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  • #195559

    Hey all! My youngest boy is turning 1 year old in a few months. I was wondering if planning an extravagant birthday party would be worth it. I was thinking about it and I realized that he will not remember it when he gets older because he is only going to be 1 🙂 If so, how much should I do for it? Did any of you have any birthday parties for your young kids that you regret or love?
    Thank you!

  • #195568

    Great question! I think that a lot of parents are tempted to do a huge party for their kid’s first birthday. To me, it seems like it’s more for the parents than the kid. I did a small family party for my kids. It was more meaningful to have close family with us rather than a huge party where I had to be the host.

  • #195884

    I do agree it is more for the parents. As someone said to me, its for the parents keeping a newborn alive for the first year lol.
    For my son, we did do a big birthday party. We rented a spot at the park and I did it Mickey Mouse themed, which I did get “advice” from some people that it was silly because he does not understand but I wanted to do it, and I enjoyed making Mickey Mouse decoration and cupcakes. We did it at the park because we had a wide range of kids and this was something they could do and I did not have to find entertainment for them. While he wont remember, I will and he will be able to see pictures and what we did.

    Honestly, do what is going to make you happy.

  • #195900

    Aww, I think so! As long as the baby doesn’t seem stressed around groups of people of course. You want to have these memories. They only have each birthday once. Cherish each one. 🙂

  • #196292

    do what makes you (AND the baby) happy. Getting together with friends is always a ghood thing, but stress and spending unnecessary money not so much

  • #209159

    Agree with the above.

  • #220654

    I planned a huge party for my sons 1st birthday. I have a huge family and I spent most of the party serving food and making sure my guests had everything at the tables. We are Hispanic/Mexican and we make food that tends to have add ons like lime, cilantro, chopped onions, radish etc. The only time I spent with my son was piñata time, cake and the opening of his gifts. I think a small party would have been perfect. I remember it as tiring and I was about 6 months pregnant with my second boy.

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