Your little guy is turning one! Planning his birthday party has been something you have been thinking about since before you can remember. It doesn’t need to be something ordinary or stereotypical “boy.” Take one of these 5 unique party themes and make it your own!

Construction party

Bang, crash, boom! Little guys go crazy playing with toy trucks and construction vehicles. What a great way to incorporate this love into a birthday party! There are many wonderful ways to have fun with this theme in decorations, favors and especially the cake! What kid doesn’t like to get a little dirty? Have fun creating ways to do just that during the day. Section off game stations with orange construction cones. Use a wheelbarrow to house the gifts for your little one.

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Everything Nautical

Nautical themes have recently become very popular in clothing and decor. It is also a cute idea to involve this theme in a birthday party.  Boats, captain hats, anchors, life preservers and flags are favorites when thinking about decorations for this preppy theme!  You can go the traditional colors of red, white and blue or you can jazz it up with some green or yellow!  Having this theme for a summer birthday makes it even more fun with the many water activities you can use at the party!

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Susty Party also has thought of innovative ways of re-using their packaging. The inside of the utensils box can be transformed into a napkin ring if you use the directions provided! What a smart way to have less waste and make your utensils look great!

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Susty Party has created unique and fun colors and patterns for any party. They sell individual products but also have party packs available if you want to focus on one color for a large group. Or, you can mix it up with several different colors together for your own special party. They have any type of tableware that you could possibly need for your little ones shin-dig! Check out Susty Party for all of your party needs!


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Dapper Derby

A day at the races is sure to be a hit for your little one’s birthday party!  Use yellow, green and blue throughout the decorations and favors in order to take in the colors of the derby.  First place ribbons and small trophies can be used for party game prizes to honor this theme.  You can also add in some southern charm with sweet tea, lemonade and mint juleps for the adults to enjoy!  Serve southern comfort food including fried chicken, cornbread dressing and collard greens.  Use mason jars to hold utensils and for drinks!  Hope you have fun at the races!

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Mustache Bash

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A mustache bash is guaranteed to give guests the giggles.  Seeing small mustaches everywhere can be the perfect touch to your little guy’s first birthday.  Polka dots and argyle patterns can fill the party room and be a cute addition to decorations and favors. There are so many ways that you can use the mustache symbol – in anything that you have displayed!  This could be dessert tags, place cards, and signs.  You can even add one to a straw for a cute addition to any drink!

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Bow Tie Party

Bow ties can really “dress up” your one-year-old’s party!  This is a theme that never goes out of style for your cute little man.  Sophisticated, preppy and fun – your guests are bound to love this idea!  Have a DIY photo booth to capture pictures of the guests.  You can even make your own bow-ties so that guests can show their style.  Wrap your silverware in a bow tie shape to keep with the theme.

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Have a blast creating something spectacular for your little guy’s first birthday. This opportunity only comes once so you might as well make it creative and fun! We hope that these ideas have helped you along the way to make his day extra special!

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Do you want to make sure you capture the best shots during your child’s party? Read our post on Baby’s First Birthday: Must Take Photos!

Photo credits: The Whimsical Photographer, It’s a Logical Life
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Jessica recently moved from Baltimore to the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and daughter. Her favorite things include sewing/crafting, reading, and hearing her daughter giggle. She is a huge fan of Pinterest, Etsy and reality tv. She pursued her Master’s in School Counseling 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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