Anyone having 1st birthday parties???

Jessica - posted on 04/24/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Before I had my baby, I thought people throwing a party for a one-year-old were dumb, but now I want to have one for my boy. What are your opinions on this? Anyone have any good baby-party ideas???

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Sheila - posted on 05/01/2010

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I also throw a big party for their first birthday. My girls birthday are 3 years and 7day apart so we uselly have one big party for both of them. But our son is the onsly boy so he get his own. We are having a sports theme . With a bounce house for the older kids and games ,, piniata and bbq it going to be a lot of fun because his birthday falls on the day before Mermorial day this year.

Ricky - posted on 04/30/2010

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We are having 2 parties. One in my home town with all my family, which will be a big BBQ/hot dog roast luch. He will have a train cake with curious george sitting on a train car full of bananas. his decorations are red and yellow streamers (possibly helium balloons) to go with his curious george plates.

Later that day we will be returning home and having a small dinner at the restaurant my boyfriend works. It will be with a few of our close friends and the staff there that absolutely love him and basically invited themselves (which i dont mind because to me the more the merrier).

His birthday also falls on mother day so at his big party I am making special cupcakes for only the mothers (chocolate cake with strawberry filling or vanilla with raspberry filling and both topped with buttercream flowers)

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Everyone's birthday is always special and should be celebrated. God had given us or our kids another year of life. There are parents out there who dont get the chance to see their child turn one, or two, or three. So why not make every birthday a celebration. I look at my birthday pictures when I was a baby or toddler and I'm thankful that my parents celebrated it. Im blessed to have had spent another year of life with family, even though I dont remember it. We're having my son's 1st birthday in my home town at a restaurant. His party theme is fishes (blue and orange). We're having blue and orange balloons. His centerpeices on the tables are fish bowls with blue rocks and a real goldfish in it, which will be raffled off to the kids. We're having a clown to entertain the 42 kids that will be there. And he'll have a 3 tier cupcake cake along with 2 small tiers next to it. Go all out. You never know if it'll be their last birthday.

Vanessa - posted on 04/29/2010

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its not dumb at all my Husband and I throwing one for my daughter the theme is abby caddaby from Sesame Street its going to be at Lowry Park she love being around people she like center of attention she is a little diva

Tammy - posted on 04/29/2010

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we're having our daughters at a park so that the kids can play at the playground and its gonna be a covered dish type party, i've already gotten a list of whos bringing what so far so we know what else we will have to get before the party. just keeping my fingers crossed for a nice day the day of her party

Cledia - posted on 04/27/2010

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You sound just like me and my husband. We would always make fun that the birthday baby would usually spend their 1st Birthday party asleep. Well, guess what, we are now the guilty party. We have joined the crowd. We will be having a birthday party for our Baby Boy. We will do it at the park so kids can play with games of their age group. I don't know if you have Stars Drive Ins where you are from but they have the large burger for $1.00 so we will get those burgers and put them in a plastic bag with a bag of chips. We will have cupcakes as well. This way it will be easy to distribute. And it wouldn't be a Mexican Party without the pinata. I think for most kids as long as you have a pinata and cake they are happy.

Elizabeth - posted on 04/25/2010

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I totally agree Jessica, before i had my son people at work were talking about having decorations and buying many huge presents, and whatnot- and i thought and sometimes commented, "why go all out? They'll never remember it".



But we have quite a few friends with young children and my husband's joining the army so this may be his last party here for a while. So it's just at the church and we're going to have some games for the kids and some cake and ice cream. We got the matching Transformers decorations and eat ware in a party package at Wal-mart on sale for $20.00. Plus all our friends and family are pitching in and bringing food or beverage so it's not costing us our life's savings- jk.



The outdoor stuff is such a good idea, but we live in Michigan and anyone who lives here knows that the weather is very unstable, and it's been cold here.



As far as ideas, i would look at Wal-Mart. They have everything from dollar party favors to pinatas- for GREAT prices!

Kerri - posted on 04/25/2010

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For my son, Malachi, we are doing a winnie the pooh baby pool party. We have one of those plastic pools that he loooves to be in, and we are also getting some water sprinkler things for the bigger kids. I have a few friends with kids that are 4-5, so I figured I could get some of the water sprinklers so they have something to run through.

Also I'm making his cake. Hes going to have a cake in the shape of a 1. With winnie the pooh, Tigger, and piglet playing in the grass at the bottom of the cake. Then the rest of the cake is going to be blue with white spots for clouds!

Anyways yea I don't see the point in people doing like huge partys with the blow up slides and junk like that because I'm not spending a bunch of money on something that hes not going to remember!

Samantha - posted on 04/25/2010

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For my son we are doing an outside get togther with family and friends...grilling out and just having some outside activities with the kids

Katie - posted on 04/25/2010

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I am having a birthday party for my son next weekend at the park, we also have a little baby pool and a thomas the train cake, we just invited some family and friends, not a whole lot of people though, I just want to see him dig in his cake, lol

Lisa - posted on 04/25/2010

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My son is being baptized just three days after he turns one, so we are having a baptism/birthday party with our immediate family and close friends...although, this equals out to about 50 people as we have rather large families. We are not doing a theme or anything, just a get together.

Rose Chalice - posted on 04/24/2010

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for my girl... i'm having a luau party since she already appreciates beach... :-) she also likes when there are lots of people, especially kids :-)

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