A baby’s first birthday is always something special for the parents, grandparents, close friends and family. It’s a milestone in your baby’s life and the first of many exciting birthdays to come. Kind of like a wedding, your baby’s first birthday party is probably the event you’ve been looking forward to for their entire life.And while your little guy isn’t technically going to remember all the blood, sweat and tears you put into planning — you know you’re going to be showing them these pictures for decades, so they need to be awesome. Throwing a first birthday party can seem like an overwhelming endeavor but with a little planning and preparation, everything can go smoothly for a fun, memorable day.
Planning a birthday party is quite hectic and time-consuming where you try to give your best planning as a parent. You need to keep in mind that the activities planned should engage the kids invited to your party. A lot of effort has to be put in to plan and organize the first birthday party for your little boy. Make your child’s big day the perfect special occasion to share with family and friends by following these simple tips for planning your son’s first birthday party.
1. Make A Guest List and Stick To It
There are a few hard and fast decisions you’re going to have to make about your baby’s first birthday party right away, drawing your line in the sand. It may be tempting to invite that cool mom from playgroup and even your birth coach — but remember, the event is going to be a lot more relaxing if you spend it with close friends and family.
2. Safety First
Loud bangs from party poppers and bursting balloons, fireworks or crackers may frighten your baby, and discarded poppers and balloons are a serious choking hazard at this age, so leave them until his second birthday. Why not have some musical fun, such as dancing with your baby, or a nursery rhyme CD in the background? He’ll appreciate a few simple games, such as catching bubbles, playing with a ball and with plenty of tickles, too.
3. Stick To A Theme
Start with finalizing a theme for the party. The theme can be a cartoon that your child loves or even a toy. There are a plethora of options for first birthday themes like a baseball theme (usually a father’s favourite), Thomas the train, Superman, Mickey mouse, cars or as already mentioned, anything that the birthday boy loves.
This is strictly based on individual’s choice. You can either go for a heavy or a light decoration based on what fascinates you as a family. There are different styles of decorating the party and you can opt for help with event managers in this regard to get the best.
5. Pick The Location At Home/Close To Your Home
It may be tempting to rent out a pizza place or a kid’s activity center, but you’re going to have plenty of years to pour your money down the drain in the future — trust us. At a time when a baby is just learning to walk and talk, you can save money and your sanity by keeping your party location close to home.