Your kid’s first birthday party

8/14/2008:

Where is the best place in Hoboken to hold a great 1st birthday party for your child?

Best place for a 1st birthday party?

A Hoboken411 reader asks:

“I’m looking for a place to have my son’s first birthday party.. any ideas on party spaces? I don’t want too “kiddie” a place (like romparoo or creative groove studio) since 1st birthday parties are more for the adults anyway!”

Since I don’t have a kid, I asked one of my friends who had a first birthday party for their son in 2007.

“We went to LUA last year, and rented the room off the side of the bar. While the place was nice, you have to factor in your child’s temperament. He threw a crying fit, and the party was essentially ruined. So make sure you’re close to home. Another thing to consider is food for adults. Finger-sized pieces of pizza, cupcakes and candy doesn’t always cut it.

I also went to a party at the Monroe Center recently which wasn’t bad. Just make sure the adults have food a drink and it should be OK.”

Do you have any other helpful tips or suggestions for a successful 1st birthday party?

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103 Comments on "Your kid’s first birthday party"


emarche
Member
8 years 1 month ago

What I find funny are the lunatics who are putting their names down on the waiting list(s) at some of the local daycare centers…without even being pregnant yet!

😯

NYC1000
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NYC1000
8 years 1 month ago

[quote comment=”100603″][quote comment=”100601″]”Look at you, you have a baby…….In a bar.”[/quote]
Was thinking the same thing when I read a lot of these responses! Sweet Home Alabama, right? :D[/quote]
Exactly.

just4kidssalon
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just4kidssalon
2 years 9 months ago

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[quote comment=”100641″]Exactly.[/quote]

little boots
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little boots
8 years 1 month ago

illcutyou and King of Rock–is it so hard to believe that there are women out there who are happy and fulfilled by NOT having children? Why must you make any childless woman into a “spinster/bitter because she doesn’t have a man” caricature (nevermind that she may be dating/married to a man who also doesn’t want children). Why the double-standard between older, single, and childless men and older, single, childless women? There are many successful and happy women who did not have children by choice and your disgusting and sweeping generalizations are in poor taste.

Creative Angel–totally agree. Whatever happened to the simple approach? Life could be so much better for these people if they weren’t always so worried about spending more than their friends on a child’s 1st (!) birthday party (nevermind the ridiculous amounts of cash people waste on weddings).

DietCokeGal
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DietCokeGal
8 years 1 month ago

Okay how about you throw a party at a bar, leave the kid home with a sitter and rather than a 1st birthday party you call it a “we survived the first year party”
It sounds to me like you want to have a party but it’s not about the kid.
That way there is no pressure for gifts for the sweet tyke, you and your adult pals can yuck it up without worrying about offending other adults and you get a night off away from the crotch spawn…
You can even have a cake and everything. Make folks wear hats, play party games but do it all minus the kid who you’ve admitted the party isn’t for anyway…

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob
8 years 1 month ago

[quote comment=”100601″]”Look at you, you have a baby…….In a bar.”[/quote]
Was thinking the same thing when I read a lot of these responses! Sweet Home Alabama, right? 😀

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