One year old, party or not?

Eva - posted on 01/06/2010 ( 93 moms have responded )

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My daughter it's turning one on March and I have heard that year olds shouldn't have birthday party because they get upset with all the people surrounding them. But, the thing is that I'm very excited on planning her party, you know we moms want to spoil our babies. Do you think I should make her the party? Did you made your babies a party when they turned one? Are you planning on doing one for you baby?

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Aneisha - posted on 07/04/2011

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My daughter had a party, my son had a get together for there firsts. I ended up spending way more money than needed, and my daughter did cry but only because she did not know most of her family there. I do think celebrating your child's first birthday is special. If there in daycare I suggest cupcakes and goodiebags. Or a small get together with family or children there age they know with cake and icecream and possibly some food and theres a party.

Darling - posted on 01/29/2010

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we are not giving a party, insted we are going on an vacation,it will be time 4 us 3 as a family to enjoy and remember all this wonderfull year, I think he would love that.... but I am planing to have a reunion with friends we both have no family here so def. it will be something small... in my country 1rst. years are huge but since there is no family to celebrate with there is no need to go over board here.. yeap we are planing to celebrate later in life.. our wedding, baby's b-days, and all they are missing in one huge weekend party over there... until then yeap small celebration 4 sure.

Lisa - posted on 01/23/2010

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I decided with my son and will do the same with my daughter to wait until they could understand what a party is about before doing one. Instead we have done things they liked on their birthday. For example, for my sons 1st we took him to the swimming pool because he loves water, for his 2nd he was in love with fish so we took him to the aquarium and for his 3rd we took him to taronga zoo. We will probably give him a party for his 4th because his is beginning to have friends and be able to play party games and stuff.

Lindsey - posted on 01/23/2010

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One year birthdays are HUGE! I've never heard of anyone saying don't have a party, that'd be silly. I had a huge 1st birthday for my now 3 yr old DD and EVERYONE was there. She had a GREAT time, and so did everyone else. I am planning my 10 month olds 1st birthday party and we can't wait for it!

Leslie - posted on 01/22/2010

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My daughter is turning one in March and I am throwing her a HUGE party (even though she won't remember it.) I am having a petting zoo and a pony and inviting about 175 people. It's going to be catered by a Chinese restaurant, as it is a Chinese theme. Anyway, I say have the party! She's my little miracle and I am doing it big to celebrate her first year!!!!

Kim - posted on 01/22/2010

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We are having a party for our daughter's 1st! I just made the guest list and there are 85 people on it! We have a big family. I'm sure my daughter will be fine though since she loves people and loves attention! I hope it's a good time for everyone. What activities, if any, should I plan for the little ones that will be there? Any ideas?

Molissa - posted on 01/21/2010

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i think it would be okay as long as it's people she knows well enough. I wouldn't make it terribly big, but you can have a party. I will be, but it will be small and family only.

Nichole - posted on 01/21/2010

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My daughter will be 1 on March 9th and we are having a party! I am so excited to share her milestones with our family and friends and wouldn't miss out on throwing her a party!

Cassandra - posted on 01/21/2010

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My daughter is turning one in March also. I am totally excited for it, she may not enjoy it as much as I will! It will always be a fun picture memory for her though. Of course it will be only close family and friends in our own home where she is most comfortable. But seeing her tear into her own little 1st year cake...I couldn't pass up the excitment!

Amanda - posted on 01/21/2010

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I threw one for my oldest son i even made him his own cake to dig into it was so cute....i'm definetly having one for my other son i just have family and some close friends.

Tiffany - posted on 01/21/2010

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That's not true. I have a 2 year old and a 10 month old turning one in march as well. We had a party for my 2 year old when she turned one. We had it at McDonald's but it's would have been the same wherever. I didn't invite TOO many people. just people she knew like her friends and our family. She LOVED it! she got to play and eat cake and open presents (with our help of course.) I was told the same thing but I honestly think it depends on the child and who you invite. hope this helped!

Rachel - posted on 01/20/2010

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Yes, my daughter had her 1 year old birthday party I mean like 8 years ago but that is something you will regret if you don't do it. They get their own little cake free from the bakery and it is just so cute watching them stuff it in their face. My son will be 1 in March as well and I am planning his party to, he loves elmo so it will be an elmo thing. Plus he loves opening gifts not sure if yours does but she would def enjoy the fun!!

Katie - posted on 01/20/2010

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Oh I am definitely throwing my son a first birthday paryt! How could you not? He is such a happy baby and would probably love all the attention. You should do whatever feels right to you. If your baby doesn't do so well around a lot of people, maybe keep it small with just familly.

Kristy - posted on 01/20/2010

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My son will be 1 on March 8th and I am definitely having a party for him! I think he will enjoy playing wih the other children around that are his age. AND I will enjoy chatting with mom's around my community whom have kids the same age.

