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jen black 2 kids; California 1854 posts
status 16th Mar '13

We are doing my daughters first birthday at a huge park by out house. It has a little train ride and pony rides. We r serving cake, chips, drinks, and hot dogs. It should cost under $150.

Bella_Chelle 17 kids; Pennsylvania 5415 posts
16th Mar '13

I had my daughter's at a play place called Seabase. It was The Little Mermaid theme. 9 kids showed up plus adults so around 20-30 people. It was too crowded and people left early but she had a blast and throwing the money away was so worth it. We only had pizza and cupcakes and treat bags. I don't have many friends and I just wanted her to have a good time. That was my main focus. We also had a small family get together.

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
16th Mar '13

Place: Woodmen Lodge party room, since my mom used to work there and got a deal. Food: Cake, pigs-in-a-blanket, chips, dip, fruit basket made outta watermelon, punch, veggie tray, sherbet, bear and balloon shaped cookies. Theme: Bears and Balloons. Outcome: I learned to never count on people ever again. Main mistake- FB event calander invites. First and last time doing that. Planned and spent for 45ish, grand total of 15 showed up. NONE of DH's family came, after they promised. Only one of my friends came, b/c soo many people wete sick or forgot

Cecily's Mama 1 child; 3781 posts
16th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting saageex3:</b>" I spent over 1,000 and it was yo gabba gabba themed. My aunt has a huge backyard so we did it there and ... [snip!] ... machine, a clown, a bounce house, and foofa. We had over 100 people that came too. My FIL loves to cook so he cooked everything"</blockquote>




Oh my. You did go all out!

Crazyhazel89 1 child; Erie, Pennsylvania 3994 posts
16th Mar '13

I am planning one right now..it is in 2 weeks. I am procrastinating a little bit..but it is at my SO's brother's dad's house (tounge twister lol) I want it to have an elephant theme..because elephants are my favorite animal and my DD's name is elliana.



I know there are for sure going to be 17 people going. i am going to make elephant shaped sugar cookies, have a cake. I'm going to make snow globes out of baby food jars. I'm going to have 7 jars...each jar will have one letter from her name inside the jar(to spell our her name) and on top i'm going to put a toy elephant with pipe cleaners and little fluffy balls so it looks like the elephant's trunk is holding ballons.

Cecily's Mama 1 child; 3781 posts
16th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Crazyhazel89:</b>" I am planning one right now..it is in 2 weeks. I am procrastinating a little bit..but it is at my SO's ... [snip!] ... to put a toy elephant with pipe cleaners and little fluffy balls so it looks like the elephant's trunk is holding ballons."</blockquote>




Cecily's is in about three weeks. I haven't even started. Guess I'll start tomorrow lol.

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6263 posts
16th Mar '13
Quoting kelsey054:" Where did you have it? How many people came? Did you serve real good or just finger foods? Was there theme?"



Had it at our apartment. About 20 people came.
For food I had- cheese + crackers, veg + dip, lots of fruit, pinwheels, these little pineapple dessert things, pasta salad, and meatballs, and cupcakes. - I think that's it, we had a decent amount of leftovers. Didn't do a 'theme' just decorated the apartment with pink and white streamers and balloons, and sparkly bubble streamer things behind the food, some stuff around the windows etc.. Didn't do games or anything but it went really well DD enjoyed it (except she had swimming + active tots before the party then didn't get her nap so she was tired and ended up passing out halfway through for a bit). Watched her 4D ultrasound video (cheesy I know but everyone loved it lol) and yeah, just celebrated her. It was nice :)

saageex3 1 child; New York 5777 posts
16th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kelsey054:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting saageex3:</b>" I spent over 1,000 and it was yo gabba gabba ... [snip!] ... over 100 people that came too. My FIL loves to cook so he cooked everything"</blockquote> Oh my. You did go all out!"</blockquote>




Yeah lol we did

Miyah ' s Momma (: Due January 3 (boy); 1 child; Cincinnati, Ohio 484 posts
16th Mar '13

My daughter's first birthday is coming up . My mom is throwing it . We are flying to Cali for two weeks for it . It is a Bubble Guppies theme at her house . We are inviting close friends and family . Idk how much she has spent on everything but she runs it by me before getting anything .

Crazyhazel89 1 child; Erie, Pennsylvania 3994 posts
16th Mar '13
Quoting kelsey054:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Crazyhazel89:</b>" I am planning one right now..it is in 2 weeks. ... [snip!] ... ballons."</blockquote> Cecily's is in about three weeks. I haven't even started. Guess I'll start tomorrow lol."

hahah yeah hers will be the 24th..i'm just sort of hoping everything falls into place. And i've already given up on caring/worrying so much.

Miyah ' s Momma (: Due January 3 (boy); 1 child; Cincinnati, Ohio 484 posts
16th Mar '13
Quoting Crazyhazel89:" hahah yeah hers will be the 24th..i'm just sort of hoping everything falls into place. And i've already given up on caring/worrying so much."


The 24th is my DD's birthday . (:

Crazyhazel89 1 child; Erie, Pennsylvania 3994 posts
16th Mar '13
Quoting Miyah ' s Momma (::" The 24th is my DD's birthday . (:"

aww! my DDs is actually the 27th..she was due the 23rd but the stinker wouldn't come out.

Miyah ' s Momma (: Due January 3 (boy); 1 child; Cincinnati, Ohio 484 posts
16th Mar '13
Quoting Crazyhazel89:" aww! my DDs is actually the 27th..she was due the 23rd but the stinker wouldn't come out."


Miyah wasnt due til April 14th but they made her come early due to IUGR

Cecily's Mama 1 child; 3781 posts
16th Mar '13

Would it be weird if I done a spring/eatery theme even though her party will be 13 days past Easter?

Miyah ' s Momma (: Due January 3 (boy); 1 child; Cincinnati, Ohio 484 posts
16th Mar '13
Quoting kelsey054:" Would it be weird if I done a spring/eatery theme even though her party will be 13 days past Easter?"


I dont think so it is all around the same time .