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.

Monster Mash

We love the vibrant and creative decorations Megan (of the great The Homes I Have Made blog) used for this monster-themed party. Created to delight children and adults alike, it stunned us with its cheeky invitations and party favors (guests can “adopt-a-monster”). Head over to Megan’s blog to get the details, along with even more cute pictures!

photo credit: Megan Duesterhaus at thehomesihavemade.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