And then they were 7, part 1 | Unicorn party ideas

Another year, another birthday party, another time I’ve spent ages prepping for a party only to forget that in the hurricane that is 20 kids, there will be zero time to even take a breath, and all those good intentions of taking beautiful photographs of all the great makes and activities will get totally forgotten. Two years ago: circus theme party. Last year: camping theme party (this was the best party ever). But I have next to no pictures of either one. When you organise a kids’ birthday party yourself, and you’re being the ‘entertainer’, it’s full on. You have…

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No more forgotten birthdays

This year, one of my resolutions is simple: stop forgetting birthdays. Since the twins were born, I have pretty much failed to send a single birthday card on time, and mostly I forget to send a card altogether. And as many of you will know, having children can already make you feel isolated from a lot of your friends, and I don’t think forgetting everyone’s birthdays helps matters much. This week I worked out that I had already missed eight friends’ birthdays. And my mother-in-law’s. Urgent action was required. I have everyone’s birthdays written in a birthday book, but that…

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