What is everybody thinking about doing for the 1st birthday?

Anna - posted on 12/20/2009 ( 45 moms have responded )

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What kind of ideas does everyone have for themes, plans, and presents, etc. for your baby's first birthday?

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Belinda - posted on 01/10/2010

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my son loves "in the night garden" so we are going with that theme! cant wait!

Jodie - posted on 01/09/2010

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Hi everyone. We are having a Hawaiian Luau theme party for my daughter. It will be a BBQ as February is really hot here and we can all play outside with a paddling pool and sand pit etc. I have some great decorations and everyone is dressing up! I chose that idea as we went to Hawaii when Lucy was 6 months old and she had the best time.(The 9 hour flight wasn't too much fun though from New Zealand!) I have leis for everyone, tiki torches, umbrellas etc and all our friends and family are coming: I'm surprised how into the idea everyone is!

Karrington - posted on 01/09/2010

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We are having a big party with a sports theme for my son's first birthday party. I got him a few things for his birthday already and so did my Mom but he certainly does not NEED anymore but if that is what people get them then I will stash them in the basement until he gets bored with the toys upstairs and then switch a few out at a time. We are making chili and then having cake & ice cream. He is a pretty laid back baby so his party is three hours long and my Mom is bringing him right at the time that it starts!

Emily - posted on 01/09/2010

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My son is so obsessed with mickey mouse club house!!! His birthday party is going to be Micky mouse Club house! We are having a mickey party and a cook out!!! I cant wait till he gets to eat his cake its goin to be so awesome!!

Anna - posted on 01/08/2010

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i wish we could have a beach bbq or at the park but it is just way too cold in feb, even in florida for that stuff! LOL. :)

Brandi - posted on 01/07/2010

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we are having my daughters party at our house. its kind of a family tradition to have their first birthday at home. im not sure about the theme yet somethin girly, of course. and it is also a family tradition to get them there own cake to tear into thats the part im most excited about and im sure she will be to. best of luck with yalls party.

Cori - posted on 01/07/2010

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I am thinking Ladybugs...I have found some cute decorations and a dress and hat with ladybugs on it...very cute!!!
For my son's first bday, I did Elmo which he still LOVES at age 3.

Debbie - posted on 01/07/2010

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we will be having a wee pot luck lunch and the only thing i am really excited about is making my beautiful girls very first birthday cake. :) can't believe she is nearly one already :)

Jamia - posted on 01/06/2010

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We are doing a Dr. Seuss theme. We have a large extended family so they are all invited. We will have Seuss theme food a lots of balloons for decoration. I think we may also get a bubble blower because my son loves bubbles. We are going to have a "smash" cake fir him as well as a dessert table with cupcakes, cookie pops and "fairy wands" (pretzels dipped in chocolate and covered with sprinkles). I realize that at this age he is really too young to appreciate his birthday so I just want to make it fun foe him and the family.

Alleah - posted on 01/06/2010

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I'm not exactly sure how I'm going to play it yet... I have a ton of neices and nephews who are older and they all live close, so there's probably no chance we'll be having her party in our tiny apartment. We'll be doing a few games for the older kids, but the theme will probably be something really easy like colours and shapes.

Marguerite - posted on 01/06/2010

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Beach BBQ for our little one!! That way all of the kids attending can have the playground to play in and a dip in the ocean to cool down!! A fantabulous cake too of course!!

Joslyn - posted on 01/06/2010

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i am thinking of doing somthing small just have the famly over to salbrat i think the cake is the most inportint at the first b day and and we are planing to salbrat my bday as well as my sons he is born feb 4 and i was born feb 8

Sian - posted on 01/06/2010

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Im having a big party for my little boy the full works but only gona give him clothes for presents and ask everyone else for money cos his had so much over xmas he doesnt need any toys the party will be enough for him

Rachel - posted on 01/06/2010

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Well for my son's first b-day it will be cake and ice cream winnie the pooh theme clothes and educational toys

Jennifer - posted on 01/05/2010

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I dont think you can really plan all that much to be honest, I mean, if you got other kids you know how unpredictable a baby can be, afterall, at only 12 months, they are still babies.
My first son was left to my mum, coz I was only 18, and didnt really think about it... so when my daughter was born 5 years later, we had a family day at the zoo ( just us ), did cake that night...( small birthday party was a few days earlier, which she hated... ) and I went to alot of trouble to make the most beautiful barbie cake with the doll on top and all! She was in a bad mood tho, teething I think....
So anyways, now, baby number 3! calls for another family day, older sibling choice, followed by low key happy birthday cake that night, so he can enjoy it! not that he'll remember it...lol... But the point is, I will, so Im not going overboard, important family and friends only, and it will be the best memory ever!

