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100 First Birthday Party Ideas for 2023

We want one year old birthday themes that will help us put on a party that will be remembered. There are many first birthday party themes to choose from.

Consider Animal First Birthday Party Themes

Most babies love animals, and there are a number of animals for you to choose from when looking for a focus for your party.

  • Cheetah
  • Bear
  • Lion
  • Bunny
  • Cat, dog, or other household pet
  • Snake
  • Insect
  • Horse
  • Sea creatures
  • Mouse

Consider Fantasy First Birthday Party Ideas

Fantasies and magic get little ones excited, and you might focus on something make-believe for your little one's party.

  • Unicorn
  • Castle
  • Fairy
  • Magic, in general
  • Favorite fantasy movie


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Use Color Based First Birthday Party Ideas

Decorate in a themed color to make a party special.

  • Pastels
  • Rainbow
  • Tie Dye
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Pink
  • Blue
  • Black and white
  • Colors that match baby's personality
  • Colors fitting the season

Consider Character First Birthday Theme

First birthday party themes should be focused on what a little one likes, and their favorite character can be great theme inspiration.

  • Minnie or Mickey Mouse
  • Looney Tunes
  • Elmo
  • Arthur
  • Disney Princesses
  • Baby Einstein
  • Daniel Tiger
  • Dora the Explorer
  • The Lion King
  • Doc McStuffins

Choose Toy Based First Birthday Themes

Little ones love toys, and they make great one year old birthday themes.

  • Rattle
  • Xylophone
  • Blocks
  • Dolls
  • Toy cars
  • Stuffed animals
  • Teddy bear
  • Mini figures
  • Arts and crafts
  • Musical toys

Use a Book as Inspiration for a Baby's First Birthday Theme

A book can inspire food, decorations, and more when you are planning a baby's party.

  • Consider books the baby loves
  • Consider books that were loved by the baby's parents
  • Consider popular books
  • Choose a book that inspires a whole theme
  • Choose a book appropriate for a one year old

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Create a Theme Based Off New Skills Baby is Acquiring

Let everyone in on the excitement of your baby's development with a party focused on skills they are gaining.

  • Crawling
  • Walking
  • Eating
  • Exploring
  • Growing

Use a Classic First Birthday Theme

There are certain first birthday party themes that have been used many times but that never get old.

  • Alphabet theme
  • Counting theme
  • A look back at the baby's first year
  • A theme related to the parents' baby days
  • Zoo animals theme

Encourage Baby to Dream with a Special Baby's First Birthday Theme

A party can be focused on things baby might become one day and things that they can only dream of becoming.

  • Prince or princess
  • Career oriented theme, such as teacher
  • Dragon slayer
  • Superhero
  • Ballerina
  • Sports player
  • Singer
  • Circus performer
  • Racer
  • President

Choose a Theme Based on Food

You can use food to keep guests satisfied, but you can also use it as decoration and a theme for a first birthday party.

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Pizza
  • Tacos
  • Ice cream
  • Soda shop
  • Avocados
  • Desserts
  • Breakfast foods
  • Candy

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Choose a Baby's First Birthday Theme that Fits the Weather

Think about what you see outside while trying to come up with first birthday party ideas.

  • Swimming
  • Sledding
  • Snowball fights
  • Lying in the sun
  • Tennis
  • Leaves falling
  • New flowers budding
  • Building snow forts
  • Playing on the beach
  • Hayrides

Miscellaneous First Birthday Party Themes

Use your imagination, and you will find that there are endless themes that can be used for a first birthday party.

  • Shape based theme
  • Love
  • Hope
  • Nature theme
  • Balloons
  • Fair
  • Favorite things theme
  • Religious theme
  • Sun, moon, and stars
  • Rain and umbrellas

When we pick out a good baby's first birthday theme, we can put on a party that will make for good pictures and good memories.