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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
Chocolate Cupcake with Mascarpone Frosting

Chocolate Cupcake with Mascarpone Frosting

Valentine's Day is 'round the corner, and if you're looking for a quick and simple, yet tasty dessert for your party, or simply to pleasure a loved one; then this is it! 😉 This is my go-to quick route when baking cupcakes. The frosting also takes no time at all to make, and no need to get the mixer out! Plus, I find the combination of chocolate and Mascarpone such a marriage made in cupcake heaven...so creamy and luscious! YUM!

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Quick & Easy Mexican Tortilla Pizzas

Quick & Easy Mexican Tortilla Pizzas

Come January and we're all trying to eat healthier and shed all those extra pounds gained over the Holidays, right? But we're also in winter and comfort food is a necessity...and I don't see nothing wrong with treating yourself to a slice (or two) of pizza on the weekend 😉 Especially if you make a few healthier twists along the way to make sure you can  enjoy this popular snack, guilt-free !

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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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Pumpkin & Cinnamon Tiramisu Recipe

Pumpkin & Cinnamon Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu is one of my all time favorite desserts. I come from an Italian background, so there's no surprise there ;) But because autumn rhymes with pumpkin and cinnamon errything , I decided to add a little twist to my classic recipe. I say classic, but really it's far from it, 'cause for my usual Tiramisu I use cinnamon cookies instead of the traditional ladyfingers. I adore cinnamon just a much as pumpkins. And coffee. So it was a no-brainer, really!

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Last Minute Halloween Party Ideas, Food & Costumes

Last Minute Halloween Party Ideas, Food & Costumes

Happy Halloween party lovers! :) I can't quite believe Halloween is here, can you?! And if you find yourself looking for quick, easy and totally last-minute ideas for your Halloween party, costumes or nibbles, then this post is for you! We're rounding up our fav posts from the blog with party ideas you can still pull off TODAY!! 

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Halloween Vampire Chocolate Bark Recipe

Halloween Vampire Chocolate Bark Recipe

As promised, we've added another cool party recipe video to  our YouTube channel this week, and it's a FANG-tastic Halloween Vampire Chocolate Bark !!  See what I did there? :p It's a super easy and mega tasty Halloween treat recipe, that's perfect for your parties, sweet tables or vampire themed celebrations! I love that it's also MEGA quick to make and the kids can help too!

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Crunchy Toffee Caramel Apples Recipe

Crunchy Toffee Caramel Apples Recipe

Toffee apples take me right back to childhood. I remember walking past the sweet stands selling them at carnivals and country fairs, and I always pestered my mom to buy them. I totally favored these over cotton candy every time! And autumn is the perfect time to make these delicious, crunchy toffee apples at home. Forget bobbing for apples, toffee apples is where it's at! ;) Oh, and did I mention it's super easy too? I love them even more now!

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10 Delicious Ways to Cook with Lavender

10 Delicious Ways to Cook with Lavender

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat , you'd have seen the fab lavender plant growing just outside my studio window. It really thrives in summer, and gathers all the bugs and butterflies around it, which is a pretty sight every time I go in here! Not to mention it smells heavenly, and can be used in sooo many ways around the home, including some popular recipes and cocktails.

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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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Brazilian Coconut Beijinho Truffle Recipe

Brazilian Coconut Beijinho Truffle Recipe

The Olympics in Rio has truly kicked off (are you watching the games?), and in homage to the host country, we've embarked on a Brazilian culinary journey here on the blog, to bring you some of Brazil's most popular recipes and dishes! And today we bring you one of their most popular party treats, called beijinho , which in Portuguese means "little kiss". You'll see why when you taste them ;)

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Brazilian Lemonade Limeade Recipe

Brazilian Lemonade Limeade Recipe

Okay, so the title of the post is ambiguous. On purpose. You'll see what I mean once you watch the recipe video below ;) For now, let's juts say that we're super excited to watch the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games today! My mom lives in Rio, and she says the city is already buzzing with excitement and stunning displays to welcome the crowds!

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Lavender & Peach Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Lavender & Peach Champagne Cocktail Recipe

If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram , you'd have seen how beautiful and lush the lavender I have growing around in the studio garden! Every time I go in there, I HAVE to stop and smells the scents in the air! Just dreamy... It's such a generous plant, and to me, synonymous with summer. So much so that I decided to pair it with peaches and incorporate it in a cocktail recipe that celebrates the best this season has to offer!

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Recipe | How To Make a Flamingo Drip Cake

Recipe | How To Make a Flamingo Drip Cake

If you're on Instagram you probably would have seen that drip cakes are taking over the cake world right now. Well, ever since I've set eyes on them, I've been itching to bake one!  So for our flamingo pool party (see photos here) , I decided to get baking. It turns out, not only drip cakes are not that difficult to make and taste super yum, but they will totally steal the show on any desserts table! :)

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