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12 Fun Themes for Baby’s 1st Birthday Party

12 Fun Ideas for First Birthday Party Themes

The first birthday party is as much a celebration of surviving the first year of parenthood of a brand new human as it is about the little one so today I have collected together 12 birthday party theme ideas that are just perfect for first birthdays - both for the baby and for family and … [Read more...]

How to Throw a Fabulous Garden Themed Birthday Party: 20+ Fun Ideas

How to Host an Awesome Garden Themed Birthday Party

Create a gorgeous garden themed birthday party without spending a fortune with these fabulous DIY party ideas. Ideas for a Garden Themed Birthday Party Decorations Paper birds with concertina wings made from scrapbooking paper are gorgeous when hung mobile like over the party food … [Read more...]

A Fairy Tale Themed Birthday Party + Bonus Party Budget Planner!

Fairy Tale Themed Birthday Party Ideas

This post is part of Microsoft’s #WorkWonders program. We’ve celebrated her birthdays with regular fairies, mermaids and Rainbow Magic fairies, and this year my imaginative girl chose Fairy Tales as the theme for her birthday celebration…can anyone else see a common thread here??!  We’re on a bit … [Read more...]

How To Make Your Own Party Invitations With PowerPoint

How to Make Your Own Personalised Party Invitations

This post is part of Microsoft’s #WorkWonders program. Immy recently turned 7 and even though her party has been and gone, I am still in shock. 7??? How is that even possible?  This year we went back and forth on ideas for birthday party themes before finally settling on what quickly became one of … [Read more...]

12 Classic Kids Party Foods

12 Classic party food ideas for kids parties

As I prepared the food for Immy's recent birthday party I realised that so many of our favourite party foods feature year after year. Sometimes they are presented slightly differently to fit the party theme but most are our own versions of simple, classic birthday recipes. Here are 12 of our … [Read more...]

How to Make Marshmallow Fondant



How to make Marshmallow Fondant Icing. Perfect for making your own cake decorations at home.

In this post Penny of Mother Natured shares a fabulous recipe for Marshmallow Fondant Icing, perfect for making decorations for your next cake celebration. I love that she says, "If you can make shapes out of playdough, then you’ll do great with this recipe!" Do you make your own cake … [Read more...]

Birthday Traditions for Kids: Decorate Your Own Birthday Cake

Decorating Cake Birthday Tradition

These photos are from a good friend who introduced this birthday tradition with her children a few years ago - decorating their own birthday cake for a family birthday celebration. I thought it was too good an idea not to share! All you need to do is prepare your cake with an icing sugar and … [Read more...]

Simple Party Invitation Idea

Simple Party Invitation Ideas ft

When it comes to birthday parties, simple is good - especially for those of us who get carried away thanks to the likes of Pinterest! I first came across this simple photo idea for party invitations when it was used by a good friend of mine for her daughter's 5th birthday party. She has used it many … [Read more...]