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How long should a 1 year old's birthday party last?

(8 Posts)
Alabama100 Tue 31-Jul-12 13:20:01

As title says really. Is 2 hours too long?

savoycabbage Tue 31-Jul-12 13:21:15

I would do an hour and a half. Unless its just family.

Happiestinwellybobs Tue 31-Jul-12 13:22:27

We said 2 hours and it turned into 3 - that being said it was mainly adults!! If lots of children definitely no more than 2 hours.

Alabama100 Tue 31-Jul-12 13:24:29

There will be round 10 other 1 year olds and a couple of babies and lots of adults. Is an hour and a half better do you think?

Thumbwitch Tue 31-Jul-12 13:24:38

2 hours should be ok. I'm taking DS to a 4th birthday party this weekend that will be 2h long - that's enough then too.

DS's 1st birthday party was just family though, and a good friend volunteered her services as a party entertainer (she was just starting out, so it was good practice and of course I paid her) - so it was probably longer than 2h all up, but no one noticed. smile

Actuallylookingok Tue 31-Jul-12 13:26:40

A birthday party for a 1 year old is more about the family/parents than the child, who probably won't be that bothered. So however long you want to spend entertaining other people, bearing in mind that some 1 year olds love company and fuss and some will cry inconsolably until everyone goes home!

Alabama100 Tue 31-Jul-12 13:26:42

Thank you everyone.

orchidee Tue 31-Jul-12 13:26:48

Two hours is fine. It'll fly by and anything less could feel like too little. Enjoy the day!

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