It’s been said that the First Birthday is as much a milestone celebration for the parents as baby, one that says, “Phew, we made it.” For some parents, the First Birthday for the First Child is akin to a White House First kind-of-affair, and starts with fabulous, fun birthday party invitations.
Hosting a big party for baby is well-deserved for all of those who’ve helped you along the way. And since Baby won’t remember the affair except through photos (so don’t skimp on those!), it’s natural to compensate by surrounding yourself with adults who understand the importance of this milestone. Just make sure they have a good time. Use the First Birthday as a way to express thanks to your family, friends and neighbors who were there for you from the beginning!
Make Your First Birthday Adult Friendly
There are 3 simple ingredients that will help your adult party guests have a good time. Make the event more enticing by putting some of this information right in baby’s first birthday party invitations too:
If you are comfortable serving alcohol at the event, don’t keep it hidden. Your guests might not feel comfortable asking for it, so put it out on the counter, kitchen table, or wherever you are serving drinks. Display other refreshing alternatives too, such as iced tea, lemonade, or even a fruit punch that serves a large group.
A Real Menu
Don’t serve just cake and put out a few bowls of munchies…feature one or more substantial entrees. Barbecue, salads, sandwich platter, are all good options. Add a hot side item too, even if it’s something as simple as warm rolls.
Hire a babysitter specifically for the purpose of helping out guests who have young children. One of the hardest parts for adults with their own babies attending a large party is managing them throughout the event. Make sure other parents know where to go for napping, diaper-changing, kid-friendly bathrooms, etc. Put out extra toys and triple check your house for toddler safety.
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