As with any party, you will likely want to pick a theme and decorate for it. This will mostly be for the benefit of you and your guests, however, but your guests are important too. Try to coordinate your invitations with the theme of the party in some way. This will give your guests an idea of what to expect at the party, and make the theme seem natural and fitting. Let your guests know the planned duration of the party (when it will start and end). This will assure that your party does not outlast your baby's temperament, and it will help in avoiding confusion about when your guests should consider the party over.
A first birthday party should always be about the birthday baby. By providing as many activities that will promote the happiness of your child, you greatly increase the likelihood of a fun time for everyone. A baby's first birthday party is a great opportunity for fun that will bring happy memories for years to come.
Wes and Carrie Fessler are firm believers in the institution of family. As parents of three, they noted the large number of forces -- multiple televisions, computers, text messaging, video games -- that are more about the individual. With so much pulling the family unit to separate corners, the Fesslers were moved to do their part to shift the focus back to the family unit. Together they launched the Family Fun Shop, a site chocked full of resources to fulfill that goal. You'll find loads of family articles, indoor and outdoor fun, family quotes and resources, along with unique, quality products -- all geared towards family fun! Additionally, Wes is a published author, with a collection of short stories, two novels (Dead Wrong and Awakeners), and his first venture of poetry, Spiritual Thoughts.
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