Unique First Birthday Party Ideas


Getting to the 1-year mark is a momentous occasion, and definitely one to be celebrated – not only to shine a light on your sweet babe for hitting a new milestone, but for YOU for surviving that first year!

Throwing a fun 1st birthday party for your little girl or boy is a wonderful way to celebrate with friends and family, and although they won’t remember it…you sure will!

Choosing the theme for baby’s first birthday party can be a hard decision, especially if you don’t want to go with the more traditional ideas.

Check out some of the most unique and creative ideas for a 1st birthday party, with themes that are baby-friendly, but also fun for grown-up guests. These party ideas include themes with a play-on-words of “one” and “first”, plus more unique ways to celebrate for both girls and boys. Be sure to click on the link for a ton of inspiration images to give you ideas for food, cake, venue, supplies and more!

So whether you want to host a backyard bash, or will be stuck inside in the winter, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect 1st birthday party theme for your big 1-year old!

And remember, take lots of photos and videos – because they won’t remember the big day when they’re older, they can still have memories of it.

Here are 10 of our faves:

  • First Bee-Day Party / Fun to BEE One: This rustic Honey Bee theme will get everyone buzzing! Incorporate lots of honey comb, bee and hive motifs, plus plenty of sweet treats.
  • Winter ONE-derland: Having a celebration in the dead of winter? Embrace it with a Winter ONEderland 1st birthday party, with lots of muted blues or pinks paired with pretty metallics. Create a hot cocoa bar to keep all your guests warm and toasty.
  • ONE-ce upon a time: Turn your space into a real life Fairy Tale with enchanted details from your favorite storybook. A fresh take on a princess party!
  • Alice in ONE-derland: Inspired by the childhood classic, Alice in Wonderland, invite your guests to fall down the rabbit hole into a fantastical tea party full of magical details.
  • One in a melon: This sweet theme will show your baby they’re “one in a million”, with a fun watermelon twist! Perfect for a summer outdoor bash with juicy treats and bright pops of color. And the photo opp of the birthday boy or girl eating a huge slice of watermelon is just too good to pass up!
  • ONE-der Woman: Girls can be superheroes too! Show your daughter she can rule the world with this Wonder Woman themed celebration. Use lots of gold, blue and red, and don’t forget to dress up mom too…she’s the original Wonder Woman after all!
  • Wild ONE: This super versatile theme can revolve around the classic children’s story, “Where the Wild Things Are”, or simply be a fresh take on a Safari/Jungle theme.
  • Some Bunny is ONE : This sweet bunny theme will elicit plenty of “aww”s from your guests, the cuteness level is just through the roof!
  • 1st Down / First Year Down: Touchdown! Calling all football fans and future Quarterbacks, this “1st Down” theme is perfect for your soon-to-be one year old. Grab some faux turf, pennant flags, concession snacks, and of course, lots of footballs to decorate.
  • My First Rodeo / How the West was ONE: Yee haw! Grab your cowboy hat and lasso to celebrate with a Western-themed party with the cutest play-on-words!



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