Baby is turning 1 in April!

@lisado (1230)
United States
March 12, 2007 1:56pm CST
What did you do for your child's first birthday? What about their second? Third? We went to a nice birthday party for a friend's one year old yesterday. It was fun, but I'll admit that all of the babies were so young that I doubt they'll remember it ever happening. We took loads of pictures, but do you think a party is a waste of time for infants? Or, how much is to much for their birthday party?
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@d1mpl3s (17)
• United States
12 Mar 07
My daughter is turning one in 2 weeks. My original plan was to have a huge house party with games, a moon bounce, pinata, and lots of food. However, when I calculated the costs, it was just too much and I realize that my child won't even remember that day. So i decided to have a decent party at a house with friends and families. I'm planning to have the huge party when she turns 7 which for sure I know she will remember and have a blast.
• United States
13 Mar 07
I think you should atleast have a small party.. Just for cool pictures you can show your daughter when she is grown :)
@funzone (86)
• India
14 Mar 07
I celebrate my baby's first birthday with a grand party. Yep, they cannot remember but you can make them remember by taking snaps and video cds which will be forever. On second birthday, I will be celebrating it at home, calling some kids from around and giving them and my baby gifts.
@cherriemae (3374)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
It's nice to have birthday's party for babies, though they don't remember the event when they turned 1. My baby had a nice party when she's turned 1, lots of balloons, nice cake, lots of children playing around, i took lots of pictures,it was really fun.Also, before the party, we went to the church to light a candle, to thank God for all of his goodness and blessing for our life and for my daughter. You can took pics, or videos if you have for your child to see that when she's already old..
• Grand Junction, Colorado
14 Mar 07
1st Birthday - This was at my youngest daughters first birthday. We had it at a park.
For my youngest daughters first birthday we did a birthday in the park with family and close friends. It was very enjoyable and everyone had a lot of fun. For her second birthday we went to her grandma's house, since grandma lives to far away to come to us. For her third b-day we had a small get together at our home. Her fourth b-day is coming up and she wants to go to Chuck E Cheese and so that's probably what we will do. I wish your little one a very happy birthday and I'm sure that what ever you decide to do you will have great memories for years to come.:)
@jimotman (633)
• Indonesia
14 Mar 07
for my daughter's birthday, I just gather with my family and have lunch, at our house, and take some photos, that's all. everybody who come will bring presents. It was my daughter's first birthday, I still don't know what to do with her second birthday, but I think it'll just the same, to save money than go out to a restaurant and having a birthday party.
• United States
13 Mar 07
It is not a waste I love looking at pictures from my childhood They are a lot of fun to look back at and my mom when we look at pictures will tell me stories about that day or something funny that happened
• United States
13 Mar 07
For my daughters 1st birthday we got her her own cake, she got to dig into it all in her own. It made a huge mess! She loved it though. We bough her an Elmo chair and some learning toys. The picture on her face was priceless. To me, theres never too much for a child on their birthday. My daughter turns 2 next week, and I can't wait. :-)
@chao168 (12)
• China
13 Mar 07
birthday party,i very love it .when my birthday come,my mater will ask what i want.At my brithday ,my mater did birthday cake for me .now ,i have a dream for this year,my dream is that my boss let me go home,so ,i can do my birthday whit my family.
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
i think giving a party to a baby is not easy to do, but if you have lots of penny and capable in handling b-day party, then why not give a kiddie party. it's not waste time if you really want your child to experience happy momments in his/her childhood.
@Bhutto (742)
• India
13 Mar 07
Let me wish your child a very happy birthday first.It is just a get together of friends and relatives as such the baby will hardly remember his or her birthday.I feel it is always better to ave this kind of partys.
@lpetges (3036)
• United States
13 Mar 07
we just had friends and family over and had cake and icecream.. i just found out this christmas, that all of our videos (they were on one), of my youngest sons birthday were taped over by accident.. it really has upset me. You can never get those moments back!! we were going to view them on christmas day, and it was a shock and disspaointment to see that it happened! i still am very upset-so make sure if you video the parties, you keep it in a special place!
• United States
13 Mar 07
My youngest is also turning 1 in April and we aren't planning a party. I think it is mostly pointless and a waste of money. If we lived closer to family and friends we might have them over for some cake or something but I don't do games and activities or anything. If anything, a first birthday is an excuse to get the family together but that's about it. They don't remember it--it is all for the parents. I didn't do anything special with my older kids, either. We'll probably just go out to eat (we do that we everyone's birthday) and have some cake. That's about it.
@cielo_22 (38)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
i agree with you that babies are too young to remember what did you do for them in their first birthday,i think party is not really important coz its only one day.you better keep your money for their future.just a simple dinner with close friends and relatives is enough.taking pictures is also good because when they grow up and they`ll see their pictures that will be a good thing for them to realize how far they have gone or they will notice all the changes that the time made.its wirth reminiscing their younger days.
@Mamaof2 (574)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
For babies 1st B-day...I would recomend something very simple! They are so young at this age and all the noise and excitment just overwelm them...resulting in a cranky baby. For my sons b-day...we just had a BBQ at our town zoo. Friends and family came, we ate (kids played) opened gifts and then most people went home. Some of us stayed and took the kids around the zoo...my son got in his stroller and slept the whole time we did this. I would say keep it simple but memorable and plan it around baby's nap time. If you can, put baby down for a nap and hold a later party...maybe 3:00 ish or something... That way baby is rested and up for a couple hours of excitment!
• United States
13 Mar 07
For a 1 year old just lots of pretty colors, cake and balloons with make their day! lol Take some videos as they try to stuff cake into their mouth and get it all over their head -- will be fun to look back years from now. Maybe a trip to the park or pony rides with you hanging on to him for dear life ! :o) At that age - they'll have fun and really not remember too much other than the attention and hoopla. Have fun!
@tboner23 (121)
• United States
12 Mar 07
well it is great to celebrate your baby's first birthday greatly and with alot of extravaganza but to be honest. A person doesnt start there Long Term memory bank until they turn 3 so i guess it would be fine not to have a great party BUT its always nice to through a great party with seseme street toys and a cute cake that they will eventually ROLL in like they are playing in mud. But congrats on you baby hope that goes well.
• India
12 Mar 07
you must celebrate the 1st birthday party of ur kid this u r invitng him in this beautiful world & these parties of kids give us some enjoyment 2 meet our friends & neighborehoods leave from job for a day and many els.... thank you
@GuateMom (1411)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
I think at this age, the parties are more for the parents than the kids. Although really, even if your baby won´t remember, if they are having fun, why should you wait until they are old enough to remember it? We didn´t have a party, but we celebrated with family. I made a cake and a big dinner and we had a blast. My son enjoyed eating the food and LOVED the cake. We took lots of photos for the photo album, too. :)
@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
12 Mar 07
DS's party was about 15 family members, 2 young cousins. We sang, had cake & ice cream, kids played with a couple presents and had some balloons. DS had fun. Nothing too stressful. I did make a Winnie the Pooh cake that took a while, but it was fun for me. DS remembered the song when we sang it at another party, and he had fun with the balloons. He won't remember it, but it was a positive experience for him.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
12 Mar 07
For his 1st we had a few friends and family over for cake and presents, took some pictures. for the second we went to the park and had some kids and family for cake and presents. For his third, we rented an inflatable bouncer and got a clown. Had a bunch of kids around he loved it! and it was about 4 months ago and he still talks about it.