Planning a Child’s First Birthday Party: Tips From the Pros


After many, many months of sleepless nights, worries, diaper changing, breastfeeding, and many other things, now it’s time for something much more entertaining. It’s time to plan the first birthday party for your child.

Unfortunately, your baby is not going to remember this huge day, however, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take a lot of pictures and videos that you can show him or her when he/she gets older.

Planning out this whole thing can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’ve never done it before, however, with these tips that we put together in this article, you’ll throw the most amazing party ever!

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Spectacular Tips To Throw Your Baby’s First Birthday Party

Create A Guest List

Grownups and older kids adore having a bunch of guests at their party, however, the situation is a little bit different with babies. Since they are too little, they are going to be confused by all the noise and crowd, which can potentially upset them.

Therefore, it would be recommendable to create a small list of guests, to make their first birthday party a bit less loud and more intimate. Now, some parents will worry that those who are not invited are going to feel neglected, but if that’s the case, just call them, and explain to them your reasons.

After all, this is just the beginning. There are going to be so many spectacular birthday parties in the future, so this is definitely not a big deal.

Host A Birthday Party At Home

This is a great option for those who have medium, or larger homes. Not only will you be able to save some money (that you would spend on a venue instead), but your guest will be able to stay longer, plus you’ll be able to place your baby to rest much faster. 

So should you decorate your house for this occasion? Of course, you should, but it doesn’t have to be anything that’s too complicated. Party lovers at WhoWants2Party.com.au suggest starting with something simple, yet effective like balloons in different shapes and colors, some cute confetti shooter, and why not, party poppers. These are the items that will surely entertain your baby.

On the other hand, if you live in a small house, and you do not have room for more than a few people, then you can book a restaurant or a kid’s play space. Of course, these options are more expensive than the previous one, however, in this case, you won’t be forced to clean up after the party is over.

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Be Sure To Plan Around Baby’s Naptime

Although this may sound like the most obvious suggestion, parents sometimes get carried away when they plan events of this kind, that they forget the fact that their baby has a certain nap routine.

On the other hand, it’s quite difficult to plan around everybody’s nap schedules when you’re inviting people who have babies. But generally speaking, it would be best if you organized the birthday party during the afternoon, instead of the evening, and ensure that the party lasts for no more than two or three hours. 

Create A Noiseless Area

Anyone who comes to these types of parties, already knows that there will be a lot of tears and crying, which can at times be overwhelming for adults. But in order to indulge both sides (grownups and babies), you should create an area where it’s very quiet, where adults will be able to normally communicate.

Out there, you can place some snacks, drinks, and chairs, and at the same time, put some non-electronic toys so babies can play.

Pick A Lovely Birthday Party Theme

Selecting a party theme for a baby can actually be quite exciting. Since babies at that age do not have a particular taste for anything, it’s up to you to decide what your kid will enjoy the most. Luckily, there are so many amazing websites where you can browse different themes to see which one is the cutest.

Most parents opt for a cartoon theme because it’s filled with adorable characters, it’s very vibrant, and makes everyone feel amazing. On the other hand, there are parents who opt for something that’s a bit more serious, something that focuses on the child’s future. That option is great too, but then the whole atmosphere may not be as cheerful as it would be with a cartoon-themed party.

This is probably one of the most special birthday parties you’ll ever throw because it is the first one and you want to make it even more special. So in order to accomplish that, just be sure to follow all our useful tips.

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