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1st B-day - cake smash?

I'm planning DS's first birthday celebration.  His birthday falls on a Friday and most of our friends don't have kids.  I was thinking about having family and a couple friends get together for dinner, then do a little cake smash following.  I need some honest feedback.  Are cake smashes overdone or still kinda cute?  Family wants to celebrate, but I don't want a big to-do around it, since we have quite a few friends who've had a lot of infertility issues and I don't want to rub salt in anyone's wounds.  Do I send out formal invites for something like that?  How long is appropriate for dinner and cake smash, typically?  Alternative ideas for a low-key celebration? TIA!
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Re: 1st B-day - cake smash?

  • I've never heard of a separate "party" for a cake smash.  Usually parents either do a cake smash with a photographer to capture it, or they do it at the birthday party.

    If you're doing the dinner and cake as a birthday party, then just send out invitations, like a birthday party.  And by "invitations" I just mean invite everyone over - via text, email, cards, whatever.
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  • I wouldn't make these 2 events - as in going OUT to dinner then everyone has to go back to your  house.  Honestly- I'd probably just have a pretty low key pizza party (or something equally as easy) at home and then have cake afterwards.

    As far as invitations- it can be as formal or relaxed as you want.  Paper, evite, Facebook or text. 


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  • Thanks for all the feedback.  So, what about renting out a room at a tepanyaki spot and doing the cake smash there - the photog is a close friend.  It'll be all in one spot, yummy adult food, and plenty of space.  Facebook/text invites seem appropriate, right?

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  • Maladroit said:

    Thanks for all the feedback.  So, what about renting out a room at a tepanyaki spot and doing the cake smash there - the photog is a close friend.  It'll be all in one spot, yummy adult food, and plenty of space.  Facebook/text invites seem appropriate, right?

    Sounds perfect to me.
  • Maladroit said:

    Thanks for all the feedback.  So, what about renting out a room at a tepanyaki spot and doing the cake smash there - the photog is a close friend.  It'll be all in one spot, yummy adult food, and plenty of space.  Facebook/text invites seem appropriate, right?

    Your kid's not mobile yet, right?  My only caution would be a newly mobile toddler and those grills!  Otherwise, sounds perfect.
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  • Always overdone
    Skip the smash


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