Baby’s first birthday is such a memorable milestone, and we love helping you celebrate! Here are a few small details to help you throw an adorable party for your baby while still enjoying the day!
Who to invite?
If you’re keeping it small, the best place to start with your guest list is close family including grandparents, aunts, uncles and a few close friends. If you’re having a larger event, it’s okay to invite your friends who have kids as well as those who don't! You can also include neighborhood friends and friends of an older sibling and their families!
Pick a theme!
The easiest way to plan an event is to pick a theme and stick to it! First birthday themes can range from something sweet and dainty like flowers or fruit, to something more unique like farmers market, sports, race cars or animals! Grab the perfect highchair banner, balloons, and invitation to support the theme and create an adorable photo op!
Work around the nap!
Babies need their naps in order to stay on schedule and maintain a happy mood, so the best way to honor that is to plan your event around nap time. Set the party to begin right at the end of baby’s usual nap time so you can maximize the time in between! If baby needs to rest toward the end of the party, that is fine, as long as they are happy and alert for the main event…
The smash cake!
Everyone loves to see a baby smash a birthday cake! Here are a few tips to making that moment special! Set your baby up in front of a cute backdrop, add a highchair banner, the cake (or a cupcake) and snap some photos! Don’t forget to have an extra cake to serve your guests!
Assign a photographer!
Make sure you ask a friend or party guest to snap some photos of the memorable moments so you don’t miss them! Don’t forget to take a photo as a family to capture memories you will never forget!