Birthdays

Happy 70th Birthday, Dad!

Angela Singh | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Parents
Angela Singh

Of course, every girl probably thinks they've got the coolest dad in the world, and they probably do. But, let's face it: Jaipaul Singh is definitely one of a kind. He's rocked out at a Guns N Roses concert, he's got a DSc (one of the highest degrees you can get) and he even taught me all about menstruation (thanks, dad).

25 Undeniable Signs You're 25

Rachel Moss | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

Earlier this month I turned 25 and since then friends, family and colleagues seem hell-bent on reminding me that I'm well and truly an adult. If they aren't asking me how it feels to be a "quarter of a century old" they're reminding me that I'm "halfway to 50".

Jamie and Jools Oliver Share Touching Messages For Buddy's Birthday

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Parents

Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools shared touching messages to their son Buddy on his sixth birthday. The celebrity couple, who welcomed their fifth chil...

Women Reveal The Worst Presents Men Have Ever Bought Them

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women have been sharing the worst gifts they’ve ever received from men and the results are both hilarious and harrowing. The discussion took place ...

Kerry Katona Defends Tweeting Photo Her 15-Year-Old Daughter 'Hates'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Parents

Kerry Katona felt the need to defend her decision to keep a photo of her daughter on social media, even though the 15-year-old wanted it taken down. T...

17 Of The Worst Gifts Ever Given

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Reddit users have shared the worst gifts they’ve ever received - and we don’t know whether to laugh or cry. From hotel shampoo sets to out-of-date...

This Embarrassed Walrus Is All Of Us On Our Birthday

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Picture this: it’s your birthday and you’re trying to keep things on the down-low. You get to 4pm and you think that maybe, just maybe, your colle...

Prince George's Third Birthday Photos Are Adorable

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Parents

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released new photos of Prince George to mark his third birthday. The proud parents shared the photographs on th...

David And Victoria Beckham's Heartfelt Tributes For Harper's 5th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents

David and Victoria Beckham both shared heartfelt tributes to their youngest daughter to celebrate her fifth birthday. Harper, who turned five on Sunda...

Three Best Friends Celebrate 100th Birthday Together In Style

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Three lifelong pals have come together to celebrate their 100th birthday in what was a rare and beautiful occasion. The three ladies, who were all bor...

Five Kids You'll Find at Every Children's Birthday Party

Gemma Capocci | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK Parents
Gemma Capocci

My daughter and I have been lucky enough to be invited to lots of her pals' parties over the years (no sarcasm intended), as well as having her own, and as a result I have come to identify five key characters that rock up to every do without fail. Which kid is your's?

Creative Cancer Project Celebrates Milestone Birthday

Jess Terry | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Terry

A Yorkshire-based project which aims to allow cancer patients to share their experiences of illness in a creative and innovative way has been celebrating its 10th birthday in style, throwing a birthday party at the Leeds Royal Armouries earlier this year.

98-Year-Old Aims To Get 98 Facebook Likes For His Birthday, Ends Up With 22,000

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Leading up to his 98th birthday, all Alfred Birch wanted was to get 98 likes on a Facebook post. But his daughter and granddaughter didn't think he'd ...

Tom Fletcher Gushes Over Son Buzz As He Turns Two

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Parents

Tom Fletcher gushed over his eldest son Buzz in a sweet Instagram post for the toddler's second birthday. The dad-of-two was determined to take a fath...

When You Should Celebrate Leap Year Birthdays (According To Parents)

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Parents

Parents have a big decision to make about babies born on 29 February: What day should you celebrate their birthday on in non-leap years? With the d...

35 Things I Thought I'd Be Doing at 35

Kate Milner | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Milner

If you'd asked my 25-year-old self what I'd be like in ten years' time I probably would have had a fair stab at describing my actual life - house in the suburbs, couple of kids, some kind of job -but the devil is in the detail, and there are so many things that I'd hoped to be doing by now that I'm just not.

Birthday Cakes Have Been Banned At This Primary School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

A primary school has banned children from bringing in birthday cakes to lower the risk for pupils with allergies and avoid disruption to the school da...

For My Daughter on Her 13th Birthday

Sharon Sutton | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents
Sharon Sutton

Just be you and never try to be a people pleaser, folks will like and love you for who you are and if they can't accept that then you don't need them in your life. Laugh, be kind and don't ever let boys break your heart. Most importantly bask in what makes you happy and build your worth on experiences and not possessions. Never forget that you can talk to me.

Twins Born In Different Years

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has given birth to twins in two different years. Maribel Valencia, 22, gave birth to her daughter Jaelyn at 11:59pm on New Year’s Eve 2015,...

And The Worst Day To Have A Birthday Is...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The worst day to have a birthday has been revealed and, much to our surprise, it's not the 25 December. According to a study of 2,000 people, the ...

To My Darling Daughter

Rachel Burkinshaw | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Parents
Rachel Burkinshaw

However, it doesn't really matter what was planned or what's going to happen. The most important thing is that even though we're all these miles apart for your special day, M and I will be thinking of you and celebrating with you and loving you as always.

18 Things I Learned After Turning 35

Poorna Bell | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Last weekend was my birthday, and in the lead-up to it I was a flipping nightmare. I didn't want to turn 35 - it just seemed one inevitable, saggy step closer to 40. However, in the beatific afterglow of a lot of red wine and the fact that I turned 35 and my face didn't immediately shrivel into a Crankies-like death mask, I have figured out there are some pretty good things about reaching roughly half your life expectancy...

It's My First Birthday Today

Laura Whitehurst | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Whitehurst

Nobody has sung at me. I wasn't woken up with gifts, or breakfast in bed. I doubt there'll be a cake, unless the cafe at work decides it needs to use up all the eggs before the weekend. I'm going to work, and I'm continuing on with my day. But I am celebrating. I am celebrating harder than I celebrated my 21st birthday.

When I get older I want to be...

Mike Niles | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Mike Niles

I think my generation is the last to experience the old and the new worlds. I recorded the Pepsi Chart from the radio onto a cassette; I played Bamboo...

Mum Throws Birthday Parties For Homeless Children As She Couldn't Bear To See Them Go Without

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mum who loves birthday parties couldn't bear the thought of homeless children spending their special day without a celebration, so she decided to do...