For all parents, a child’s birthday is considered a whole event, especially if the baby is one year old. To do this, they decorate the room and order a cake, invite relatives and friends. Fun competitions are organized for the child, and guests are also entertained. Let the baby not remember these moments, but they will remain with him in the photographs and on the video. Not always parents can independently think over the structure of the celebration. To do this, you can use the ideas of other people’s holidays, refine them and improve them. A few interesting thoughts for the first ever holiday are described below.
To begin with, it is worth deciding how much money parents are willing to invest in the event. You can hire a host, animator, clown or magician for the holiday. These people will plan the entire scenario on their own. Parents will only have to purchase everything they need — balls, toys and gifts.
Firms providing such services, when hiring, provide several options for the celebration. It remains to choose the appropriate one or indicate your preferences.
Specialists take on not only the obligation to hold the event and cheer the baby and guests, but also decorate the interior.
It is more troublesome if the relatives decide to organize a birthday party for the boy themselves. Usually such preparation falls on the shoulders of a woman. True, one cannot do without help here — consultants of special stores can provide significant assistance in acquiring paraphernalia, and older brothers and sisters of the child and other relatives in decorating the interior.
Based on the budget, the following things are determined:
- number of guests;
- the time it takes to celebrate;
- place of celebration;
- the cost of gifts and props for decoration;
- providing competitions with prizes.
Important! Usually, parents remember videos or photos as a keepsake late. To capture the best moments of the celebration for 1 year, you can hire a photographer. If you don’t want to scare the boy with strangers at home, you can arrange with a couple of guests to shoot the event.
Another way is to set up a tripod with a camera on which the shooting mode will be set in advance in order to record all the moments of the holiday.
Choose a topic
For a boy, there are a lot of options for decorating a holiday. Depending on his hobbies, you can arrange the following.
- Pirate party. All guests can be dressed up as pirates, and the birthday boy can be given a cutlass from a toy store.
- Holiday in the style of superheroes. Children love to save the world, you can come up with many contests in which little guests will do it. Adults can pretend that something happened to them, the guests, along with the hero of the holiday, saved them (take care of the simplicity of salvation).
- An event where his favorite cartoon characters will be. One of the parents can put on the costume of Luntik or another character adored by the kid, thus the holiday will be more interesting and fun. The birthday boy himself can also be dressed up in such a costume.
- Holiday with animals. Giraffe, dinosaur and lion costumes can be found in many stores and some can be rented.
How to choose a place of celebration?
Since the child is small, it is advisable to take into account his daily routine. In order not to violate it, you need to clearly plan the event. First, decide on the location of the event. The best option for the baby will be the familiar environment of their own home. If the area of the apartment is small, and a large number of guests are expected, it is better to stay in a rented room. This could be a studio, a cafeteria hall, or a photography studio.
In this case, it is immediately desirable to discuss with the staff the availability of a separate room. This is necessary for the privacy of mother and baby. For example, for feeding or dressing a son, temporary rest. Children tend to get dirty often and get tired quickly from the abundance of impressions. In the summer, it is better to celebrate a birthday outdoors: on the river bank, in a park, garden, or in the country. This option is perfect if you expect an influx of guests with children. In addition, such a solution will provide space for games and competitions.
Decorate the holiday area
At a young age, a clear division by gender is very conditional. Therefore, when decorating a venue for a celebration for a boy, you can use different bright colors. Suitable shades are:
Red, orange, silver and gold colors will look vivid in small quantities. Decorate the room with compositions of balloons and Christmas tree rain, you can use garlands and flors made of paper or foil. For the celebration, a wall newspaper with photographs of the baby is suitable — from birth to one year of age.
A poster with the inscription “We are 1 year old!” will look great. You can cut out the meter number 1 from cardboard and drape it with a dark-colored satin ribbon. For example, blue or purple.
If the place allows and the presence of guests with children is planned, then a dry pool with colorful balls would be a great idea.
Colorful invitations for guests
You can call for a celebration by sending commemorative invitation cards to guests. Children’s cars and rattles, toys and favorite cartoon characters can be suitable as a background. You can do the design together with the baby — his palms can be stained with special paints and allod to make several prints on each postcard.
What cake to cook for a baby?
For a small child, a sharp change in diet is not always useful. Sometimes the cause of ailments can be an allergy to certain foods. So that after the holiday there are no undesirable consequences, this fact is taken into account. It is best to make a cake from those products that are familiar to the baby. For example, it can be a fruit cake already introduced into the diet.
For guests, classic fruit cakes are more relevant. It is good if the cake for the crumbs and the guests will be combined with each other.
The first birthday is not remembered by the child, but even a year old can be celebrated with fun. To do this, you need to think over contests and quizzes that can take all the guests. The first competition is opened by the hero of the occasion. Several items are laid out in front of the baby. Whatever thing the child will reach for — that profession he will choose in adulthood. It can be: comb — make-up artist, hairdresser; hematogen tile — doctor; bun or candy — confectioner; machine — driver; computer mouse — system administrator; the picture is the artist; ruler — mathematician or physicist.
For a fun pastime, you will need ping-pong balls. On each of them they write with a marker an obligation to the birthday man. For example: going to an amusement park, buying a scooter, gifting a certain item for a dding, etc. Before the competition, they put the balls in a shallow basin, covered with flour. They do this so that the loose mixture hides the objects completely. The participating guest must take out the object with the inscription without hands, and then state the obligation loudly and publicly.
The boy will not be able to participate in this competition, but what is happening will certainly interest him.
Since the theme of the holiday is the first birthday, the theme of the competitions should correspondb. To do this, buy nipples for bottles. In the right place on the nipple, you need to make a hole, and then put them on bottles of 0.5 liters. Bottles can be filled with lemonade for children, and champagne for adults. After that distribute them all. The one who will deal with the liquid faster, he won.
Karaoke is great fun for kids. If there is no way to turn on the music, you can give the kids rattles and children’s instruments, squeaking ducks are also suitable. Children will independently accompany themselves and sing. You can arrange real races, but not on cars, but on dads and moms. Children have to saddle their parents and get to a certain place. Whoever is faster gets the prize.
Be sure to take care of the awards for contests for guests. This will give interest and sharpness to the fight. The prize may be:
- keychain or magnet with the image of the hero of the occasion;
- cockerel on a stick;
- small bar of chocolate.
After the end of the contests, you can arrange watching cartoons with your family. It’s better to watch them on a big screen with a projector, but a regular TV will do just fine. Adults at this moment can prepare a table with food and gifts for the child.
What are the best gifts to give a one year old baby?
The obligatory program of the holiday is the presentation of gifts to the birthday man. Agree with guests about the type of gifts. Gifts of small items are not allod. Any kid will be happy with a designer with large parts and a typewriter. If the boy is creative, he will like paints, pencils and felt-tip pens. Soft toys and musical instruments will also please the baby.