Super Duper Ideas for Your Child's First Birthday
Created by Ujwala Pawar Updated on Nov 07, 2019
Planning your baby’s first birthday party? Your baby is one and it’s time to Party! Birthday is a special day and especially your baby’s first birthday! Baby's first birthday is a once-in-a-lifetime affair, and as parents, we all want to make it a memorable one — but where to start? What should the theme be? What should the party schedule be? There are so many questions.
Tips to Make Child's First Birthday Party Memorable & Stress-free
Here are some of the tips to make it a memorable and stress-free for you. Here are some simple tips to guide you.
- Celebration Venue: It can be either at home, in a garden or you can book a venue keeping in mind the safety of the children coming to the party. Account for the weather too.
- Watch the Clock: Plan the party for a short duration. Babies have short attention spans and run out of energy and interest quickly. Plan the party for late morning or late afternoon—pre- or post-nap—when the baby isn't tired. Avoid late-night parties.
- VIPs Only: Scale back the guest list to avoid overwhelming your baby and keep costs down.
- Ask for Help: Asking a family member to help you balance your hosting duties will take the load off your shoulders and also help everyone enjoy the party.
- Food for Guests: Keep snacks simple, such as sandwiches, rolls, cake, chocolate, chips so that children coming to the party can also enjoy it.
- Games and Activities for the Party: Play Nursery Rhymes and dance along with her instead of loud music. Avoid having party poppers and bursting balloons too which can frighten small children.
[Also Read: Tips to Do Your Baby's Photo Shoot By Yourself]
- Choose a Theme: You can choose a theme though it’s not necessary for your one year child. You can choose color-coordinated themes and clothes and make sure someone captures all those special moments.
- Return Gift Bag: You can choose some safe, small soft toys instead of sweets and balloons.
- Keep It Simple: There is more birthday coming in the future so don’t stress and enjoy it.
Things to Remember During the Birthday Party
Some important things you should keep in mind during the party. Read below...
- Keep a watch on children and remove any small or harmful objects that they may swallow. Clear it off immediately as you see.
- Don't stress yourself and your baby as babies get cranky due to change in routine, strangers and many more things.
- If your baby is not happy with you, make sure you attend to her and take care of her and make her feel happy.
- Make sure your baby doesn't skip her meal on her birthday.
I hope the above tips will surely help you and you will have a great party. It does not matter whether you throw the party or just celebrate at home with your immediate family—as long as there is celebration and warmth, your party is perfect.
| Jan 18, 2016
We are plannin our son frst bday party in feb n daily I feel scared hw is he gonna behave on d Big day... he being in nuclear family nt v used to. crowds n many ppl greetin him, talkin to him make him v v cranky.. So far we r findin preparation easy n manageable bt d biggest task vil be to keep our little sweetheart happy, smilin n xcited bec its his day aftr all :)
| Jan 19, 2016
I too was concerned as her birthday is end of this month. But we have decided to take a trip out so that my baby can experience nature in the healthy environment. Babies dont really register any memories but will atleast experience a different environment. What better than we 3 being together away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
| Jan 19, 2016
It has become a fashion to burn money on first birthdays when the child hardly understands a thing ... better to save the money systematically till the child turns at least 4 or 5 years old and then the child can have a good time celebrating 4th or 5th birthday with friends. For 1st birthday, it is better to keep it within the close family members such as parents, grandparents and close uncles/aunts and cousins. One may also choose to offer a prayer service / pooja etc as per one's religion. Instead of giving fancy return gifts to the privileged kids in your huge friends circle, please spend the amount in buying some basic necessities such as food and clothes for poor children in the orphanage - this way your kid will be blessed manifold ... Also try lighting a lamp instead of blowing away a candle ... A lighted lamp is more positive than a blown away candle ... but that is upto each one .... A huge birthday bash is definitely for satisfaction of the parent's ego and not for the happiness of the small 1 year old baby who will be definitely so tired at the end of all the pomp and show ...