12 Creative First Birthday Party Ideas Your Little One Will Love in 2019

When it comes to throwing your child's first birthday party, there's no shortage of themes or inspiration on the internet. From Instagram to Pinterest and beyond, there are thousands of first birthday party ideas to choose from, from small-scale gatherings to completely over-the-top events. And it's only natural for parents to want to celebrate their child's first birthday in style! But the real challenge comes in choosing a birthday party theme that hasn't been overdone. Instead of choosing a theme like Where the Wild Things Are, unicorns, or Harry Potter, opt instead for one of these more creative themes, which we think will be super on trend for 2019!

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Dumbo

With Tim Burton's Dumbo remake hitting theaters in 2019, it's the perfect theme for your child's first birthday party! We love this dessert table, complete with an impressive Dumbo cake as the centerpiece.

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Storybook

Fairy tales and other children's stories are a great place to get inspiration for a first birthday party. This storybook party features a gorgeous faux carousel and pretty pink and gold accents throughout.

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Safari

Safaris are going to be huge in 2019, thanks in part to the new live-action The Lion King. We love how this first birthday party mixes cute safari animals with gorgeous foliage!

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The Lion King

Of course, you could just really commit to the Lion King theme, like this birthday party did! The cake featured all of your favorite characters, and the backdrop included various safari-themed stuffed animals for decoration.

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Doughnuts

Not only are doughnuts a massively popular food trend right now, but they're also the perfect first birthday party theme, because they're already shaped like Os! From the decor to the food, a doughnut theme means all of your bases are covered.

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Butterflies

We think butterflies are going to be a big trend in 2019, and they make an adorable first birthday party theme. This beautiful butterfly-themed party made use of different colors of purple, but you could really choose any color you like.

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Prince or Princess

There's a royal baby on the way in 2019, so celebrate by throwing your 1-year-old a prince- or princess-themed birthday party. Make sure they're wearing a crown!

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"Baby Shark"

"Baby Shark" has been steadily growing in popularity for a couple of years, but we think 2019 will really be its year to shine. Plus, sharks and other underwater animals make a great, kid-friendly birthday party theme.

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Watermelons

Say goodbye to pineapples — watermelons are the big fruit for 2019! This is such a colorful theme, and we love the way this birthday party carries it through to all of the cakes, cookies, and decorations.

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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Dr. Seuss is always a great choice for kids, and this Oh, the Places You'll Go! birthday party shows just how to turn it into a great birthday party theme. The cake is the centerpiece, but it's really all about the color scheme.

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Peter Rabbit

If your child has a Spring birthday, this Peter Rabbit party theme would be so cute! Whether you're inspired by the 2018 film or a longtime fan of the Beatrix Potter books, Peter Rabbit is a great theme for first birthdays.

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Fairies

This fairy birthday party looks like a funfetti cake exploded — in the best way! Pinks, blues, purples, and yellows make the basis of this party's color scheme, and you can really get creative with the desserts and decorations.

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