Birthdays

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 27.11.2015 | 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 11.11.2015 | 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...

'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.

Dad Receives Hilarious Handmade Birthday Card From His Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents

Handmade cards from children are usually covered in adorable yet funny drawings that you'll cherish and stick on the fridge. But the card Brian Sac...

We Would All Eat Birthday Cake Like This Toddler If We Could Get Away With It

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents

The novelty of eating birthday cake never gets old, but few of us will remember what it was like the first time we tried it. This little girl's rea...

Boy Can't Blow Out Candles, Dad's Solution Is Ingenious

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Parents

A dad came to the rescue with an ingenious trick when his son couldn't blow out his birthday candle, no matter how hard he tried. The little boy, w...

It's Just Another Year Around the Sun

Tara Mestre | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Mestre

Birthdays are funny ones. They are seen as milestone, a celebration, another year survived. Some dread it some welcome it but the point is it's the time you came into being on this planet. It's your first step, your first imprint. To have witnessed my son's birth makes that so much more apparent and I am starting to understand this complicated thing we call life.

This Child Speaks To All Of Us When He Pretends To Like His Birthday Gift

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

That moment when you rush to open your anticipated presents on your birthday, only to then have to hide your disappointment that it isn't what you ask...

Katie Price Shares Sweet Video Of Harvey Singing Happy Birthday To Jett

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Parents

Katie Price was filled with pride as she watched her son Harvey's performance on his two-year-old brother's birthday. Harvey, 13, who suffers from ...

Office Birthdays Are a Bind

Chris Rooney | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Chris Rooney

In my workplace we celebrate each other's birthdays with an energy we rarely apply to our work. The events are spoken about weeks in advance - plans are laid, presents are discussed. We even have a birthday rota keyed into our outlook calendars.

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.

Mum Throws The Best Birthday Party Ever For Son With Apraxia After Open Invite Goes Viral Online

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Parents

Camden Eubank has just had the most awesome tenth birthday party ever. Back in June, Camden's mum posted an open invitation for the celebratory 'Ul...

Mum Pulls The BEST Birthday Prank On 8-Year-Old Son

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

This eight-year-old boy seriously thought he was going to get a huge telling off when his mum screamed at him from the kitchen to ask why a mystery pa...

Dad Teaches Daughter About Kindness In The Most Wonderful Way

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Parents

This dad and daughter duo have melted our hearts by choosing to mark their birthdays by completing 39 random acts of kindness. Lee Beck turned 32 i...

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...

The Art of Growing Old Disgracefully

Caroline Feraday | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Caroline Feraday

I want to celebrate my birthday in the manner I've always celebrated by birthdays. Dancing in a nightclub until I can't feel my feet for two days. I know. I'm 'supposed' to have grown out of that aren't I? So that's the rub: Act young and you might get thought tragic. Act older and it's - well - it's boring.

Jehovah's Witnesses Give Presents Their Own Way

Lara Ruffle Coles | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Ruffle Coles

I savour a present, a thoughtful gift, I don't want something for the sake of tradition, and I want to give others presents I've pondered over, or that I've spotted in a shop and instantly know they will love. That's the message my religious and non-religious family gave me.