What are some ideas for planning a first birthday party for your child?


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First birthday party planning ideas include inviting people who are very important in the baby's life, such as grandparents and godparents, for an intimate celebration. Planning ideas also include holding the party at home for a budget-friendly celebration or having the birthday party at the local park.

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What are some ideas for planning a first birthday party for your child?
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Planning a birthday party for a 1-year-old also means choosing a theme, since the little one doesn't yet have a party theme preference. Colors or shapes that are similar to the child's bedroom can be part of the decorative theme and may help the child to feel more at ease during the party. Balloons are a decorative addition to the party and are attractive to children in the 1-year-old age group. A party that features a common area for children to crawl, sit and play should also be part of a child's first birthday party. Most of the guests at the party are going to be the same age as the birthday boy or girl and need a safe area to interact with one another. Planning the party also means checking with the parents of the children who are attending and asking if anyone has food allergies. The menu should include foods that everyone at the party can enjoy.

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