If your baby girl is turning one then you’re probably looking for the most unique first birthday themes for 2024. Unique first birthday party ideas for girls are what we’re about!

When it comes to planning girl first birthday themes, the options are endless, from whimsical fairytale adventures and playful circus spectacles to adorable farmyard gatherings and enchanting under-the-sea explorations, ensuring a 1st birthday for your baby girl’s special milestone.

To help you find the perfect way to celebrate your baby’s first year, we’ve rounded up the 38 most popular first birthday party ideas for girls from our site.

You’re not going to believe how beautiful these girl 1st birthday themes for girls are! Make sure you check out all our most popular girl 1st birthday cakes too!

38 Most Popular Girl 1st Birthday Themes for 2024!

Many of these 1st birthday party themes for girls are classics, like princess and ballerina parties, but some are new, trendy, and unique like unicorn parties and mermaid parties.

We also have more amazing party ideas for girls birthdays, 3 year old birthday parties, and 6 year old birthday parties that will fill you with inspiration!

Reasons to Love These Popular Girl 1st Birthday Party Themes for 2024

38 Most Popular Girl 1st Birthday Themes for 2024

1. Minnie Mouse Parties

Minnie Mouse has a place in every Disney fan’s heart and is a really popular 1st birthday party theme for girls.

This Minnie Mouse 1st birthday party is fantastic! Just look at the adorable cake at this magnificent birthday celebration!

Browse real Minnie Mouse parties here.

Free Minnie Mouse Party Printables

Decorate your party with our free Minnie Mouse party printables in pink or free Minnie Mouse party printables in red.

Minnie Mouse 1st birthday party

2. Mermaid Parties

Little girls are fascinated with the magical under the sea world of mermaids and it is an ever-increasing popular 1st birthday party theme.

They are a wonderful summer theme, especially if you’re having a pool party.

Think if adding a stunning balloon garland to your party.

Also, if you’re looking for mermaid dessert ideas, including ideas for adorable cookies, cupcakes, and cakes, and candies we’ve got you covered.

And here’s a fantastic collection of mermaid games and activities to entertain your guests.

Browse real mermaid parties here.

Free Mermaid Party Printables

And don’t miss these fantastic ocean blue free mermaid party printables to decorate your party and this collection of our favorite mermaid party supplies!

Mermaid 1st birthday parties

3. Boho Chic Parties

Boho-chic parties are huge right now, as they allow for a more laid-back party without compromising on beauty. This boho girl first birthday theme has everything you need for some boho party inspiration, especially if you’re looking for first birthday themes for girls.

You can never go wrong adding feathers, flowers, and balloons to your decor. And setting up a beautiful dessert table is a great touch filled with a big statement cake, smash cake, cookies, cupcakes, and candies.

Browse real boho chic parties here.

Boho Chic 1st Birthday Parties

4. Unicorn Parties

For a delightful girls’ first birthday theme, consider a whimsical unicorn wonderland, where pastel colors, glittering decorations, and enchanting unicorn motifs come together to create a magical celebration.

Unicorns are everywhere and everyone loves them.

It’s a trend that has been around for a couple of years and shows no sign of dying down anytime soon.

Little girls just can’t get enough of them, as you can tell by this pretty pastel unicorn 1st birthday party!

The dessert table is absolutely beautiful and perfectly decorated with a balloon garland.

To further inspire you, take a look at this collection of beautiful unicorn cakes from our site.

Also if you’re looking for a DIY favor or fun party activity, how about this easy unicorn headband craft?

Browse real unicorn parties here.

Free Unicorn Party Printables

Use our free unicorn party printables to decorate your party. We even have a collection of free unicorn party printable decorations for older girls.

Unicorn 1st Birthday Parties

5. Princess Parties

When it comes to baby girl first birthday themes, create a whimsical and enchanting celebration by incorporating a princess theme with pastel colors, tiaras, and a delightful castle-shaped cake fit for your little princess.

Browse real princess parties here.

