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Is a first birthday party necessary?

So I’m going back and forth on if I should waste money on a big birthday party for my daughter. However, I’m thinking “is she really going to enjoy this?” “How much money will I spend?” She would most likely be cranky or sleeping ,clueless, and probably stressed about it all. What should I do other than a party or should I do the party idk 🤷🏻‍♀️😩

  • Whitney
    Nov 17

    We had one for our daughter but it was really more for us. We invited our family and our friends and we drank and partied to celebrate our accomplishments of raising a kid. If you don’t want to go all out just make a smash cake and takes some pictures cause in the end it’s just the pictures your kids will remember.

  • Genna
    Nov 17

    You can throw a really small party for her that’s what I did I just did it at a park and spent around 150 dollars and it was good I mainly did it to get my family together to celebrate my son and he got some cool presents out of it

  • Kieli
    Nov 17

    Honestly I just bought food and cupcakes for my daughters 1st birthday and invited family so they could see her. After 2 hours she was ready for a nap so everyone left

  • Courtney
    Nov 17

    I spent too much money and went all out on my kids first birthday party ( we had it today actually). No regrets! She loved it, was happy the whole time, it gave her a chance to play with other kids and for our friends to see her. So many cute pictures with people that love her the most. I say do it. It’s a milestone!

  • Ángel
    Nov 17

    I usually go all out on the party food. And I get my decorations from the dollar store. 3 kids later and I’m sticking to it! They’re not going to remember the fancy decorations from party city anyways

  • Becky
    Nov 17

    We had my son's birthday at a park. We got cupcakes and a smash cake and light snacks for everyone. It was cheap but still a lot of fun, and you don't have the stress of having a house full of people.

  • Birdie
    Nov 17

    The first 3 Years the party is for you cause they’re not making memories. She passed out right after singing happy birthday 😂 she had a blast & we made some good memories ❤️

  • Abiezel
    Nov 17

    From my experience the first birthday is more for the parents than the baby. Our daughter was up and playful but we know she wouldn’t remember it. What we got from it was seeing her be happy and excited with the decorations and all the other kids playing with her, and we also got to experience a great time with family and friends to celebrate a year of our daughter growing. What my wife and I said was we would celebrate her first, and fifth, from there we rather spend our money and time making sure she gets to do what she wants for her birthday. That is my two cents. I hope it helps

  • Karena
    Nov 18

    I would just do a small party at your house. Invite some family and friends, have a nice meal, and a smash cake. After all that, the baby is usually ready for a nap, anyways.

  • Michelle
    Nov 18

    For our oldest we just had a handful of friends over to eat dinner, sing happy birthday, and watch him eat cake. For our second, it was just our little family and we sang and eat cake with a couple presents sent from family. The only decorations I spent money on was cake supplies, and a few decorations for the high chair for cake pictures. We live far away from family but if we did live close I would just have a easy short pizza party at a park with cake.

  • Julie
    Nov 18

    Not necessary at all, it’s mostly for the parents and to maybe get your kiddo some cool new books and toys. Having said that, my family is huge and we had a big party for her and it was a blast!!!

  • Samantha
    Nov 18

    Both of mine had 1st bday parties. I suggest spend money on props(eg cupcake, outfit decor at home) just for pretty photos to show her when she’s older. Invite people close to you😊

  • Alondra
    Nov 18

    We went all out for her first birthday party. It was good watching her enjoy it cuz in the moment she does enjoy although she may not remember in the future. She was very well behaved and loved the attention. But we are going to dial it down for her second birthday

  • Mike
    Nov 18

    I might be silly or a waste but with every birthday there are special moments. I had my daughters first birthday at my grandparents house. Sadly two years later my grandfather passed and and my grandmother passed this year. The pictures are priceless no matter if she remembers it or not.

  • Elena
    Nov 19

    My son was born the day after my birthday so we combined our birthday and made a single cake half mommy decor and half baby we did it at the park and I got decor from dollar tree mostly for pics but I asked for no toys but nessesaties they brought me diapers pull up and a potty wich help out he had a blast a d swiped for the first time it was April in Florida

  • Betty
    Nov 19

    I did my son 1st bday party and i went big. He obviously doesn't remember but it was more for me and my family & friends to Celebrate. We still have all those pictures and it's a memory I will always cherish

  • Shuishuipanda
    Nov 19

    They won't understand or remember... I did not do any party for my son's first and second birthday

  • Amy
    Nov 19

    We did a family get together at chick fil a. Simple and a playground.