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10 Fanciful 1st Birthday Party Ideas

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10 Fanciful 1st Birthday Party Ideas

Hooray! You’ve made it through the first year! A grand celebration is in order, for both you and your little one. Here are 10 whimsical 1st birthday party ideas that will make it a day to remember.

 

Wild One

 

Gather inspiration from the classic children’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are,” and throw your wild one a whimsical party. Don’t forget to tell your little monster, “I’ll eat you up, I love you so!”

 

Pretty Pastels

 

Can’t think of a specific theme? Go with a favorite color instead. This pastel dreaming birthday party is girly and sweet, just perfect for your little princess.

 

Little Farmer

 

Looking for unique 1st birthday party ideas? Go country and celebrate the wee farmer in your life! They will put their “moo” and “baaa” animal sounds to great use at this shindig.

 

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

 

The first birthday party is definitely a time for your child to shine. This celestial star party theme is simple and elegant for your mini star, from its star-shaped foods to the handmade star wands.

 

Party Animal

 

It’s a jungle out there! Gather all the plastic toy animals you can find and start an animal parade. Don’t forget to whip up a wild kingdom cake for your tiny party animal to smash, like this Lion Birthday Cake Design. You can find ideas for cheap party supplies, like these cute masks, at Roxy’s Kitchen.

 

1st Beeday Party

 

This “beeday” party theme is a keeper. Surely there will be a buzz about the place in celebration of your beebee.

 

Bohemian Baby

 

The first birthday party is as much of a celebration for the parents as it is for the baby, so feel free to give it a bohemian fairytale feel, with a sophisticated twist.

 

Happy Camper

 

Want to keep your party down to earth and easy? Go with an effortless camping-inspired theme. (Don’t forget the s’mores!)

 

Carousels and Carnivals

 

Celebrate your traveling circus with a carnival themed 1st birthday party. Make sure there’s plenty of popcorn, sprinkled cupcakes, and even a carousel if you can swing it!

 

Waffle Party

 

In search of simple 1st birthday party ideas? Try a practical and delicious waffle bar, featuring these Easy Waffle Recipes for Kids. Cut out pictures of your baby’s cute face to make a banner, and have a waffly good time.