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10/06/2013 at 07:46
I know Ben's birthday is 6 months away, but as its 2 days before Christmas I feel I need to have some idea of what I'm going to do, so could you please tell me what you did or are planning to do for you're babies first birthday?
10/06/2013 at 07:59
For C - family party at home. Took him to soft play on his actual birthday. I can't remember party details, as it was 8.5 yrs ago...
For J - garden party. Took him to the safari park on his actual birthday. The party was kids from our family, and C's friends. We had some set games planned, but they were happy just all playing together, running around the house and garden.
10/06/2013 at 08:05
E's birthday was on a Sunday, so we had a party in our garden with family and close friends. Went a bit retro with jelly and ice cream too.
10/06/2013 at 08:24
A's was on a Monday, we did a party at home on the Sunday for 15 of his mates(never again!) and went to a farm park on the monday.
If you're planning a party I'd go for something like baby sensory or Jo Jingles.
10/06/2013 at 08:36
Ben's birthday is on a Monday so I was thinking of having a family day, maybe doing Christmassy stuff and a little party with our NCT friends and a couple of others who have babies of a similar age - I'm very tempted to do an organised one like you recommended BG. Then invite family for tea after at ours...hmmm lots to think of!
10/06/2013 at 08:48
For E - We went to the farm on her actual birthday, then we had a tea at home with my family. The next day we had a tea party at home for H's family
For S - we went to the local pub the night before we went away for a meal. We were actually on holiday for his birthday.
10/06/2013 at 09:04
We're using the hall at our Synagogue. With all mine and H's family there are about 40 people so there was no way I could do it at home. Once we knew we'd have to hire the hall, I wanted to invite our friends and E's baby friends too - if anything to soften the blow of having to spend an afternoon surrounded by 40 relatives, but also as I know we'll have the space. My best friend is coming over the day before to prep all the food with me.
10/06/2013 at 09:24
We just had some family and a couple of close friends round for a little party one day (probably went a bit overboard with the decorations, matching plates, cups etc!), then on his actual birthday me and MrDD took him to the zoo.
10/06/2013 at 10:33
His birthday is on a Monday so we'll do something the weekend before, probably a garden party/BBQ -weather dependent but it was bloody boiling last August so fingers crossed. I'm hoping to make his cake/cupcakes myself (so I'd better get practicing soon!) and a few decorations. For his actual birthday I'm hoping to persuade H to book the day off so we can do something nice
10/06/2013 at 10:35
We hired the village hall and had a party for 16 1 yr olds and their parents. It was basically all Zoe's little friends from NCT and baby yoga classes. We arranged for the music class teacher to come in and do 45 mins of that, and then the children had a picnic BLWing style on the floor which the parents also joined in with. It worked really really well for us.
10/06/2013 at 10:49
In laws did a tea & cake party for family, for friends just had a party at ours with all LOs baby friends, let the kids play & had tea, cake and biscuits for the kids. we each brought a present and let the babies pick one. For our daughter my family hosted the party, and we had afriend party as well
10/06/2013 at 11:12
#1 - was a Sunday in January so we hired a small hall on the day and had a party with some family and friends. #2 - was a Saturday in May so we went to our nearest farm park for the day with close family and took a big picnic lunch and birthday cake for everyone.
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