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5 Fun Ideas for a First Birthday Celebration

5 top themes for a first birthday party celebration

For those who are stuck on ideas, we’ve compiled a list of 5 fun ideas for a first birthday celebration. Whilst the child at the centre of attention won’t actually remember the occasion it is renowned as a time parents can celebrate making it through the first year of their child’s life.

5 Fun Ideas for a First Birthday Celebration

A Wild One Party

5 Fun Ideas for a First Birthday Celebration

Source: Pretty My Party

With a play on the word one, you could host a Wild One party. There are so many different avenues you can take with this theme too, Rustic, Jungle (Where the wild ones are), Tribal, Wild West, Boho and the list goes on.

Predominately outdoors but perfect for an indoor/outdoor theme choose a colour palette to suit one of the above styles. Tee Pee’s are a great interactive decoration that can be filled with toys or books for younger children. Tables can be aligned with grass table runners and natural fibre table clothes, using wood blocks for cakes and other food offerings.

Peter Rabbit Party

5 Fun Ideas for a First Birthday Celebration

Peter Rabbit is a character that has filled the bookshelves of kids for years and now with the release of the movie it is even more popular than ever. With bright whites and shades of pale blue and orange, there is so much opportunity to style a Peter Rabbit Party that will live with your guests for years to come.

White picket fences, fresh fruit and veggies, displayed with a touch of ‘vegie patch’, again you could style using a grass table runner and wood blocks, or add creates too.

5 Fun Ideas for a First Birthday Celebration

Teddy Bears Picnic

5 Fun Ideas for a First Birthday Celebration

Source: Life's Little Celebrations

Every child owns a teddy bear and a Teddy Bear’s Picnic is a great theme for a first birthday. Picnic rugs, cushions and helium balloons spread across the party room will provide an easy decorating concept. Cupcakes and traditional party nibbles will be perfect for this theme, think morning/afternoon tea.

You could incorporate party hats for children and bears as well as colouring in pages and crafts to keep the younger ones amused also.

Whimsical Boho Party

5 Fun Ideas for a First Birthday Celebration

Boho style is so on trend at the moment. There is just something so delicate about it and this is why it is perfect for a first birthday. Choose your colour palette (aim for pastel or light colours). Include dream catchers, wildflowers, jars and tee lights. Doilies and ribbon bunting will be on point with this theme also.

If you can use vintage furniture this will certainly add that extra bit of flair, vintage dressers are often presented as the party food table with old wooden barrels perfect for additional tables or drinks stations.

5 Fun Ideas for a First Birthday Celebration

Dr Seuss Party

Who doesn’t love a good Dr Seuss book? We all love at least one! You can choose to go traditional and style with shades of blue, red and white, or you could choose to style on just one particular book. With Dr Seuss in mind, it really is an opportunity to go a little crazy.

A popular Dr Seuss book is ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go’ which is perfect for this celebration. You could create a keepsake book to go with this title and ask guests to share well wishes for the birthday child, their thoughts and hopes for them over the coming years.

Either way, use your imagination, go big and bold and have lots of fun with this theme, balloon garlands, colourful sweets, nothing will be considered overboard.


We hope one of our 5 Fun Ideas for a First Birthday Celebration spark a little excitement in you. In 2018 there many fun things you can do when styling your party regardless of your theme, here is a small list of our favourite:

  • Giant Confetti Balloons
  • Balloon Garlands
  • Party Table Banners/backdrops
  • Grazing Platters
  • Cake Pops
  • Festoon Lights

Incorporating a few of these ideas will definitely create the party mood ensuring everyone walks away with lots of special memories.


This blog post is a courtesy of Mandy from Party Remedy. Her website features an amazing directory of Victoria's best party businesses - anything from cake maker, entertainer, photo booth, and many more, all listed in one place. Not only that, go ahead and read her blogs for heaps of party themes and inspirations!