Planning that Pinterest-inspired first birthday party can be stressful especially for first-time parents. Your celebrant can’t demand a theme or can’t give you an idea of how things should go. You’re on your own and that can attract loopholes.
To avoid missing anything, here are a few tips for throwing a birthday party for a one-year-old. When you finish reading this article, you’ll find out about how to avoid mishandling key details for your angel’s celebration.
Choose a Theme
Picking a theme isn’t a necessity but it can ease your burden for assembling the whole party. You can focus on decorations, colors, and other important party details more cohesively.
Here are a few first birthday party themes to consider:
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Dress your baby in overalls, set up hay bales as seats, and serve a farm-themed cake. You can also put your party favors in metal buckets to mimic milking pails. Older kids can play Duck Duck Goose.
Over the Rainbow
Decorate your venue with bright rainbow-colored party supplies. Serve a rainbow cake and give everyone a CD filled with children’s music. You can also start your celebration with your favorite version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.”
Have a theme that mirrors the time of the year. You can organize a Snowflake party for a winter celebration or Flower Power for a summer party. Have a Sprinkles and Sunshine if you have a spring baby and Fall for an autumn baby.
Hang handmade snowflakes or suspend umbrellas from the ceiling. Give Hawaiian leis as party favors or serve food made from pumpkins. Pick decorations that coincide with your theme and everything will follow.
Cupcakes and Cocktails
Some might not agree but hey, the baby will never know. You can throw a party in the evening and serve cocktails for grownups. The kids can enjoy mocktails. You can set out classy cupcakes and cupcake-shaped piñata.