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115 Unique First Birthday Party Ideas and Themes for 2022

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Planning your baby’s first birthday party is lots of fun, but it can be stressful to come up with a unique theme! Here are more than 115 adorable first birthday party ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

One milestone I always look forward to is when my baby turns 1.

I love planning their first birthday party!

It’s so fun for me to pick a theme and then go all out.

Even if you don’t plan to spend a lot of money on baby’s first birthday party, you can still make it a memorable and special occasion with a creative theme.

Below are several cute parties from some of my mom friends. And not only for little girls but really cute and creative boy first birthday party ideas too.

I know you’ll love these ideas for a child’s first birthday celebration as much as I did!

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Themes With One and First in Them

Here are several cute first birthday themes that feature the number one. Each of these clever themes has a creative play on words to incorporate “first” or “one”, and many work great for a boy or girl. These are the perfect themes to really play up your little one’s first birthday!

Holy Cow I’m One

Here’s the perfect theme for farm animal lovers! You can take a more rustic approach, or use bright colors, and pastels, the sky is the limit. “Holy Cow I’m One” is a great first birthday party theme for your little cowgirl or cowboy!

Photo Credit: Project Whim, Velvet Brumby

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My Deer One

I love this sweet first birthday theme that’s incredibly “in-deer-ing”. Use this theme for your dear little boy or girl.

Photo Credit: Lindsey Smith Photography (@lyndsie.smith), @emerylealestrada

Photo collage for deer one party theme including balloons, decorations, and desserts.

One in a Million

Your bundle of joy is truly one in a million! Here’s the perfect birthday theme to celebrate your unique boy or girl. Make your child’s first birthday one of a kind with this creative party theme.

Photo Credit: Bejios Events, The Florida Girl

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First Show

If you love rock and roll or the big stage, this is the perfect birthday theme for your child! Your guests will have so much fun getting a VIP pass to your baby’s first show.

Photo Credit: Upbeat Soles, Sideline Socialite

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Bear-y First Birthday/Bear Cub

Here’s an adorable theme for your little bear cub. Whether you like the cute and cuddly look or a more rustic woodsy vibe, you’ll find the perfect inspiration for your child’s bear-y first birthday below!

Photo Credit: Meaningful Mama, Emelbe Design, Hello Fashion Blog

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First Bee-Day Party/Fun to Bee One

Load up your dessert table with honey treats and create the perfect first bee-day party celebration! This is an adorable theme that’s bright and cheery and great for boys or girls.

Photo Credit: Home with The Hookers, Fashion and my Fellows

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One-ce Upon A Time/Story Book

The journey starts here! A one-ce upon a time or storybook theme is the perfect way to celebrate the start of your child’s life story. Get the perfect fairy tale inspiration from the adorable themes below!

Photo Credit: Dream Delights by Sidra, The Little Pop-up Party, CreatiVisuals And Events

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One Sweet Peach/Peaches and Cream

Your baby girl is one sweet peach! If you hail from the state of Georgia or simply love this spring and summertime fruit, this is a great party theme to celebrate your baby girl’s first year.

Photo Credit: Momma Society, SoEn Cookie Gram, Lynn Puzzo Photography

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It’s a One-derful World

Life is more wonderful with an adorable one-year-old to squeeze and snuggle! Use these inspiration photos to create your own one-derful world birthday party!

Photo Credit: Nikki Lauren, Currently Kelsie, Amazing Parties Events

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One in a Melon

Here’s one of the most popular themes on this list and perfect for summertime! Whether you plan to celebrate indoors or outdoors, everyone will love this precious one in a melon birthday theme!

Photo Credit: Old House to New Home, Life by MJ, The House of Hood, Caitlin Houston, The Samantha Show

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Off to One-derland/Never Grow Up

Babies truly grow up too fast! Hold on to those precious memories with a fun Peter Pan Birthday theme. Send your party guests off to one-derland, “second star to the right and straight on ’til morning!”

Photo Credit: Sassy Snaps, Friday We’re in Love, Glutton for Chaos

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Fairest One of All

Is your baby the fairest one of all? Check out these adorable Snow White first birthday party ideas and get some inspiration for your baby girl’s fairytale big day!

Photo Credit: This Crafty Mom, Hostess with the Mostess

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She’s Magic That One

Bringing a baby into the world is truly magical. And there’s nothing more enchanting than staring into your little one’s eyes! Celebrate the magic of your baby’s first year with this fantastical theme!

