• On Aug 6, 2012
    Teri Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi, We are going to Disney end of October 2012 and while we are there, its my little girls 1st birthday. any ideas what we can do to make it special for the family. thanks

    Hi Teri! 

    We spent my son's first birthday at Walt Disney World and will be doing the same for my daughter in a just a few weeks!  

    Take her to the Harmony Barber Shop.  They have a 1st haircut package that includes the cut, mouse ears that say "1st Haircut" on the back, and a certificate.  They will give you some of the cut hair for keepsakes as well.  You can make your reservations by calling (407) WDW-DINE.

    Book character dining.  My favorite restaurant for the classic characters is Chef Mickey's, but if you would like to dine with Princesses, check out Cinderella's Royal Table.  Make advance reservations by calling (407) WDW-DINE or book it online.

    Order a special cake for her!  We had a "smash cake" for my son at dinner.  I was prepared with a change of clothes and lots of baby wipes to clean up the mess.  Those pictures are some of my favorites from his first birthday and the guests around us got a kick out of it, too!  More information here:

    Set up a private photography session for your family.  My son's first birthday pictures were taken at the Animal Kingdom Lodge (no longer offered) and we have the Polynesian set up for my daughter.  The mini-sessions are 20 minutes with a professional photographer and you get all of the images on a CD to take home with you.  The photos are beautiful and is a great way to commemorate a first birthday.  For more information, visit Disney's Fine Art & Photography.

    Have a magical day!


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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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