I am a kids party entertainer and it's my experience that the guest of honor doesn't always cooperate during a huge bash filled with activities. I have worked some crazy over the top parties too, the happiest babies I've seen had a party with their immediate family. They seem overwhelmed and get upset when being passed around to distant family members and forced to pose for pics with everyone. They tire easily, so my advice is to fight the urge to throw a large event unless it's very laid back like a picnic where naps aren't a big deal. I would still go with a theme maybe a favorite character, you'll get better pictures if a baby is surrounded with familiar faces and even music during picture/cake time. Have a blast and take lots of pictures, they get big so fast !
at 7:03 PM on May. 26, 2009