a go to wow your family and guests this Easter! 😍

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Rainbow Chocolate Bark Recipe 2 Ways

Rainbow Chocolate Bark Recipe 2 Ways

Saint Patrick's day is a few days away, and if you need a last-minute, fun rainbow dessert to serve at your party, then this rainbow chocolate bark is it! It's so fun to make (and eat), and the kids can totally get involved too! I've seen so many rainbow bark recipes over on Pinterest where you basically  throw a bunch of colored candy onto melted chocolate. But I really wanted a distinctive and unique "rainbow look" to my bark, so today I'm sharing with you a couple of new ways to make rainbow chocolate bark! 🌈🍫

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Rainbow Cookie Cake Recipe

Rainbow Cookie Cake Recipe

If you happen to have seen my last cookie cake recipe , you know how much I love making (and eating...) them! Cookie cakes have become my go-to dessert "centerpiece" for any festive occasion. Mainly due to their easy-to-make nature and the amount of fun they bring to any party table! Don't get me wrong, I love cake. But cookie cakes combine the best of the cookie AND cake world in one simple recipe! Hence my current obsession.

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French Crepes Pancake Recipe

French Crepes Pancake Recipe

As promised in our Valentine's Day Crepe Party post from last week , today I'll be sharing the authentic French Crepes Pancake recipe with you! Aren't you lucky? πŸ˜‹ As you probably noticed, we've been making a how-to video to go with our blog posts, in order to give a real in-depth look at all our making processes, be it a recipe, DIY or a party tablescape.  And in today's blog post, I share my easy French Crepe recipe and techniques with you in video form again - with NO fancy crepe-making machine in sight! 

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Spicy Football Cheese Dip Recipe

Spicy Football Cheese Dip Recipe

If you've been following the blog for while, you probably noticed how much I looooove a grazing board or cheese platter for any parties I host. They're so easy to put together and a real hit with adults and kids alike! Since the Super Bowl is coming up, I thought I'd share a super fun to make appetizer for you to add to your grazing board or cheese platters! Oh, and did I mention it's football shaped, AND that we made a video? 🏈😍

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Christmas Wreath Cheese Platter Appetizer

Christmas Wreath Cheese Platter Appetizer

Cheese boards and cheese platters have been trending now for a couple of years, and I'm not surprised. They're a no-bake, quick and easy to assemble appetizer that packs the wow factor for any party! For my Thanksgiving celebrations , you probably saw that   I served my cheese board with fruits and seasonal produce for a "harvest" bounty sort of feel.  But for my Christmas cheese platter, I wanted a simpler appetizer that was also very festive and even easier to assemble than my traditional, full-on cheese board.

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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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