for almost 1 year old girl. Something simple and affordable. Thank you
We are just having some family and close friends over the house for brunch. We will make a few things and then ask the grandparents to make some food too. Buying party sets on Amazon that include plates napkins, etc. Getting the cake at the local supermarket. Nothing fancy.
The park! Next to the playground, which is free entertainment. A handful of balloons, and a (borrowed or rented) table to put food and drinks on. Get food, drinks and cake from Costco. The first birthday is really just for the adults, so enjoy it!
I also vote for the park! Pick up a pizza, throw up some decorations, and you have a great time!
Pavilions at the park are a great idea. We ended up waiting too late to secure a pavilion rental so for us we just did a backyard party.
My daughter was a summer baby and her favorite thing at that age was flowers and pinwheels so I bought pinwheel decorations in bulk from oriental trading post that incorporated flowers and butterflies, etc. you can also get them super cheap on amazon. I didn’t do balloons but only because there were too many little kids at her first party and the regular cheap balloons are a choke hazard and the other type of balloons are too expensive, lol. Instead of goody bags for the children I did a piñata and they loved it. For food we did burgers and dogs, but pizza is also a good option. I asked people closest to me (sisters and brothers) to also bring a dish to pass to lessen the food prep burden.
If you buy the first birthday cake from king soopers, they give you a free smash cake with it!
We did a park and did the very hungry caterpillar theme. You can make a lot of the decor and food is cheap. Lots of diy
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