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Choosing 1st Birthday Party Themes

Are you having trouble figuring out where to begin planning your child’s first birthday party? Choose a 1st birthday theme to start your planning on the right foot. Once you have the theme, everything else will fall into place very easily. Birthday party themes can take a lot of work out of planning a birthday party. Choosing a theme makes decorating, games, and even the food much easier to pull together. From pirates to princesses and many more in between, we’ve put together themes that will create a wonderland for your child. They can be transported back to prehistoric times with a Dino Party, transformed into royalty as a Princess or a Queen, or participate in the Winter Olympic Games. Each theme has food ideas and game suggestions so you don’t have to plan out anything except a timeline for putting on a fabulous party for your birthday child. When choosing a birthday party theme, involve your child. Watch for the clues that say “you’re the best mom ever!” when you suggest a theme (like their eyes lighting up at the thought of being a swashbuckling pirate). A theme can be tailored to your budget with incredible results no matter how much you spend.


To choose a 1st birthday party theme, think about your child’s interests and how you can personalize the party to them. Does your child have a favorite stuffed animal or a book that you always read to them to help them fall asleep? Have they said their first word yet and could you incorporate that into the party theme? A first birthday party theme can help make the birthday celebration special for you and your child. First birthday party themes can incorporate all of the other elements of a party including invitations, decorations, favors, and the cake. Many stores sell themed party packs so that you can buy all of the necessary party supplies for your child’s 1st birthday party theme together in order to save time and money. You can also browse ideas for themes to figure out if there’s one that resonates with you more than another. Some popular first birthday themes include barnyard animals, Dr. Seuss, Peter Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, under the sea, jungle or safari, teddy bears, rubber duckies, and the circus. Whatever you choose for your child’s 1st birthday party theme, you will be certainly be able to make it one to remember. If you don’t want to choose a theme from a children’s book or movie, you can also do a color theme for your child’s first birthday party. Popular colors for a girl’s birthday party are pink and purple and popular colors for a boy’s birthday party are blue and brown. Neutral colors like green and yellow can be used for either a boy or girl birthday party. What ever birthday party theme you choose, make sure to take lots of pictures and most of all have fun!