The time for baby’s first birthday has arrived and the celebration is as much for parents as it is for the youngster. Your baby’s first birthday is an event where precious memories can be saved for years to come. Plan the first birthday party as a short event (about an hour to an hour and a half), preferably after naptime. If possible, plan the first birthday party in your home or an environment that your baby is comfortable with.
Baby's First Birthday
Simple themes for the first birthday party, such as a favorite color, storybook or cartoon character can be the main point of focus for your decorations and activities. Keep the baby’s needs in mind when planning for his or her first birthday. Visit www.treasureboxkids.com for adorable baby outfits for your baby to wear at their first birthday. Look through our archived blog posts for more birthday ideas, children’s clothing and kid’s activities.
Decorate with pictures of your baby over the first year of life, including important milestones like crawling and taking the first step.
Cut out large number ones from brightly colored paper to mount on walls
Decorate with colorful balloons and streamers
Place a colorful blanket on the floor with easy to manipulate toys (busy boxes or play gym) to create a safe baby play area
Place push toys, foam blocks, or cloth tunnels for toddlers to play with
Create a cupcake decorating station for older children and adults
A baby’s first birthday party is full of once in a lifetime moments that, ironically, the guest of honor has little memory of when looking back at the event. First birthday themes are more for mom, dad, and the doting grandparents who want the very best for the new addition to the family tree.
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First Birthday Party
First Birthday Themes
� Popular storybook characters such as Winnie the Pooh
� Teddy bear first birthday party
� Cupcake first birthday party
� Mickey or Minnie Mouse
� Baby Einstein, Zoo Animals or Farm Animals
� Keep the theme broad enough to interest older siblings and cousins
First Birthday Party Tips
� Have activities, games, crafts or movies available to entertain other children. If the kids are content then the parents will enjoy the party.
� Avoid balloons, as popping them will often upset the baby.
� Along with food for the children have adult munchies available as well.
� Provide plenty of seating for those guests who may not wish to stand through the entire party/
� Have a remembrance book available for adult guests to write thoughts and wishes as a memento for the baby when they grow older.
A fun idea for a children�s birthday party is to take a trip to the zoo. This will take the stress off of having to think of games when children are very young. This is the perfect idea for a children�s party. For beautiful birthday and party dresses, please visit us at www.treasureboxkids.com.
In lieu of having to supply party favors and lunch, you might consider just paying the admission of each guest. You can have cake at home to celebrate your child�s first birthday for anyone who would like to return to your home after the zoo excursion.
Arrange to meet at the front gate at a designated time. You can wear safari hat so that your guest will easily find you. If you have paid the admission before your guests arrive, you can distribute the tickets as they arrive.
To distinguish your group from the others in the zoo you can have painters caps decorated with animal designs. Painter�s caps can be purchased for about one dollar at a painting supply company. To make your children�s birthday party even more personal have your child�s name on the painters hat. For example it can say Johnny�s First Birthday. To add to the fun and cohesiveness of the group suggest that each parent dress the child in a certain color. This will also help if everyone does not know each other and becomes detached from the group during the day.
For a first birthday an excellent gift idea is to suggest that in lieu of giving the baby gifts the guests can make a donation to the zoo for the care of animals. Your child is too young to understand the concept of a birthday and will not know the difference. This will be a great way to celebrate her birthday and help the zoological society as well.