1st Birthday Parties, A waste of time or A time to be celebrated?

Kellie - posted on 08/26/2011 ( 55 moms have responded )

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So my friends and I are on opposite ends of the parenting spectrum lol and they don't understand my desire to have a 1st Birthday party for my daughter who will be 1 in November.

They feel that as the child won't remember it why bother to have it? My feeling is that 1 is a huge milestone and should be celebrated.

I'm not planning anything over the top, just a few little people and a couple of friends/family with a GiggleBellies theme as my daughter LOVES them.

The only 'over the top' thing will be the cake. I managed to find someone in Australia (and my state) to recreate this with a couple of changes:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1...

Now I'm not looking for validation for having a 1st Birthday for my baby, I'm quite comfortable/confident with my decision to do so, but I thought it could be a debatable topic.

I feel that the excuse of "why bother, they won't remember" is a cop out, what happens when they grow up and have families of their own (should they choose to do so) and ask you about what you did for their 1st Birthday? you say, oh sorry, didn't bother because you wouldn't remember it?

Birthday's a special and should be celebrated IMO, what do you think?

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