10 Amazing 1 Year Old Girl Birthday Party Themes (2020)

The first birthday is a special one. So much happens in that first year of life – for the baby and the parents – so it’s a milestone that tends to bring about big celebrations. When it comes to 1 year old girl birthday party themes, what are the options?

Themes are a little bit easier when your kids are older, because they have somewhat established what they like, whether it’s a particular movie, TV show, etc.  

Don’t worry though, we’ve dug up a lot of great 1 year old girl birthday party themes! 

We’ll go through them all below.

10 Amazing 1 Year Old Girl Birthday Party Themes in 2020

Here are some of our favorite 1 year old girl birthday party themes, in no particular order.

#1 “Donut Grow Up” Donut-Themed Birthday Party

Confession: I’m a donut fanatic.  I’ll do anything donut-themed…including a birthday party.

This is one of the fun 1 year old girl birthday party themes that’s probably more for the parents and older kids.  And I’m sure the 1 year old isn’t going to mind trying her first donut either.

Source: Kara’s Party Ideas (more pictures and details here)

#2 Once Upon a Summer Party

This is a super creative 1 year old girl birthday party theme that combines the magic and fantasy of fairy tales with the theme of summer. 

We love how flexible this one is – you could easily take this idea and feature a particular Disney princess or whatever you want to still fit the fairy tale summer theme.

If you’re planning a party that’s not in the summer, you could easily spin this to a “Once Upon a Winter” theme.

Source: Play Party Plan (more pictures and details here)

#3 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Party

This is a classic children’s book loved everyone.  What better way to bring that to life than at a 1 year old birthday party?

Source: Paige’s Party Ideas (more pictures and details here)

#4 “Secret Garden” Party

If you’re looking for something classy and elegant (which is much easier to do before your kid is old enough to have a say in the theme!), look no further.

The secret garden theme is all about class: floral elements, hues of pink, and delicious sweets.

If you didn’t know any better, you’d think you were planning a bridal or baby shower. 

Source: Kara’s Party Ideas (more pictures and details here)

#5 Rainbow Party

This is a great, colorful idea for a 1 year old girl birthday party theme.  The best part is, there’s nothing specific you need to do other than add lots of color and rainbows.  

Colorful streamers, colorful tablecloths, and other colorful decorations.  Sprinkles.

Rainbow coloring crafts.

Oh, and make sure you either get multi-colored cupcakes or MY personal favorite – the rainbow cake. 🙂 

Source for above image and recipe for rainbow cake: Sugar Geek Show

#6 The Little Lamb Birthday Party

Bring the popular nursery rhyme to life with this cute little lamb themed party. 

Bonus points if your little girl is named Mary.

Source: Catch My Party (more pictures and details here)

#7 Little Mermaid Birthday Party

Did you think you were going to make it through this list without seeing at least one Disney princess themed party? Of course not!

This one is self-explanatory.  Take your little one under the sea with this Little Mermaid themed birthday party.

Source: Catch My Party (more pictures and details here)

#8 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party

This one follows the classic nursery rhyme that everyone knows.

Decorations are pretty simple – lots of stars!

Source: Paper Heart Family (more pictures and details here)

#9 Frozen Birthday Party

This is a super popular theme given the popularity of the Frozen movies.

Decorate with blues, whites, and purples, add some snow flakes, and crank up that Frozen soundtrack.

Source: Momo Party (more pictures and details here)

#10 Bubble-Themed Party

The bubble-themed party is simple, elegant, and you have a lot of flexibility with how you decorate.

Lots of little balloons, “bubbles” on the cake, and whatever else you want to do.  

Source:  Mint Event Design (more pictures and details here)

That’s all for now!

We hope you enjoyed our look at some great 1 year old girl birthday party themes.  There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for something more classic and traditional, or something a little crazy and outside the box.

And we intentionally left out the ‘Baby Shark’ themed party….you’re welcome.

What’s next? Maybe time to find a gift for the little one. 🙂

What theme did you go with for your 1 year old girl’s birthday party? Leave a comment below!

About Eric and Tiffany Matthews

We're Eric and Tiffany, the parents behind Cynical Parent. We're just normal parents who are navigating parenthood with both eyes wide open (probably because there's a kid yelling nearby). And of course, we're pretty cynical. Don't believe everything you read or hear, whether it's on the internet, or from a close family or friend (or even from us!). Every child is different, and what works for one may not work for another. Sometimes you just need to try and see for yourself. :)

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