When it comes to celebrating a child's first birthday, many people question whether or not it's even worth it. After all, the child isn't going to remember it. They may have some pictures to look back on, but that's about it. However, celebrating your child's first birthday should be done for a number of reasons despite the fact that it won't be remembered in their minds. Here are four reasons why:
- You Aren't Pregnant Anymore: For the past year, you may have been struggling getting adjusted to a newborn, getting used to your post-pregnancy body, and feeling overwhelmingly tired all of the time. Once your child's first birthday comes around, you have most likely adjusted and feel like yourself again. The celebration really is about you getting through it all and your guests will love to see that. You will also love to show this off in front of friends and family, which will make you feel more confident in how well you are doing as a parent so far.
- It's Really a Party for Your Friends: How often have you gotten together with your friends since having a baby? Probably not very often, so going all out for your child's first birthday gives you time to get together with them. Besides, your child probably doesn't have any friends of their own at the age of 1, so you get to invite all of yours without feeling guilty.
- You Get to Dress Up: Since having a newborn, you also probably haven't dolled yourself up at all. Having a big birthday party for your child gives you the opportunity to do this. Consider hiring a babysitter so that you can get your hair, nails, and makeup done. All of this will be so rejuvenating that any stress of putting the party together will have been worth it.
- You Get a Day to Relax: Since so many friends and family members will be around on the day of the party, you will actually have a chance to relax while your child is being held by someone else or playing with the other kids that may be there. You will be able to have a glass of wine or a beer, sit down, and socialize without constantly having to look over your shoulder to check on your baby.
When you know these reasons to go all out for your child's first birthday, you can see why it's definitely worth it more so for yourself than for your child. Consider hiring some high-end birthday party entertainment, as well to encourage friends, even the ones who don't particularly like kids, to come out and celebrate. This will give you even more time to unwind as well since you won't have to worry about entertaining guests yourself.
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