Angela - posted on 12/10/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )




I recently saw a posting where the mom was asking for advice on birthday themes since our little March babies will have their one year birthday coming soon. Well I have tons of ideas, but don't know if Ill be able to use any of them. The problem Im having is that I do not work and therefore stay home with DD all day everyday. Occasionally she hangs out with grandma but thats it. Since she is home with me and not in day care Im trying to figure out how I will have an awesome one year birthday party for her. I dont want her to grow up and wonder why there are no pics from her one year party and I have to tell her because she didnt have one. I dont know what to do though because she just doesn't have any "friends" that I can invite. I just moved back to my home town and all my friends with children who could attend live where I just moved from. If anyone has any ideas that would be so great!


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Maria - posted on 12/28/2010




I have always heard that 1 year birthday partys are for the parents friends anyways. We invited all our friends and family to my daughters first b-day and then for her 2nd b-day we invited her friends... so you have over a year to find friends for her to invite :-) lol Intend to do the same with my son for his first baby.
At this age small is better and less overwhelming. For his baby book, send out invitations and keep one, add a picture of him eating his first cake and picture of him opening presents...

Amber - posted on 12/27/2010




you can have it with just you and your parents. as long as you have a party hat and some cake, its a party!

User - posted on 12/15/2010




I am a stay at home mom too and don't have friends myself. For my son's 1st birthday we just had a family party...I have a very large family and lots of cousins. We live 300 miles away from everyone though so we had to travel for the party. We did the same thing for his 2nd birthday. More than likely we will do the same thing for our daughter's 1st birthday. It was nothing special...just food, cake, family, and gifts. My sister on the other hand has a little boy 2 years older than my oldest and has these real nice birthday parties with LOTS of little kids for her son. Makes me feel that I am not giving my kids what they deserve, but they are happy with the small parties.

Gabby - posted on 12/12/2010




Bake a cake thats in the shape of a 1 they sell the pans i think and make ur own invitations its cheaper!

Melissa - posted on 12/11/2010




Ok so you have time...join a moms group! Also if you dont have anyone to invite take your LO to the zoo or somewhere cute like that and have a spacial cake made for her is perfectly fine if it is just you, your hubby and grandma!!!

Aubrey - posted on 12/11/2010




Our sons first birthday was my husband,one friend and myself. And I don't feel bad at all about it. He isn't going to remember anyways so I didn't think it was that big of a deal. I made him a cake and got pics of him eating it but that is all. Haven't even started to think of our daughters firs (3-12) but we just moved by family so I know we will have family, but other than that I am not doing anything big because its only the first birthday and she wont remember it.

Becky - posted on 12/11/2010




we will probably just be.. inviting our family who lives nearby (ie.. grandparents, aunts, uncles, and his 2 yr old cousin) i have a few friends but as i work 50 hrs a week as a nanny i dont have a huge amount of friends. espeically with kids.. so it will be simple with probably just family

Kasey - posted on 12/11/2010




Thats what im doing with my little one im just going to have family at my house. Grandparents, my cousins, my aunts, my sister and brothers.

Laura - posted on 12/11/2010




Hi Angela !! maybe you could have a little party with just family on the day of her birthday or perhaps arrange a visit back to where you moved from & have a little party there with ur friends kids ???

Amy - posted on 12/10/2010




You can have a party with grandparents, aunts, uncles and close friends. That's what we did for my now 4 year olds first birthday, and that's exactly what we'll be doing for my daughters. They don't remember it and if they aren't used to all the comotion and attention it can actually be quite overwhelming for them. Actually this will probably be the first birthday for my son that will actually have any kids at because he's now in pre-school. Keep it simple and don't stress over it!

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