Free Princess Party Printables

Use these free little princess party printables and free editable princess party printables to decorate your party.

Princess 1st Birthday Parties

6. Snow White Parties

There’s no doubt that no other princess is fairer than yours, but if you’re still stuck on a 1st birthday party theme for your little girl, how about throwing your daughter a Snow White party?

This theme is a classic for 1st birthday themes for girls, featuring both a beloved princess and lots of adorable woodland animals – two things that little girls love!

The Snow White 1st birthday party below is such a dream!

Love the gorgeous birthday cake topped with a single red apple.

Browse real Snow White parties here.

Snow White 1st birthday party

7. Woodland Parties

There are so many baby girl first birthday themes to choose from, but if you’re looking for a whimsical and enchanting option, consider woodland parties. They bring the magic of the forest to your little one’s special day.

Who can resist an adorable woodland animal?!

Browse real woodland parties here.

Woodland 1st Birthday Parties

8. Bambi Parties

Bambi is such a heartwarming movie and loved by so many little girls.

It’s a great girls first birthday theme that is sure to make any Bambi fan’s dreams come true.

Take a look at this magical Bambi birthday party!

Love the rose backdrop!

Browse real Bambi parties here.

Bambi 1st birthday party

9. Butterfly Parties

With so many 1st birthday themes for baby girl to choose from, a butterfly party is a delightful and enchanting choice.

Similar to fairy parties, this theme is so very feminine and delicate.

Decorate your party with these adorable paper butterfly decorations.

It’s the perfect theme if you are thinking of hosting your party outside in your backyard.

Browse real butterfly parties here.

Butterfly 1st birthday party

10. Fairy Parties

A fairy 1st birthday is an enchanting party theme where little girls get to dream about the magic of fairies.

Bring some of this magic to your 1st birthday by creating a mystical woodland setting and decorating it with lots of pretty little fairies and these illuminated fairy jars.

Browse real fairy parties here.

Free Fairy Party Printables

Be sure to download our FREE fairy party printables and use them to dress up your party!

Fairy 1st birthday party

11. Bunny Parties

What’s not to love about an adorable bunny? If you are looking for unique first birthday party ideas your little girl, how about making her a bunny birthday!

Bunnies are so cute and such a lovely pet that little girls can’t get enough of them.

So, if you’re stuck on a party theme, how about going with a bunny party?

I can assure you it’ll be a hit!

Browse real bunny parties here.

Bunny 1st Birthday Parties

12. Garden Parties

If the weather permits and you can host your party in your backyard, or even in a park, a garden party is a wonderful option for a 1st birthday.

There’s something whimsical about a garden party with all the pretty flowers which is why they are the perfect party decoration.

Celebrate your baby girl’s first birthday, by embracing the beauty of nature with a floral-themed party, featuring blooming decorations, a garden-inspired cake, and a joyful atmosphere that will make her special day blossom with happiness.

Also, you can always add some magic and sparkles and turn it into a fairy garden party.

Browse real garden parties here.

Garden 1st birthday parties

13. Flamingo Parties

Flamingo parties are especially popular over the summer but are also a great baby girl birthday theme during the colder months because they transport your guests to a sunny tropical destination.

They are a great excuse to decorate with lots of colorful flowers and fun pink flamingos.

The birthday cake is amazing! You can almost already feel the sun.

Browse real flamingo parties here.

Flamingo 1st Birthday Parties

14. Safari Parties

Safari birthday parties have grown in popularity over the past year, especially since the Lion King live movie came out.

This adorable pink wild one 1st birthday party is so sweet and has such a stylish feel.

Love the pink and white ruffle birthday cake.

Browse real safari parties here.

Free Safari Jungle Party Printables

And if you’re looking for cute, free jungle animal printable decorations, download our free safari party printables.

Safari 1st Birthday Parties

15. Rainbow Party Parties

A rainbow party theme is a colorful choice for a 1st birthday.

They are totally on-trend at the moment and pop up all over our website.

This rainbow birthday cake will blow you away!

