My daughter will be a year old in a month's time. I want to make her first birthday memorable for all of us. I am confused what to do and how to do. Need suggestions so that I can come to a conclusion. Please throw in your ideas.
make it big. its like your marriage. this only comes once. this doesn't come again.
i think first three birthdays should be celebrated big. during first 3 years children mature and they uncerstand the concept of a big cebration, and that the celebration is about them. invite many children. this also shows that the celebration is for him and that is why kids are invited, which is different than what he would be experiencing most of the time when your friends come to your place.
I am sure you might be all exited to have a grand celebration. Do have it. But be sure to keep your child in mind. If your kid is not a very friendly one and does not mingle with strangers I would say have a small party where you have as less strangers a possible. I am saying this because I did the mistake of having a grand party at my daughter's first b'day and it turned out to be miserable for her as she cried a lot in going to strangers and once she became uncomfortable everything was spoilt.
For my son's first birthday I prepared a collage of his first year and put it on. I also hanged his photos with various expressions throughout the hall. Everyone loved the idea. And it looked good.
That appears to be a great idea. I would just like to add one things. Kids love colors so it will be great if the birthday decorations are colorful and in food also try to make it colorful
Have a grand party. Its like celebrating your own childhood
Once quick suggestion keep the party in the early evening because I remember one of my friend recently celebrated her child's birthday and somehow it started late and by the time the party started the child was feeling sleepy and he was irritated as we were trying to keep him awake.