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suggestions for a 1st birthday party
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 10:11 AM
I am looking for ideas on a 1st birthday party for a boy like themes, games, things to do .
any help would be great
Posted 31 August 2007 - 01:17 PM
I have always found 1st Birthday parties to be difficult to co-ordinate.
Does Kayden like the Wiggles or Hi5 or anything else like that. Maybe a Wiggly Wiggly Party. Lots of Wiggles music and I know you can get Wiggles wrapping paper and things like that.
None of my kids ever had a theme for their 1st Birthday. they all had lots of older kids (cousins/neighbours) at their party so I never really planned a theme.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 01:27 PM
I am currently organising one for my DS. He will gonna have a pooh bear and friends theme. I bought a pull string pinata from big w, costing $25. I will be having a pass a parcel and bought some pooh bear stuff like cloring books for $2 off reject shops. And the good old pin the tail of the donkey that I personalised using Eeyore. That's all I can think of atm, DS is too young and wouldn't understand those games but those were for older kids to entertain them.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 02:19 PM
We hard a 'farm' theme party for DDs first birthday. We held it at a farm and a spit roast for lunch. I made a farm birthday cake and bought lots of farm themed goodies (stickers, finger puppets, hand puppets, beanie babe style ducklings etc) as thank you gifts for the kids that came. We didn't have any games but did do a treasure hunt.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 02:38 PM
I just spent an absolute fortune on DS's first birthday - but it looks like it will be worth it!
I want his first b'day to be real special so will be going all out
I got this set, plus many other things to match
Expensive, but oh so cute!
Posted 31 August 2007 - 02:52 PM
We didn't bother for the 1st birthday as they honestly do not know or care. We decorated the house with some nice balloons which he loved and put up a happy 1st birthday banner, etc. We did however spent quite a bit on getting a designer cake made, which was truly stunning and delicious. I suppose if we had small children who were attending, it would have been a different story, depending on how many were attending.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 03:38 PM
I know he wont be able to remember it but as an adult now i Love looking back at photos of my 1st birthday and all the work mum and dad put into it it is special, the games etc are more for older kids and big kids at heart (like me )
is it possible to hire farm animals in QLD actualli just rang old macs and its $320 for 1.5 hours
Edited by kaydensmum, 31 August 2007 - 03:46 PM.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:15 PM
We didn't bother for the 1st birthday as they honestly do not know or care.
We feel the same about Ella's. The only kids coming are an 11 mth old and a 14 mth old and the rest are adults, so games and themes are not needed. Thank goodness! It sounds exhausting what some of you have done or are doing! Guess I've got all that to look forward to in the next couple of years.
Posted 02 September 2007 - 09:13 PM
We are not yet 6 months but I already have the idea for a good old fashioned Teddy Bears Picnic. Many of the adults I know still have there favourite teddy bear and we have all been talking about the food we had a parties when we were young so we are going to do a step back in time while the bubs are young enough to not know that the party is really for us disgused as kids one.
Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:19 AM
I think 1st birthdays are more for the adults! For my DD we just did family and people met through mothers' group (who have now become her best friends). We didn't do a theme and I made a cat cake as she loved cats at the time. We went to the local park so that any older kids could just run around and play. We will be doing the same sort of thing for DS. Simple yet enjoyable. IMO, wait till their older and will appreciate all the effort you put in to do themes, party games etc.
Edited by kimba2010, 03 September 2007 - 04:20 AM.
Posted 04 September 2007 - 03:03 PM
We just had DD's 1st birthday party on the weekend. It was fantastic . We had it at a forest with lots of nature around - there were kangaroos etc. We had a big tarp with lots of toys - you can hire heaps of bigger toys from toy libraries. We cooked a BBQ and had your usual lollies etc. We asked people to BYO chairs. I gave out lolly bags equiped for babies and/or kids - we had 13 babies at ours and 4 kids. We didn't play games or anything - they had enough fun on all the big toys etc.
We did exactly the same for DS. I would definately do it again.
Posted 08 September 2007 - 08:23 PM
I second the teddy bears picnic. That's what we are planning. We now have heaps of kids to invite, so we will be having it at a local playground (has several playground areas to suit all ages). It will most likely be an afternoon tea with just cake and nibblies. I will ask everyone to BYO drinks and chair/picnic rug. It will be great fun (weather permitting )
The only game we will have is right after the cake, where we will have a couple of piniatas filled with goodies...but they will be ball shaped ones we make at home out of paper mache and the kids will take turns kicking them as opposed to whacking them with a stick!
Posted 11 September 2007 - 04:39 PM
I went to a 1st birthday recently, my first ever. I'm sure the kids would have been happy with anything but I can't tell you how much I enjoyed my first chocolate crackle in about 25 years!! Definitely a great nostalgia trip for the grown-up kids there.
When my daughter reaches 1, I plan to keep it really simple. Balloons on the gate, fruit for the kids, fairy bread and a nice glass of wine for me...
Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:55 PM
For Isabelle's 1st birthday we had a BBQ with family and close friends, there was about 6 kids and thats all... i didn't over do it which was nice and plan on doing the same for Rylin
Posted 14 September 2007 - 08:31 PM
My DS's 1st birthday is in 2.5 weeks and we are having a reasonably big party. It's winnie the pooh themed with a winnie cake and cookies, cupcakes. swamp bread (nutella instead of butter), cheerios etc
We will lolly bags and for the little ones, I' bought some 1-3yr biscuits so they don't miss out.
No games, I'm gonna be busy enough as it is. I'm making my own birthday banner out of a canvas banner they were gonna throw out at work - still gotta paint that too..........
That's all really, hope it helped.
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