First Birthday Themes

Erin - posted on 06/27/2010 ( 117 moms have responded )

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First birthdays are coming up soon! I was just curious to see what kind of parties everyone is having. I'm having a pirate party for my son. Some of my friends said it was alittle old for a one year old but he has to wear a patch because he has crosseyes so I thought it was perfect for him! We're just going to grill out in our backyard and have cake. Plus I'm getting a pirate ship blow up pool and buying all the kids patches. Also my son is the youngest one so I'm having a treasure hunt for all the older kids complete with chocolate coins! But I'm really excited for it so I was curious to see what everyone elses ideas were. I'm sure everyone else is just as excited as me!!

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Alesa - posted on 07/12/2010

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We're doing a Lady Bug theme! Her nickname is Bugs, so it seemed appropriate! We're also doing a BBQ. Just for close family.It should be fun! I'm excited to see what she does with her Cake (which I'm going to attempt making it look like a lady bug!)!

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Megan - posted on 06/03/2013

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A cute game for little ones is Duck Pond...just get a bunch of rubber ducks http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000V26... and float them in a small amount of water in a small blow up pool or bucket. Put numbers on the bottom with permanent marker...every duck gets either 1,2 or 3. Then have prize bags numbered 1, 2 and 3 (I used pretzel sticks, fruit snacks and stickers). When the child picks a duck they get the prize with that number. And they can pick several times cause its okay to win several pretzel sticks.

Also a bubble maker machine http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000197... is great for this age. Do on your mark, get set, goooo...turn on the machine and let em pop those bubbles. After a bit, turn off the machine and yell freeze. Kids will play this over and over!

Have a blast!

Samantha - posted on 02/07/2013

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These are great alternatives to hosting the standard character theme parties.

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Hello mommies,
First birthdays should be very simple affair, as your child is too young to enjoy the festivity. Therefore, always choose a simple theme that your child will be able to correlate. Some popular first birthday themes that you can consider are Barnyard and Jungle safari. Kids love animals and therefore, your one year old would love watching the animal shaped balloons, pictures, cake, etc. that you would be having at your party. You can even consider Minnie or Mickey theme party, balloon theme party, a color theme party, rainbow party, polka dot party, and much more. The whole idea is that choose a theme that your child can enjoy. After all it’s his birthday and you must take care of his requirements. Have a small and short party. Do not strain yourself or your child for this and make sure your child enjoys throughout the celebrations. Here are some helpful links on first birthday ideas that I have found for you all. Hope it helps.
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Corrine - posted on 10/15/2012

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I did a Ladbug theme for my daughters. Most parents tend to go with Mickey Mouse Club House or Pooh Bear for the Boys. You can check out my daughters banner here https://www.facebook.com/Chameleon.Media.Solutions

Samantha - posted on 09/18/2012

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Hey Erin, your ideas are good. For my son, I also had a treasure hunt and the kids loved referring the map and hunting for the treasure. Go ahead with this.

Samantha - posted on 07/14/2010

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I am going to to do, Pink and Cupcake theme for my daughter!!!! This is going to be very fun, can't wait!!!

Savannah - posted on 07/13/2010

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Well here in Hawaii 1st bdays are a big deal. So I am throwing a big party at a local hall. It's going to be a ladybug theme. I made all the invos and rsvp cards. Also i have hired some entertainment who is on the local tv station. We are expecting a little over 200 guests. I know she's not going to remember it but it's a Hawaiian tradition. Plus she'll have all the pix to look at.

Heather - posted on 07/13/2010

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well for Olivia's 1st bday we are going to have a grill out and do a cupcake party theme cause she is our little cupcake...We are so excited and blessed...

Emma - posted on 07/13/2010

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Hey i cant believe its nearly my daughters first birthday im doing a princess party and i cant wait, i am gonna buy her a little outfit and have tea and cake :)

Karan - posted on 07/12/2010

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Our invite's say "Look who's Cute as a Bug at age 1!" Friends and family are wearing bug antenna's, eating ladybug cupcakes and fluttering around with butterfly wings. Too cute!

Erin - posted on 07/12/2010

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My friends daughter just had a yo gabba gabba party for her third birthday! Her dad dressed up as DJ Lance or whatever his name is lol. Then all the kids danced around for awhile. It was a lot of fun!

Sathyapriya - posted on 07/12/2010

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Hey Staum...I am having a farm animals theme as well...my daughter is turning one on 1st August and she loves her sheep..its always a baba here and a baba there...I intend to have a little sheep cake as well! I think she will have fun...and lots of good food too...

Rebecca - posted on 07/12/2010

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Pirate theme sounds like fun!!! I have come down to 2 ideas just not to sure what one exactly I want. I have pooh or jungle animals which I seem to find more pooh things than jungle animals but as time gets there I will decide more!!!! I am just in awe that my son is turning 1 can't believe it is sooo close!!!!!

