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First Birthday Party Ideas

Here are some ideas for planning your child's first birthday party, including cakes, themes, gifts, invitations and games.

The Trials of Planning the First Birthday Party
Enjoy this personal essay from mom and author Megan Kerns about the difficulty and joy she experienced when planning her daughter's first birthday party.

Planning Your Child's First Birthday
Megan Cooley can help ensure that your child's first birthday is a success. She outlines some simple themes as well as advice about the cake, gifts and invitations.

Readers Share: First Birthday Parties
Look here for pictures of real first birthday parties submitted by readers to About.com's Kids' Parties and Celebrations site.

First Birthday Party Ideas from Readers
For more birthday party ideas, check out these reader submissions to the Baby's First Year site, too.

Birthday Gifts for Younger Toddlers
The first birthday is almost synonymous with increased mobility. These toys are perfect gifts for the age of walking and exploring the world.

First Birthday Gifts
Here's a list of even more gifts for 1-year-olds that can help you narrow down your gift choices.

Birthday Cakes Gallery
If you're stuck on what type of cake to have at your child's first birthday, check out some of these reader submissions to the Entertaining site.

Birthday Tips for Multiples
Planning a birthday for for twins or other multiples comes with its own set of unique challenges and Pamela Fierro can help ensure the big day comes off without a hitch.

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