Im giving my daughter a 1st bday party but I have no clue what to do! plz give me some advice!

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Kayla - posted on 01/07/2010

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My son will be a year old on Feb 2. I'm having a party the 6th at my house, with just family and close friends. Snacks, presents, talking, and a ball pit for the little ones to play with (available at target!), plus cake and ice cream. there's no need to go all out, the baby will get overwhelmed eventually if there's too much chaos, and won't remember it anyways. I also have goodie bags and candy for the other kids that come. Everyone will enjoy the day if its relaxing, especially your baby

Andrea - posted on 01/07/2010

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well for both my kids first bday it was simple. with alot of diff color ballons. cake and icecream they hade their own little cupcake that they could make a mess with. and tons of pics.

Melissa - posted on 01/06/2010

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first birthdays are awsome all you really need is the cake n she'll love it, lol. some fun noisy presents your good. but like all said keep it simple, friends and fam pizza put of zacharys is always a good place to go, they go something to mess wit, n u dont have to clean up the mess haha

Aisha - posted on 01/06/2010

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keep it simple! immediate family only! cake and ice cream.... plus shes to small to really enjoy herself...

Farah - posted on 01/06/2010

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when my son hasd his first birthday party we had it at pizza putt with a huge ball pit and lots of fun things for babies to do. i invited alot of kids up to age 7 and he followed them around playing and had a great time. he is 3 now and everytime we pass pizza putt he points and gets excited. so as long as there are 2,3,4,5 yr.olds there the baby will have a blast

Graciela - posted on 01/05/2010

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Keep it simple friends and family people she knows when I had my sons first B- day party it was a big party and he cried the whole time looking back I wish we would had done something simpler and wait to he is older for the big parties :-) A little house party and decorate in her favorite color and character lots of balloons babies love balloons and take lots of pics :-)

KATRINA - posted on 01/05/2010

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I went all out on my first childs 1st birthday Party. I had a load of people at my house. I think everyone enjoyed themselves except for me. I was too busy catering around for everyone else and had little time with my little boy. There are plenty of years to throw birthday parties where they will actually remember it. My advice is to just have a few family and friends over for a small do or lunch.

Kendra - posted on 01/05/2010

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Quoting Kavita:

i thank you all so much and i think im just going to do a little get 2gether at home wit mostly family nothing too big because i dont think i can hadle a lot of little kids



Doing a small get together is smart instead of buying $300 worth of things that just go to waste or you have stuff leftover and you dont know what to do with. I went all out and invites friends and family and 1/4 showed and i was mad. Just invite the ones you know will come over and celebrate.  make it simple with a theme for the cake but not for everything else.

Tara - posted on 01/04/2010

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The first birthday doesn't have to be done overboard, because the child is so young. For my daughters first birthday, I didn't decorate a ton... I just invited family and close friends over and had a get together. We didn't even have games or anything, just food. When your baby turns 2, thats when they will actually be able to play and you can have activities..

Michelle - posted on 01/04/2010

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Keep it small with just your close friends and family, the people your child sees on a regular basis. I have yet to see a child that didn't enjoy diving into their first birthday cake! So that everyone else has a chance to have some cake too, you might want to think about getting her a little cake for herself. Most bakeries have individual cakes and they are inexpensive. Make sure you take lots of pictures to share with her later. Enjoy!

Lynne - posted on 01/04/2010

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I agree the party is more for you the parent.........we rented a social room and invited our close friends and family. The Steeler game was playing. We had a light dinner, chicken, salad and of course cake..........That was 9 years ago and I remember every detail, he remembers nothing, but that is ok. Because he butt danced on the floor with a bunch of toys around him and it is one of MY best memories. (the only reason we rented a place was because it was winter and w/o a 4-wheel drive no on could have come.) REMEMBER to have a couple changes of clothes on hand, just in case the whole icing thing does not go well.

Kavita - posted on 01/04/2010

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i thank you all so much and i think im just going to do a little get 2gether at home wit mostly family nothing too big because i dont think i can hadle a lot of little kids

April - posted on 01/04/2010

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i made it simple because she didn't remember anything. i invited just family really. it was a 1st birthday theme and i took tons and tons of pictures so i remember it and she can see how it was when she gets older

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hi, when my daughter turned one i booked a soft play centre all the kids loved it!! they had 2hours of play then sat down and had hot or cold food woteva u choose!
i took my own decorations and stuff and took her birthday cake.
it cost about £8 per child, i had i only had 6 kids so it werent that exspensive!!

Sharon - posted on 01/03/2010

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I just got done giving my daughter her first birthday party and their right she wont know what's going on so just keep it simple with just family and a few friends. The party though it is to celebrate her first birthday is mainly for us (the parents). They wont really understand the concept of the party tell their about 3.

Rhonda - posted on 01/03/2010

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It is true they may not remember the birthday party,but the memory pics are usually awesome.Your child will enjo lookiing at them when she gets older. First you need to find out out what character she likes what i mean by that when and if she watches tv , what catches her eye the most. I'll give u an example: my daughter liked Barney( first daughter now 16)she had a someone come dressed in Barney yeah (might not wanna do that yet she was kinda scared) she had a clown that did face painting with the kids and a barney sheet cake. Now with invitng people : family friends don't invite more than u can handle.

Heather - posted on 01/03/2010

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keep it simple with family and close friends. Remember that your child is only 1 and yes it is a big deal but your child is not going to remember it so keep it just family with cake and ice cream, few balloons, and a few presents and take lots of pictures. Let your little one dive in head first into the cake if they so decide to do so take pictures and enjoy. They don't know what it is all about and it is a new experience for them as well as for you so have fun with it and try to capture as much of it as possible on film so that when they are older you can show them the pictures and tell them the whole story. When your child starts going to school and having friends that's when it the most important to make their birthday parties a big deal for them. Hope that this helps. I know that I have pictures of all of my kids at their first birthdays and each one of they were covered in cake from head to toe and when they look at that picture now and ask to hear the story of what happened it makes me feel good to tell them how cute they were and they like to hear it, it makes them feel good and to know that you are a cool mom to let them do something like that. Also that is how kids learn.

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