It’s birthday time, and your special girl deserves an equally special party! We’ve gathered 10 whimsical and fun birthday party themes to ring in her big day—and to celebrate a milestone that’s just as much about you, too. Whether you’re looking for something rustic and cozy or bright and sparkly, read on for tons of party inspiration to make the day memorable.

Circus Party

The happy, bright colors in this circus celebration from Pretty Real truly bring to life the magic and energy of the circus. Pennant banners, bold pinwheels, and the sweetest pink and red elephant make a big statement, and the classic red- and white-striped popcorn containers add to the fun. Decorative ticket strips, rainbow lollipops, and red clown noses for all carry on the theme, and the Ferris wheel-shaped cupcake stand is (pun intended) the icing on the cake.

What are your favorite first birthday party themes? Let us know in the comments!

— Katie Brown