First Birthday what should we do?

Radi - posted on 02/15/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My son's first birthday is approaching and i like to know what should i do to celebrate it. I know that he wont even remember it so i guess is more for us (me and his father). What did you do?

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Jessica - posted on 02/17/2010

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We are also going to go out for our daughter's 1st birthday. My parents are flying in and all of our family and friends will be there. I think it's more for us, I can't wait to throw a party celebrating having survived her first year!!!!!

Chivonne - posted on 02/17/2010

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my son's first birthday is in july and i plan on having a party at chuk-e-cheese's . they basically do all the work so u can focus on the birthday boy,and you dont have to worry about the clean-up which is always a plus!

Flo - posted on 02/17/2010

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My son is also turning 1 in a few weeks. Initially we wanted to take him to Disneyland because his daddy really wanted to take him to do the Its A Small World ride like 20 times. But we realized that the ticket price is insanely high ($72), so instead we will be taking him to the zoo. Now that I am thinking about it, it is a better choice, because we don't have to worry about the age limit of the ride and the family doesn't have to split up if one of us wanted to do a certain ride. Better yet, we can leave if we want to after couple of hours, and not feel guilty about wasting the tickets ($11).

Michelle - posted on 02/16/2010

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For my son's first birthday we had a party at the house with friends and family. We ordered some pizza and subs,we also had chips,pretzels,etc. We had two cakes , one for the adults and one especially for the birthday boy(so he could destroy it) Make sure you have extra clothes handy lol! We also had a pinata' for the other children to enjoy as well as little "goodie" bags. We had such a good time that we do this for every birthday, we just add some games now that he is getting older( musical chairs,pin the tail on the donkey, etc.) Enjoy and take plenty of pictures!

Amy - posted on 02/16/2010

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We had a small party with family, made sure he had a cake he could "destroy" We also had a family even the weekend of his birthday, a baseball game, so we made a big thing out of it for his birthday. He had SO much fun. We didn't invite more than just family, but at the ball game there were a lot of friends who enjoyed the cake at tale gating.

Reva - posted on 02/16/2010

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My sons 1st birthday is coming up also and eventhough everyone is telling me he wont remember. I look at it like he is my first child and he deserves the best. I'm going all out. Yes I will be catering to others but everyone will be there for him.

Radi - posted on 02/16/2010

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thanks guys.
We don't have many friends and my mom is far away, so i think we will go somewhere away to mark the 1st bday:)

Jen - posted on 02/15/2010

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We had a party at the house. We invited family and close friends and pretty much just enjoyed each other's company. We served hamburgers, hot dogs and cake. The kids played with each other and that was really it. We did something similar for my daughter's 2nd birthday in December. We still had it at the house with the same friends and family only we decided to get a sandwich tray for lunch and me and a couple of friends made the cake and some cupcakes. Both years we had a theme. 1st birthday was a zoo theme and her 2nd was Wonder Pets.

Marcy - posted on 02/15/2010

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We went away for the weekend. My birthday is the day before my sons. Every year we go on birthday adventures vs. having parties. We take the money we would have spent on gifts and a birthdya party and do a weekend getaway. At that age yes it is really for you and your hubby. If its important to mark the date with a party then I would say have one especially if there are other kids in the family and it would be more of a gathering. Otherwise, if you aren't party people, remember that at some point soon he is going to want to have his friends over and you won't have an option. To be really honest with you, when we get invites for parties for kids under 3 years old I keep my fingers crossed they are at night and that there will be cocktails and good food. LOL...have fun, isn't that what its all about?

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