Photo Credit: Celebration Stylist

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Some Bunny is One

Wish your little bunny boy or girl a “hippity hoppity” happy birthday with this cute, seasonal theme! It’s the perfect party theme for spring and Easter and great for the outdoors!

Photo Credit: Colette Waters Photography, Baubles and Backdrops, Ivory Day

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O-Fish-Ally One

Reel in your little boy’s first year with an o-fish-ally one first birthday theme! Your party guests will catch of fun and memorable time as you celebrate your baby’s big day!

Photo Credit: One Fine Day Parties, Alyssa Hunter

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Mr. One-derful

Here’s a fun and sophisticated party theme for your mini Mr. One-derful! If you like bowties and tuxedos, you’ll love these modern black and white party ideas!

Photo Credit: Mariage Blanc Designs, Jenn Hopkins Photography, The Daily Hostess

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First Down

Your baby officially has their first year down! Celebrate with a football-themed party complete with a concession stand and goal posts!

Photo Credit: Lauren Elizabeth Graham, Leah With Love

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Sweet One/Sweetest One of All

Your sweet one deserves a deliciously festive first birthday. Here’s the perfect theme that’s full of sugar and spice and everything nice!

Photo Credit: Days of a Wife, Confetti Fair

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ONEder Woman

If you’re a fan of superheroes, give your baby girl a ONEder woman-themed birthday party! Let everyone know your little girl is one tough cookie!

Photo Credit: Coming Up Roses

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First Rodeo

From hay bales to a chuck wagon, this first rodeo-themed party has everything you’d dream of and more. Lasso up some inspiration from the creative party ideas below!

Photo Credit: The Britt Kit, Redlocks and Shamrocks

Lem-One-Ade Stand

Here’s another great party theme for summer! A lem-one-ade stand birthday party will have all your guests thirsty for more.

Photo Credit: The Vintage Modern Wife, Pumpkin and Rose

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One Happy Camper

Your little one will certainly be a happy camper with this adorable and rustic birthday theme. It’s perfect for an outdoor party during warm weather months.

Photo Credit: Ann Lynn Wick, It’s a Southern Thing, Gathered Living

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First Trip Around the Sun

The sky is truly the limit for a trip around the sun party. You can pull inspiration from the solar system and stars for this fun and unique party theme! You’ll send your guests into orbit with these awesome ideas!

Photo Credit: Air + Confetti Designs, Cherrington Chatter

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Hole in One

This hole-in-one-themed party has the cutest party favors and smash cake. It’s the perfect party theme for your budding golf pro. He’ll have that green jacket in no time!

Photo Credit: Medicine and Manicures, Project Whim

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The Big One

Here’s a party theme inspired by catching that perfect big wave! It’s a great theme for those who live close to the beach (or just wish they did)!

Photo Credit: Cali Curated

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One Fish, Two Fish/Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss’s books are synonymous with childhood. Use ideas from these One Fish, Two Fish parties to create your own Seussical first birthday!

Photo Credit: Nico and Lala

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Home One

Here’s a great theme for the baseball fanatics out there. Give your baby their first home one with this sporty first birthday theme.

Photo Credit: Float 416, Twist-n-Shout Balloons, A Custom Kreation, Another Batch of Cookies, Creative Celebrations

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Berry First Birthday

Your baby’s berry first birthday is truly a special occasion. Give them the berry best birthday with these adorable berry-themed party ideas.

Photo Credit: Erin Rugala (Party Planning) and Lisa Kathleen (Photography), The Massey Spot, Ashley Brooke Nicholas

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One Cool Dude

All you need are the perfect shades and a backward hat for this super cool party theme . . . and a cake and some decorations, too! If your baby is one cool dude, this is the perfect party theme for you!

Photo Credit: Party Cake Events, Kayla Greenhill, Sugar Mama KC

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Alice in Onederland

“Don’t be late” for this very important birthday date! If you’re a fan of Alice in Onederland, ring in your baby’s first year with this adorable and whimsical birthday theme!

Photo Credit: Mommy of a Princess

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Lucky One

A lucky one first birthday is perfect for a baby born around St. Patrick’s day. Your lucky little charm will love this theme and so will you!

Photo Credit: Allison Shumate Photography, Brielle Kaschak

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First in Flight

“Off we go into the wild, blue yonder!” This first flight birthday party is cute and unique, and perfect for your pilot in training!

