Fun Turning One! 5 Unique Party Themes for Girls


Your little lady only has one first birthday party so this is definitely an opportunity to go all out as you celebrate her first year!  There are so many cute ideas and fun ways of celebrating, but we wanted to simplify some of these into 5 unique girl’s first birthday party themes.  We hope that you find something that suits your little one’s style and personality.  We have done the work and included shop links to printables, invitations, decorations, favor ideas and even something beautiful things for her to wear and accessorize with.  Read on to find out what could help you plan of this wonderful event – the only rule is to HAVE FUN!


A Love of Nature:  My little ladybug

Red and black will definitely be the underlying colors of your little ladybug’s party!  One of the great things about this party theme is that ladybugs have been known to symbolize luck.  What a great way to view this amazing day of fun!  Use foods of varying red shades in your dishes – strawberries/raspberries, watermelon, apples, tomatoes, and red peppers to name a few.  For your drinks, dress up your red solo cups with black dots to make them go along with the theme.  Balloons with polka dots or tissue paper puffs can fill the room!



The Free Spirit:  A Whimsical Garden Party

A garden party is definitely for the sweet girl who loves flowers and the beautiful outdoors.  Even if you aren’t in the season for nice weather, you can always bring the outdoors in by surrounding yourself with fresh or cloth flowers and beautiful green plants.  Think about the word delicate for this theme – sparkling pink lemonade, paper-thin sugar cookies, and dainty decorations.


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Foodie:  Apple of My Eye

We all know that she is the apple of your eye, so why not celebrate with this cute theme?  You can also make a ton of goodies that kids will love from this delicious fruit – apple crumb cake, caramel apple popcorn, apple butter, apple chips – the list is endless! Cover the tables with red and green gingham tablecloths and place apples in clear vases or baskets to create a beautiful look for the room.  Bobbing for apples doesn’t have to be only a fall activity – introduce this to the older kids at the party (and even the parents!).  For favors, make homemade applesauce (or use store-bought) and wrap it in a burlap favor bag with a cute apple of my eye favor tag.




Early bird:  You are My Sunshine

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray!  Your little girl will know how special and loved she is with a bright and sunshine-y day.  Make it even more special with a breakfast/brunch for early-in-the-day fun!  This birthday theme is all about bright, cheery colors and ombre tones.  Use bright yellow cups and plates and fill your guests’ bellies with fun food and drinks including lemonade, blueberry and banana muffins, fruit skewers, quiche bites, and pretty parfaits. Liven the room up with bright yellow sunflowers and daisies.

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Just want to have fun:  Pinwheels and Polka Dots

This is a unique and funky way to enjoy your little one’s first celebration.   Instead of balloons, hang pinwheels around the room for fun decorations!  You can use this spiral theme within the food too.  Think about making pinwheel cookies, pizza and sandwich roll-ups, cinnamon rolls, and veggie wraps.


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We hope that you have a wonderful time creating a birthday party for your little one! Turning one is such an exciting time in your baby’s life but it is also a chance to celebrate your first year as parents to your beautiful baby girl. Congratulations!

Be sure that you check out our post on Must Take Photos of your Baby’s First Birthday!

Photo credits:

Ashley Sisk Photography, Sara Eden Photography
Ladybug Party Picks: nickwilljack, RusticRosebudDesigns, PapaCrabPaperie, OneMoreSunshine, totallytutubychristy
Whimsical Garden Party Picks:  PrettiestLilThings, LydiaJeans, BrossieBelle, foryourlittlemonkey, KKChildrenDesigns
Apple of My Eye Party Picks:  PixperStudio, PaigeSimple, LittleMavens, TheDandelionLane, TheWeeLittlePig
You are my Sunshine Party Picks: designdyer, ABlissfulNestShop, SunshineParties, RompersBowsandBands, Fairytalestitchesbou
Pinwheels and Polka Dots Party Picks: SweetGumdrop, arpartyprintables, HomespunSpirit, MooseBabyCreations, FancyFlamingo


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Jessica N.

Jessica lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband, spunky 3 year old daughter, and 10 month old son. Her favorite things include sewing/crafting, reading, and hearing her children giggle. She is a huge fan of Pinterest, Etsy and reality tv. She currently works as a school counselor and is very passionate about advocating for children in order to help them succeed in school. For her, the best gifts in life have been the love of her family, the support of her husband, and becoming a Mom.

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