1st Birthday Party Guides
Browse through our guides to find loads of ideas on all the different aspects of a first birthday party. From ‘How to Guides’ for all the different first birthday party themes, to help with choosing a cake or fabulous ideas for easy decor designs.
1st Birthday Party Themes
We have so many fun first birthday party themes you’ll be spoilt for choice! Each theme has a section for each aspect of the birthday party: How to Host, Cakes, Decor, Favours, Food and Drink, Games and Activities.
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Whether it’s Grandma or your one-year-old, everyone loves Winnie-the-Pooh. This is why we think it’s a charming theme idea for a first birthday bash. Choosing the right decor is essential for creating a brilliant party atmosphere. We’ve rustled up some…
A garden theme is a gorgeous choice for your baby's first birthday party. Incorporate soft florals and bright colours into your home, or take your guests outside to enjoy nature. And, don't think that you can only host a garden…
Opting for a farm theme for a first birthday party is a great way to include all of your guests in a fun and memorable day. Keep everyone sweet with these delicious party treats and eats ideas. If you're after…
Throw a wild first birthday party with these fantastic zoo-themed decor ideas. We've rounded up 11 fierce DIYs for you to sink your teeth into. Whether you're after an epic table display fit for your little king or queen of the…
Wondering what you're going to feed those hungry guests at your zoo-themed party? We have a whole host of yummy food and drink ideas to suit both big and little taste buds. Choose from scrumptious monkey snacks or a monster…
Top tips to help you plan a fabulous first birthday party
When you’re planning a first birthday party there are so many things to consider it can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially when you’re looking after a little one full time or have just finished maternity leave and you’re all trying to adjust to a new routine.
There’s no need to worry though as we have all the best tips and first birthday party ideas that you can steal and pass off as completely your own! With a little bit of planning (just a couple of hours one evening) you can put together a great first birthday party that your little one will love.
Tip #1 Keep it simple. Your baby is just 1 after all and they don’t need a massive celebration that leaves you exhausted with the effort.
Tip #2 Say ‘Yes’ to offers of help. If your relatives or friends offer to help then let them. If you have a list of jobs that need doing, pick a few and get them on the case.
Tip #3 Think BIG. When it comes to impressive decor for small outlay/ effort you need to think big. So things like balloons, ribbon curtains and banners make a big impact for small time and money effort.
Tip #4 You’re not feeding the world! Small children really don’t eat that much and even if you decided to put food on for adults, chances are the party is not over a mealtime anyway. So cut the waste, hassle and budget and only provide a small buffet.
Tip #5 Pay someone else. If you have enough money and you do want a huge affair then pay for someone else to organise it completely!
“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr. Seuss