Photo Credit: Arts & Crackers

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One-Der Lust

If your family likes to travel, you’ll love this party theme that will have you seeing sites from Paris to Mexico! Use these ideas to create your own one-der-lust birthday party for your avid little traveler!

Photo Credit: Chasing Arrows

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First Launch

Send your baby to space with this celestial first launch birthday theme! Rockets and stars and asteroids, oh my! Everyone will love this out-of-this-world theme!

Photo Credit: Confetti Fair, Bubby and Bean

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First Fiesta

Who doesn’t love a good fiesta? Chow down on some tacos and enjoy all things Tex-Mex with these festive first birthday ideas!

Photo Credit: Nico and Lala, Raising His Wildflowers, The Daily Belle, Lone Star Looking Glass

One of a Kind

Make your party one of a kind with these adorable first birthday ideas and special theme! There’s only one baby like your baby and now’s the time to celebrate!

Photo Credit: Nat Your Average Girl

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Wild One

Here’s the perfect way to celebrate your wild one’s first birthday! Use these cute, and fearsome ideas for your baby’s big day!

Photo Credit: Share It Sister, Oh Happy Play, Our Tiny Nest

Winter One-derland

Here’s a great theme for winter birthdays! Use these Winter One-derland ideas to give your baby a cozy snowy birthday. Your little snowflake will have the best time!

Photo Credit: Caitlin Houston, Tutus and Heels

Gender Neutral Themes

You’ll love these adorable gender-neutral themes, featuring everything from music festivals to wheels on the bus and twinkle twinkle little star. Whether you have a boy or girl (or both), these themes are sure to impress everyone on your guest list, and give your kiddo the perfect one-year-old birthday!

Babychella

How cute are these Babychella birthday parties!? Use dream catchers, feathers, and arrows for this hippy-boho theme idea!

Photo Credit: Party Doll Manila 1 and 2

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Little Piggy

Celebrate your little piggy with a cute pig-themed birthday! They’ll squeal with joy when they see these adorable party favors and treats!

Photo Credit: Bejios Events 1 and 2, San Cake Jakarta

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Little Lamb

You’ll love these sweet little lamb birthday themes with all things cute and fluffy! It’s a great party theme for boys or girls!

Photo Credit: Party Doll Manila, Hostess with the Mostess

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Under the Sea

Have your baby’s first birthday under the sea! These creative parties feature fun and cute see creatures and treasures. Steal these unique ideas for your own ocean-themed party!

Photo Credit: Dana Traynor, Hostess with the Mostess

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Breakfast Birthday Party

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and a great party theme for babies, too! Check out these creative party ideas complete with a pancake birthday cake and yummy treats for breakfast and brunch!

Photo Credit: Hostess with the Mostess, Twah Dougherty

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Schitt’s Creek

Give your baby the “best wishes” and “warmest regards” with a Schitt’s Creek birthday. Your guests will love this modern theme and iconic TV reference.

Photo Credit: Hand Lettered Love (Party Planning) and Julie Jagt (Photography); Letters and Dust (Signage), Delyse Baker (Photography) and Just a Dash (Cake)

Photo collage from Schitt's creek party theme including balloon garlands, cookies, and decorated high chairs.

Carnival/Circus

Life is a circus, especially with a baby! Here’s a cute theme to celebrate your tiny little ringmaster!

Photo Credit: The Ashmores Blog, Ali-ish

Rookie Year

You’ll love this sporty Rookie of the year birthday theme complete with boiled peanuts and stadium foods. Use these ideas to celebrate your little one’s first year in the game!

Photo Credit: The Beloved Bride

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Panda

Here’s an adorable and modern birthday theme with the cutest panda party favors and treats. This is a great first birthday theme for little boys and girls!

Photo Credit: Navigating Parenthood

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Cute Cactus

You’ll love this cute and trendy cactus birthday theme with adorable pastel colors and yummy treats. It’s an adorable theme for your perfect little prickly pear!

Photo Credit: Jade Maria, Black Twine, Nat Your Average Girl

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Let’s Paw-ty

Give your little pup a fun and creative first birthday paw-ty with these precious puppy party favors and treats! They’ll have a barking good time and so will you!

Photo Credit: Sugar Maple Notes

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Go Wild! (Jungle/Safari)

Go wild with a jungle or safari first birthday theme! Fill your party tables with lions, and tigers, and bears, and have fun with wild party games and treats!

