First Birthday Themes
I guess I always think the party should reflect the child and since at a year they don't necessarily have a "thing" they're into, I went with focusing on her growth over the year.
Is there something your child is really into or loves (a certain book for example). If so, maybe you could center the theme around that. Good luck!
The decorations will consist of 3 dozen helium balloons in colors that match her robot shirt. She LOVES balloons!
Ever since I found it I've been really annoyed that I have to wait until April for his next birthday to roll around. We'll definitely be doing a Max and Ruby theme! Love those little cupcake toppers. I'll have to do his healthy banana cake he got at 1 and bake it in muffin liners this next time!
My oldest son's nickname is Monkey, and we did a monkey theme for his first. Keller's nickname is "Rascal". He has an outfit with a raccoon that says "Little Rascal". Maybe I could do a raccoon theme...
I made vanilla cupcakes decorated to look like panda bears, using vanilla frosting and bits of chocolate Halloween candy to make the face and ears. They came out pretty cute, even if we did have to strip off the candy and most of the frosting for the little ones. These are way cuter than mine, but you get the idea:
We had pink, black and white crepe paper streamers, "happy first birthday" balloons and some generic party hats. DD had this special hat, sent from grandma:
But DS was born on leap day, so he didn't technically have a first birthday... which is why the unbirthday theme worked
It was enough that it felt festive but not too overdone.
and these cupcakes http://farm1.static.flickr.com/92/23...e40f047b33.jpg They were banana cake with chocolate icing. Then I used teal and yellow balloons tied to big bunches of bananas as centerpieces. It was a hit, and really fit his personality at the time.
This year he is obsessed with Elmo, so that's what we're planning to do. I haven't really gotten into the party planning yet, although I really need to!
we decided that our best theme was that it was there first! figured they really weren't into much of anything yet and we had plenty of time for other themes. this was great for pictures too.
we used these things : http://www.birthdayexpress.com/browse/_/N-i/Ntt-Everything+One/results1.aspx?host=www.birthdayexpress.com we have boy girl twins so we got both packs and had super fun mixing them and then picked out some plain brown ones to be a background. we have chocolate cake with blue and pink dots i have a blast making for them, so it all was super pretty.
this was one of the only times i have gone all pink and blue on them, but it was really nice colors, not pastels and frankly it looked great.