1st birthday party ideas!

Katelynn - posted on 03/25/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )

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Just getting an idea of what I'd like to do for my son's 1st birthday. I don't want to go all out since he won't remember, but I'd like to give him a nice 1st birthday! So many people do pooh bear & and etc. I'd like to do something a little more unique. Just thought we could all help each other out & make the planning a little easier :) Any thoughts, ideas, & suggestions welcome! Thanks in advance!

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Laura - posted on 03/26/2010

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I am thinking about doing an Eric Carl's Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday...they have kits you can buy with decorations and invites. Then you can make a cake in the shape of a caterpillar! I think I found the kits on Amazon.com.

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For hosting a nice birthday, you don't need to spend thousands of dollars and invite more people than you can comfortably handle. A good birthday for a one year old should be something that doesn’t irritate him, doesn’t put burden on the mother. Since your baby is too young to understand the significance of the event, don’t spend lots of money. Keep your guest list short by inviting people who really matter a lot to you. Have some good food, keep games and activities less, and cut short the duration of the party as well. Give more importance to cake cutting.
Here is a link to help you

http://www.mybirthdaysupplies.com/first-...

Zoe - posted on 04/25/2010

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for my sons first birthday we are going to do a bbq in the garden and do a pirate and princess theme as we no quite alot of boys and girls who wud be comin also be fun for the adults with the bbq etc and havin a paddlin pool for the little ones :))))

Sweetwater - posted on 04/24/2010

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seriously! some of you guys sound so prepared and ready for 1st birthdays! i keep checking to make sure im in the right community - july 2009! :] we are talking ideas right now, nothing set in stone; perhaps a pink cowgirl theme. but im really loving the very hungry caterpillar idea. good one to think about! one things for sure - we're all going to be nice and warm come july and our kiddos birthdays.

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I'm into party planning and we have a big family combined, so I'm planning on a medium/large party for my son's 1st bday. Since it's in the summer time, I was thinking outdoor, which led me to use the Jungle Safari theme. Instead of the usual clown.magician.balloonmaker I decided on a Caricature maker, so least kids/guests have something personalized to take home with them.

Table/party decor: safari pith hats, with a plush animal, binoculars, etc.

I was thinking BBQ'd food, cotton candy, snowcones, animal crackers, lemonades, punch fountain, etc.

A lot of my ideas and help came from michael's crafts, etsy.com, party blogs, partydress.com, etc.

I'm still working on the details as we speak, so much more. (I've cut corners on cost, since I'm making a lot of the party stuff and so the cake is going to be a 3-tier Jungle Scene with animals and a monkey hanging off the tree on the top tier)

I CAN'T WAIT!=D

Paige - posted on 04/20/2010

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weve decided on a pool party as well, but we're doing aquatic theme .. lots of fish etc. and we have to do it at our waterpark as we're in Germany

Katelynn - posted on 04/20/2010

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I have been thinking too of renting a pool in my hometown & throwing a pool party, but there will be a lot of kids so I'm not too sure about that yet......

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For my daughters first birthday we are going to do a Princess Pool party. We are going to have a cookout and swim in the pool. Our family and friends are really looking forward to it. Everything is going to be pink and lots of crowns.

Daphanie - posted on 03/31/2010

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I also included pictures of her in the book of the ultrasound, when she was born, and up to a year. All the games thats included in the booklet I also put the answers on the last pages. SOOOO much fun it will be

Daphanie - posted on 03/31/2010

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My baby Staley's bday party is Saturday, July 31. We are giving her a Kai-Lan birthday party theme, with lots of games and excersizes for the children to play. We will also have the pool out, with a slip and slide and water slide fun jump. As for the food, I was thinking something for the kids (nachos, chili dogs, french fries, punch, ice cream, cake, etc...) I also made her a coloring book with activities for both the children and the adults to have fun with; puzzles, coloring pages, word search, hidden pictures; How many words can u make out of her name STALEY, and I found 30 words. It just takes imagination and creativity for everyone to have fun!

