2 // Dance to Lady Gaga. (This is a great tip for making any birthday party awesome, not just your first.)
3 // Shamelessly chow down on the birthday cupcakes.
4 // But share the chocolate love with your party guests.
5 // Booze for the grown ups is always a good idea.
6 // Sneak a baby photo bomb whenever possible.
7 // Let your family members fawn all over you. I promise it'll pay off when you rack up the gifts.
8 // Make a big announcement. For example, this little birthday girl announced she's going to be a big sister this winter, which means somebody else (*cough* me *cough*) is going to be an auntie again!