Baby C turns 1 next week so we are having a family party on Saturday.
As Baby C is the 1st baby in our family for quite a few years she doesnt have any little cousins to invite and as I never really went to any groups I dont have many real life frinds with babies. I have a lovely group of internet mummy friends but they are all over the country (and even as far away as turkey!) so although I would love to invite all of them and their gorgeous children I think it would be a little far to travel for a couple of hours on a Saturday!
So we have invited our families and friends to celebrate Baby C’s 1st birthday with us. There will be about 6 children ranging in age from 1-9 there. I want to do little party bags but i’m not sure what to put in them. I also have to plan and get the food, drink and decorations.
I wanted to go for an Owl theme but havnt been able to get anything, so I have now for a spots/ bright colours theme. Well I can always save the owl theme for next year and collect things through the year. So we have cups, plates, knives and forks, banners and table cloths.
I am also sat making lists, of food and drink that we will need. I want to do traditional kids party food, jelly, cakes, crisps, butties, but also do some foods that the adults might like pizza and chicken. What would you suggest? What would you want to eat?
This unsurprisingly is the 1st childrens party I have ever hosted. Baby C is the 1st child, the 1st granchild, the 1st great grandchild. So this will not be a typical kids party as the adults outnumber the children by a good ratio.
What else do we need, Oh a cake! I am thinking of going to Costo tonight and ordering a cake as we will need enough cake for about 25 people. I would usually make it, and will be making C’s cake smash cake, but I don’t have time to do extra baking with my very long list of jobs to do over the next 4 days.
So any advise over food, party bags or anything party related that you want to give to a novice party planner, please comment and give me advise!