Since your little one arrived into the world, you have never felt so much love towards anyone else. Your maternal instincts are stimulators are in overdrive and you just want to keep giving your little one all the love in the world – which you do! You do everything for them, and more, and even though you do feel exhausted a lot of the time, you know that it will all be worth it in the end for the benefit of your little one. The time has gone so quickly since you first laid eyes on them, and it is pretty strange for you to think that their first birthday is fast approaching. You are possibly worrying about what you should do to celebrate – but there is no need to stress. With good preparation, their first birthday will be just like you had hoped.
Whether you are having the birthday party at home, or whether you are booking out a venue, you will need to think about what time of the day it is going to happen. An hour and a half is a sufficient amount of time for a baby’s party and you should plan it for before, or after, their morning or afternoon nap so they do not get over tired and can’t enjoy their party.
If your baby shares the same birthday as someone in your family, or their birthday is a few days apart from your partner’s, a nice touch could be to amalgamate the celebrations and it will mean a lot to your partner that their party is being celebrated on the same day as their child’s. To make it extra special for your partner (remember, they need love too!) you could think about getting him some gifts for men who have everything, giving him a totally unique and memorable present.
If your friend have babies, or older children, and they are going to be invited to the party, make sure that wherever you hold it has a designated children’s zone. If you’re holding the party at home, create a safe space where the children can play with each other. Make sure there are lots of toys or activities for them to do, so they do not get bored easily. Also make sure that there is nothing which can cause children harm, such as heavy objects falling from a height and that any pets are well out of the way so that any risk is put to a low percentage.
You should also make sure that any food that is being provided, is suitable for everyone. Check for allergies, and make sure the food that is being put on for the children is safe to eat and that there is no risk of any choking hazards. Also, make sure that any bottled drinks are well out of reach of the children and is for adults only. It could be a good idea to have a table with all the food for the children, and then a separate table for the adults.