A first birthday, a first banner and a first blown candle is always special. The excitement is bigger for the parent than the “barely understanding”child. But for your child, you are going to make it better with us. We have carefully tailored some 1st birthday themes that would be glee to you and kind to nature which will excite you and most importantly your munchkin.
Go Large, Go Lavish
Make your child feel your “up-in-the-air” emotion by going extravagant. Let a royal invite in the kings and queens’ theme be sent across to your near and dears. Decorate the venue with bright paper pinatas of big tall letters of your child’s name or “ONE” and a birthday banner with triangles that tell the story of your parenthood from pregnancy to this day and can be kept as a keepsake. An elegant lamp lit tree with the month-wise pictures of your child will be bliss.
Here comes the fun part, keep a life-sized cuddling crocheted teddy bear or a bunny and hire a “costumed character” to say “Hi” and surprise your little guests with tiny trinkets. The “water-splash” activity will leverage the fun. Click your child’s pictures in the water splash tub and lawn with the pinatas. A tiered cake with toppers will be the icing.
A personalized brass/metal favor box that speaks of majestic ancient rules with sandalwood soaps, sweet meats and a gold plated hand mirror or a personalized goodie bag with funny Tanjore doll sets and a golden paper crown will do a perfect return gift.
Stay Green and warmth
Raise an environmentally responsible and empathetic child from the beginning, by throwing a compassionate and eco-friendly birthday party. Choose an outdoor venue like a farm or beach, where the scenery will make the best decoration. Put up a fresh juice bar with mild music and serve the guests in stainless steel or palm plates. Visiting and donating the less privileged will make the day feel good.
In an outdoor farm party, excite the kids with a farm ride, fruit and flower plucking, horse riding and naming the animal activities. In the indoor party arrange for a play garden look-alike, where they can learn and have fun with nature. A little human with a cloth tie, a shoppie child with jute shopping bags, Cow boy or cowgirl with a toy gun is cute poses for the photoshoot.
Favor the mini munchkins with Jute bags, Seed bags, Pull along animal sticks, Chola Dynasty’s Pallanguzhi and Wooden swirling tops.
A figment from the memory lane
Every child would have a tale of swallowing a bug or squeezing the pet’s tail or pouring the flour on their head. Pull out that crazy moment and spin your theme around it. A bright looped banner with photo collaged number “1” standee will lit up your emotion. Play a mash-up video of the moments of your child, with the wishes from their favorite people in between the party, so that your child can enjoy the light and voices. Let your menu have your childhood’s favorite dishes, so your child can travel down your memory lane.
A garden birthday cake with cute bugs or a cute kitty cake will go perfectly with your concept. Have an entertaining photoshoot with everyone pretending to munch bugs, making faces and capture the beautiful expressions of your little love. The more the props into the photoshoot the more the activity it becomes for the little ones.
Clay Photo magnets, wooden photo frames, Photo key rings, board books and kids miniature soapstone kitchen sets will be the best return gifts.
Pull and pin a rainbow garden
Colors and music are your child’s amusement at this age. Recreate a colorful fairy land for them to enjoy the party with colorful balloon in shapes of little monsters and bees. Stick on a floral birthday banner with a glittering embossed name banner. Let the cute rainbow cupcakes take over the usual cakes and have a colorful cake smashing party.
Bombshell your venue with buckets of vivid edible color paints and spill proof sheets and let the crawlers have flashing fun. Poses of your munchkin in a bamboo basket tied with colorful balloons or your cute little lamb plucking flowers from a garden will make you go awwww.
Gift the tiny guests with multi-colored coir play mats, vibrant kid’s bamboo dining ware sets, colorful wooden stacking rings, non-toxic crayons with coloring books and flashy channapatna dolls.
Yay, it’s time for the treasured
What’s more delightful to the kids than to enjoy all of their favorites at once? Pick the plan from their most-liked rhymes, best-loved toys and first words and host a memorable birthday party. Design a birthday chalkboard for the table; dangle the color prints or paper dolls of their adored toy or character for décor which can be gifted back to the guests. Fancy their favorite all over the cake. Is there a kid who doesn’t love “Old Mac Donald rhyme”? Decorate the venue with ducks and sheep name banner, clean straw around the cake and barn silhouette hangings.
Play their especial rhymes, dance and sing along with them. A baby proofed ball house tent and a peek-a-boo game for baby-parent duo to find the hidden toy which they can carry along as return gift will be relished by them. Make a photo booth with their special rhymes characters.
Miniature animal magnets, mini woven dolls, Palm treasure boxes and wooden farm house piggybanks as return favors will make their day great.
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Check for food allergies of your guests and avoid food with choking hazards while you decide on the snacks. A sleep-deprived baby is never going to enjoy the day, so go for an evening party after the afternoon nap that will keep the babies active. Avoid choking hazardous decors and party poppers that might cause allergy or eye-irritation. Food will be the least enjoyment for your tiny guests so have a simple menu preferably with finger foods. Don’t forget to have a variety and texture in menu because food can bore them easily.