First birthdays are such a BIG deal! I remember how excited I was when planning the first birthday party for my son Hayden and then for Olivia and Evie. Not only is it a celebration for your child turning ONE, but it’s also a celebration for us parents – way to go, you did it!
I remember preparing for Olivia and Evie’s first birthday party and the excitement that led up to it. I created a first birthday Pinterest board for all of my ideas until I was able to narrow down a theme. For their party, we did a cupcake theme since they are my little cupcakes and we had a lot of fun with that! If you’re planning a first birthday party soon, I’ve got some tips for you!
- Delegate picture taking to someone else. I was lucky enough to have room in my budget for a photographer who was just starting out and she came to the party to take pictures. I learned with my son’s parties that I wasn’t IN many of the pictures since I was always the one behind the camera. With someone else taking the pictures, you don’t have to stress about getting the perfect shot and you can be in it!
- Keep it small and simple. Even the most outgoing baby can get overwhelmed when 20 people start singing Happy Birthday to them. If you can, keep the guest list limited to close friends and family and make sure to schedule the party around nap time. There’s nothing like a sugar induced meltdown in front of your closest friends and family – um, not that I know!
- Make memories. Before the party, I ordered these personalized chalkboard posters and it was the hit of the party. So many people told me that they loved reading about Olivia and Evie. Make even more memories by having party goers sign the back of the poster with Happy Birthday messages!
- Shop at Babies“R”Us! That first year can fly by and I’m sure that you want to make this once in a lifetime event so memorable. That’s why Babies“R”Us is there to help you every step of the way! Babies“R”Us and Pampers are teaming up to ensure you have everything you need, from party favors and birthday clothes, to Pampers and Dreft, to make your day unforgettable.
Baby’s First Birthday Event at Babies“R”Us
Babies“R”Us is here to celebrate all your milestones and offers the best solutions you need for all your celebrations, especially your Baby’s first birthday! Is your baby turning ”1” soon?
Babies“R”Us stores across the country are hosting a “Baby’s First Birthday” event on June 25 from 11am-12pm. Come in store to prepare and celebrate this milestone with fun activities, prizes & giveaways and inspiration for planning baby’s big day. Activities include story time, decorate your own Geoffrey growth chart, photo prop fun and so much more! You can also learn about and join Geoffrey’s Birthday Club and create Baby’s first birthday Wish List too!
You’ll also want to check out some of the awesome deals they have going on in-store through June 25th! You can score a Pampers Value Box of wipes (808 count!) for only $19.99. Plus, save $5 off a 150 oz. bottle of Dreft!
Baby’s First Birthday Twitter Party
I’m excited to be hosting the #BRUBirthday Twitter Party on Thursday, June 23rd at 2pm EST. You’ll want to follow @sippycupmom and @BabiesRUs on Twitter. We will be talking all about Baby’s First Birthday PLUS we will be giving away 10 $50 Babies“R”Us gift cards! I’d love for you to join me there.
I’m also so excited to be giving away a $50 Babies“R”Us gift card to one lucky Sippy Cup Mom reader here. Enter the Rafflecopter form below.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of P&G. The opinions and text are all mine.