Mary - posted on 07/12/2010

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I think it is a wonderful idea I am doing winnie the pooh's 1st,we are cooking out as well.and like Abbey said we are only having ours for about 2 hours b/c I know my lil wont make it much longer than that.good luck i hope it turns out just how u want it to.

Nicholle - posted on 07/12/2010

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Since my naughty boy likes to "growl" we are gonna do a dinosaur theme ;o)

Grace - posted on 07/12/2010

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That is cool Erin! Fun and simple! I am having a Strawberry Shortcake theme for my twin girls, even though it feel like a organising a wedding! I want their first birthday party to be really special and memorable...my first babies and all.

Erin - posted on 07/11/2010

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Hey Allison two and three year olds will definitely be content with a pool! Just fill it up with cups and buckets. My older son and niece will play in our pool for hours and my one year old only lasts about am hour lol

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That is such a cute idea! The eye patches and the chocolate coins. We are going to do a Winnie the Pooh themed party, as our daughter is obsessed with Tigger. I'm not really sure what we will do aside from having decorations, grilling, maybe tiny cupcakes, and a kiddie pool. I'm also not sure how many older kids will be there, and if I should plan something out for them. Do you think 2 and 3 yr olds will be just as content in a kiddie pool/sprinklers as 1 yr olds?

Jamie - posted on 07/11/2010

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we have two boys born in aug 5 days apart and we are combining their parties. we are going to the park and everything will be cars themed..we are getting a cake and a 6 ft sub from subway

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we're having a small baby-centric party. we hired Mother Goose to come and tell nursery rhymes and so silly dance moves for the toddlers (the babies can sit in their parent's lap and follow along). Our theme is teddy bears. we are putting them up everywhere as decorations. and giving teddy bears as party favors

Melissa - posted on 07/10/2010

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My little Morgans theme since she was born has been Winnie the Pooh so her 1st birthday party will be the same! :)

Danielle - posted on 07/10/2010

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oh my gosh now that's a good ideaa plus it sounds cute! i think that im going to have a monsters vs aliens theme for my daughter, for some reason she just loves that movie, i just can't wait!!!

Kenya - posted on 07/10/2010

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We are going to have a backyard barbecue party with hot dogs and hamburgers for the kids, plus cake and ice cream. It will be an all-sports theme; it started out as White Sox because his Dad is a big fan and I found all this Sox stuff at the Factory Card Outlet for 75 cents (bat and balls, yo-yo's, baseballs, temporary tattoos, baseball cards, notepads, invitations, cups, and even a hooded towel). So I bought two of everything to give as gifts to the kids. Then when I went back I found a football birthday banner, some basketball whistles, basketball decorations, and soccer plates, so it turned into all sports. Now I just have to figure out how to entertain the little ones:)

Marivic - posted on 07/10/2010

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We are having mickey mouse clubhouse theme party at a log cabin nearby park. I have been watching youtube how to make balloon decors-arc, topiary and columns for a cheap but outstanding decors(mostly air-filled balloons). My husband made a trip in Asia, he already bought all the mickey mouse stuffing for loot bags, way cheaper. For the cake, i will make a cupcake tower with icings of the same color motiff-red,blue & yellow. On top of it will be the candle/smash cake for my li'l one decorated like the clubhouse. Oh btw, my baby's bday is Aug.7. I am so excited!

Elizabeth - posted on 07/10/2010

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Marta- my boys birthdays are 1 week apart (they'll be 4yrs & 1yr) so I feel your pain. I didn't want my older one to feel like his baby brother is stealing his party, so I asked him if we could have one big huge party for him and his brother- he loved the idea.
We're having a Thomas & Friends party! He has helped me decide about the cake- 2 cakes seperated by a blue fish (gummy) filled jello river and a bridge spanning from one cake to the other. The 1yr old will have the Thomas the #1 Engine cake and the 4yr old will have the Gordon the #4 Engine cake. The party is more for the 4yr old really, but fingers crossed I'll be setting a precedent for birthdays to come :)

Jillena - posted on 07/10/2010

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I am having a Baby Jungle theme party at the park for my son, it is so adorible, with a the face of a lion cupcake cake! I picked the theme from Party city, and i am purchasing the cake from Fred Myers.

Lisa - posted on 07/10/2010

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Much to my dismay, I am doing the Elmo theme. I don't love Elmo but my son and I watch Sesame Street every day and he LOVES when Elmo comes on. So many people I know have these huge and elaborate birthdays for 1 year olds and I think it's crazy!

