Are you getting any crap for it from friends/fam?
I think 1st Birthday parties are more for the parents than the kid. And as one of the parents, I don't want to host a party. I want to just enjoy him. I want him to get messy in cake, open presents, have balloons and take lots of photos. (I also have a 1yr photoshoot planned with our photog friend a week before his Bday.) We don't have a lot of family or friends with kids in the same age group, so inviting the kids we know would mean we'd be entertaining ages 0-17 as well as all the adults. We both have big extended families and quite a few friends, so there is potential for a HUGE bash. I just don't want to deal with it. I know the birthday boy won't care either way and he won't remember anyway. Not to mention, he doesn't need a billion more gifts, he was just overly spoiled by his grandparents at Christmas.
I mentioned to H just doing a pizza party for our immediate families (parents, siblings and our only niece) and he's unsure. All of our friends and other family (cousins, etc.) keep asking when the party will be Anyone that I tell about our low-key party thinks i'm being lame and tries to talk me into some big bash. Becuase of this, H thinks we should "give in" and host a big party.
What's with the peer pressure? Anyone else in a similar situation? What are you doing?