Whether you are hosting a small intimate party or an extravagant affair, throwing a successful first birthday party is a daunting task. Your child is too young to understand the significance of all the celebrations, whereas you as a parent want to make his day memorable. In order to make this event successful you need to ensure that your baby is at his comfort so that he is happy during the entire party duration. A tired and fretful baby will spoil the fun. Here are a few things you must do in order to avoid any unpleasant situation at your baby’s first birthday party.
Host a short party
Babies in their first year need a good amount of sleep and get tired too easily. Moreover, the longer the party, the more preparations you would need. Therefore, a short party would be a great way to celebrate this special day in a special way. The number of guests should be of your choice but prefer inviting your family and close friends only so that it’s easier to manage your baby as well as the party proceedings.
Schedule your baby’s naptime
If possible, organize the party at a time when you know your child will be awake and active. You may prefer to schedule your baby’s naptime in a way that it doesn’t fall between your party duration. Start scheduling your baby’s naptime at least a week before the party.
Have your party at home or at a convenient location
If you are at home, it will be easier for you to manage things. For example; you can make him sleep if he is sleepy or quickly warm up his food and make him eat in case he is hungry. For outdoor venues, you have to plan things in advance. Moreover, if you missed something, you may have to face a troubled time.
Make things as simple as possible
First birthdays are not the occasion when you should be more concern about food, fun, and entertainment. Make your arrangements as per your convenience. Have a potluck if you cannot make the entire food at home or simply serve some snacks and desserts instead of proper meals. Minimize your after-party mess by using disposable First Birthday Party Supplies such as plates, cups, napkins, etc. Choose a simple first birthday party theme in order to give a coordinated look to your party. You may even have a non-themed party but having a theme will make it easier for you to plan the details of the celebrations. This way, you won’t have to spend much time on preparations and would be able to take care of your baby and yourself.
The key to host a successful first birthday is to keep your guest of honor happy. The happier they are, the more cheerful will be the party atmosphere.