1st birthday party
Note: These are all my observations. Let me know if they are wrong and I will be happy if it is wrong.
I was invited to two 1st birthday parties last year. While I am always excited to see the kids I felt there was something really wrong with the way it was conducted. The birthday parties I have attended were happened in small marriage halls with the speakers blaring all the way. The people who all attended were office colleagues of the parents. It’s a complete joyous occasion for everyone, we think. But not, I guess.
The kid who is the star of the occasion suffers from various things. First, how small or big the hall maybe it’s a new place to kid and for sure he/she can’t get accustomed to it. Second, most of the people who present in the function were completely unknown to the kid. They will like to play with him/her but surely it will cause discomfort to kid. And you can’t blame the people who like to play with the little kid. Thirdly, the loud music and closed room is not a combination on which the kid loves to be. Lastly, the number of dresses kids forced to wear. All these factors push them to tears and the whole party goes in kid crying all the way.
While we can’t blame the intentions of the parents here as they want the first birthday to be a memorable one with their friends around and the pictures clicked on that day serves as wonderful memory for the kid when grows on. I feel a subdued birthday party being held in one’s home will be better than being held in party halls as kids are familiar with the place and also calling only a selected number of people will make the occasion better. Party halls and more people can wait till the kid can grow up. As for me people will be happy enough if they are able to see their 1st birthday cake and their parents pictures and won’t be concerned about the people who attended or the hall it held.