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Cutest 1st Birthday Party Theme Ideas

With so many great birthday party themes out there to choose from, we’ve rounded a few themes that are equally adorable as your baby who’s growing up so fast! Choose from one of these 1st birthday party theme ideas to plan.

It’s been almost 12 beautiful months with your new baby and you’re ready to plan a 1st birthday party celebration. Whether this is your first child, or one of a few planning their 1st birthday party is something all family members get excited about. And even though they are too young to even recall the party, when they grow up and look at photos from the event, they’ll see how much thought and attention to detail you put into their first big birthday.

  • Minnie Mouse 1st Birthday

    It’s a no brainer that your little girl loves Minnie Mouse. She may be too young to express it but this iconic character from Disney is every young girl’s favorite cartoon. Having inspired so many events before yours, choose this classic 1st birthday party that used various hues of pink to combine with black and white colors. What’s great about this party is the plethora of desserts offered for all the grown ups in attendance!

  • Carnival Theme 1st Birthday

    Carnivals are another popular 1st birthday party theme as it gives plenty of inspiration for décor and activities. Since carnivals are essentially huge colorful outdoor gatherings, plan a 1st birthday party that incorporates carnivals’ traditional eats and treats and classic carnival games for your décor.

    Check out this party to get tips on games and activates, décor, printables and more.

  • Go Color Crazy for a 1st Birthday Party

    A rainbow theme party is great for either a baby boy or girl and is quite easy to plan. By being able to use a variety of colors, you are not limited to how you can decorate your party space and the types of foods to serve.

    Check out our rainbow 1st birthday party to get inspiration for DIY banners, games, food and crafts for the older kids in attendance.

  • Can’t Forget About Mickey!

    If you’ve got a little guy turning 1, then you can’t go wrong with a Mickey Mouse party. This party featured here made great use out of the Mickey ears to display party favors, sweet treats and for stickers and other printable items used in their party décor.

  • A Dora Party for a Little Girl

    Dora the Explorer has become one of the most popular characters that kids love learning from. With her witty personality, Dora is the perfect inspiration to a theme party for a baby girl’s 1st birthday celebrations.

    This party featured on Karo’s Fun Land has lots of sweet touches for this Dora 1st birthday party. Full of hues of pink and blue that combine with girly elements like ruffles, tissue paper flowers and yummy cupcakes, the ambiance of this party is a sweet choice for your daughter’s first birthday.

  • Elephants and Animal Theme 1st Birthday Party

    Taking inspiration from the zoo and animal crackers, House of Hydrangeas featured this adorable and whimsical 1st birthday party.

    Check out their tips for DIY paper decorations, photo display idea of the birthday baby’s first year and other ways they captured a vintage vibe to their event.

  • Superhero Theme Party for Boys

    You might not think to plan a superhero party for a one-year-old's birthday but think again! Kids of all ages in attendance will love the heroic look and feel of this 1st birthday party idea. Follow our tips for choosing a color scheme, party favors and other ways to give your party space a superhero spin.

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