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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 Thanksgiving. Show all posts

Thanksgiving Sugar & Spice Kids Party Tablescape


Thanksgiving Sugar & Spice Kids Party Tablescape

Thanksgiving Sugar & Spice Kids Party Tablescape - via BirdsParty.com

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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Last Minute DIY Thanksgiving Party Favors

Last Minute DIY Thanksgiving Party Favors

If you're stuck for ideas on easy, last minute favors or little Thanksgiving treats, than this post is for you! I love to think of novel ways to use party printables. And if it involves chocolate in some way, than I'm a happy bird indeed! Here I used the bottle wrapper templates (yes, bottle wrappers) and re-purposed them to make cute  Thanksgiving Chocolate Bars.  Love it when a plan works out! ;)

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DIY Thanksgiving Party Favors with Free Printables

DIY Thanksgiving Party Favors with Free Printables

I'm all up for handmade party favors, but does not mean I want spend ages making them!  Gumball Party Tubes  are my salvation when deciding on a quick and easy gift, party favor (or even stocking filler!). Kids will also have fun making these for their friends and family members, so enlist the help of some little hands  - it will keep them entertained for a good...30 minutes! ;) 

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Salted Caramel Apple Favors & Recipe

Salted Caramel Apple Favors & Recipe

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and though I really wanted to style a full-on table for you this year, I've been up to my eyebrows in crafts for the Paris trip this week. So I got some of my fave party gals to help me come up with some cool ideas on how to use our FREE Thanksgiving printables  (limited time only!) in recipes, table styling and party favors. We're all posting today, and you'll find the links to the awesome tutorials on the bottom of the post. 

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Muscat & Tangerine Mulled Wine Recipe

Muscat & Tangerine Mulled Wine Recipe

I hate the cold, there I've said it. Yes, I do enjoy the end of year festivities and such like, but the cold? Not so keen. But as far I'm concerned, some of the season's upsides are the mandatory fluffy socks, woolly hats (that hide a multitude of hair sins...), fireside snuggling and of course, the good ol' hot toddy!! ;)  So over the years I've tried an array of flavors and, this sweet mulled wine is one of my faves! It's perfect for Thanksgiving too. I make it with Muscat wine and a dash of tangerine juice, which helps complement the citrus notes in the wine. 

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DIY Fall Leaf Fondant Cupcake Toppers

DIY Fall Leaf Fondant Cupcake Toppers

If you would have seen my (Tess) face yesterday as we drove out of the city and into the country for the afternoon, you would have thought the barrister slipped in a little something extra into my London Fog. On our way out the the pumpkin farm, the high-rises of our neighborhood were quickly replaced with row after row of golden-leafed trees. Maybe it's because I've lived in the city for a while now, but I had no idea I could ever be so excited about fall foliage. The beautiful colors of fall were captured in these Fall Leaf Mini Cakes .

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Thanksgiving DIY Tablescape a Dinner Party Ideas

Thanksgiving DIY Tablescape a Dinner Party Ideas

Happy Monday friends!! Bringing you some gorgeous dinner table ideas for  Thanksgiving , courtesy of the talented Meredith from The Party Press . Meredith styled this rustic yet elegant table, for Bird's Party Magazine Fall 2012 Issue, and I think it looks effortless chic. Hope you feel inspired for your own Thanksgiving tables...

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I'm grateful for...

I'm grateful for...

Styling and photography by Banner Events Thanksgiving is mainly an American Holiday, but I just LOVE the idea of a time dedicated to giving thank to the things we're....well, grateful for! This should be an internationally recognized and practiced Holiday in my view! :) This year started off on a sour note for me, but also there have been so many joyous moments and things to genuinely be thankful for, so Thanksgiving to me is mainly about reflection and counting blessings rather than a big party...

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Party Stationery

Free Printable Thanksgiving Party Stationery

Despite life's little curve balls, there's so much more to be thankful for lately , which brings me to the FREE Thanksgiving printables we have for you!  Yes, I'm very thankful for YOU , and this is just a little something to say THANKS! :) I actually designed these printable a while back, but just wanted to remind you in case you've missed the first posting.

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Rustic Farmhouse Apple and Berry Pie Recipe

Rustic Farmhouse Apple and Berry Pie Recipe

Following on from yesterday's Barnyard Birthday post , this is the recipe for the " Farmhouse Apple and Berry Pie " I made instead of a birthday cake! I always like to incorporate a lot of handmade details in my styled parties, but this time around I was also in full prep for  Bird's Party Magazine Fall Issue , and hence my shortcuts - Instead of a fancy decorated cake, I opted for a farmhouse-style, rustic fruit pie for my kid's Barnyard Birthday this year . I'm no Nigella, so "rustic" is the operative word here! ;)

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A Taste of Tuscany | An Italian Fall Dinner Party

A Taste of Tuscany | An Italian Fall Dinner Party

This lush, seasonal and vibrant dinner party was styled by the talented Katie from Petite Social , for Bird's Party Magazine Fall Issue .  I simply loved the theme and ideas straight away, and started designing the printables taking inspiration from the colors, hues and scents of Fall - with an added Italian vibe off course! 

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Happy Thanksgiving & Freebies Printables

Happy Thanksgiving & Freebies Printables

To say thanks: Download your FREE Thanksgiving party printable here There's so much to be thankful for, despite the curb balls life throws at you...I'm very thankful for my loving family and friends that's for sure, and for this wonderful blog and my beloved job that allow me to encounter so many wonderful people, some of whom have become dear friends!

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