1st Birthday..... To Party or Not To Party....That is the BIG Question

Cledia - posted on 03/17/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Prior to having kids my husband and I had always agreed that we wouldn't have a 1st Bday party for our kids...Don't get me wrong we would celebrate it but not do a big bash since they really don't understand what the heck is going on... Now that our baby's big day (May 19th) is quickly approaching I am kind of having a change of heart... but I am really not sure.... What are other moms thinking? To start of, our families are huge (30+ people) so just inviting them will already make it a party??? I'm so torn...Any suggestions...Ideas....ANYTHING Please!!!!!!

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Diane - posted on 03/18/2010

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We're just having lunch for close family. Everyone else that wants to visit can come before lunch or after her nap so there's not too many people here at once as it might be a bit much for her. I'm going to have tinkerbell cupcakes for everyone, and tinkerbell decorations out all day.

Anastasia - posted on 03/18/2010

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We are going to have a party for my son's first birthday. but are also doing his birthday with my sister who is turning 8 in may as well. As i too have a very big family and we would have so many adults and childern there, as last year we had a few births in our family and this year too we have a few more babies along the way so ur family is going but she wants to have her birthday with him and the party will only be with family and friends.so i believe in celebrating their first birthdays even though i know they wont know whats going, but its a time for everyone to socliaze and hang out and be with my son on his day,but everyone has there own opions on birthdays and stuff.

Erin - posted on 03/17/2010

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We're going to party, but we're using it as a chance to socialize. This first year has take us away from that part of our lives that is nice to dabble in again, alongside celebrating our beautiful daughter's 1st birthday. May will be warm and a great time to cook out. I think we're going to invite over the family and close friends and grill burgers. I may even put, "no gits please". She'll get plenty from grandparents anyway.

Cledia - posted on 03/17/2010

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Thanks Amy... You sound just like me... My husband was laughing at me when I said that close friends and family would make the guest list at about 50 - 60 people of which we might get only about 10 kids; mostly adults... I had the idea of making it a day out at the beach (since we have SPI about 20 min away) or going to the park...this way it;s more of a gathering rather than a full blown Party with a hall and everything. Love your ideas...

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I am having a party for my daughter. I only planned to invite around 60 people, just family and close friends, but i just counted the list this morning and i have 103 people and 28 kids. Thats too much for me so i need to scale the list down a few. We are having her party outside at a local park. I plan to have cake and ice cream cones. Decorations will be purple and yellow. With a sunflower theme. If you dont want to have anything big then just have over your closest family and friends. I know my daughter will not remember her party, but i want all the people there who love her. She is growing up soo fast and she will never be that little again. So why not just once!

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