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    How to Celebrate Small Moments With Your Children

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us, Celebrations

    Of course we parents get excited about those major milestone moments. Every birthday, at Christmas, on the first day of school, there we are with balloons, gifts and cameras at the ready. But what about those ordinary, everyday moments when great things happen?

    When our little one learns to tie their shoes, or rides a bike without training wheels, or loses their first tooth – those tiny moments are just as precious as the big ones …

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    How to Throw a Party Everyone Will Love | With Les Enfants

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Party

    With over 15 years’ experience organising children’s events and parties I always start the planning process with this brief in mind. “To organise a party that firstly appeals to the birthday child and their guests but also takes the stress away from the parents and ensures they enjoy the experience just as much!”

    Often we meet with our clients and their children, to get direction from the birthday child about their ideas for their special day.  For …

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    Balloon Trends for your Child’s Party | With Bubblegum Balloons

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us, Party

    Whether you’re a brand, a bride, a party planner or a parent, looking at a venue and knowing you have to somehow make it ‘yours’ can be incredibly daunting. Thankfully it doesn’t take many balloons to transform a space, which is where we come in handy! Fitting with any party theme, our balloons have an easy way of making people feel like they’re somewhere special and they’re ready to celebrate.

    Balloons are an easy way to …

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    Christmas Food Ideas to Impress Children | With Annabel Karmel

    December 3, 2018Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Uncategorised

    Words & images by Annabel Karmel

    Throwing a party this holiday season?  Get the whole family involved in creating a spread to remember!  From mini hotdog wreaths to sausage stockings and baked Rudolf’s, you’ll be the talk of the town.

    And there’s always lots of prep work for the kids do; whether it’s icing cakes, wrapping pigs in blankets or simply weighing out ingredients, it’s time you’ll all enjoy spending together.

    In need of some inspiration? These ideas …

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    GETTING RID OF THE BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES | PARENT EDITION

    August 15, 2018Advice, Parenting, Uncategorised

    Nothing seems to go quicker than time when you’re a parent. One day, you’re rocking your baby to sleep whilst humming their favourite lullaby and the next… they’re walking, talking and off to start big school! Whilst it’s an incredible moment to see your children hit the milestone of entering education, it can also be a very difficult period – for you as much as your little one. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, a little scared …

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    6 Tips for Taking Beautiful Holiday Photos of Your Children

    July 23, 2018Advice, Lifestyle, Parenting, Things To Do

    Words and Images by Suzi Mitchell of Little White Photography

    Holiday photos are so important, they’re an opportunity to capture some of our most precious memories for our children to look back on. Whether you’re going abroad or having a staycation in the UK, that time together as a family is priceless.  Plus the photos you capture will always be there to remind you and your children of the time you spent together. The games you’d play …

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    The Top 10 Gifts for Children with Summer Birthdays

    July 16, 2018Celebrate with us, Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Gifts

    What to buy children for their birthday is always a tough choice, with new crazes, characters and toys coming out everyday it’s impossible to pick the perfect gift for children. Here at My 1st Years we consider ourselves to be experts in gifts for children and with summer underway we have complied the top 10 gifts for children with summer birthdays. We believe to sticking with traditional toys, keepsakes and clothing that parents and little …

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    Daddy of Triplets | Life as a Triplet Dad

    June 11, 2018Celebrity, Parenting, Real life, Uncategorised

    To celebrate Father’s Day we asked Alex from Daddy to Triplets Girls to tell us all about his experience of going from a Daddy of one to a Daddy of four over night. All words and images by Alex, @daddy_to_triplet_girls

    I will never forget the moment that my life changed forever it was the 6th of April 2017 around 8pm, I said to my, at the time 3 year old, son Henry ‘what do you fancy doing?’ …

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