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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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    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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    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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    How to be Featured on our Instagram Feed: 7 Dos and Don’ts

    February 19, 2019How to, Lifestyle, Parenting

    It warms our hearts when we scroll through Instagram to see adorable children  wearing My 1st Years, wrapped in robes and blankets with their names on, playing with personalised toys we made just for them. Whenever we find a great photo, we jump at the chance to share it on our feed so all our followers can gasp at the cuteness, too.

    Would you like to be featured on our Instagram? All you need to do …

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    Easy Christmas Crafts for Children of All Ages

    December 20, 2018Lifestyle, Things To Do

    Crafting at Christmas is a wonderful way of spending time as a family when it’s too cold or rainy to head out of doors. Our children love to get their mitts on glue, tissue paper, paint and glitter, and it’s actually vital that they do so. Craft projects help them hone their essential fine-motor skills, plus it gives kids a great sense of pride and accomplishment to make something with their own two hands.

    We parents …

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    Our Most Magical Collection Yet | Meet The Unicorns and Dinosaurs

    September 28, 2018Gift Inspiration, New Collections, Uncategorised

    There are a million and one things we love about our kids but nothing more than their fabulous imaginations. Inspired by children’s love of all things magical and fun we have created our unique collection of unicorns and dinosaurs… Along with our newest friendly faces we have introduced two new personalisation colours, a sparkling purple that matches our unique unicorn designs perfectly as well as stunning teal for dinosaurs.

    From best-selling robes, backpacks and soft toys to …

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    What to Gift A Summer Baby

    August 3, 2018Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Uncategorised

    The saying goes, “the littlest people, are the hardest to buy for”… well it doesn’t exactly but it should because it’s true! Whilst stores are filled to the brim with gift options for newborns, knowing how to navigate what can seem like endless rows of infant products is overwhelming and can oft times prove very stressful. In warm weather months, this is made even more difficult as the heat can render a huge selection of traditional gifts inappropriate – …

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