There is something special about celebrating the birth of a New Year’s Baby. Celebrating this tiny human that has just entered your life can be done in many different ways, and it doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money! In this blog post, we will discuss 11 tips for how to celebrate the birth of your new year’s baby.
1. Dress Up
You might not be leaving the house, but it’s still fun to get dolled up! Dress your little one to the nines in her fanciest dress or outfit and do the same yourself. It’ll set the mood for a special night, no matter what’s on the agenda.
If you’re at home with your family, let the kids dress up too! It’s going to make for some adorable pictures. This is an excellent time for grandparents or other family members in town to visit and get their photos taken.
2. Host a Baby Party
Please invite friends and their babies to your place for an early NYE party. Set out an array of baby purees and finger foods, plus tasty appetizers and festive drinks for the adults.
The babies can play while the adults enjoy some grown-up conversation. Before everyone leaves, stage a mock countdown (no matter the hour) and blow some noisemakers.
3. Snap a Family Picture
Capture the last day of the year with a family photo. Set the timer on your camera or enlist a friend to snap the shot (a selfie might not be the best option for capturing everyone in the frame).
Make it a tradition by choosing a favourite spot that you’ll return to again and again.
4. Throw Confetti
Even the littlest of babes will be dazzled by shiny, sparkly confetti tossed in the air. Babies often love bubbles and streamers as well! So go ahead and make it a celebration that everyone will enjoy.
5. Reminisce About the Year
It’s been a big year for you and yours! Spend an hour with your baby and loved ones looking through photos and scrapbooks from the past 12 months.
You’ll be amazed at how much your little one has changed already!
6. Go Out (Early)
Take your baby out for a New Year’s celebration in the early evening. You’ll see many families out celebrating at casual restaurants, the mall, and other family-friendly spots around town.
Check your local play spaces and gyms to see if they are hosting any particular family NYE celebrations for one that interests you.
7. Make Two Mom Resolutions
Commit to being a “better mom” in just one way: maybe you’ll promise to take the baby to the weekly library storytime, or spend more than 15 minutes a day playing on the floor with your little one, or start making half of your baby’s solid foods.
Pick something you value and wish you were doing currently. Then resolve to release yourself of any guilt you might harbour about your “failures” as a mom, and refuse to compare yourself to other moms out there.
8. Have a Special Breakfast
One advantage of not going out big on NYE is that you’ll be refreshed come to New Year’s Day. This means you’ll beat the out-all-night crowd to brunch at your favourite restaurant or be at the front of the line at your preferred doughnut spot.
Bundle baby up and take her early out to enjoy breakfast in an uncrowded area!
9. Start a Calendar
Buy a calendar for the new year and commit to writing down something every day about your mini-me. It’s easier to keep up with than a baby book.
it takes just a minute to jot down a memorable moment or a new development—and you both will treasure having such a complete record of your baby’s first days in the years to come!
10. Create a Time Capsule
Make a time capsule of some of your baby’s things from this first year. Grab a diaper, a favourite outfit he’s outgrown, a picture or two, and other small items.
Write a special note to your little one for him to read in 10 years. Include your favourite memories of his first year, mention some trends and current events, and share a few hopes and dreams you have for him in the next decade.
Then bury it (or just put it somewhere safe) to be opened on NYE in 10 years!
This is a partial list of ideas to celebrate your baby’s first year. Celebrate New Year with your little one and loved ones in ways that will be meaningful for you both!