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    How to choose an age-appropriate children’s gift

    April 11, 2019Celebrate with us, Gift Inspiration, Gifts

    We’ve all been there. You get invited to your little nephew’s birthday party and panic when you realise you have no idea what gift to bring. Finding the perfect present to suit their age can be hard and even parents can struggle at times. To avoid this reaction, we’re here to take the guesswork out of it with a helpful breakdown of gifts for every age. You’ll surely become their new favourite auntie or uncle …

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    Introducing My FURst Years…

    April 1, 2019Uncategorised

    Do you ever feel like your dog is more than just a pet? More than just your four-legged pal or your perfect pooch.

    Instead they’re your best friend, your confidant, your family and you’re not alone either. One survey found that 81% of pet parents consider their dogs to be true family members, equal in status to children. In fact, 35% even refer to their dog as ‘son’ or ‘daughter’.

    It’s easy to see why these fluffy …

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    10 Things to Add to Your Baby Keepsake Box

    March 15, 2019Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Parenting

    Chances are, you’ll want to keep every tiny, precious thing that belongs to your tiny, precious baby. After all, every outfit, every toy is a memory. On the other hand, you don’t want to see your home disappear under piles of stain-splattered rompers and bibs!

    Don’t let clutter take over your life. Instead, pick a few of the most special baby items and store them in a beautiful keepsake box. It’s a decorative yet compact way …

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    6 Adorable Children’s Party Themes and Perfect Gift Ideas

    March 6, 2019Celebrate with us, Party

    When it comes to hosting your child’s birthday party, it can be hard to know where to start. If you want to give them a birthday they’ll never forget then choose a children’s party theme that’s guided by their own special interests. It’s also the perfect chance to let the little kid in yourself come out too! To help you out, we’ve come up with a list of 6 adorable children’s party themes and the …

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    Flowers for Baby’s Momentous Occasions | With Freddie’s Flowers

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us, Gifts

    No special occasion should be without flowers. There really is a flower for every occasion. Recently becoming a dad to my son Jesse, I am becoming an expert in what flowers are perfect for his big days.

    Perfect for a baby shower

    Starting with the perfect flowers for the perfect baby shower. In recent years baby showers have become more popular in England and have travelled across the pond as another excuse to have a party and …

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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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    5 Surprising Things You Learn When Your Friend Has a Baby

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us

    So your friend is having a baby! Perhaps she’s the first one in your group to get pregnant, or maybe she’s your closest BFF. Once the initial excitement wears off you find yourself wondering, how will things change?

    It can all be a bit scary when you have no idea what to expect. My 1st Years is here to help! Check out our guide to surprising things you learn when your friend has a baby. If …

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    How to Make the Perfect Easter Biscuits | With Biscuiteers

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us, Food & Drink, Party

    Whether you’ve got an upcoming baby shower, children’s birthday party or want to start preparing for your Easter celebrations, hand-made biscuits make the perfect addition. We’ve teamed up with our experts in biscuit decorating, Biscuiteers, to show you how to make delicious and beautifully decorated treats for Easter.

    Biscuiteers easy vanilla biscuit recipe

    Ingredients

    Makes 24-30

    350g plain flour
    100g self-raising flour
    125g granulated sugar
    125g salted butter softened, diced
    125g golden syrup
    1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
    1 large egg lightly beaten

     

    How to make …

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