La Teesha - posted on 01/20/2010

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My daughter will be turning 1 in March also. When my son turned 1, I just went to Chuck E Cheese and invited a few friends that had children around his age(3 in total...my husband was out of town). We sat at the table, I bought a small cake w/ cupcakes around it, and we sat and watched the show they put on from a table nearby the party room area. They enjoyed looking at them & they played in the baby play area for a moment. I am planning to do the same for my daughter, but this time, we will have some family around(my neice is 3dys younger than her) to celebrate(we live closer to home now). Go ahead and enjoy these years in having a party because, like mentioned, you can take a lot of pics to remember when she turned 1yrs old and will look back on it years down the road(with her).

Megan - posted on 01/19/2010

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My daughter is turning 1 on March 9, and we're having 2 parties for her.. one at home(BC) and one in Alberta at her grandparents house. She loves having playdates, so we're inviting all her little friends, and all our friends and family.

Richelle - posted on 01/19/2010

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I think you should, its not everyday your child turns 1.. its such a big thing, and i think its such a good memory to have..
I have already started planning my 10 month olds party =]

Kirstene - posted on 01/19/2010

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my daughter brhiana will turn 1 years old this coming march
for me i don't wanna spoil my baby, i want her to live a simple life, to appreciate even small things. throwing a big birthday party for a 1 year old is not necessary for me. being practical could help so much. me? i'm planning to give her a simple party but i'll also make it memorable!....

Tiffany - posted on 01/19/2010

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Our 4 year old daughter had her 1st birthday party at our home and was surrounded by family and friends. She was a lil ham and loved all the attention. Our 10 month old was born on my deceased grandmothers birthday and we have decided to invite family and close friends to join us at her favorite restaurant for his 1st birthday.

Candace - posted on 01/18/2010

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That's ridiculous. Unless you have a fearful skittish child, go ahead with all your plans. People understand that you have a small child and may have to remove yourselves for things like changing diapers, naps, and cool down periods. It's just part of life. That's like saying don't have family gatherings or Christmas with an infant. Just ridiculous. You spoil that baby while the effects aren't going to be lasting! lol I'm taking my daughter to a pizza place with lots of people family and friends (as her "uncle" Nicky shares her birthday) for her first. It's a right of passage for many...and take lots of pictures, my family did of mine and they're some of my favorite.

Ashley - posted on 01/18/2010

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im going to i want him to have the exsperiance but it might be more a memory for me than anything :)

Ashley - posted on 01/18/2010

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im going to i want him to have the exsperiance but it might be more a memory for me than anything :)

Juanita - posted on 01/18/2010

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I had a 1st bday party for my first son & plan to have one for my up and coming 1 yr old as well. My 1st son handled it well...he was more surprised than anything when we sang "happy birthday" song but he didnt throw a fit or nothing of that sort. He looks at the pics now & is so amazed. :)

Shantelle - posted on 01/18/2010

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I say have a party....You can never get back the memories from his/her first party!!! I had a party for my oldest daughter (almost 3) and I don't regret it one bit!!! I love looking back at the pictures of her with her personal cake and just watching her excitment of everything!!! I recommend a party for sure!!!

Charlene - posted on 01/18/2010

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i want to throw my daughter a party too as she is 1 on the first of march and i think she will be fine as i will only invite a small crowd of pple such as relatives and very close friends so i dont see the prob

Pamela - posted on 01/18/2010

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depends on there character my first son loved his first birthday and he is no where near as much a people person as my march bubs so we will be having a party, well a gathering of adults family friends and there kids in the park. that way kids are entertained there nothing to clean up and we are all outdoors. just don't structure anything ( meaning no games party bags etc) the bubs prob will love the wrapping paper but will need help unwrapping and don't make a certain time to unwrap pressies just as each person comes get them to help bub unwrap that pressy so you get photos and they get that one on one time with the bubs. just have nibbles out and let the kids grab theres off a smaller table and then the adults don't have to eat grubby ones heheh and do the cake before everyone gets to tired so if the party is 2 hours ( anything more is to much for little ones) then maybe after an hour of play Russell everyone up to do the cake ,, I did cupcakes big ones and smaller ones for little kiddos. make sure the drinks don't have to much colours or sugar and same with food.. home made finger food is great like meatballs, cheese, grapes, mini schnitzels or small home made pizzas .

good luck and HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE ONES

Catherine - posted on 01/18/2010

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i now have 3 boys and we had a party for the eldest on his 1st and he didn't enjoy it at all. He wanted to just do his normal everyday routine and play with his new toys (well the boxes and wrapping paper). For the 2nd boy we took him out for lunch with uncles and grandparents and this was soooo much better, this is def what we will be doing again in March!

Kristina - posted on 01/18/2010

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My daughter is turning 1 in March also. We are having her baptism and b-day party on the same day. I already have it set up at Chuck-e-cheese (the party not the baptism lol). My daughter LOVES people, especially other kids. I say do what you feel is right!

