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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. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts
21 Delicious and Warming Pie Recipes

21 Delicious and Warming Pie Recipes

I hate the cold, but one of the perks is the excuse to eat pie. I mean, don't get me wrong, pie is great any time of year as far as I'm concerned. But in winter, it just feels right!  So before Spring pops along and we run out of excuse to indulge, here are a few of my favorite recipes -There are sweet, savory, dinky mini pies ( perfect for a pie bar ?!), and big to-share pie whoppers. All delicious and easy to make!

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DIY Valentine's Day Sweet Heart Cake

DIY Valentine's Day Sweet Heart Cake

Man, I love a good cake! To me, it epitomizes love. My earliest memories is baking cakes with my mom, surrounded by love and cake batter, licking the spoon... So now, I express my love for others by feeding them cake.  Naturally, for my Valentine's Day desserts table I had to have a centerpiece cake. You know, one of those creations that make you drool? Yeah, but master baker I am not, so I often resort to printables and candy to help me decorate my cakes.  Find all the steps below + a little something for you! ;)

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16 Great Party Recipes for a Healthy Start

16 Great Party Recipes for a Healthy Start

Though in winter I crave mostly carbs and comforting foods, I am determined to make my resolutions stick this year, and try to eat more healthily.    But I always struggle when it comes to snacks and appetizers. You know, the stuff that needs to fill a gap when craving strikes? So I have been scouring the web for amazing, healthy and totally scrumptious recipes to make and share - From smoothies to dinners and all in between. Here's my top faves!

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DIY Gumpaste Mistletoe for Cake Decoration

DIY Gumpaste Mistletoe for Cake Decoration

This Gumpaste Mistletoe tutorial is   from our fabulously talented guest contributor Shaile !! Isn't this perfect as a cake topper for Christmas Yule log?! We can't get the mistletoe where I live, for love nor cupcakes. So this version made with gumpaste is just what I've been looking for!   Shaile is a professional sugar artist, so she has listed all the proper equipment used and vendors. But don't be alarmed by the list of tools needed! As you'll see from the images, it's not at all complicated, and you can get away with using whatever you've got to hand in your kitchen to mark the leaves and roll out the gumpaste.

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White Chocolate and Peppermint Bark Recipe

White Chocolate and Peppermint Bark Recipe

This one really is totally last minute - Tried and tested! I was invited to an impromptu dinner party on the weekend, and was caught short on gifts, so I took a bottle of wine (of course,  that I have in stock, no problem!) and a little box of homemade White Chocolate and Peppermint Bark - So yum and festive, no-one need know it took less than 10 minutes to make! ;)

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Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers & Cocktails

Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers & Cocktails

We're epicureans in our home, and food takes center stage at any of our shindigs. But this year, I'm being a little more sensible. At least when it comes to the party appetizers. Don't get me wrong, I love a good ol' stuff-a-thon, but if you count all the grub that will be gobbled from now until end of the year... Anyways, I've been scouring the web for delicious, unique and above all  healthy party appetizers that are great for all the family. These yummy ideas are also super   simple and quick , and therefore perfect for rustling up at the last minute!

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DIY Fondant Buttons for Cupcake Toppers

DIY Fondant Buttons for Cupcake Toppers

Hey guys!! So glad to be back! It was a roller-coaster week full of fun and a super crazy work schedule, and despite my utter love for Paris (see on Instagram here) ; I could not wait to get back to my "normal" routine. Plus, I missed my babies too much!!! :) So while I wait to catch up with my humongous inbox, and edit some of the gazillion salon photos to show you, just wanted to share a quick tutorial I made for the cupcakes on display at our stand. These Cute as a Button Cupcakes would be perfect for so many party themes...think baby showers, tea party, sewing or craft party or even Lalaloopsy!

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Salted Caramel Apple Favors & Recipe

Salted Caramel Apple Favors & Recipe

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and though I really wanted to style a full-on table for you this year, I've been up to my eyebrows in crafts for the Paris trip this week. So I got some of my fave party gals to help me come up with some cool ideas on how to use our FREE Thanksgiving printables  (limited time only!) in recipes, table styling and party favors. We're all posting today, and you'll find the links to the awesome tutorials on the bottom of the post. 

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Muscat & Tangerine Mulled Wine Recipe

Muscat & Tangerine Mulled Wine Recipe

I hate the cold, there I've said it. Yes, I do enjoy the end of year festivities and such like, but the cold? Not so keen. But as far I'm concerned, some of the season's upsides are the mandatory fluffy socks, woolly hats (that hide a multitude of hair sins...), fireside snuggling and of course, the good ol' hot toddy!! ;)  So over the years I've tried an array of flavors and, this sweet mulled wine is one of my faves! It's perfect for Thanksgiving too. I make it with Muscat wine and a dash of tangerine juice, which helps complement the citrus notes in the wine. 

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