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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, Nestlรฉ, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few. 
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Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts
DIY Caramel Apple Station

DIY Caramel Apple Station

Thank you Mardi Gras Napkins for sponsoring this post. Learn more about Mardi Gras Conversation Starter Napkins here and grab your coupon today! Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Mainly because of all the the wonderful produce in season this time of year, and the tasty treats we bake (and eat) with them, of course! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Our apple trees were covered in fruit these past few weeks, and it has been a real treat, I tell ya! We've had apple pies, apple crumbles, apple compotes and even apple chips baked in the oven and covered in cinnamon. YUM! But one of my fav ways to use up all them apples, is with a Caramel Apple Station ! 

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Bird's Party Magazine | Fall Edition 2017 ๐Ÿ˜

Bird's Party Magazine | Fall Edition 2017 ๐Ÿ˜

Hey party lovers, I'm so exited to announce that  Bird's Party Magazine's issue 19 , our Fall Edition 2017, is finally out for your viewing  and festive pleasure!! ๐Ÿ˜Š Our Fall Party Issue is bursting at the seams with incredible party eye candy, seasonal recipes, festive crafts, DIY decorations and all you need to style this Halloween parties, Thanksgiving and fall birthdays!

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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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Easy DIY Autumnal Floral Centerpiece

Easy DIY Autumnal Floral Centerpiece

As you saw in my Thanksgiving tablescape post here , my floral arrangement was a DIY jobbie. DIY is not only something I love, because it makes me try out new skills and ideas; but also it's often something of a necessity when I can't quite buy what I need for a particular project or photo shoot. And floral centerpieces or arrangements for me, ALWAYS fall under the 'urgh, I just can't get anything cute 'round here...'  category. So DIY is the only available option :)

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DIY Easy Calligraphy Thanksgiving Poster

DIY Easy Calligraphy Thanksgiving Poster

I've had a love for beautifully handwritten notes and calligraphy since I was a child.  You see, back in the days, we used to do calligraphy at school to learn how to write properly. My mom bought me these instructional books and I still remember marveling to find out that there was actually a "proper" way to write each letter! Nowadays, I'm in love with modern calligraphy. Big time!

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My Modern DIY Thanksgiving Tablescape

My Modern DIY Thanksgiving Tablescape

If you follow along on Instagram (yes, you really should) you'd have seen sneak peeks of my studio and office make-overs this summer. I'm nowhere finished yet, but the lounge where I do all my photo shoots is at last painted and a blank canvas waiting to be adorned with party decor each season. And this simple DIY Thanksgiving tablescape is the first to christen the space!! It's quiet appropriately, as I'm super thankful to have this little nook to do my work in.  And for that alone, I'm extra giddy to share the photos with your today! :)

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Easy Black Forest Gateau Cake Recipe

Easy Black Forest Gateau Cake Recipe

When it comes to desserts I'm a cake kinda gal. And no self-respecting party or family get-together should go without some form of cake - homemade, shop-bought...or my fav, a combination of the too! ;) That's why this super drool-worthy but mega easy Black Forest Gateau is perfection for Thanksgiving (or any other time of year!) 

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Recipe | Bite-Size Pumpkin Pies with Mascarpone Cream

Recipe | Bite-Size Pumpkin Pies with Mascarpone Cream

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Truvia®  but all photos and opinions are my own.  Pumpkin pies are traditional and synonymous with Fall.  But to keep things 'fresh' and a little more exciting, I always try to jazz up my traditional recipes with a little twist to bring'em bang up to date - like these dinky pumpkin pies! They're super easy and quick to make (and eat!) , look really cute and are therefore ideal for serving as a sweet appetizer or party food on Halloween, on Thanksgiving, or any other Fall celebration.

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30+ Recipes for a Fabulous Thanksgiving Feast

30+ Recipes for a Fabulous Thanksgiving Feast

Being in charge of Thanksgiving dinner can seem like a daunting task. Even for the most discerning hostess. Between cooking the perfect turkey, the gravy, the stuffing, or setting the perfect table...the to-do list can seem endless! But the key is to prep as much as you can in advance. And ask for help! So in the spirit of sharing, I've compiled a collection of recipes to help you on your way  - Including several turkey recipe ideas, sides, condiments, desserts and treats  (making my mouth water already...).

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Thanksgiving Sugar & Spice Kids Party Tablescape

Thanksgiving Sugar & Spice Kids Party Tablescape

Last year we did a round up of gorgeous tablescape for Thanksgiving , so this year we're sharing some fun party ideas for the kids table.  This stunning Thanksgiving party was featured first on Bird's Party Magazine a while back, and styled by Alexandra from Enchanted Events and Designs. The idea is to make the Thanksgiving kids table inviting enough so the kids will  want to sit put. For a little while at least... So crafts, activities and practical but FUN decorations are a must!

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Thanksgiving | Free Give Thanks Printable Art

Thanksgiving | Free Give Thanks Printable Art

When  life gives you lemons, sometimes is hard to think about making lemonade.  Especially when what you reeeally wanted to begin with, was a huge slice of comforting lemon meringue pie :) If my sweet analogy doesn't really cut the lemon curd (sorry...pun intended.), what I'm trying to say is; we don't always get what we want . Stuff happens. But most certainly, there's always, ALWAYS, something to be thankful for!

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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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15 Gorgeous Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

15 Gorgeous Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

Loving the simple/rustic feel of this table. I could spend the whole day (literally) looking on Pinterest for inspiration on tablescapes . I love seeing people's interpretations of a theme, holiday or event. The basics remain the same (table, plates, centerpieces, napkins...) but the creative flair and imagination comes from each carefully thought-out detail. So you don't have to spend ages looking, I've selected some of my favorite tables here. But I'm not gonna lie. Some of these are beyond fabulous and detailed that I don't think we can recreate the looks at the very last minute. But creativity is not about copying, it's about being inspired! So I hope you can take away some of the elements in these wonderful tablescapes, and find you own personal style for Thanksgiving! :)

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