Katelynn - posted on 03/31/2010

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That's a good idea! I like the idea of showing everyone how much they've grown!

Heather - posted on 03/30/2010

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we just did the 1st birthday theme and for the cake instead of a theme cake i had one of my daughters pictures from the hopsital on the day she was born so everyone could see how much she grew! everyone loved it!

Kristi - posted on 03/30/2010

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I am thinking of doing a goth or Lolita version of an Alice in wonderland tea party(b&w cheshier cat included). it may not be the best idea, but it will at least be memorable ^_^

Rashida - posted on 03/29/2010

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we are doing a Princess and the Frog picnic in Central Park. Then when we go back to my hometown we are doing a yo Gabba Gabba themed BBQ party

Patricia - posted on 03/28/2010

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since my daughter birthday july 23 in the summer i was going a pool party..cause she a have a older brother who is 2 years old and older cousin i was doing a cook out first then the pool party

Heidi - posted on 03/28/2010

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my son's birthday will be a saturday so were doing a bbq and spray park with the family, he's a water baby so I'm just hoping itll be nice out and itll be nice to hang out with the family and friends

Meilan - posted on 03/28/2010

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The day itself we're going to the zoo. Just the three of us.
The next weekend we have a big garden party. We picked 'rainbow' as a theme. Very easy, as we have to get bright colours and we're set.
We have a photo shoot booked for the invitations.
The favours and the birthday cake are ordered. Now, all I have to do is look for decorations.

Kimberly - posted on 03/27/2010

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I figure my daughter will be a bit young to remember but want to get as many pictures of her birthday and what it meant to our families. My daughter's birthday is on Wednesday so me and my husband plan on doing something, just the three of us like going to the park and just making the day about her. The Saturday before one family will give her a house party with family and the Saturday after the other. This way both families get to give her all the attention she wants and we can give.

Katelynn - posted on 03/27/2010

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lysha that sounds like a fun party! I live in a boring little town in Ohio so there isn't anything like that around here that'd be fun to do, but I'm sure your little one will love it! The grown ups will probably have a blast acting like kids too :) I cannot imagine living in 112 degrees day to day... Here, when it gets to 80 everyone freaks!

Iysha - posted on 03/26/2010

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There was a park where I used to live and iit has these big ball looking structures on grass. I was thinking of having a ball party there....and buy a bunch of different types of balls and let whatever kids (and grown ups too) just play with balls. Like put up a volleyball net up and yeah... A ball party. I figured the kids could pick a ball to take home as a party gift instead of candy bags. For food, hot dogs and hamburgers, chips, juice, soda, water, salads...simple things, kid friendly. Cake... Round...like a ball...

We moved to an area where it gets 112 degrees F so park is not an option....maybe if we all wear bathing suits and have sprinklers or go near a lake to keep cool.

Ashley - posted on 03/26/2010

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we are just going to have everyone over at our place and decorate it in sesame street. i just invite family and a few friends...nothing big

Katelynn - posted on 03/26/2010

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a cute idea I didn't think of basing it off of a book :) He loves being read to! Thanks for the idea!

Katelynn - posted on 03/26/2010

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I thought about taking him to the zoo, BUT our friends & family will want to be involved and thats asking a lot for them to travel 2 hrs to go to the zoo with us. My son loves monkeys too & that's why I'd like to take him to the zoo. My fiancé & I are getting married in Tennessee July 3rd & we will be visiting an aquarium while we are there. My son LOVES Spongebob, Umi Zoomi, & iCarly (weird I know, but he actually says carly, carly, carly). I'm thinking about just doing a nickelodeon theme, but also considering a toy story theme because I think that'd be really cute!

Ashley - posted on 03/25/2010

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My little guy loves monkeys, so I think that we are going to have a jungle themed or monkey birthday. I was thinking possibly at the zoo, but I am not sure.

Rebekah - posted on 03/25/2010

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We're going to take our baby to the Washington D.C. Zoo for her first birthday. the aquarium might be a good idea too..

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