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Cute 1st Birthday Party Decor Ideas

Check out these 1st birthday party ideas that are trending in the blogger world. We hope it inspires you throw in a few fancy and beautiful details for your baby’s 1st birthday.

There’s something about cute details at a 1st birthday party that makes our heart’s go pitter-patter. With beautiful color pallettes, attention to the details and special decorative elements throughout the party space, 1st birthday parties are becoming big events that involve a lot of planning. With people trying to find the most unique 1st birthday party ideas out there, here's a few that are as cute as the baby you're celebrating!

Your baby may not remember their 1st birthday party, but the photos they’ll look back on will be full of 1st birthday party details that made the event a special way to celebrate their 1st birthday.

There’s a few easy ways that you can showcase a few special touches in your party décor. Here are a few of our favorites!

Clothespin Photo Display

The CAKE blog featured a 1st birthday party for their daughter that was full of special details to get inspiration from. One aspect that we totally loved was a clothesline of baby photos displayed hanging above their food table.  


This is a great way to showcase your favorite photos of the apple of your eye in your 1st birthday decorations. Start from left to right with photos from the day they were born until present time. It'll be amazing to see how fast your baby has grown and evolved in the past year.

Accordion Paper Flowers

Paper elements are all over the web and these pretty accordion flowers are a beautiful option for 1st birthday decorations for a baby girl’s party. They give your party decor a little whimsical touch and give your party space a sweet and summery feel.


Follow our instructions for your own DIY paper flowers and make paper bouquets to display on your dinner table as part of your 1st birthday decorations.

Fun Pinwheel Bouquets

For a boys or gender neutral party, try featuring your pinwheels in vases instead of real or paper flowers. 


These fun pinwheels can give your tablescape a colorful presentation and add a bit of fun to your 1st birthday decorations.

Chinese Lanterns Suspended From the Ceiling

Softly lit Chinese lanterns are one of our most favorite ways to have fun with 1st birthday decorations. Pottery Barn cleverly used lanterns to create a caterpillar above the dining table at this 1st birthday party.


This fun décor idea is the focal point of the event, making a caterpillar theme a sweet and adorable idea for your baby. Choosing equally adorabel 1st birthday party ideas for your baby will celebrate their first big year in a special way.

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