Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Happy Birthday Baby!!

Let's face it, your child's first birthday is probably more special to you and your partner than to the birthday boy or girl. In fact, the guest of honor may be overwhelmed, cranky, or simply oblivious. Rule number one, therefore, is to make it memorable for you and don't be disappointed if your baby doesn't cooperate.

Keep the day as simple as possible. You won't want to be stuck in the kitchen assembling fancy hors d'oeuvres; you'll want to be taking pictures, visiting with guests, and enjoying your baby's big day. Also, limit the number of invited guests to close friends and family only. A guest list of 10 may be too much for your little one. (Uh oh...I'm in trouble on that one. Our family is too large to limit the guest list that much!!) Most babies this age are experiencing both stranger and separation anxiety, so don't be surprised if he has a meltdown. (Yes, he is experiencing both!!)

1 comments, add yours here:

David said...

Hope it was a great day for everyone!!!