What to do for a 1st birthday?
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Suzanne - posted on 11/05/2010
Most of my family is coming over from Melbourne (I live in Hobart) and we are just having a BBQ and a home made cake (hopefully ;) ) Because we live interstate we are making a big deal of the family being here :) Mt friend has a mini jumping castle that we're gunna put up and a paddling p[ool with the plastic balls in it :) Should be a good day :)
Samantha - posted on 09/06/2012
I would recommend you to organize a small party by inviting your family and a few friends. An extravagant party makes no sense as you child doesn’t understands anything. Do simple decoration using latex and Mylar balloons. Buy them online from MyBirthdaySupplies at a discounted price. Food menu should also be very simple but if you are ordering from a restaurant, you can have food as per your choice and budget.
Stephanie - posted on 11/10/2010
My daughter just turned one today! We are having her big party on Sunday and because she was born in the Fall, we are having a fall themed party. Pumpkins, leaves, apples. Lots of warm browns, oranges, yellows and reds. Yes, I do agree that she will have NO idea what is going on but who doesn't love a party? I am so excited about her party. Her smash cake is shaped like a pumpkin and we are going to have a soup and grilled cheese bar with 3 kinds of soup, Chicken noodle, smoked salmon chowder and veggie beef...No one will leave hungry! OH BTW happy birthday to all the November babies, can't believe it has already been a year!!!
Sarah - posted on 11/09/2010
My daughter's birthday is the 30th but we are doing her party the first weekend of November becaues we didn't want it during the week or on the Thanksgiving weekend, I'm doing a winter one-derland theme with close friends and family!
Sarah - posted on 11/09/2010
We are having close family and friends to the park for a bbq/picnic. I am having a butterfly theme. She may not remember it but she has loved the couple of parties her friends have had so I am happy to be giving her one to enjoy.
I've had a pink elephant thing with my daughter....so her birthday party is pink elephant themed. We are having about 50 people over at our house for pizza/sandwiches/finger foods. There will be lots of balloons and streamers and I'm saving on table decorations by buying a large piece of pink elephant fabric to use as a table cloth. I have confetti, etc. We are looking forward to celebrating her birth with family, friends, church family, etc.
my twins turend 1 ystrdy but we had the party a few days before. I agree that they have no idea what it is all about and was initially going to have just close family and one child but I had so much fun pressing that evite button it turned into about 35 people. that said I told guests gifts were not required and kept it pretty low key. for the only decorations I did I cut the letters of my babies names out of paintings they had done (I put them in their high chairs and and tape the paper down and place a few drops for sensory and try and monitor how much makes it to their mouths), strung them up over the dining room table along with photos of them as newborns and one close up of them with their arms entwined as young infants) and their hats from the hospital, premie first outfit, etc. my sister bakes cakes and insisted on making an ordeal over that (she said she wanted them to have the pics to remember). we feed them organic and healthy and all that but figured for the 1st bday cake go wild. I was worried the babies would freak over waking up and finding so many people arriving but they love being around people and were troopers. I was going to try and make inexpensive loot bags and keep away from commercial stuff. I planned on making playdough and putting a couple of colours in each bag, some melted down crayon cupcakes and tying it all up in a brown paper bag with some cookie cutters hanging off them. turned out big plans, zero time so my mom ran to indigo books and picked up gift cards and each child recieved one along choosing a tiny sugar pumpkin from a basket. basically it was stressful but still kinda low key at the same time. I really would have done just us but my husband was going to be out of town on the real day and I figured it was such a year of trials and tribulations with twins, I might as well have the home filled with people that loved them. did they know it was their birthday? absolutely not. did they love the people doting on them, definitely!
whatever you do hope it is stress free (as much as it can be) and take advantage of all the people wanting to hold your baby and give you a break!
Sara Jacqueline - posted on 11/06/2010
Camila is turning One!! We are having a Minnie Mouse Birthday Party at Old McDonald Farm. She absolutley loves animals and they also have a pumpin patch during this season. Train rides, Pony rides etc. I am sure she will have a blast, so will I cause I dont have to clean afterwards :)
We are having a party in the park essentially a play date with balloons & bubbles & lots of smiling friendly faces ;D cupcakes and a small home made cake decorated with love by mum & morning tea to share for all who are there... Juice, lots of baby friendly fruit, tim tams for the big kids etc. nothing that takes us away from spending as much time as possible playing with our birthday boy :) Have Fun!
