Planning my son's first birthday

Samantha - posted on 07/29/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I'm planning my son's first birthday and I need some ideas. Also, my mom keeps telling me to only invite family but I would like to have some close friends and neighbors over too (some have already asked about it). She won't even help me plan the party! How do I deal with my mom and still have a good party for my baby boy? I know he won't remember it but there will still be pictures and my memory of it.

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Sara - posted on 08/11/2009

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I would definetly keep it simple, and thats because he wont remember it. But what it comes down to is that he is your son and it is YOUR party invite whoever you want. You want the special memories for your child your mom had her chance! I do think that it's important to have the important people in your life and your childs life a part of those memories! So just be honest with your mom she'll get over it..besides she loves her grandson and she will do anything for him!

Samantha - posted on 08/11/2009

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Thanks to you all. Your comments were very encouraging and helpful. My mom is starting to come round and help out a bit more. :D

Michelle - posted on 07/30/2009

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I would do things how you want! It's your son and if you want friends as well as family there go for it!!

I wish that's the only thing I had to worry about come my daughter's birthday! She's not 1 until December, but she shares a birthday with her grandpa. They're the type of people who are going to want to do a shared birthday party with a shared cake and everything else!! Not going to happen though!

Just stand your ground and do what you want for your son!!

Good luck and happy early birthday to your little one!!

Jennie - posted on 07/30/2009

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me and my antenatal friends had a party in a hall just us the babies and their daddys. then on each of their birthdays we all had seperate family parties, and it was so great to have two seperate days. harry was actually spoilt and had an extra day (on his actual bday) at the farm with just me. worked really well. good luck!

Amy - posted on 07/29/2009

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I agree with Kirsten, for everyone in our family's birthdays we do the birthday dinner wit the family on the actual day & a party later if the person wants one! The birthday person gets to choose the dinner meal also! Its a great idea.

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My son is still a few months away from his first birthday but I am thinking that we will do two separate events for his birthday. We'll have the family over for dinner and the cake on his actual birthday which is in the middle of the week and then I think we're going to have an open house for our friends and family over the weekend. I probably won't really bother decorating but spend my time and energy on getting some nice appetizers for everyone to enjoy. To me the family thing is the time to celebrate my son's first year and the party with friends is more a way for my husband and I to celebrate our first year as parents. Good luck!

Lisa - posted on 07/29/2009

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The 1st birthday is such a milestone, who wouldn't want to celebrate it?! For my daughter's 1st birthday, we had lots of close friends and family and it was a blast. There were lots of other kids which made it more fun for my little one. It's about your little boy, he'll have more fun if there's other kids and close friends there. I would try to explain that to her, but ultimately, it's not HER birthday! Do what you want and if she still won't help you, recruit other friends/family who will!

Savannah - posted on 07/29/2009

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We did a cars theme for my sons first birthday and spongebob for his second. Very easy and very fun. Good luck!

Savannah - posted on 07/29/2009

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He is your kiddo and like it or not she has to back off! For my sons first birthday we had a small party. A few close friends and his grandma. The first birthday is so important (more for us then for him, lol). Just tell her your plans for the party and let her know that you would love to have her support and help but the long and short of it is that the party is going to happen and she can either be a party pooper or a party super!

Amy - posted on 07/29/2009

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I invited friends & family and actually had more friends than family show up! I say do it your way, He is your baby!! My daighter is fascinated with elmo so that was our theme. I have seen really cute "baseball/sports" theme or the "safari/animal" theme too I just searched around on the internet for different ideas and you can always improvise with decorations & such. As for your mother, i would say just hear her reasonings for the family only party & discuss yours with her also. If she still doesnt want to help find another family member or close friend that would be willing to help, im sure there are plenty! Everyone loves a 1st birthday party!! Hope this will help!

Katarina - posted on 07/29/2009

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Its your son. I've had to tell my Father in Law that quite a few times in the last 4 months. I've said "I appreciate your concern but this is my son and I'm going to Raise him my way. You've had your kids and your time to raise them. Any rules we set in place we expect them to be taken seriously." As for the 1st birthday, depending on where you are 'A Buck or Two' has a great 1st party line. SOOO cute and they even have mints in 1st party wrap. I'd invite everyone that you want to be there. Our family thing is to let the baby put his or her hands in the cake before it is cut. Super cute to watch they're reaction and its great picture memories. But as for anything else. He's only 1. Do it cheaply and there is tons of websites that have great idea!

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