My baby’s first birthday is just around the corner, so, I’ve been busy planning the big day. I can’t quite believe that I’m going to have a one year old! The past year has gone so quickly. We’ve just returned from our first family holiday and now I’m straight onto birthday preparations. Finger’s crossed it’ll go without a hitch having followed these tips.
Go Easy On The Celebrations
I’m aware that a big do with lots of people will tire her out. Because of this, and due to people’s availability, we’ve decided to have three days of celebrations. My other half has taken her birthday off work and we’re going to go to Colchester Zoo. We enjoyed our visit to Colchester Zoo last Autumn and we’re very much looking forward to returning. The following weekend, we’re celebrating our baby’s first birthday all over again as we’ll be having a small party with my family. This will then be repeated the next day with my other half’s family. Phew!
I started planning for my baby’s first birthday more than two months before the occasion. The first thing I did was choose her presents, although, I didn’t purchase them until just recently. Next on my list was a theme for her birthday party. I call her Princess from time to time so that seemed like a natural theme to select. I didn’t want her parties to be stressful with me spending most of it cooking in the kitchen. So, I decided we’d do a mini tea party with cupcakes, jelly scones and sandwiches – things which are easy to make and which she’ll be able to eat, too.
An open invitation
Although we’re having two parties across the weekend, my partner and I have left the two days open to anyone who can make it. We both have a lot of extended family, so, if they want to travel to ours, they’re more than welcome to do so.
The reason why I started planning my daughter’s birthday early was to avoid stress. With us going on holiday just two weeks before, I knew that getting sorted beforehand would take some stress away. While, I want her birthday to be great, I’m seeing this one as a bit of a practice run. As she’ll only be one, she won’t really know what’s going on. So, if the cake isn’t perfect or people can’t make it, she won’t know the difference.
How did you celebrate your baby’s first birthday? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.