First girl birthday party ideas are sweet on any scale. The more imagination you put into the planning, the more meaningful the party will be. Plan for a mix of people since this is easily one of the most important family birthdays of all. Keep the food fairly simple that, with luck, appeals to all. A baby girl first birthday theme offers the perfect opportunity to indulge yourself in pink from the decorations to the birthday cake. We hope you find the party ideas here full of sugar and spice and everything nice.
A first birthday is always a reason to celebrate, and here it is taken to the extreme. Everyone is most relaxed and has the best time when the setting is creative yet comfortable. Pink, the official color of girls, is the sweet side of red. It is tulle, cotton candy, and babies, especially little girls.
One sweet hello.
High in creativity and low on fuss, guests won't miss these eye-catching yard signs. They also work beautifully as photo props...two party ideas for one.
Pretty in pink.
This beautiful tulle wreath is a pretty in pink way to celebrate the imminent arrival of guests. A pink crown and a silver 1 carefully tied with a satin ribbon make it perfectly clear the reason for the celebration.
We love this easy idea that makes such a bold statement. Instantly create a focal point by hanging a backdrop behind the food table. With the wide range of design options, it's so easy to find the perfect size and colors. Click on the backdrop photos below to get started.
Little princess theme.
This royal themed birthday party is every little girl's fantasy. Chair sashes are an inspired idea for the chairs, soft pink decorations enhance the theme, and white child sized tables and chairs stand ready for little royals. The faux castle wall made from foam poster boards and paper was a brilliant idea.
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A first girl birthday party is a very special occasion among friends and family, and is a wonderful excuse for showing off pictures. The large polka dot balloons add a big pop to this display as guests discover just how much your little one has grown.
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Ballerinas & babies.
This lovely setting carries the ballerina theme throughout in a soft, girlish way. The combination of the airy tulle table skirt and pom poms floating through the air give an overall delicate and feminine feel.
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Pearls of joy.
This plastic flatware looks extra special with a baby pink ribbon and pearl bracelet napkin ring. While the softness of pink with little girl frills is a natural decorating choice, the key to a feeling of joy is to use a mix of textures.
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Think bright and cheery.
Keep your little celebrants happy and occupied with strategically placed balloons safely out of baby's reach. This balloon garland livens up the table and surrounding areas.
Hot air balloons.
Hanging a few vintage hot air balloons will blast your party inspiration into gear. While the occasion looks as important as it is, the little ones will love being outside and the parents will love the easy cleanup.
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This twinkle, twinkle little star theme owes much of its charm to soft pastels and the glitter of gold. Allowing favorite photographs to play a starring role pulls it all together with a touch of nostalgia.
Photo courtesy of Three Peas Photography
Tulle wrapped balloons.
Balloons are ideal for parties. Extend your pretty pink color scheme around the room and beyond with tulle wrapped balloons. Attaching a bright white flower is an ideal adornment
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Dreams do come true.
Bibbidy-bobbidy-boo! Make your little princess' dreams come true with the wonder of Disney. From the chandelier to the Cinderella carriage favor boxes, this 1st birthday display embodies the theme in a magical way.
Photo courtesy of Alan Phillip Photography
You're number 1.
A number one collage is a fun way to share happy memories. With a little reflection and a minimum of fuss, you can ensure happy guests and encourage good conversation.
Photo courtesy of The Baker Family: The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected
1st girl birthday time capsule.
In addition to a few expected things like a picture or newspaper, allow guests to write a personal note. It can be about their hopes and dreams, about them, about her, or about the year of her birth. Seal the time capsule tightly to be opened on her 18th birthday.
Photo courtesy of Wendy Updegraff Photography
A first birthday is a perfect opportunity to give a keepsake gift that will be treasured for years to come. Explore these ideas for making your child's birthday a meaningful, lasting memory.
Kiddie puppet show.
Staging your own puppet show is great entertainment for tiny celebrants. Soft familiar hand puppets will capture their attention and happy songs will make them giggle with delight.
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Providing a book for guests to sign or send messages to your little one is a delightful idea. Writing an original rhyme complete with pictures puts this idea over the top. This simple gesture by a thoughtful hostess if sure to become a treasured keepsake.
Photo courtesy of The Rhea Family
More guest book ideas.
Glitz and glam.
This party favor casts a sparkle that is uniquely royal. Crowns and wands are inherently beautiful and one only needs to look to the presentation itself for decorative inspiration. This is definitely the time for satin ribbons and tiny rhinestone embellishments.
A pink elephant.
A clear box filled with animal crackers reminds us of life's simple pleasures. The personalized card and tiny pink elephant adds decorative splashes that all fit well together.
This party favor makes a lovely gift suitable for a first girl birthday. The personalized thank you tag takes front and center and gives you a chance to show off your thankfulness.
Photo courtesy of Tweedle Dee Designs
In the pink.
The importance of a party favor is often signaled by the overall presentation. This sweet idea was well thought out from the tiny ballerina on top to the pink cotton candy inside.
