23 1st Birthday Party Ideas You’ll Love


How to host a memorable first birthday party for your babies who are turning 1 year old!  These 23 first birthday party ideas feature birthday themes from children’s books, animals, mustache bash, and other fun themes.  With all of these amazing party theme ideas you are sure to have the most memorable party that no one will forget!  {{wink}}

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1st Birthday Party Ideas

1st Birthday Party Ideas

1.  Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 1st Birthday ~ A darling pink and gold decorated party in the theme of “twinkle, twinkle little star”, it had star-shaped elements like wands, sandwiches, chips, and even a constellation tablecloth.

2.  She’s a Gem 1st Birthday ~ I just love the geometric shapes and diamonds in a mix of colors in this darling “She’s a Gem” first birthday party.

3. Breakfast at Tiffany’s~ This “Tiffanys’ blue” and gold theme is so romantic and clever for a 1st year birthday party.  I just adore all the gorgeous accents and the tassels are fantastic.

4.  Pink & Gold Princess Party ~ This is an adorable party fit for a pretty little birthday girl! With fabulous details that make both the guest of honor and the guest feel special, you’re sure to have a beautiful and memorable party with inspiration from this post!

5.  Warm & Toasty Winter ONE-derland Party ~ Adorable s’mores party celebrating a winter ONE-derland with lots of fun s’mores treats!  These ideas are sure to knock your socks off.  The choice of color scheme is fantastic, gold and chalkboard.

Book Themed Parties

Book Themed Parties

6. Very Hungry Caterpillar ~ I’ve never met a kid that didn’’t love the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar.  This is a great theme for a party not only because of the bright colors, but you basically have the menu for the party food already provided in the book.

7.  Dr. Seuss Birthday Party  ~ Such a great Dr. Seuss party with lots of great tips to throwing a party on a budget!  Your local craft store and teacher supply store will have most of the items.

8.  Humpty Dumpty Children’s Party {themed party idea} ~ You’ll adore this modern take of the classic children’s fairy tale, Humpty Dumpty. It’s complete with a paper mache Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall, yarn pom pom garland, and delectable dessert ideas! This party would be perfect for a toddler birthday, baby shower and 1st birthday.

9.  Bambi and Friends Woodland Party ~ Red polka dot toad stools, forest treats and Bambi combined together make the most enchanting woodland themed party! There isn’’t a shortage of forest treats either. Some of the delectable treats include an amazing forest tree cake with Bambi, Thumper and Flower, marshmallow forest blooms, cake pops on chocolate nests, cookie birds and toad stool cookies. I can’’t give everything away so leap on over to see more ideas.

Animal Themed Parties

Animal Themed Parties

10.  Dog Themed Birthday Party ~ “I Ruff You”!  The lime green decorations and adorable dog-themed details are absolutely adorable!  Banners, party hats, adorable favor boxes and “doggie bags”, and green whoopee pies.

11.  Sweet as Can Bee {1st Birthday Ideas} ~ Buzz on over to this sweet as can bee birthday party! Isn’t this beehive cake absolutely amazing?!  The party decorations were kept simple. Table centerpieces were white flowers in Mason jars with white runners and black, yellow and white ribbon and balloon garlands were hung.

12.  Vintage Lion First Birthday Party {1st Birthday Ideas} ~ Leo celebrated his first birthday with this fabulous vintage party theme.  If your little one has a favorite animal, it can easily be substituted for the lion and made vintage with the help of all of the beautiful vintage fabric touches.

13.  Sock Monkey Birthday Party {Monkey Party Ideas} ~ This is an adorable party with an old fashioned sock monkey theme. Using the colors blue and red this party is perfect for a little girl or boy. Lots of inspiration packed into one post!

31.  First Birthday Circus {1st Birthday Ideas} ~ The first year of parenthood can often feel like a circus, so celebrate the completino of that year by throwing your 1-year-old a first birthday circus. The images of this fun first birthday will inspire you lots of fun circus food and decoration ideas.

14.  Little Deer First Birthday Party ~ First birthdays are always such a special occasion and deserve a special theme.  I love the idea of a little deer first birthday for boys and girls.  The decorations are are simple with a mint green and glittery gold color palette.

Fun First Birthday Themes

Fun First Birthday Themes

15.  Bow Tie and Mustache Bash {first birthday} ~ It’s definitely fun to be one with this adorable bow tie and mustache bash themed party! The yellow and blue color palette is bright and cheery with bow ties and mustaches incorporated throughout the party decor. You’ll even find brownies shaped as mustaches.

16.  Superman “Daily Planet” Birthday Party {first birthday} ~ It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s a flying baby Superman! How fun is this Superman “Daily Planet” themed first birthday? To tie the whole theme together Jenna designed an invitation that looks like the front page of a newspaper with a photo of a flying super Clark! Newspaper was also used for a backdrop and table runner.

17. Vintage School Themed 1st Birthday Party ~ So many special touches bring back the grade school days from the Dick and Jane paper dolls to the little ABC blocks.

18.  Jack and the Beanstalk 1st Birthday {book themed party} ~ You’ll adore this magical take on the classic fairytale, Jack and the Beanstalk. The dessert table backdrop included Jack, the beanstalk, a castle, an amazing cake with Jack climbing up the beanstalk and not to be forgotten, magic beans.

19.  Farmall on the Farm {1st Birthday} ~ This vintage farm themed birthday party is full of great inspiration for homemade party favors, food, and activities to help your little cowboy celebrate his special day.

20.  Mickey Mouse Birthday Party ~  Wrapping paper  is used as a great source for decor and there are 3 types of wrapping paper in this photo.

21.  Cardboard Box Party {toddler birthday party} ~ This cardboard box party is pure genius down to the last detail! Ordinary boxes were transformed into a play-yard complete with rocket ships, trains, helicopters and planes. There were even lunches in a box.

22.  Little People Party for you Little Guy or Gal {Toddler Birthday Theme Idea} ~ This is a perfect little party for your little guy or girl! A classic toy, Little People are beloved and with this adorable party you can show your little one how beloved they are on their special day. With a modern twist this party perfection!

23.  Classic Red Ball Birthday {child birthday} ~ What child doesn’t love to throw and bounce a ball? Check out this amazing Class Red Ball dessert table in a red and white color palette featuring mini red velvet cupcakes, oreos, lollipops, cake balls, cookies and so much more. Party guests also got to play with red play dough, color, play bean bag toss and of course, bounce balls. Who wouldn’t have a ball with all of this fun?!

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