First Birthday

No expense spared for kids' parties

Tim Elliott Parents are spending sums in the thousands of dollars on their children's birthday parties, writes Tim Elliott.

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Vienna's vintage fairy party

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Kelly-Anne Kent Kelly-Anne Kent takes us through this stunning vintage fairy party she pulled together for her daughter's first birthday party.

Vienna's vintage fairy first birthday party

Kelly-Anne Kent takes us through this stunning vintage fairy party she pulled together for her daughter's first birthday party. Dan from DWF Photography was there to capture every moment.

Happy first birthday, Essential Kids!

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It's Essential Kids' 1st birthday, and we'd like to share our best moments, and give you the opportunity to win a family trip to Hawaii.

Baby elephant theme

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This beautifully themed first birthday party can be tweaked to suit any taste, gender and style but the exquisite décor and Tanya’s attention to detail make this birthday celebration one to remember.

First Birthday: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Kylie Orr My daughter just turned one and I wanted to celebrate with a theme that was special not just to her and her siblings, but something fun that everyone could share. I was also avoiding princesses and puff like the plague because I know that will be what she starts to request all too soon.

My first children's birthday cake

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Marion Turner Entering into motherhood 3 years ago, I have had to learn, on-the-job, the rules, the tricks and tips and the world of children’s birthday parties and cake making.

A first birthday party

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Leearne Hynes Organising any party can be loads of fun but when it came to organising my son’s first birthday party, I was beyond excited.

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