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I’m needing some help with easy no fuss ideas for putting together a first birthday party??


Posted by mia's mummy, 20th July 2015


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  • If your not sure on a theme just do what your baby watches the most or what he or she has most toys of


  • Your baby isn’t old enough to know what the fuss is all about. Just have a casual family and relatives meal with a birthday cake. Just an afternoon tea would be suitable. Ask a few close friends if you want to. Your baby may be overwhelmed having too many people around at the same time. You need to think about that too…..and any allergies your baby has needs to be addressed. e.g. fabric that could come into contact with baby’s sensitive skin, medications that leech out of a person’s skin e.g. Iboprufen or Panadol.


  • I think a casual bbq at home with close family and friends is all you need for a 1st birthday.


  • maybe have it in the afternoon and just have finger foods rather then a bbq


  • I get friends and family to help out. Some I ask to bring a plate, some bring drinks, others bring games. I end up with lots of variety this way


  • Whatever you do don’t go too over the top. I have seen some ridiculous first birthday parties! Way too extravagant!!


  • Love these ideas as I’m starting to plan my little girls first birthday!!


  • We just had ours at home with the family , put up balloons, streamers and a lovely cake


  • Bub won’t remember it, but it is an occasion, so just invite family and close friends. Ask them to bring a plate each. Catering done. Balloons streamers and umpteen other things available from the shops for decorations


  • For my son’s first bday, we took a cake and friends to a placentae
    My son had only started to walk and had a great time, playing with all the toys and family
    No clean up and it only cost for the kids to get in!


  • There are so many good answers read here! BBQ I like them!


  • For my daughter’s first birthday we went to a local park. There was cake, chips, lollies, cupcakes, mars bar slice, cheerio hotdogs, dips, biscuits, waters and soft drinks. Some balloons and streamers but nothing excessive.

    Everyone either brought a chair or a picnic blanket and we sat around, ate, drank and unwrapped presents. The few kids that were there were able to run around the park so they were entertained. It was easy.


  • Keep it simple and plan ahead! A good idea is a drink station so that you don’t stand in the kitchen making cuppas! Also, a couple of different small cakes rather than one big one, as selection is often well received! I’m an event planner so I know I have to up the anti, but keeping it simple is so much more stress free!


  • We did a jungle theme, everyone had to wear a jungle animal, eg mask or ears, tail.


  • First birthdays are for the parents, not the baby. So arrange a lunch or BBQ with beers if you wish and some toys for the children and enjoy.


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