the balloon sculpting is not cheap..
my coy D&D they employed one n he costs $350 per hr! n pls, he only make less than 10 balloons.. -.-"
i saw this thread the other day, you can check it out.
but i feel that balloon sculpting is not neccessary unless you have many many kids arnd (but not babies, maybe older kids like 3 years n abv).
as of pin's 1st birthday, my Aunt helped to cook n provide the food. n i just invite my relatives n close friends. got a cake n thats it.
they wont really rmb/enjoy much also..
try not to over-invite too many ppl, if not too noisy n crowded, baby will get cranky.