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Age characteristics

The 1st birthday child will certainly enjoy all the special attention, but probably won’t understand what the day is really all about. You want your child to be as up and ready for the celebration as possible, so if you can, plan the party after a nap to ensure a smiling non-cranky birthday child.

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Keep games short and simple.

Sit in a circle and play finger games such as :

- The Itsy Bitsy Spider

- This Little Piggy

- Pat-a Cake, Pat-a-Cake

Guest list

The first birthday should be a landmark celebration shared with family, friends, close neighbors, and their children. There is often a wide range of ages, and the party should be planned in a way that appeals to both children of any age, and the adults.

Length of party

1 hour if it is just a few babies and their parents.