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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 Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts
Watermelon Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

Watermelon Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

Summer's officially here, and it's SOOOO good to finally get our bikinis and sunglasses out of storage, right?! 😎 Of course, it's also time to brush up on our cocktails for all those fab summer parties!  And we're kicking off our summer of delicious libations with this refreshing, and oh-so-easy-to-make watermelon daiquiri cocktail!

Strawberry and Cream Layer Cake

Strawberry and Cream Layer Cake

Strawberries have been on my mind and plate lately, and I'm not complaining! They're one of my favorite fruits and so versatile in jams, desserts, drinks and appetizers alike! Of course, one of the classic ways to serve strawberries is with a big bowl of cream! So to crown our strawberry season in style, I decided to bake up a storm with this easy but oh-so pretty strawberry and cream layer cake !

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!

How To Make a Raspberry Mojito

How To Make a Raspberry Mojito

Summer is finally here, and we're kicking off the season with a refreshing raspberry Mojito ! This recipe is great to make with any seasonal fruit, but I just happened to have some raspberries handy and so here we are! This raspberry Mojito comes together is a flash, so you won't have too much trouble playing bartender at your next event. But, if you want to make this cocktail ahead of time for a crowd, you can too! Check out my suggestions below.

Brazilian Passion Fruit Mousse Recipe

Brazilian Passion Fruit Mousse Recipe

I've been making this Brazilian passion fruit mousse recipe on repeat this summer. It's SO delicious, refreshing, very quick and easy to make, and only has 3 ingredients! What's not to love? πŸ˜‰ It's a favorite with my whole family, and it's the ideal dessert to finish off any summer meal, dinner party or to serve at a tropical themed soiree this season!

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 ) 😍

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! 😍

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

Hey friends, Easter is 'round the corner and I've decided to share with you one of my favorite recipes EVER - Hot cross buns !!  These delicious, lightly spiced sweet bread rolls make for the perfect Easter breakfast, lunch or treat and are quite simple to make too!  I absolutely love eating hot cross buns any time of day though, and this year I tried a new recipe that I just had to share it with you guys, since they turned out SO good!

Hibiscus Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Hibiscus Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Valentine's Day is 'round the corner, and if you need a delicious, easy to make and oh-so-pretty cocktail to serve at your party, or to your best gals, then this post is for you! I've been into hibiscus cocktails since last summer, as I just love the pretty colors and floral notes it gives to any drink. So naturally, I turned to hibiscus to add a touch of " je ne sais quoi " to my classic Margarita cocktail recipe!

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate + Peanut Butter Fudge Drink Stirrers

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate + Peanut Butter Fudge Drink Stirrers

This post is sponsored by the National Peanut Board . I received compensation, but all opinions and content are my own. When the weather turns colder, I reach for the hot chocolate. Are you the same? It's the perfect, comforting drink and one of the perks of winter for me! In fact, it's a tradition this time of year in our house to have a hot chocolate station set up with mugs, toppings and fun treats in our kitchen, ready for when the craving for a mug of hot cocoa hits. And this year, I've upped the ante on my go-to hot chocolate recipe, with peanut butter!

Gluten Free Brownie Cookies

Gluten Free Brownie Cookies

Christmas is when I bake the most. Every weekend, it's a new cookie recipe I like to try. And these days, I find myself reaching for my gluten free brownie cookies over and over again!  These brownie cookies are fudgy in the center and slightly crisp on the edges. They pack a huge chocolate flavor and have that umami note that make it my (and my family's) favorite cookies EVER! I love brownies. And cookies. So the idea of combining both brownies AND cookies into an easy-to-make recipe, is for me, the embodiment of Holiday baking πŸ˜‰ 

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.

Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball Appetizer

Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball Appetizer

Thanksgiving is nearly here (how did that happen?), and so I find myself dreaming up pumpkin-themed crafts, recipes and dΓ©cor. Are you the same? 😁 Hence, this pumpkin-shaped cheese ball appetizer that looks so fun, tastes SO yummy, but was a doddle to make!  I love a  tasty grazing board or charcuterie platter for entertaining, so for each season I try to re-invent the classic cheese board spread to bring a little fun to my party tables!

Apple and Cinnamon Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Drip

Apple and Cinnamon Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Drip

As you probably noticed, this month we're celebrating all things apple.  And you there's no better way to celebrate anything than with cake, am I right?!  Apple and cinnamon together also embody everything "Fall" for me, and is one of my favorite flavor combinations ever! Add salted caramel to the mix...and you have me hooked. For life. So today I'm sharing with you my latest layer cake creation, which consists of a delicious, fluffy apple and cinnamon sponge cake filled with a gorgeous apple and cinnamon pie filling, frosted with a creamy cinnamon frosting, and topped off with a to-die-for salted caramel drip . You're welcome! 😁

Pumpkin Spice Brazilian Brigadeiro Truffles

Pumpkin Spice Brazilian Brigadeiro Truffles

'Tis the season of pumpkins so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make one of my favorite desserts -  pumpkin spice Brazilian Brigadeiro, aka pumpkin spice truffles! These little sweet bites not only look quite adorable, but they're also SO incredibly tasty, made with condensed milk and all the comforting flavors of Fall! YUM! If you like pumpkin pie or pumpkin spice anything, then you'll love these! In fact, these make a great alternative to your more traditional Fall or Halloween pumpkin desserts. Plus, they'll look just as yummy on a Thanksgiving desserts platter too, so be sure to pin it for later! 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 🀷‍♀️

Two Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Mousse Made From Aquafaba

Two Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Mousse Made From Aquafaba

If you follow me on Instagram , you'd have probably seen this vegan chocolate mousse made on countless occasions in my stories. It's become my go-to recipe for chocolate mousse! Not only is this chocolate mousse SO quick and easy to make, but it's also vegan, tastes delicious and only requires TWO ingredients! One of the the ingredients is called Aquafaba, which is basically the liquid from a can of chickpeas. But before you turn you nose up at it, wait! 

Oreo Cake Recipe

Oreo Cake Recipe

Fall temps call for comfort food, am I right? Hence this decadent Oreo cake!  This chocolate Oreo layer cake is my daughter's all-time favorite cake and she requests it for every birthday, which I'm more than glad to oblige since it's oh-so delicious and super fun to make!  If you like chocolate and Oreos (like us), than you really can't go wrong with this chocolate layer cake with Oreo buttercream and a chocolate ganache drip to finish things off! YUM!

Apple and Cinnamon Punch Cocktail

Apple and Cinnamon Punch Cocktail

We're ending our apple-themed month of posts here on the blog with a toast. An apple and cinnamon punch cocktail toast, to be precise. This cocktail embodies all things fall with its seasonal flavors and its amber good-looks. Not to mention that it's a super easy-to-make recipe that will take you beautifully all the way into Thanksgiving! You can make this cocktail in a shaker and play bartender in front of your guests, or simply make a big batch ahead of your party to serve a thirsty crowd. Both recipes given below for your pleasure. You're welcome! πŸ˜‰

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