Congratulations your little one is turning 1 and it's time to celebrate this special milestone! It's a milestone that is celebrated with friends and family at home, at a venue, or outdoors. If you are throwing a party to celebrate your little one, here is the ultimate checklist and guideline to making the celebration memorable!
First, pick a unique theme and color scheme that fits your preferences and your child's personality. We created a One in a Melon 1st birthday party last August as baby Nora's favorite snack was watermelons and her birthday was in the summer.
After picking the party's theme, it is time to decide on guest count and location of the party. We highly recommend a weekend party as most guests have obligations during the week. The location of your event can be either at home, in your backyard, a local venue, or local park. We recommend securing a venue 6+ months from the party date as event venues are booked by wedding parties months in advance.
After that, it is time to find the vendors and rentals that go with your theme and venue. If you plan to have many guests or would like a beautiful styled party we recommend hiring a local event planner that can find local vendors, create color palettes, designs to go with your preferred theme. This will save you time and stress as you won't need to set up and clean up party items the day of the event.
Here is what we recommend to our clients initially when helping them plan for a 1st birthday party. Items can be removed or added on based on guest count, what the venue provides, and the event theme:
Happy planning! If you use our list then don't forget to tag us @lumiaccents on social media.