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Top 3 tips to make your baby's first birthday party a rousing success


Date Created: 01/09/2012


Top 3 tips to make your baby's first birthday party a rousing success. If your child's first birthday is on the horizon, this isn't an occasion that you should take lightly! A first birthday party is as much a celebration for the family is it is for the child, so you should send out party invitations to all of your relatives to share in this wonderful occasion. While your birthday boy or girl is going to be the center of attention, you should plan this gathering more like it's a family reunion than a birthday party. Use the following tips to your advantage to make this an unforgettable day for your family.

1. Make sure you take plenty of pictures! This is the kind of occasion you're going to want to document for the future, so consider hiring a friend to take pictures during the gathering. This will give you more time to mingle with guests and make sure that the party is running smoothly. While you're fumbling around with your camera equipment, consider making a decorative photo collage for the entryway. Select a few of your favorite pictures from your child's first year to add a delightful accent to your front door.

2. Have the event catered. With the whole family in the house and a wide variety of tastes to satisfy, spare yourself the effort and have the event catered by your favorite restaurant. You can make cleanup much easier on yourself using party tableware, catering supplies and imprinted napkins, and make sure you have a wide selection of beverages near your serving table. But don't leave this area bland - use streamers, party centerpieces and mylar balloons to jazz up a space that will be a communal area when the food is ready.

3. Hang plenty of decorations. You want the look of your beautiful party decorations to shine through in your photographs, so pull out all the stops with a personalized banner, colorful birthday candles and confetti. These little bits of color will create the festive atmosphere you're looking for without breaking the bank.

These first birthday party supplies and a bit of advanced preparation will help you throw a memorable celebration for your child. Best of all, this is the kind of occasion where it's a great excuse to get the entire family together under one roof!


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