Creative Ways to Celebrate Your Baby’s 1st Birthday
There’s not a single word in the dictionary that can describe the feelings of becoming a parent. Finally holding your bundle of joy in your arms; holding their adorable little hands with yours, there’s no way to describe the bond a parent shares with their child.
Your world naturally revolves around them. Their pain is your pain; when they cry, you cry; when they laugh, your whole world lights up. There’s no way to describe the feeling except that it brings you warmth and immense joy.
So when you’re preparing for their first birthday, you want everything to be perfect like their smile. But the last thing you want is something repetitive. Everyone seems to be doing the whole ‘clown and magicians’ thing. Not only is that old, it’s become boring.
So what are some fun and creative ways to celebrate your little munchkin’s birthday? Here’s what you can do:
Planes, Trains and Candy Canes
Hang up artificial crayon-like planes and trains around the house. Use a thread to hang them together. You can use them for decoration purposes and can even make piñatas with them. Add mini candy canes inside!
Cupcakes for Your Cupcake
Order cupcakes with your munchkin’s favorite cartoon characters on top and watch the magic unfold! Add glittering frosting to the cupcakes and make them even more special.
A Stuffed Animals Themed Birthday
Use stuffed animals to decorate your baby’s room and make guests wear party hats with cute animals on them. Surround the room with stuffed teddy bears and plushies. You can add sugar cookies shaped like various animals.
You can even pick one type of animal theme, like a teddy bear one. You use cute teddy bear ears that come as clips on your child’s hair. This will make them look like a cute bear!
A Teepee Party
Dress the apple of your eye as a cute little trooper! Turn your backyard into a gorgeous ‘camp’ where you can have a bonfire with your friends and still keep the party baby-friendly!
Create a nice little teepee for your little munchkin and his/her friends! They can play in them and be themselves. Add their favorite toys, plushies and blankets.
Hire a Photographer
Freeze those precious, fleeting moments forever! You’ll be able to look back at the photo album with a huge smile on your face. Hire a professional photographer to help immortalize your little one’s first birthday and freeze it on frame.
You can even get a cake smash session where you can photograph your bundle of joy playing with a cake, designed just for them!
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