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.

How We're (Trying) to Plan a Stress-Free 1st Birthday

This week kicks off what we’re affectionately calling “Birthday Week” in our house. Not so much in the sense that we’re celebrating all week, but we’re prepping for Wyatt’s first birthday this coming weekend.

First birthdays come in all shapes and sizes, from large events to small celebrations, but no matter the size, they can be stressful to plan, organize, and enjoy. Though they (hopefully) don’t have to be.

Here’s what we tried to remember to plan a stress-free 1st birthday.

These Mickey & Minnie Plush Toys Are the Perfect Gift

We’ve been searching long and hard for birthday ideas for our little guy. In just two short weeks, he turns one (ack!). It’s hard to think his first year has come and gone already, but what an amazing year it’s been.

As we’ve been prepping for his birthday, I’ve been looking for some great (and cost effective) gifts, and we’ve found just the thing. These Mickey & Minnie Dress & Play plush toys are fantastic!

They’re wonderful for play and exploration with your little one. The soft plush is just right for them to hold and squeeze — and with zippers, buttons, and ties to tinker and play with, these Mickey and Minnie plush toys are a wonderful option. At $29.99, they’re also easy on the wallet. Plus, you get to start your Disney collection early!

Head on over to Amazon and “one click” these adorable plush toys into your cart. Let those little fingers get to work experiencing the texture and fun Mickey and Minnie bring to everyone!


A Doc McStuffins Birthday Party

One of the cutest cartoon programs on TV has to be Doc McStuffins. Both of my kids love it. I find it to be such a positive and encouraging show. Also, being a minority, I love that the main characters are also minorities.

Obviously, so many little girls look up to Doc because they can relate to her. Alyssa is one of Doc’s biggest fans, so for her third birthday, she wanted to have a Doc Alyssa party! Lucky for her, she has a mama in the party industry who has more creativity in her little pinky than I do in my whole body. Seriously, I was blown away when I saw the photos for this party.

Scroll through to see how it turned out!

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A Toy Story Themed Birthday Party

My friend Monique from the blog Curves and Chaos recently shared these adorable pictures of her nephew Sebastian’s first birthday party last week. He had a Toy Story themed party, and they were so cute I just had to share. In case you’re planning your own Toy Story party, click through for a few ideas to get you inspired.

The Best Summery Birthday Gift Set for Toddlers

Summer is in full swing, and toddlers everywhere are having fun in the sun. With proper sun protection, summer playtime is an exciting time for little ones. Take all the fun of summer and bundle it up into a fun and playful summertime birthday gift set.

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