Birthdays

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.

30x30x30 - What Was I Inking?

Ben Shires | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

Cunningly christening it '30x30x30', the plan (according to my hastily thought up a mission statement at least) was to spend 'thirty days...conquer[ing] thirty as yet unfulfilled ambitions before I hit the big Three Ohhhhh'.

Is This 'The Most Demanding First Birthday Invite Ever'?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A parent has been accused of sending "the most demanding first birthday invite ever" after their child's rather unusual birthday party invitation has ...

No One RSVP'd To Boy's Birthday Party, So Twitter Threw Him One Instead

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Odin Camus turned 13 on Friday, his mum, Melissa, planned to throw him a bowling party in Peterborough, Ontario. But after sending invitations...

Thinking About Thirty

Deirdre Collins | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

As I turn thirty, to the world I am a qualified adult. The final curtain is closing on my 20's, a decade where I was fully for the first time immersed into the big bad world. Thirty may be just a number but it's a good time to take stock and reflect upon the last decade.

Nothing Says Love Like a Gigantic Helium Balloon

Felicity Fox | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Felicity Fox

I would do rational tomorrow. Today, I was freaking out. I hurried down to the location, hair thrown on top of head, make-up absent and dressed in full-spandex running gear as I knew my endurance would be tested.

Birthdays: A Time to Reflect

Jared Joffe | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jared Joffe

Getting older can present us with a number of challenges, but aging comes with rewards too. Unlike the body, the mind (while it's still sound) is capable of taking on more from age thirty and beyond. In fact, its depth increases as we continue to feed it and experience more from life.

That's the Best Present Ever! (Not)

Claire Kirby | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Before I had children, I never really knew what to buy children. I'm still not sure I know now, unless it is for my own offspring. What I do know is what not to buy them. So here is my top three gifts never to get a kid. Never. Ever.

30x30x30

Ben Shires | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

That's right, it's my 30x30x30 Challenge: Thirty days to conquer thirty as yet unfulfilled ambitions before I hit the big Three Ohhhhhh. Can it be done? Possibly. Will my time, money and enthusiasm hold out for a whole month? We can only speculate.

Four Ways to Accidentally Rock at Children's Parties

Natasha Batsford | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

I don't often get called effortless: In fact in a stand up contest with a one legged emu I reckon I would still come off looking more awkward. It's a natural gift of mine, my hair is never tidy, my clothes are always creased and I never, ever look like I have my shit together. This is especially true of birthday parties...

Turning 30

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

Thought I'd share on something in the hope that I'm not the only one to feel like it. I can already hear my older friends grown at the title of this blog. I'll probably get a few "wait until you hit 40/50" comments. And rightly so I guess.

The Top 10 at 25

The Mac Twins | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Our mid twenties without Google search would be a shameful series of questions to family members starting with 'I know I should know this but...' whilst gazing wearily down at our Young person railcards. Much like the deteriorative hangover, the road to 30 creeps up without warning or fan fare..

The Birthday Wall of Grief

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Did you know about the wall of grief? The wall of grief is weird. It's a part of recovery no one talks about because it really is so odd. In recovery grief is an absolute f*cker. Basically for every bit of big, significant progress made, grief sits just around the corner, waiting.

Parental Appreciation and Existentialism

Daniel M. Cooke | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Cooke

I inherently dislike my own birthdays as they serve primarily as a gentle reminder that I will at some point not exist. This fact scares me no-end despite the many hours a day I put aside to contemplate it. Fortunately these hours coincide roughly with the many hours I naturally put aside for contemplating issues of metaphysical scale anyway, so my existential calendar is not entirely full...

What Turning 18 Means to Me

Susannah Keogh | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Susannah Keogh

Here's something you probably don't know about me- I'm a twin-and no, before you ask, we're not identical. This month, we turn eighteen - but we're celebrating in very different ways...