1st Birthday Party Checklist

For moms who like having a checklist like me, here’s something for you.

This list is ideal for those who plan to hire a stylist. If you’re not hiring one, I will be creating a DIY 1st Birthday Party Checklist for you in my next blog post.

I created this list based on my 8 years of experience in covering birthday parties and from planning my own daughter’s party. You may add or remove some items to adjust the list according to your budget & needs. Otherwise, you will not miss out on anything important if you make this checklist your guide.

I know mommies that planning a party can be veryyyy stressful. However,  don’t forget that you’re doing this for your baby. So,  just enjoy every moment of it!

Happy Party Planning!

Don’t forget to tag me in some pictures okay?
If you have questions, suggestions or reactions to my post, feel free to post a comment below. I would love to hear from you!




First Things First
☐ Party Date
☐ Party Time
☐ Guest List
☐ Party Theme
☐ Party Venue

☐ Photographer
☐ Videographer

☐ Event Stylist

Printing Needs
☐ Invitations
☐ Lootbag Tags
☐ Table Numbers
☐ Menu Cards
☐ Food Labels
☐ Other Customized Labels & Printing Needs

☐ Registration Table Setup
☐ Gifts Table
☐ RSVP Guest List
☐ Assigned person/s

Food & Drinks
☐ Caterer
☐ Cocktails/Snacks
☐ Food &/or Drinks Cart/s
☐ Dessert Table

☐ Host
☐ Main Entertainment Act/s: Magician, Illusionist, Ventriloquist, etc.
☐ Side Entertainment: Play areas, Kiddie Salon, Balloon Twister, etc.

Cake Candle Blowing
☐ Cake Artist
☐ Candle/Sparklers
☐ Party Poppers

Gifts & Souvenirs
☐ Party Game Prizes
☐ Lootbags
☐ Photobooth

☐ Preparation Venue/Hotel
☐ Outfit of the Celebrant and Family
☐ A Mannequin or a Nice Hanger for the celebrant’s outfit
☐ Hair & Makeup Artist
☐ Nail Technician
☐ Prayer before Meals
☐ Message for your baby
☐ Money envelopes for on-the-day balance with your suppliers.
☐ Boxes/Bags for gifts that you have to take home.

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