Lion Themed Birthday Party for 1st Birthday

Your baby's First Birthday is a very special occasion and you want to celebrate this wonderful little person who has forever changed your life. For the Perfect Birthday Party, start with  a theme and  build around it. For a  Lion themed Birthday, here are a couple of suggestions for invitations. One for a girl and one for a boy. 

1st Birthday Lion Party Invitation
1st Birthday Lion Party Invitation by cooltees
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  Party Ideas:

Plan for the party to last an hour to an hour-and-a-half since babies have short attention spans and run out of energy quickly.
Plan the party for late morning or late afternoon after nap time.
Have guests bring a memento like a photo of a relative with baby,a toy, or a magazine with the year of her birth.  I bought
a Life Magazine when my daughter was a baby.  It amazes her what was going on in the world when she was born. Put these items in a  time capsule for baby to open on 21st birthday.

Make simple but very cute cupcakes by piping icing around the edges of the cupcake and using a icing pen to make the face.
Photo: Cupcakes Take the Cake
  Put the children's food at eye level to make it more appealing.  They love small cut up fruit, such as bananas, peaches,pineapple, and small cookies like  graham crackers, animal crackers.  Be sure to have some grown up food for friends and family members.


Small children enjoy playing with balls.  Try several different types. Small balls like these Kush balls or large beach type balls. Bean bag toss is another activity young children enjoy.  While they are outside, give them some sidewalk chalk.  Highlight the activities by releasing a bunch of balloons.

 Catch the Tiger by the Tail Game: (Easy to set up game that the older kids will enjoy.  This may be too difficult for a one year old.)

 Kids sit in a circle on the floor. The  child who is the lion  puts  a homemade Lion's tail into his waistband and begins circling the group and touching each child on the head and saying Lion.  When he touches a head and says Hyena, the hyena tries to grab the lions tail.  If the Lion can make it back to the hyena's seat with his tail, he is still King of the jungle.

Don't go overboard with the party, your one year old will never remember it, but be sure to have the camera ready to make pictures  for your baby to see later.

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