Many parents don’t go to great lengths to celebrate their baby’s 1st birthday, but others do. It’s nice to be able to open an album of photos or watch a movie of a very memorable 1st birthday party. Even though your baby won’t remember his or her 1st birthday party, it’s important to make it special so you can share memories with your child as they grow. No, an expensive party isn’t necessary to show a child how special they are, but an album or scrapbook filled with pictures will show your child the time and care you took when celebrating their 1st birthday. Consider the following memorable activity ideas for your baby’s 1st birthday. You’ll create tangible memories that really will last a lifetime!
Make a Birthday Card Time Capsule
Parents usually save their children’s birthday cards, especially those received on their 1st birthday. As a child I loved looking at my old birthday cards, and I asked my mom for that stack of cards every now and then. It was an activity much like the games I played, only it was a trip back in time – a trip back to a place and a time I really couldn’t remember, but it was special just the same. I loved looking at the old pictures on the cards as well as reading what loved ones had to say on that very special day.
Activity ideas that can be saved forever are some of the very best. Save your baby’s 1st birthday cards, and create a time capsule. It can be an old shoebox or a very special scrapbook. Create a 1st birthday party activity by having guests place their cards in the time capsule. When your child turns 16, give him or her the time capsule filled with 1st birthday cards. They’ll enjoy taking a trip back into the past while reading the cards and sentiments. This gift will keep on giving when your child sees how much they’re truly loved by all, and it’s a very meaningful activity for birthday party guests.
Ideas for the Future
If you want to include family and friends in activity ideas, at your baby’s 1st birthday party, ask loved ones and friends to write a note that contains a special memory or something personal. It could be a wish for the future or a bit of advice. Collect the notes and place them in a scrapbook or photo album. Some day your baby will be grown and will be able to read the notes contained within. This is a priceless gift and one of the most meaningful activity ideas for a 1st birthday party.
Make a Fun Ball Pit for Toddlers
If you’re looking for a fun activity ideas for toddlers attending your baby’s 1st birthday party, how about making a ball pit filled with soft plastic balls and other safe toys for children under three? Buy a large wading pool, and fill it with plastic ball pit balls, rubber ducks, and other fun toddler toys. Designate a play area for small children, and let them have fun in the ball pit. You can find ball pit balls at discount stores and toys store, and they’re fairly inexpensive. They’re well worth the price for this fun activity in honor of your baby’s 1st birthday party. It’s one of the best playtime activity ideas since your baby will enjoy it too!
Another 1st birthday party activity that includes ideas to help make your baby’s 1st birthday one to remember involves family and friends and their unique photos from the past. Have guests bring a very special photo they think will make a nice addition to a photo album. Guests can show the pictures and talk about them during this fun party activity.
Much in the same way that the time capsule will mark the 1st birthday party with special memories, the photo album will also become very meaningful for the birthday boy or girl. A unique family photo album with carefully chosen photos is a priceless gift that will keep on giving for a lifetime. Get the entire family involved, and give these activity ideas a try!