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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.
DIY Strawberry Farmhouse Decor + FREE Felt Strawberry Template

DIY Strawberry Farmhouse Decor + FREE Felt Strawberry Template

When I first started blogging, the blog was dedicated mostly to crafts and DIY projects. Being at home some much these days, I find myself going back to these earlier blogging roots and crafting my worries away, whenever I can. Hence all the strawberry-themed DIY crafts I'm about to share with you! These easy decor ideas are perfect to decorate any little corner in your home, to style a tiered tray (I'm currently obsessed with them...) or creating a pretty table centerpiece this season.

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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? ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿคท‍♀️ so my husband suggested I use frozen raspberries instead. 

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French Rustic Country Tablescape Using Thrift Store Items

French Rustic Country Tablescape Using Thrift Store Items

If you follow me on YouTube , you'll probably would have noticed how much I LOVE to shop at thrift stores, and then makeover items that I find there, to decorate my tables and my home. Since we've been at home a lot these days, I find myself passing the time and keeping busy by crafting and sharing my creations over on my YouTube channel ( you can check it out here ). So today I'm sharing some "trash to treasure" ideas for styling a French rustic country table using thrift store items. Hope you like it! ๐Ÿ˜

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Little Women Movie Night Ideas with DIYs, Recipes and FREE Printables

Little Women Movie Night Ideas with DIYs, Recipes and FREE Printables

Having to spend a lot of time at home these days, means that quality moments with our loved ones are more than ever, a comfort as well as a blessing! As a someone who blogs about parties and entertaining, I find that at times like these, it's even more important to find beauty, creativity and make even the smallest occasion, a special one to celebrate. So I thought I'd share some easy ideas to help you style a girls' movie night in!

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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!

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Easter Mantel Pastel Decor DIYs

Easter Mantel Pastel Decor DIYs

As you can probably tell from my recent Easter themed posts here on the blog , I'm currently really into pastels.  I know it's not a groundbreaking concept for Easter or spring, but there's just something so cheerful and comforting about pastel colors - be it in parties, food or tablescapes. Am I right? Maybe next year I'll choose a more neutral color palette or farmhouse style for my decor, but pastels it is for my mantel decor this year!

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Green and Gold Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape ๐Ÿ€

Green and Gold Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape ๐Ÿ€

Saint Patrick's Day is next week, and I could not pass up the opportunity to style a gorgeous green and gold tablescape for the occasion! Table-setting is one of my favorite pastimes, and I've been obsessed with it since I can remember...even prior to having a blog! And since I didn't get to style a Saint Paddy's Day table last year, this year I went for it with a green and gold color palette that's so chic, so sparkly and oh-so pretty!

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Chocolate Layer Cake with Baileys Condensed Milk Frosting

Chocolate Layer Cake with Baileys Condensed Milk Frosting

Saint Patrick's Day is coming up, so I thought I'd make a delicious and pretty dessert befitting the occasion, hence this chocolate layer cake with a delicious Baileys condensed milk frosting ! This layer cake recipe is an adaptation of this  chocolate cupcake with Baileys frosting that I shared here on the blog a few years ago. But this time around, I wanted to try my hand at Russian buttercream or sweet condensed milk frosting that I recently came across on YouTube !

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Mardi Gras Bar Cart Styling Ideas + Cajun Bloody Mary Recipe

Mardi Gras Bar Cart Styling Ideas + Cajun Bloody Mary Recipe

Do you celebrate Mardi Gras? This year, I decided to deck out my bar cart for Mardi Gras, in the quintessential Louisiana Mardi Gras colors of purple, yellow, greens and gold. To crown it all off, I'm also sharing a delicious Cajun Bloody Mary cocktail recipe, which is perfect to add to your bar cart and serve at your Mardi Gras party!

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