Plan your baby’s first birthday party can be very fun. However, it can also be extremely stressful. Every parent wants their baby’s first birthday to be special and by taking part in the following tips, your baby’s first birthday can go off without any issues.
For starters, if you are having a party with other babies in attendance, make sure that you have enough toys that can be shared by all the babies. Keep in mind, that most of the time when smaller children play, they usually play next to each other rather than with each other so this means that you will need to have plenty of toys for them all to play with.
It may also be a good idea to avoid certain types of decorations that may be dangerous for small children, such as balloons. Balloons tend to pop when played with and may leave small pieces behind the babies can pick up and put in their mouths. If you do decide to use balloons, make sure they are well out of reach of the children who will be attending your party.
When it comes to decorating for your baby’s first party, there are some basic decorative items that you can choose from. It is best to choose a theme for your baby’s birthday party and center all the decorations on that theme. For example, there are many decorations involving popular cartoon characters as well as other popular baby themed items.
If you find things that you might want to consider in order to make the party a bit more fun are:
- 1st Birthday Hats
- Crowns or baseball caps for the birthday child
- ‘I’m the Birthday Girl/Boy’ Shirts
- 1st Birthday Bibs
When it comes to capturing the big event on camera there are many things that you can do to make this less stressful. To begin with, you should start out by taking pictures at the child’s level. Make sure that you take pictures of the decorations and the cake as well as the guests in presence so that you capture a big portion of the day’s festivities.
It is also a great idea to stick with candid photos rather than those that are posed because your child may become restless and uncooperative. Try to relax, let them enjoy the event and capture memorable photos as time progresses.
Above all, it is important to be flexible with your schedule. Although you may schedule the party to start at a particular time, you should keep in mind that your baby may not cooperate with you and the schedule. It is best to keep in mind your baby’s particular schedule and plan the festivities around nap times and feedings so that your baby is the most comfortable.
By following these tips, you will be able to enjoy your baby’s first birthday party and create memories that will last a lifetime. Regardless of your budget, there are themes and ways to plan your party to make it fun and engaging for you and your guests.