Post # 1
Anyone have any ideas on what to do for a girl’s 1st birthday party in December?
I know 1st birhday parties are usually more about the memories and pictures (mainly for the parents since the babies wont remember), but I still would like to do something…
Where is a good venue to have it?
My house and grandparents houses (on both sides) are out. We cant have them there. Also, I cant stand Chuckie Cheese so thats out…I would like to know any alternatives that arent to expensive..
Post # 3
Maybe a park or somewhere outside? Since you live in the South, it shouldn’t be too cold even in December.
Post # 4
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: You are right about it not getting too cold…one day you can be all bundled up and the next day you could be in flip flops!! lol
A park sounds nice…
Post # 5
@MaybeOneDay: Chuckie Cheese is evil :p
How about a private space in a restaurant? You could even see if there is a bakery in your area that will let you do it and set up cupcake decorating for your guests. Kids and adults love this and usually you just have to pay for the cupcakes. Good luck!
Post # 6
@mwitter80: Im glad to see someone feels the same way about Chuckie Cheese!!lol
Thats a good idea about the bakery though…Thanks
Post # 7
A new trend in my area is indoor bounce house places. I know a two year old that just had a party at a place like this and there were several one year olds there that loved it too…
Post # 8
Why is your house out? To me it seems a bit silly to have it at a place like a bounce house or chuckie cheese or something when the child being celebrated isn’t even old enough for that stuff. Maybe just have something at a restaurant? Still kinda pricey though when you could just have people over and get pizza or something.
Post # 9
I stay in an apartment so it would be too crowded to have it there. Plus she has a good number of cousins (older and her age) that I know will be there. FH has a BIG family-well mostly cousins that are VERY close and so are their kids. They attend everything so i know they will be there. Alot of people i know have their babies’ parties at Chuckie Cheese no matter how young the child is because they have a wide range of children of all different ages attending. They have it there so that they dont have to find entertainment for every age group for a hour or hour and a half.
Post # 10
Does your apt have a club house? I know most of the places I’ve lived, you can rent out their clubhouse. If yours doesn’t, ask around and see if you have friends that live in an apt that has a clubhouse you can use.
Post # 11
Well we do have a clubhouse, but it is not somewhere i want to spend more than 5minutes in…its always packed with other children from the neighborhood (and they are quite disrespectful) not something i want to deal with on that day. But i havent thought about asking my other friends to use their clubhouse…i will look into that.
Post # 12
@MaybeOneDay: I unfortunatly have no suggestions because I am the least creative person in the world…but just wanted to say:
I HATE CHUCKIE CHEESE!…And at the one closest in location to us (about 12 miles) there have even been shootouts in the parking lot…I mean seriously???
Post # 13
@MaybeOneDay: That makes sense, my family only has like one baby so I guess I just didn’t think of it that way.
Post # 14
do you have a monkey joe’s? so fun, and they have an area for under-2. you could also have older friends and cousins have something non-babyish (you know how older kids are 😉 ) to do, since there are areas for just older kids.