I can’t believe it’s time to start planning the first birthday already! Where did my baby go? Cue the mom tears. Despite being in denial, I’m excited to celebrate our little man as well as our survival of the first year of parenthood! Originally I was all set to do it up big with a theme, but then I got real and decided to just pick a color theme and some patterns to keep it a bit simpler. Since Logan is too little to really be into anything or have a favorite book or character, it just made sense. As you can see I’m going bright and bold with lime green and ombre blues with some modern triangles and fun patterns thrown in there too. What do you think?
Now, my kids/first birthday party experience is very limited, so I really need your advice! We are inviting mostly our close friends and family. I expect some of them will want to get him presents, but I don’t want our friends to feel obligated to get him a present or to think we’re just inviting them for that reason. How do you handle that on the invitation and at the actual party? I also don’t want to make people watch him open presents for an hour (or us open his presents while he plays with paper), so if some people bring gifts will they be upset if we don’t open them? I’m thinking the party will consist of mingling with the main event being a smash cake. What else do you do? Any tips or thoughts are much appreciated!