Any birthday ideas?

Charmaine - posted on 07/20/2010 ( 48 moms have responded )

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I want to give my son a small party. But can't think of a theme? Help.

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Brittani - posted on 07/21/2010

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First Birthdays are really for the parents. Your baby will not remember it and will have fun as long as there is no pressure or expectations. Themes with many guests are going to be overwhelming for a one year old. Keep it simple and relaxed for both the parents and child.

Julie - posted on 07/30/2010

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We are actually having a party for us as the parents instead of a big birthday for the baby. He's too young to understand what's going on or appreciate it anyway. So our theme is "We survived the first year of parenthood!" We're getting our baby sitter to come to the party so after the baby eats his cake he can go play at the park with the sitter while my husband and I get some adult-only time to enjoy a drink with our friends. Next year we'll have a bigger party with whatever "theme" my son seems to like most (whatever cartoon character or toy he's into at that time).

Meg - posted on 07/25/2010

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We Are Just Doing Justin's First Birthday At Home , He Might Have A Few Friends From Play Group Over But I Have A Mate Ov Mine Whom Which Has A 8 Month Old Boy So Him & Justin Will Hang Owt Even Though There Gonna Be Haps Of Family Here And We Just Makin A Butter Cake & Gonna Have A Bruch Thing 4 Him

Natasha - posted on 07/22/2010

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We've decided to rent a bounce house, and do her favorite sesame street person for the theme, think of things he likes and likes to do. example: i came up with the bouncehouse, because she likes jumping around and climbing on to things. I'm getting my party theme from: www.partycity.com

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Samantha - posted on 08/30/2012

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How old is your son? If he is a toddler, you can have a jungle safari or a barnyard bash party. For kids above 4 years, you can plan a camo party or a curious George party. For tweens, soccer party, Spiderman party, etc. would be great. You can check out MyBirthdaySupplies and get more ideas on boys birthday themes.

Eunece - posted on 08/05/2010

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Caleb will be having a Yo Gabba Gabba party!! He LOVES music and because that show sings everything he loves it!! Im probably more excited than he is tho!!!:-) Whatever you do for your little one they'll have a good time as long as your excited and they get ALL the attention!:-)

Audrey - posted on 08/04/2010

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Hi, I'm not a party expert...But just do what he likes. My daughter will be one on the 16th and we took her to the beach for the first time in July. She loved it. So we are going to have a beach party for her birthday. Concentrate on what he would like and have fun with it, cause it is his big day....

Olivia - posted on 08/03/2010

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i am do a hot weals theam for my sons first b-day. we are doing a small party. its just going to be family. there are no games b.c we dont have any little onse coming other than him. i when online to get ideas. just put in a surch engine. first birthday party themas.

Glaiza - posted on 08/02/2010

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For my daugther first bday i want to make it memorable for her...the theme will be fairy that's why i choose TINKERBELLE for her theme bday i hope she will love it!!!

Heather - posted on 08/02/2010

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We are doing a football theme and celebrating "Preston's First Down." We are having a cookout tailgate party style.

Dawn - posted on 08/01/2010

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I am doing The Wiggles for my sons first birthday party. The decorations are few and far between though so I had to search on Ebay for some. Ebay has tons of decorations for all different themes.

Juanita - posted on 07/30/2010

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Hi Charmaine, we too have been deliberating over what to do for our sons first birthday. We feel that he wont know too much going on so we have decided to go out for dinner with family and friends (haaa no catering required by mum) I have just bought some party hats with the number one and he will just have his birthday cake as it may all be too overwhelming for him. If I were to go with a theme, I definately would go Pooh & friends as his favourite snuggle toy is Tigger. Good luck!

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We are having a Barnyard Bash my son will be two and my daughter will be one. So doing one big party. Hired a petting zoo to come and having a hayride and just going to let the kids have fun also my kids grandparents built them a swingset for their birthday and all the kids will play on that!!

Keysha - posted on 07/29/2010

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We are going to the water park. (It's more of a splash park) I have invited a hand full of moms from our Moms Group. I have taken my daughter there a few times and she loves running threw the water. I don't want her to get overwhelmed so I decided to do something in her element. I am sure she will love it. I hope everyone has a happy first birthday experience

Christy - posted on 07/29/2010

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We are doing a Super Mario Bros. theme. I made a Mario costume for my son to wear and giving Luigi hats and foam Princess Peach crowns as party favors. We are also having a photo booth, so I am doing a backdrop that would resemble the game. Just serving cupcakes (decorated to look like 1 up mushrooms) and ice cream. Hope it helps!

Toni - posted on 07/29/2010

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I am doing a John Deere tractor theme complete with a barn dance and bluegrass band.

Rebecca - posted on 07/29/2010

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We're doing Thing 1 and Thing 2 for our twin boys. I'm going to make red velvet cupcakes w/red wrappers, put little Thing 1/2 labels, and use blue cotten candy for the hair.

Aisha - posted on 07/29/2010

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first Congrats every1. its is 1 year already with our bundle of joys :) last year this time, we all were still waiting for their arival :) my boys birthday is on 28th. well my husband is thinkign abt cricket, since he is a big cricket junkie, but i m thinking abt jungle theme. there will be plenty of time for cricket later :)

Maureen - posted on 07/29/2010

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Well, I have two girls.. for Lily's first birthday we did butterflies.. and for Cristina we are doing Ladybug's... but Birthday Express website has a lit of ideas of what you can do. We were going to do birthday Prince if Cristina had been a boy... or my sister in law did the monkey theme for my nephew since he loves monkeys!

