Planning Your Child’s First Birthday Party

Time seems to pass with a lightning speed. The newborn whom you held for the first time a year ago will soon become a one-year-old toddler. For parents, the first birthday of their child is an occasion to enjoy. If you want to make the first birthday of your child a memorable experience, you should start planning for the party several weeks ahead of the actual event.

Choosing a party theme
The first step of your party planning starts with selecting an appropriate theme. You will come across a large number of party ideas. You can use the teddy bear, fairy or any cartoon character as your party theme. The party invitations and decorations should portray your party theme. If you are using teddy bear as the party theme, the invitation cards should carry picture of a teddy bear, and you should decorate your party venue with teddy bear toys and pictures. Your child’s party dress should also carry teddy bear images.

Choosing the venue and inviting guests
Your one-year-old child might not appreciate the company of strangers in an unknown location. To make him/her feel comfortable, it is advisable to host the first birthday party in your house. Try to keep the guest list short by including only close relatives and friends.

Party timing
You should carefully choose the time for the party. Select a time when your child remains awake and is most active. Late afternoon and early evening are appropriate for hosting the first birthday party of the child. After the afternoon nap and before bedtime your child would love to party.

Party games
It is not possible for a one year old to participate in games. However, in order to entertain your guests include simple party games, which adults and children can play together. Games such as mystery gift pass, creating the first birthday album or musical chair are some simple games that you can organize.

The party menu should be delectable yet simple. The birthday cake should undoubtedly be the main attraction of the menu. The foods and beverages should be appealing to both the children and the adults. However, do not give your child any food he is not used to.