5 Incredible Themes for First Birthday Party

by Raymond Miller on July 26, 2022

Finally! The day is almost here. Your precious baby is turning 1, and you want a party that celebrates this feat. The first birthday is not only a celebration of the baby but also the parents, who got through the toughest year of parenting with a triumph. 

That is why the first birthdays are special and need to be celebrated in a memorable way. Unlike older children who have their particular interests and ideas, the responsibility of choosing a birthday theme for one-year-olds comes down to the parents. The theme should be something that your baby likes to interact with. 

Maybe they have a favorite toy or a favorite lullaby. Do they like music? Or a certain cartoon character? All these questions will help you identify the perfect theme for your perfect baby’s first birthday. To add a special touch, you can personalize the theme with custom birthday party supplies

Here are a few incredible theme ideas for your baby’s first birthday party!

1. Disney Princess Theme Party

Who doesn’t love princesses? With the fever of “Frozen” spread across all households with younglings, hosting a Frozen-themed party would make the perfect choice for the first birthday. Frozen characters are beloved by both boys and girls, so you don’t have to worry about the nuances. 


Decoration Ideas

You can get custom birthday party supplies to create the perfect Frozen theme. Here are a few ideas:

  • Decorate the venue with cutouts of Frozen characters, such as Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. 
  • Order a customized cake with Frozen characters printed on it.
  • Get personalized paper treat cups, stadium cups, birthday cake plates, and goodies. 
  • Get a Frozen-themed personalized birthday garden flag.
  • In the case of a baby girl, dress her in a blue princess gown with a Tiara.
  • In the case of a baby boy, get custom shirts with Frozen prints.
  • Get balloons with Frozen characters printed on them.   
  • Play the soundtracks of Frozen movies at the party. 

2. Superhero Theme Party

Superheroes never go out of style. If your baby likes to play with a superhero toy figure or interacts with a superhero’s images or video, then this will be the perfect theme for the first birthday party. 


Decoration Ideas

Here are a few ideas for customizing a superhero theme for your baby’s first birthday party:

  • Get poster printouts of the hero of your choice, such as Batman, Spiderman, the flash, Superman, etc. 
  • Decorate the venue with special gadget toys and prints commonly associated with your preferred superheroes, such as Batmobile and spidey webs.
  • Dress up your baby in the superhero costume. If you’re choosing a batman theme, then the parents can dress up as Robin and Catwoman. 
  • Get superhero masks or customized t-shirts for all the party guests. 
  • Rent superhero chairs for seating.
  • Order a cake decorated with superhero prints.  

3. Winnie the Pooh Theme

Winnie the Pooh is a classic birthday theme for babies. Does your child love to play with their Winnie the Pooh toy? Well, then why not host a Pooh-themed first birthday? 


Decoration Ideas

Here are a few ideas for hosting a Pooh-themed first birthday party:

  • Get Pooh themed personalized paper treat cups, stadium cups, birthday cake plates, and goodies. 
  • Use posters and life-size cardboard cutouts of Winnie the Pooh characters to decorate the venue.
  • Use Winnie the Pooh colors, such as yellow and red, for balloons and other decorative items. 
  • Dress your baby in a t-shirt with Pooh prints. 
  • Order a cake with Winnie the Pooh print.

4. Dora the Explorer Theme

Dora the Explorer is another popular first birthday theme to consider. Is your baby a curious soul? Does he/she like to wander around and put his/her hand in everything, then they may just be an explorer. It is very simple yet fun to organize a Dora the Explorer themed birthday party.


Decoration Ideas

Here are a few ideas for hosting a Dora-themed first birthday party:

  • Since Dora is an outdoor adventurer, you can host the party outdoors or create a jungle-theme indoors. You can use green charts to make posters of big bushes and leaves to stick on the wall and around the cake table. 
  • Get cardboard cutouts of Dora, Boots, and other characters from the show.
  • You can either dress your baby in a Dora-printed t-shirt or dress them how Dora dresses. A pink t-shirt, orange pants, and yellow socks will be the perfect costume. Don’t forget to hang a tiny backpack on your baby’s shoulders.  
  • Order a cake decorated with a picture of Dora’s face. 

5. Art Theme

If your baby is attracted to bright colors and loves playing with crayons and paints, then an art-themed first birthday party might be the perfect option for you. You can use your own creativity and create a personalized setup for your beloved baby.


Decoration Ideas

Here are a few ideas for hosting a perfect art-themed first birthday party: 

  • Decorate the venue with colorful balloons and child-friendly artsy posters. 
  • Paste the photographs of your baby on posters paste them around the walls. 
  • Buy colorful papers, paints, crayons, glue, tape, and foam for different art activities for the guests at the party.  
  • Parents can work with their babies to create fun art posters. Let the babies have fun and get their hands dirty with paint, and you’ll have a memorable first birthday. 

Final Thoughts

It’s important to remember that babies have short attention spans, so keep the celebration short. Ideally, the party should be an hour-long for one-year-olds. By picking one of the themes mentioned in this article, you can have a fun and manageable first birthday party for your precious child.   Looking for customized party supplies such as birthday and graduation party cups? Visit our website now!


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