My parents hosted a huge 1st birthday bash reception for their friends at some hotel that was anything but affordable and no, I don’t remember any bit of it. Thankfully experienced moms around advised against throwing an over-the-top, extravagant 1st birthday when my children were young. I’m glad I listened to that advice.
How to host a fun 1st birthday celebration for your baby
As a first time parent, every new baby milestone can bring a lot of excitement, joy and at times the feeling of being overwhelmed. Keep these tips in mind and you will host a fun, stress-free celebration for your baby’s 1st birthday:
- Schedule the celebration after baby’s naptime to ensure he is well rested
- Invite friends your baby has met and recognizes.
- If going with a themed party, don’t go overboard with centerpieces, decorations, personalized favors etc. Our stress-free Minnie Mouse themed 1st birthday celebration for Baby Girl is a great resource if you plan a Mickey or Minnie themed party.
- Ensure your little one’s diaper is dry to ensure he is comfortable through the celebration. Keep checking at intervals as we sometimes get caught up with the fun and socializing that something as simple as checking a diaper can get overlooked, resulting in a fussy baby.
- Dress your child in comfortable attire and if he wants to be carried through the party, go ahead and do that. Remember the day is all about him.
Check out these great resources to plan baby’s 1st birthday. Babies R Us has done a fantastic job of rounding up all the tips, gift ideas, party supplies and more, that you would need, in one convenient place.
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