How to Plan Your Baby’s First Birthday Party


Baby Girl sitting on the floor with a cake and Celebrating First Birthday

We know that planning for your baby’s first birthday party can be both an exciting and nerve-wrecking journey. Fret not though because we’re here to make your life a bit easier!


We’ve put together a short birthday party checklist to make sure that you have everything covered, starting from the guest list down to the party decorations.


Whether it’s your first time planning a party or your second, these tips will help you organise an unforgettable (and COVID-safe) birthday for your little bundle of joy!


Guest list written on the notebook

1. Make a guest list


When it comes to birthday parties for babies, there’s no need to invite more than 10 guests.


With the constant changes in restrictions, try to limit the guest list to just immediate family and closest friends to keep the celebration as intimate as possible. Remember to check on the current restrictions to know the number of guests allowed in a single gathering as well.


Your little one is too young to be aware of what’s going on anyway, so don’t be pressured to throw a massive gathering with lots of attendees.


You’ll have more chances to throw birthday parties in the future, so it’s better to save the bigger events for when your baby can enjoy them!


Reminder: toddlers are most comfortable when surrounded by familiar faces!


Baby's hand and a marked calendar

2. Consider your baby’s schedule


You’re the one who knows when your baby is most active and energetic, so plan the birthday party around their schedule.


Since most babies are usually in high spirits during the morning, we recommend having an early party to catch your baby’s best mood.