1st Birthday Party Ideas

  • Once again I turn to my beloved FC sisters for help LOL

    My grandson will be 1 on October 7th and Maggy would like to have a party for him. She has asked me for help.

    You and I all know that the party will be more for mom and dad than baby Mimas coz it will just be oodles of stimulation for him. Maggy would like the first 1-1 1/2 hours for the kids and the remainder for the adults to celebrate. While it may seem strange, it seems to be prevelant in the hispanic community.

    Beto would like the pinata,cake and party decor to be SPIDERMAN which is no problem.

    Some ideas I have found on-line are a "Hopes and Dreams" box where all of the adult guests write a wish for baby to be shared next year.

    The typical guessing game..."M&M's" maybe?

    The traditional pinata and also the balloon stomp game

    Any other thoughts or ideas? I would like to help them make this special since they asked for my help.

    Thanks everyone!
  • I assume they will be taking pictures and/or video? If so, they should make the party something that will look good on film since the little one won't even remember the party, and like you said, it is more for the older ones. What about balloons or even a pretty large colorful ball? They are so bright and entertaining for the baby. Also, let him dig in to the cake or his share and let him get messy. It will be fun for him and make excellant pictures. lol Also, you could help him rip open his gifts and that would be entertainment as well.

    With my children and GKs, we made the 1st birthday party simple unless you are having some older children there. The baby won't remember all the money and time spent planning and having the party. Babies are pretty easy to entertain and made to feel special. I hope this helps.