First birthday party

Susan - posted on 02/08/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hi everyone. My name is Susan and my husband Nick and I had a lovely little boy in March 2008. We weren't sure if we would have a first birthday party but seems our hands have been forced my well meaning relatives. Anyway, any great ideas of how to approach the big day?
Thanks, Susan


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Christina - posted on 02/09/2009




If you're concerned about hosting a party at your house, you can see if there is a baby/toddler gym in your area.  A friend of mine had her daughter's first birthday at one of these places and it was awesome.  She rented the place out on a Saturday morning, invited a bunch of kiddies, and brought the food and cake.  All of the kids enjoyed climbing on mats, jumping in the ball pit, and crawling through tunnels.  There was no mess at her house and the kids were exhausted after a couple of hours.

I have a bunch of family coming from out of town, so I think I'm going to have the traditional party at my house...probably get way too stressed out about it...but, hey, she's only going to turn 1 once.

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Hi Susan

I have a 2 year old daughter and an almost 1 year old son (born March 2008 obviously) and I must admit my daughter's first birthday party was, like you I suppose, really only for relatives!!! For the bubs we did a big fruit platter, tiny baby cakes and sausages and little buns and then we had to cater to the large number of adults!!! Be prepared for alot of mess on the floors, hehehehe, and for some of it to be trodden into carpets ;o(

I tried to have Jorja's in the morning, around her sleep routine and then that way it's almost like a morning tea, rather than a full on lunch or dinner thing! Try to make it a simple for yourself as possible and then if you and your husband want to, just the three of you can do something special together later in the day, so it's just your little family!


Enjoy your baby boy's first birthday! They start coming faster and faster as they get older and they are so precious, so make the most of it while you can xo

Jen - posted on 02/08/2009




We're dealing with the same question. We can't host a party because we have pets, and many family members are allergic. We have a lot of nieces and nephews between 2 and 7. So, we need to do something that can keep them entertained. You can't count on March being nice weather.  There's a place with games like skee-ball and other "ticket" games. We may do lunch there.  If other people have ideas, I'd love to hear them, too!


Good luck, Susan! 

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