Family Occasions

The annual milestones that bond the family - from Christmas to birthday parties and wedding anniversaries - as well as the one-off celebrations that bring families together.

This is our guide to surviving, and getting the most out of, the rituals of family life.

  • Children's Parties

    Our indispensable guide to throwing successful children's parties.
  • Christmas

    Follow our Golden Rules to avoid common pitfalls and get the best out of the day.
  • Births

    How to welcome the newest member of the family.
  • Christenings

    A comprehensive guide to planning a christening or naming ceremony.
  • 18ths and 21sts

    How to launch your child on the road to adulthood in style.
  • Engagements

    Announcing an engagement is a momentous step in a couple's life.
  • Attending a Wedding

    The complicated etiquette and logistics of attending a wedding.
  • Wedding Anniversaries

    Marriage milestones and how to celebrate them...
  • Bonfire Night

    Bonfire Night is a very English commemoration of the Gunpowder Plot.
  • Halloween Etiquette

    Debrett's has developed a set of etiquette guidelines for Halloween trick or treating.
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