So, I am so not feeling a first birthday party for ds. It feels more stressful for him than enjiyable. I'm not really into baby eating cake either. So, pretty much dh and I are having a party for his family, lol.
Any ideas on how to make the party special for my lo instead of just the adults in his life? It will be a little stressful for him because off all the unfamiliar people who will be there. The only ideas I have are making cake myself, so at least I know what is in it, with fun little marshmallows on top instead of tons of icing. He will love picking them off, and has never had them before. Any other ideas?
Conversely, I am ridiculously excited about the private party dh and I are having. We are taking him to Chick filA and getting him his very first kids meal with his own chicken tenders and yogurt. Lol, I think I'm a weirdo.
Re: First Birthday Party...anyone Anti?
Soooo you don't like babies eating cake but you'll take him to Chick fil A?! I love both of those things so I'm not judging, just teasing you.
I'm not anti-birthday party at all, I'm quite the opposite actually but that doesn't mean anything has to be over the top crazy. You know your kid best but we had a decent sized first birthday for my daughter and she LOVED all the attention and people. It wasn't stressful for her one bit.
Your idea sounds good though. Small get together at home, make your own cake, blow up a few balloons (my kids go ape shit for balloons) then go do something special like Chick fil A just the 3 of you. If you want low stress then don't over think this. Your LO won't remember any of it anyways!
Oh it was cute, but ds cried about 2/3s of it. (He hates people he doesn't know staring at him.) He didn't smash his cake, lol, just picked a few pieces off with his thumb and forefinger.
Oh well, we gave everyone a memorable party, anyway, and got a ton of new books for ds.
Bummer My first kid was pretty shy at that age and cried when people looked at him. It sucks!