The first birthday is a big deal for many parents. Since you want to make this experience memorable, here are a few things you should know when planning the first year kiddie party.
Every kiddie party must have activities and games.
A child’s first birthday party is a very special time. The funny part is that because your child is still a year old, he or she won’t be able to do anything so the ones who are participating will just be the guests. So you don’t have to spend too much, it is best to make the party fairly short. If you can make this under an hour or two, that is perfectly alright.
One problem often faced by parents in a party is that the baby could be asleep during the party or it gets cranky. Since you want your baby to be awake during this time, you better schedule the party in between their nap time.
If money is a bit of a problem during this economic time, invite only a few guests like only family members and friends. This will give you time to show the baby around to them.
Instead of having the party done in a restaurant that will surely offer you a package deal, why don’t you have the party at home? Your baby could be overwhelmed by the place and the number of guests so this should be done with a small group and in a place where they are comfortable.
Do you have to think of a theme for your first birthday party? Not really but if you want to, there is no harm in choosing one. If you have nephews and nieces, try to find out what is the trend these days among kids so you are still in touch with their generation.
From there, you can already source the materials you will need like party hats, invitations, souvenir cards, prizes and a host of other things for the party.
The smaller the kid is, the more presents they get. If you don’t think this is true, try and remember the last time you ever received a load of presents? When your kid is opening each present, give them some time to look at each one before moving on to the next. A great idea will be to open these in batches so your kid is not stressed out.
Your kid will only celebrate their first birthday once so be sure to take lots of pictures and video. If you are tied up with other things, delegate the task so you can review it when the party is over. Also, have a memory page for your guests to write on. That way, your kid can look back at their first party even if they don’t remember what happened that day.
Now that you more or less know what do for your infant’s first kiddie birthday party, you won’t have to worry about how much it costs, what is the theme, when and where it should take place and the time that this will be done.
If you need help, ask your other family members because they will be more than happy to help you make this celebration a memorable one.