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So...we may not have a 1st Birthday party for our son. The reasons because our families don't live near us, except my mom, who lives 5 hours away and said she would come up. But my inlaws live about 8 hours away and when I mentioned having a party my MIL expressed no interest what so ever, which hurt my feelings but whatever <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ( and even though she will be travelling through multiple states to go to here other grandson's 1st birthday, but that's a whole 'nother topic)<br><br>
Most of our friends don't have kids or their kids are grown and we just haven't had time to make a lot of new friends.<br><br>
My idea was for us to go camping together as a family for our DS's 1st birthday instead. That way it will be memorable for us and hopefully fun and interesting.<br><br>
I am feeling a bit sad that we don't have a huge group of friends or family or other children to invite to a 1st birthday party. Not sad for myself, but sad for my DS.<br><br>
Has anyone else not had a 1st Bday party and not regretted it?
 

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We haven't had any for our three either. We took them each for a family dinner (more for us than them obviously <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ) and made family memories. We don't have family antwhere nearby and are in the same boat - most of our friends have either much older kids or they have just recently started families. Ours are now 11, 13, and 16 and they are ok!
 

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Awww, I'm sorry. I can see you're disappointed and I get it. My daughter is four. All the kids in our neighborhood are in daycare or school, all my friends have much much older kids. She's not in a lot of activities because there aren't many and she has had some health issues. She LOVES other children so much and every year when her b-day rolls around, I feel terrible that I can't produce a bunch of kids for her.<br><br>
Will this be his first camping trip? First camping trip for a first birthday sounds AWESOME - it sounds like the beginning of a great family tradition!
 

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We are having a pretty small party. We just moved from Washington to Florida and have one friend with one child. My parents will also be visiting. I have only been to a few events but I am putting an invite out to the AP group I'm a part of...maybe someone will come!<br><br>
I've been to first birthday parties where it was all adults, so if you want to have a party, have one! I think the camping trip sounds awesome though!
 

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We don't have family in the area, so we didn't have one for our guy. And we aren't big into sweets so we didn't do a cake or anything. Mostly, I was okay with it because I don't think he noticed one way or another. But we did plan to go out to eat and someone suggested a restaurant to us that ended up being gross and yucky so my original idea of a low key nice day, went one step below that to too low key and not special enough. We are so out of it - we didn't even get any cute pictures. This happens too often with me - I want to do low key and casual (for instance, my wedding) but then it gets TOO low key and TOO casual. I figure he will be much more into his second birthday anyway. But a good note to self to step things up a notch so that I don't regret it later when it goes down a notch....<br><br>
Happy Birthday to your little one!
 

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Camping sounds fun! If you want to do a party, just do it with your friends, whom I am sure love your son even if they don't have kids. Hold a bbq and then just sing "happy Birthday" and do cake. I understand about the family disapointment, but as long as he is surrounded by people who love him, that is all that matters. Enjoy the special day!
 
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