A birthday brunch
If you’re looking to have a more informal, intimate gathering with family and close friends, a casual birthday brunch may be just what you’re looking for. Choose your favorite brunch spot or host it right in your own home. Instead of giving your baby a cake, photograph him or her eating his or her first taste of a pancake or waffle. Feel free to stick a candle in the breakfast creation.
Bubbles and balloons
Keep the theme simple by sticking with bubbles and balloons – two things kids love! Amp up a plain balloon by attaching crepe-paper circles and stripes with double-stick tape. Offer your guests bubbles to blow and take home.
Have your party guests write a memory of your baby’s first year, or a blessing for the little birthday boy or girl. Take a picture of each guest with the child and combine all of the words and photos into a baby scrapbook your child will love to look back on when he or she is older.