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Creative First Birthday Party Ideas

By Manny Kaloti

The first birthday party of your baby is one that nobody must forget – its purpose is to celebrate life, happiness and fulfillment. Fortunately there are several very appealing and creative first birthday party ideas that you can choose from. The key to finding the most suitable birthday party theme or idea is making sure that it matches the guests – if the guests are younger, then you can always opt for some party games and even inflatables. That being said, here is a brief overview of three of the most creative party ideas and themes: 

1. A Balloon Party 

Everybody loves balloons, especially toddlers who would play with them all day long. Besides this, the modern balloons come in all shapes or sizes, and the most appealing ones are certainly those that depict their favorite cartoon characters. Nonetheless, given the fact that this is a first birthday party where toddlers and children are invited, it is extremely important to only get mylar or foil balloons instead of latex balloons just to avoid the choking hazards. Also, it is important to make sure that there is at least one adult supervising the entire party. 

The good news about inflating these balloons is that you can easily do it with a helium tank – add a couple of rented inflatables to the party and the success is guaranteed. All guests will be satisfied: the little ones will play until they get exhausted while the adults can sit and chat without being bothered. 

2. An Automobile Party 

If there is anything children love more than balloons, it has to be cars. Toddlers, generally speaking, are very fond of cars, planes and aircrafts of all kinds, and the good news is that you do not even need to invest in expensive decorations when you can actually make your very own. You can easily create planes, automobiles and trains by using cardboard and different airplane designs that you can cut and paint however you want. Besides this, you can turn them into a great keepsake at the end of the party, as you will surely want something to remind you of your child’s first birthday party. 

3. A Storybook Party

Perhaps the most exciting party of all is the storybook party. This is a win-win situation where both the parents and the children can have fun – when the little ones get tired of playing around, they will surely want to sit and listen to a great story. Contrary to popular belief, stories are not exclusively for bedtime, and a storybook party will never go old-fashioned. A good story and a delicious piece of cake will certainly appeal to even the most demanding  toddlers. In the end, there is nothing more interesting than watching as all their favorite characters come to life, and this is precisely the secret ingredient for the success of every children’s party. 

These are three outstanding first birthday party ideas. However, it is important to remember that since there will be adults invited to the party, it is important to keep them entertained as well. That being said, opting for exquisite, clean and safe party rentals from 408 Jump moonwalks will certainly add to the party spirit.

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