5 FUN IDEAS TO CELEBRATE A 1ST BIRTHDAY IN SURREY

So your once-tiny baby is about to turn one and… you made it through the first year of parenting!

I remember how those 12 months felt! A whirlwind of incredible emotions, sleepless nights and nappy-changes, sprinkled with so many memorable “firsts”: first night at home, first baby-bath, first smile, first word, first unsteady steps…

Isn’t it the most incredible time?

So this milestone needs a special celebration, and I am here to help!

I have created a list of 5 fun ideas and things to do in Surrey to celebrate your baby’s first birthday.

Ready? The countdown is on!

1st BIRTHDAY IDEAS #1: A BIRTHDAY PARTY

Nothing better than spending such a special day with the people you love, so how about a party with friends and family? 

Your baby won’t remember this event, so make sure you take lots of photos that you can use to make an album for them to look back over when they are older.

Perhaps have a theme for the party or, if your little one is a summer baby, why not having a bbq instead?  

Whatever you decide is best for your family, Pinterest is an excellent source of inspiration for party themes, decorations and games – even if you are on a budget.  

1st BIRTHDAY IDEAS #2: PLANT A TREE OR PLANT

Planting a tree is an idea many of us discard if a garden isn’t in the cards just yet… but trust me, you don’t even need outdoor space! 

You can start with something smaller than a tree, like a plant, and watch it grow over the years with your child, as it becomes an important special feature in your garden. 

Alternatively, what about going one step further and planting a flower that will bloom the month of your child’s birthday. 

Take a trip to your local garden centre for practical advice on what is best to plant in your garden.

BABY 1st BIRTHDAY IDEAS #3: A NEW EXPERIENCE

Has your little one been to the sea or maybe the zoo?  

What about a farm?  

There are many places to visit around Surrey and London.  

Here are some of my favourite farms in the area. 

  • Bocketts Farm – Fetcham, Surrey KT22 9BS/Telephone: 0101372 363764
  • Hobbledown Adventure Farm – Horton Lane, Epsom/Telephone: 01372 848 990

#4 WRITE A LETTER TO BABY OR CREATE A MEMORY BOX

Why not create a memory box including all the special items you have collated over the first year of their life and include some items that are relevant to the current time?

You could even include a newspaper bought on the date of their first birthday and some photographs you have taken during these 12 months. 

And don’t forget to include a letter written to your baby, you can even get your partner involved: think how special it would be to include a letter written every year on their birthday, which they get to read when they are 10 or maybe older. 

Little Things by Lucy creates the most gorgeous personalised memory boxes.  Check out her details here

#5 – A CAKE SMASH PHOTOSHOOT

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Sure, phones are great to snap a few shots at home, but for something as special as a first birthday you want to take it to another level and have a professional portrait or first birthday cake smash done with a professional local photographer. 

A Cake smash is such a fantastic and fun way to celebrate this special 1st birthday milestone, with photographs you will have to cherish forever.

As well as capturing the fun cake part, you could even add some family portraits done at the beginning, and if you prefer the idea of a sugar-free option… don’t forget about fruit smashes!

Check out further information about a cake smash here

… AND ENJOY!

So whether you book a photoshoot or plant a tree, remember this special time and make sure you take plenty of photographs to document this memorable milestone.  Your little one wont remember their special day, so photographs are the perfect way to re-live this day in years to come with them!

For further information on my cake smash sessions or family portrait sessions, please visit www.nataliemossphotography.co.uk

https://www.hobbledown.com/

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