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Another summer holiday is behind us, and hello 2018! Ironically our first issue this year features back to school and party vibes (not to be inferred that us parents had a big party once we dropped the kids off at school on their first day back #wewish). Instead we’re frantically catching up on all those ‘to do’ lists that built up over summer holidays while we hit the beach, watched movies and made memories with our little people.

So let’s party on and find out the latest party trends this year, how to make your child’s next birthday celebration as fuss-free as possible, some rad insta party pages to start following and plenty of other tips to fill your party planner! After all we are all having a birthday this year – right on!

As this new school year begins, we’ve also got some topical tips from back to school pros that may just help your transition. Plus we can never get enough lunchbox inspo to help make that chore not such a bore. As parents, our new year starts in February, so Happy New Year guys! Now we can get back to the gym, kick those goals and find our flow to make 2018 an epic year.

Oh and happy birthday to us! Yes, in keeping with our theme this edition, haven magazine has just turned seven!

Read the February issue of haven online here, or via PressReader here.

Keeley O'Connor

Keeley O'Connor  

Keeley has always been a keen entrepreneur and creative and takes great pride in growing her business in parallel with her young family. Keeley started in online publishing with ‘Savvy Mama’ in early 2009 going on to publish print titles over the past decade, including haven, a family lifestyle publication and scout for the Gold Coast holiday-maker more recently. She has grown a vibrant and engaged digital community of followers via her digital and social channels and continues to expand her business with haven creative services // www.havencreative.com.au