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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, NestlΓ©, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.
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French Ricotta Dip and Roast Peppers Crostini Appetizers

French Ricotta Dip and Roast Peppers Crostini Appetizers

Spring is upon us and I can't wait to burst out the lighter recipes and easy-living, more relaxed way of entertaining and hosting at home! So we're kicking off one of my favorite seasons, with this delicious, super quick and easy to make French Ricotta Dip and roast peppers crostini appetizer that's perfect to serve for an Oscars viewing party, a spring garden party or Easter brunch!

Flowerpot Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Sugar Paste Flowers

Flowerpot Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Sugar Paste Flowers

Since we've been sharing some wedding ideas in the last couple of weeks, I thought I'd post these flower pot cupcakes, since they'd be perfect for any wedding or bridal shower you may be planning! My go-to chocolate chip cupcakes are baked directly in small clay pots, then topped with a simple buttercream tinted green to give the illusion  of grass, and crowned with handmade sugar paste edible flowers!

Classic English Trifle With Store Cupboard Ingredients and Frozen Raspberries

Classic English Trifle With Store Cupboard Ingredients and Frozen Raspberries

I love to bake and lately I've been having a lot of fun in the kitchen coming up with easy recipes that involve only a few ingredients, supplies and produce that I already have in my pantry, store-cupboard or fridge. Current times oblige, right? πŸ˜‰ This is how this classic English trifle with store-cupboard ingredients and frozen raspberries was born! Initially, I planned to make the trifle with strawberries, but the stores had run out of berries 🀷‍♀️ so my husband suggested I use frozen raspberries instead. 

Easter Kids DIY Pastel Tablescape

Easter Kids DIY Pastel Tablescape

Last year I styled a family table for Easter , so this year I decided to create a tablescape that was more fit for the kids. Now, more than ever, I find the need to celebrate the everyday. Finding beauty and comfort in the smallest, "mundane" things, treasuring family time and remembering that no matter how frightening things may seem, that there's always something to be grateful for and to celebrate!

My Pastel Easter Brunch Tablescape

My Pastel Easter Brunch Tablescape

Easter is only a  few weeks away, so I thought it would be the perfect time to share this pastel Easter brunch tablescape that I put together for our celebrations at home! The decor of my Easter table this year was inspired by spring and pastel colors in pink, yellow, blue and green, which also happen to match beautifully with our Easter Bunny printable decorations !

DIY Easter Egg Candles

DIY Easter Egg Candles

When I was fourteen, my school organized a crafts sale, and we had to make all sorts of handmade decor items to sell, including scented candles. We made star-shaped candles, triangular candles, round candles...they smelled sooooo good and I was hooked for life! On candles. Candle-making is one of my favorite crafts ever! You  can see one of the blog's most popular post here , which happens to involve candles , what else?! So today I'm more than a tad excited to share my latest DIY candles with you - Easter Egg candles! 😍

My Pink, Blue & Gold Easter Brunch Tablescape

My Pink, Blue & Gold Easter Brunch Tablescape

Last year I styled a super pretty Easter tablescape complete with a DIY floral table runner . So this year I wanted to change things up a bit, and keep things a little more casual and low-key. I still wanted pretty table mind, but one that was much quicker and easier to style. You know, something that would appeal to all you busy bunnies out there?! πŸ˜‰ You may have seen sneak peeks of this table over on my Instagram stories in the last few days, so here's the finished article!

Bird's Party Magazine Spring Edition 2018 😍

Bird's Party Magazine Spring Edition 2018 😍

Happy Tuesday, party lovers! 😍 So excited to start the week announcing that our Spring Party Magazine Issue 21 is out now and bursting at the seams with incredible party eye candy, tasty recipes, festive crafts, DIY decorations, FREE party printables and all you need to style for Easter and amazing parties this season! Read all about it below! ♥

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!

A Peter Rabbit Spring Party with Free Printables

A Peter Rabbit Spring Party with Free Printables

This post is in partnership with the new Peter Rabbit movie, but all opinions are my own. Spring is 'round the corner, and if you need a cute party theme for your child's birthday, for a baby shower or Easter celebration, then this PETER RABBIT party will tick all the boxes! I was super excited to be contacted  by Sony to help celebrate the release of the NEW Peter Rabbit movie coming out on February 9th, and decided to style a 'Hop Into Spring' party full of fun and whimsical details that mirror the movie! 😍

DIY Faux Grass Place-Mats

DIY Faux Grass Place-Mats

Did you see the floral Easter brunch table I shared last week? Well, these cute faux grass place-mats were also a DIY job. I love to use materials or re-purpose fabrics I already have at home, and with these grass place-mats I did just that! It's a simple, quick and easy DIY and perfect for Easter brunch table for also for any spring celebration or even Mother's Day.

Bite-Size Fruit Tarts for Spring

Bite-Size Fruit Tarts for Spring

This post is sponsored by MondelΔ“z International Group but all recipes and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the fabulous brands that help us bring you fresh content daily! Something about spring makes me want to create fun, colorful and refreshing recipes to serve my family and guests for seasonal parties and celebrations! All the pretty flowers are beginning to bloom, and there's a buzz in the air with the butterflies and bugs flying around the garden...

Brazilian Carrot Bundt Cake Recipe

Brazilian Carrot Bundt Cake Recipe

Did you see the floral Easter brunch we shared last week? ( click here to see the photos ). Well, this Brazilian carrot bundt cake has become a sort of tradition in our home at Easter. Not only because of it's so tasty with its creamy chocolate ganache and fun, bright orange color, but because it's also super simple to make.  And mainly, because it's a cake recipe passed down from my mom! 😊

Bird's Party Magazine | Easter Edition 2017

Bird's Party Magazine | Easter Edition 2017

Happy Tuesday, party lovers! 😊 I'm so exited to announce that  Bird's Party Magazine issue 17 , our Easter edition 2017, is finally out for your viewing  and festive pleasure!! :) This seasonal edition is bursting at the seams with incredible party eye candy, Spring recipes, festive crafts, DIY decorations and all you need to style this season's birthdays, baby showers or Easter celebrations!

A Modern Floral Easter Brunch

A Modern Floral Easter Brunch

This year for Easter, we styled a super pretty floral brunch that's fresh and colorful, but also easy to put together. And you know how much we all love "easy" 'round here! πŸ˜‰ Hope you love the creative ideas as much as I do, and feel inspired to inject a little floral action into your own Easter or Spring celebrations! PS - DIYs and brunch recipes coming in the next few days!

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