what do you guys think about first birhdays people say i shouldent have one but i want...

Laneya - posted on 02/18/2010 ( 40 moms have responded )

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i am going to have one for my son...but people say i shouldn't cause its his first...what you guy think...

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Trisha-Ann - posted on 02/25/2010

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i am personally having a BIG bash for my son. but i am one of those "celebrate every first" mommies that buy personalized shirts and stuff for like every holiday(we even had 1/2 a cake at his 6 month milestone). i already have the cake ordered pictures sceduled and the park already booked. i geuss i am the opposite of a procrastonator. but do what you want too. its your child. you are the person who had and created him. you are the one that should have the final say not everyone else.

Francesca - posted on 02/25/2010

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It really is a cultural thing.



I mean traditionally for Latin America, the fifth birthday is the most important in childhood, but its 2 in the Philippines. And most North American's throw a big one for the first birthday because its a first milestone birthday.



You do whatever it is you want to do. Your the one that did all the work one year ago today, so you do whatever you want to!



Ha, I am in the opposite situation. I don't want to have one, just Mommy, Daddy and baby, but the extended family are the ones pushing it!

Michelle - posted on 02/24/2010

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I think that's the birthday you NEED to have a bash for. It's his first birthday after all. It's like a milestone for you. :)

Cindy - posted on 02/24/2010

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I think it is always important to celebrate your children's birtrhdays especially the first one. Its a big milestone in yours and their lives.

Charmaine - posted on 02/23/2010

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well my fiance is Nigerian and they have a HUGE celebration for the childs first bday so well we have a hall rented and we have 150 people coming... lol do what you want its their 1st bday EVER it will never happen again...

Diana - posted on 02/22/2010

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Its really about you and what you want...I believe that the 1st b-day its one of the most important celebrations and its def a must. I plan to go all out with my baby girls 1st b-day. The 1st everything is really important, my baby has an outfit for every holiday this year lol christmas,thanksgiving,valentines day ect.

Shauna - posted on 02/22/2010

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Of course!! The birthday is probably more for you and the memories than for your child but so what!! Haha. Im throwing the biggest first birthday i can. You wouldnt miss their first christmas would you? its no different to sumthing like that :0)

Michelle - posted on 02/22/2010

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I say have one they only turn one once yes the bday is for the adults at this age but who cares my sons first bday we had a hayride and invited all of my dancers and their families it was a great time had by all

Chelsea - posted on 02/22/2010

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I have 4 kids and I always have a HUGE party for them. My baby will be 1 in April and she will have one just like her older brother and sisters. It's a big deal to me. if you want to have one then do it, people don't have to come if they don't like it! you're the boss!

Amy - posted on 02/22/2010

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Thats why you should have one...cause it's the FIRST!!! We are having my son's first b-day party at the zoo and I am so excited! Dont listen to other people. Just don't invite the ones who think its silly! LOL

Katie - posted on 02/22/2010

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Everyone I know celebrates the first birthday. You can get special first birthday mini cakes just for your baby to destroy!! It's fun to watch. :)

Kelby - posted on 02/22/2010

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im having my daughters 1st bday party at her daycare that way i wont have a lot of kids running through my house or somewhere else where there is not adequate supervision and there is not a lot to clean up. She's goin to have cupcakes and im going to bring her some gifts to open up and a lil princess hat.

Dana - posted on 02/22/2010

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Your son won't remember but you will. If you want to have a big party, have a big party. If you want to have a small family party, then do it.

We had both for my daughters 1st birthday. Not sure what we are going to do for my son's 1st... probably a small party here at home and then a big one if we go see family on vacation.

Karol - posted on 02/22/2010

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I think you should not worry about what other people thing, and give him the best 1st birthday party ever. Ya, he will not know the whole meaning behind it, but he will have fun. I did one for my first boys and my daughter is going to be 1 in April and I am debating on just having one with the family.

Terra - posted on 02/21/2010

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im actually going to have two first bday parties for Emma-Leigh. One with the immidiate family and then one with all the children her age that she plays with. id throw one but my house is just to small to house that many children and grown ups lol

Melissa - posted on 02/21/2010

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That is ridiculous! You should definitely have a party if you want one, its your baby! I am having a Sesame Street theme for my son in April when he turns 1...sure I'm more excited then him (lol) but its your son and your celebrating his first year in life (and its a celebration for you too, YOU SURVIVED!) lolol Have Fun!!

Harmony - posted on 02/21/2010

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First Birthday Parties are a must! As long as you focus it around the baby! For example starting it around lunch time or after naptime that way at least you know that the birthday baby will enjoy themself! it doesn't have to be for very long either a few hours is good. First Birthdays are a huge milestone for a lot of babies! I say DO IT! ~Harmony

Jennifer - posted on 02/21/2010

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Who ever says you shouldn't is stupid and sounds like they don't have kids. I had a party for my oldest son's first and I am going to one for my youngest. I am first going to have just a small birthday here at my house with a bbq, friends, and family. Not to big though. Then either the Friday or Saturday after his birthday I am going to take him up to the hospital that he was born at( he was 6 weeks premature) so they can all see how big he has gotten. I am hopefully going to get together with a girl that I met up there who's daughter is now a year old but was born 3 months early. I want to spend the whole day up there. I want to do a lot because he's healthy even though he was premature. I thank god for that.

