Why You Should Have a Large Celebration for Your Child’s First Birthday

by Emma W.R. on April 24, 2015

If you are considering having a large celebration for your child’s first birthday, you have probably heard at least a few times, “Don’t bother. He will never remember it.” Well, your child may not remember this monumental day, but it is still a significant event in their life and in yours. Ignore the naysayers!

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A first birthday celebrates an important milestone not just for the little one but for you as a parent. You did it. You survived all those sleep deprived nights and hours of crying. Show off your precious bundle and make the most of this day. People throw parties for many reasons, but a first birthday will never happen again. I have been to extravagant weddings, then ten years later, at their second wedding. I promise you that a first birthday is a one-time event. Make the most of it.
Life is precious and every day is a reason to celebrate, but a first birthday gives us all a reason to throw a party. Take this opportunity to start new traditions and create lasting memories. I always keep a camera handy, but on this day, make sure someone is capturing every last detail. Pictures capture reality and the love of the occasion. As your child grows, you can share these pictures. My daughter looks back at pictures of fun times that she has no memory of because she was too young and giggles at the crazy images. I look back at these pictures and my heart swells thinking of all our family and friends who care about us. I love sharing stories of her first birthday party with her.
Enough said! Go throw your child a huge first birthday celebration then sit back and enjoy the festivities.

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Sadie Gunther May 21, 2015 at 11:34 am

You are 100% correct. This is the best time for you. If you take pictures, they will love seeing them as they grow up. My son took a bite out of the entire cake on his first birthday and we got the picture with the icing all over his face. It’s one his favorite pictures.

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Madalena T May 8, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Why not throw a party? It is fun to get friends and family together and a first birthday provides a great reason for it.

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Shirley May 7, 2015 at 8:26 am

First birthdays are definitely more for the parents/adults, but it is a good excuse to have some cake! It is nice to have the photos to look back on and the memories of the day (even if the baby won’t remember).

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Vannessa J May 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm

We had a big party for my daughter’s 1st birthday- relatives, friends, lots of small children, pictures, etc. But the one thing that stands out in my mind 30 years later was the candle on the cake. After she blew out the big number 1 wax candle, I turned my back for one second. In that time, she bit the top of the number one off and was eating the wax, wick and all! She did not even eat a slice of cake, the wax apparently was more tasty! Go figure 🙂

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Louis May 5, 2015 at 4:18 pm

We had a big party for my son’s birthday. He won’t remember, but nice to have the photos and the memories. The adults had a good time atleast.

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Marina May 5, 2015 at 2:14 pm

I must say, all the first birthday parties I’ve attended were really for the adults…not so much the child! A great time is always had by all…at least there will be pics for the little ones to see down the road!

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Lauren R May 5, 2015 at 11:15 am

I totally agree, my children’s first birthday is the one I remember the most. It was always a way to get all of “our” family and friends together; as they grew older they only wanted to have” their” friends.

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Tara May 4, 2015 at 12:54 pm

I have been to more than a few Babies 1st birthday parties & even though the child won’t remember, the parents will, it’s all about showing off your child’s 1st memorable year.

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Amy April 27, 2015 at 10:03 am

I don’t see why you wouldn’t want to throw your child a 1st birthday party… Tons of pictures and videos will allow you to share the memories with our child as they grow.

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