First of all, many congratulations for both of you that you have not only marked a year of your parenting but also your bundle of happiness is going to turn a year old. Children grow so faster with a blink that you do not even know how time passes. Between all the sleepless nights to the diaper changing and feeding the little cutie, the time has certainly shown that you little happiness is growing older and how great it is!
We know that you can’t even express that proud moment and the happiness to see your little one growing older in words but you can express it with a birthday bash, right? From selecting the birthday outfit for the tiny one to finalizing the venue, 1st birthday decoration for boy or girl, cake, theme, and guest list, the first birthday party does not exactly seem that easy-going as it looks and sounds like. You have so many things to manage that at some point you might miss out on some essential things. So, to make your all the to-do-list for the party arrangement perfect, we have listed some of the amazing tips for you below that you need to consider when planning for the baby’s first birthday.
1. SIMPLE YET THOUGHTFUL THEME
It is not that easy as much as it looks like to plan a first birthday party because there are so many memories to make, emotions connected with the special day and so much planning to be done to take care of. Checking out guestlists, to getting the food, decoration, and dresses done, you need to look after everything that won't be left behind. The first and important thing if you are planning to throw a birthday bash is to be sure about a theme. Try to decide on a simple theme yet classy. There are so many options for both the baby girl and boy birthday party themes. Try to make it a unique and most importantly unforgettable one.
2. TAKE CARE OF THE NAP TIME OF THE BABY
We know a birthday celebration does not end with a blink. It takes time and especially it is a big deal for the little birthday boy or the girl to attend the celebration for so many hours. Consider the nap time of the little one while throwing a party so that the baby can enjoy the party sufficiently with a sound sleep.
3. MAKE THE GUESTLIST & VENUE SELECTION WISELY
Apart from the decision of the party theme, another essential thing which comes is the venue selection. No matter where you want to organize your party, try to decide the venue according to your theme and budget. Make a guest list so that you can forward them the invitation a few days earlier. Double-check the guest list to make sure no one is missed.
4. CONSIDERATION OF AN EYE-CATCHY 1ST BIRTHDAY DECORATION
The soul of the entire birthday celebration is the birthday decoration. A party without any decoration is just so empty and incomplete. If you have a particular theme on your mind, try getting all the birthday party supplies that can go perfectly well with the theme. You can get some HAPPY BIRTHDAY alphabet foil balloons, birthday banners, birthday balloons to hang all over the room, some fairy lights, a shiny foil curtain to occupy the wall, and some birthday party photo booth props.
5. DO NOT MISS OUT THE 1ST BIRTHDAY TABLE DECORATION
Try to be unique and fun-filled when thinking about a birthday table decoration as you would never want to miss any chance to impress your guests. Get some colorful table cloth, some colorful napkins, table centerpieces, and some beautiful disposals.
6. THE PERFECT BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR THE LITTLE ONE
It is your little one’s birthday and how can you miss the birthday cake! Try ordering the cake from your favorite bakery a few days before so that you do not need to rush to get it on the day. You can also add some birthday cake toppers to make it look more attractive.
7. DO NOT FORGET TO TAKE PICTURES
Try to capture all the special memories in a picture on the first birthday decoration of your little one. You can hire a photographer if your budget allows you or else click some amazing pictures yourself. To make your pictures look more happening and fun-filled, get some funky and funny photo booth props to capture amazing moments together.
8. SELF-SERVING PARTY TREATS FOR THE GUESTS
Throwing a birthday party can be tiring and especially when you have to look after all the arrangements and the kids also. And getting some helpers to serve food can be out of your budget too. Try to arrange a self-serving food counter so that the guests can help themselves serving food without wasting it.
9. RETURN GIFTS FOR THE KIDS AND ADULTS
A return gift can be a token of love, respect, and a welcoming gesture for your guests. Try to get some return gifts for both the kids and the adults. The return gifts do not need to be expensive, but making them more thoughtful can be heart-touching. You can get some toys or stationery items for kids while some frames, flowers, sweets, keyrings, customized gifts for the adults.
10. PLAYING AREA FOR THE CHILDREN
Last but not the least, try to make your baby’s first birthday more memorable with an arrangement of a beautiful playing area for the kids who arrive. It can be messy while kids running here and there during the party, so make them occupied In the playing section so that they can enjoy the party as well as the games with other children. You can also hire an event planner to arrange the play area section.
We hope our above-mentioned ideas can help you to throw a stunning party which your guests would remember forever.