Your baby's first
birthday is a day worth celebrating in style as it is such
an important milestone. Knowing what to do, however, can be
difficult, particularly if you will be catering for a wide
range of age groups and needs.
It can be a good idea to choose
a theme for your baby's first birthday party. Whilst your
baby may not understand the concept of a birthday party,
they can appreciate the decorations - and the attention.
Opting for a theme is a good idea as you can use motifs and
characters with which your baby is familiar.
There are a
number of different items available that can complement your
theme. Streamers, banners, balloons, disposable cups and
plates and even fancy dress can help to make your event
birthdays are always a popular choice. If you have a pet and
your baby has become attached to it then you may want to
consider a cat or dog themed day. If they are interested in
all animals then you could opt for a farm or zoo theme.
If your baby has
an interest in television or book characters then why not
use this as the theme for your event. Characters such as Bob
the Builder, Dora the Explorer, the Hungry Caterpillar or
Peppa Pig can give great opportunities for dressing up.
princes and princesses or kings and queens are other ideas
if you like the idea of a theme that includes fancy dress
costumes. If your having a party where there will be a few
older children then fancy dress can be a good way of keeping
With so many
different possibilities, it can be easy to get carried away.
It is often best, however, to limit invitations to the party
so that your baby is not overwhelmed. Having the party in
your home can be a good idea so that your baby is in a
familiar environment and not anxious about a new setting.
It is also
important to work out the time of day that will work best
for your baby. After all, you want them to enjoy the party
rather than being cranky because the party is taking place
in the middle of nap time.
With the party
organized, all that remains is to decide what present to get
your baby to celebrate their first birthday. Many people opt
to give their baby something that will have sentimental
value such as personalized teddy bears or
personalised baby blankets.
Others prefer to give them something of immediate use such
as new toys. Whatever you opt for, you will be able to enjoy
the thrill of giving your baby their first birthday