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These swirled lollipops are sitting pretty in a tray filled to the rim with jelly beans. It is these little extras that give your favor presentation a unique edge, which guests will appreciate and remember.
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No expert crafting needed here to create party favors fit for a princess. The crowing glory is that reusing baby food jars uses your imagination, and not necessarily your wallet.
Photo courtesy of Crafty Morning
One with pastels.
These personalized, pastel colored stickers transform these basic baby food jars into tempting party favors. As you can see, the creative effect of decorative details is well worth the effort.
Photo courtesy of Pillow Thought
Pinkalicious party favor.
The perfect ending to a pinkalicious birthday party is made from ice cream cones and cotton candy. Placed in clear bags tied with ribbon, these treats won't last.
Photo courtesy of Sowen Photography
Sippy cup tutu.
It is hard to imagine a party favor that will be noticed more by a one-year-old girl than a sippy cup in a tutu. Tulle is a first girl birthday staple, easy to use and easy on the wallet.
Photo courtesy of Kristy Makes
Sugar and spice
and everything nice.
To keep the party atmosphere happy, put some consideration into the time that the party will be held. Avoid nap times, little girls need their beauty rest to keep their sweet princess spirit alive.
The way a cupcake looks is just as important as the way it tastes. And since tulle is a favorite first girl birthday decoration, stick it to everything-even the cupcakes.
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Wish upon a star.
Small stars are the perfect accessory here. This precious birthday cake is covered in girly elements from top to bottom.
Photo courtesy of Sweet Grace Cake Designs
Vintage cake stand.
This vintage candelabra is as terrific looking as it is functional when repurposed as a cake stand. It just goes to show that good design can make use of the most unlikely object.
Fairy tale beginnings.
The first birthday cake is always a reason to celebrate, and here it is taken to the extreme. This cake is its own representation of fantasy, from the tutu skirt to the princess crown on top.
The design goal here was to create an amazing cupcake display that was functional and beautiful. The result is a magnificent sight featuring soft tulle, dainty ribbons, little bows, and delicious cupcakes.
A fresh approach to decorating the highchair that looks like it was meant to be. Overflowing with sweetness, it's so pretty it demands to be the center of attention.
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This is what happens when parents want to infuse girl power into the high chair decor. The pink tulle, ribbon, and mat are very smart choices that soften the look of the wooden highchair.
One sparkly idea.
Mixing baby pink and metallic gold gives a sense of grandeur to this seat of honor. Lots of photographs will ensue as the smash cake is devoured.
Photo courtesy of Simply Mars
Creating a great guest experience is part of a successful party. Little guests love things that are fun, and blowing bubbles is a kid favorite. We love this kid friendly bubble station, same bubbles with a party flair.
Amuse and delight your little guests with a duck pond. At this age they won't even notice the size of the pond. Prizes befitting a first girl birthday will lend a festive feel and adult supervision will keep the activity safe.
There is something about boxes and small children-they just go together. Here, an old washer box is transformed into an enchanting castle equipped with its very own drawbridge.
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A fruitful venture.
The perfect example of food as a centerpiece, a watermelon artfully carved and filled to the rim with colorful fruit. What makes this fruit display unique is that it stays true to the first girl birthday theme with Tinkerbell and a number 1.
Photo courtesy of Carving Fruit Into Edible Arrangements
Decorated cookie favors.
The perfect ending to a wonderful first girl birthday. Be a part of the joy by giving little guests one of the most popular treats for this age group-cookies. They look so pretty and taste divine.
Berry good idea.
We love the idea of using cookies to form a fruit cup. Tying on a pink ribbon adds a decorative quality to these berry cups. This berry appealing way of getting a healthy snack in just makes sense.
Anything that seemingly sparkles is basically code for party. Charm little girls with these ballerina themed marshmallow treats. A delicious make ahead snack that is so easy to do that you'll look for reasons to make them.
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Ice cream please.
Ice cream is a little like the birthday cake-it is expected and everyone loves it. Up the festivity by serving ice cream in brightly colored cups, adding sprinkles and a cherry on top and voila!-instant upgrade.
The power of pink.
Transform a basic punch bowl into a first girl birthday extravaganza. Simply surround a punch bowl with soft layers of tulle to ensure that your favorite pink punch takes full advantage of the occasion.
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This tablescape is tailored precisely to the occasion and the little one being honored. Starting with the basics and then adding personal touches and family treasures, allows a centerpiece to assume an even richer meaning.
Photo courtesy of Adam Frazier Photography
First birthday chalkboard.
Showcase your toddler's attributes with a chalkboard all about her. Include all the little details that make her so special in an artful way.
Photo courtesy of Keeping Up With The Morgans
This is a fun way to create an instant memory of a first girl birthday. Moms will love this creative idea and the only prop you really need is a picture frame.
Photo courtesy of Photos by Natalie
A cake takes shape.
Honor your favorite birthday girl with a homemade birthday cake. Start with a standard sheet cake, and after a few simple cuts, end up with a number 1 cake that you never dreamed you could make. Use creative decorating to make it all one with your party theme.
Photo courtesy of One Little Project
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