A first birthday party can be one of the most memorable days in someone’s life. But, because the child is still a tiny one, many parents worry about what first birthday ideas will be appropriate. Here are a few suggestions for parents who are having a first birthday for their child.
A Dinosaur Theme Party
Themed party is a great choice for an age-appropriate theme that is safe for all ages. If you are having your baby’s party, you might want to consider something like dinosaurs instead of baby animals.
Many first birthday ideas start with a cake. You may decide on a birthday cake made up of fruit, or maybe even cake shaped like a dinosaur. Another option would be to have a birthday cake shaped like a vehicle or a character from the child’s favorite cartoon or book.
Boy Party Theme
If you are having a boy’s party, you might want to think of throwing a “boy party” theme. For example, you might want to buy party hats, invitations and a cake to match the theme. If you have some old toys and games, you could also purchase them as prizes. This will provide an exciting opportunity to get kids talking while at the party.
Games To Play
Alternative ideas include having a balloon contest or games to play. These ideas can be fun and exciting for kids of all ages. They also encourage kids to show off their creativity. Some of these games might involve having them call out names for balloons that they find floating around the room.
Some of the party games that are often played include musical chairs or treasure hunts. By incorporating these activities into your party, the children will be enjoying themselves and they won’t feel bored.
Right Music Selection
Age-appropriate music is also an important part of any party. Some of these songs are specifically designed for children of certain ages so they will not have trouble understanding the words. For example, the song “I Love You, Honey Bear” was made especially for children whose first birthday is coming up.
Be Prepared In Advance
One of the best ways to keep the kids happy and entertained during a birthday is to be prepared in advance. If you know the theme you want to use, there are plenty of great ideas for decorations, tablecloths and party favors.
Themed favors are something you should choose carefully because they are an integral part of your party’s success. Make sure that everything matches the theme. Whether it is a pirate party or a Cinderella theme, make sure you don’t make it look too childish or too adult. Make sure you have the right tableware, napkins and plates to match the theme.
The theme should be remembered by everyone that shows up at the party, including the parents. You don’t want to make the occasion too hectic.
Once your party is over, it’s time to put some food on the table. With a little planning, you can create a great start to a memorable birthday. If you are having a boy’s birthday, you might want to consider a pirate themed party by ordering a few items such as a pirate themed cake, napkins and cups.