Let’s talk parties, people!

Welcome to haven’s annual party edition. We’ve thrown a little sparkle on our pages and hope you can take away one piece (there I go – already thinking about cake) of inspiration and nail your next party.

This one is for the kids because I can start my own party simply with a cheese platter and cocktail any day #easytoplease

On the other hand, there are only 87 days until my 11-year-old has her birthday and we’ve already started talking plans, venues, invite lists, sleepovers and presents. See, kids just LOVE a party and every trip around the sun is well worth the celebration! It sure is the highlight of the year when you don’t have wrinkles!

Maybe gathering the neighbours’ kids over for a piece of cake after school is your thing? Or you want to host your own Coachella-inspired ‘Kid-Chella’ party (yes, that’s a thing too!)? Maybe you want to keep calm and pick a venue that’ll do all the hard yards for you? Either way, read on for our fave party picks, hints, tips, advice and more!

Once the party ends, we also have loads of events to check out (as winter draws to a close) and ideas on where to get out + about and eat cake #justbecause

This issue really takes the cake for your party planning… see what I did there!

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