I am planning a first birthday party for my son---any ideas?!?

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Cheryl - posted on 05/31/2009

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My son and my nephew are 3 years and 1 day apart so they are having a combo party so we will be having 2 themes but my son's will be "Fun to be One" Oriental express has beach balls and rubber duckies with ones on them that make cheap decorations which double as a party favor ($10 for a dozen) which I'm going to throw around. We are also making it a green party by asking guests to wrap gifts in newspaper, not wrap them at all, or reusing a gift bag and we are also accepting gifts to be donated to victim's of childhood cancer. We are renting a big inflatable frog that has circulating air in the middle so that when you put balloons in them they fly all over and doing a BBQ with baby pools and all that around. Good luck planning the party, hope these ideas help!

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i am in the same boat. Damon will be one in about 3 weeks and i have no idea! We are big on BBq's and we are noticing they all turn out the same. So i dont really want a BBQ at home as it will be the same thing. So i have absolutely no idea. I want it to be memorable without much fuss and not to expensive as i would prefer to spend the money on him.... so if you come up with a good idea let me know ... lol

Wendy - posted on 05/30/2009

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We are having an elmo party for Ava. We are having the party at peter piper pizza, I think it will be fun for the kids and adults that are attending the party. I am making the goody bags and buying cupcakes from costco. I bought elmo centerpeices for the tables and I think I am going to get some fresh flowers too. I also framed a 8x10 portrait of Ava and plan on having the guests sign the matting of the frame for a keep sake of her very first birthday party! The party is in two weeks from today and I am so excited for her!

Leah - posted on 05/29/2009

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Quoting Brittney:

I am doing a family-only party with no theme. She's not gonna remember her first birthday anyway, so I might as well save the money...


She might not remember her first birthday but it's good to have the memories for her for later in life.

Maryrose - posted on 05/27/2009

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Have been slowly getting invites out for Mari's first year. Friends and family will be attending a BBQ at our residence. Really no theme but there will be food, cake, music and a pinata for the other kids to break up. We have even invited the hospital staff who tended to our li'l one while she was in NICU. We hope that everyone will show up because everyone in our lives have been so supportive of us and our wee one.

Pam - posted on 05/26/2009

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I think the first birthday is really about celebrating the first year of parenthood. Our second son will be 1 this next month and we will celebrate with family with a simple dinner and dessert. For our first son's birthday we had all of our close family and friends over for dinner to thank them for supporting us during our first year as parents. I made a great carrot and pineapple cake with yogurt frosting and our son loved it. My advice is keep it simple! A book exchange is a nice way to alleviate the madness of gifts and goodie bags too!

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Great cake ideas if you are brave enough to try & make one yourself...wilton.com . You can rent cake pans from many different places, including Bulk Barn.

Brittney - posted on 05/26/2009

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I am doing a family-only party with no theme. She's not gonna remember her first birthday anyway, so I might as well save the money...

Corinna - posted on 05/26/2009

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We're having a BBQ with friends and family and decided on a cowboy them. There will be mostly adults so I am not too concerned with goody bags, but we will give each guest a wallet sized picture in a nice frame/key chain/whatever we can find.

Cassandra - posted on 05/22/2009

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Wow my daughter will be one in 15 days and I have no idea really about the theme. Im thinking just a princess theme. And family and friends are coming over for a bbq and hoping we dont get anymore snow a pool party. Good luck

Amanda - posted on 05/20/2009

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we are having our sons party at a park grilling out and its a jungle theme i went on freecycle and got some webkinz and lil kinz stuffed animals for centerpieces i got 5ft long like vine thing from the dollar store and im making a banner

Carol - posted on 05/20/2009

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We're just doing a backyard bbq/pool party. It'll be a blue prince theme, but haven't decided on goody bags or games yet (more geard towards older kids since there'll be tons there). The baseball theme is cute and it should be easy to find party supplies to go w/ that. Maybe you can find a stuffed baseball bat for everyone to sign. You could keep food simple too and do stadium style food - hot dogs, nachos, etc.

Ashley - posted on 05/20/2009

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Well for my daughter since there are tons of kids in our circle of family and friends I am doing her birthday at chuck e cheese. you dont have to use their party package you can just go and scoop up a couple of tables, do the goodie bags yourself, and most locaions will even let you bring your own cake.

Liz - posted on 05/19/2009

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For my twins' first birthday we're going to have a sports/ prince theme and a princess theme. We're going to have a barbecue in the backyard.

Jennifer - posted on 05/19/2009

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Well we are considering a baseball theme---his name is Easton (yes after the sporting goods---rofl---kind of a huge baseball family here) and since its Little League Season and we are both coaches---just not sure----ugh----did I mention how much I SUCK at this kind of thing?

Dawn - posted on 05/19/2009

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Well, is there anything particular you or he likes. For my sons first birthday, I did a Winnie-the-Pooh birthday. He really enjoyed watching my friends tigger and pooh on playhouse disney so it was a good choice for us. He also had a full set of teeth so he had a pizza and pooh party. Hope it helps.

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