There is so much romance that comes with a first birthday, and what better way to celebrate than with a nice dinner on the table! So, here are some easy and romantic first birthday ideas. Use these ideas as inspiration to create your very own first birthday party!
First of all, I think it is nice to celebrate one's first anniversary on a Sunday. Why? Well, when you are celebrating the day on Sunday, you are getting in more of a tradition than a “celebration” time. It is a way to honor and remember someone who is still young enough to have a first birthday.
I like to start the evening by having a cake for the newlyweds. This makes a wonderful centerpiece for the table. The most important thing is to have enough time to eat the meal. For example, the wedding cake should not be too big or too heavy for the newlyweds!
You can always start the day with a small, intimate gathering of friends and family. This is where the first birthday invitations should go out. Have a great time, and remember that this is just a token of love and thanks for the couple's effort in sharing their life together. Make sure you give the couple an anniversary present, or they may think you are trying to bribe them into marriage! But, don't be afraid to let them know you appreciate their effort.
After dinner, you can go ahead and get married. You should probably find a local florist to make the wedding cake, but this is entirely up to you.
The key to keeping things romantic on your anniversary is to keep things simple. Do not worry about it being over the top, as that would only distract from the real meaning of the day.
When you first have a child, or children, it may seem like there is no way to celebrate a birthday. In fact, it can sometimes be a hard concept to celebrate for even the youngest members of the family. But, it is important that everyone has a chance to have fun. Remember, the first year with a child may be one of the most exciting in the entire life of that child, so make sure that you remember this.
If you are both expecting a new baby, consider creating an anniversary gift registry. You can set the date to where you would like the newlyweds to receive the gifts. This can be an activity that is planned out in advance. or you can simply put together a scrapbook with pictures of the first years and the new additions.
Remember, your first anniversary is an occasion that should be cherished and remembered. Think about all of the great memories you shared together and plan a special event to mark the day.