How to Plan & Celebrate Your Baby’s 1st Birthday Party

How to Plan & Celebrate Your Baby’s 1st Birthday Party

Congratulations, your child is turning one and officially a toddler! A significant milestone deserves a big celebration. If you’re planning a party for your baby’s 1st birthday party, we’ve put together a guide to ensure it’s a special day for your family and your toddler.

Baby’s 1st Birthday Party Ideas

Here are some ideas to consider to make your baby’s first birthday party special.

List of invitees

Who are you planning to invite to your child’s 1st birthday party? Ultimately, the number of guests you ask depends on your budget and preference, but you want to start with a few baby friends you can’t celebrate without. You can then work from your list of close friends and add more guests.

Birthday party theme

Great company and good food are the main ingredients for any birthday party. However, you may include a first-birthday theme to make it extra special. There are many birthday ideas for you to choose from. You can have a magical unicorn theme, a dinosaur theme, or maybe characters from nursery rhymes. The ideas are endless and only limited by your imagination.

Related:  Happy 16th Birthday!: Here’s How You can Throw a Party for Your Special Day.

1st birthday party decorations

Party decorations are one of the things that can make your child’s first birthday fun. When choosing the decorations for your baby’s first birthday, make sure they are baby friendly. Babies often also like moving objects and bright colours, so you may want to include balloons, streamers and soft toys.

Cake and dessert

The birthday cake is the highlight of any birthday party. Since babies under two are recommended to take minimal sugar, ensure the cake is baby-friendly for your child’s first birthday bash. Also, make sure to have appropriate birthday party food and desserts for the children and adults who attend the party.


Level up the party by providing costumes related to the party theme to those attending. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Adding party hats can be a fun way to get everyone in the spirit of the party.

1st birthday party entertainment ideas

When it comes to games and entertainment, you want to have fun activities that are age appropriate. If you’re hosting children of varying ages, you’ll want to provide birthday party games to suit them. For example, you may want an arts and crafts corner, face painting or bounce house for older children, and you may want to create a “quiet space” for your younger guests should they need a place to calm down.

Tips for a great first birthday party

Ensure your child’s 1st birthday party is something to remember with these fantastic first birthday ideas.

Child-to-adult ratio

You should follow a good rule of thumb: an adult should accompany children below five. So if your guest list is children below five, expect an adult to come and supervise them.

Write down the gifts your child receives

Writing down what gifts your little one receives from the little guests can be a good memory for your child. Make sure to take lots of photos, and don’t forget to write a thank you note to those who gave the gifts.

Don’t drop your usual rules

Keep the routine when celebrating your baby’s first birthday party. For example, schedule your baby’s 1st birthday party around nap time so you keep your little one’s routine intact.

Keep your phone charged

Keeping your phone charged always allows you to take precious photos during the special day. Keeping it charged also makes sure you’re ready should anything happen.

Set an end time on the invitation

All good things come to an end, even an amazing birthday bash. It’s proper party etiquette to put an end time to your baby’s 1st birthday party so your guests know what to expect when they attend. 

1st birthday party venues

Choosing where to celebrate your baby’s 1st birthday party is equally important as the party itself. Choose a venue where they can provide ample space and everything you need. This way, you can concentrate on what’s important – enjoying your child’s 1st birthday party.

Make your baby’s 1st birthday party a special one

Your baby’s 1st birthday party is special, so make sure it’s memorable with a fantastic birthday theme, food and venue. Are you looking for that special place to celebrate your baby’s 1st birthday party? Contact us. We can help.

enjoyed this article?

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop with all news related to weddings, lifestyle & events.