Before you know it, your little girl will hit a major milestone – her first birthday! This big day also means something else — you’ve made it through the first 365 days of parenthood. Congratulations, now it’s time to throw a party. Luckily, we’ve rounded up a dozen adorable first birthday theme ideas that you and your guest of honor will love.

Gem Themed Party

If bright colors and modern geometric shapes strike you and your little girl's fancy. Try this gemtastic party. It's a DIY labor of love, but it's worth it! She'll only turn one once. Check out all the stunning photos at 100 Layer Cake.

Photo: Natalie Spencer Photography

Stay tuned for boy birthday party ideas coming soon, and until then, check out our tips for throwing a first birthday party and other creative theme ideas. 

What theme will you use for your baby’s first birthday party? Tell us about it in a Comment?

–Aimee Della Bitta