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Ideas For Your Baby's 1st Birthday Party

Aug 17, 2007
A baby's 1st birthday party is an event that most parents plan with great care. These baby parties can be formal occasions where you want to showcase your baby and show how well you are managing with life, work, entertaining and your baby.

On the other hand you could just have a really fun type of baby's 1st birthday party. For this type of birthday you really just need to keep a few facts in mind. Since you are going to be having your baby at the party it is best to keep things simple. Planning on having a buffet style table of food is one of the best ways to keep your guests feeling relaxed as they can socialize and eat at the same time.

Keep the buffet food stuff to tasty but simple menus. You should plan on a variety of different sandwiches, hotdogs, pizza slices, burgers, fried chicken pieces, salads, bread rolls and lots of tasty cakes, sweets, and drinks.

Now, if there is a particular theme or style of food that you want to go with then make it so. You could have it catered in and still serve it as buffet style. As with the cakes and sweets, this is primarily for the kids. And as most of us know, kids aren't to picky when it comes to sweets.

Another great idea that has been catching on quite nicely is renting a jumpy. You know the apparatus that you blow up in the back yard where the kids can get in and jump around. This item has served many families well for entertaining the small guests.

For added use having lots of brightly colored balloons strung about the place of the birthday will foster your one year to look around at the various items that can be seen. This is a good way to foster their interest in people. As birthday cake is one type of food that kids love to eat you should purchase a large sized cake in soft brilliant colors that have loads of icing.

When you are looking at the dissimilar types of birthday cakes that you can purchase for a 1st birthday party, you will see that besides the traditional clown or teddy bear and in colors other than blue and pink there are many other types of birthday cakes. These cakes are found in shapes like Scooby-Doo, Bart Simpson, My Little Pony, Barbie, a fireman and many others. I think today a cake can almost come in any shape or size you want, you just have to know the right place to make your custom cake.

There is one item that you might want to do for a 1st birthday party and that is to have small individual birthday cakes for the children to eat as they wish. These little birthday cakes don't have to very expensive.

What you can do is to purchase oodles of cupcakes in flavors like chocolate or vanilla and trim these little cakes with lots of frosting. To make the cupcakes look even more delightful and festive you should sprinkle some multicolored M&Ms or sprinkles over these little cakes.

Plus, this is an added benefit for the kids. We all know how little kids love unique individual things, one they can claim as there own. These little cakes make it fun, because you can customize each one and be creative with your frosting and sprinkles.

Even though your baby is still too small to fully enjoy the party you can plan on having tons of fun games like Pin the tail on the Donkey, breaking Pinatas, Musical chairs and you can even have a mystery treasure hunt for your small guests to enjoy. Have lots of chairs located everywhere for your guests to decompress in your house and garden.

If you have a back or side yard utilize it with tables and chairs. Give your guests a place to eat, relax and take a breather other than inside the house. Trust me you will be glad you did. Outside tables are much easier to clean after a party than living and dining room areas.

By keeping things simple but enjoyable both you and your guests will relish celebrating your baby's 1st birthday party. As the party winds down you will have a stock of memories and photographs to share with your baby once they are a little older.
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