Freelance writer, blogger, social media manager. Mum-of-two.
Published May 1st 2016
Make your child's 1st birthday one to remember
Your child's 1st birthday is a pretty special one, not only for your little one but also for you; you've got through the first year of parenthood, hooray! Why not make your child's 1st birthday one to remember, with one of the following unique ways to celebrate.
Waggle Dance is Melbourne's go-to site for kids experience gifts. Such activities include giant bubble parties, medieval sword fighting lessons, private Capoeira classes and lots more. For your child's 1st birthday, why not consider a themed entertainment party, hosted by a Waggle Dance professional. A recent party organised for a girl's 1st birthday via Waggle Dance involved 40 children singing, dancing and playing games in the theme of Mary Poppins. You decide the theme of your child's party, it could be fairies or superheros, or something completely different; that choice is yours. Waggle Dance entertainers travel to your home or hired venue. Book your themed party experience here.
Cake Smash Photography Session with EJM Photography
A cake smash, is when your one year old is let loose on a birthday cake. When you are one, a cake is a novelty, so all hands go in, as do feet, and face! The result is priceless and adorable. Emma of EJM Photography in Port Melbourne, offers a Cake Smash Photography Session in a home studio setting, giving you and your child a memory to cherish forever. More details here.
Whether you are hosting a party at your home or at a hired venue, why not consider hiring soft play equipment for your little one and friends to enjoy for the duration. Tumble Days soft play party hire packages include free setup and delivery to venues within 15kms of Hampton 3188. If you live outside of this zone, that's OK, Tumble Days can still deliver at an additional cost. Soft play party equipment is soft and padded to avoid injury when your little ones play. Read more here.
Looking for a new piece of artwork to adorn your walls at home or in the office? How about a piece of art designed by your very own one year old. Jellybeanstreet run children's painting workshops in Greensborough, Docklands and Werribee, where your babies and children can enjoy an hour of painting. Once your wee one's artwork is complete, Jellybeanstreet's graphics team transform it into wonderful abstract piece of art that is completely unique. Book your child in for his or her 1st birthday, and you will have a piece of artwork to forever remember the moment.
Once your child's design is complete, it is added to the online gallery where other people, friends and family can purchase his or her artwork. Every time your child's print is sold, up to 60% of profits will be donated to a children's charity of your choice. Book your child's 1st birthday artwork session here.
Australian Wildlife Breakfast at Melbourne Zoo
Australian Wildlife Breakfast at Melbourne Zoo c/o zoo.org.au/melbourne
Now you've adjusted to parenthood, you've said goodbye to your lie-ins, in favour of early mornings. Why not make the most of your child's early waking on his or her 1st birthday, and enjoy a special Australian Wildlife Breakfast at Melbourne Zoo.
Breakfasts run on weekdays from 7:30 to 9:30am, where you will enjoy seasonal fruit, mini sweet and savoury items served buffet style along with orange juice, coffee and tea. At the same time, you can introduce your child to Australia's native wildlife, in the company of the zoo's resident koalas. Enjoy a private koala presentation with photo opportunities, plus you'll get to meet the kangaroos. Bookings are available here.
Whether you wish to celebrate with a special themed party, or prefer an intimate experience for your immediate family, Melbourne businesses big and small will help you create forever memories for your little one's 1st birthday.