You can throw a muted rainbow party like this one or a more traditional rainbow party with tons of bright colors.

Browse real rainbow parties here.

Rainbow 1st birthday party

16. Ballerina Parties

There is nothing more precious and delicate than a prima ballerina, and by the number of parties we have with this theme, it’s undeniable that it’s a popular 1st birthday party theme.

This Ballerina birthday party is amazing. The ballerina dessert table with the gold drape backdrop is incredible!

Browse real ballerina parties here.

Free Ballerina Party Printables

Decorate your party with our free ballerina party printables.

Ballerina 1st birthday party

17. Carousel Parties

Carousel birthday parties are a classic party theme and perfect for little girls.

You’ll be mesmerized by the amazing backdrop at this gorgeous carousel themed 1st birthday party!

The vintage touch gives this party such style.

Browse real carousel parties here.

Carousel 1st Birthday Parties

18. Alice in Wonderland Parties

Alice in Wonderland is a well-loved classic and such a magical baby girl 1st birthday theme.

The party decorations at this Alice in Wonderland 1st birthday party are stunning.

If you’ve looking for Alice in Wonderland cake ideas, check out this roundup we put together, plus our list of Alice in Wonderland must-have party ideas.

Browse real Alice in Wonderland parties here.

Free Alice in Wonderland Party Printables

Be sure to download our free Alice in Wonderland party printables to decorate your party in style!

Alice in Wonderland 1st birthday party

19. Tea Party Parties

Another popular girl 1st birthday theme that we just had to add to our list is a delicate shabby chic tea party!

Decorated with lots of porcelain teapots, teacup, and pretty fresh flowers this tea party is truly magical.

Browse real tea parties here.

Free Tea Party Printables

Be sure to download our free tea party printables to decorate your party with sweetness!

Shabby Chic Tea Party 1st Birthday

20. French /Parisian Parties

Take your guests on a trip to a distant shore, to the city of lights and love, with a Paris birthday theme for baby girl!

French/Parisian parties just oozes style and romance so why not use it as a 1st birthday party theme?

This birthday cake sums up Paris and is the ultimate show stopper!

Browse real French/Parisian parties here.

Parisian 1st Birthday Parties

21.Llama Parties

Llamas are the new unicorns. They are everywhere at the moment and llama parties are so big here on CatchMyParty!

Originally from South America, they are an awesome choice for a fiesta-style birthday.

Add some cactus to your party and you’re good to go.

Browse real llama parties here.

Llama 1st Birthday Parties

22. Moana Parties

The movie Moana was a big hit when it came out a few years ago. It has a beautiful message and is so heartwarming. Here are our best Moana party ideas to help you plan your party.

Making a Moana-themed 1st birthday is an excellent choice for fierce and determined little girls.

Here’s a Moana canoe craft for older kids at your party.

This Moana-tiered birthday cake is so impressive. It’s amazing how the whole movie is reflected in one cake!

Browse real Moana parties here.

Free Moana Party Printables

Decorate your party with our free Moana party printables.

Moana 1st birthday party

23. Fruit Parties

A fruit themed party is such a cute choice for a 1st birthday!

Either mix it up with a bunch of fruit like watermelons and have a tutti-frutti party, or simply pick your daughter’s favorite fruit and go with that.

If you are throwing the party of the summer how about going for something more tropical like pineapples.

Browse real fruit parties here.

Fruit 1st Birthday Parties

24. Lemonade Parties

If you are celebrating a 1st birthday during the summer a lemonade party theme is such a sweet choice.

There’s nothing better than an ice-cold, freshly squeezed lemonade in the heat, and a lemonade 1st birthday party perfectly captures the spirit of summer.

Here’s a round up of our favorite summer party ideas to also help inspire you.

A lemonade stand is such a part of childhood so how about transporting some of that summer fun into your 1st birthday celebrations!

Browse real lemonade parties here.

Lemonade 1st Birthday Parties

25. Swan Parties

A swan 1st birthday is such an elegant and versatile party theme for a little girl.

