Top 4 Tips to Host a Successful First Birthday Party

Your child’s first birthday certainly demands a grand celebration. Planning first birthdays seems to be very easy as the young ones do not have any say in the entire process. However they don’t understand the significance behind the celebrations and therefore, it is advisable to plan a simple party taking care of your little ones’ need and convenience. Simply choosing a theme and buying the required First birthday party supplies will not help you throw an impressive party. Here are five key things that you have to keep in mind in order to make your party a big hit.

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Keep it short

Knowing when to end your party is a big factor that will keep you, your child, as well as your guests happy and entertained. For one year old, toddlers, and preschoolers, one or one and a half hour is enough. Kids get bored very easily, so plan a small party and have lots of activities and games for the little ones so that they are entertained till the last minute.

Take care of their nap-time

The last thing you want at your party is a roomful of cranky kids. While deciding the time of your party, make sure you consider your child’s nap-time as well as that of your guests. Discuss with other mommies and finalize a time that will be convenient for all. Late morning or post lunch timings work best with most infants and toddlers.

Plan age-related activities

Keeping the kids interested and engaged is a key factor for your party’s success. Plan your celebrations thoroughly, starting from the arrival of the kids until they leave your venue. Make sure they are completely engaged during the entire duration. You don’t necessarily have to plan structured games; however anything you plan must be suitable for the group. For toddlers and preschoolers, you can create a play area by using some toddler-friendly games. You may plan something for the adults as well.

Take care of the safety of the little ones

Any unwanted situation can spoil the charm of your party so make sure you baby-proof your house well. Instead of using your expensive china, buy the themed 1st Birthday Party Supplies such as plates, cups, napkins, etc. This will avoid the risk of breakages along with giving a bright look to your party table. Either avoid using the latex balloons or make sure you remove any blown-up piece immediately. Keep every breakable thing away from the reach of children. While planning you menu, use the allergy causing ingredients carefully.

Plan early

Being a mother of a soon-to-be-one, you will be mostly occupied with your kid but for avoiding any last minute mess-ups, it’s always better to start planning your party as early as possible. Order your First birthday party supplies in advance, send our invitations at least 2-3 weeks before the party day, start planning your menu as soon as possible, and prepare your favor bags much before the party day.

Kids are very easy to be impressed; the only thing they want is to have fun. So plan a party that will provide them lots of opportunity for monk eying around.

 

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Traditional Strawberry Shortcake Recipe To Amuse Your Taste Buds

Whenever we think of birthday, first thing that appear in our mind is a well-decorated creamy cake. And how about a freshly baked delicious cake topped with luscious strawberries? I know sounds tempting… Here is a simple recipe for a ‘Traditional Strawberry Shortcake’ to amuse your taste buds.

ImageIngredients:

  • 3 cups Biscuit Baking mix
  • ½ cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 Tablespoons Confectioners’ Sugar
  • 4 cups Fresh Strawberries, sliced

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F & coat a square baking dish with non-stick food spray, set it aside.
  2. Prepare batter by combining biscuit baking mix, granulated sugar and milk in a bowl and then spread it into baking dish.
  3. Now, bake it for 30 to 35 minutes, until it is golden. Use a wooden toothpick insert it in middle to check if it is well cooked or not.
  4. Make the cream whipped with confectioners’ sugar using electric beater on medium speed in a large bowl.
  5. Cut the cake into square pieces; cut them half horizontally. Place bottom pieces in serving plates; evenly distribute sliced strawberries on them; spread whipped cream mixture over it; reserving some of each for garnish. Place remaining square part on top, and then garnish it with reserved whipped cream & strawberries. Serve it chill…

This cake is easy to make, without taking hours in kitchen, you can make it for any home party and will be a success with strawberry shortcake birthday party as well.