1st birthday party - What food? What gifts to take home?

Jayne - posted on 01/29/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Has anyone got any party food ideas for my sons 1st birthday? And what do you give the babies in their take home party bag? They're too young for the usual lollies I remember getting as a kid!

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I had cheesies (I know not healthy, but it was a party :) ) fruit trays, baby crackers and apple juice. And I had some stuff for the parents. For party favors we had a rubber ducky, small board book and some bubbles.

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Never mind all the sugar - remember that he'll never turn 1 again! Cheese curls, marshmallows, cupcakes, milkshake / fruit juice, jelly, custard, chocolates, finger-biscuits, etc. Put everything on a big table & just provide the little party bags - the other moms can then pick what they want to take home. Happy Birthday little man ;-)

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Shannon - posted on 01/31/2009

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Instead of giving a party bag to take home, I play a game of pass the parcel (rigged of course) and each child/baby gets to unwrap a layer of paper and receive a present. Ikea have great small stuffed toys that are safe for the little ones and very reasonably priced. This has been a real hit for my girls 1st birthdays.

Jayne - posted on 01/31/2009

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Hi everyone.  Thanks for  your help!  I have some ideas now, which is a good thing!  As a child, I have fond memories of my mother making what she called 'frogs in a pond' and it was jelly set into a plastic cup.  Then when serving she would push a chocolate frog down into the jelly.  But that would be better suited to a 2nd birthday party and older.  Was always a hit with everyone!  Thanks again, Jayne.

Emily - posted on 01/29/2009

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It depends who is attending the party - adults other 1 year old or toddlers etc. I am about to have my daughter first birthday party and will be serving rice cakes, cut up cheese, little tiny jelly molds, apple and cranberry juice, mini tuna sandwiches, arrowroot cookies and then cake. This party wll be for mostly infants and young toddlers. I am also having a second party for her with adults and older kids where I will serve chicken fingers, shrimp balls, spring rolls, mini pizza and vegetable platter with champagne and orange juice and another cake.

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Sarah - posted on 01/29/2009

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i gave them chocol;ate buttons and got a little hard back baby book to take home.  Maybe a little teething ring would be nice x

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