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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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DIY Farmhouse Summer Decor


DIY Farmhouse Summer Decor
DIY Farmhouse Summer Decor - easy crafts projects and ideas to recycle "trash" into pretty decor for the home and for a summer party table! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #diy #farmhouse #homedecor #farmhousedecor #farmhousediy #dollartree #crafts #recycling #recycleddecor

Hey, crafty friends! Today I bring you some easy DIY ideas for creating super pretty floral displays, which are perfect to decorate a celebration table, party space, dinner party tablescape or patio table for any soiree this summer!

All these craft projects are super easy, and best of all; they cost very little  to make because they use materials we all have lying around our recycling bins! 

So these projects are what I like to call "trash to treasure" projects! 😉

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Jungle Party Ideas and DIY Decor

Jungle Party Ideas and DIY Decor

Summer's here and despite all the uncertainties, life goes on. And so do celebrations! OK, granted. We have to downsize our parties a little, keeping in mind location and a few other social distancing rules...but that shouldn't stop us from celebrating the special moments in our lives, am I right? We just have to adapt a little...and we're okay with that! So, today I bring you a super simple, low-key jungle themed party table with some fun and easy DIY decorations that still look and feel special, for whatever occasion or celebration you may be hosting this season!

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A Seaside Inspired Tablescape and 3 BBQ Recipes

A Seaside Inspired Tablescape and 3 BBQ Recipes

Summer rhymes with BBQ and eating outdoors, so we've been cooking most of our evening meals on the BBQ this summer. It's a bliss not to have the oven on inside the house, and somehow, food just tastes so much better al-fresco, don't you think? So a few weeks ago, we decide on a baked version of the classic shrimp boil. But because it's cooked on a sheet pan on the barbecue...we called it BBQ shrimp. 

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A Lemon Themed Tablescape for Summer

A Lemon Themed Tablescape for Summer

Last year, I created a bunch of lemon themed posts here for the blog , but did not have time to style a tablescape. So I decided to style this lemon table this year, with a modern farmhouse vibe and using props and decor I already had at home.  I wanted to create an easy table decor that was pretty and fresh, and that  would be perfect for any celebration that summer brings, no matter how small. Here are some of my zingy ideas below!

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A Cheese and Beer Tasting Party

A Cheese and Beer Tasting Party

Father's Day is this Sunday, and if you need easy, no-cooking-involved, no-fuss but totally delicious ideas to celebrate dad, then this Cheese and Beer Tasting party is IT! I mean, I don't know many dads who'd pass up the chance to taste beer on his special day (or any day...). Or cheese. Or cheese AND beer together!  Cheese and beer might sound heavy for summer, but we kept the cheeses light, serving it alongside fresh and seasonal produce, all washed down with more refreshing, summery types of beers.

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Our Quick & Easy End of Summer Patio Party

Our Quick & Easy End of Summer Patio Party

Summer is coming to an end, boo! And as much as I've been trying to resist the transition into Fall, school for my kiddos starts next week, so there's no denying it any longer. Double boo! But to lessen the blow, and make sure we still make the most of the hot days - yes, it's still 40 deg C in the shade 'round these parts; we celebrated last weekend with an end of summer patio party !  It's our way to enjoy the fine produce on offer at the end of season, and relax before the school routine finally kicks in.

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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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A Colorful Cinco de Mayo Mexican Fiesta

A Colorful Cinco de Mayo Mexican Fiesta

I have Latin blood in my veins, so Cinco de Mayo is one celebration I'm particularly drawn to. Mainly because of the lashings of Mojito, churros and tacos involved, let's be honest 😋 Last year we held an outdoors fiesta ( see all the photos, video and recipes here ), so this year I decided to bring the party indoors, but still keeping the colorful and fun vibe that's associated with all Mexican fiestas! 

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DIY Balloon & Fronds Tropical Party Centerpiece

DIY Balloon & Fronds Tropical Party Centerpiece

One of my favorite elements of the  Party Like Pineapple birthday table was for sure, the balloon and fronds centerpiece! Originally, I wanted to hang a balloons garland above the dessert and drinks station, but when I was making it on the dining table, I realized it would make a fab tropical centerpiece ! And so a new idea was born! 

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A Mediterranean Inspired Party

A Mediterranean Inspired Party

The south of France has its advantages, mainly regarding food; which in my book is already a great start for any dinner party! Especially the al fresco ones where we get to enjoy the glorious weather and scenery ;) But apart from the great food, the Mediterranean lifestyle oozes simplicity and charm, and therefore makes for a great dinner party theme this time of year!

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My Favorite Fiesta Tablescape & Recipes

My Favorite Fiesta Tablescape & Recipes

I could eat Mexican food every day, and with Cinco de Mayo approaching gives me the perfect excuse to gorge myself on my fave fiesta recipes ;) You may remember the kiddies Pinata Party we styled a few years back? Well, this year I really wanted a more grown up vibe for our fiesta, complete with a Mojito Bar, which I'll share later in the week!

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Tips for Hosting a Relaxed Dinner Party

Tips for Hosting a Relaxed Dinner Party

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of  Santa Margherita USA  . All opinions are 100% mine. The best dinner parties I've ever hosted, or at least the ones I remember most fondly; are the "relaxed" ones where I, the host, get to enjoy every minute of it as much as my guests! So throughout the years, I've tried to hone in on what works and perfect the art of dinner parties by  keeping it all as simple as possible. Whether I have days to plan ahead, or for a last-minute get-together. For me, simplicity is the name of the party game when dinner parties are concerned!  

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