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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 Christmas and Holidays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipes Christmas and Holidays. Show all posts

Christmas Wreath Cheese Platter Appetizer


Christmas Wreath Cheese Platter Appetizer
Christmas Wreath Cheese Platter Appetizer - an easy to assemble cheese board recipe that is very festive and perfect for holiday parties! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #holidaywreath #christmaswreath #cheesewreath #cheeseboard #cheeseplatter #holidaycheesewreath #christmascheesewreath #christmasappetizer #holidayappetizer #holidayrecipe #cheesewreathappetizer

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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Party Recipe - Pomegranate Moscow Mule Cocktail

Party Recipe - Pomegranate Moscow Mule Cocktail

Christmas is 'round the corner and if you need a delicious party cocktail for entertaining this season, then today's recipe is for you! It's such a simple cocktail to make, and you can mix it all directly in a copper mug, so no need for cocktail shakers or muddling! Plus, it also looks super festive with its crimson color, topped with pomegranate seeds and a rosemary sprig garnish!

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The Perfect Holiday Party Snack

The Perfect Holiday Party Snack

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chex™. The opinions and text are all mine. The holidays are upon us and our to-do lists as a hostess/mom are endless this time of year. There is lots to accomplish - people to entertain, gifts to buy, kids to feed....I could go on and on! That is why I always have a “secret weapon” in my recipes/entertaining arsenal. Something tasty, quick and easy to prepare, and one that pleases both young, and young-at-heart-kids! 😉

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Roast Pork with Herb & Mustard Crust Recipe

Roast Pork with Herb & Mustard Crust Recipe

My favorite part of the Christmas Holidays is cooking and baking well into the New Year. It's my way of showing my family and friends how much I love them. I feed, therefore I love 😋  But I also like putting my feet up and enjoy their company, so I tend to go for big batch recipes, stuff I can make ahead or easy bang-it-in-the-oven-and-forget-about-it type of recipes. Hence this tasty Christmas roast pork with a gorgeous herbs and mustard crust, which I served at my Christmas meal last year!

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Sparkling Citrus Holiday Sangria Recipe

Sparkling Citrus Holiday Sangria Recipe

When it come to Holiday entertaining, it's always a great idea to serve a big-batch punch or signature cocktail that your guests can get stuck into straight away. Something that involves little effort, and maximum satisfaction is my motto.  So for my Silver & Blue Cocktail and Appetizers party I shared earlier in the week, I did just that.  Serving up a batch cocktail like this means you can prep it in advance and just forget about it, which in turn leaves you free to mingle and enjoy the party! Something we tend to forget sometimes at parties we host ourselves (sound familiar?) 😉

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Hosting a Holiday Cocktail & Appetizers Party

Hosting a Holiday Cocktail & Appetizers Party

There's nothing I love more during the Christmas Holidays than to entertain family and friends!  But if you dread at the thought of hosting a Holiday Party, fear not! We have put together some easy but stylish tips, tricks and recipes for a Christmas Holidays Cocktail & Appetizers Party that will help you look like the hostess with the mostess, without breaking a sweat! 😉

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Smoked Salmon Vol-au-Vent Baked Eggs Recipe

Smoked Salmon Vol-au-Vent Baked Eggs Recipe

Following from last week's brunch post , and as promised; here's my recipe for Vol-au-vent Baked Eggs. Baked eggs is something I've pick up in France ( œufs cocotte ), and it's a great way to serve eggs for an occasion such as brunch, because you can get all the yummy flavors and fun of the egg (yes, eggs are fun!) without the 'slaving over a hot stove' factor.

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