Vida, when you say grown up, you mean no children? Don't bother with face painting if there aren't any kids. In fact. I'd consider keeping it really simple because baby won't remember it at all. First birthday parties really are for the grownups. In particular, the parents, who've managed to survive the first year!
I think Ewadun's suggestion really is the best. And we did do a big first birthday party, for nearly all adults. Ten years later, nobody remembers.(Maybe my MIL does. My parents would if they were still living. Everyone else? Nope.)
I'd've done better sinking that money into the college fund.
at 12:24 AM on Jul. 30, 2010