Panicing! :-) My daughter was born on the 23rd (or should I say induced) so it is going to be a bit of a nightmare trying to keep a birthday and Christmas separate. We are probably just going to have a small family gathering, ie my siblings, the kids (I have four she is the youngest) and grandparents. A first birthday is definitely more for the adults than the child.
Our theme is going to be baseballs......he LOVE balls...throwing, pushing, rolling, catching, bouncing......we're going to ask everyone to wear their favorite team's shirt or hat to the party, serve ball park fare, have a baseball shaped cake & cupcakes decorated like baseballs for everyone else......
Jessica - posted on 11/06/2008
MIchael was born on December 27th so we are doing a Cowboy themed Birthday Bash :) I just wanted it to be something far removed from Christmas. I'm so excited I've ordered the invites, the cowboy hats, decorations, and a pull string pinata :)
I'm not sure what we are doing yet. My husband is in the Army and is deployed right now and won't be back til March or April so there won't be a whole lot of celebrating for us. I was thinking of getting her her own little cake and a couple of presents...she doesn't really know anything yet, let alone her daddy being gone. :-(
Jennifer - posted on 11/05/2008
We are having an ELMO party. I have gotten a few elmo party supplies and his gift from Mommy and Daddy is the new ELMO LIVE so thats our entertainment. I have a LARGE family so we are just having my family and my hubby's family as we dont really have many friends anyhow! We are doing it the weekend before his birthday since my greatnephew was born the day before and they are having his the next weekend! BABIES BABIES BABIES!!! Boy was my mom and my sis stressed out during those days esp since we both had difficult pregnancies and delivered them 3 hours away!
Heather - posted on 11/05/2008
We're doing a beach party in our living room. It's not going to be huge because our familes live 4+hours away, but we'll do one here with our friends and their kids. We're setting up beach chairs, I'm doing a scavenger hunt in our sandbox for the older kids (like our 5 yo and her friends) and we're having a cake shaped as a beach ball. BYOB (Bring your own Bathing suit!) under your parka! We're in upstate NY so while it's COLD outside it'll be toasty inside with our woodstove cranking out the heat :)
Sandy - posted on 11/04/2008
Well, in the really old days, they celebrated the first birthday solely to show the baby survived the first year, which wasn't common. You could go with that theme... Yeah You Survived Your First Year! o.O We're not going with a theme. We haven't even decided on what kind of cake, but are leaning toward ice cream. :)
Samantha - posted on 11/04/2008
well my little girl has some friends at day care so i will invite a few of them(with there moms of course) so she has friends to play with then invite over a few friends of the family who all lvoe emma, im not goig to do to much hang a few streameers cause her friends aare all mainly walking around and she is almost doing the same with them, but i will have a really ncie cake!
she LOVES Winnie the Pooh, so im getting a specialty cake made that looks like winnie the pooh so i can watch her get excited and trry to destroy it :P will be lots of fun ^^
Norma - posted on 11/04/2008
Carsten is our 4th, and we've always had a bigger party for the first birthday. Carsten is very curious, so I plan on doing a Curious George theme, and just have some friends over. It will be different since it is closer to Christmas than any of our other children. We are still looking forward to it!
Stephanie - posted on 11/03/2008
My little one's birthday will be on a Sunday, so I was thinking of doing something at our church before the evening service (we go to a very small church). I am going to do a theme (ducks) but it is mostly for me and the other kids that will be there. It will mostly be our friends from church since our families live 10+ hours away (and we will celebrate it with them at Thanksgiving and Christmas).
We are planning to have his birthday in November right after Thanksgiving since family will all be together and we don't want to combine his bday with Christmas. My first sons 1st we went totally out. I think we had like 80 people come. My second one I have gotten a little better. It will be just family and close friends, but as I do have an older one, I am trying to include things for older kids as well. I am decorating, but you are right -its pretty much so I know I did it lol. He will never remember it. Oh well, it will be fun anyway!
Allison - posted on 11/03/2008
I totally agree that its more like a party for the adults!! :) I just didnt know if I needed to think of a theme or what? Pretty much I think we are just going to have family over and a few friends.
See if grandma and grandpa and take her home with them so mommy and daddy can continue to celebrate. Ha!
Sandy - posted on 11/03/2008
Supposedly, the first birthday is a big deal to Asians. Who knew? Well, my mom for one. So, we are going to have a big family and friends party for her first birthday. I'm sure it will involve food in her hair and every place else but her mouth and a large drop cloth.
Seriously though, do people do the decorations thing and whatnot? Is it basically a grown-up party for a baby? Do you have the party early in the day? How long does the party last? Do we provide a shot of vodka or tequila to each adult that attends for every baby that attends? :)
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