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First Birthday Party Ideas: Special Occasions at “The Venus”

First Birthday Party Ideas: Special Occasions at “The Venus”

Most children’s parties are specifically just-for-kids, except when you are planning a first birthday party for your first child. At that age, most babies can’t even open their own presents, let alone appreciate all of the time and energy that goes into decorating for the event. In truth, the first birthday party is one of those social gatherings and special occasions that are really just for the parents. So if you are planning on celebrating your little one’s first birthday, why not do it at an award winning restaurant in Southeastern Massachusetts instead of celebrating it with really bad pizza at a loud restaurant filled with children?

Beautiful Banquet Rooms in Swansea
The first thing you will notice when you come take a tour of Venus de Milo or “The Venus” as it is known to the locals, is our beautiful banquet rooms and ballrooms. Depending on the size of your party and guest list, you can choose from a range of spaces designed for creating a memorable party or event. Consult with our on-site social event coordinators to plan a menu, coordinate with vendors, and create the party of your dreams.

Discuss ideas for decorating, any games that you might want to play, or any entertainment that you might want to hire. Our team can help you with all of the details for your baby’s special landmark birthday celebration. You can even create a space for children to play during the party, as well as a space specifically for grown-ups to mingle and enjoy the festivities. A double menu that includes foods for the adults and finger-foods for the kids will please everyone on your guest list.

Choosing a Theme
The next step after securing the venue at our award winning restaurant for your special party is to choose a theme. This is a great idea for all types of social gatherings and special occasions, as it helps you to stay focused when it come to decor, cake decorating, plates, napkins, centerpieces, and other enhancements. You don’t have to stick with the traditional baby blue for boys or light pink for girls, but can pick a theme and color combination to match. While your baby probably doesn’t have any favorite television shows, movies or hobbies yet at this stage, you can choose a theme that suits their personality at this stage.

Theme ideas for baby boys can include:

  • Animal Safari – think lots of cute baby animals, animal prints, jungle decor and more
  • Farm Animals – pigs, cows, chickens and horses, plus tractors galore
  • Circus – elephants, tigers, monkeys, popcorn, balloons and circus stripes
  • Camping – backpacks, trees, camp fires, s’mores and little tents for decoration

Theme ideas for baby girls can include:

  • Princess – everything pink, purple and sparkle with magic wands for everyone
  • Mermaids – decorate for an “under the sea” adventure with fish, shells and more
  • Tea Party – go with a traditional English tea or invoke Alice and the Mad Hatter
  • Cupcakes – cute little cupcake decorations, desserts and frost-your-own cakes

Sending the Invites
The key to getting as many people to show up for your birthday party celebration as possible is to make sure that you schedule it at a convenient time and avoid all holidays or other occasions that might cause a conflict. You won’t always be able to celebrate your child’s birthday on the actual day due to work schedules, so it’s best to choose a date that will increase the number of guests. Include a map and directions with the invitation and make sure to note any recommendations on attire or gift giving, such as the child’s clothing size or any interests. If you do not want gifts, make sure to state that clearly.

Send the invitations out at least a month in advance, asking guests to RSVP so you will have a fairly accurate head count for the venue. Hosting your party at an award winning restaurant means having access to lots of great menu items, so you will want to make sure you plan accordingly for the right amount of guests. Our social event coordinators can help you with the menu selections for our banquet rooms in Swansea, and can also help you with decorating ideas, lighting and more.

Contact Venus de Milo to Start Planning Today!
If you are excited and ready to start planning your child’s birthday party or any other type of social gatherings and special occasions, please contact Venus de Milo by calling 508-678-3901 and speak with our social event coordinators. We can help you choose the best ballroom, party room or banquet rooms in Swansea at our world-famous venue. Call today to check on availability or to schedule a tour of our facility.

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