In Asia, families typically commemorate the baby’s full month or full moon when the infant is about to turn one month old or has reached this milestone. It is commonly known as the ‘baby celebration’.
In contrast, our Western counterparts hold a party in the third trimester of pregnancy to commemorate the mother’s impending new life.
New parents are thrilled to announce the birth of their child, but how can they host a baby’s one-month birthday party without becoming overwhelmed by their newborn?
If you’re planning a month-long celebration, relax — we’ve done the groundwork to make things simpler for clueless parents. Here is everything you need to know to successfully plan your baby’s one-month-old birthday party!
Here are some methods to help you plan your baby’s full month party in Singapore like a pro.
Determine the Date and Time of the Full Month Party
The majority of families choose the weekend to facilitate their schedules. The optimal date would be on or before the actual date, as traditional Asian families do not celebrate after the actual date.
Choose the guests for the Full Month Party
Spend some time planning your guest roster. Consider how large or tiny a baby’s one-month birthday party you wish to host and will be able to organise. Don’t forget that organising a party necessitates logistical arrangements and coordination with multiple individuals. The greater the magnitude, the greater the complexity.
Get your spouse to make a list of the guests he would like to invite, and then combine your lists. If the group becomes unmanageable, consider reducing its size. Remember that the more visitors you have, the larger the venue must be, which could impact your budget if you are budget-conscious.
Consider an Accessible Location and Budget
Once you have an estimate of the number of visitors, you should begin exploring venue options.
Will it be a straightforward baby one-month celebration at your residence or in the function room of your in-laws’ condominium? Or will you host a sophisticated party suitable for your little princess at the hotel?
Create a list of alternate locations to have options if your first choice is unavailable or prohibitively expensive. Some popular party venues require a minimum number of guests to secure the venue and may include various packages, so you may need to validate the availability of your guests before booking.
Due to unforeseen weather conditions, indoor venues are typically preferred. In addition, you would not want to deal with a soiled, irritable infant on this special day.
Simultaneously, determine how much you will need to set aside. Don’t neglect the finer points, such as party decorations, party favours, and pastries!
Send Invitations to Guests
Text messages, Facebook event invites, e-mail invitations, and other methods for sending invitations are currently available. Determine which method works best for you and your visitors. Don’t forget to include your contact information so guests can call with inquiries and RSVP to affirm their attendance at your baby’s one-month celebration.
Respectfully, some traditional families send red eggs (which children can readily make) and pastries to their elders. This gesture is handed down through generations to announce the birth of a new family member. These individuals may or may not be invited, and they may or may not attend the actual month-long celebration.