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My son will be one year old March 8, 2010, and this is my first child, I would love to know how to have a nice birthday party but not an expensive birthday party?

It's for maybe 15 people at least, and more and likely the party would be at the house, and I looked in Wal-Mart and let me tell you WOW!!! Prices have really been going up. I'm trying to go with theme of his favorite cartoon character Go Diego Go! I'm even up to making things, if you got an great ideal about creating, please let me know. I'm open to any advice!!!!


Asked by TweetyJones04 at 11:55 PM on Jan. 9, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Here's a few links with some Go Diego, Go party ideas.

    Hope these help! There are also a few groups on here about planning a child's birthday party. One I really like is simply called "Planning your child's birthday party" You might want to check it out!

    Answer by Miss_Kay at 12:02 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • we just did a park it was beautiful and nice and the kids all loved to play on the playground.

    Answer by stummegirl at 11:58 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • I usually get stuff at party city. For a 1 year old there isn't too much to do. My youngest will be 1 in March also. I usually just have family over. We eat, have cake and do gifts. I usually make the cakes myself. I google the character and then make the cake like the one I google. I make two when they are a year old. One for the baby to eat and smash and one for the guests.

    Answer by ldsdragonmom at 12:00 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • dollar tree stores? or big lots?

    Answer by vikings_beauty at 12:02 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • i bought john deere stuff and put it on a green cake, you could buy diego characters and put it on a green and brown cake like a jungle thing. then use brightly-colored paper plates and napkins that aren't characters to tie the color scheme in. even give away animal crackers to the kids as party favors. they have inexpensive animals in the toy section you could use on the cake, too. getting the "themed" party supplies is outrageous, look at a dollar tree for the other plates.

    Answer by angevil53 at 12:04 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • sorry just noticed the question not the explination. I bought most of my stuff party city but I went to the clearance section. I found lots of stuff there for me. Maybe you might have some luck too. They had a hat a bunch of other stuff...the hat was normally $12.99 I got it for 3.99

    Answer by stummegirl at 12:04 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • If you dont bother with the hats and party favors, do one decoration thats big then just the printed cake plates, you could cook rather then ordering food, mostacholi, sloppy joes, go far for cheap. as for the cake you could make it yourself, just get figurines that your lil one can play with after to top off the cake, if your doing invatiaions try making them you could do digital pic's with your sons pic then on the other side put th info on then you mail them and people can just cut off the info and keep the pic gives them something to keep....give yourself a budget for everything you need and stick to it you can do it :)

    Answer by wyattgrace at 9:24 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • i found my dd's bday stuff at hobby was so adorable..and we got her a cookie cake, which to me fed more bc it was so sweet..and we only paid i think around 20 bucks for it..maybe a little bit more but not much..and it fed close to 30 ppl (we planned for how many invitations to families we sent out lol)..decorations don't have to be in all diego, color coordinate, with red or yellow or what ever main colors are..of course, plates and napkins need to be dd's bday party we had a princess party..not disney, but the plates had a carriage on it and said once upon a time..and the napkins had a castle and said happily ever after (it's a little hard to describe how it looked), and we did pink cups and pink forks and it looked awesome...and the invitations matched..i only spent around 20-25 for invites, and decorations..good luck!!

    Answer by mom_to_kenzie at 12:59 PM on Jan. 10, 2010