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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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Lemon Shaped Mousse Recipe


Lemon Shaped Mousse Recipe

Lemon Shaped Mousse Recipe - lemon & white chocolate mousse shaped in a gorgeous lemon shell, perfect and delicious for a summer party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #lemonmousse #lemon #dessert #recipe #lemonparty #citruspartyideas #summerdessert #nobakedessert #lemonshapedmousse

If you follow the blog, you probably have noticed the lemon themed posts lately, hence today's lemon shaped mousse.

I made this mousse a few weeks ago in view of shooting it for the lemon party I shared last week. But this is one of those desserts that deserves its own post!

This lemon and white chocolate mousse is so delicious, light and refreshing, not to mention super pretty due to its charming lemon shape. Therefore, I'm naming it "best dessert of the summer"! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Lemon Ombre Layer Cake with Lemon Curd Filling

Lemon Ombre Layer Cake with Lemon Curd Filling

I'm currently working a photo shoot for a French brand around lemons, so I'm obsessed with the theme! Needless to say, I've also been baking quite a bit of lemon flavored treats, hence today's Lemon Ombre Cake with Lemon Curd Filling . You're welcome! ๐Ÿ˜ This lemon ombre layer cake is perfect for so many summer parties. Think themed birthdays, bridal or baby showers, or a simple summer dessert to wow your family and friends with!

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Lemon Decorated Sugar Cookies

Lemon Decorated Sugar Cookies

Following on from our lemon themed party , today I'm sharing the super pretty, but oh-so-easy-to-make lemon decorated cookies I made for that event. Sugar decorated cookies is another of my passions, but as much as I love a detailed cookie design, most often I'll try to simplyfy the techniques to make the decorating part more fun (and quicker)! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Lemon Themed DIY Modern Farmhouse Decor and Printables ๐Ÿ‹

Lemon Themed DIY Modern Farmhouse Decor and Printables ๐Ÿ‹

Last year, I shared quite a few lemon theme party DIYs, crafts and recipes here on the blog , and I fell in love with the theme! Now that the warmer weather is here, I thought I'd share some easy DIY decor ideas that you can use to decorate a table, your mantel, patio or terrace for the summer. I'm currently crushing on the modern farmhouse style and have been making quite a few fun DIYs and crafts over on my YouTube channel (which I do not post here on the blog), so be sure to subscribe to my channel so you don't miss a thing! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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NO-BAKE White Chocolate & Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

NO-BAKE White Chocolate & Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

Everyone has their go-to dessert for summertime parties, BBQs and gatherings. And for me, a NO-BAKE recipe is a must! That's where the NESTLร‰® TOLL HOUSE® Morsels come in super handy - they can be enjoyed straight out of the bag! ;) And for this summer recipe with Nestlรฉ® , I decided to turn up the volume and update my standard lemon cheese cake into little parfaits; which are super cute to serve and the perfect little treat for a summer dinner party or luncheon.

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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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Lemon Themed Party Ideas with DIY Decorations

Lemon Themed Party Ideas with DIY Decorations

Summer is here, and if you need a fresh party idea or theme for your seasonal celebrations, then you can't go wrong with lemons! I've teamed with a couple of French brands , for a super sweet collaboration to showcase their brand new lemon themed designs and paper goods, and I can't tell you how much I loved it! ๐Ÿ‹

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Lemon and Berries Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Lemon and Berries Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Lately I've been hooked on baking cakes. Layered cakes to be precise. I think it's the influence of all those amazing cake-decorating videos and accounts on Instagram ! ๐Ÿ’ Hence, my latest creation - this delicious, super pretty and oh-so easy to bake and decorate lemon and berries cake with Mascarpone frosting.  We served this cake at our mothers' day tea party a couple weeks ago, but it would be perfect to serve at a baby or bridal shower, or any other spring or summer party!

