First Birthday! The time to celebrate is here…

The time is here for your little ones first birthday. It is definitely one of the most precious moments for you and your baby. Try not to get extremely stressed out before or on the day of this joyous celebration. It’s not just a special day for your bundle of joy but a special day for parents too, a day to celebrate a whole year being parents! Unless you have had kids before then you will already know this is not a easy process. Lets get onto this day of beauty, where to begin? Besides for Dates, Times, Venues, Food and Gifts etc.

Wondering what theme to use for your little ones First Birthday?  Or are you looking for some super fun games to play with your little, for all the other little ones to play or maybe even some fun games for the parents, friends and relative that are attending. Should you go with an over the top cake or something more simple? All these questions will be answered below.

Either way here we have featured some amazing themes, a few extraordinary cakes and extremely fun games for all to play…


Fit for a Princess! All daughters are princesses in the eyes of their parents. Princess themes for your little girl is one of the most popular, well only because they are ofcourse a princess. The great accessories that come with a princess party are always tons fun! Whether you are spending all your time trying to find the perfect tiara! Here is a picture of a gorgeous spread and decor for a princess party.

princess party. kids emporium


Hands down our vintage plane party collection is a very popular First Birthday theme for the little man himself.  To get into some detail the planes are a small representative of your little ones potential to soar to amazing heights. Might have little pilot in the making after this beautiful theme.

vintage airoplane. kids emporium

Like Ariel the Princess of the ocean, so can your little one be. If you live near the sea you could always go for a mini photo shoot at the beach and you could feature some great photos to show how much of a mermaid your little one is.

little mermaid. kids emporium


Hot air balloon parties are a great theme for a first birthday! A hot air balloon theme works well for boys, in bold vibrant colors, and for girls in beautiful pastels. Plus this makes a great baby shower theme. You’ll find cute ideas here for decorations, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and so much more!

hot air balloon. kid emporium


Of course baby doesn’t understand all of the day’s hoopla and s/he isn’t going to actually remember the day, so many families are content to host a celebratory gathering with the intention of sharing food, looking at a timeline of baby’s photos and congenial conversation.If that’s what is most meaningful for your family, that’s enough; but if you’re hoping for activities to engage the youngest cousins and friends that might come, there are other ideas to keep the smallest guests amused

Unlike games for older children, the following activities require some hands-on from moms, older siblings or perhaps a sitter that has been hired for the occasion. Setting up stations with a variety of diversions can be helpful, too.

Here are a few party activities that are especially suitable for one to three year olds:

Tunnel crawl-thru, using purchased fabric tubes or handmade with connecting cardboard boxes; play houses are also popular

Bowing and catching bubbles

Dig for treasure; bury plastic objects in a sandbox and let the kids keep their prizes

Activity table with (washable) markers, moon sand or other sensory material

Building blocks or play sets such as barns and animals

Dance with the music; dancing stops and starts with the recording

Treasure hunt; hide objects around the room or yard

Basketball; set buckets on the ground and use small, soft balls or clean rolled-up socks

Bowling; use just a few almost empty (capped) water bottles and a small ball

Felt story board with characters for free play

Simple matching game; have pairs of objects and take turns putting the pairs together

Story telling; after the story, children are given paper to decorate with stickers that relate to the story

make a band using (kid-friendly) objects like pans, wooden spoons, plastic bottles, pie pans, etc.

Surprise in a box; have a wrapped series of gradually smaller boxes for each child; when they get to the last box they find a take-home surprise.

First birthdays are a big milestone for your little one (and perhaps even more so for the parents…). Whether you are planning a large celebration with family and friends or a smaller more intimate gathering, choosing the perfect cake that fits within the party theme can help pull the party together.

Here is a selection of some of our favorite First Birthday cakes:


first birthday cakes. kids emporium

Heading to a First Birthday Party soon? Take a look at some gift ideas here:

Kids Emporium wants to celebrate with you!
As you plan creative ways to share intimate news with family and friends, get in touch with Kids Emporium
and let us help you make this milestone memorable. As a giveback to our loyal customers,
Kids Emporium is now offering a design service free of charge. We have selected a number of themes
across the following categories to add that special touch to your magical moment.
Baby Shower Invitations
Birth Announcements
Birthday Invitations

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