1st Birthday Party Ideas

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Looking for 1st birthday party ideas? Your child’s first birthday is a special milestone to celebrate with friends and family. Here are some of our favorite 1st birthday themes, as well as some tips for hosting a truly memorable event honoring a very special first year!

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1st Birthday Party Themes

We have many party themes throughout our website that can be adapted for a 1st birthday party. When looking at these party ideas, remember to consider the ages of your guests. If you are inviting very young children, simple activities such as setting up a safe play area, blowing bubbles, singing and dancing, and playing with balloons are often enough to ensure that everyone has a great time.

bumble bee party
Bumble Bee
butterfly theme party
Butterfly
cat in the hat birthday
Cat in the Hat
cupcake party ideas
Cupcake
dinosaur birthday party
Dinosaur
rubber ducky birthday party
Ducky
fairy birthday party
Fairy
Ladybug Birthday
Ladybug
Mickey Mouse Birthday Party
Mickey Mouse
monkey birthday party
Monkey
Owl Party
Owl
Winnie the Pooh Birthday
Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh Birthday
Zoo

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These parties represent just a few of the many themes we offer on our website. For a huge list of party ideas that you may find helpful, check out our Kids Birthday Party Theme page.

1st Birthday Party Ideas

Here is the plan for hosting a successful 1st Birthday party:

1. Keep it Simple — Keep in mind that this party is more for you and your close friends and family than it is for baby himself. Try to plan an event that you will be able to enjoy as the hostess.

2. Keep it Small — Remember that in addition to hosting a party, you will probably also be caring for your baby. Limiting your guest list to close friends and family will allow you to spend time with all of your party guests.







3. Recruit Some Help — Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your partner or a friend. Most of your guests would probably love taking a turn looking out for the birthday child if you need to take care of hostess duties.

4. Schedule Your Party Around Nap Times — You want your baby and her friends to be at their best for the party. A late morning or late afternoon event time will allow young guests to take a nap and show up fresh and happy.

5. Keep it Short — 1-2 hours is a realistic time frame for a 1st birthday party. After that, many one year olds start getting cranky or overstimulated.

6. Be Flexible — Remember that babies and toddlers are often unpredictable. Keep your expectations realistic and be ready to go with the flow.

7. Take Lots of Pictures — While you might be too busy hosting to enjoy every moment of your baby’s party, pictures can help capture the magic of the day.

8. Offer Easy Foods that Both Adults and Children Can Enjoy — If you are having other parents of young children, be sure to serve foods that are easy to eat and that provide something for everyone. Finger foods, such as cut fruit and vegetables and cheese and crackers work well at a 1st birthday.

9. Have a Special Cake — A traditional 1st birthday party highlight is baby blowing out the candle on his first birthday cake!

10. Relax and Enjoy the Big Day! — A first birthday only comes once, so make sure that you don’t get too overwhelmed with party details to enjoy your celebration. Have fun!

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