Angel - posted on 11/05/2010
Not sure where you live or if you have one of these near you, but my Daughters birthday will be held at "Rainbows soft play", it's brilliant for that kind of age all the way up to about 10! They can play with the coloured balls, crawl around with other children for socialising and play with all the soft play materials that they have there, the children also have a meal there (to be chosen - hot meals or cold buffet).
Hope this helps!
Amanda - posted on 11/05/2010
I believe that because the children don't really understand the concept of birthdays and presents and everything that there isn't really much point to having a big expensive birthday party for them and they won't remember it anyway. I'd prefer to save the money I would've spent on this party and throw a really awesome party when they are a bit older and can really enjoy it! But we are having a few friends and family join us at a bbq spot near the beach so all the kids can play and the adults can enjoy a much needed catch up.
Kerri - posted on 11/05/2010
I cant wait! I'm having a princess themed party for her on the 28th. She'l be surrounded by close friends and family. We're having a clown and bouncing castle along with a pinata for the kids that are older. She's the only baby in my immediate fam so everyone is looking forward to her big day!
Christina - posted on 11/04/2010
we are going to an elmo party and r also going to include ur cousin too b/c her b-day is on the 2nd and my is daughter is the 4th so we having curious george and elmo party including cake decorations and of course presents and i cant wait for her party :)
Diann - posted on 11/03/2010
My son's 1st birthday is at the end of the months so we're having his party the 1st weekend in Dec. We have rented a VFW hall and having about 60 friends & family. We doing a monkey theme so I going to make a monkey shaped cake for him and I'm going to make cupcakes for the guest. Save money on a sheet cake. We had a face painter at his Christining party so I think we're going to have a clown or maybe Mickey Mouse come this time. (For the older kids) Also play game for the older kids, (eg. musical chairs, pinata) I found a great website that really gave me good ideas and they also sell suplies. www.1stwishes.com
Amanda - posted on 11/03/2010
My son loves animals- especially jungle /safari animals. I am throwing him a safari adventure party- he will be the safari tourist (i got him a lil pith hat) and his friends will be wearing animal ears. I am making him a smash cake with a tiger/lion on it and then a cake for everyone else to enjoy. I have purchased some of the safari friends supplies from 1stwishes.com and then some generaic colours from the dollar store. I am also creating party favor boxes which I am very excited about. For activites we will be playing with bubbles, bean bag toss game(that i made myself with 3 empty formula cans i decorated and a few bean bags i made), play dough and shape cutters as well as hand puppets... check otu amazingmoms.com for awesome and inexpensive ways to create the party theme.. Logan is getting 2 parties- the main one is with 5 of his friends and then a small one with family
Bernice - posted on 11/02/2010
Charl's party is this Saturday. A friend is making a Special Agent Oso cake for him and I'm decorating the house with blue paw prints and blue and green decorations, as you can't get Special Agent Oso party packs here in NZ. I've ordered a bouncy castle for the older kids, and they will have bottles of bubbles to blow.
Ashley - posted on 10/28/2010
My son's 1st B Day is in about a week and we are doing John Deere as the theme (Cake, plates, cups, napkins etc). I have invited friends and family to join this special day with us. I'm so excited my baby is going to be one. He just got his first hair cut this week so he'll get to show off his new do'!
Tara - posted on 10/28/2010
I'm thinking for my daughter's birthday we'll just have some close family/friends over for birthday cake and refreshments and to open presents and then maybe for a swim at the pool.my daughter loves playing in water kicking her feet and splashing so i think this is a good idea.I of course want her to get cake all over her face and hands and the floor just so we have wonderful memories for her 1st birthday.ill probably decorate the house too.
Sarah - posted on 10/28/2010
Well. For Me Son's First Birthday, I'm Doing A Superman Theme. I'm Talking Plates, Napkins, Balloons, Etc, Will Be In Superman, Lol. The Kids Are Really To Young To Play Any Games, So I'm Making Goody Bags (With Superman Toys) And Then Of Course We Are Having Cake And Having The Party At Pizza Hut For About Two Hours. Mostly Family Will Be There But One Or Two Of His Little Friends Will Be Attending! (:
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