birthday party ideas

Crystal - posted on 11/05/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My daughters bithday is on Feb 1. I have run out of ideas to do for her birthday. It is the coldest month where we live with snow and all. I do not want to pay for a inside amusement park because I want her party to be more personalized than that. I finally came to the conclusion that I am going to have a small family get together for her actual birthday and have a bash in the summertime... Any better ideas?

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Melanie - posted on 12/07/2009

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Believe me she's not gonna care where it's at...when my son turned one we had small family get together at our house with lots of decorations and snacks... Birthdaypartyexpress.com has alot of cool themes...For my daughter this year we're gonna do the same as my son, just family... goodluck!!

Samantha - posted on 11/19/2009

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I too have my daughter turning the big 1 in February and I plan to rent a conference room at a local hotel and offer Snacks, punch water and cake. That way it'll be inside and lots of room and you dont have to prep the house for guests, and the location is the icing on the cake.

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Amanda - posted on 12/14/2009

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I have the same dilemma with both my sons. My oldest turns two the week before Christmas and my little guy turns one on Feb 12th. After debating all the different themes, I just decided to go with the flow since he's only one and really too small to enjoy a big "bash". It will be a few friends and family, but not so many that he will get lost in the flow and get intimidated by all the noise, people, etc. I've decided to go with the theme in his little bedroom. Blue and brown polka-dots. Since I make my own cakes, I plan on making round cakes with blue icing and brown polka dots, etc. The same for the rest of the decor. And anything I can find with the number one. Simple and sweet. That may not be much help, but in the end, I decided that less is more, and most of the people there will be there to see my son, and not all the decorations, games, etc. Hope that helps, but more than anything, I suggest making it a day that your daughter will enjoy! And you as well!

User - posted on 12/13/2009

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Our son will have his 1st on the 19th. I have always thought that having pictures of his 1st birthday in his first home would be very special for him to look at later in life. I know I look back now at photos of birthdays past and laugh at the decor, and have very fond memories that come back to me of the home. I can't imagine having it anywhere else. As for theme, I haven't picked one yet, but I have a great friend who does some amazing cakes, so whatever she makes, I will go for! Happy planning ladies!

Julie - posted on 12/13/2009

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My daughter will be one on Feb. 5th- so I'm in the same boat as you. I went to a friend's son's 1st birthday and it was at an American Legion. Nothing too fancy but it was nice to have friends together. The kids had toys to play with and the adults had food and conversation. I might be looking into something like that since we have a lot of friends with babies the same age as my daughter. Like everyone else said- they are only going to remember the party by looking at the pictures, so I'm not going to go broke over it. I'm just going to make sure we have lots of pictures of the birthday girl and all the people who love her! Good luck! :-) (I also thought about having a super bowl/1st birthday party- combine the two since they occur in the same weekend, but still a little undecided)

Stephanie - posted on 12/08/2009

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My daughter's birthday is in February, I was thinking of going up North and having a sledding party and then cake/ Ice cream at my grandmother's house

Susan - posted on 12/07/2009

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Me I am planning something simple at home fr the 1st birthday. You have to remember alot of ppl and all the stuff that goes with a Birthday may overwhelm your baby. It did with my son and he was pretty upset for most of it. It is there first big family and friends gathering I think for hte first B'day simple is best. To each there own though I know some have huge families. But really the 1st birthday is for you the child will barely note it's passing.. it is the 2nd b'day and so one that they begin to realize what it is all about. If you are looking for theme ideas here is a great website for ordering B'day supplies http://www.birthdayinabox.com/party-them...

Jennifer - posted on 12/07/2009

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Our sons birthday is February 7th. For his first birthday, we are keeping it simple with family & a few close friends. We are having a party since there are alot of kids in our family that look forward to birthday parties & cake. We haven't decided where to have his party yet but the theme will be around the number "1". There are some really cute & inexpensive theme ideas and products available online & our local dollar stores have party items too. Good luck to all of you!

User - posted on 12/03/2009

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I know! My sons B-day is Feb 9th and it is really cold and snowey here too. He loves water babies though so I was maybe thinking of having it at the YMCA and aven some of the kids could go in the pool with Mommy or Daddy? I don't know I'm still thinking myself! hahaha :) Good luck!

