(Closed) First Birthday?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Snowden:  I don’t think it’s over the top. Sure, it’s more for you than it is for her, but there’s nothing wrong with that. And it’s not like you’re dropping $5k on a lavish party for a kid who is (possibly) not even walking or talking, yet (again, possibly. She may be doing either or both of those things, or more!). You’re just having a little celebration of the fact that she’s been in the world for a whole year. It’s a big deal as a parent!

I’m not a parent, but I do have dogs. And before you think that I’m comparing the love you feel for your daughter with the love I feel for my dogs, I’m not. I’m just saying that if I make a note of my dogs’ birthdays and give them a little extra treat those days, I can’t imagine the overwhelming excitement you feel for your daughter’s birthday! 

Post # 5
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Snowden:  Where I live people go “ALL OUT” on 1st birthdays. It’s as big as some peoples weddings. For example, I know a couple who rented the same hall for their babys 1st bday as their wedding! (Its THAT important). I’ve actually been to more 1st birthday parties than weddings!

That being said, I don’t think what you are planning is over the top at all! With my first son, we had a lunch party about 50 people with traditional luau food, cake & ice cream, pinata. Second son we had an intimate dinner w/ cake & ice cream. (We splurged a little more on his 2nd bday). Now for our third son, I want to do a bbq type party. We’ll see how it goes.

I say go with what you got!

Post # 6
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

i love celebraing birthdays. my Darling Husband didnt really do what my family does for birthdays and christmas. i love it all! and now he loves it to!! make it special just because you dont need a reason to celebrate a life!! make it a memory you will always have!!

Post # 7
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Snowden:  I was born on Dec. 27th and my parents had a HUUUUUUGE bday party for me. I mean HUGE. There was about 75 people there, they roasted an entire pig, I saw pics and I couldn’t believe they spent so much money on a FIRST bday party. Then again its a tradition in our culture. 

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