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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.
Showing posts with label Recipes Appetizers and Party Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipes Appetizers and Party Food. Show all posts

Easy Summer Appetizers


Easy Summer Appetizers
Easy Summer Appetizers - quick, easy to make and inexpensive  appetizer recipes and ideas for a low-key, seasonal party or celebration at home!

With the good temps arriving, entertaining at home seems to be on the horizon again, and we're thrilled!

But this summer, I'm aiming for more low-key, relaxed kind of celebrations and savoring aaaaall the season has to offer in a simple and effortless way. Whos' with me?

Exit all the hours spent prepping and cooking, in favor of a more "organic" way of hosting! 


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Game Day Favorite Recipes, DIY Decor & FREE Football Printables

Game Day Favorite Recipes, DIY Decor & FREE Football Printables

This post is sponsored by the Game Day Favorites promotion at Publix. The opinions and text are all mine. If you ask me, there's no better way to celebrate the end of football season than with a delicious spread on game day! This year, our celebrations may look a little different, but that doesn't mean we can't still craft the perfect game-day experience at home with delicious treats and snacks for the whole family! So, today I'm sharing with you a couple of  t asty, quick and easy recipes AND some fun FREE printables for your game-day party at home!

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Camembert Cheese Fondue Board

Camembert Cheese Fondue Board

Winter rhymes with cozy, comforting food. And a cheese fondue sure ticks both boxes! A few years ago, I shared my recipe for a traditional French Savoyard Cheese Fondue here on the blog . It's the perfect cheese fondue recipe for entertaining!  But this year, I was inspired to re-vamp and make my cheese fondue a little lighter and easier to prepare. Hence this delicious Camembert cheese fondue, baked in its own box and served on a board of rainbow-colored veg!

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Quick & Easy Chocolate Grazing Board for Fall

Quick & Easy Chocolate Grazing Board for Fall

'Tis the season for entertaining, and you can't go wrong with setting up a bountiful grazing board to feed your guests! Grazing boards have been so popular and trending on Pinterest for a couple of years now, and I can totally understand why! They are so quick and easy to put together, and are always a crowd-pleaser. Hence today's chocolate grazing board, which turns out to be the perfect dessert or treat to serve during the Thanksgiving festivities!

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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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Vegetarian Indian Samosas Recipe

Vegetarian Indian Samosas Recipe

Thank you Idaho Spuds for sponsoring this post. VeggieMash mashed potatoes are a blend of 100% Idaho® grown potatoes and real vegetables for a new take on a family favorite! I love party appetizers, don't you? Serve up a delicious platter of nibble-size food or snacks and I'm all over it! 😍 But serving a delicious AND nutritious party appetizer can often be a challenge, I find. Especially if you have adults and kids present at an event or family gathering and have to cater for various palates.

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Party Recipe: Tuna Fishcakes with Mango Salsa

Party Recipe: Tuna Fishcakes with Mango Salsa

Shop Wild Selections White Albacore Tuna in Water by clicking the image above. Thank you Wild Selections® for sponsoring this post. For a more sustainable meal, be sure to check out Wild Selections® premium seafood -- it’s always healthy, always Marine Stewardship Council certified, and always delicious! The weather is getting warmer and all I can think about is entertaining outdoors! And al fresco parties rhyme with fresh and delicious party food and appetizers, like these delicious tuna fishcakes with a side of refreshing mango salsa!

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Four Delicious Party Appetizers To Make In Minutes

Four Delicious Party Appetizers To Make In Minutes

Thank you RITZ Crackers for sponsoring this post. You can buy RITZ Crackers, the delicious cracker for all your entertaining needs at an Albertsons Companies store near you.  When it comes to hosting any party, appetizers are a must! Be it a birthday lunch, Spring brunch, baby shower or cocktail with your girls friends. They are little mouthfuls of delight to tantalize your taste buds! 

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Party Food | Brazilian Kibbe Croquettes Appetizer Recipe

Party Food | Brazilian Kibbe Croquettes Appetizer Recipe

On with our Brazilian food week, today I bring you an easy to make savory appetizer that also packs a ton of flavor! Kibbe (also kibe or kibbeh) originally  a Middle-Eastern dish brought to Brazil by immigrants, but now it's been thoroughly embedded in Brazilian culture and cuisine, so you always find at parties, bars, restaurants...it's become one of their most popular dishes! And it's a perfect appetizer or snack when you're watching the Olympic Games in Rio this year! ;)

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