hi, happy 1st birthday for your little girl!
my eldest girl 1st birthday was celebrated at home, and happened that her birthday is at august 8 so alot of our relatives can make it to the party since the next day is ndp holiday.
we thought that at home more convenient and our relatives can come down any time, but need to set up certain timing for the cake cutting.
it was quite successful b-day party, we're having bbq party and my mother in law do some cooking to add up, i made some jelly n store lots of tidbits. We also prepare party favour for the small kids, but our relatives dont have alot of kids.
Me n hubby decorate the place w/ balloons, and we bought a blow up pool and put those small balls for the kids to 'swim'. We also bought several blow up balloon toys (inside got small bells) with different shapes from those party supply store, use it as a decorations and giving it away as a souvenir to the kids after party is off.
In the end, some of hubby's cousins also took it home
we start the bbq around 12 noon and my mother in law's finish her cooking around that time too, and the guests start to came by around 1pm and some stayed untill very late at nite, its more like a reunion dinner hehehe..
then bigger kids play wii, smaller kids got their own small playground, elders talk talk talk, the rest aunties n uncles eat eat eat
i talk to my hubby previously, i dont want anyone playing cards/mahjong during the birthday party, or else it is exactly a reunion dinner haha..
my 2nd girl 1st birthday will be on october 28, so i'm preparing some stuff again ^^