My daughter's 1st birthday is in a month, and I'm going back and forth between having a big blowout party with games, or just having a smaller celebration with family! Would love to know your thoughts!

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  •   -   06/05/2018

    We took our first family vacation together. She ate cake on a beach blanket surrounded by seashells & sunshine.

  •   -   06/05/2018

    We had a first birthday party with friends for my first son, and then celebrated only with immediate family for my other children. I love party planning, but it's hard to find the time!

  •   -   06/05/2018

    We have a large family, and an even larger church group who feels like family, so a large party was kind of a no-brainer for us. That doesn’t have to mean extravagant, though! We bought hot dogs and buns, I made cupcakes and cookies, and family members contributed sides. The kids played lawn games, and it was generally laid-back and stress free!

  •   -   06/05/2018

    My first I threw parties every year and invited family and friends, but with my second, he cried at Happy Birthday and since then, we've toned down celebrations!

  •   -   06/04/2018

    We had larger family parties until my kids entered elementary school and then we only invited classmates with exception of our parents. They still come to our kids' parties.

  •   -   06/06/2018

    We celebrated the first birthdays of our boys just with family. Once they were in preschool we started inviting a few friends and the number increased as they got older. Now that they are older, we are toning it down again and just inviting a few close friends to celebrate.

  •   -   06/06/2018

    Had a large party for my firstborn with family, friends, neighbors. The second and third kids just got a family celebration. I think I realized I’d save myself the work of planning a big party since they were still so little.

    •   -   06/06/2018

      Yes! That's what I'm thinking- how much of this will she remember..none of it! ;)

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