Jenny Allan, move consultant at the San Francisco TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving company gives helpful tips on how to plan a first birthday party for your child. While this is a milestone in your child’s life, many children probably won’t ever remember their first birthday. Parents will remember the birthday more than the children do.

For a parent, one year ago today your child was brought into this life and they have many more years to continue watching them grow up to be fine young adults in society. Follow these steps to plan your party.

When parents think of a theme party for their kids, often it includes balloons, clowns, party hats, and favors; but for a one year old– as long as there are lots of pretty bright colors– they will love it. You can visit local party supply stores that have age appropriate favors or themes.

To find the best invitations for your son or daughter’s birthday, you may consider going to professional printing companies such as Tiny Prints or Invitations-In style. Allan has worked with both companies for her daughters’ birthday parties and vouches that they were great.

You can serve cupcakes, cake pops or a sheet cake from your local bakery. Or if you enjoy baking you own cake, look up Betty Crocker’s cake ideas online.

Pictures are very important because it is the beginning of your child’s footsteps through the years of their life. Allan recommends that you designate an area to have the pictures taken of all the children together. Remember that decorations resembling the theme should always be in the background when you are taking a group picture. This will create beautiful photographs as well as help your child remember the eventful day.

Games, activities and loud noises– such as balloons popping– may frighten your one-year-old. So leave these games until they are a little older. Why not have some musical fun instead, such as dancing with your baby, or playing a nursery rhyme. Kids at this age will need help opening up their presents but will probably love the wrapping paper more than the actual gift.

When planning the menu for a one-year-old, party finger foods are the best way to go. Finger sandwiches are fun for kids and for the adults try lasagna with garlic bread and a tossed salad.

There are many different websites that you can go on to help you plan for parties to lighten the stress on planning for the party.

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