Life is unpredictable. One moment you’re a new mom holding the most precious treasure in your arms and the next you know they’re on their feet flashing her toothless smile. Then you wonder where the year has gone. Your baby’s first birthday is a remarkable event as it represents the importance of celebrating her first milestone in her life. The preparations for this great event must be done very carefully so that this event is a great success among your guests.
The planning and organization of the party must be done well in advance. A guest list should be prepared and first birthday photo invitations should be sent out well in advance. If you plan to create first birthday photo invitations, you should select a favorite photo of your baby that you have clicked on over the last year and place it in the center of the invitation cards.
You can even use a background theme and create fun and unique 1st birthday photo invitations. Many themes can be selected from various websites online. You can use different patterns and designs or use images of stuffed animals for the first birthday photo invitation. The texts can be in the form of popular phrase announcement sayings or simple words inviting guests to the party.
Are you thinking of going to theme parties? The well-themed parties show that the tasks of parents are much easier and simpler. Since your baby does not have a favorite cartoon character, movie, or personality, you can easily go for Sesame Street, stuffed penguin, or teddy bear themes that will go great with your baby’s first birthday. You can even enlist the help of her friends and family to help you organize according to your selected theme.
As for decorations, streamers and banners seem to be a more ideal option for the occasion. You can even use different colored balloons and place them out of the reach of toddlers and older children. In addition to this, you can make use of cutouts of famous cartoon characters like Mickey, Minnie, Snow White and the seven dwarfs and many more and use them to decorate the floors and entrances of the place.
The birthday cake can be in the shape of famous cartoon characters or you can bake a simple cake in the shape of the number 1. Food and beverages for adults can include home-cooked meals or pizza. Wines and fruit juices can be lined up on the food table so adults can help themselves whenever they like.
Older children love to play interesting and exciting games at parties. This can easily be arranged with light music and nursery rhymes in the background so that children can sing and dance. Make sure your one-year-old is there for these games so he can clap his hands or jump into her highchairs, too. Other fun games to include could be Pass the Package, Musical Chairs, Simon Says and many more.
Finally the party favors. Baby’s first birthday party favors can consist of all sorts of treats for the kids such as candy, cookies, toys, dolls, etc. You can also gift cute photos of your baby so guests can remember this special event for years to come. At the end, attach a thank you note to the party favors.