Planning the Little Man’s First Birthday Party: The Initial Party Checklist

With the wedding over and our expenses settled, Daddy A and I are now getting busy with another big event in our family: the Little Man’s first birthday!

First Birthday Party Checklist
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We only have about a month and a half so we are rushing the party planning a bit. BUT, first things first–an initial checklist! I created a checklist of things we need to consider before jumping into the actual party planning. We want to have something to go back to when it’s time to get suppliers and invite guests, right? Here we go…

  • Budget: Daddy A set the budget at P30,000 — a whopping P40,000 less than the Princess’ first birthday party! Favoritism, Daddy A! Favoritism!!! Haha
  • Theme: We are choosing between a Barrio Fiesta-themed party and a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed one — We need help here! What would you choose?
  • Venue: We will either have the party at our house or rent our wedding venue again (because we received P15,000 worth of GCs from them as a gift so might as well use that!)
  • Number of Guests: About 60 people (adults and kids combined)
  • Invitations: c/o Daddy A

READ: The Little Man’s First Birthday Party at Max’s Restaurant

Kimberley Reyes

Kimberley Reyes is an Online Business Manager for entrepreneurs who are ready to get off the hamster wheel and step into their CEO shoes. On top of helping her clients get organized and scale their businesses, she is also happily busy raising her five kids with her firefighter husband.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Donna Ocon -Juezan

    Gusto ko yung Charlie and the Chocolate-factory theme! I think it fits with the age ni baby boy Mommy Kim! pang kids and peg.

  2. Ging DS

    I vote Barrio Fiesta! Here are a few things you can DIY
    – Buntings/banderitas or garlands 🙂 This one has a colorful free printable baka magustuhan mo –
    – Pinata shaped as “1” – cardboard, tissue paper and glue lang
    – Colorful centerpieces – maybe use your baby’s pictures as part of it too.

    Hope it helps 🙂

    1. Mom On Duty

      Oh! Thanks for all the suggestions! I love the idea of using centerpieces with the Little Man’s photos. 🙂

  3. Denise Rayala

    Join my Wooden Kiddie Stools giveaway! Para may 30 pieces baskets ka na kung ikaw ang manalo. Bagay ang Barrio Fiesta para matipid sa food kasi Pinoy food. Basta meron lang lechon, go na go na yun! And ang attire, mura lang din haha! Kung magdi-DIY ka, I will help you! :)))

    1. Mom On Duty

      Medyo magastos nga muther yung Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 😀 Balak ko nga kunin yung nakita ko sa post ni Louise. Mura lang yung food tapos dagdagan na lang ng lechon. Ano nga ba ang pwedeng i-DIY sa barrio fiesta na party? Yung banderitas? Naku, gusto ko nga sumali. Di pa lang ako makaisip ng post. Haha! Hahabol ako!

      1. Denise Rayala

        Yung mga bulaklak na gawa sa crepe paper, arko na gawa aa kawayan na may dahon ng niyog, abaniko as giveaway sa matatanda, dahon ng saging sa nito plates, buko as vase para may centerpiece. Tapos palayok galore ang serving dish. Pukpok palayok, pabitin at palosebo. Haha! Attire = magsasakaat simpleng bestida. 🙂

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