Your little bundle of joy is finally here and your family and friends are surely scrambling to find time to come and see the newborn. Send out some birth announcements and plan a date for a gathering that works for everyone.
Your first “birthday party” will be a casual affair, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add decorative accents like balloons, imprinted napkins or party tableware for an added dash of color. Use a larger room and place your baby’s crib in the middle, so your family and friends can each take their turn with the new babe. Don’t forget the hand sanitizer!
Try to plan a small luncheon for your loved ones so you can all sit together at the same table with the new baby. Prepare a dish beforehand you can throw straight in the oven such as a casserole or lasagna.
Guests can bring gifts but for the most part, your child’s party should be a social occasion to celebrate the new addition to the family. Be sure to take plenty of pictures and enjoy this special day when your relatives get to meet the new baby.
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