This post was written by Janette of Experimental Mommy in partnership with Babies “R” Us. All opinions remain 100% honest.
My new baby girl just turned six weeks old and believe it or not, I’ve already started thinking about her 1st birthday! I’m not, by any means, wishing away her first year. I know from experience (she is my 3rd!), that this is one of the most exciting, milestone-filled years for both baby and parents. Yet, I do love party planning and the celebration of life, especially of the first year that will be filled with memories and experiences. I know this is a year that will pass us by in just the blink of an eye. Needless to say, we have a lot to celebrate- we have a new little person who has added so much love and joy to our lives and this day is certainly worthy of recognition in a very special way.
I’ll never forget the joy and excitement that came with planning 1st birthday celebrations. For my first daughter, we chose an all pink princess celebration and for the second we went with a girly, shabby chic theme. At each party we were joined together with all of the family and friends who had loved and supported us in that first year of life. For both parties I was so glad to have Babies “R” Us to turn to for party supplies, outfits and ideas.
At Babies”R”Us, you can find gifts, keepsakes, toys, gear, clothing and party supplies- everything you need to make baby’s first birthday extra special. Below are a few of my favorite ideas:
- My favorite birthday apparel piece is this adorable onesie. It’s so festive and just screams fun.
- My older girls each had one of these Infantino Jumbo Shape Sorters. They were learning shapes and colors, working on hand-eye coordination, and having fun, too!
- Another great gift idea is the Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker by VTech. This walker allows baby to transition from crawler to walker at his/her own pace
- Does your almost-one-year-old have a favorite cartoon or movie character? A great place to start your party planning is with those ideas that make your baby happiest.
To celebrate baby’s first birthday and offer party day inspiration for parents, Babies ”R” Us stores nationwide will host a Baby’s First Birthday Event on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 11am-12pm. This event will offer fun activities such as story time, photo prop fun, and a Geoffrey the Giraffe growth chart craft. There will even be giveaways such as a complimentary Geoffrey plush and a special Baby’s First Birthday crown and balloon. This is a great way to celebrate this special milestone, prepare for Baby’s First Birthday party and to meet other local families and babies also celebrating Baby’s First Birthday. While you’re there, don’t forget to join Geoffrey’s Birthday Club. Birthday Club members are automatically entered for a chance to win a Toys”R”Us shopping spree and a trip to New York City.
Your baby’s first birthday party is the final milestone of baby’s first year. Babies”R”Us wants to help you celebrate in a big way! Happy Birthday, baby!