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1st Birthday Invitations
Announcing the special day with birthday invitations is a great way to let family and friends know about the very important 1st birthday! A first birthday invitation will not only serve as a reminder that the birthday is approaching, but will also be a keepsake for family and friends after the party is over.
1st Birthday Party TipsTry to plan the first birthday party for just after nap time so your child will be awake and happy. If this isn't possible then try and have the party as early in the day as you can.
The length of the party should be between 1 and 1 1/2 hours.
Make two cakes - one large cake for guests and one small cake for the one year old to smash. The smaller cake, or "smash cake" can be a mini replica of the larger birthday cake.
Plan to do as much of the party decorations, food
preparation, activity and game set up the day before
the party. Trying to do it all the day of the
party is stressful and makes everyone cranky.
First Birthday Party Activities
Fill a photo album with pictures
of the first year.
Set out note cards and ask guests to write a special note for the time capsule. Include out of town relatives by asking them to send a special first birthday note and including it in the box. Then seal up the capsule and write or attach tags with two dates - the date of the first birthday party and the date 15 years (or 17 years if you want them to open the capsule on their 18th birthday) from the first tag.
Place it somewhere safe and then when the years have passed you will have a wonderful surprise for your child and something they will treasure forever.
First Birthday Party Ideas
Buy large foam #1 fingers for
guests to take home as a party favor. They'll always remember
who's Number One!
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