Your little baby is finally turning one and you can’t decide how to spend this amazing day. Well worry not, here’s a guide to planning your kids first birthday party:
Decide the guest list
First and foremost, you need to decide who all you’re going to invite. Is it going to be a big gathering or a small one? Write down all your friends and family members names and count the number of people who will be invited so you can decide on the venue next.
Decide on the timings and date
Keep in mind not to keep the event on a weekday as obviously it is a working day and you don’t want to create a nuisance for yourself or your guests. Secondly, decide on the time you will be holding the event. You need to keep the time in accordance to your 1 year olds sleeping pattern. Obviously you don’t want your little one to be sleeping during the event. Finally, keep the party short that is an hour or two as max as you don’t want the kids to get cranky or tired.
Decide and book a venue
Decide on whether you will have the party at home or outside in a restaurant or a hall. Keeping in mind that it is your childs big day, even you would want to relax and enjoy, so it would be better to have the party outside. There are a lot of options to book at halls which offer scrumptious food in their package as well.
Decide on a birthday theme
Is it a baby girl or a baby boy? Keeping in mind your childs gender, you can decide a theme for the birthday bash. Baby shark is a popular unisex theme to go with. Little girls usually enjoy Disney themes while boys enjoy car themed birthdays. There are quite a few options for event planning services who would do the job for. Subsequently, if your gathering isn’t that big, you can pinterest a few ideas and do the job yourself with the help of family members.
Order the cake
Apart from the decor, the cake is the main star and attraction of the first birthday. Choose a cake in accordance with the theme and flavors which are enjoyed by almost everyone.
Decide on the menu
If the birthday is in the evening, keep finger food and tea and other snacks to munch on. Additionally, you can keep proper meals if the birthday is around dinner time like chowmein, chinese and such.
Book a photographer
You sure don’t want to spend time clicking pictures or making videos yourself, so hire a photographer for that purpose. You can find great deals with photographers you would do the job for you.
Decide on birthday activities for all
A birthday is for not just the birthday boy or girl but for all the kids present to enjoy. Schedule games and activities like musical chairs, pass the parcel and pinata hitting for all to have fun and enjoy. Lastly whoever wins can be given goodie bags as a winning prize.