J.C. asks from Knoxville, TN on June 09, 2007
Planning My Son's First Birthday- Help Needed!!
My son is turning one in July and I am trying to come up with some good ideas. I'd like to get him a t shirt or something that says he's one and send out nice invitations. I don't like cheesy ones with teddy bears on them so I'm looking for something cool and hip. Any suggestions?
J.P. answers from Birmingham on June 10, 2007
K.S. answers from Hattiesburg on June 10, 2007
Try http://www.birthdayexpress.com They have everything you can think of and more. That's where i get my ideas from.
A.S. answers from Dothan on June 11, 2007
I have a couple of suggestions depending on how much you want to spend. I used Mango Ink (www.mangoink.com) for my daughter's birthday last week. They are a little pricey (16.80 for 8), but they were GORGEOUS! I also like paperstyle.com. A friend of mine used paperlicious.com and was really happy with them. If you're wanting to spend a little less, you can design your own at kodakgallery.com. I hope this is helpful!
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N.N. answers from Seattle on June 10, 2007
My son just turned one in May and I had so much fun planning his party! We didn't do any t-shirt so I don't have any advice on that one. As for the party we had kind of a "unique" one. I called it a "baseball fiesta", lol. Fiesta mostly because of the food. I am half Mexican so we had enchiladas, refried beans, and rice. We also had chips with salsa and homeade guacamole. The food was nice because since it was mainly soft stuff all the little ones could eat it. I had planned on a pinata (they have ones with pull strings for little ones) but they didn't have a baseball one :( As for the baseball part of it (mainly daddy's idea since he LOVES baseball) we all wore jerseys and mommy made two baseball cakes. A little one for my son and a big one for everyone else. He loved digging in to that! I found already made fondant at Walmart and it made the cakes look really good. At the Party America I found themed napkins, goody bags, invitations, etc. Not sure if you have one where you live but I'm sure any party store will do for whatever you decide on. I had to be creative for the goody bags since all the guests were around one but it was pretty easy. Just remember that most things will go straight to their mouths! In place of candy I did Gerber fruit snacks. We also had blowup balls for the kids to play with. I hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions!
T. answers from Mobile on June 10, 2007
Being on the coast for my son's first birthday our them was "Reeling in the Big '1'". Everyting was focused around fishing and fish. The invitations were pictures of him with a fishing pole glued to decorative paper with the party information on the reverse side. We then used snacks for the party as goldfish, fished shaped gummies, etc. The cake was even fish themed. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
C.R. answers from Nashville on June 10, 2007
try this website http://www.celebrateexpress.com/celebration/default.aspx?...
Or Party city has good dectorations. Our little girl is also turning one in July. Our family lives in chattanooga so we are going to have the pary there at Colige Park. There is a water fountin and merry go round. Fun Fun!
T.S. answers from Memphis on June 10, 2007
As for the shirt part of your question, we got our son (who turned 1 in March) a blue t-shirt with stars on it at Party City that says "Fun to be 1" on it. They have lots of great party supplies for first birthdays, too.
L.S. answers from Decatur on June 11, 2007
Check out www.Shindigz.com and www.birthdaydirect.com. I did a farm theme for my son's first birthday. Every since he could hold his head up he has loved the Baby Einstein On the Farm DVD so I decided on this theme very early. I made a big huge barn from the room decorators and a huge cardboard box and ordered a banner and yard sign from shindigz. My colors were red, yellow and white. Everything from the ballons, tableclothes and plates and silverware. We had chicken wings and fingers, french fries, cole slaw, baked beans and mac and cheese (I have a lot of family who helped!!!) I think I bought the cake kit from birthdaydirect, but anyway they have really cute stuff and also after you pick your theme check out www.birthdaypartyideas.com. They have a MILLION ideas on there and don't forget about www.orientaltrading.com (they are great)Hope I helped!!!!
L.L. answers from Nashville on June 09, 2007
http://www.zazzle.com/disney You can custom make him any t-shirt you want with anything you can imagine on it. I made t-shirts for my kids for our first trip to disney and they loved them. They wanted to wear them every day we were there (of course I didn't let them, lol). You can put his name, the date, whatever you want. They are so cute and really not too terribly expensive considering they are custom made.
T. answers from Chattanooga on June 10, 2007
Check ot the website www.kristiscollection.com She lives in the Chattanooga area and does home parties where she sells her stuff. She can do anything you want! She is updating her website now but you can view some of her stuff.
Is your son a ball boy or a car boy? Maybe you could do a sports theme or a race car with the number 1 on the side. Does he have a favorite character like Big Bird or Elmo? What about a royal theme? He could be the prince or the knight. Check out www.birthdayexpress.com for some ideas too. Hope this helps.