Crystal - posted on 01/05/2010

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Oh, I forgot to mention that I am either going with Backyardigans or Sesame Street for the theme. They make baby sesame street items for a 1st birthday.

Crystal - posted on 01/05/2010

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I bought my son some educational DVD's that he loves (Baby Einstein, Sesame Street, Backyardigans) and I will buy him some other toys (Little People) I am doing a small cake just for him and a sheet cake for everyone else. May go with a theme for the balloons and the cake but the majority of it will be color coordinated with the theme since character plates, napkins etc. are more expensive.

Anna - posted on 01/05/2010

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thanks for all the replies! i think ive decided to have a get together at the house that saturday with friends and family. im thinking about a jungle theme for the invitations and a few decorations because he doesnt have any favorite characters yet since we dont watch much tv. im going to be low budget, it is coming up so fast! now im just trying to think if i need any activities for the 4 children that will be here ages 4-9. im not worried about occupying the adults or other babies, i guess we will just eat (pizza?), cake, and open a few presents. :)

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My son's bday is the 8th and the superbowl is the 7th. We are big football fans so we are doing a football theme. Lots of decorations available because of football parties. As for presents, he just got everything in the world for Christmas. LOL

Jenny - posted on 01/05/2010

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We are keeping it simple but at a restaurant. Pizza, salad and yummy rolls. And cake, of course. No theme, though I did suggest once doing a super bowl theme since Dilana was born Super Bowl Sunday.

Wendy - posted on 01/05/2010

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I think themes are better for older children like 2 or so when they can get excited about it. I'm going to keep the party small and short so she doesn't get too cranky plus it's more economical... My toddler will get a bigger, theme party and she'll get to pick it out!

Chelsey - posted on 01/04/2010

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i'm using the theme winnie the pooh and were having a big birthday party for my daughter... and isn't costing much about about 50 dollars and thats about it

Cassie - posted on 01/04/2010

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our sons birthday is on the 4th so it will just be the three of us then. we are having his party on the following saturday at my parents house.. i just ordered the invitations today. i dont think we are going to have a theme at all. of coarse cake, one just for him that i think my fiance will bake (he loves baking cakes LOL). i am adding an insert to all the invitations for gift ideas (clothing size, bath toys, hooded towels etc.) we already ordered him a step2 wagon and elmo chair, i can already see his reaction! its coming up so quick!!!

Amy - posted on 01/04/2010

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Hello Anna,
Luca seems to like Mickey Mouse, so we rented a hall (not too big) and have Mickey Coming to the party. We bought a bouncer (Got a great deal on Black Friday) for the kids and also bought a clearance blow-up pool that we filled with balls for the kids that we plan on putting int he middle of the hall (on top of foam mats). Other than that, we printed some coloring book pages off off the disney website and bought little packs of crayons. For food- Decided to order Pizza, I know it's not healthy, but so much easier than everyone cooking :) Going with a cupcake stand with mickey Mouse Cupcakes with the topper being his personal cake :) I'm excited... Going to be so much fun!
How is planning coming along for you ??

Valerie - posted on 01/04/2010

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I think the first birthday is more of a celebration for the adults than the little one. We are so excited that our first child is turning one! She is also the first grandchild and niece so we have a lot of family that is excited too! She won't care about a theme or presents. The paper and boxes will keep her occupied like they did on Christmas. I am coordinating colors and simple decorations. No particular theme. And we will have lots of great hours d'ourves (sp?). Of course I'll go all out with the cake as I think that will be the one thing she'll really enjoy!

Magela - posted on 01/04/2010

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I wanted to do a party for her on the weekend after her bday in a park and to be a princcess theme . i also wnated to take her first year pics on the same day as her bday :)

Alaina - posted on 01/04/2010

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my sons birthday this yearr lands on superbowl sunday, so we've decided to a small football themed party, so really i'm just gonna make small footballs as the cake for the kids and one medium cake for the adults. We're big football fans, but if anyone has any other ideas such as snacks or decorations, not gonna go crazy mainly simple and small, just family and a few friends!!

Lori - posted on 01/04/2010

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My baby's birthday is on the 14th so I think I'll have a bit of a Valentine's Day theme. I'm planning on doing cupcakes. Vanilla with vanilla butter cream frosting, tinted pink (of course), and a heart shaped cocoa snap on top! :)

Loriane - posted on 01/04/2010

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my boy is into barney, and seeing that his older brother had a pooh party for his 1st b'day, i think i will be getting a barney cake and few friends and relatives to celebrate. i cant wait to see his reaction when he discovers that he can eat barney!

