Boy's Friends Didn't Turn Up To Birthday Party, Strangers Rally To Help

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Parents

When no one showed up to a four-year-old's birthday party, strangers and their children rallied together to make sure he had a celebration he'd never ...

Brooklyn Beckham Sent His Mum The Most Adorable Birthday Message

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Parents

Brooklyn Beckham might have been away from his family for Victoria Beckham's birthday, but he certainly made up for it with his sweet message to her. ...

The Sweet Story Behind 3-Year-Old's Princess Chewbacca Cake

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Parents

A three-year-old Star Wars fan got the birthday cake she'd always dreamed of thanks to her mum's determination. The mum bought a Chewbacca doll, h...

Kim K's Family Figure Out How To Make A Pregnant Woman Feel Special On Her Birthday...

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Parents

Most people tend to go for Star Wars or Game of Thrones themed birthday parties, or perhaps the 70s for the less imaginative. But the bar has now been...

'Happy Birthday to You': No Longer a Copyrighted Work

Wayne Beynon | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Wayne Beynon

It's a song that's famous across the English-speaking world, and undoubtedly the most performed song ever written.

A Letter to My Body on My 27th Birthday

Alice-May Purkiss | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice-May Purkiss

My bitterness towards you comes and goes. I know it's going to take me time to trust you again. But equally I've watched with amazement at how you've taken on this new challenge with aplomb. You've been prodded and poked and stabbed and jabbed. You've healed and strengthened and moved on and adapted.

Twin Girls Ask For Hulk Princess Birthday Cake, Parents Make It Happen

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents

A proud dad has tweeted his joy after granting his twin daughters' wish of wanting a Hulk princess birthday cake. Brian Elton also uploaded the bri...

The Sad Reason Why This Girl Hasn't Had A Birthday Party For Four Years

Caters | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents

A four-year-old girl hasn't had a birthday party for four years because the excitement could be life-threatening. Isla Smith, four, has Dravet syn...

Romeo Beckham Smothered With Kisses By 'Proud' Parents As He Becomes A Teen

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents

David Beckham never shies away from posting family photo tributes on social media of late, and Romeo's birthday was no different. For their second-...

Level Baby: Complete (Sob)

Sarah Turner | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah Turner

My baby is one in a couple of weeks and all of a sudden it just feels so milestoney. Much to my surprise I've gone all knobheadish and smushy about it. I feel like I want to sniff his hair and drink in his babyness before he starts lobbing lightsabers at my head and asking me to pull his finger.

Autocorrect Fail Puts 'Wee Blind Girl' on 21st Birthday Cake

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One mother recently discovered the major downside of autocorrect after receiving a handmade birthday cake for her 21-year-old daughter with a young, b...

The Joy of Turning a Sprint Into a Marathon

Mik Scarlet | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I now look back on a life filled with adventure and excitement as living a series of sprints. What has changed for me is the absolute assurity that I would die young has gone. I now hit 50 years on this planet knowing that I have no idea how long I have ahead for the first time in my life.

This One-Year-Old Is Not Hiding His Feelings About His Birthday Outfit

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents

On your child's first birthday, it's easy to get carried away with the excitement of dressing them up in a new outfit for the occasion. This mum de...

The September Baby Advantage

Sophia Walker | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

As we quickly approach September, I'm looking forward to meeting the offspring of three of my friends. It may be a coincidence that they are all due at the same time, or it could be perfect planning on their behalf...

Why I Am Glad To Be Growing Another Year Older

Leigh Kendall | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents
Leigh Kendall

It's an irony of life that when as children we are eager to be older, to be an adult with responsibilities and to make our own decisions. Yet when we are an adult we wish we could liberate ourselves from those wished-for responsibilities, slow down the clock against ageing.

The Frozen Elsa Birthday Cake That Went Terribly Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Parents

UPDATE: Since publishing this story, more details about the background of the cake have come to light. Read our updated story here. A cake is pret...

10 Horribly Awful Birthday Cakes You Can't Unsee

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Everyone loves cake, but would you really be able to enjoy your birthday if your celebratory bake looked like a pile of sick? Probably not. Here...

Caroline Frost

Why Stephen Mangan Got Strangely Emotional As A Pregnant Man | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Stephen Mangan reveals he got far more emotional than he anticipated, when he filmed his role as a pregnant man for one-off drama ‘Birthday’, whic...

The One With Middle Age and Michael Ball

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Georgy Jamieson

Apparently 60 is the new 40 and because we are living longer, healthier lives we all have to redefine our ideas on what middle age is. If you take th...

On Turning 21

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Getting older is also really funny, because when I was a teenager I liked the feeling of being one, of being a youth. Yet now that I'm a little older, I'd never want to go back to being that age.

Have a Fantastic Festive Season!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I am not gong to write a tale of woe, or of rights and equality, or even of positivity and justice. No, it's Christmas time, and so I just want to wish everyone out there in Huffington Land a wonderful festive season and here's to an amazing 2015!

30 Things That Are Completely Rubbish About Being 30

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

People might tell you that turning 30 leads to great wisdom and self assurance, but, as Prince Harry is about to find out, what it really means is tha...

Shakespeare's Cities: The Best of Shakespeare's Story Settings

Adam Bown | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

Start at Rialto Bridge to re-live heated conversations from The Merchant of Venice and experience the views this tourist trap offers over the city's canals. Take a trip to the area known as the 'Jewish Ghetto' and see one of the city's stunning synagogues, like the Levantine Synagogue, where Al Pacino prayed in the role of Shylock in the 2004 film.

The Use of Social Media in Celebrating an Autistic Child's Birthday

Jo Worgan | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

I know Tom is not yet 6 but he has only ever been invited to one birthday party and we have never held one for him. This may change as he gets older and I always feel guilty about this although it is irrational. We do celebrate in other ways though, last year we went to his favourite farm. I am not sure where we will go this year, maybe the farm again.

Birthday Getaways | Stylish Indulgence in NYC

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

I had made up my mind, I would not allow my 30th birthday to transpire without an explosion of fun and indulgence. And so I embarked on my very first trip to New York City, for a birthday getaway of culture, fine dining and pampering.