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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.

A Seaside Inspired Tablescape and 3 BBQ Recipes


A Seaside Inspired Tablescape and 3 BBQ Recipes
A Seaside Inspired Tablescape and 3 BBQ Recipes - easy to style table decor ideas and easy recipes for a nautical summer barbecue or dinner party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #bbq #barbecue #seasidetablescape #nauticalparty #nauticaldinerparty #seasidedinnerparty #summerparty #dinnerparty #shrimpboil #shrimpbbq #bbqrecipes #seasideparty

Summer rhymes with BBQ and eating outdoors, so we've been cooking most of our evening meals on the BBQ this summer. It's a bliss not to have the oven on inside the house, and somehow, food just tastes so much better al-fresco, don't you think?

So a few weeks ago, we decide on a baked version of the classic shrimp boil. But because it's cooked on a sheet pan on the barbecue...we called it BBQ shrimp. 

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DIY Wedding Wall Gallery with FREE Printable Poster

DIY Wedding Wall Gallery with FREE Printable Poster

This post is sponsored by Walmart Photo - https://photos3.walmart.com/about/same-day# Being at home so much these days, means we finally have the time to tackle those projects that we've been postponing for a while, like creating a beautiful wedding gallery wall! So today, I'm sharing some easy ideas and tips, and showing you how easy and inexpensive it can be to create your wedding gallery wall at home using Walmart Photo Same Day products!

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DIY Nautical Coastal Decor

DIY Nautical Coastal Decor

Today I bring you some fun DIY nautical decor ideas to help you get crafting and busy this summer! These coastal or beach inspired decor pieces are perfect to decorate your home for the summer, or to style a nautical mantel, a tiered-tray or a coastal farmhouse table for any celebration or dinner party you may be hosting this season! As always, I tried as much as possible to use craft supplies I already had at home, and to recycle "trash" into home decor treasure. So I also encourage you to do the same and re-purpose old objects, decor or to use up whatever you have in your craft stash!

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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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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 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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DIY Farmhouse Stands and Risers

DIY Farmhouse Stands and Risers

Being at home so much these days, has allowed me to embark on a bunch of DIY and craft projects that I'd been putting off for a while, like these farmhouse risers and stands. I used these farmhouse risers mainly for home decor purposes, but wanted to share them with you guys here on the blog, because I think they'd make great table centerpieces too! Do you like these kind of home decor blog posts, or do you prefer mainly party crafts? Let me know in the comment, so I can tailor the content here to your liking ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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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