Photo Credit: Southern Trunk, Mindfully Gray, Bejios Events

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Time Flies

Time certainly flies, especially when it comes to babies! Here’s a cute airplane birthday theme that will have your little one soaring with excitement!

Photo Credit: Hostess with the Mostess

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Party Animals

Are you a party animal? Check out these fun, animal-themed parties to ring in a baby’s first year. You’ll find all the best party animal birthday ideas in the creative images below!

Photo Credit: Lilies and Loafers, Mint Event Design, U Ready, Teddy?, Love, Love, Love

Noah’s Ark

How precious are these Noah’s Ark birthday parties? Gather everyone in for a special birthday celebration with animals of every kind and adorable party favors!

Photo Credit: Pretty Please Design, Bebeth Party Decor

Photo collage for Noah's Ark party theme including boats, cakes, and cookies.

Popsicles and Pizza

What’s better than popsicles and pizza? This is a great, gender-neutral birthday theme for warm-weather months. It’s colorful, bright, and fun for everyone!

Photo Credit: North Carolina Charm

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Down on The Farm

Here’s a rustic and fun birthday theme for your little farmhand. It’s a great outdoor party theme for spring and summer and perfect for country boys and girls!

Photo Credit: Bejios Events 1 and 2, Denise Karis

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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Fill your guests with wonder and awe with a twinkle, twinkle little star birthday party. This cute theme is perfect for a little boy or girl.

Photo Credit: The Flight Wife, Carolina Charm

Twinkle twinkle little star birthday party.
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Whole Llama Fun

This first birthday theme is a whole llama fun! Get the perfect inspiration for a llama-themed birthday with the ideas below!

Photo Credit: DiCake’s, 4 Hearts Paper Crafts, Carola Cakes Decorator,

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Wheels on the Bus

It’ll be a few years before your little one heads to school. But, this adorable wheels on the bus party will have them ready to go!

Photo Credit: Simply Made with Sam

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Fly Away with Me/ Time Flies

Fly Away with these adorable and whimsical party ideas. This gender-neutral theme is the stuff dreams are made of!

Photo Credit: For All Time Events, Czarlie’s Creations, Best Day Events, Neighbor Food, Rusty & Blue Bake Shop

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Going Bananas

If you’re going bananas over your baby turning one, this is the perfect theme to mark this important moment in time! Monkey around with these fun party ideas and favors!

Photo Credit: Hostess with the Mostess

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Rubber Ducky

Here’s a cute theme for your sweet little duckling! Have a quacking good time with your 1-year-old and party guests!

Photo Credit: Life with Mar, Through Clouded Glass

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Art Party

These art party ideas are truly creative! Get some ideas for your own colorful artist’s first birthday with the favors and treats below.

Photo Credit: Hostess with the Mostess, Beijos events

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Cookies and Milk

Everyone will love this simple and sweet cookie and milk birthday theme. It’s a fun and festive gender-neutral theme that will leave you wanting more!

Photo Credit: Haus of McNeil

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Let’s Have A Ball

What kid doesn’t love a ball pit?! Here’s a great theme for your active little baby! Use these fun and colorful ideas to have a ball on your baby’s big day!

Photo Credit: Dani Marie

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Bubbles

Steal these simple and adorable bubble first birthday ideas! This theme is perfect for a little girl or boy and has the best party treats ever!

Photo Credit: Mint Event Design, Hannah Matthew Designs

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Sprinkled with Love

Sprinkle your baby with love with this colorful and sweet birthday theme. You’ll love these adorable party favors and treats!

Photo Credit: Pretty my Party, Cora and Violet, Amour Amor Party Events, Confetti Decoration, HellooCakess

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Donut Grow Up

If you’re feeling bummed about your baby getting older, cheer yourself up with some donuts on their birthday! This “Donut Grow Up” birthday theme is perfect for your growing baby girl or boy!

Photo Credit: Pretty Little Party Planner, The Mommy My Way, Lovely Lucky Life

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Girls

Below, you’ll find the most adorable party themes for 1-year-old girls. Your sweet little miss will love her party filled with flowers, swans, butterflies, and girl power! These are the most precious themes to celebrate a baby girl’s first year!

Floral

Here’s a cute floral theme to celebrate your beautiful little flower. Everyone will love this perfectly feminine theme for your baby girl’s big day!

