Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1st B-day

My DD's 1st B-day is the day after Christmas. I am planning to have a b-day party in the middle of Jan(that is if her sister isnt here yet.) Do you have any good ideas about themes or things to get her for Christmas and her B-day i really dont know what to get her. She cant stand or walk yet. She really dont sit still of long she is constantly on the go.

Answer Question
 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:24 AM on Nov. 3, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

Answers (4)
  • Where she is Nov 3rd and where she will be Dec 26 or mid Jan are two different things. Get her a shopping chart to walk behind. It will help her learn. I don't think a First birthday really needs a theme, and it is okay to buy toys that will be used for the whole next 12 months or at least 6.
    older_mom

    Answer by older_mom at 10:55 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • Since her birthday is right at Christmas, you might want to think about starting a keepsake collection to make sure she knows her birthday is really special. Hallmark has a collection of porcelin figurines that are girls with a number for every year (1, 2, 3...) As for a birthday theme, anything goes at this age. I'd just pick a color or 2 and go with that instead of a character theme.
    Kimebs

    Answer by Kimebs at 11:35 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • Thats a good idea Kimbes thanks. I didnt even think about that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • A good sturdy wagon is a great first birthday present. Its not something she'll outgrow for a long time, and she'll enjoy being pulled around the neighborhood, or playing in it in the backyard.
    A theme isn't necessary, but if you decide to go with one, keep it simple. The color theme is a good idea. Its best not to plan too many "activities," just let the kids play. Your daughter will probably have more fun with the wrapping paper and boxes than with the toys...so don't stress out too much about the gifts. Also think about the cake.... You want it to be a special treat, but not something that's going to hurt her little tummy later on. Try to find a recipe that calls for a little less sugar, and maybe use something like apple butter or even whipped cream instead of a super dense, sugary frosting.
    Rachelou

    Answer by Rachelou at 11:52 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.