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50 Adorable First Birthday Party Ideas New Moms Should Try

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Inside: 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 50 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, you can still make it memorable with a creative theme.

Below are several cute parties from some of my blogging 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 as much as I did!

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What do you do for a 1st Birthday Party?

The sky is really the limit!

You can plan activities around whatever your little one enjoys, but you’ll also want to consider what the older guests will be interested in.

Here are a few common ideas from the first birthday themes below:

  • Cake Smash
  • Story Time
  • Animal Interactions
  • Kiddie Pool Playtime

Whatever you choose, just make sure it’s safe and gets everyone involved in the fun!

30+ First Birthday Party Ideas

I thought I’d group the pictures together based on themes to help organize everything.

Lots of moms planned a floral party for their little girls too. So here are a few different floral first birthday party ideas.

Floral First Birthday Party Ideas

Floral First Birthday from Katie Crenshaw

First birthday party floral decorations

Garden Party from Sandy A La Mode

Floral first birthday party ideas

Ella’s Floral First Birthday Party

One year old girl with her floral first birthday party decorations.

Floral First Birthday from The Forever Teacher

Cute 1st birthday for baby girl.

Peachy floral party from Navigating Parenthood

Peachy floral first birthday party.

Fairy Garden Party from The Ashmores Blog

Mom and child with floral crowns and pony for first birthday party.

Spring Flower Themed party from The Very Best Baby Stuff

Spring flower themed 1st birthday.

One-derland Winter Party Theme

The “One-derland” theme is one I saw a few different versions of.

This is perfect for those winter birthdays!

Winter Onederland from Tutus and Heels

Winter themed 1st birthday party decorations.

Winter ONEderland from Caitlin Houston

Winter Onederland party theme.

Winter ONEderland from Oh Happy Play

Winter onederland birthday party.

Baby Girl 1st Birthday Themes

Here are a few other super creative ideas for little girls.

Mia’s Pumpkin First Birthday Party

Pumpkin first birthday ideas

Copacabana First Birthday from Oh Happy Play

Tropical themed first birthday ideas collage.

Pink Party from Ballcaps + Cutoffs

Chic pink and gold girl first birthday party theme.

Let’s Flamingle from Veronika’s Blushing 

Flamingo themed girl 1st birthday.

Boho Party from Sandy A La Mode

Boho teal and peach outdoor girl birthday party.

Alice in Wonderland from Mommy of a Princess

Alice in Wonderland girl 1st birthday party theme.

An Unbirthday Tea Party from Navigating Parenthood

Unbirthday in wonderland party theme.

Pink Lemonade Party from And Then Life

Pink lemonade first birthday party ideas for girl.

Teddy Bear Picnic from Redlocks and Shamrocks

Teddy bear picnic girl birthday theme.

ONEder Woman from Coming Up Roses

Wonderwoman party ideas for baby's first birthday.

Fairy and Butterfly First Birthday from Aratari at Home

Fairy and butterfly first birthday party ideas.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star party from North Carolina Charm

Twinkle twinkle little star birthday party.

Character Themed Party Ideas

Here are a few character themed party ideas:

Peppa Pig Party from Ashley Brooke Nicholas

Peppa pig birthday party theme.

Peppa Party from The Ashmores Blog

Peppa Pig, girly first birthday theme ideas.

Sophie la Girafe party from Ashley Brooke Nicholas

Sophie la girafe party theme.

Dr. Seuss Party from Esther Pisano

Green Eggs and Ham character themed 1st birthday party.

Sesame Street from Pretty in Her Pearls

Sesame Street first birthday party theme collage.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party from The Patricios

Mickey Mouse birthday party ideas.

Baby Boy First Birthday Themes

And here are some fun boy party ideas!

Pow Wow Party from Dani Marie

Little Chief boy themed birthday party ideas.

Zoo Animal First Birthday

Zoo first birthday party decorations for boy.

Dinosaur Party from The Forever Teacher

Boy, dinosaur themed birthday party theme ideas.

Wild One Birthday Party Ideas

Here are several ideas if you want to throw a Wild One birthday party:

Where the Wild Things Are birthday party from Share It Sister

Wild things first birthday party ideas.

Wild One Twins’ party from Oh Happy Play

Wild one twins birthday party theme.

Wild One party from Our Tiny Nest

Wild things party ideas.

Gender Neutral One Year Old Birthday Party Ideas

These last ideas would be perfect for either boys or girls and you could definitely customize the colors based on what your little one likes.

Monochromatic Cookie and Milk from Haus of McNeil

Milk and cookies birthday theme for 1 year old.

Ball Party from Dani Marie

Parents with child in ball pit themed first birthday setting.

Rodeo Party from Redlocks and Shamrocks

Rodeo first birthday decorations.

One in a Melon First Birthday from Caitlin Houston

One in a melon 1st birthday party theme.

One in a Melon party from The Samantha Show

Watermelon party for baby's first birthday.

Carnival Party from The Ashmores Blog

Carnival themed first birthday party.

Circus themed party from Ali-ish

Circus themed 1st birthday party.

Carnival Party from Life of a Minister Mom

Circus themed birthday ideas for kids.

Taco Bout a Party from Everyday With Bay

1st birthday party taco theme picture.

Fiesta First Birthday party from Lone Star Looking Glass

Fiesta first birthday party theme.

Ice Cream Sundae Party from Espresso Ever After

Sprinkles party theme for kids birthday.

Sprinkle Party from Lovely Lucky Life

First birthday party donuts theme.

Donut Party from The Mommy My Way

Donut 1st birthday party ideas.

Panda Party from Navigating Parenthood

Panda first birthday party ideas.

Milk and Cookies from Lovely Lucky Life

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie 1st birthday party.

Under the Sea from Bee Inspired Life

Baby in kiddie pool for under the sea outdoors birthday party.

Hawaiian Luau from Life As Mama Bear

Hawaiian themed birthday party for kids.

Popsicles and Pizza party from North Carolina Charm

Popsicles and pizza party theme.

Halloween themed first birthday party from Gabbing Ginger

Halloween first birthday party ideas.

Want More?

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Your Turn

I hope this list gave you some good ideas for throwing your little one’s first birthday party!

I’d love to hear what theme you decide to go with in the comments below.

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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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