Photo Credit: Katie Crenshaw, Love Love Love, Navigating Parenthood, The Forever Teacher

Museum of Ice Cream

Here’s one of the more unique theme ideas on this list. A museum of ice cream party is sure to impress your guests, and it will be a delight for your little one, too!

Photo Credit: Minted and Vintage

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Daisy

Steal this adorable daisy first birthday theme! A daisy party is all things flower petals and pastels. It’s the perfect theme for your precious little blossom!

Photo Credit: Abby Saylor (Instagram), Sincerely Sisters

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Swan

Here’s another great party theme for the winter months! A wintry swan first birthday is elegant, chic, and incredibly special.

Photo Credit: Bashery & Co, Monika Hibbs (Photographer: Mary Konkin Photagraphy)

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Garden Party

Throw your little miss an adorable, outdoor garden party! This is a great theme for the spring and summer months and is perfectly girly!

Photo Credit: Sandy A La Mode, The Ashmores Blog

Unbirthday Tea Party

This “unbirthday” tea party is the perfect inspiration for a little girl’s first birthday. It’s an adorably whimsical party theme to celebrate one year of life.

Photo Credit: Navigating Parenthood

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Unicorn

Little girls love unicorns and these party ideas couldn’t be any cuter! Steal these adorable decorations and treats for your own unicorn first birthday!

Photo Credit: The Suburban Mom, We’re the Joneses, Mint Event Design

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Spring Flower Balloon Party

Here’s a party theme that’s perfect for spring! Spring is all about new beginnings so it’s a beautiful way to celebrate the first year of your little one’s life.

Photo Credit: The Very Best Baby Stuff

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Butterfly

You’ll love all the beautiful and delicate party decorations and treats in this butterfly first birthday. It’s a perfectly precious party theme for your perfectly precious little girl!

Photo Credit: Beijos Events

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Peacock

If you’re looking for a unique and colorful party theme, check out these Peacock party ideas that are gloriously bold and beautiful!

Photo Credit: Giggles Galore

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Girl Power

This girl power theme features some seriously cool party supplies. It’s the perfect theme to celebrate your fearsome baby girl who’s ready to take on the world!

Photo Credit: Nola Fontanez, Momo Party

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Let’s Par-Tea

Throw your little girl her first tea party! Use the adorable ideas below to create an impressive, vintage par-tea for your baby and guests!

Photo Credit: Bright Sky Events, Deets and Things, Dogwood Hill

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Little Pumpkin

Your little pumpkin will love this unique party theme that’s perfect for the fall! All these ideas are from yours truly, and I had so much fun putting them together!

Photo Credit: Love, Love, Love

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Boho Rainbow

Steal these boho rainbow first birthday party ideas! It’s a trendy and adorable birthday theme that everyone will love. And the rainbow cupcake toppers are to die for!

Photo Credit: Boutique Petit, Stacey Satterfield, Celebration Enthusiast, Gaby’s Balloons

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Carousel

Here’s a beautiful vintage birthday party idea with precious pastels and girly details. This carousel birthday will be memorable and sweet!

Photo Credit: Pizzazzerie

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Paris Patisserie

Fancy a trip to Paris? Invite your guests to a Paris Patisserie for your baby girl’s first birthday! It’s a perfectly feminine theme a great for any time of year!

Photo Credit: Hostess with the Mostess

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Boho Teepee Bash

This boho teepee bash is a great spring or summer first birthday idea for a baby girl. It’s hippie-chic and super unique!

Photo Credit: Sandy A La Mode

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Copacabana

Feeling tropical? Check out this fun and summery Copacabana first birthday theme! Use these ideas for a breezy, beachy birthday party that everyone will love!

Photo Credit: Oh Happy Play

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You are My Sunshine

A new baby is the sunshine of your life! Throw your baby girl a “You are My sunshine” first birthday to show just how special she is to you!

Photo Credit: Nutshell or Two, Amanda Az

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Pink Sailboat

Steal this girly pink sailboat first birthday theme! This party idea features classic details with a modern twist. It’s a unique party theme for your unique little miss!

Photo Credit: Pizzazzerie

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Boys

Below you’ll find several themes that are all things boy! From summer camp, to sports, to racing cars, your mini mister will have a whale of time at his first birthday party. You can’t go wrong with any of these fun and creative themes for a little boy!

Summer Camp theme

This summer camp theme is perfect for little boys and great for warm weather months. Everyone will love these cute decoration ideas and you’ll leave your guests wanting s’more!

