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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
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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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes & Easiest Cream Cheese Frosting EVER!

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes & Easiest Cream Cheese Frosting EVER!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine. Fall is here. And we all know fall is synonymous with wonderful produce, like pumpkins.  And in turn, you can't bake anything with pumpkins without pumpkin spice, right?!  From cakes to lattes, to puddings and cupcakes (my favs!), this seasonal spice mix is everywhere!

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Party Food | Spiced Mexican Cheese & Onion Dip

Party Food | Spiced Mexican Cheese & Onion Dip

Thank you Breton for sponsoring this post. Make everyday entertaining better with Breton! Having a go-to crowd pleasing recipe for those impromptu celebrations and parties is something I can't recommend enough as a hostess. You know, something quick, easy to make, and super delicious to serve that will be popular with any guest?! Yep, this is where this spiced Mexican-inspired cheese and onion dip comes in super handy!

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Watermelon & Rosé Granita Cocktail

Watermelon & Rosé Granita Cocktail

Watermelon rhyme with summer, right?! But so does a chilled Rosé wine. So I thought, why not combine the two for a tasty and easy to make semi-frozen granita (or slushie) cocktail?! So that's what I did! And now do, most times when I'm hosting a get-together or summer party. Mainly because this watermelon and rosé wine cocktail is super refreshing for hot summer days, but also fun and mega simple to make. And can we take a sec to appreciate how pretty it also looks?! Win-win! 😊

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Red, White & Blue Summer Berry Parfaits

Red, White & Blue Summer Berry Parfaits

4th of July is 'round the corner and if you need an easy, tasty and quick to make NO-BAKE recipe , then this is IT! This red, white and blue summer berries parfait is just parfait!  😊 It uses all seasonal fruits, but you could also change up the flavor combos to suit your taste or occasion. For the 4th of July celebrations, we had to go with red, white and blue berries for the patriotic touch, of course!

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Cherry Pie Pops Recipe

Cherry Pie Pops Recipe

As promised in my last post , today' I'm sharing another cherry inspired recipe. You're welcome!😊 This one's perfect for your 4th of July celebrations coming up, so we're bang on trend, right?! These pie pops are so fun and easy to make. And even more fun to eat! I made them with tasty cherries, but you also use other seasonal fruit   or filling to match your party.  

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Styling a Smoothie Bar for Summer

Styling a Smoothie Bar for Summer

Summer is the perfect season to try and eat healthier. With an abundance of fresh produce in season, summer's when I create lighter and fresher meals at home. One of my favorite quick snacks/drinks to serve my family is a smoothie. We love it for breakfast, we love it in a bowl, we love it as a tasty treat... So I got thinking it would be so fun to set up a smoothie bar for a party! Such a refreshing idea for a bridal or baby shower, summer brunch or any summer celebration!

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How To Make a Unicorn Birthday Cake

How To Make a Unicorn Birthday Cake

You know those super trendy unicorn cakes we see all over Pinterest ? Well, I decide I was brave enough to tackle one on my own for my daughter's unicorn themed slumber party . I love that the cake depicts a unicorn with its eyes closed, and I think it was perfect to evoke the sleepover party aspect and the whole "sweet dreams" idea for us. So sweet, right?! 😍 Check out the full DIY cake tutorial below!

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Raspberry Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Raspberry Mojito Cocktail Recipe

As you probably saw in my last post , that the Mojito is my favorite cocktail of all time! I especially love concocting fruity versions of this much-loved beverage for all my summer parties, like Cinco de Mayo, which is just 'round the corner. One fruit version that is a a real hit with everyone, and that looks SO SO pretty, is the raspberry Mojito. Which I'm very happy to be sharing with you today. Least of all, because I get to make Mojitos on a weekday, and get to taste-test it for you! 😋

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