Things to Think About Before Planning Your Child’s First Birthday Party

first birthday setup

As a parent, you must be proud and excited now that your child is about to have their first birthday. For sure, you want to celebrate this special occasion the best way possible.

But before you start making plans for this special event, you need to take note of certain things first. Here are some of them:

budgeting for birthday party


How much money are you willing to spend on your child's first birthday party? Before you even imagine your child's birthday celebration, you need to be realistic enough to identify your budget. Otherwise, you might end up making plans you can't execute just because you can't afford them.

birthday cupcake toys

Date and time of the party

The date and time of your baby's first birthday party are crucial since it has a lot to do with the availability of some family members and friends that you wish to take part in the celebration. If it falls on a weekend, then great. But what if it coincides with a weekday? Although many still prefer holding the party on the baby's actual birthday, there are some parents who are willing to hold it on a weekend to make sure people can come to the party.

kiddie party setup

Number of guests

Another crucial decision you have to make is how many guests you are going to invite to your kid's first birthday. This is extremely important since it can affect your choice of venue. It has a lot to do with your budget, too, so it is ideal that you come up with a number of guests that's realistic given the amount of money you are willing to shell out.

princess themed kiddie party


The theme is another important thing to decide on before making any concrete plans for your child's first birthday party as it will determine other key elements in the party. Actually, you can choose from a wide array of themes, including timeless ones like Disney Princesses and superheroes. Your chosen theme may also affect your choice of food, games, and favors to be distributed during the party.

birthday cupcakes


In order to throw a successful party for your child, you need help from a couple of suppliers. You may use vendors you know personally, perhaps even some friends who happen to have a background in events like kiddie parties. You may also search for other suppliers online. It all depends on you. What matters is that you can ensure that these suppliers can deliver what is going to be agreed on. The success of your baby's first birthday party is in their hands.

first birthday candle

Planning your child's first birthday party can be a bit challenging, especially if you don't know a lot of things about planning events. However, you can always depend on online resources and expert advice to be able to throw one. Good luck with the planning!

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