Photo Credit: Black Twine, Hostess with the Mostess

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Whale

Here’s a cute and preppy boy’s first birthday party theme! It’s all things whales and it’s another great party idea for the summer months!

Photo Credit: Mom Endeavors, From the Family, Nico and Lala

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Baby for President

I love this unique theme for a baby boy. Whether they lean left or right, all your guests will get behind celebrating your little commander in chief.

Photo Credit: Brittany Elise Photography

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Sports

Sports are the quintessential party theme for little boys. And if it’s not broken, why fix it? You’ll love these adorable sports-themed party ideas complete with concessions and field goals!

Photo Credit: Darling Darleen, Harlow & Thistle, Home by Heidi

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Nautical

Ahoy there! Here are some cute and boyish nautical first birthday ideas to celebrate your shipmate’s big day. This party theme has so many fun and creative details that are memorable and unique!

Photo Credit: Chickabug

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Little Monster

Your little monster will have a screaming good time with this first birthday party theme! These party decorations and treats are scarily good! Use these ideas to create the perfect big day for your baby boy!

Photo Credit: Partylicious Events

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Trains

What little boy doesn’t love trains? Here are some fun first birthday ideas featuring all things railroad!

Photo Credit: Hostess with the Mostess, Sarah Sofia Productions

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Under Construction

Big trucks, tractors, and caution tape make for the perfect under construction birthday party! You’ll love all the creative ideas in the parties below. Steal these decorations and treats for your own construction first birthday!

Photo Credit: Hostess with the Mostess, Simply Beautiful by Angela

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Little Chief

Here’s a cute party idea for your little chief! Use teepees and feathers to decorate for this creative and unique birthday theme!

Photo Credit: Dani Marie

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Sound the Alarm

Sound the alarm! Your baby is one! Here are some cute firefighter party ideas to use for a little boy’s first birthday! And how cute are these Dalmatian party favors?!

Photo Credit: Kiddies Parties, Beijos Events

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Racing Cars

Celebrate your baby’s first lap around the track! Here are some fun race car birthday ideas that are perfect for a little boy. You can go vintage or modern with this cute, boyish theme!

Photo Credit: Hostess with the Mostess 1 and 2

Photo collage for race car party theme including cupcakes, tablescapes, and treats.

Little Man

Happy birthday little man! Use this simple, and adorably masculine birthday theme to celebrate your baby boy’s big day!

Photo Credit: Choconest Bakes, Fiesta Box

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Notorious B.I.G.

Here’s another super unique theme based on songs from the 90’s rapper Biggie Smalls. Use these ideas to throw a notoriously awesome birthday party that everyone will remember!

Photo Credit: Thoughtfully Simple, Brittany Bewalder

Photo collage for Notorious BIG party theme including cookies, balloons, and party signs.

Dinosaur

If your little one likes to roar and stomp, throw them a dinosaur first birthday! They’ll love these “Jurassic-ly” awesome ideas and so will you!

Photo Credit: The Forever Teacher

Photo collage from dinosaur party theme including balloons, cake, and food table.

Characters

If your child has a particular attachment to a book, movie, or tv character, there’s no better way to celebrate their first birthday! Here are several themes, featuring popular children’s characters from Winnie the Pooh to Lightning McQueen. You’ll find the cutest vintage and contemporary themes for boys and girls!

Winnie the Pooh

Invite your guests to the 100-acre woods for your baby’s first birthday! This whimsical Winnie the Pooh birthday theme is so cute and perfect for boys and girls!

Photo Credit: Hanan Tehaili

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Bluey

Steal these fun and creative Bluey first birthday party ideas! This gender-neutral theme is perfect for Bluey lovers and super cute!

Photo Credit: Whiskey and Whit, Wonderful World of Susan, Just Add Confetti

Photo collage for Bluey party theme including donuts, characters, and cupcakes.

Minnie Mouse

Check out these cute Minnie Mouse birthday party ideas! Minnie Mouse is one of the most classic Disney characters and is loved by little girls! Use these precious ideas to celebrate your baby girl’s first birthday!

Photo Credit: Hostess with the Mostess, The Soccer Mom Blog

Photo collage for Minnie Mouse party theme including cakes, cookies, and drinks.

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse is another iconic Disney character that little kids love! Throw your baby a Mickey Mouse or Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party to commemorate their first year!

Photo Credit: Rachel J Special Events

Photo collage for Mickey Mouse party theme including cakes, cupcakes, and tablescapes.

