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newmum2Jack Sat 22-Feb-14 21:54:25

Hi all, it's my DS first birthday coming up. Any ideas what I can do, everyone is asking me.... And I have no ideasad

tinyturtletim Sat 22-Feb-14 21:55:07

We brought dd a cake and just put it in front of her. The pics are amazing

FishCalledWonder Sat 22-Feb-14 21:58:29

Just had cake with family. Was lovely.

We asked everyone to give DD a copy of their favourite childhood book and write an inscription. So glad we did. She has shelf of beautiful books to grow into.

redcaryellowcar Sat 22-Feb-14 21:59:01

think itdepends what you want to do. my mum said for my first birthday both my grandmothers came over for tea and cake. for ds we had several versions of tea and cake, for in laws, and both sets of my parents. on the day ee took ds to pizza express and the aquarium and on the day after had two of hisd friends and their mums come for tea! think too many more people would have been overwhelming!

FadBook Sat 22-Feb-14 22:01:26

1st birthdays are about you normally grin

Not in a bad way but have a think how you feel, 12 ,months on, reflecting on pregnancy and birth? Do you want to be alone with DP/DH and DS or with family?

We did our own buffet of sandwiches and scones with pink fizz around our house, family and close friends of mine, nice birthday cake and lots of pics. This was a week before her birthday. On the day, it was just us 3 - I was v emotional! blush smile

sillymillyb Sat 22-Feb-14 22:06:46

We had a big party as it was after ds christening, and I HATED it!

Ds hated all the people there that he didn't know, I felt really emotional, everyone got drunk. It was rubbish!

Oh is 2nd birthday is next month and it's literally just me, ds and my mum. I'm hoping it will be much better!

newmum2Jack Sat 22-Feb-14 22:44:03

Thanks guys, great suggestions! Think I will break it up in 2 as loads of people and don't want to overwhelm ds. So maybe just family and then friends the next day. Love the book idea!

MiaowTheCat Sun 23-Feb-14 08:19:26

We didn't do much (granted I'd just gotten out of hospital with her new baby sister) - let her have a big wodge of chocolate cake, open her presents and just take photos... I think 1st birthdays are much more for the parents than the kids really.

This year I'm not sure what we'll do for her 2nd - possibly something like a meal out if I can find somewhere allergy friendly for her younger sister, or the zoo if we can afford it and the weather's nice as a joint treat in between the pair of their birthdays (DD2 turns 1 and then 3 weeks later DD1 turns 2 - expensive month!)

I found DD1's first quite hard to deal with though - it raked up a lot of trauma about the circumstances surrounding her birth that hit me fairly hard.

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