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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. 

Pineapple Cookie Cake


Pineapple Cookie Cake
Pineapple Cookie Cake - this trendy cream tart shaped like a pineapple is so easy to bake and decorate, perfect for any summer party or birthday! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #pineapple #pineapplecake #pineapplecookie #pineappleparty #cookiecake #creamtart #pineapplecookiecake #pineapplecreamtart #recipe #summerrecipe #summercake

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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A Back to School Pancake Bar

A Back to School Pancake Bar

This post is sponsored by Welch’s® Fruit Snacks. I am being compensated for this post. All comments and opinions are my own. A pancake bar is such a fun and easy way to serve breakfast or brunch for any event, whether you're planning a baby shower, bridal event, or a simple back to school celebration at home with your kids!

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Easy Summer Beach Cupcakes

Easy Summer Beach Cupcakes

These easy summer beach cupcakes not only look super adorable, but they taste like summer in your mouth with their delicious pina colada inspired frosting. Sooo good, you guys! Whether you're baking your own cupcakes or simply decorating store-bought ones (I'd totally choose this option in summer to avoid putting the oven on!), these cupcakes are a cinch to make. And eat! 😉

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How to Throw an Epic Lake Party This Summer

How to Throw an Epic Lake Party This Summer

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Dr Pepper®. All opinions and text are my own. Summer is my favorite time of year to party, and there's nothing I love more than gathering with friends and celebrating the season in style! In summer we don’t need an excuse to party, we simply celebrate life! :) One of my favorite and most treasured summertime traditions is our annual lake party!  Check out all the fun details of our party below, to help inspire you to throw your own epic lake side party this summer!

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A Summer Backyard Camping Party with Free Printables

A Summer Backyard Camping Party with Free Printables

“This post is sponsored by Sony Pictures in connection with the release of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. ” During the summer months I'm always on a lookout for easy ideas to keep my kids (and the whole family) busy and entertained. Are you the same? Even if we plan a vacation trip somewhere, there are those days where I find it quite challenging planning and coming up with a new bucket-list of exciting and fun family adventure to embark upon.  This is why I'm so excited to kick off our summer this year with a movie + backyard camping party for my whole gang!

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DIY Custom Summer Sun Hats

DIY Custom Summer Sun Hats

Summer is upon us, and apart from drinking sangria all day, I'm dreaming about crafting all sorts of fun, colorful and seasonal party accessories, like these custom summer sun hats! Wouldn't they be so cool for a pool or beach party?! I made these for a summer party shoot I styled a few weeks ago (as you probably saw in my Instagram stories ?) and they looked so fab and were so easy to make, that I had to share the DIY tutorial here with you guys!

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A Summer Cheese and Beer Tasting Party

A Summer 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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DIY Paper Flower Cake Toppers

DIY Paper Flower Cake Toppers

Paper anything is my jam. But paper flowers are my particular favorites! I mean, you take a fairly simple, banal, flat piece of paper and fashion it into something 3-D, beautiful and super practical. What's not to love?! And did I mention they're so easy to craft? Yep, despite their intricate looks, they're a cinch to make, and one of those DIYs that even the kids can help with! 

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Pimm's No. 1 Cup Cocktail Recipe

Pimm's No. 1 Cup Cocktail Recipe

Summer is nearly here and I can't wait to take my party game outdoors to enjoy the garden, the warm sunshine and all the fabulousness that come with the season!! Speaking of which, today I'm sharing a delicious cocktail that first made an appearance in our Tea Party a couple of weeks ago! Pimm's No. 1 Cup is a delicious, refreshing, big-batch cocktail that is perfectly suited to any warm temps soiree, and would also be ideal for a Father's Day celebration coming up in a few weeks!

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