These Baby's First Birthday Party Themes are simple, easy and my absolute favorites.
A 1st Birthday theme is in my opinion the most special of birthdays and it really is your chance to show off your gorgeous baby and how he or she has developed and grown.
However, a birthday party for a one year old can be quite overwhelming for a small child. All that noise, all those new faces and all that attention can be quite scary. So my advice is to not go overboard and keep the party as simple as possible. Keeping it simple means a lot more fun and much less stress.
If this is the first birthday party that you have ever organized you may be feeling a bit anxious but trust me, it's not so hard. You really don't need to do anything fancy as the main attention will be on your child and not on the decorations.
Remember your baby is going to have lots of photos taken of him/her so you want to make sure they look as cute as can be. Baby clothes have never been so cute and you have a LOT of choices.
I personally think whatever you feel is your favorite baby outfit is just perfect and to make it extra special, just add an accessory or two such as a pretty hair bow or a special 1st birthday bib.
There really is no need to go overboard with a fancy dress costume. Besides whatever your baby wears, he or she is going to be the star of the show!
There are many shops and online stores where you can buy ready made first birthday party invitations but you can save money by making your own and it's not difficult.
Your invitation wording could go something like this:
Here are some ideas on presenting the invitations:
Depending on whether you are having a particular first birthday theme, a good choice for first birthday decoration ideas would be balloons and streamers. They always go down well with the younger kids but there is no need to over do it.
1st birthday food ideas would be mainly for the adults, since one year olds don't eat very much. Therefore cater mainly for the grownups and any older siblings that will be at the party.
One year olds are also not tidy eaters so make sure you have a dedicated food area and try to avoid too many foods that are 'fun to play with' such as jelly, otherwise you will have a lot of cleaning up to do!
If it is a nice day, it might be an idea to eat outside. Set up a big picnic rug so the kids can eat and move about as they wish. If the weather is cold or wet, you could still set up a picnic area in your house.
Fun first birthday food ideas are:
1st Birthday Cake Ideas
For something really simple, prepare a basic cake using a packet cake mix and bake in a shaped tin. When cool, decorate it with frosting and smarties. So simple but so effective!
If you want more birthday cake ideas check out the ones other visitors to this site have submitted.
In reality kids under the age of 2 years are not going to be very receptive to playing group games or doing anything that has rules. Plus their attention span is going to be limited and playing a game in a group is a bit daunting for them.
However some simple clapping and singing activities can work really well, especially if the mums and dads join in too. I've put together a list of simple easy and fun games which are perfect for this age group. Click here for my favorite 1st birthday games.
These baby's first birthday party ideas will help make a memorable 1st birthday that will be always be remembered.