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    6 Awesome Tips to Make Your Baby's First Birthday Party Memorable and Fun

    Written on 20 June 2019

    The financial and emotional stress of hosting a baby’s first birthday party may take a toll on parents hoping to celebrate their child’s birthday and reminisce about the wonderful journey their baby has taken them on during the past year. From balancing guest lists to planning the menu to choosing a theme and finding the perfect outfit for your child to smear cake on, a child’s first birthday party leaves many parents to feel as though they’re planning a wedding reception.

    Having a few tools to prevent stress, reduce chaos and allow for you to have time to join in the celebration will be beneficial as you prepare to celebrate your baby’s first birthday. Armed with tips tested and tried by fellow parents and your heartfelt desire to joyfully revel in your child’s first birthday, you will ensure your baby, family and guests all enjoy a terrific day!

    1. Set the precedence:- Many parents find themselves stumbling upon an unexpected tradition on their child’s first birthday. From photographing or videotaping your baby at the same time that he or she was born to serving birthday cake for breakfast, consider putting a memorable touch on the day. Allow yourself some time before your baby’s birthday to reflect on what special and personal touches you’d like to add to not only their first birthday but to traditions associated with their birthday that they will grow to cherish

    2. Keep it simple:- Before planning an elaborate party, consider the demeanor and personality of the guest of honor. Many parents find that cake and ice cream or a back-yard barbeque shared with family and close friends at home generates wonderfully warm memories and reduces the chance that your baby will be overwhelmed by a huge gathering.

    3. Expect the unexpected:- From uninvited guests to your child wildly crying while being serenaded ‘Happy Birthday,’ expecting a glitch or surprise will eliminate a great deal of pressure to plan the perfect day. Relinquishing some of the control over small details - such as setting the table or arranging balloons - will allow you more time to enjoy the day and the ability to laugh at small flaws that only you notice.

    4. Party-proof your house:- By the time your baby is a year old, it is understandable to feel confident that you’ve successfully baby-proofed your home. Just as child-proof cabinet locks and safety gates are vital safety measures to protect your child, making sure that your antique vase or new sofa is a birthday party proofed will prevent an embarrassing or upsetting accident. Take a minute to survey the area where you’ll be hosting the party. Removing fragile or sentimental objects will offer you and the young guests at the party peace of mind.

    5. Accept help:- Greeting guests, serving food and making sure the camera batteries are fresh can be tough to juggle while you’re attempting to enjoy your baby’s big day. If someone offers to cut the cake, shoot the video or refill the coffee pot, accept their invitation to lend a helping hand. You’ll make your guests feel comfortable, and they will be contributing to your child’s special day and you’ll benefit from the kind assistance.

    6. Savor the moment:- Before cleaning up after the celebration, take a moment to salvage a few mementos from the day. Saving a deflated balloon, an extra invitation and some leftover unused cutlery from the day creates the foundation for a birthday time capsule. Adding a few tokens from each party, your child will have a beautiful keepsake you’ve lovingly stored in a box, bin or can be decorated with pictures of them eating cake or celebrating each birthday.

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