1st Birthday Theme Ideas
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A 1st birthday theme party is in my opinion the most special of birthdays and it really is your chance to show off your gorgeous baby and how he or she has developed and grown.
However, a birthday party for this age group can be quite overwhelming for them. All that noise, all those new faces and all that attention can be quite scary. So my advice is to not go overboard.
Keep the birthday party fun and simple.
So whether it's a party for a 1st birthday boy or girl, just follow this way and let me show you what you can do ..
This may be your first every birthday party that you have organized and so it may all seem a bit daunting. Trust me though, you really don't need to do anything fancy as the main attention will be on your child and not on the decorations!
Top Tip:...Keep the party length to no more than 2 hours maximum and try and fit it around nap and meal times.
1st Birthday Theme Invitations
There are many shops with ready made 1st Birthday Theme party invitations but you can also make your own and it's not difficult.
Your invitations could go something like this:
Little X is turning 1
It's time to celebrate and have some fun
We'll clap and dance and sing and play
So I hope you make this special day.
Mums and dads can come with you
And don't forget a diaper too!
Top Tip: Don't invite too many unfamiliar faces and try to keep the numbers quite small. Too much attention could lead to anxiety and fretfulness.
1st Birthday Theme Costumes
Your baby is never going to have so many photos taken of him/her so you want to make sure s/he looks as cute as can be. Baby costumes have never been so cute and you have a mammoth choice. How about these for starters:
1st Birthday Theme Party Decorations
Top Tip: Burst balloons are a choking hazard for children and babies. Make sure that you throw away broken balloons straight away. Babies will put anything in their mouths that looks bright and interesting so be on your guard.
1st Birthday Theme party food
One year old don't eat that much and they don't have a hugely varied diet adults do though! Therefore cater mainly for the grownups and any older siblings that will be at the party.
One year old are not tidy eaters so make sure you have a dedicated food area and try to avoid too many foods that are 'fun to play with' such as jelly.
If it is a nice day, it might be an idea to eat outside. Set up a big picnic rug so the kids can eat and move about as they wish. If the weather is cold or wet, you could still set up a picnic area in your house.
Top Tip: Some babies will have a mouthful of teeth and others maybe only one or two so make sure you cater for both.
1st Birthday Theme Games and Activities
Top Tip: Keep the party fairly low key and simple. Too much activity and change can be rather overwhelming and frightening for little ones.
1st Birthday Theme Party Favors
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