What are some 1st birthday party ideas you can giv me?

Jump to Last Post 1-9 of 9 discussions (9 posts)
  1. jpcmc profile image90
    jpcmcposted 6 years ago

    What are some 1st birthday party ideas you can giv me?

    My daughter is turning 1 on May 24 and I have yet to come up with a birthday party idea.  Any tips and suggestions will be great.

  2. profile image0
    kelleywardposted 6 years ago

    keep it simple. I think little kids can get overwhelmed by too many people. Close family, a cake, a few gifts, and lots of pics! Enjoy it!

  3. smzclark profile image60
    smzclarkposted 6 years ago

    On my daughters first birthday; I went to the bottom of her toybox to the toys that had not been touched in a long while and wrapped them up. I filled a very small paddling pool up a few inches deep, threw some plastic balls in and let her and two friends play to their hearts' content while I drank tea with my friends (the kid's mums) she was just as happy as any other one year old at the birthday parties I've been to and I think the only thing I bought was the cake and the wrapping paper!...she was probably happier than many, because she wasn't overwhelmed by 35 unrecogniseable faces pinching her cheeks!

  4. Sue B. profile image94
    Sue B.posted 6 years ago

    The first birthday is almost more for the parents who survived the first year than it really is for the one-year-old.  They don't know what is going on, they will probably cry at least once, and would be just as content if you didn't have a party.  Do what will make you happy and give you a nice memory if your child's first birthday.

    If you feel pressured to have a big party and don't want one- don't do it.  Small family parties with some balloons and cake with a cute first birthday shirt and bib is all you really need.

  5. lovelife08 profile image59
    lovelife08posted 6 years ago

    My daughter is having her first birthday this year as well. smile I chose Mermaids for the theme. She was born during the summer and we have a pool in the backyard. Figured I'd get a little creative. wink

  6. caranoelle profile image83
    caranoelleposted 6 years ago

    Big elaborate parties for infants are for the benefit of the parent only, the child is too young too both enjoy the party or remember it.  Too many stimulants and too many people are a recipe for disaster for many infants.  If you want a succesful party that even you will enjoy, keep it low key; invite close friends and family.  Pick a theme, match the invitations, decorations, cake and thank you notes for a special touch. For my sons first birthday I did a Thomas the Train theme, and invited 15 people total.   I also suggest getting a smaller cake for your daughter if you want the traditional "here is my child shoving cake in their face photo".  You don't want to ruin the whole cake, but watching them pick up their own cake and try to shove it into their mouth is priceless.

  7. fitmom profile image82
    fitmomposted 6 years ago

    I agree with many of the other people. You should keep it simple. We just had close friends (like family) and family. You'll have plenty of time in future years to have big theme parties and spend lots of money. I just try to keep my focus on what the baby/child will enjoy.

    For my daughter's 2nd birthday, I asked her what she wanted to do. We did all of her favorite things at the time and had a fun day. We didn't have a party that year. For her 3rd birthday, we had a party with some friends. Her favorite thing to do is blow bubbles. So, we played music and blew bubbles. Simple and fun.

    Enjoy the special day and take lots of pictures and video.  smile

  8. profile image0
    birthdaysuppliesposted 6 years ago

    1st birthday celebration is always very exciting for all the parents. First of all you need to select a theme which is of-course children related. It can be like jungle safari, mickey and Minnie, Birthday Princess or any other theme in trend. Try to keep your decorations simple and sober. Also use balloons in your decorations as children love balloons. As you have 8-9 days left for the party, you must start your preparations now onwards.
    Have a fabulous party... smile

  9. Brittanie2216 profile image81
    Brittanie2216posted 6 years ago

    For my daughters first birthday I chose a garden theme.  She was born in the spring so it made sense.  The bright colors and streamers were really fun.  she loves balloons so we blew up a bunch and all the kids loved them.  It doesn't take much one year olds are easy to please they would be happy just with cake.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)