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    HI

    DS turns 1 next months and after yes no, yes no we have decided to have a party. I feel kind of silly though because there might possibly be no other kids coming. DH cousin has a 18mth old and I have 1 friend with a baby but not sure if they can make it. I still want to celebrate for my little boy but it will probably be only adults. I am looking at doing a rubber duckie theme with rubber duckie cake, and other bits and pieces in a rubber duckie theme. Would it seem strange to still do this with just adults or should I just have normal food and a special cake.



    Thanks for any ideas.

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    Ben just had his first birthday and yes, i did feel like an idiot wanting to have a theme when we were expecting only adults to come. I made a special baby cake, and decorated the house with balloons and a big "happy birthday" sign.

    When it was time for the cake i was all ready to sing, but Dh told me that it's not the "thing" that German's do. So dissapointed all the old folk had already half demolished their cake by the time i had Ben's cake ready. I know this is all culture difference, but my point is, DO WHAT YOU WANT! Have a ball, decorate the house, and dont let anyone tell you you are being silly. After all, it has to be something that they all remember, especially you!

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    We did!! Zander had his best friend that had turned two a few weeks before, plus two little babies that weren't on solids yet. We did fairy bread, milk arrowroot faces & all sorts of fun things. I was determined that it was going to be a kids party, not an adults one even if the guests were all adults. I also said that the only music to be plaid was kids music. No-one objected, well at least not to me

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    Make a fuss because he's your little boy and he's only going to turn one once! Put the decorations up, do the theme and make this your memory for your little boy. Take the picture, do up a scrapbook of his first year ending with his birthday. You'll be so glad you did, later on down the track.

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    Do it! We did too. We just had DD's birthday and she turned 2. No other children came (except DS) and we had a lovely barbie party! We played only kids music, had kids food etc. All the adults enjoyed being kids again. If you don't do it you will probably regret it, so make sure you take haps of pics to show him later!

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    First birthdays are all about the adults anyway Little ones are still too little to understand it's all for their benefit.
    DD only had one other child at her first birthday party, but we still did the whole cake and decorations thing and made a huge fuss and we all had a ball.

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    Friends of DH's have a son (who is now 2), but they gave him a 1st birthday party. Unfortunate thing is his mum never let him go out and meet other kids, socialise..she never left the house. SO for his birthday they had a Subway party and they invited their friends. Had no cake, he wasnt allowed fairy bread or any party food. Just tin food.....

    Thats to me isnt a kids party......Chelsea will have a party when she is one.....with a theme and with freinds of ours and her own. She may only be 3 months old...but she has friends already!!!

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    When my oldest nephew turned 1 there was only 1 other baby in the family.. a month older than him.. and we had a birthday party for him with family. It was really nice i thought. He didnt know any different and in his eyes, his favourite people were there anyways, his family

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    lol we had an adult party for my first dd's 1st birthday.(most birthdays here LOL) everyone drops by after dinner with presents, then we do cake and sing, then the kids go to bed and the adults drink LOL.now the kids are older we make more effort on their behalf. they love birthdays - bree just turned 2 and we did the sunday arvo bbq for her during the day.

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    Thanks, i have decided to go ahead with it. I know if I dont ill wish I had of. I think DH is wanting it to be more along the lines of an adult party but I convienced him last night to have an afternoon party becuase that is when DS is always awake. No point having a party if they are sleeping.

    Thanks again.

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