How to Throw a First Birthday Party?
A "how to" article on planning the perfect birthday party for your child's first birthday.
Your child’s first birthday is a very special occasion and is one that should be very memorable.
Planning the perfect celebration will ensure that everything goes well without any hitches.
Steps to take …
Step 1: Send out the invitations in plenty of time and request an RSVP by a certain date. This will allow plenty of time for planning.
Step 2: Decorate your house with balloons, a banner, ribbons, etc.
Step 3: When your guests arrive, allow them to mingle a little while and then begin some party games, such as ‘Musical Chairs’ and ‘Musical Statues’.
Step 4: Set out the buffet on a table, either inside or out, depending on the weather.
Step 5: Light the candle on the birthday cake and sit your child on your knee whilst everyone sings ‘Happy Birthday’. Then help your child to blow out the candle.
Step 6: Play some less energetic games; such as ‘Pass the Parcel’ or have a sing-along.
Step 7: Cut the birthday cake and place it into your party bags ready for your guests to take home with them.
Things you will need …
- Small notebook
- Items to decorate the house – balloons, banners, ribbons, etc
- Party bags and gifts
- Birthday cake, candle and matches
- Party food
- Paper plates, cups, napkins, etc.
- Prizes for games