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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.

Farfalle Pasta in a Spicy Tomato and Salmon Sauce


Farfalle Pasta in a Spicy Tomato and Salmon Sauce
Farfalle Pasta in a Spicy Tomato and Salmon Sauce - a delicious, quick and easy dish that is perfect for a dinner party or special celebration! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty for Garofalo Pasta #LetOurItalyIn #PastaGarofaloUSA #farfalle #italianrecipes #italiancooking #pastarecipe #farfallepasta #easypastarecipe #salmonpasta #arrabbiatasauce #italiansauce

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Garofalo®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Today's post is inspired by great food and Italian heritage! What's not to love?!

Being from Italian descent, I take my pasta very seriously, as you can imagine. That's why I'm super excited to be teaming up with Garofalo® Pasta to share my quick, easy-to-make, but super delicious Farfalle All’Arrabbiata Con Salmone (Farfalle Pasta in a Spicy Tomato and Salmon Sauce).

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Apple and Cinnamon Punch Cocktail

Apple and Cinnamon Punch Cocktail

We're ending our apple-themed month of posts here on the blog with a toast. An apple and cinnamon punch cocktail toast, to be precise. This cocktail embodies all things fall with its seasonal flavors and its amber good-looks. Not to mention that it's a super easy-to-make recipe that will take you beautifully all the way into Thanksgiving! You can make this cocktail in a shaker and play bartender in front of your guests, or simply make a big batch ahead of your party to serve a thirsty crowd. Both recipes given below for your pleasure. You're welcome! 😉

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A Farmhouse Inspired Apple Harvest Tablescape

A Farmhouse Inspired Apple Harvest Tablescape

I love styling tablescapes. Even before having a blog, setting a pretty table was always something that I looked forward to each holiday and special occasion. I love dreaming up new colors, patterns, textures and creative details to dress and embellish my party tables. And I couldn't wait to create an apple-themed farmhouse inspired tablescape to share with you guys this month!

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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! 😁

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Kids Craft Party Ideas

Kids Craft Party Ideas

Thank you Alex Toys for sponsoring this post. If you follow the blog, you probably already know how much my little girl loves crafting. She has even started sharing a few of her favorite DIY craft ideas and projects in our Kids' Crafts blog segments! ( You can see them all here ). For her birthday last month, we planned a craft party at home with lots of fun DIY stations like sewing, slime-making, and jewelry crafts. She loved this birthday theme so much, and the kids had tons of fun getting creative and crafting together! Plus, it was a really relaxed and easy party to set up, so I thought I'd re-create some of our party ideas to share with you guys today!

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DIY Apple Shaped Zipper Pouch

DIY Apple Shaped Zipper Pouch

September is one of my favorite months. Not only because both my kids were born in September, but because of the cooler days, the beautiful autumnal sights we see in nature and the gorgeous produce we get to enjoy this time of year, like the humble apple! Apples also symbolize the back to school season, so in its honor, we decided to celebrate by creating a few of apple-themed posts to share with you throughout the month of September - from DIYs to recipes and all in between! Staring with today's adorable DIY apple zipper pouches ! 🍎

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No-Bake Coconut Pudding Recipe

No-Bake Coconut Pudding Recipe

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Family Celebrations at Publix . The opinions and text are mine. Did you know that September is National Hispanic Heritage Month? For those of you who don't know, “National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the group's heritage and culture” (source Wikipedia).

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DIY Wedding Stationery & Decor

DIY Wedding Stationery & Decor

This post is sponsored by Walmart Photo but all opinions are my own. Following on from our DIY bridal shower post , I'm so excited to share with you some easy, but totally gorgeous ideas we styled for a pink and marble DIY wedding! We've teamed up with Walmart Photo who offer a quick, accessible, and affordable options for wedding stationery and customized gifts.

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DIY Bridal Shower Stationery & Personalized Gifts

DIY Bridal Shower Stationery & Personalized Gifts

This post is sponsored by Walmart Photo but all opinions are my own. If you're planning a bridal shower or bachelorette party and looking for DIY, cost-effective ideas to personalize your special day, then this post is for you! We've teamed up with Walmart Photo as a quick, accessible, and affordable option for all our bridal shower needs from invitations and stationery, to gorgeous customized gifts.

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A Sparkly Under The Sea Birthday Party

A Sparkly Under The Sea Birthday Party

Today I'm bringing you a stunning, sparkly Under The Sea birthday party from my friend Smita from The Party Wall blog . We're SO lucky to count Smita as one of our blog contributors! She always comes up with the most incredible, creative and DIY parties (despite working full time as lawyer!), which never cease to amaze and inspire! Smita styled this party for her little Aashi's 6th birthday party inspired by Finding Nemo/Dory for added fun! Check out all the sparkly details below as told by her!

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Lemon Shaped Mousse Recipe

Lemon Shaped Mousse Recipe

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"! 😊

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