4 Tips to make your child’s first birthday party unforgettable
- Mums Tips
- Party tips
- Published on Friday, 02 July 2021 16:41
- Last Updated on 02 July 2021
- Monica Costa
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Congratulations! Your baby is going to be one soon! It marks the end of one year as well as the beginning of a new phase in your baby’s life. So celebrating your infant’s special day is as obvious as finding snow in Siberia.
However, you may be overwhelmed with where to start and how to organise things to make the day special. So we get you; we are here to help!
In this article, you will find some amazing tips to celebrate your baby’s first birthday party.
Have a look.
Decide to throw a Bash!
You need to throw a party, of course! Grand or small, it’s entirely up to you. What can’t be discounted is celebrating the special day.
For the birthday party, narrowing down your guest list can be good for you and the baby. Remember, it is not necessary to invite all of your friends’ kids to the party. You may scare or overwhelm your baby if there are too many kids playing at your party.
So, keep it short and simple.
Choose The Right Theme
When planning your baby’s first birthday party, the right theme can set the right mood. Moreover, you can plan various activities around the theme. For starters, try to finalise a theme that appeals to your child and reflects your values and feelings.
A common and traditional first birthday theme can be the birthday boy or girl’s favourite animal.
Is there a special pet? Is your baby girl crazy about cats or your boy completely taken by dinosaurs?
Whatever it is, this is a popular theme that can be both fun and easy to set up. But, of course, it will depend on how elaborate you want to make it. For example, whether you just want to have posters of the animal around, hire an animal entertainer or go all out with face-painting and a visit from the zoo!
Let’s Shop For the Baby!
Fun and colourful decorations make babies happy. Starting decorations at home can seem daunting, but you don’t need an angel from the heavens hiding in your nursery to entertain your little one during the day.
You can buy colourful wall stickers that can draw your kid’s attention. Kids love to explore things around them and observe the ones they like. The wall stickers you buy can be their perfect attention grabbers!
The trick is to use baby stuff (stickers, toys, bottles, balls) that include bright, contrasting colours and simple designs. For example, if your baby loves toys with wheels, then brightly coloured wheels and various other items might be suitable- but don’t go overboard with glittery or overly complicated decorations!
Try to keep your decorations simple but memorable so that your baby associates them with fun and opens up to you on their first birthday.
Birthdays without appetisers can be a boring affair. Based on the guest list, including the snacks accordingly. Common choices can be Coronation Chicken, Sausage Rolls, Victoria Sponge and Scotch Eggs.
However, if you notice too many children on the guest list, you can also include desserts like Sticky Toffee Pudding, Jam Roly Poly and Syllabub. You could also consider offering each guest a baby-friendly snack like Cranachan as they walk through the door (if you have private rooms).
Also, don’t forget to send off your guests with thank-you gifts. Even a small and sweet gesture like gifting them a chocolate bouquet from Edible Blooms would make their day.
The truth is, planning a birthday party can be fun and exciting, but it can also be nerve-wracking and overwhelming. So take cues from this article and ensure a near-perfect party for your little angel.
Still have questions regarding the tips? Ask us in the comments!
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums