it's time to start planning a first b-day party.

Marcia - posted on 06/18/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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i'm just starting to get used to being a mom and now its time for the first birthday party...any ideas for a single mom?

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Why bother with a big event and possible huge expense when your little one isn't even going to remember it? Do something laid back, casual, just family and/or close friends. Get or make a small cake, have cut up fruit and veg kabobs, small selection of sandwiches and have it at home in the backyard or friend/family members house.

Seindfeld said it best:

When you're REALLY old and REALLY young, people plan your party for you. They sit you down in front of a whole bunch of people and they tell you "these are your friends"! LOL and it's true!

At the end of the day as long as you've got a few balloons, a cake and some pressies for your babe who really cares about a big gathering? Unless you've got a huge family, and they all want to be involved, why not have everyone chip in?

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TaKeesha - posted on 06/26/2010

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i have seven and my advice is to keep it very simple. invite close family & a few friends. decorate the house. make it short, sweet, & to the point. remember, we all know while we're celebrating, but our little ones dont. lol. allow them to nap well before the party or it will be a cranky disaster, hope i helped.

Carla - posted on 06/26/2010

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My lil girl turns one in August so, i'm about to start planning her party as well... Doesn't seem like she should be turning one already. Cherish every moment..



I'm inviting family and few friends over and we will probably cook out and have kiddy pools for the babies and just not sure what else. Just good family fun!! We tried for long time to have lil Addison so now I want her 1st party to be special eventhough she will not remember we will have pictures to show when she is older... :)

Danielle - posted on 06/24/2010

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im a single mum, ive manged to book a party in the local leisure centre and it was really cheap if u put ur mind to it youll have a gr8 day

Lyn - posted on 06/24/2010

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I have arranged a big get together at a local park where there are plenty tables lots of walks and a huge park catering for youg kids to much older. I have told everyone that we will be there from 11.30am till around 3 ish and they are all more than welcome and just to bring there own pic nic so that gives myself and everyone else a wee bit freedom

Natasha - posted on 06/23/2010

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aw ive been thinking about it too, ive got ebonys christening on saturday then it will be time to start planning for her birthday ! mwe go to play group so i think im just gonna invite a few of her friends from there and hav a lil tea party with all her favourite snacks and goodies, she has a play room so she can play in there and im not quite sure what else ??

Roxana - posted on 06/19/2010

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make it simple. Get a cake or cupckes and 100% juice.
Small chunks of fruits, puffs for babies, yogurt, jello
Activities:
A big ball, bubbles, big boxes.
You could do it in a park or in a backyard.
Focus in your baby and your baby's friends, not in adults.
Good luck and enjoy it :)

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