Baby Shower

First Birthday Ideas for Boys

Looking for First Birthday Ideas for Boys? Not sure what theme to choose? Well, look no further because we’ve done the hard work for you!

Throwing a First Birthday party is really special! A first birthday is the perfect time to start some meaningful birthday traditions. If you’re looking for First Birthday party ideas for boys that will delight your little guy and your guests, stay tuned. And we’ve done the research so you don’t have to!

We’ve gathered all our favorite themes here in one place, so keep reading! For all the dos and don’ts for planning your Baby’s First Birthday, read our How to Plan a First Birthday feature here. And for some budget-friendly First Birthday hacks, check out this post! If you are planning a First Birthday party, you might consider a Smash Cake or a First Birthday time capsule. And if you’re planning a First Birthday for Twins, check out our best Twins Birthday ideas here.

And if boys’ party ideas are what you’re looking for, keep scrolling for our favorite First Birthday ideas for boys!

The Best First Birthday Ideas for Boys

First, a fun circus theme! Come one, come all! Welcome to the big top!

A circus-themed party for your little strongman or lion tamer’s first birthday will be a big hit. Set up an outdoor tent, and decorate it with bunches of red and yellow balloons. Then add brightly colored crepe paper streamers, animal crackers, and animal themed plates and napkins. After all, they’re all easy ways to instantly add that circusy flair.

Add some overflowing popcorn buckets with marshmallows as attractive centerpieces and use red and white striped tablecloths for the tables. Invite your grown-up guests to munch on some old-fashioned peanuts and cracker jacks while enjoying clown juggle bouncy balls and twist balloons into all kinds of shapes. It’s also a fun theme for the twins’ first birthday!

Ohh baby, baby, you’re wild! Get your little one excited for his first birthday with a safari themed party! It’s time to bring out the animal plushies and decorate the room with big wild animals. Enter the soft monkeys that ‘swing’ at the event. Decorate the tables with green table cloths, houseplants, candles or lanterns for a rustic look, and throw in some wooden boxes to accentuate and elevate your smaller details.

Throw in green or brown tall grass decorations (kudos for real!) and add toy safari jeeps. Find baby-friendly drumbeat playlists and add ambiance. You can also play a background track with animal sounds to add to the jungle-like atmosphere.

Remember, cupcakes with mini animal figurines are a fantastic alternative to cake, and your little Wild One might even smash one or two! See more photos of the gorgeous party here.

Of course, the Rubber Duck is a classic theme for your baby boy’s first birthday party. Rubber Ducky represents a familiar and feel-good toy that most of us remember. Place ‘families’ of ducks in baskets and on tables. Your guests will enjoy duck-shaped cookies and cake pops, and a tiered cake with a duck topper will be an absolute hit.

Plus, there will be plenty of opportunities for adorable photos and you can even put ducks in a kiddie pool outside and have duck races! And check out this link for more photos of this great Rubber Duck party.

If your Baby (or your family) loves trucks, cars and vehicles, then this is a great theme. A vintage Garage party is a fun idea for a relaxed party theme. You can host a BBQ for the adults.

If you’re not crazy about the song, head straight to this shark-themed first birthday party! Place silver and blue balloon clusters everywhere as well as fish netting, sea shells, and baby shark decorations. A tiered cake with a shark-shaped topper is a great focal point.

Invite guests to eat some shark bait (bite-sized appetizers). Plus a blue mood light and bubble machine will make your guests feel like they’re on the ocean! Check out our Shark Party feature here.

Teddy Bear Picnic First Birthday Party

Next, head to the Teddy Bears picnic to celebrate your baby boy’s first birthday party.

Of course, this is one of the favorite childhood rhymes and your little guy will love bringing his teddy to the party! And it’s a great theme for both indoors and outdoors, rain or shine. Depending on the time of year, set up a comfortable indoor setting.

Or go for the full picnic experience at a backyard picnic! And when the bears are tired, they can rest on your picnic blankets and pillows. Remember to ask your guests to bring their own Teddies.

Or you could have some extras available for everyone to join in the fun. Either way, this day will be very memorable.