Joyce - posted on 07/29/2010

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hi charmaine , my idea for my daughter's birthday is "the simpsons" :)
i ma fan ! and i have nice ideas , though we don;t have here in lebanon any items , i asked my bro to bring me some from the states , when is your son's birthday ? i can send you some pics after the oarty if you want to :):)
good luck

Aimee - posted on 07/29/2010

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My sons room is john deere..(yes we are from the south :)) so we are doing a john deere theme for his first birthday. I also like the choochoo train themes.. theres a bunch of cute stuff out there just go check it out. or chose something he likes, maybe if he likes cars do cars or if he likes balls do a sports theme...etc

Kathy - posted on 07/28/2010

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I am doing a Sesame street first birthday theme. I also have seen a lot of cute ideas ion a web sight for 1st wishes.com that are especially for 1st birthdays.

Jessica - posted on 07/28/2010

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We are doing :I dig being 1" theme with excavating stuff, we own a excavating company so it fits for us. I bought plastic sandbox dumptrucks to serve the salads and stuff in, we are just having a backyard BBQ.

Sheena - posted on 07/27/2010

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Check your local dollar trees or even a party supply store for the cheap section if money is tight. They have really cute ones from what I've seen! Make the cake yourself or get a local bakery to do it up for ya. Get or make your own pinata and do the pull string kind to make it easier for small kids! Have coloring books/pages and crayons for them color with, supervised of course! Tons of balloons would be cute for them to throw an play around with!
Hope I was somewhat helpful!
We've totally went all out for Taegyns 1st! It is August 24th, but her party is the 22nd. I know alot of moms say that it's not a big deal and stuff but to me it is! & We enjoy throwing big partys anyway & this makes it all the more special!
Good Luck!

Erin - posted on 07/27/2010

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At Jennifer: a construction party would be so fun! I know I will have to have one soon. My three year old loves tractors of any kind and my one year old is showing signs of the same love sooooo I think it'll be inevitable lol

Jennifer - posted on 07/27/2010

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I'm doing a construction theme for my son's first birthday. I got everything I needed from www.1stwishes.com. Cute stuff you won't find anywhere else!

Jean - posted on 07/23/2010

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Natasha

I was thinking about renting a bounce house too for Audrey's first birthday. She has a lot of older cousins that will be at the party.

Chenai - posted on 07/23/2010

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am really not sure what i will do for my son, but am hoping to keep it simple and small, just for a few.

Keshia - posted on 07/22/2010

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@casey we are huge baseballs fans (brewers) my sons favorite toy is a baseball and bat its so cute



our baby shower was brewer themed I wanted to do his first bday like that but then I wa sliek well we already did the baby shwoer like that so maybe next year

Keshia - posted on 07/22/2010

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my sons 1st bday is aug 5th we are doing mickey they have an awesome selction at walmart with everything possible im also just doing cupcakes instead of ordering a cake to save money I wanted to give him a nice big party but hes only 1 he doesnt really know whats going on so we are just having a small cookout at my parents with close friends and family

Erica - posted on 07/22/2010

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We are doing a simple BBQ at the house with my siblings and close friends. We bought a lil kiddie pool and have a slip and slide and will do just that in the back yard. Like most have said, it's their 1st birthday, they will not remember so go cute/ but inexpensive.

Erin - posted on 07/21/2010

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For my son's first birthday we're doing a big pirate party! He had crossed eyes and has had to wear a patch so he's our pirate! We're doing a fairly large party because he was early and on NICU for awhile so its a big deal to us. But for my older some we just did a sports themed BBQ. He was totally into balls, always carrying one around and playing catch so that fit for him. Just find something he likes and run with it. Its a day all about him so incorpate

Kristy - posted on 07/21/2010

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We are just having a small BBQ with family at a park not far from our house that she loves to play at. As far as theme, we are doing elmo- but nothing over the top. I got her a little elmo outfit and some plates/cups that are sesame street. We are trying to keep it simple, and just do more of a family get together.

Shannon - posted on 07/21/2010

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We are doing a Wet n Wild theme party for our daughters first birthday. We just got back from Florida the other day and she absolutely LOVED the pool and anything that soaked her..lol. So it just seemed fitting. Try to think of something that your son is really interested in and maybe a theme will come out of that. Perhaps a show or a favourite toy might generate some ideas! good luck!

Casey - posted on 07/20/2010

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My husband is a baseball and our boy already carries a baseball bat and ball around the house and goes crazy when he sees them so needless to say we are having a Baseball themed bday party on our high school baseball field I recommend birthdayexpress.com birthdaydirect.com or my1stwishes.com

Dena - posted on 07/20/2010

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we are going to do baby einsteins. they have the most wonderful characters. i love the educational videos and puppets. we used it for my other daughters first birthday and it was a hit. i suggest visiting birthday express. they have everything

Millie - posted on 07/20/2010

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For my son first birthday I have decided to do a McDonalds party everytime we go by he knows the Arch and I stop and get him some fries. I said something sweet, short and simple.

Laurie - posted on 07/20/2010

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I am doing a space theme for Evan's first bday! I considered animal type theme as well (farm or jungle) Hope this helps. I am going to only have one little friend , similar age so they will get space type items for a toy bag!

Ashlie - posted on 07/20/2010

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for my sons first birthday... im doing a lil frog theme... weird i know... but ever since they day he was born he jumps like a frog would... so thats my theme... do a cars theme or even a toy story theme for him... there is alot of toy story stuff u could get at like walmart or even look at a party store

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