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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.
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Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts

Party Recipe: Tuna Fishcakes with Mango Salsa


Party Recipe: Tuna Fishcakes with Mango Salsa
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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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Gluten-Free Vegan Watercress Spring Soup

Gluten-Free Vegan Watercress Spring Soup

I used to think that soups are reserved for winter months only. But my husband convinced me otherwise with some of his delicious spring soup flavors, like this gorgeous watercress soup that also happens to be gluten-free and vegan! Truth be told, I'm not really a soup kinda gal...but this watercress soup is so yummy (and my favorite of all!) that I had to share it here in the blog! Plus, it's green color means it would be ideal as part of a St Patrick's Day dinner party menu, or served in mini cups for a dainty appetizer this Spring or Easter!

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Gorgeous Oscars Party Food Ideas

Gorgeous Oscars Party Food Ideas

The Oscars are this Sunday, and if you need some dazzling, gorgeous and glam recipes, but that are also a cinch to make ( 'cause we need time for dressing up too!), then this post will come in handy! I love watching the Oscars at home with my gals, and making it a girls' night-in event with manis, pedis and general girly fun. But the boys have been known to sneak in from time to time... mainly because of all the delicious treats on offer! 😁 So here's a selection of family-favorites to help make your Oscars Party a winner!

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No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake Parfaits Recipe

No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake Parfaits Recipe

Valentine's Day is 'round the corner, and if you need a simple, yet totally delicious (not to mention adorable-looking) dessert, then we have your back, girlfriend! We added a raspberry note to this tasty parfait to counterbalance the sweetness going on with the delicious cinnamon-flavored cookie crumb layer and the Irish Cream liqueur cheesecake filling!  Oh, and did I mention it's also a NO-BAKE dessert? Talk about the perfect love day recipe, right?! 😍

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New Year's Eve Quick & Easy Party Food & Drinks

New Year's Eve Quick & Easy Party Food & Drinks

Champagne New Year Cake Hey party lovers, are you excited for 2018? I sure am!!  Even though I have high expectations for 2018 and am hoping for a year of prosperity, joy and blessing...I'm not one to really go to town with parties on New Year's Eve, I have to admit.  I think by the time New Year Eve comes 'round, I'm all partied out! 😋 Having said that, we always have nibbles and drinks at our house on the last day of the year. Whether we have company or not. 

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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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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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My Mojito Cake Recipe

My Mojito Cake Recipe

With Cinco de Mayo 'round the corner we're all into Mexican inspired party ideas this week (as if you haven't noticed..) And since Mojitos are my fav drinks of all time, I decided to impart its much loved flavors into a cake form for our fiesta celebrations ! I can't tell you how GOOD this crazy idea tasted! Even my husband who is not really partial to cakes or Mojitos, couldn't get enough of it! 😀

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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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