How to celebrate your baby’s 1st birthday? Here are 5 amazing ideas!
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The first year of a child comes with unforgettable memories for the parents and the entire family. The sleepless nights, uncountable diaper stock runs, and many more things sum up to the beautiful first year of a baby. It is a very crucial, unforgettable, and overwhelming stage that parents clear in the upbringing of their little ones. And congratulations, your baby is a toddler now!
Completing the first year of a child’s birth is a huge milestone, so the celebration is a must! Inviting people can be a huge task, so keep it simple and invite close friends and family members, keeping in mind the weekdays and weekends. Also, try keeping the party after naptime so that your little one is fresh and well-rested.
Decide on a location, theme, and decorations for the party well ahead of time so that there is no last-minute rushing. For the food, you can hire a catering service or cook at home if you are on a tight budget. Remember to keep things simple but elegant and check for anyone having any type of food allergies.
You also need to plan the return gift for 1st birthday as you certainly cannot let your guests go empty-handed, can you? Give away small bags filled with goodies, or customized chocolates. The kids at the party will enjoy those small treats.
To make things easier, we have listed together five amazing ideas for your baby’s first birthday, read on-
Amazing ideas for theme parties
Wild animals theme
If your little one seems to get into monkey business every time you don’t look, then this theme might be just right for you. Allow your imagination to run wild and add decorations replicating the tropical forests in a cartoonish way.
You can ask the other kids attending the party to dress up in animal costumes to make the party more fun and engaging for them and their parents as well.
Set up a decorated photo booth, with animal masks and funny placards.
Also, don’t forget dressing up your baby as the lion; after all, he is the king of that party, right? It can furthermore be an enjoyable learning experience for your little one and other kids in the party seeing the various costumes and recognizing the animal.
The mermaid theme
Dedicate this party to the blues. You can decide all the decorations in shades of blues and white, keeping everything simple but elegant. Set the dress code to blue. Include a small pool for the kids to have fun. Don’t forget to inform them to carry bath suits beforehand and a change of clothes. You can also arrange games like treasure hunts to keep them busy.
Moreover, don’t forget to invite Ariel to grace your party with her presence and surprise the children.
The little superhero theme
Do men in action entice your little one? In that case, this might be the perfect theme for you. Organize a costume party where all the kids attending it, need to dress up in a superhero suit. It is going to be a colorful affair.
Since there are several superheroes, you can arrange for large board cut-outs of a few of them and place those anywhere it seems fit according to the decoration. It will be a super cool background for clicking pictures. You can also arrange for balloons related to the costume color of different superheroes and add to the party.
Finally, since the cake is the limelight of any birthday party, don’t forget to get a superhero shaped cake. It can be any superhero, just make sure it’s cute and colorful.
Arrange for a play area with different toys and let the children help themselves with it. Make sure not to provide any toy that can be dangerous for small children.
A pastel affair
If your little girl turned one and you want to host a party but a subtle one, then this is an excellent option for you.
Decorate everything in pastel shades – from streamers to balloons to food. You can order or prepare a beautiful cake with a pastel gradation. Dreamy, isn’t it?
Dress up your baby girl in a beautiful pastel gown, and she is ready to be the center of attraction of the party. Furthermore, add a board and different colored chalks for children to doodle around.
Who does not like candy? The colorful elements of candy can be the best theme for your child’s first birthday party. This is entirely gender-neutral, and you can include items as per your wish.
Remember Hansel and Gretel and their candy house? You can add these elements to the party and bring in a cute cake with various types of candy as the topping.
Fill a pinata with chocolates and candies and provide all the kids a chance to try and break it. It will be a rush when all the candy falls out! This is a game that all the children will thoroughly enjoy. Don’t forget to take pictures and videos of fun activities.
A first birthday is an event that undoubtedly comes only once and represents the most important milestone that you celebrate with your child. Create loads of memories in the form of pictures that you capture, which will take you back to that wonderful day when you look at them years later. It is a delightful way to gather all your loved ones and make the most out of this event and to spoil your little one with all the love and care that they deserve.