Birthday ideas fo 1 year old

Julia - posted on 11/10/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi, my little girl is going to be 1 so soon (oh, time flies!) and I'm doing a big party for all her baby friends at home. It would be nice to do some activities with all the kids (age apropriet). So far I came up with some ideas - play baby soccer (when mom holds a child and help them kick a boll. my daugther loves it), do some bubbles and make a palm print on a little card to take home. Would love to hear more ideas! Thank you for the help!

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Julia - posted on 11/14/2008

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thanks! greattipa and ideas!

We also putting a big colorful rubber mats on the floor - it will be bay area, so i on't have to clean the carpet after. Andfor favoursI i"m going o give bable bottles.

Really like idea of praticing singng HB song!!!

Renee - posted on 11/13/2008

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I like your ideas. I think they will work well. I have a 9 month old and a 2 1/2 year old. We had a party at our home when my oldest turned 1.



We've been to many kid b-day parties and the advice I have is to keep it small and short (1 1/2 to 2 hours), late afternoon seems to work best, 4-6 pm. That time slot tends to interfere less with nap times and more kids will show up to your party.



Make and set out all the food and drinks ahead or have it catered (so you can enjoy the party). Cupcakes are easy. I make a batch of white and a batch of chocolate. Keep the icing light colored or it will stain your carpet, furniture and everyone's clothes. Cupcakes even work well for the birthday girl (we didn't make her a separate cake).



Practice singing happy birthday a few days before so she won't be scared when people sing at her party.



I had everyone sign a picture frame and we put a photo of her from the party in it. I plan to do the same when my youngest turns 1.



For party favors I had beach buckets filled with bath and sand toys. I've seen people give out sippy cups with each kid's name on it-I think that's a nice idea. And board books are nice too.



Opening the gifts at that age and with all the other kids around can be chaos. We are going to say, "no gifts please" in the future. However, when she was 1 (and 2) people brought gifts. For thank you cards, I took a picture of my daughter eating a cupcake, glued cardstock to back and wrote on it.



Good luck and enjoy the party!!

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