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Randa Abdel-Fattah observes that we all have a tendency to be drawn into the birthday party vortex. What is it about a children’s birthday party that excites so many of us? It’s common to find an invitation in your child’s schoolbag asking them (and usually you...

A party isn't a party without a cake! Here are our top 25 favourite cake ideas to inspire you for your next big celebration....

There comes a time when parents need to relinquish some control to their children, writes Dr Elizabeth Reed. Parties undoubtedly are a highlight of childhood, but they also present parents and children with social challenges, such as how to cope when a much hoped-for invitation does...

Elizabeth Bate is surprised when an unconventional entertainer becomes the hit of the party.  My daughter, Rosie, was desperate to have a fairy party for her fourth birthday. She’s always loved frills, glitter and ribbons; new skirts are assessed on their ability to twirl and everything...

Claire Yezbak Fadden outlines her plan for the perfect party. One month before Set a budget. Determine the number of guests you plan to invite. Choose a location for the event. Decide on a theme. Three weeks before Send out your invitations, be certain to include: –  the...

Looking for some fun during the school holidays then why not get the kids together and do some home cooking? In Cooking with the Wiggles, join Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony as they share their easy recipes on how to crowd favourites like Eggy Cheesy Toasties,...

Get some killer ideas for a trick or treat filled kids' Halloween party and follow our tips on hosting and decorate your own spooky party celebration....

Does your child love dancing, tutus and dreamy music? Jenna Templeton gets nostalgic about her own ballet memories and shows you how to create a ballet party for your kids. I have such fond memories of attending my first ballet class, and growing up one of my favourite ballets...

Choc-fudge popsicles - simple to make and perfect for the holidays! Ingredients 1¾ cups (430ml/14½ fl oz) coconut cream, at room temperature 75g (2½ oz) dark (70% cocoa) chocolate, melted 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 6 soft fresh dates (120g/4¼ oz), pitted Method Place the coconut cream, chocolate, vanilla...

This is the easiest cake because you don’t even need to turn on the oven, just your handy thermomix. Try this no-bake carrot cake recipe....