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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."

Packed with recipes, stories, songs and games, and ideas for cards, decorations, and presents, The Birthday Book is spiced with quotations from famous birthday celebrants and amusing historical anecdotes.


  • · 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.

Paschal Mihyo

is coordinator of the African Technology Policy Studies Network, IDRC office, Nairobi, Kenya.