4 Ways to Have an Inexpensive First Birthday Party for Baby! by Jill Ceder, LMSW, JD

Parenting
a year ago
4 Ways to Have an Inexpensive First Birthday Party for Baby!

Baby's first birthday party can get very expensive – and stressful! Here are some tips to keep costs down!

  • Have it in your home, your backyard or a public park to cut back on rental fees or restaurant pricing.
  • If you do a theme, buy a limited amount of themed paper goods and then buy a bunch of cheap, white, generic plates, napkins and cups to fill in.
  • Have the party outside of mealtime and just serve snacks and dessert.
  • We splurged on some wine and beer for the adults. Baby's first birthday is really for the parents, after all! The child's time will come soon enough!

Happy birthday, Baby!

Sweet at One Felt Party Hat
Sweet at One Felt Party Hat $8
A perfect accessory for the guest of honor!
Mud Pie Baby Girls' 1st Birthday Crown Headband
Mud Pie Baby Girls' 1st Birthday Crown Headband $7
Felt birthday crown on elastic headband features glitter age applique and pom-pom accents. Supports March of Dimes with 10 cent donation per headband.
Dr. Seuss's Happy Birthday, Baby!
Dr. Seuss's Happy Birthday, Baby! $9
This fun-filled interactive book has elements to touch, spin, pull, and smell — perfect for inquisitive readers.
Dr. Seuss 1st Birthday Party Supplies
Dr. Seuss 1st Birthday Party Supplies $18
Party pack includes 8 dinner plates, dessert plates and cups, 20 lunch napkins, 16 forks and spoons and 1 tablecover.

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