Baby is 1 and it’s time to party…but what do you do? What games do you play and how can all of this be managed? Well, have no fear, The Highchair Chic is here! Planning baby’s 1st birthday party can seem to be a little over whelming, however if you follow our few tips below, baby and her friends can have a blast without breaking the bank and loosing your sanity.
1. Plan your party around the guest of honor. If baby’s naps from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, plan for a 2:00 pm party (not to mention how thankful you should be for the 2 hour nap window). Also make sure that you feed baby before your guests arrive. It is also a good idea to make sure that baby has on a recently changed diaper before your guest arrive. A happy, clean, well rested, and full baby makes for a pleasant party.
2. Recruit plenty of help and assign them a task. If grandparents are available, make one in charge of baby’s needs and one in charge of receiving gifts. Make auntie in charge of the food and drinks. Charge a girlfriend with the task of games. Assigning tasks ensures that everyone that wants a job-has a job. It also keeps everyone on task and frees your hands to greet your guests and keep the party flowing.
3. Create a “play area” on the floor. Most baby’s at this age are still on all four or barely walking on two. Creating a safe play area keeps the babies all in one place and allows the parents to enjoy watching the party participants. Put age appropriate toys and activities in the play area.
4. Serve finger foods for the babies and adult friendly food for the parents. You don’t have to break the bank here. Sliced bananas, shredded cooked chicken, toasted oaks, cooked lentils, and cooked carrot slices are all great examples of healthy finger foods that can be served during your party.
5. Decorate and use your highchair and The Highchair Organizer. The highchair and The Highchair Organizer (www.thehighchairorganizer.com) is a must have for baby’s 1st birthday. The guest of honor will sit in the highchair while he/she eats and most importantly when it’s time to sing “Happy Birthday”. The highchair sits baby up high where everyone can see and allows baby to be in a familiar eating environment. Decorate the highchair with balloons and streamers in the party’s color theme. Use The Highchair Organizer to house baby’s bibs (make sure you have at least 3) baby wipes, extra pacifiers, snacks, or any other items that baby will need during the party.
6. Take plenty of pictures! Enough said here.
With these few simple steps, you can have a memorial event for baby’s 1st birthday party all while keeping things in order.