How much money do I need to celebrate my baby's first birthday?

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Sarah - posted on 03/13/2016

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Just invite family over for cake and ice cream. Just that. Let her have her cake, take some pictures and open gifts. Done and over.

Dove - posted on 03/13/2016

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Technically you don't 'need' any money to celebrate. But $50 (US dollars... since I have zero experience in any other country) is more than enough to have a good and simple celebration. Some people have very little or even no money and manage to have a good time... and some people choose to spend thousands of dollars on a party that's over in just a few hours.

Ev - posted on 03/13/2016

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I have to agree with MIchelle on this. A baby that is this age is not going to remember anything about the event. You just need to do some simple thing with some family and friends at home should be good enough. My niece had to do the big party thing with her son because her friends were doing the same thing with their kids spending ungodly amounts of money. His first birthday was held in a pizza place in a room you could reserve for bigger parties of people. Most of them there our family did not know as they were my niece's friends. This year she did it again only I do not think as many people went but still again, most were people she knew. It cost her 100 bucks to rent a church basement area (our old home church). She had to buy the food and cake was made by my daughter who had to have the money to make it. Again, at 2 he is not going to remember anything. Big blow out parties are more for the adults than the child. Keep it simple.

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Jodi - posted on 03/13/2016

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We've only ever done small family celebrations at home for first birthdays.

Michelle - posted on 03/12/2016

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It depends on where you live and how many people you are inviting.
This is an international site.
Just my opinion though, it's their 1st birthday, there's no need to go overboard. Just a few relatives and friends around is all you need to do. The baby won't remember it at all.

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