I have two beautiful boys and I have been lucky enough to celebrate many of their milestones – christenings, first birthdays, 5th birthday parties and everything else in between.
Admittedly, one of the most stressful parties can be the first birthday party. As mums, we put so much stress on ourselves to be perfect – we do anything for our little ones and want to give them the very best we can. First birthdays are notorious for being exceptionally stressful as our need to be ‘perfect’ increases 10 fold!
And it goes without saying that on that one special day we want our babies to be well behaved, stick to their routine (after all, the whole day is planned around their routine) and have that much needed sleep – they don’t.
That said, here are some of my tips for celebrating your baby’s first birthday without wanting to have a meltdown in the hope the magic birthday fairies will fix everything!