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FIVE FAVOURITE FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

Hi all,

I hope you’re having a great summer – it’s flying by a little too quickly for my liking! Today’s topic? Party themes! Between planning my two daughters birthday parties, and designing new party stationery collections for my third baby – my stationery business, Hip Hip Hooray.com, I come across so much gorgeous inspiration online and regularly find myself thinking about themes… Of course, you don’t have to have a theme to put on a great party, but it can be fun to do something different each year. If like me, you enjoy making decorations and preparing your own party goodies – then it’s nice to have a concept to carry through all the elements, from cake and favours to invitations and games.

Today I’m sharing my favourite 5 first birthday ideas which would be perfect for a first birthday party. You can also adapt the themes for a baby shower, Christening, Baptism or other celebration:

  1. 1. WILD AT HEART

  2. There’s something adorable about the idea of a safari theme for a baby’s first birthday. Think cute animal figurines (even cuter in party hats!), natural textures such as hessian and twine and some jungle inspired leafy decorations!
  3. safari first birthday party themeImage credits: Centrepieces | Jelly Pots and Spoons and Cake Pops | Leaf Garland | Safari Sign

2. OVER THE RAINBOW

Bright pops of colour in a light airy space make for a great rainbow themed party…

rainbow first birthday ideasImage credits: Cake, Cupcakes and Treats | Pom Pom Garland | Rainbow Fiesta Birthday Party Stationery | Polka Dot Rainbow Garland | Dessert Table
  1. 3. LONDON CALLING

If you live in, or just love London and Great British heritage, how about a London themed party for your little one? A bold red, blue and white colour scheme and charming Royal Guards are just the ticket..

 union jack first birthday ideasImage credits: Cake table, London themed cake and phone box table decor | London themed print | Tablescape | Bunting
  1. 4. TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR

  2. Inspired by the much loved and age-old nursery rhyme, I love a ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ theme for a first birthday party, where simple details and a little sparkle go a long way!
  3. star theme first birthday partyImage credits: Dessert Table | Star garland | Cake toppers | Cupcakes | Word banner | Favour bags
  1. 5. TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC

If you’ll be celebrating during the summer and fancy an outdoor party, hosting a teddy bears picnic party is a great option. With DIY details that are easy to replicate, and the added the bonus that all the little ones can bring their favourite bear, what’s not to love?!

teddy bear first birthday partyImage credits: Jelly pots & picnic baskets | Packed lunch bags | Teddy Bears’ Picnic Birthday Party Invitations | Cake and Teddies | Tablescape

I hope you’ve enjoyed these party ideas and themes – I’d love to hear all about what kind of celebration you’re planning? Tweet us @hiphiphooray_ @blovedblog

See you again next month for a great feature on saying ‘I do’ abroad, full of tips, helpful hints and of course, destination wedding stationery!

Jenny

Jenny

I’m Jenny, co-founder & Creative Director at Hip Hip Hooray and mummy to two beautiful girls. I’ve always been a crafter at heart with a love for all things bright, fun & fresh.