Melissa - posted on 12/02/2009

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My Daughters Birthday Is The Same As Yours.
I Was Just Thinking About Inviting Friends That Have Helped Out or Have Spent A Lot Of Time With My Daughter and Family.
Small Is Keyword.
I Was Going To Get My Daughter A Tiny Cake A Bigger One For Everyone Else.
Just A Little Streamers and Some Small Decorations Would Be Fine :)

Zeneida - posted on 12/02/2009

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My daughter will be turning 1 on the 28th of February. My husband and i have 2 ideas in what should be done..
(1) is we were thinking about going to Disney World for her 1st birthday. We have other children and the kids get winter recess right about that time so it would be a birthday/vacation. Eat with the Disney Princesses.

(2)Throwing her a ni hao kai lan Party using Chinese-American decoration.

Those are our ideas!

Good Luck!

Zindy - posted on 12/01/2009

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I wasn't going to do a big bash for my babys 1st birthday but my mom insisted in one so I'm traveling from Florida to Puerto Rico for her party. It's going to be in a clubhouse and the theme is Tinkerbell and Pirates (so the boys don't mind!) If you really wan't a bash rent something out so you can be inside and make a little area where the kids can play and just do simple games that you little girl can partake in like crawling races or picking up balls and dropping them in bowls or something like that. I really don't believe in bounce houses or big stuff like that since little ones won't understand it and could get hurt if playing with older kids plus they get tired out a little faster. Good luck with your party!

Annie - posted on 11/30/2009

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My beautiful princess will be 1 February 27th. What a friend and I were planning is to have a conjoined party (her son is 2 days older). She makes mascots, so she was going to make something (a duck maybe.) and we were just going to get friends, playdate buddies, and family together. She's only 1, she wont remember it, but the pictures will be great, it's all about the memories ♥

Evangelia - posted on 11/29/2009

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having the same problem. i'm probably going to have my sons birthday party at my house but if i didnt decide on that i probably would have picked a restaurant, childrens museum or some arts and crafts place for kids.

Lexie - posted on 11/19/2009

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We are planning for Elie's party to be pink cowgirl themed. We are going to have pony rides outside (actually a mule, but they won't know the difference). I am making her a two tiered cake with the top tier being her cake and the bottom one being everyone elses. I have been planning this for months and am so excited!!!

Dawn - posted on 11/15/2009

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The1st birthday is really all about that eating the cake photo op!!!! Do something to make YOU happy and not everyone else, there will be plenty of that. My sister has 4 girls, with birthdays all in a 6 month timeframe; my mother is always pushing for an eleborate event for the kids sake, but $$ is tight! My sister takes them to a special lunch on their birthday (they get to leave school!!) and then has a cake and icecream party that weekend for family and some of the girls friends. On the other hand, I wasn't going to even do anything exept cake this year, but foundout my sister and her family will be visiting so I will be throwing a Marde Gras themed party (our son was born on Fat Tuesday!! HAHA!) just as an excuse to have fun drinks for the adults!! Remember that Valentines Day is in Feb too; and she is a girl so you can't go wrong with Hearts!!! Good luck!

Bethany - posted on 11/11/2009

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you've run out of ideas? She's 1.
Have a party for yourself for getting through the first year, with a little cake for her. An amusment park?! I would start small, there are alot more birthdays to come.

Hanna - posted on 11/05/2009

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i don't know how big your house is, but i think you can do a nice indoor party -- decorate, get a nice cake & invite all the people you want to see. and you can do adult table & kid table. and then have the gift-opening time. you don't really need that much for the first birthday -- your baby is way too small to remember and won't be able to deal with too much of it -- after that she'll be overwhelmed & tired. so take plenty of pictures, make sure she gets a cool cake, couple of cool presents & take plenty of pictures. it doesn't need to be anything too extravagant. if you really want to go all out, you can do a theme party at home. and acquaintance of mine, just did a pirate-theme b-day party/halloween party (her daughter's birthday is 2 days before halloween) at her house -- they bought a few decorations, made a pirate ship from a cardboard box & some party supplies and everyone came dressed up in a costume. but her daughter is older (7). but you can do something similar for kids & then have an adult table. i'm sure everyone will have a great time. good luck!

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