How To Get Great Advice on Planning a 1st Birthday Party

It’s not a mistake to make a mistake, but it is a mistake to repeat the same mistake.

Monkey centerpiece 1st birthday party

Elders are wiser, so we’ve been told. So we asked them what they did for our first birthday party, and they told us, “Honey, that was years ago. I don’t remember what we did.” So we turn to our friends with kids. After all, they should remember. They have five. “It’s all one big blur,” they tell us. 

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How To Plan A 1st Birthday Party

mother and a little baby sitting with a birthday cake

When my wife and I started to plan our son’s 1st birthday party, we asked our parents what they had done for our first birthdays.  “We had a party with a cake” was their answer — no useful information for parents looking for ideas.

We asked friends, and they would say, “Let me think, it has been thirty years, and I don’t remember what we did.” 

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Disaster at Babies 1st Birthday Party

There is a birthday cake on the floor, family members show up late, the restaurant overbooks the room, the birthday child is extra cranky, and the parents have the flu. First birthdays have become a stressful event for parents, with many things they cannot micromanage. The pressure to plan the perfect party with all the … Read more