The first birthday is a milestone in the lives of children and parents. While the young child might not understand the concept of a birthday party, parents recognize the significance and take measures to celebrate the first year of life. Having a few party ideas in mind will make it easier to come up with appropriate foods, decorations and a theme.
Remembering Baby’s First Year Party
Parents who are striving to create a birthday party based around the memories of that first year can make a memory themed party. In this type of party, the parents should decorate with pictures showing the important milestones a baby achieved, such as the first day home pictures, the first day of crawling and those momentous first steps.
Many birthday party ideas that focus on the memories of the first year and celebrate the tough times of being a new parent with the happiness of watching a child grow are sure to please the whole family. Family and friends can talk about their favorite moments while the baby enjoys his or her new presents and the foods that parents provide.
The baby’s first birthday party is for the baby, but is also for the parents. Children will not remember that first party, so parents should plan around their wants and needs. The party is as much about the needs of parents as it is about the child. For the baby, hiring an entertainer and playing with other little kids is the highlight of the party.
Adult-centric parties might include getting foods like a pizza and giving a toast with friends to the baby’s first year of life. It can also have themes enjoyed by parents, such as a favorite sports team, to make the theme less about the cute child favorites and more about the enjoyment of adults who are attending.
Baby’s Favorite Party
A party based around a baby’s favorite characters on child-friendly shows, favorite animals or even a favorite toy is a great way to engage the baby’s interests in the party. By working a theme around that favorite monkey doll or those fun balloons the baby loves, it is easier to engage the baby and the whole family.
The first birthday is a milestone in the life of any family. The party celebrates getting through that first year and enjoying the memories while the baby plays with new toys.