Celebrating Your Child’s First Birthday

Your child’s first birthday is no doubt an extremely happy occasion for you because it not only signifies her birthday but it also signifies one year of motherhood to you which means you survived one of the most difficult, tiresome and yet joyous years of your life. When you look back, this past year may have been one of the craziest, most fast moving years of your life and you are possibly ending it with mixed feelings because on the one hand, you must be happy to have this year end and life to go back to normal to some extend and on the other hand, you will likely miss all the amazing memories that you made with your baby in the past year, watching her grow up from a helpless newborn to this exciting little character that she is today.

Keep it simple

Most parents today throw grand, expensive parties to celebrate their children’s first birthday and these parties are often akin to weddings. This trend is growing day by day, with each parent trying to do something a little bigger and more expensive than the next parent and sadly, children’s first birthdays are becoming more of a tool for parents to show off their wealth than an event that is about their one year old. In line with this trend, kids party hire companies are sprouting like mushrooms, trying to make a quick buck off these parents who are looking to spend thousands on their baby’s birthday. However, it is important for you to keep in mind that your baby will never remember this day, nor will your baby keep track of the amount of money that you spent on the first birthday party and therefore, it would make a lot more sense for you to keep it simple and throw a small party where you baby will truly enjoy herself and be the center of attention as it should be.

If there are going to be a fair amount of children at your child’s first birthday, you may want to look in to jumping castle hire which would not be likely to cost too much money but it would work well to keep the children happy and occupied during the birthday party.

Planning the birthday party is probably the most fun part of the process and therefore consider doing as much of the planning yourself including the baking of the birthday cake. Keep in mind that you are also creating memories for yourself when planning out this birthday party and you will one day be able to show your baby the cake you baked for her first birthday.