5 Ways to Make 1st Birthday Party Theme Idea Come True

1st birthday party them ideas and how to make the party a success and not a failure

This article talks about how to make a 1st birthday party theme successful and list five ways to make a 1st birthday party theme idea come true. Hollywood movies and television glamorize the birthday celebration with poneys, over the top backdrops, guest dressing in costumes to support the theme, and outlandish cakes. Let’s talk about five things you can do to make sure your theme party is successful for your child’s special day.

Birthday Party Cakes from Tinley Park Bakeries

“Where did you get the birthday cake?”, asks a mom to the birthday child’s mom. This frequently asked question is repeated several times throughout the birthday party. Something I observed over my decades of entertaining at 1st birthday parties.

Things I’ve learned about birthday cakes–an audience perspective.

  1. The fancier the decoration on the birthday cake the more people talk about the birthday cake.
  2. Chocolate is the favorite flavor among the guest.
  3. Doesn’t matter how pretty the decoration on the cake, it must taste good.

With this in mind, I decided to turn to my local Facebook community group and ask for a recommendation on where to get a great tasting cake in Tinley Park, IL. As I expected, I received many recommendations that had nothing to do with being located in Tinley Park.

Why a Local Bakery

If you have ever planned a party, you learn that driving a 60-minutes round trip to pick up a cake is not in everyone’s schedule. I know this from first-hand experience, as I’m related to the owners of Central Continental Bakery in Mt Prospect. Central Continental Bakery has supplied cakes for my family’s events for decades, which my guest go crazy over. However, I don’t have time to drive to Mt. Prospect for a birthday cake so I must find a local alternative.

Today, I am focusing on Bakeries in Tinley Park, but if Tinley Park is not close to you, don’t worry. The information provided here will help you at your local bakery and your 1st birthday party needs.

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1st Birthday Party at the Tinley Park Park District

Tinley Park Park District Logo Birthday Party

The Tinley Park Park District offers an excellent alternative for parents looking to have a 1st birthday party other than in their house. If your home is to small for all your guest or are looking to avoid hours of cleaning, then I would recommend the Tinley Park Park Districts rooms.

Tinley Park Park District Building

 

I’ve had the opportunity to entertain serval times at this facility, and here are some of the benefits I see.

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1st Birthday Party Venues in Tinley Park

Pizza Birthday Party Tinley Park

The first question that my wife and I faced when planning our sons 1st birthday party was, do we have it at a restaurant or home? You’re going to be asking your spouse that same question, which leads you to read this blog post.

We chose a restaurant for the 1st birthday party and all the remaining birthdays have been at home. You might be like us and feel the first birthday party is unique. 

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Saturday: Best Time to Have a Birthday Party

Saturday Birthday Party
The best times to have a birthday party based on the birthday age.

1st Birthday Party

Best birthday time: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The 1st birthday party will be one of the few birthday parties with kids of all ages, from friends with newborns to a family with kids in their teen years.  With such a mix of ages, your guests are going to have a busy Saturday schedule with sports, teens working, and let’s face it, Saturday is their day to sleep in or tackle the honey-do-list.

A four-thirty start time allows you and your guest to have a productive Saturday.  You will have plenty of time to ensure the birthday child has a nap, food is prepped (if not catering), and a late start ensures that family and friends can attend. This particular milestone in your child’s life should be accompanied by all the special people in your life.

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How To Have A Happy Child on Their 1st Birthday

baby napping before their first 1st birthday party

1st birthday party child napping

Parents, do you want your child happy for the first birthday?  Then you have to make sure they take their nap before the party.

I can see the look in the parent’s eyes as I walk through the door.  They are stressed, and it doesn’t take long to figure out why? The birthday child has the expression as if they sucking on sour patch kids candy.  This child is having no part of their 1st birthday party.  They are tired and need a nap.

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How To Get Great Advice on Planning a 1st Birthday Party

Planning a birthday party

It’s not a mistake to make a mistake, but it is a mistake to repeat the same mistake.

Monkey centerpiece 1st birthday party

Elders are wiser, so we’ve been told. So we ask them what they did for our first birthday party, they tell us, “Honey, that was years ago. I don’t remember what we did.” So we turn to our friends with kids. After all, they should remember. They have five. “It’s all one big blur,” they tell us. 

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How To Plan A 1st Birthday Party

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1st Birthday Party - Smash Cake

When my wife and I started to plan our son’s 1st birthday party, we asked our parents what they had done for our first birthdays.  “We had a party with a cake” was their answer — no useful information for parents looking for ideas.

We asked friends, and they would say, “Let me think, it has been thirty years, and I don’t remember what we did.” 

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Easy Way To Prevent A Major Birthday Party Mistake

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Pretty is nice, but tastier is better. The first birthday party cake sits in its glory; a thing of beauty created by a Master Baker. You feel guilty cutting into those layers of colored frosting and fondant, but once you have scraped off the sugar, food coloring, and decoration, you’re left with cake. If you … Read more