A baby’s first birthday is a very special occasion for both a child and her parents. Any parent planning for the big event would want to make it fun and memorable for all the guests. But this doesn’t mean that you have to spend a fortune – there are many ways to celebrate the special day in an inexpensive way!
Follow these 3 awesome budget-friendly first birthday ideas for your little one:
Make the decorations memorable
When it comes to party decors, too much is well, too much. Like they say, less is more. Choose a simple theme (ideally a color or a character) and work around it. For girls, unicorns, mermaids or a pink and gold theme is common. For little boys, space, safari/zoo or simply a blue and white theme is chosen.
In addition, you can celebrate your baby’s first 12 months of existence by printing a photo from each month of his first year and displaying them in a party. Alternatively, you can also frame a photo compilation of his firsts and milestones!
Another budget-friendly nice touch you can add is a letter station. The idea behind this is that your guests will each write a note for the birthday boy/girl (their predictions or well-wishes), collect these notes and give it to your child to read when they reach 18!
Create a candy corner
In most kiddie parties nowadays, a candy corner or a treats station is a staple. While you can opt out of this, it would add a nice touch to your little one’s first birthday party. Some (cheap) treats you can include are mini donuts, chocolate or strawberry-covered pretzels, lollipops, gummy candies and cupcakes. These cute and sweet treats will also be part of your decoration so design them according to your chosen theme!
Include a DIY ball pit
All kids (and adults) won’t be able to resist some good, clean ball pit fun! So why not have one at your child’s party? Ball pits for hire can be quite expensive so it’s more practical to make one yourself. Blow up that inflatable pool you have laying around your house, fill it up with colourful plastic balls (you can ask around first who has them before purchasing some) and voila – you have hours of entertainment at your hands! This is ideal for backyard or outdoor parties!
These awesome budget-friendly first birthday ideas will surely make your little one’s celebration even more special!