Birthday invitations are almost as special
as the birth event itself. It marks the first year with your new
addition to the family and heralds many "firsts" during
the year. 1st
birthday invitations need to be as personal and special as the
event! Since 1st birthday parties usually involve lots of other
babies around the same age, an enjoyable party idea is a "feel-good"
birthday party. Have a common area that is easy to clean or a yard
area for lots of things for the babies to touch and "feel"
like natural materials, a wading pool full of stuffed animals and
other smooth, rough, soft and colorful items to encourage "touching".
It is LOADS of fun!
Birthday Invitations can include food Ideas
In your 1st
Birthday Invitations invite your guests to RSVP and send
in their favorite "1st birthday" food recipes that are
baby friendly and will not be age inappropriate. Not only will your
guests be treated to their favorite party foods when they get there,
your baby will get to try all of them ;-)
- party ideas
When you send out your
1st birthday invitations,
ask for an RSVP with a photo included of the guest's
own 1st birthday picture (to
be returned at the party). Carefully prepare
a 1st birthday tree display with all the photos carefully
displayed as leaves on the 1st birthday tree for a
very special table centerpiece.
The table centerpiece
creates yet another unique 1st birthday invitation
photo opportunity for all to enjoy and share for years
to come. Take a picture of the 1st birthday photo
tree and send a copy to each of your guests. Take
several angles so that all photos can be seen.
A fun and personal first
birthday game is "Whe She / He Grows Up".
Buy a cedar keepsake box or other special box. When
your guests arrive and get settled in, have some blank
first birthday cards ordered from ImpressInPrint.com
and enough ink pens to hand one to each guest. Ask
each guest to write their name, a small note for the
baby, and then write down what they think the child
will grow up to be (i.e. doctor, lawyer, brick layer,
construction developer, restaraunt onwer, chef, etc.)
On your child's 18th birthday, bring
out the 1st birthday keepsake box and go over the "predictions"
from you friends and family recorded during the party. Include some
pictures from the party in the box. It will be a fun and heart-warming
way to celebrate your child's 18th birthday.