Remember: No photos on the potty seat/ completely nude ones please as the child may sue you for making his/her unpleasant things/photos public once s/he grows up!
For kids: statue dancing, balloon dancing with siblings/parents.
for grandparents based on funny questions they answer about their childhood. Like: did you get punished for not doing homework anytime? Did you trade your parantha with Maggi with your friends? Did you wet your bed? Were you sent outside classroom because you punched your class mate?
Alternatively, you can also plan a religious pooja/ paath followed by Langar for friends and family. It’s very refreshing to see the child enjoy each other’s’ company. Snehalaya offers various packages of donations and gifts that you can give and distribute yourself to the inmates. Plan it well in advance because they have many regular generous donors in the city.
In the end, you can arrange a picnic for the baby at the Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake or the Pinjore Garden. The relaxed pace of the tour will let the young ones as the older lot to enjoy the moments peacefully without rushing through the day. If the weather permits, you can also plan a day at the Chatbir Zoo or the Japanese Park.
Instead of wasting a lot of time on decorations, food and make-up for the bash, choose to get rejuvenated in Mother Nature’s lap. Both of you need a break as the last few months have been really hectic.
Go on a Nature Trail and let the baby try to catch the butterflies. Run behind the ducks and try catching hold of a chicken. Do play some adventurous team games and get nostalgic looking at the baby’s photo album beside the camp fire.
FINALLY WHATEVER YOU DECIDE, BE SURE THE BABY ENJOYS IT.
AND, DON’T FORGET TO MAKE YOUR MEMORIES FOR THE DAY MEMORABLE WITH A NICE PHOTO SHOOT.