Chloe - posted on 01/04/2010

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Well im not planning on any themes as shes too young to understand! when it comes to presents, she got so much for xmas that i wont be getting her tons of pressies for her bday, but i will be getting her a cake from the bakery :) i just plan on having some family and some mums and there babys round, almost like a play session i suppose!!!

Lisa - posted on 01/03/2010

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I was thinking a dino theme. i saw an easy how to video on youtube for the cake. we were planning on having it at the beautiful park down the street but feb is still so cold. we were heartbroken when we realized we couldn't have it there. so we have no idea where to have it. has anyone every held or been to a 1st birthday at a baby gym?

Bethany - posted on 01/03/2010

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Gosh, I havn't even thought about presents, I'm still recovering from Christmas. Presents hadn't crossed my mind, only what the invitations will look like and where it will be. Hmm, actually, there is a clock at House that has a photo frame on each number, I might get that and put a photo from each month of her in it and put it in her room.

Ashley - posted on 01/03/2010

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My theme is Vday since my bday is on vday and hers is on the 19th we are having it the thirteenth and what Im doing is inviting friends and family, having cake, ice cream, games and also setting out a posterboard with a picture of my daughter in the middle of it and setting out markers so that people can write things about her whenever they want throughout the party.and then take a shoe box and cut squares out of paper in my case im cutting hearts out and having everybody write something about why they love my baby or why shes special things like that and putting them in a shoe box to open at a later birthday or sometime whenever she can read and ubderstand what they said but with the poster im hanging it up in my room for a decoration when everbody leaves the party

Cheryl - posted on 12/26/2009

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Lotsoffriends and family to celebrate with, i do want to keep it simple though so that she doesnt become too overwhelmed.We wont be worrying about a theme at this point, we'll save that for when she gets a little bigger.Her Grampa says he wants to buy her a frilly white dress to wear when she tears her cake apart lol,well see

Dawn - posted on 12/24/2009

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We will be doing a small party unless my sister doesn't come to town, then we will just do a me, daddy and baby cake party!!! For his presents, I am getting him new bath stuff because he is quickly outgrowing his tub and trys to stand all the time now...just hope he can wait another 2 months. I am getting a mat and faucet cover and some big boy bath toys!!

Amy - posted on 12/22/2009

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Have to do Valentine's Day, at least this first year. She was born on Friday the 13th, the day before Valentine's but that might be too scary a theme :)

Bethany - posted on 12/22/2009

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I'm thinking we'll have a BBQ at a park so the older kids can play and people can come and go when they're ready. I'm sending out Labour Day invitations, and inviting everyone to come celebrate Labour Day weekend with us since I was in labour for the whole weekend and Charlotte was born on the Sunday night (finally, by emergency ceasarian). Australia has Labour Day in May, but I think everyone will appreciate the joke.

We're also thinking of going away to the Gold Coast for her actual birthday, which falls on a Monday, as a reward for us getting through the first year unscathed.

Casey - posted on 12/22/2009

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i am doing sesame street for my sons. he loves it and i got him a birthday boy outfit and we will just have a little get together at his grandparents. im excited and he will love all the attention!

Kelsie - posted on 12/22/2009

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Lol! Yea I did too, but I cheated on my bday in october and gave her a little. She loovveed it and it was the cutest thing. But nobody but me got to see it, so we need a retake. Then again, my girl will eat anything in front of her, she's such a little chunky butt. So I'll make up for it with veggies the rest of the day hehe.

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The most exciting thing to me is the cake. I plan on stripping her down, putting the cake in front of her in her high chair and letting her go to town. (Then I plan on hosing her down afterwards)

I think at 1, it's not such a big deal to do themes and spend a ton of money. Family is the most important thing, and it's the thing the baby will notice. They won't know it's their birthday, just like they don't know it's christmas or what santa is now. Isn't it so exciting that this is the first year of many? Oo it's so much fun!!!



Lol....i'm still pondering on the cake.

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I think I may do themes when she is older and "requests" something. But right now probably just get together with the family and friends and just celebrate! My daughter loves seasme street and baby einstein videos, building blocks, and farm animals so she may be getting some more of those items.

Anna - posted on 12/21/2009

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That's a good point, it's nothing to really stress about. It is VERY exciting!!! And fun! :)

Kelsie - posted on 12/20/2009

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The most exciting thing to me is the cake. I plan on stripping her down, putting the cake in front of her in her high chair and letting her go to town. (Then I plan on hosing her down afterwards)



I think at 1, it's not such a big deal to do themes and spend a ton of money. Family is the most important thing, and it's the thing the baby will notice. They won't know it's their birthday, just like they don't know it's christmas or what santa is now. Isn't it so exciting that this is the first year of many? Oo it's so much fun!!!

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