Sometimes it seems that time flies by. Just recently, we arrived home with a small package, and the first birthday had already passed. And before this event it was necessary to have so much to think about and make it so that the holiday was excellent.
Where to celebrate?
The first question that arises is: where to celebrate the first birthday? My two daughters were born in the cold season, and therefore it is impossible to celebrate in nature.
I believe that the best venue for just the first birthday is the apartment. Of course, I want a bright and unforgettable holiday for my children, but in a year old kids are not interested in animators and clowns.
And most likely it is a holiday for parents, because children still do not understand anything. But on such a day, you should definitely make good pictures, so that later the kids could see how their first birthday was going.
Who to invite?
It seems to me that many guests should not be invited. The child is still small, he needs a lot of attention, and if there are a lot of guests, then the mother will have to constantly engage guests, little attention will be paid to the child.
We invited only close relatives: grandparents and godparents. We also invited the cousins of our daughters, well, of course, with their parents. And it turned out quite a lot of guests.
Menu for the holiday table
Of course, I want to cook delicious and original dishes, but it should be borne in mind that we have to celebrate the child’s birthday.
In a year, children practically do not eat from the common table, but we invited other kids, which means that the menu should be made so that everyone is full.
I cooked several salads and snacks for adults, and also made two salads so that you can eat little children. They are beautifully decorated.
Best of all, if older kids are invited, put them on a separate small table. My nephews already go to kindergarten and eat on their own, we set the table for them.
When they celebrated the first birthday of the youngest daughter, the eldest was already sitting with her nephews. She was much more interesting to be surrounded by other children.
In order not to be boring for both children and adults, it is worthwhile to come up with various competitions.
By the way, I noticed that when other children come to visit, many long-forgotten toys get, and their second life begins.
For adults, I held a series of contests. The first one was like this: I made several jars of baby puree, washed the labels off of them beforehand and suggested, trying, to guess what the puree was made of. You can take broccoli puree, many adults have not even tried it and guessed it with difficulty.
Also offered to predict who will grow up daughter. You can also play the game Guess what it weighs. To do this, in turn, it was necessary to take the daughter in his arms and try to guess the weight.
Kids, by the way, can be entertained with soap bubbles and crackers. True, after the crackers a lot of garbage, but the children are very fun.
By the way, on the eve of the first birthday, as soon as we put the children to bed, my husband and I were engaged in decorating the room. Inflated and hung balls, hung pre-printed pictures and photos. Having thought out all the details in advance, any children’s holiday will be fun for everyone.
How did you celebrate your child’s first birthday?