Whitney - posted on 09/18/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )




Ok, so my so9n will be turning one December 30 and I am not sure what I can do to celebrate His big day!!!! Do any of you other December baby Mommies have any good ideas I can borrow????!!!!!! lol!!!


Jen - posted on 09/19/2009




I just started thinking about my daughters first party also. I have to remind myself she really won't remember her first birthday. In my oponion the party is more for a celebration for the parents that we made it throught the first year with a beautiful baby! I am pretty sure I am going to do a ladybug theme, pretty low key. Esp since her birthday is so close to Christmas 12-17. Pretty much any Dec baby will have that issue. I plan to invite just a few of our friends and her grandparents to enjoy the day with us. My suggestion would be to choose some sort of theme and just take off from there.. Just Enjoy your baby and anyone that wants to come celebrate with you!

Marissa - posted on 09/21/2009




Since my baby girl's birthday is in December, I'm going with a Winter/Cinderella theme. I'll probably hang big snowflakes all over the hall. Centerpiece will be Cinderella's glass slipper and attach Blue and White balloons. I already bought a cake topper, which is a Precious Moments Cinderella holding a cake, and the bonus is that it plays music, so she can keep it as a souvenir in her room. All the kiddies will be getting a nice loot bag, and all bigger kids (adults) will get a Snowflake favor with my baby girl's picture that they can hang on their Christmas tree!!


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Bri - posted on 09/23/2009




I found on a birthday idea website the theme - One is Fun! I'm going to do bright colors and 1-shaped balloons and cut out and decorate giant 1's all over the house. Kinda cheesy, but how many birthdays are the 1st birthday? :)

Lauren - posted on 09/22/2009




i'm going to do Sesame Street theme for my son's first birthday! And i will get him his own little cake which will be Cookie Monster! (he loves him) his birthday is 12/08 so i will probably do the weekend before, stinks its so close to christmas i hope he doesn't get ripped off!

Mel - posted on 09/22/2009




Im having a butterfly birthday easy but cool and easy to make the cake for her that she can eat as she is lactose intolerant. I was going to do the whole princess party but the dress i found had butterflys on it and the cake will be easy to make a bit for her and normal cake for everyone else so it all works perfectly. And also having it on the 5th December but her birthday is 19th but way to close to xmas for me so we will have a small one on her real birthday aswell. (and i didnt want everyone givving her 1 present because that just isnt fair :) )

Cher - posted on 09/20/2009




Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Handy mandy, Zoo themed, Barn Animal Themed, 1st Birthday Boy Themed (Blue),....they have a lot of these stuff at a place called Party Time or Party City or any related store. Hope that helps! Or got to Its a great site for first bdays too if you can't get to the store. :)

Michelle - posted on 09/20/2009




I think we're going to do a "princess" theme! My daughter has 2 cousins that are girls and a little bit older so it will keep them busy as well:o) I LOVE the circus theme though!

Michelle - posted on 09/20/2009




circus party...

decor: primary colors streamers and balloons! Hang a colorful parachute from ceiling to act as a circus tent!

centerpeices: animal cracker boxes with balloons tied to them

food: hamburgers hotdogs corndogs french fries pretzels cracker jacks in shell peanuts popcorn cotton candy

putting on a circus show have friends doing cartwheels and handstands have someone dress up as a ring master and pull jayden in on a wagon that i will dress as a circus train! hiring a clown to complete the show!

favors: big swirly lollipops put a pic of jayden on a sticker and stick on the wrapper of lollipop

Melissa - posted on 09/18/2009




This is the recipe for a train cakeat the bottom of this post which is also at Family Fun website I am making it for everyone at the party and then a mini one for my son which will be a little less sugar. I am replacing some of the candy with baby Gerbers Wagon Wheels for the train wheels and Gerbert Yogurt melts inside the train in place of being filled with sweet stuff. Maybe some Gerber Puffs. I also was thinking of doing a cowboy theme if that doesnt work. They have cute ideas for that at the website too!

Choo-Choo Train Cake

Reader Shelley Collette of Palisade, Colorado, engineered this great train cake, which makes an ideal centerpiece for a toddler's choo-choo party. If you invited the entire nursery school, bake extra cars.

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5 baked mini loaf cakes

4 cups frosting (any four colors)

16 M&M's

16 chocolate sandwich cookies

Candies and cookies for cargo

Rope licorice

1 marshmallow, frosted and rolled in jimmies (for the smokestack)

6 popcorn pieces or mini marshmallows threaded on a wire (for the steam)

Vanilla wafer for engineer

1. Cut one loaf cake as shown in the small picture. Use frosting to attach the pieces you cut off to the four remaining loaves, creating different shaped cars. Frost the engine and each car a different color.

2. With a small dab of frosting, place an M&M in the center of each cookie to make the train wheels, then press the wheels against the frosted sides of the train.

3. Add beds of candy cargo, outlined with licorice; a marshmallow smokestack with popcorn steam; and a decorated vanilla-wafer engineer.

they have neat pics of it on the website.

Oh and the neat thing on the site is they have games, deco ideas and cake ideas for each theme. I hope this helps. I like it because they make it feel pretty easy to do it all. :-)

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