1st Birthday Party Ideas

Below is a list of 1st Birthday Party Ideas and themes.

Remember that planning a first birthday party for a baby is quite different to planning other kids birthday parties, in that a one year old isn't going to expect very much!

1st birthday party ideasYou're really throwing a party to give your family and friends an opportunity to get together and share such a special occasion. So you can afford to keep things a lot more simple than most kids parties.

I recommend keeping numbers small so you don't overwhelm your little one, perhaps just family and a few close friends. You might want to invite one or two friends from your antenatal classes who can bring their own babies but I would suggest no more than one or two other babies, otherwise it could get too hectic. Anyway, this is your baby's day to be the centre of attention!

The party itself doesn't have to be very long—an hour-and-a-half is probably plenty—but remember to schedule it around nap times. The last thing you want is to get them all excited when they're tired or you'll soon end up with a cranky baby.

It's still a good idea to choose a theme because it will help tie everything together like invitations, decorations, and a cake, but there's no need to go over-board.

1st birthday party ideasThe one thing I would recommend though is—as the guest list will be smaller—you could probably invest a little more in a nice invitation. These are the sort of things that make great keepsakes for you to show your baby in later years. You could even mount one of the invitations onto the front of a guestbook and ask all the guests to write birthday messages when they arrive. Later you could add photos from the party and keep this as a record to show you child when they've grown up.

Either way don't forget to take lots of photos or have a video camera on hand so you can share the memories with your baby a few years down the line.

 

 

 

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More Detailed Party Themes Coming Soon

 

usa flagIn the meantime, here are some other icon1st Birthday Party Ideas and Themes (such as the ones below) which might inspire you.

 

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1st birthday party ideas airplane

AIRPLANE
1st birthday party ideas barnyard

BARNYARD
1st birthday party ideas bee

SWEET AS CAN BE
1st birthday party ideas cowboy

COWBOY
1st birthday party ideas dogs

DOG
1st birthday party ideas

DUCKIES
1st birthday party ideas elephant

ELEPHANT
1st birthday party ideas giraffe

GIRAFFE
1st birthday party ideas minnie mouse

MINNIE MOUSE
1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS WINNIE THE POOH

WINNIE THE POOH
1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS LITTLE PRINCE

LITTLE PRINCE
1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS LITTLE PRINCESS

LITTLE PRINCESS

 

 

 

 

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matt james
is a professional event planner and owner of event agency Left Field Productions, which has produced events for Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Spacey, Stella McCartney, David LaChapelle, John Waters, and Elvis Costello & Diana Krall. Since 2004, Left Field Productions has won 30 industry awards for excellence including Production Company of the Year.





 

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