Gemma - posted on 02/21/2010

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I'm going to have a party for my little ones first birthday. So go for it!!! x

Lisa - posted on 02/21/2010

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You should because it's his first! He's not always going to get a party, and even though he might not remember it, you will. So it's not important that everything is perfect, but it is important that you throw a little party for YOUR SELF and your son, because it really isn't just his day, it's yours too. A year ago you gave birth to him. You gave him life.
Plus there is cake :)

Kathrine - posted on 02/20/2010

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when it came to plan my daughter her first birthday it was either a home or chuckie cheese. But I wanted her to have a home party but mother-in-law decided to have it at chuckie cheese.

Shealan - posted on 02/20/2010

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Oh please. You can have one if you want. Granted it isnt for him but more for you (since he wont remember it) But I have 3 kids and I had a 1st birthday for all. It is a big accomplishment. You made it through that first year why not celebrate!!!

Meryem - posted on 02/20/2010

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i think the 1st birthday is the most important. i will defintely be aving one for my little boy :)))

Heather - posted on 02/20/2010

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I had a big ole party when my 3yo turned 1 and I will when my 10 mo turnes 1. She will be 1 in Aoril and I am already starting to think about a theme. My 3yo was a princess theme and I may do the same for my 10 mo old too.

Nikki - posted on 02/20/2010

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i think its a great idea!! just something with family and close friends.. he won't remember but you will so enjoy the day he was born!! don't go all out.. its a waste.. i can't wait for my son's b-day!! good luck!!

April - posted on 02/20/2010

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I did a big first birthday for my other two children and plan on having a big one for this one. The first is the one your supposed to go big on :) totally do it up and don't worry about what other people say! It is sooo much fun to watch thier wonder at all the presents and the cake. Even just a family party at your house is fine, if it's less stressful for you :)

LauraBeth - posted on 02/19/2010

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I am going all out for my sons 1st!! I have been planning since the day after Christmas! I have meet with the cake dec. twice now, going around trying to find the perfect dec. next month we are takeing him to get his pictures made so we can send out the invites with his pic on them, I can't see how anyone wouldnt want to celebrate such a wonderful time!! This is my first child and the second is soon to arrive I want him to be able to look back on pics and know that we did it big!!! Birthdays are so special, to me they really are the most important day (exspecially since we decided to not to the whole Santa Claus thing) this will always be their day and I want to make sure that mine know they have there own special day to look forward to.

Nancy - posted on 02/19/2010

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I think the first one is the best. Babies do so much their first year of life it is fun to celebrate that mildstone. I say go for it.

Nicole - posted on 02/19/2010

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I think a family celebration is perfect for a first birthday. Your child won`t remember it, so there`s no point in doing anything huge (like my step mom wanted to get a pony for my sons birthday.. i vetoed that right away) but you still want to do something to acknowledge that they`ve been in the world for a year, and, like other people have said, your child will enjoy looking at pictures when they`re older.

Amy - posted on 02/19/2010

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I think that's a great idea! It's like a celebration of his life for the family/friends even if he doesn't completely understand what's happening. You'll have pictures to show him the moments he missed when he gets older.

Pam - posted on 02/19/2010

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I celebrated my son's first birthday with a family party at my house, I plan on doing the same when my daughter turns one in April!
Go for it and don't let anyone tell you that you shouldn't x

Maggie - posted on 02/19/2010

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1st birthdays do count big time.....ur child will really appreciate when he's older!Even though he may not understand or have fun now.....pls do it.Looking forward to my daughter's 1st! A small bash or jus us works really well for me so there's no stress!

Nicole - posted on 02/19/2010

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I think first birthdays are the best! It is the first year you will be celebrating the life of your child..I personally am going to prepare a huge bash for my baby girl, she'll be a year old on the 27th of April...take a lot of pictures to show your son when he is older, he will appreciate it!

Emily - posted on 02/19/2010

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I think you should. I imagine it being so fun. Maybe messy. but the one thing i want to do is watch my daughter eat some cake. i think thats the joy of the first birthdays watching them eat.

Joanie - posted on 02/18/2010

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First birthday's are the best! I am so excited about my son's big day, that I have already bought the decorations! Go for it - the first birthday is a huge milestone and worth celebrating.

Laneya - posted on 02/18/2010

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yeah i always wanted to have one...but everyone says he doesnt need one because i wont know.....but im going to do it...its not about them its about my son....=)

Siobhan - posted on 02/18/2010

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ive always thought its tradition to have a party for the 1st bday. im going to have a party for my son in the house. its up to you though if you want to do it. its your child

Polina - posted on 02/18/2010

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I never heard people saying this...Everybody I know celebrated the 1st birthday. I am definitely doing it. It's more for the parents than the kids :-)

I will invite close friends and relatives and have a cake for my son to play with and not to eat ;-)! And will take a lot of pictures!

Whitley - posted on 02/18/2010

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oh the 1st birthday is the BEST! Ya your son may not know EXACTLY whats going on but he will have so much fun ripping into presents and eating his cake on his own! Plus you will get full excitement and laughter out of watching him! It is so cute to watch them eat their 1st peice of cake all alone and just to see how messy they get themself! Deffinatly have one for him! If you dont you will miss out on so much!

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