Tips for a no frills 1st birthday?

Clariza - posted on 08/22/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hey moms! my daughter's 1st bday is one week away. Ive got everything lined up but Im asking for suggestions and/or ideas on what to give as party favors...also i want to create some gift bags for the kids. But i dont wanna pack'em up w candy n junky toys. What can u guys suggest?

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Shawna - posted on 08/28/2009

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For my sons first b-day goodie bags I gave out mini beach balls, rubber duckies and little bubble necklaces, I was shocked at how much the parents appreciated the beach balls vs balloons.

Luci - posted on 08/22/2009

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Almost every kid loves bubbles and balloons. For our daughter's first birthday last weekend, we tied the bags with mylar balloons (latex can be an allergy problem and a choking hazard if one pops). Inside, we had a few party favor size containers of playdoh and a small bottle of bubbles. Everyone loved them!

Joenalyn " Len-Len" - posted on 08/22/2009

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Hi there Clariza! My son just finished celebrating his first birthday. I would suggest if you still have time to survey what age bracket are your daughter's guests . In that way you can separate goody bags for pre-schools you may put some items they can use in school with the additional treats of chocolates, marshmallows, or choco biscuits. As for the toddlers like your baby, you can just put items for them to use or eat instead. Like on my son's birthday I gave all pre-school children with a pack of pencil with eraser, ruler and sharpener on it. Added by some choco biscuits, marshmallows and gummy bears. As for the toddlers I just put some biscuits and a small colored book that you can buy in books stores. The party went well. I even bought tattoos that are safe for children. They love it! By the way my son's theme is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Goodthing I was able to find a store here in Singapore that has everything you need in a party. Goodluck and enjoy preparing!

Samantha - posted on 08/22/2009

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I just recently had my daughters first birthday party... There were more younger kids at this party so for the gift bags I put in animal crackers, juice boxes, fruit snacks and princess themed toys like a little toad (for the boys) and princess wands for the girls.

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