Celebrate the little one's first 365 days with these playful party ideas.
Any day is a good day for a party, right? Whether you're celebrating the season with fresh, fragrant florals and a fancy dinner spread, or preparing to welcome a new addition to your family with a baby shower, the reasons to be festive are positively endless. Beyond the beautiful homemade birthday cakes, cupcakes, and other delicious pastries, gatherings with friends also prove to be opportunities to show off your craft skills (especially when the occasion calls for a fun theme). A party is an excuse to decorate with streamers, balloons, and over-the-top decor, and of course a chance to open gifts, pop champagne, and indulge in sweet treats. (When it comes to party planning, more is more.)
One particular type of party is especially exciting: a birthday party. There are so many birthday party ideas for girls and, conversely, clever birthday ideas for boys. But out of all the birthdays, a first birthday is pretty darn magical. Not only is it a baby's first introduction to the traditional cake, candles, and presents, but it also serves as the perfect occasion for parents and friends to throw a fun (and adorable) gathering for their little one. From animal themes to chic florals and every storybook tale in between, the possibilities are endless. Flip through these idea-starters to find the perfect party for your child's first birthday celebration.