The Things You Need for Organizing Your Baby’s First Birthday

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Here are some things you will need to know before organizing your baby's first birthday party.


Celebrating this milestone in your baby’s life is not the same as organizing your birthday party - you cannot organize it in just one day. This needs careful planning and preparations and the sooner you start the better. This way, you will avoid forgetting something really important such as ordering a cake or inviting all the people you wanted.


Have in mind that the date of your baby’s first birthday need not match the actual birthday if you want to gather all your friends and family. The most appropriate time would be during the weekends, so that all the people could organize their time in the best possible way. You don’t want to organize a birthday celebration during a holiday or a workday, because it is possible that some of your closest friends or family members are not going to be able to come due to their work and/or other obligations. In addition, you should notify them in advance and give them enough time to work everything out. Last but not the least, don’t forget someone. Go carefully through the list of invites with your partner - this is the least you can do.


This is the fun part of it! Depending on your budget you should decorate the space a little bit. Buy colorful helium-filled balloons or even hire a company that will decorate the space for you. Take it to another level and decorate the space with clown and animal figures made from balloons. This is not all - use glitter, paper decorations, ribbons, confetti and flowers in order to add more color and liveliness to the space. If you don’t know how to do this, you can always find some good ideas on the internet.


Don’t forget to book a DJ or a band that is going to play some cheerful music. On the other hand, if you see this as an additional expense you don’t really need, you can make your own playlist. There would probably be a lot of children on your baby’s first birthday so you might as well hire a clown or a magician that will keep the little ones amused.

Food and Drinks

Alcohol, non-alcoholic drinks and some snacks will be just enough, but if you are going to turn this into a rather long event then you should consider hiring a catering company. The easiest solution is to have a buffet where you are going to put all the dishes, dessert and beverages and let your guest choose what they like. On the other hand, you can organize food on each table or pay a little extra and hire a few people who are going to circulate among your invitees and offer food on plates.


Cake is somehow the main event of every birthday celebration. There are so many beautiful designs for tiered cakes that can be colored and accessorized according to your wishes. Nowadays, more and more bakers use sugar fondants to cover cakes and give them a really interesting and beautiful finishing touch. With the development of sugar craft over the years, you can now demand almost any shape. Add some fireworks to that cake and a candle for your baby to blow and you are all set.

Unique Gifts for the Baby

Make it even more special and pick unique baby gifts. If you are celebrating a baby boy’s first birthday, then you can find little tuxedo-like outfits that you can match with bow ties of different designs and if we are talking about a baby girl, then you can choose among all those pretty dresses and add some accessories such as tiaras & headbands with flowers. Whichever outfit you pick, you should be aware of the fact that your baby is going to spend a lot of time in it that day - pick something they are going to feel comfortable in. Plus, you know how easily babies get their clothing stained, so pack some additional clothes, just in case.


Once you take care of all of these things, the only thing that remains is to relax and have fun with your friends and family!


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author avatar C.D. Moore
4th Jul 2014 (#)

Beautifully composed with great ideas!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
4th Jul 2014 (#)

Wonderful ideas to late for me already y have two boys one 20 and teh other 24, good tip for my grandsons

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
4th Jul 2014 (#)

Wonderful ideas to late for me already y have two boys one 20 and teh other 24, good tip for my grandsons

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author avatar Pollyal
15th Jul 2014 (#)

Thanks for sharing the tips :) the page is very colourful and gives a happy feeling :)

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