You’ve done it! You and your kiddo have made it through the first year relatively unscathed. When it comes to celebrating the milestones in your little one’s life, the first birthday is pretty high on the list.
Here are our top nine party tips to make it the best first birthday ever.
Eleanor's First Birthday Party (Daughter of Editor Amy Bielby):
"There were no clowns, princesses or over-the-top activities, just 50 family and friends celebrating and eating a “Very Hungry Caterpillar” cake. When it was time to blow out the candles, Eleanor looked at the cake, reached out a tiny hand and grabbed the lit candle. After a slight panic, all was well. Her favourite part? Balloons". – AMY
Juliette's First Birthday Party (Daughter of Art Director Sylvie Gosselin):
"We had a “cute as a button” theme, lots of family and friends and plenty of food. I decided to test my baking skills and made banana cupcakes with strawberry and cream frosting. Sounds good right? Wrong. Some of the kids were bringing them back because they didn’t like them! Turns out I need more practice. Juliette didn’t seem to mind; she was just happy to get her hands dirty and make a big mess". – SYLVIE