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.

Circus Elephants

Forgo the traditional red and white colors that usually come with a store-bought circus theme. From cute elephant cupcakes to delicate yellow and white meringues, we wish Kathia of Pink Little Cake had invited us over for this festive fair. Check out her blog to get the rundown on how she pulled off this amazing show!

photo credit: Kathia at pinklittlecake.com

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