1st Birthdaay Ideas

Laetitia - posted on 04/30/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hi Everyone

As we all know, our precious little angels are all turning one during the month of may, for the majority of us i would say...

Can you believe they are going to be 1! how times flies!

I was wondering what everyone is doing for the birthdays, activites etc

we have decided to do an afternoon tea with finger food, and theme it winnie the pooh, we have a few children coming from friends so i will do party bags for them a homemade pinjata and parce the parcel, but i am stuck on ideas on how to entertain all our adult friends on the day? any suggestions?

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Laetitia - posted on 05/15/2011

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We just celebrated her first birthday, and turned out a great success, i did like suggested and focused solely on the children coming and the birthday girl, it was great fun and she was absolutly exhausted, i hope you all wonderful 1st birthdays too!

Laetitia - posted on 05/10/2011

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Thanks guys, im just doing the games for the older children coming so that they have something to do, and as you have suggested adults can entertain themselves and the day is about her turning 1, im looking forward to it, i just cannot believe they are one already!

Claire - posted on 05/04/2011

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We had our little ones party last week, a bit earlier than his birthday and put out some sand tables and stuff for the kids to play with and had snacks and Boerewors rolls( sausages done on a braai or bbq, on a roll) and hot dogs for kids. It worked really well- chilled and friendly. Didn't organise any games as the party wasn't about older siblings or kids but for a little guy turning 1 who has no clue about pass the parcel etc :) Enjoy- your little one will feel the excitement whatever you organise for them :)

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We're going to have a barbeque and invite the family. We decided on a simple theme, Monkey's, going to make cupcakes, burgers, wings and a pinata. All of my freinds with kids urged me to go simple because of his age and the fact that the party is more for me than him.

Liz - posted on 05/03/2011

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Samantha turns one on Mother's day. We are doing her party on Saturday. We are doing a backyard cookout. All of our family and friends. We have a sandbox and water table, balls, and bubbles for the babies and food and beer for the adults. The babies are so little still, the parents follow them around and chat the whole time.
Should be a fun day!!

Katheryn - posted on 05/03/2011

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I'm just planning on having a somewhat small party in the afternoon - just family. The adults always sit around and talk with each other and/or play with the kids, so I'm not planning any activities. I'm hoping to prevent my DD from getting overwhelmed by lots of activity. It's going to be crazy enough for her with cousins running around without having planned activities added to the mix. Cake and ice cream will be the main event (her first taste of both.)

Candace - posted on 05/03/2011

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My little one turned a year old on Sunday and we had a party at chuck e cheese. We only invited kids that were around his age and a few that were a little older. Only a few adults stayed and they pretty much entertained themselves. They either played with the children or just sat and talked to each other. Everyone said they enjoyed themselves. I don't think adults coming to the party would be looking for you to entertain them since the party is for children

Mary Renee - posted on 04/30/2011

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I'm doing an afternoon party too except with sushi and wine and beer instead of tea! Haha, we live in Hawaii, so that's the way things go around here. I'm expecting a lot babies and toddlers too so I'm also making plain pasta with olive oil and parmesean and puree-ing fresh fruit, mango and pears and what not for the kids. Thought it would be cute to have "baby food" for the little ones.

I kind of expect the adults to entertain themselves just like they would at any other party. It's not like you throw a party for adults and plan "activities" for them, you just have music and drinks and that's good enough, especially if there are kids running around then conversation and the children should keep everybody busy. Are many of these adults parents? If they aren't, I would expect them to stop in for an hour or so, have a drink and a snack, give a gift to the baby, kiss her head, have a little friendly conversation, and then leave. That's all I'd expect as an adult from a first birthday, and from the children's birthday's I attended that's pretty much it.

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