• 4 ways to have a fun family New Year at home

    December 29, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Parenting, Things To Do

    New Years has always traditionally been a time to get together with family and friends and to toast to the year that’s passed. Parties will certainly be a lot smaller this year, but that doesn’t mean it won’t still be special. After all, 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us and the end of it is certainly something to celebrate. 

    The best part of staying home through 2020 has undoubtedly been not really …

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  • What should I put in my child’s Christmas Eve Box?

    December 17, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gifts

    Twas the day before Christmas and all over the house, everyone was excited – even for sprouts! If you are looking for new ways to celebrate this year, bring the magic of Christmas forward a few hours with a Christmas Eve box. This tradition originated in Germany, where presents are opened on Christmas Eve. You can fill your box with whatever goodies and little gifts you want to to get the Christmas party started. If …

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  • Q&A with My 1st Years Founders, Dan & Jonny

    October 30, 2020Behind The Scenes, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Meet The Team

    To celebrate 10 years of My 1st years, we sat down with founders Dan and Jonny to find out all about their journey so far. From their 1st meeting on the playground to meetings in boardrooms, the last decade has taught them a lot about life, business and above all, friendship. 

    Q: How did the two of you meet?  

    A: We met when we were 4 years old at Primary School! We were good friends from …

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  • Mums share their advice for a birthday in lockdown

    October 27, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, How to, Parenting, Party, Uncategorised

    Organising a birthday celebration takes a lot of planning at the best of times, let alone in the middle of a pandemic. With lockdowns, travel restrictions and social distancing, it’s basically impossible to throw a traditional birthday party with friends, and even family. More than ever, now is the time to appreciate the little things and birthdays provide the perfect time to show our loved ones just how special they are. That is why we …

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  • How to manage sibling jealousy on birthdays

    October 23, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gifts, Parenting, Real life

    The big day has arrived, it’s your child’s birthday! The presents are wrapped and the party is planned but what about their siblings? When they’re really little, kids can have a hard time being patient, taking turns or accepting that today is not all about them because let’s face it, most of the time it is! 

    On birthdays, your other children may throw a tantrum, sulk or even refuse to participate. Don’t worry, you haven’t done …

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  • Gift Guide: Baby Shower Gifts They Actually Want

    October 12, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Gifts

    Whether you are attending a small in-person gathering or a virtual Zoom party, a Baby Shower is a wonderful way to celebrate an impending new arrival. This year it is difficult to provide new parents with the hands-on support that they need and choosing the right gift feels more important than ever. 

    If you are feeling overwhelmed or a little bit lost about what exactly to get, this simple gift guide is here to help. From …

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  • Let’s get organised with Organised by Charlotte

    September 16, 2020Advice, How to, Lifestyle

    With all of the excitement of the new school year, September is a good time to really get organised. No matter how old we get, we can never quite shake that ‘1st day of school’ feeling, and we are certainly never too old to stop learning. Professional organiser and interior stylist Charlotte Sitton (@organisedbycharlotte) is here to share her expert tips for a tidier home (no matter how many toys they leave around the house!) 

    I …

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  • Why your newborn needs monochrome

    September 8, 2020Uncategorised

    Ask any expectant parent what the best part of preparing for a new baby is and they are sure to mention the nursery. This is where your instinctive need to nest really comes into its own. You want to create a cosy environment where your new arrival will feel safe and soothed and with so many magazines, blogs and Pinterest boards dedicated to decor, the choices can be overwhelming. While it can be tempting to …

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