[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Can you believe your baby is about to be a year old? Don’t fret, there’s still a long time before he or she goes off to college! The only thing you should be worrying about is what the theme will be for your baby’s first birthday party! Snappening brings you three fresh first birthday party themes that will please even the pickiest of babies![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Baby’s 1st Birthday Theme #1: Book Worm

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Once upon a time, a little baby was born. Now it’s a year later and time to celebrate her first birthday! The most learning occurs at a young age. Incorporate this into your baby’s first birthday by hosting a “book”-inspired party. Design the invitation to look like a library checkout card that would be found in the back of a book. Cut pages from an old book into pendant shapes, cut out letters and glue them to the pendant. String these together to make a book page “Happy Birthday” banner! If your house is full of books, don’t put them away! Use the books as part of the decorations. Stack them and place them underneath centerpieces. Food is a huge part of any party! Serve treats that relate to children’s books. For example, cookies for If you Give a Mouse a Cookie and goldfish crackers for One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Recommend that each older guest bring a book instead of card. On the inside of the book, guests can write a message to the child about why the story is great and what the story means to them. These books can be kept for the child and become cherished keepsakes![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Baby’s 1st Birthday Theme #2: Celebration Circus

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Babies love bright colors and a circus is full of colors, shapes and fun sounds. Plan a circus-themed first birthday party for your baby! Decorate with balloons in solid, vibrant colors such as red, yellow, blue and green. Make sure to be careful with the balloons; popping one may scare children. A different way to use balloons involves not even putting air in them! The balloons are tightly attached to a Styrofoam ball and then the ball is placed on a stick. Put this is a vase with colorful tissue paper for bright balloon centerpiece. Use red and white striped napkins or table cloth that is reminiscent of a circus tent. Carry the circus theme into the dessert section with shaped cookies. Elephants, lions, circus tents, hats and event circles with colored frosting will all be super cute. Try a twist on the classic Rice Krispies Treats and make them with Trix cereal instead! Adding unwrapped lollipops to the top of cupcakes will even make it look like there are balloons on them! Having a larger party? Hire a clown! When planning a circus first birthday party, add as much color as you can and make your one-year-old happy![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Baby’s 1st Birthday Theme #3: Cute as a Button

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Everyone believes her baby is the cutest! Show off your own super cute baby at a “Cute as a Button” first birthday party! An obvious décor element is buttons, of course! Spread a bundle of mixed buttons on the dessert table as a replacement for confetti! (Be careful, this is out of reach of children! Button confetti should only be on surfaces children cannot reach.) Make button garland for the walls with either real buttons or paper. If using paper, cut the paper into circles and use a hole punch to mimic the button holes in the middle. The food table must be cute as a button too! Thread spools can serve as a unique stand for cupcakes or other food. Don’t just make plain cookies, make button shortbread cookies! Cut cookies into a circle, and then use a lid or some other circle to make and indent in the dough. It’s easy to finish the button cookies, just use a toothpick to make the button holes![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]As your baby’s first birthday party, there will be plenty of other chances to use other themes. Pick one that is fun and easy for you, and pretty soon your kid will be calling all the shots! For more first birthday party helpful hints, read our blogs “First Birthday Parties: Make Baby’s First Birthday a Memory” and “Make planning your baby’s 1st birthday party a snap!” Handling a one-year-old is a lot of work so consider hiring a professional event planner. Also, try our venue search tool to find the perfect venue for a baby’s birthday party if you’d rather host it publicly than at home.

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