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Marvelous 1st Birthday Party Ideas for Girls

Marian K Oct 23, 2018
1st birthday party ideas for girls, from themes to decorations, encompass a multitude of options that would leave any parent confused. Here we give you a few ideas to get the party planning started.
Your baby girl's first birthday is a very important occasion for turning one is a milestone for her, and quite an achievement for the parents. Most eager parents start planning for the party well in advance.
However, given that your little angel does take up most of your time, you should be safe even if you plan about six weeks prior to the big day. The initial stages of your planning should involve scouring different sources for ideas till the time you are able to settle on one.
With that in place, you can start making lists of all that you will need in terms of food, decorations, takeaways, etc. If you have the time to make decorations, invitations, etc., craft books and magazines are also a good source of a baby girls first birthday party ideas.

Birthday Budget

One factor that most of your decisions will hinge on, is budget. Whether you are going to have an elaborate affair or a small private one, your little princess is not going to remember any of it. She will not even know that the party is in her honor.

Guest List

One of the first things you need to decide is the scale of the party. Will your guest list include all your daughters playgroup friends, or will it be a family only affair?
Will you have simple cakes and food, or will you bring in a clown, magician, or any other entertainer? If you plan to invite several adults, you can plan a scrumptious meal and skip the entertainment.
However, if there are going to be several small kids around, then you could spend more on entertainment. My suggestion would be to restrict the guest list to family and friends.

Party Theme

The wide variety of 1st birthday party themes for girls themselves can leave you royally perplexed. Some options are a princess theme, Sesame Street theme, beach party theme, Barnyard theme, fairy theme, Barney theme, Luau, Winnie the Pooh theme, zoo theme, Barbie theme, carnival theme, or beach theme.
If your baby has a favorite toy or musical group (like the wiggles), you could base it on that. These themes are very popular, and so, there is plenty of partyware (paper products, decorations, favors, etc.) available. However, theme decorations are fairly easy to make too.

Some More Ideas


For homemade party invitations, cut out a large number 1 from a brightly colored sheet of card paper. Used glitter/calligraphy pens to list the details of the party on one side of the paper. On the other side, write "Look who's turning 1!", and paste a picture of your baby girl. Write her name below the picture. And add any other words you may wish to.


Ideas for decor include the usual balloons and streamers, your favorite photographs of her taken over the last one year, posters, banners, and stuffed animals.


If your guest list includes toddlers and slightly older kids, you could organize birthday party games or activities such as pull-string pinata, a puppet show, story reading, wagon rides, finger painting, or hand prints in plaster or clay.


Your baby girl's first birthday cake is sure to be fantastic, whether it is homemade or store bought. However, you will need other finger food which can include ice cream, cookies, cupcakes, peanut butter, jelly or cream cheese sandwiches, and applesauce.
A few other 1st birthday party ideas for girls are takeaways such as, tiaras (especially if it is a princess theme), blowing bubbles, finger puppets, or picture books. As for location, you can have it at your home, a friend's or relative's home, a restaurant or a playground, though a familiar location will be the best.
Another pointer for a successful first birthday party is to keep it short, as the younger kids are sure to get tired and cranky. You could even have a morning party, which works well with young children.