First Birthday Party Ideas

Turning one is fun! Get creative ideas for your little one's first birthday. From party themes to recipes, decorations, and favors, find plenty of celebration inspiration.

Judah's Nautical First Birthday Party!

Ahoy there, matey! Sometimes I still can’t believe I have an honest-to-goodness 1-year-old on my hands. Judah had an amazing first birthday party in May, with friends and family traveling from all over the country to join us for his special day. We were so touched and honored that so many people could join us for a day that was filled with plenty of fun, laughter and celebration. After months of planning our nautical-themed party, we were thrilled with the way everything turned out.

Get inspired for summer celebrations of your own with Judah’s nautical first birthday party!

First Birthday: Eli's Pinocchio Party

My friend, Tatiana, always throws the most beautiful parties. She is dedicated to making memorable experiences for all involved. She makes sure that every detail is absolutely perfect and puts a lot of love into everything. The theme for this party was the classic and beloved Pinocchio movie. I was excited to attend this party for her one-year old, Elias, with my kids. I was in the room the night Eli was born so it was very special to celebrate him at this important milestone. Click through the slideshow to get all the details for this precious Pinocchio themed party. 

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A Mermaid Birthday Party

When I saw this first birthday party at Handmade in the Heartland, I knew it needed to be shared on Disney Baby!

There are so many cute details, from the decorations to the food to the activities, and it’s all perfectly geared toward little ones.

Enjoy!

A Mermaid Party

DIY: Jake and the Neverland Pirates Party Invitations

For my son’s first birthday, we decided to have a Jake and the Neverland Pirates themed party (which I blogged about last week here on Disney Baby). I don’t consider myself a big “DIYer.”  In fact, I don’t really consider myself to be crafty at all. But after scouring Pinterest and getting inspiration from blogger, Parker and TY,  I couldn’t resist these adorable Jake and the Neverland Pirates invitations. Here’s a step-by-step on how I created them:

Ahoy, Baby! DIY Life Preserver Decoration

While Judah celebrated his first birthday this past Monday, the big first birthday party is this weekend and I am in full crafting mode! Since we’re throwing Judah a nautical-themed first birthday party, we want the decor to reflect the theme. One of the many ideas and inspiration I was drawn to was a simple life preserver. It’s such a great decor item for a birthday party, baby shower or even a nautical-themed nursery.

With just a few supplies and a solid 45 minutes, I had made my own for a fraction of the cost of buying a “real” decorative life preserver. Click on through to see how I did it… and how you can too!

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