First Birthday Tips

  • Keep the party short, and try and schedule it to avoid nap times where possible.
  • Make sure that at least one parent comes to accompany their child.
  • If older siblings are coming, prepare some party games to entertain them.
  • There are a limited number of games that can be played with one year olds, so put out a big basket of toys on a play mat or blanket for the children to play with.
  • Reserve one room as changing station, and one as a quiet room.
  • Don't forget to provide some food and drink for parents.