So your little baby is now a big…baby.
As your child approaches the big twelve month mark, it’s natural to be excited and flat out giddy as parents. They survived a year of being alive and you survived a year as a parent—even if they’re not your firstborn. Yay!
A child’s first birthday definitely calls for celebration, even if your kid won’t remember it—a trend that’s become popular in recent years is of the cake smash.
What is a cake smash?
You must be wondering what a cake smash is, right? Well, a cake smash is a fun and delicious way of letting your kid enjoy their first birthday.
Parents hire a photographer—or take on the task themselves—set up a gorgeous themed background and space where a cake is placed. Make it picture perfect, dress your toddler up however you please, maybe in line with a theme of your choice, or maybe just put them in an old t-shirt and diaper. Then what?
You let them loose!
Yep. You let your kid go ham—or rather, go cake—and smash the cake. Hence the name of this little activity.
It may seem kind of crazy, or excessive, or just too messy to bother with, but the sheer joy of watching your kid have a great time playing and enjoying that cake makes it all worth it. Photographing the event is a major part of this, because it’s about capturing that joy and saving it with you.
Is there more to this celebration?
Celebrations and how you carry them out depends on you, really. A child’s birthday is a great way of celebrating everything they mean to you as well as celebrating your family as a whole.
Throwing a party for a kid that young may not be the best idea—what friends do one year olds have, after all? A party can also be incredibly exhausting to pull off, so a lot of parents prefer to spend on experiences instead of on material items, so their kids see more of the world and develop an appreciation for things.
Why not go down that route and take the opportunity to treat yourself to a much needed vacation, and celebrate as a family? Plan a trip to Orlando, FL and stay in one of Blue Travel’s luxury vacation rental, or perhaps rent a vacation resort to unwind at. Give them a call on + 1 407 250 4850 and find out what’s available to you.
No matter what you decide to do, take the opportunity to thank yourself for making it this far and celebrate the beautiful family you have!