Yesterday our twins had their first birthday and to celebrate we had some party hats, an ice cream cake and a few close friends over. It was nothing huge and fancy but it was fun. We didn’t see a point in spending hundreds of dollars on a party that only we would remember and end up cleaning the entire next day.
As a new mom.. I did learn a few things!
1) Babies love messes.. no matter what kind of mess it is and they will ALWAYS throw it on the floor, especially our daughter, so put some kind of table cloth or tarp down under their high chairs! Our son was, to my surprise, a bit neater and actually tried using the spoon for his ice cream cake. Our daughter on the other hand was hands on with everything and had it everywhere. She didn’t even want to bother with a spoon.
2) A new toy is a new toy.. no matter how extravagant it might be and they seem to prefer the more simple toys. Our twins got a few toys and clothes for their birthday. They received flashy toys will all kinds of lights and sounds but those didn’t compare to their new simple stuffed animals some friends got them. They loved those stuff animals so much, they fell asleep playing with them and still had to have them this morning when we came downstairs.
3) Whenever daddy offers to help.. be cautious! You never know what he’s up to. When my husband offered to feed the children breakfast for the birthday, I wasn’t about to pass up the opportunity to let him take over and head upstairs for a nice long shower. When I came downstairs our son was wearing his sister’s pink belt around his head. (I guess the pink belt was the only thing handy for this disguise!)
4) 1 year olds.. do not seem to like birthday hats!
A few more pictures from the party..