Peter Rabbit

If you like vintage vibes, a Peter Rabbit birthday might be perfect for your little one! Here are some rustically chic Peter Rabbit birthday ideas that are perfect for spring and Easter!

Photo Credit: Monika Hibbs (Photographer: Blush Wedding Photography), Samantha Varvel, U Ready Teddy?

Photo collage for Peter Rabbit party theme including cakes, tablescapes, and party favors.

Peppa Pig

If your little one loves Peppa Pig, this is the perfect theme idea for their first birthday. These cute decorations and treats are incredibly cute!

Photo Credit: Ashley Brooke Nicholas

Collage of photos from Peppa Pig first birthday party theme including cake, cookies, and balloon arch.

Lion King

Everyone loves this Disney classic! Steal these Lion King first birthday ideas, perfect for boys or girls!

Photo Credit: Ms. Laine Events, Boomin Balloonz, Leo King J., Party Pop Events

Photo collage for Lion King party theme including balloons, cupcakes, and characters.

Angry Birds

Ready to ruffle some feathers? Here are some fun Angry Birds birthday ideas that are creative and unique and a little boy’s dream!

Photo Credit: Ms. Laine Events, Pretty My Party

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Toy Story

Send your party guests to infinity and beyond with this adorable Toy Story first birthday! Your little one will have so much fun with this party theme and so will you!

Photo Credit: Mommy of a Princess

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Dumbo

Here’s another classic Disney favorite! You’ll love these cute, Dumbo/Circus birthday ideas that are great for boys and girls!

Photo Credit: One Inspired Party, Rachel J Special Events, Chelsey Mass

Photo collage for Dumbo party theme including cakes, cookies, and party favors.

Baby Shark

If you’re okay with having that song stuck in your head, throw your little one a baby shark first birthday! It’s a great gender-neutral birthday theme that’s cute and unique!

Photo Credit: Creative Touch by Johanny

Photo collage for baby shark party theme including cookies, party signs, and cakes.

Balloon wall by : MP Balloons Decor and More, Amazing cake artist : Joycie Cakes, Mini cakes: Little Treats by Janna, Deserts: Yari’s Cakes, Name Sign/Foam board Coral/ #1 : HC by Alexandra, Milestone board: Sparkle and Glisson, Cookies: Brenda’s Sweet Treats, Florals : The Florist, Photographer: Miguel Pichardo Photography

Sophie la Girafe

Photo credit: Ashley Brooke Nicholas

Check out these precious Sophie la Girafe birthday party ideas! It’s a precious and girly birthday theme and an adorable way to celebrate a baby girl.

Collage of photos from Sophie giraffe birthday party including cake, cookies, and dessert table.

Sesame Street

Transport your guests to Sesame Street for your baby girl or boy’s first birthday. Everyone will love this bright and cheerful birthday theme!

Photo Credit: One Inspired Party

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Cars

With a new baby, life is truly in the fast lane! So why not send your guests down Route 66 to Radiator Springs! These cute and creative Cars first birthday ideas are sure to be a hit with your little one and guests alike!

Photo Credit: Mumzel’s Gourmet Pastries, Luxury Cakes CA, The Orangery Emporium, Dose of Pink Designs

Photo collage for cars party theme including cakes, balloons, and tablescapes.

Additional Theme Ideas

Here are a few other themed first birthday parties we’ve seen, but didn’t get photos for:

  • Small Fry Diner
  • Oh the Places You’ll Go
  • Hawaiian Luau
  • Very Hungry Catepillar
  • Polka Dots
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Hello Kitty
  • Lumberjack
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Superhero

Birthday Party Essentials

I love to plan and host parties, and with four kiddos, I’m doing it all of the time! So I’ve invested in some party supplies that make it easy to save money with every party I throw and they make things look a little more elegant.

Here are a few of my favorite party essentials:

Want More?

If you liked this post you’ll love the Superhero Birthday Party I planned for my son’s fourth birthday or the Golden Birthday Party I planned for my daughter’s fourth birthday.

Your Turn

If you’re planning a themed party for your one-year-old, I hope you’ll use one of the ideas on this list. if you do, send me a pic! I’d love to see it! And let me know which of these unique first birthday party ideas is your favorite in the comments!

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Jessica Ashcroft

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

Mine's in July! So hard to wait!

Ashley Ziegler

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

I need a birthday party. My birthday isn't until August. :( hahaha

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