Baby’s First Birthday: Creative and Fun Ways to Make it Special

It seems like only a blink of an eye ago when you heard your baby’s first tiny cry and saw her first smile. Now your baby is nearly one – how time flies! While you may be tempted to spend money throwing a fabulous birthday party, it would be best to concentrate on what your baby would enjoy most and how you can create fantastic first birthday memories. Feel free to browse this list of creative and fun first birthday ideas that you can steal:

1. Make a special movie or a slideshow of baby’s first year and play it while everyone is enjoying cake or any time you feel is convenient.

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2. Hang photos and outgrown clothes from baby’s first year

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Or create a picture collage…

3. Set the birthday kid up with their very own smash cake

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Read: 7 Reasons a Smash Cake Is a Genius Idea for Your Baby’s 1st Birthday

4. Make your own photo booth  using a large frame and a white photo backing paper or any background of your choice. Add a couple chairs and booth props and have a blast!

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5. Time capsule cards. Try one of these versions for a child’s first birthday party:

  • Ask guests to write a note to be opened by your kid on a later birthday
  • Ask guests to put in their birthday hat or bib or other décor
  • Ask all the guests to bring something for the child to open on their 18th birthday
  • Ask guests for their predictions

6. Take a picture of your little one wearing a special birthday crown.

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Want one of these special crowns for your child’s first birthday? Please send a private message through our facebook page and we will respond as soon as we can!



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