First Birthday

Is it necessary to have a huge first birthday for my daughter?

  • Alexis
    Oct 11

    Nope! On our sons first birthday my husband took the day off and we took him out to eat, went to the mall and let him ride the little kiddie rides and just made his day special just the 3 of us. Then we had the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins over for cake. Nothing big or fancy. I was considering doing something bigger for his second birthday this year, but i think ill hold off on that kind of stuff until he's old enough to want to invite his own friends

  • Megan
    Oct 11

    We did a backyard bbq with our good friends. First birthday is more for you anyway. Babies don’t care.

  • Cathy
    Oct 11

    No! We took our son to the aquarium and then had cake at home. Just us.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 11

    I think it depends! Money is tight for us, so we’ll do cake and ice cream and sing and play but that’s about it. If I had more money I would definitely do something more!

  • Lianaivette
    Oct 11

    Go with your heart i wanted a big one for my son. I did everything the decorations the invitation everything and honestly didn’t enjoy bit at all i was running around doing stuff would i do a big 2 NO heck. I would say do a big one if you can afford to pay for stuff to be done. If you gonna be doing everything think 2 times. I dirint enjoy time with him!

  • Tanna
    Oct 11

    Do whatever you want! I had a huge party for my son, but I did it because I wanted to celebrate that way and also because I knew he would be an only child. If you want to do something small, and you are happy with what you are doing, go for it!

  • Jennifer
    Oct 11

    We just had a get together at our fav place to eat. He got gifts and we had good food. No big deal needed. They won’t remember it anyway

  • Jenni
    Oct 11

    Nah, big one year old parties are overrated. We did small, family-only parties with some games and cake for both of my girls, and their first birthdays were special and sweet.

  • Stay-At-Home Dan
    Oct 11

    Big 1 yr old parties are for adults. 1 yr olds don’t know about bdays just yet. Save money for a family trip or start a tuition fund.

  • Myrtle
    Oct 11

    No! We invite all of our friends and their kids but literally just have cake at the park and let the kids run around.

  • Sonetta
    Oct 12

    I hosted a big 1st Birthday for our daughter. Elmo even made a special appearance for 2 hours lol. The kids had an awesome time and my baby loves... Elmo, so that made me happy and I was glad I did it. I like hosting parties in general, so if you have the money to do it and not having a big party just because you feel like you need to go for it 😊

  • Vonda
    Oct 12

    We only did immediate family and closest friends. No way was I throwing a big party for my son. I don’t even do that for myself. We made food and a cake for all of us to eat. It was a wonderful party with just people who are closest.

  • Aravinda
    Oct 15

    No kids really don't remember anything, at the same time huge crowds make them uncomfortable where they start crying . Parents get frustrated.. all the fuss. Mom dad kid and immediate family will be the best way according to me.

  • Siobhan
    Oct 15

    We had a big party for my sons 1st birthday. It was more of a celebration of him for us! We lost our first son at birth and cherish and want to celebrate our babies. I know he won’t remember it, but I will ❤️

  • Valerie
    Oct 30

    Our first birthday spiraled out of control. My son is 22 months and we’re STILL opening presents from his 1st bday. ( were big believers of rotating toys, for our sanity and for the kid to have new toys every few weeks) For his 2nd were just going to have a big park play date, with the presents being hand-me-downs. I have so much guilt that our kid got so many brand new presents when he would prefer to sit in a an Amazon box with a stick. 🤣