1st birthday ideas don’t have to be complicated. Here’s a simple, elegant activity called Letters for Baby time capsule. It combines an activity at your party with special memories for the future.
All you need are some sheets of paper and pens. If you want to get creative with it, use fun scrapbooking paper with a subtle design so you can turn your letters for baby into a first birthday party scrapbook.
Give all of your guests a sheet of paper and a pen. Ask them to write a letter to your baby boy or girl that they will read on their 18th birthday.
Start off by explaining to your guests that this will be a scrapbook time capsule that will serve as inspiration for your child when they grow up and become an adult.
Set aside fifteen to twenty minutes for guests to write their letters.
Some of your guests may feel at a loss for words, so help them out with some starters.
Some ideas are:
When I first heard you were coming into this world I felt…
The funniest/most memorable thing I’ve seen you do is…
When you grow up I hope you….
When everyone is finished writing spend the next few minutes having everyone recite their letter out loud. Some will be funny, and some will be so meaningful they bring tears to everyone’s eyes.
It is a great activity that is sure to add a memorable moment to your baby’s birthday.
After the party’s done, turn each letter into two pages of your baby’s scrapbook. One page for the letter and one page for photos of that guest with your baby.
It’s a lovely tradition that can be continued every year. Combine this idea with the first birthday scrapbook memories idea to make it even more special.
Cak Roto is a professional birthday party host with Balloon Decoration provider www.ndrowinan.com. He is a Master Ventriloquist and award-winning magician. As Magician, Cak Roto heads a team of dynamic performers and has 20 years of live performing experience. Find out more about him at Jakarta Kids Party Organizer website .