I remember going to a first birthday party of my mom’s friend’s daughter when I was a teenager. It was at her house, but it was a full catered affair with no fewer than fifty people. My mom’s friend looked gorgeous and radiant holding her one-year-old. She seemed to be having a great time. That was when I realized: First Birthday parties are totally about the parents. That’s totally awesome! It’s celebration of making it through the first year of your baby’s life! I was so down with this concept. It’s why I decided to have children, actually. Just kidding, folks.
Anyway, if you know me at all, planning a great big party with lots of important details is not my forte, neither is planning any small affair. My husband planned most of our wedding, even though I obsessed about the flowers–which ended up arriving dead. That goes to show you what obsessing can do.
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I’ve made a little poll about first birthday parties which I hope you’ll answer. What do you really think of first birthday parties? What kind will you have? Big to-do or low key? Click after the jump to participate in the poll!