While this is entirely up to you, remember that baby may get overwhelmed by a big crowd and intimidated by lots of other small children. If your baby is particularly shy you might want to consider inviting a select group of people.
Many people enjoy having a party at their home, or in the back garden if the weather permits. There are many places you can book for a baby’s birthday party but perhaps it might be better to save that expense for when they are old enough to remember it a little better.
Don’t expect to be able to do everything you do everyday anyway with a party to plan on top. Ask for help from a family member or even a childminder who can help you set up and keep an eye on baby for a bit while you enjoy the party.
Always check with your guests if their children have any allergies you should be aware of and try to steer clear of serving them at the party.
Don’t let anybody drink heavily at the party – after all it is still a child’s birthday party. At the same time, don’t be afraid to have a celebratory mimosa if you want to. After all, you made it this far, it’s time to celebrate!
Don’t be pressured to have a party, no matter how small, if you don’t want to. Why not plan a family day out for you and your family to the zoo, or a picnic. Pick somewhere special to you and make some fun birthday memories. You don’t even have to do anything if you don’t want to!
Create cute memories by taking some adorable 1st birthday photos complete with messy cake and balloons. One for the wall!