Over the years I’ve talked to many customers who are busy planning their baby’s first birthday party, and have come to realize that the first birthday can be a tough one to plan.
In our home, we’ve always had private, immediate-family only parties. Our first daughter’s first birthday was a party for three, and was one of the most memorable moments in our post-children life. We wrapped a few small gifts – things that were easy for our baby girl to wrap and to open – along with some of her favourite things, like her stuffed elephant. I ordered a cake (I don’t bake) topped with her favourite character, bought some silly hats and made a simple dinner. We sang Happy Birthday and plopped the huge cake onto her high chair and let her have at it! Without a bunch of guests around we were able to really focus on her, got some great photos, and my husband and I were able to have a private toast to each other for surviving our first year as parents.
How do you plan to spend your child’s first birthday? What are your thoughts?