5 Tips for the Perfect First Birthday Party

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A child’s birthday is a true milestone. It’s never too early to start planning.
1. The birthday child is still very young and probably taking daytime naps, so plan a party that’s no longer than 2 hours.
2. Choose a simple theme that you can carry through the party decorations and cake. The child’s photo, favorite character or the first letter of the birthday child’s name are a good choice for one-year old learners.
3. If older children are invited, have an activity planned for them, whether it’s a simple craft project they can complete and take home or an active outdoor game.
4. Plan a light menu for the adults, since parents with children the same age as your birthday child will be there. A buffet or a brunch is always a big hit.
5. Everyone loves shopping for birthday presents, so let your guests know what’s needed and wanted.