Saturday: Best Time to Have a 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

Parents, do you want your child to be happy for the first birthday?  Then, you have to ensure they 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 an expression as if they are 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

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 asked them what they did for our first birthday party, and they told 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

mother and a little baby sitting with a birthday 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

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

What do you get a 1 year old for a present?

Here is the scenario; your cousin invites you to their child’s first birthday party.  It is going to be this weekend, and you have no idea what to get.  Well, join the club.  It is a tricky thing, a birthday present.  You never know what the parents are expecting.  Do you buy something for the … Read more

Planning A Child’s 1st Birthday Party And Making It Special

Define what you’re good at. Can you cook, craft, bake, or organize? What skills do you bring to the party?

Define what others are good at doing.  My wife has often told me, “Honey, I need some balloon decorations, like superheroes.” I’m a professional balloon entertainer, which is no big deal, but my wife would not ask her brother-in-law, the electrician, to make balloon figures. 

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8 Practical Reasons Why Not to Haveing a First Birthday Parties at Home

Avoid the 1st Birthday House Party

Having a party at home is economical compared to the expense of a banquet hall. However, it doesn’t always make sense to have some parties in a house.

First birthday parties are such beautiful occasions. Unlike other birthday parties, they are usually large gatherings and require extra planning and money. Here are eight practical reasons why having a 1st birthday at an alternate location makes sense.


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Disaster at Babies 1st Birthday Party

There is a birthday cake on the floor, family members show up late, the restaurant overbooks the room, the birthday child is extra cranky, and the parents have the flu. First birthdays have become a stressful event for parents, with many things they cannot micromanage. The pressure to plan the perfect party with all the … Read more