Planning the childs first birthday party is always exciting for parents probably more than it is for the little one. Traditionally, babys first birthday is done with just a diaper on and they have a chocolate cake that is sure to create a huge mess. Birthday parties have not changed much as this is still a practice for many parents. The pictures are cute and wait until they grow up and see the pictures.
You may decide to for go tradition and have a themed first birthday party. You can have decorations, cake, games and invitations that all coordinate with the theme of the party. You might want to keep in mind, babys love bright colors. Balloons are fine as long as they do not pop during the first birthday party. This could cause the little ones to become scared. Crying babies at a party are difficult to calm down with so many people around.
Plan the first birthday party for a time when the baby has had a nap. Even though birthdays are exciting and fun, little ones do get cranky if they are tired, no matter how much fun they are having. Always remember to include parents of little children no matter what the age is, you need to control all the little ones and be the party host. Plan what you will do as far as food and drinks. Usually the babys first birthday is adults and some cousins, you can have finger foods and soft drinks.
Because the babys first birthday is more for the adults, you can have games if you want too. If the weather is nice, you might want to have a scavenger hunt, play horseshoes or some other outdoor games. This is more for the adults, you will know your guest better and be able to plan accordingly. If the party is a success, you will have very few dishes to clean and hardly any mess.
The hardest part is planning a theme, you might want a baby block theme, number theme or the alphabet theme. Everything you need can be bought from the party store or online. You can even make your own invitations.