First birthdays are big deals. While planning a party is no cakewalk, it’s more fun when you have a theme. From camping to circuses to carousels, there are tons of choices you can run with. Click through our photo album for inspiration from super-creative moms and rest easy knowing your baby’s big toothy (or toothless) smile will make it all worthwhile.

Dapper Silhouettes

Without a doubt, John’s first birthday was a snazzy occasion. The highlights of this “Movie in the Park” party included a movie, a dessert buffet, a preppy design scheme and striking silhouette artworks, which were custom-made by artistic mom Vana herself. Check out more of this party’s smooth style in our photo gallery.

photo credit: Kelly Allison Photography

Got any great first birthday party theme ideas? Let us know in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to check out our party theme-o-matic guide for more stellar ideas! 

— Christal Yuen