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Honey & Lemon Floral Lollipops

Honey & Lemon Floral Lollipops

I first made these sugar lollipops for my kids garden party some years ago (read it here ) . Back then, I didn't have a lollipop mold or a candy thermometer, but they turned out great nonetheless! Fast forward six years, and  now that I own a proper mold, the possibilities are endless, my friends!  Like adding edible flowers and Spring bloom to make it into a more grown-up version ;)

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Lemon and Biscuit Party Ideas & Inspiration

Lemon and Biscuit Party Ideas & Inspiration

Click here for more yellow and biscuit brown party ideas. Summer has ended but some of us are still trying to hold on to the last of the sunny days, before the autumnal freshness fully kick in...and this color palette reflects the transition beautifully.  Plus, I have a sweet tooth, and something about the title of the post just sits right with today's PAINT MY PARTY colors, don't you think?! :)

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Pineapple Cookie Cake

Pineapple Cookie Cake

Have you seen these amazing, trendy cream tarts in shapes of numbers and letters, taking over Instagram and Pinterest ?  Well, I personally like to call them "cookie cakes" instead because, well, they look like layered cake to me! They're basically two giant sugar cookies sandwiched together with some sort of frosting in the middle, and decorated on top with tons (and I mean tons) of candy, fruit, macarons, chocolate, edible flowers...you're only limited to your imagination when it comes to the decor of these cookie cakes!

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10 Delicious Ways to Cook with Lavender

10 Delicious Ways to Cook with Lavender

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat , you'd have seen the fab lavender plant growing just outside my studio window. It really thrives in summer, and gathers all the bugs and butterflies around it, which is a pretty sight every time I go in here! Not to mention it smells heavenly, and can be used in sooo many ways around the home, including some popular recipes and cocktails.

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Creamy Chickpea Houmous Appetizer Recipe

Creamy Chickpea Houmous Appetizer Recipe

St. Patrick's Day is 'round the corner, and what better appetizer than a creamy houmous, to soak up the lashings of Guinness ?!  This is a favorite dip in our house, and makes a welcome appearance on many cocktail parties because it's super easy and quick to make, quite healthy, you can make it a day in advance, and tastes DIVINE!  My husband has been know to "drink" the stuff. Neat! So I always make sure I make plenty. And I have a little secret for making it super creamy too!

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How To Decorate Flower Cookies The Easy Way!

How To Decorate Flower Cookies The Easy Way!

Despite the cold and rain some of us are having, spring is  actually here. And I thought I'd share some easy-to-make flower sugar cookies for all those seasonal spring parties you may be currently planning. 'Cause let's face it, no party is complete without cookies. And no spring party is complete without flower sugar cookies! Thinks mother's day, spring brunch, bridal showers, tea parties, bee themed birthday...these cookies also make great homemade gifts for teacher's or to give out to guests as favors at your spring party!

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A Lavender Tea Party and Tablescape for Mother's Day

A Lavender Tea Party and Tablescape for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is coming up, and we designed a super pretty, but oh-so easy to pull-off, tea party and tablescape to help you celebrate mom in style! The colors we chose were inspired by our NEW Lavender Floral printable collection right now in our shop! Our invitations and printable decorations are perfect for a Mother's day tea party or brunch, but we can also personalize them to suit any event, like a baby or bridal shower for instance.

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Apple and Cinnamon Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Drip

Apple and Cinnamon Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Drip

As you probably noticed, this month we're celebrating all things apple.  And you there's no better way to celebrate anything than with cake, am I right?!  Apple and cinnamon together also embody everything "Fall" for me, and is one of my favorite flavor combinations ever! Add salted caramel to the mix...and you have me hooked. For life. So today I'm sharing with you my latest layer cake creation, which consists of a delicious, fluffy apple and cinnamon sponge cake filled with a gorgeous apple and cinnamon pie filling, frosted with a creamy cinnamon frosting, and topped off with a to-die-for salted caramel drip . You're welcome! ๐Ÿ˜

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Passion Fruit Lemonade

Passion Fruit Lemonade

Hi friends, hope you're enjoying the warmer temps wherever you are! As soon as the sun hits, I find myself making refreshing fruity drinks at home, like this pretty and delicious passion fruit lemonade! This recipe is a new take on my Brazilian limeade that I shared here on the blog a while back. But this lemonade is made with lemons (not limes) and tangy, sweet passion fruit for an exotic vibe!

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