(Found this in my drafts. I’m not sure why I never posted it)
It’s a major accomplishment for a first time parent to get through their first year! And sometimes no matter what your attitude is about birthday parties for one year olds, when you become a parent you still feel the need to acknowledge this specific milestone in some way.
For this event, we decided to go small, but still incorporate some of those keys features that make any party fun and memorable. Since all parties are so much more interesting with a theme, we went the Superman route! It actually worked out pretty well considering Man of Steel debuts soon.
As with all of our events, the challenge is to be as cost effective as possible and remain equally creative in the execution. I decided to supply a to do list of things one should consider when planning an event.
Party Type: 1yr old birthday
Date: June 8th
Location: Brookdale Park in Bloomfield, NJ
Theme: Superman Picnic
Invitation: Superman Symbol using all red, blue, and yellow
Decorations: Balloons; red, blue, and yellow, bubbles
Food: Chicken blt salad sandwich, veggie pasta salad, fruit, veggie chips, bundle, lemonade, water, pear pops
Ideas: Food served in brown paper bags
Guests: Adults and kids of all ages. Estimating 30 people
Budget: under $500
Activity: Bubbles, we’re in a park so there is a play area, bought sidewalk chalk, and beach kit
Favors: superman bandages or stickers