12 Inspiring First Birthday Party Ideas for Baby

I’ve been planning Grayson’s first birthday party for almost two months now. Not only will this be my last baby, but it’s our last first birthday we will ever celebrate so we’ve gotta go out with a bang. I’ve been so excited to be planning his party with one amazing stylist, Valerie of Greyson Design. I’ve always planned my parties without help but this time around, life has been crazy and it’s nice to have someone you can bounce off ideas to make it a perfect day.

Click-through some of my favorite first birthday party ideas for baby! 

  • First Birthday Party Ideas! 1 of 13

    Baby's first birthday is a huge milestone. Get planning early with these inspiring first birthday party ideas for baby! 

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s 2 of 13

    Go chic for your little one's first birthday with a theme inspired by a classic movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Most of these items you can pull from your very own kitchen. I just love the shabby chic yet elegant look. 

    Image credit: Lil Sugar 

  • Tribal Trend 3 of 13

    This DIY feather cake topper is the perfect inspiration around the tribal trend. Think tee-pees, feathers and burlap. 

    Image credit: Kelli Murray 

  • Ice Cream Social First Birthday 4 of 13

    What baby doesn't love ice cream? This is such a great idea to even do indoors during the cold months when you need a reminder of Summertime. Having a ice bar so guests can create their own special sundae. 

    Image credit: Blue Hills Photo 

  • Camping Party 5 of 13

    Mixing the tribal trend and camping theme, we put together ideas inspiring Grayson's first birthday party. We can't wait to put together our trail mix bar. I love how you can create such a great theme around easy every-day things like trail mix and camping. 

    Image credit: Lemonberry Moon 

  • Fun Carnival First Birthday 6 of 13

    From admit one cotton candy to caramel popcorn -- the adorable details of this first birthday party are sure to make guest swoon! I love how there are so many DIY elements like making a dessert table out of a dresser in your home. 

    Check out all the details on On to Baby 

  • Daily Planet Theme 7 of 13

    It doesn't get much cuter! Clark, who shares the first name of Superman's alter ego, Jenna Hendersen of jHenderson Studios decided "The Daily Planet" would make the perfect theme for her son's first birthday. I can't help but agree. 

    Get more details over on On to Baby

  • Birthday Brunch 8 of 13

    I love the idea of having a brunch for baby because you don't have to worry about interfering with nap time. If it wasn't for siblings in soccer, we would have loved to do a brunch. Make mini pancakes and egg quiches while guests sip on orange juice with a cute paper straw. 

    See the details over on On to Baby 

  • Radio Flyer 9 of 13

    All one-year-olds love their wagon so centering a cute theme for a first birthday party around their favorite toy is always a sure way to go. From the printables to the fabric pennants, the entire theme was brought to life in such a classic way.

    Check out the party on Project Nursery

  • Vintage Little Lamb 10 of 13

    A great way to throw a memorable party is to take your inside outdoors. Take some of your furniture outside if you are planning to host it in your yard. I love how the party above looks like it is straight from a magazine spread -- especially the turquoise furniture prices. It's so beautiful! 

    See more details on Project Nursery 


  • Sesame Street 11 of 13

    Who doesn't love the classic children's TV show, Sesame Street? I love how this party was dressed-up from your average party store character party supplies. From the huge colorful balloons to the Sophia's Street sign and cookie monster cake. It's surely a first birthday party for the books! 

    See the entire party over at On To Baby 

  • The Perfect Palette 12 of 13

    Forget choosing a theme. Instead choose a beautiful color palette to help make your ideas come to life. This lovely aqua and pink birthday party is adoring and sweet for your little princess. 

    Get the details over on On to Baby 

  • Tee-Pees, Camping, Feathers, Oh My! 13 of 13

    After a lot of back and fourth between a pow wow themed party vs. a little man themed party we decided to go with our Native American culture and celebrate with a Pow Wow. Tee-pees, fringe, camp fires, a trail mix bar and the list goes on! I can't wait to share his first birthday with you.

    Invite designed by Greyson Design 

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