A Baby’s first birthday can feel like a huge milestone and to make it to one is a long time and a big deal. However, it can seem a bit strange organizing a big party.
What alternatives are there to a big loud first birthday bash which might be too loud and too long for your little one?
The zoo, aquarium, or nature park are all good choices for a little one. It allows them to see and experience something with you.
It also takes the stress out of planning and organizing something else or having it at home. They are well-known for having a range of indoor and outdoor activities so you are covered for bad weather too.
Another easy one for your little one first birthday is a simple Teddy Bear’s Picnic. Sandwiches, birthday cake, juice, some nibbles like carrots and cucumber sticks with some potato chips will be all the food you need. Take some picnic blankets and sing a few songs with your teddies.
This can be in a park, your backyard, or even in your living room. If you like something a bit more refined, take the same approach but with an “Afternoon Tea” at home. It offers the same kind of fun as a picnic, but with a bit more refinement for adults!
A play area is a good retreat for children’s parties whatever their age. Little slides and ball pools, things to push around are always fun and especially if bigger children are invited. If you want something a bit more exclusive for your baby's first birthday, everyone loves a bouncy castle.
This is true of anyone under half a century and it will entertain every party-goer; just make sure similar ages go on together as a boisterous teen and a one-year-old won’t mix well there.
There are so many different options for your little one on their first birthday, they are bound to enjoy it!
Check our Ultimate Guide to Preparing for and Celebrating Your Child’s First Birthday. Know the different first birthday ideas and how you can prepare for, plan, and throw the best first birthday party ever!
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