With lots to arrange and organise when planning your child’s birthday party; it’s understandable if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, especially considering it’s your child’s first birthday. So how do you make sure that their birthday party is perfect, what do you need to do to make sure that you choose the right decorations, games, and 1 year old party bags?
5 Tips For Parents Planning Their Child’s First Birthday Party
- Set A Budget & Stick To It
Regardless of how close or far away your child’s birthday is, proper budgeting is essential. You need to ensure that enough money is set aside for all your expenses throughout the year, which includes the birthday party, after all to say raising a child is expensive is quite the understatement.
So carefully work out your budget for this party, before deciding what adorable party favours, party games, and decorations you’re going to buy. It’s easy to get carried away and overspend, so make sure the first thing you do when organising and planning the party is setting your budget.
- Choose The Guest List Early
After deciding on your budget, it’s a good idea to send the invites as soon as possible that way you can get a good idea of how many guests will be attending; after all you wouldn’t want to buy too much or too few party supplies.
It’s also a good idea to keep the guest list short, remember these early birthday parties are also about parents getting together and bonding; it’s a great time for parents to come together and offer each other support if needed. After all, who better understands the ups and downs of raising a young child than mothers and fathers of young children?
- Keep The Plan Simple
If the party guests consist of infants and toddlers, there are lots of different naptimes you have to consider. It’s practically impossible to plan for everyone’s naptime, so instead of trying to over prepare, keep the party quick and simple, and early during the day.
This also applies to the party theme, when organising the party theme, it’s best to keep it simple. If you need some inspiration, children’s television can be a great starting point, so consider party themes following kids TV such as Fireman Sam, Postman Pat, Dora The Explorer, or Pepper Pig.
- Keep Party Games Simple
What activities can you organise for the little birthday girl/boy and their friends?
We understand that with such a young age range, it can be difficult to think of party games and party activities for them. One idea is a baby race, parents bring one of their little one’s favourite toys and all the children are lined up, then a short distance away a parent waits with the child’s toy and the first baby to crawl to the finish line wins. However, what party game is complete without a prize for the winner? Well our party bag fillers section is filled with lots of different toys and treats, suitable for children of various different ages, such as these adorable Rubber Ducklings.
- Be Careful In Your Choice Of Party Food
We all know that young children can be very fussy with regards to what they eat. However, it isn’t just the little ones that you have to consider when planning for food at your child’s birthday party. You also need to consider parents, after all looking after young children can get quite tiring. So make sure that there are lots of healthy snacks and drinks for the grownups to enjoy.
Additionally, make sure that you also plan for any allergies or intolerances. So make sure that you ask all the grownups if they or their child have any dietary needs as early as possible during the party planning process. This gives you plenty of time to take any steps which may be necessary, such as making the party peanut-free.
Party Bags & Party Bag Fillers From All About Party Bags
We understand that with lots to organise, prepare, and buy; party bags can be very time consuming. Don’t risk them being left out all together, the children at the party deserve something extra special for the end of the party. Fortunately we have the perfect product for busy parents; Readymade Party Bags, and with a selection of 500 pre-filled readymade party bags to choose from, we’re confident that you’ll find something ideal for your child and all the children attending the party.
If you’re in need of party advice and you would like to read more suggestions for your child’s birthday party or 1 year old party bags, please visit the All About Party Bags blog. It’s filled with lots of helpful tips for party planning such as tips for organising themed parties on a budget, ideas for gender neutral party bags, and tips to help you minimise stress when organising a birthday party.
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