User - posted on 07/09/2010

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i am doing a car theam for my son. hes going to be one aug 8. we are having 2 small parteys so we dont have to many ppl @ onse. his invitashes have a pic from each month on it. i made them. not sure what i am doing for thanck yuos yet. might use a party pic with him diging into the cake for it. his cakes are going to be a car shaped with his name righten on them & 1. the other cakes are going to be in a figer 8 with cars on the top. we are going to do a cook out outside. dont have any other kids coming so dont have to worry about games for them. if anyone easle has any ideas i am open to hereing them on his theam. i am new @ throwning parties. i never had a party when i was growing up so i have no clue what to do.

Michelle - posted on 07/09/2010

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im doing a princess theme for my daughters first birthday she is always being called princess taivia so it suited her.

Lyndsey - posted on 07/09/2010

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Im planning a Rubber Ducky party for my son. It is his favorite toy and we are having a pool party at my in laws. We have two large rubber ducks and a few small ones to float in the pool and doing bbq as well as most of these. The kids will make their own rubber duck visor they can wear in to sun. Not everything is planned yet, but i think it will be fun.

Kristine - posted on 07/09/2010

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since my daughters birthday is on a Sunday we're having a pot luck party after church. my husbend and I are of course bringing the cake which will be "all about my daughter". I'm going to make little candy clay figures of all her faveorate things to decorate her cake.

Amanda - posted on 07/09/2010

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That sounds wonderful, i am doing the lil' prince theme for my son, I think its awesome that you are able to apply the patch to his birthday theme!!!

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We are having a Barnyard Bash, my daughter is turning one and my son is turning two. So we hired a traveling petting zoo and we are using hay as seats. Grilling out and having pool and swingset for the kids to play with. Should be lots of fun!!!

Ashley - posted on 07/09/2010

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We are going to Rollandia Magic Castle, which is a children's place with softplay,miniture golf, and arcade games. It's similar to Chuckee Cheeses', only not as nerve wrecking...lol. My daughter's theme is going to be in Princesses.

N'Keesia - posted on 07/09/2010

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We are going to celebrate on a small scale. We are inviting family and a few close friends with young children for a BBQ and cake. Our little one has no idea that she will be turning one soon, so we'll wait until she gets older for the grand fiestas.

Autumn - posted on 07/08/2010

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I am so glad to see this, I was really at a loss as to what to do for my sons party. Unfortunily I dont have much of a choice as I just found out that my sons grandma booked a holiday for her and his uncle aunt and cusians and they will not even be here for his birthday. I am currently living in England and all of my familys in the states. So he has no family that can attend his !st party and that really makes me sad. I did decide to make some Icecream Cone Cupcakes though and give it a nice Summer feel to his party >^^<

Romancia - posted on 07/08/2010

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i'm not sure if i'm even having a party for my lil girl... everybody is leaving and i dont have much friends and the friends that i do have are going off to uni.. so, so far its cake and ice cream (both of which shes had b4)
but if i do have a party i'm thinking huge cupcakes/candy or maybe the lion king theme

Deanna - posted on 07/08/2010

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We are doing Cowgirl. Have the cutest invites. Going to do cow spots and pink bandana.

Erin - posted on 07/08/2010

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O my son isn't eating any solid solid food yet either, he just eats baby food. He'll gag everytime I try to give him cereal or something, so I'm interested to see how he'll do with a cake. But my older son didn't eat cake at his first birthday. He mushed up some frosting but didn't even attempt to put it in his mouth and he had been eating all sorts of solid foods, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. Besides there still another month he might start between now and then.

Hayley - posted on 07/08/2010

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not sure what i want to do because my lil one isnt eating solid food as yet so any ideas message me

Chelsea - posted on 07/08/2010

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BABY ELMO!!!! I am so siked about it!! He loves Elmo. It's like the only character he really likes. There are some really adorable ideas on here though!! I hope I have a girl down the line!! :)

Daralee - posted on 07/08/2010

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im not having a theme or games at my daughters birthday we are having friends and familey round some nibbles and balloons she cant play the games so im not going to go over the top its her day so y should i be worrying that kids that trn up r having fun its all about her thats our theme

Charity - posted on 07/08/2010

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Im having my son's 1st bday in winnie the pooh. i wanted it in elmo but everywhere i looked they had nothing elmo.

Leigh - posted on 07/08/2010

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I am just as excited. We are throwing our son a Curious George party. I am just about to start the planning process....

Mary - posted on 07/08/2010

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My daughter loves pandas, so we're having a panda party. We're encouraging guests to wear black and white. A friend of ours is making panda cupcakes and I'm making "bamboo" favor holders (toilet paper tubes covered in green tissue paper) filled with bubbles and such. We'll probably watch Kung Fu Panda, too. We're serving cold salads and "sweet sushi" (Rice Krispy treats rolled up with gummies). My husband's band will probably jam acoustically for a bit. We're not excited, or anything. ;)

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