ktgrok Posted January 17, 2011 Share Posted January 17, 2011 When my son turned one I had no friends with kids, and we didn't have a big party. We just went to my parents' house and had dinner and cake. Well, it's 10 years later and now I have a daughter:) She is turning one next month and thanks to my local ICAN group and a mothering group I have mom friends now. I'm planning a party for about 15 adults and another 10 kids. I know that a lot of people go to extreme lengths for first birthdays. Some families I know have rented bounce houses, had pony rides, etc. We are NOT financially able or willing to do that. I've never done anything extravagant for my son's birthdays and I don't plan to start with this one. Especially since she won't remember it anyway. For example, for my son's 9th birthday we had a sports theme. He had his friends over and they played basketball, competed to see who could throw a football the farthest, etc. Then they made their own pizzas and had cake. They had a blast. The next year he had a pool party and hot dogs and cake, and last year he got to take 3 friends to the local skate park and then come back for hot dogs and cake. So I want to keep it low key and home made, like his parties. I just need some decorating ideas, or a theme, or something. Anyone? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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