Tabitha - posted on 01/18/2010

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My son turns 1 in March also and I am throwing him a HUGe party. The theme is Little Einsteins. I am talking rocket ship cake for him and then a big cake with the ship and characters for the other guests to eat. Go for it! Throw your baby a big party if you want to!!

Annette - posted on 01/18/2010

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brianna turns one on march 14th we are having a party for her its just her dad amd brothers and me ;ove having the first bday party cause of the smash cake lol

Caroline - posted on 01/18/2010

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hi my name is caroline and i have three children my eldest is 8 and i had a party for her i invited all my family and she realy enjoyed it also for erin who is three in march she also enjoyed it i am going to have a party for megan but all i am inviting is family as she knows them also i think they enjoy the attation so my advice to you is do whatever you want to do they are your children and do whatever you feel is comfortable for them.

Nicole - posted on 01/17/2010

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We absolutely will be having a birthday party when our son turns one! We had one for our daughter that included about 15 adults and kids. We planned it around her naps and did a bagel brunch and cake to keep things simple. No she doesn't remember the actual day, but we look at the pictures all the time and she LOVES IT! I wouldn't want my son to miss out on that. Both of my kids love being around people. If your daughter doesn't mind having a bunch of people around, then go for it. Just keep it relatively simple and short. If she tends to be shy or get stressed with lots of people around, I say still have a party, just keep it intimate. Good luck!

Michelle - posted on 01/17/2010

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im definately throwing a first birthday for my daughter it is also a joint christening party for her to so were expecting roughly 80 people including about 15-20 kids who she loves to be around, if you take plenty of photos you can show her them when she is older

Joylyn - posted on 01/17/2010

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party...

my son will be 1 on 5 march and he will be christened aswell so we are having a 'party '

-2 occassions 1 expence-

:)

Sara - posted on 01/16/2010

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Aidan will be one on March 19th & he's definitely having a small, intimate party (close friends/family). It'll be people he already knows, I don't think much crying will be going on.

If anything, I'm looking forward to washing all that cake off his face/hands/hair/everywhere cake can get! *haha* Parties at this age are more-or-less for the parents/family anyway. Naturally, the baby probably won't remember it -- but we will. Just another step in their life that you don't want to miss out on. And naturally photos can be taken & shared with him/her later on in life.

Beckie - posted on 01/16/2010

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for my sons 1st birthday im either just going to take him to wackey warehouse or have my cousins bring their kids round. it all depends on how ur child interacts with other children. my son interacts brilliant with other kids and loves being around other children therefore im deffinatly going to have a little celebration for him x

Kelly - posted on 01/14/2010

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we are going to have cake and if people want to come by they are more than wecome, but a paty at this age would be more for me than for her. she didnt care about x-mas i doubt she would care about b-day.

Wendy - posted on 01/14/2010

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Yes, I am plannning a first birthday party for my son. I had a first birthday party for his older sister who is now 2 and she loved it. She was not scared at all and on her second birthday we had a party as well and my son was there at the time he was 9 months old and he was not scared at all and loved all the people and attention. Hope this helps.

Kathy - posted on 01/13/2010

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One is a big year. All children are different. My daughter did really good with a lot of people on her birthday, and it was fun for me too. My son will also be one in march and we are giving him a party too!

Jodi - posted on 01/13/2010

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OMG, heck yes! First off, I have a huge family who meets every single sunday for sunday night dinners so she's completely used to a large crowd. That being said I ordered a party dress for her, all the decorations, I decorate cakes so I'll be making her a yummy smash cake plus a sheet cake for the guests. LOL, I"m one of those people who has the theory...just give me a reason to throw a party...i'll do it! Good luck!

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My daughter will be one in March, too and we are planning a small party with just family. She's a very social baby, so I'm not worried about her getting scared about people being around. She loves being around people and doesn't seem to have any stranger anxiety at all. However, I will need to make sure she is still napping when she needs to and getting enough play time, because those are the things that make her cranky.

Malindy - posted on 01/13/2010

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My daughter is also turning 1 in March and we are planning on making a party for her...I think you should make one & keep the photos she'll appreciate when she's older :-)

Sarah - posted on 01/12/2010

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I am definetly planning on having one, my daughter is pretty good around people and I think she will love it!! It will be close family and friends. But I cant wait!!!

Hayley - posted on 01/12/2010

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i think that a party can be held as long as the baby doesn't get too overwhelmed and can have like some quiet time or something

Mathilda - posted on 01/12/2010

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I am going to plan my son a party, I think that we have to go by our kids if you think that they may not handle a lot of people then just a few family and friends, but if your son is like ours (future Socializer) then have more people but I think that first birthday weather they remember it or not is a special one. And im looking forward to "Cake Face" lol :)

Patricia - posted on 01/12/2010

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My son Brandyn was born March 2nd 2009. He turns 1 on March 2nd. I am planning a HUGE birthday party for him, I am so excited. We will have like 122 people there, all family and friends. I really think you should have the party, it will be fun! After all they only turn 1 once.

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