Although celebrants never really remember it, first birthdays always merit a celebration.
Though a first birthday party is mainly enjoyed by parents and guests, the birthday celebrant will enjoy the party too if these are kept in mind:
1. Schedule the party on the baby’s best time. Absolutely do not schedule a party on a baby’s nap and feeding times. You really want to avoid having a sleepy, fussy, or cranky baby during the party. Late morning or late afternoon parties would be best, preferably, right after naptime so the celebrant is well rested and in good spirits.
2. Keep it short. Little ones have fairly short attention spans and can become fussy if the party stretches for hours.
3. Keep the party cozy. Babies can be overwhelmed with too many people and too much noise. To make the party more pleasant for the celebrant, try to trim down the guest list to the closest relatives and friends.
4. Splash the party venue with colors. Babies love anything colourful and would be delighted with bright and cheery atmosphere. Balloons are always wonderful to have just take extra caution in choosing safe ones.
A first birthday party is definitely something that has to be prepared for but should never be something to be stressed about. Babies are very easily pleased and as long as the people who love him are present, it really wouldn’t matter if the party is grand or simple.