For my daughter’s first birthday we bought a regular sized birthday cake for $10 and had them decorate it w/ a castle and said Happy 1st Birthday Princess! That’s what we called her sometimes. There were no games, or other foods. Just family, conversation and my daughter eating her first sweets and cake was entertaining enough for us.
Now this time around when my son turns 1 i will buy him his special little first birthday cake. Walmart use to give them to you for free, not sure if they still do that program or not but worth checking into for sure. We won;t have any games then as well.
We’ll just have conversation and i am sure we’ll do some sort of a potluck or i’ll serve finger foods. When hubby’s family comes they stay for a long time. Laura