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The Birthday Book

Celebrations for Everyone

December 2004
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  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
  • Published
    1st December 2004
  • ISBN 9781903458013
  • Language English
  • Pages 256 pp.

Birthdays are milestones on our journey through life. The authors say, "We wrote this book for the many people who wish to find ways of bringing beauty, meaning, and a touch of magic into the celebration of birthdays."

The Birthday Book is packed with recipes, stories, songs, games, and ideas for cards, decorations and presents. There are suggestions for ‘oldies’, for teenagers, 18th and 21st parties, as well as children’s parties. You will also find unusual celebrations for those celebrating birthdays on holiday, ill in bed, at Christmas or for rainy days.


— A complete resource for birthday celebrations from age one to 100+.
— How to organize a party—invitations, games, prizes and food.
— Party suggestions for teenagers, 18 to 21 year-olds, twins, and small children.
— Unique celebrations for those on holiday, ill, Christmas birthdays, and rainy days.
— Birthday traditions from around the world—Chinese, Muslim, Hindu, and many more.

Ann Druitt

Ann Druitt trained as an artist. She divides her time between teaching and writing.

Christine Fynes-Clinton

Christine Fynes-Clinton works as a music teacher and doll-maker and leads workshops on festivals and family life.

Marije Rowling

Marije Rowling was an art teacher in Holland before she came to study in England. A wife and mother, Marije has spent her time as a homemaker, crafter, artist, and teacher, weaving the Waldorf thread into a very rich tapestry.