When your child’s birthday lands on or close to Halloween, it is almost inevitable to have a Halloween themed party, or even an “Autumn” themed party. if you have only a few little ones attending, your child will not be overwhelmed. Most often, one year olds are dressed in a little soft pumpkin outfit as their costume…so, I don’t think that will be too much to take in.
One year old parties are really about the parents and the family there, your child will have a wonderful time playing with his little friends in free play activities, eating some cake, and taking it all in. Decorate with orange and black streamers, balloons, and table ware, put on some spooky music. Boo, Cackle, Trick Or Treat is very suitable for this age group.
Perhaps read some Halloween softy books (Where Is Baby’s Pumpkin? is a personal recommendation)to the little ones. It will go off well.
The holiday will not overshadow his birthday celebration. As long as there is cake and balloons, everyone will understand that this is a birthday party, with a Halloween theme. Many kids love the fact that their birthday lands around such a cool holiday as they get older…you will be able to do fabulous parties in future. Yet, sensitivity to “Is this holiday overshadowing the birthday celebration” is quite good, however, as in future times your kid may want to do something totally different off of Halloween and you will be ready for it!