Planning your baby's birthday is lots of fun, but it can be a little stressful, too. Of course, you want everything to be perfect, from the birthday cake to the games the children will play. For lots of great birthday ideas, check out all of our wonderful articles. Keep reading for a preview of some of our most informative baby birthday articles.
Baby's First Birthday Party
How are you going to celebrate your baby's first birthday? What kind of party do you want to host? This is a special occasion, and you want everything to be just so. What type of party should a one year old have, however? You don't want it to be too overwhelming. Remember the rule about corresponding the number of guests to the age of the child? Well, that can be a bit limiting when you are dealing with a one year old! Still, you'll want your baby to be able to enjoy her party, right? Don't plan a party that lasts too long, and make sure any games and activities are age appropriate. It also helps if you have several adults to help you monitor the little guests, serve the food, and take lots of great pictures.
Baby's Birthday Cake
There are so many selections and patterns for birthday cakes for babies! There are favorite television characters, such as Big Bird and Elmo, animal and farm themes, princess themes, and construction themes. It can be quite overwhelming! If your baby is a toddler, then ask for his input on the kind of cake he might want. If he can't talk, however, anything you choose will probably be fine. For more great ideas, check out pictures of first birthday cakes.
Toddler Birthday Party Ideas
Once your baby reaches the toddler ages, she'll be able to express her preferences much more clearly. She may even have an idea about the type of birthday party she'd like to have, especially if she has already attended other children's parties. While of course you don't have to do everything she wants, you can take some of her ideas into consideration. Toddlers love to play games, although organizing a bunch of two and three year olds can be quite challenging. Since their attention span is short, plan on several birthday party activities that don't take very long. You should also be sure you have several adults to help you supervise and organize the party guests. Read more for entertaining ideas for toddler birthdays.
Are you searching for that perfect birthday gift for your baby or someone else's child? Your present should be age appropriate. There may be safety issues involved, and you don't want to give a gift that is considered too advanced for a child. Some toys contain choking hazards, and these generally aren't advised for babies under the age of three. If you are unsure about what to buy, keep in mind that books make wonderful gifts that can please any baby.