Woodland Animals First Birthday Party

Next time, let’s take a walk in the woods! And your little guy might have something in common with these cute and mischievous woodland creatures!

Theming his first birthday around furry friends will put a smile on the faces of your baby boy and his guests at his first birthday party. Mushrooms, toadstools, pine cones, and berries transport visitors to the heart of a magical forest. Animal-themed candies are an adorable addition to the ecosystem you’re creating. Add a green leafy backdrop and burn some scented candles before your guests arrive to fetch them.

Place artificial (splinter-free) or flooded chopped pieces of wood and plants in the setting to liven up the environment with adorable animal cutouts. This party scene is sure to make for a fun event that will have lasting memories. And for some great woodland cake ideas, check out this post for more inspiration.

Oh The Places You Will Go Party

Pop on a pair of aviator goggles and get ready to pilot a hot air balloon to the best party ever! For your little boy’s first birthday, let your imagination run wild with all the possibilities for his future. Bring out bunnies, bears and foxes to deliver goodies for your guests. Pack your bags and fly a banner proclaiming the big number one!

The sky’s the limit, so go baby blue, white, and yellow for sunshine. Throw in hanging fluffy clouds and fairy lights and add stars to help create a classic scene. Maps and globes make wonderful decorations, instantly filling the space and adding color to the room. Add travel-themed helium balloons to the room and get this party started!

Now, a Farm Animals party is one of the all-time childhood favorites!

Deck out your venue with farm-fresh decor. Bowls of apples and strawberries and old milk bottles with fairy lights are great centerpieces. Pass out the deviled eggs and mini milkshakes to give your guests a farm feel.

Meanwhile, faux grass, a hay bale, and a white picket fence make the perfect setting for photos. Then everyone can head to the petting zoo and visit with fluffy sheep, pink piggies, baby chicks, and cute ducklings!

If your toddler enjoys kicking a ball around, this might be right up your alley! This football themed party will capture the attention of the little ones and get the party going. A trophy goes to your sweet man for being the best!

Football and jersey-shaped cake pops and goodies will be welcome for guests. Lots of football balloons will make everyone want to set up the net and start a match. This football themed party will bring everyone together to celebrate this special day. And that’s what we call a win!

construction party ideas

If your little guy loves all things construction, then this colorful Construction Party will be perfect! There are tons of fun birthday party ideas for boys, but if your little one loves all things moving, this is a winner! Mini diggers and cement mixers along with bite-sized treats make this a fun party for little boys.

You Are My Sunshine First Birthday Party

If your Baby boy is the light of your life, this could be the theme for you! Just imagine, your guests arriving to the sounds of “You’re my sunshine, my only sunshine” in the background.

Show everyone how special she is with bright yellow sunflower cookies and a festive paper sun complete with streamers as beams on the wall. Decorate the scene with yellow roses and of course, don’t forget to top the cake with a beautiful sunrise.

Use blue as an accent for clear skies, icing and decorative baubles. Puffy white cotton will create fluffy clouds and white candles dotted around to complete the sunshine theme. Your guests will surely know how special your little one is!

If your family is the outdoorsy type, this Lumberjack party theme might be for you. Full of simple charm, delight your Baby with lots of plants, fir cones and a grizzly bear!

And a picnic bench makes a great setting for a party table. Plus, leaves scattered on the floor will be fun for babies to explore!

Vintage Winnie the Pooh Party

Finally, the last of our First Birthday ideas for boys is a classic! And, you can never go wrong with a Vintage Winnie the Pooh first birthday party for your baby boy!

Invite plush Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, piglet, and all the unique characters to join the fun. Just fill the table with sweet treats, and a big honey bear especially for Pooh.

Remember, this is a theme you can keep simple and your guests will feel comfortable and at home with all these familiar characters!

Final Note

Whichever first birthday party ideas for boys you like, remember that your little boy’s first birthday will be one of a kind because he is! While he probably won’t remember this first birthday party, your photos and stories from the day will live on in your memories forever.

About the Author

Photo by Author

Jane Sheriff is the founder, creative director, party planner and mother of three. She started Darling Celebrations in 2012 to share easy and beautiful ideas for celebrating life’s special events.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button