Kate Middleton’s mother, Carole Middleton, will be sharing her party planning expertise as she writes new advice columns for magazines Little London and Baby London. Carole Middleton wrote her first piece for Little London last week, reports Hello Magazine, stating how thrilled she was to join the team and how she’s looking forward to updating the magazine’s readers with the most exciting products and trends from within the children’s entertainment industry. 

The 60-year-old grandmother to Prince George and Princess Charlotte also wrote that their family business, Party Pieces, came to life when she was disappointed by the “complete lack of party paraphernalia” available when Kate, Pippa and James were still young. "This prompted Michael and I to launch our own small mail-order company from a shed in our back garden in 1987," she added. "And whilst we've grown in size, we're still very much a family business.”

Carole also shared pointers on how to throw a smashing children’s party, further saying how they’ve always believed that parties need not be lavish or expensive. “It’s amazing what you can achieve by being clever and creative,” Carole wrote. Earlier this week, Vanity Fair listed some of Carole’s tips for parents when planning children’s parties, such as taking the action outside with classic sports day games, having a bouncy castle, and making the cake the centerpiece of the party. 

She also suggests playing traditional games like apple bobbing and kick the can or British games such as “What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf?” and “Grandmother’s Footsteps.”

Along with writing for Little London, Kate’s mom will also be contributing to Baby London magazine. A source at the magazine told People on Monday that Carole’s first article with Baby London will focus on first birthdays.  

Carole, mother of the Duchess of Cambridge, is not the first member of the Middleton family to share her knowledge of the party planning industry. Her daughter Pippa released a guide to organizing events in autumn of 2012 called “Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends,” and also wrote for Vanity Fair, the Sunday Telegraph and Waitrose Kitchen.

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