My baby is almost 8 months and I am starting to think about what to do for his 1st birthday party. He's my 3rd child; for my first child's 1st birthday party I went all out (he had a summer birthday) and had a huge bash at a park. It ended up being a disaster b/c it rained and I spent too much money.
For my 2nd son I invited much less people... had his at a childrens museum. A handful of people were no shows, it was upsetting.
I don't know what to do for my 3rd son's 1st birthday... I'm afraid of spending a lot of money and having people not show up, etc. At the same time we live in a TINY place that is crowded if we have more than 5 people over so a home party would be very limiting. Part of me is tempted to have a small home party with just family and close friends, but I feel guilty because I want my 3rd to get the same as his brothers, kwim? Another factor is everyone I know has multiple kids (including me) so I would want activities and space for older kids as well.
What did you guys do for your babies' 1st birthdays, what worked and what didn't? What did you do if you live in a tiny space? Or have a limited budget? When we had 1 child we could afford to spend a "lot" of money on a party but not anymore.
Edited by JFTB1177 - 9/28/11 at 8:14pm