You can have a swan princess birthday party, a swan lake ballet party, or even a swan winter one-derland party!

Just look at how gorgeous this swan’s 1st birthday is! What’s not to love about the fabulous backdrop and pink ruffled table skirt?

Browse real swan parties here.

Swan 1st Birthday Parties

26. Peter Rabbit Parties

Peter Rabbit is a classic childhood storybook bunny that little children love.

He can’t help but get himself into mischief, which delights young children who can’t get enough of his delightful adventures in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden.

It’s a wonderful party theme for a one-year-old that has already begun to fall in love with the world of Beatrix Potter.

Browse real Peter Rabbit parties here.

Peter Rabbit 1st birthday party

27. Donut Parties

Hands up if you love donuts!

If you do then how about throwing your little baby girl a donut-themed 1st birthday party?

It’s such a sweet theme that you can never get too much of.

Add tons of colorful sprinkles and you’re good to go.

Browse real donut parties here.

Free Donut Party Printables

Use our free donut party printables to decorate your party.

Donut 1st birthday party

28. Boss Baby Parties

Boss Baby is a huge hit with kids.

The movie and tv show are so popular which is why we’ve seen an increase in Boss Baby parties on CatchMyParty.

If your little girl is a right little ‘miss’ then this party theme is perfect for her.

Browse real Boss Baby parties here.

Boss Baby 1st birthday party

29. Peppa Pig Parties

Peppa Pig has is a favorite is many a household.

I’m sure every child’s dream is to splash around in the mud just like their favorite character.

If you have a Peppa fan at home, then how about hosting a Peppa Pig 1st birthday?

It’s a great theme if you want a bright and colorful party.

Browse real Peppa Pig parties here.

Peppa Pig 1st Birthday Parties

30. Sesame Street Parties

Another classic that has a place in everyone’s heart is Sesame Street.

There’s so much to love about it. You’ve got Big Bird, Elmo, the Cookie Monster, to name just a few.

They are all a great addition to a party that will be a guaranteed hit with anyone year old.

Browse real Sesame Street parties here.

Sesame Street 1st Birthday Parties

31. Baby Shark Parties

Baby Shark is huge and going nowhere!

It’s such a popular under the sea birthday party theme that is pretty easy to put together.

Absolutely love the balloon garland decorating this party!

Browse real baby shark parties here.

Free Baby Shark Party Printables

Download our free Baby Shark party printables to use at your party.

Baby Shark 1st birthday party

32. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Parties

We’ve all grown up with the nursery rhyme “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”

It’s a beautiful lullaby that has transformed into a popular party theme.

It’s a great excuse to decorate with lots of stars, for no star is brighter than your little girl.

Browse real Twinkle Twinkle Little Star parties here.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 1st birthday party

33. Hot Air Balloon Parties

Time flies, so how about celebrating your little girl’s 1st birthday with a classic all-time favorite hot air balloon 1st birthday party!

It’s a very popular theme for a memorable milestone in your child’s life.

Decorate with a bunch of balloons and let your imagination soar!

Browse real hot air balloon parties here.

Hot Air Balloon 1st birthday party

34. Bumble Bee Parties

Have you considered a bumblebee party or a “bee-day” party to be exact?!

It’s such a sweet and delicate party theme.

Perfect if you’re hosting your party during the Spring or Summer.

Go all out and add a bunch of honey-inspired party food.

Browse real bumble bee parties here.

Free Bumble Bee Party Printables

Decorate your party in style with our free bumble bee party printables!

Bumble Bee 1st birthday party

35. Encanto Parties

An Encanto-themed 1st birthday is a perfect choice for a little girl’s celebration. Bursting with vibrant colors and the enchanting world of the Madrigal family, it creates a magical atmosphere that captivates both children and adults.

The versatility of the theme allows for a visually stunning and heartwarming celebration, making it an ideal choice for marking this special milestone in a way that will be cherished for years to come.

Browse real Encanto parties here.

Free Encanto Party Printables

Use our free Encanto party printables to decorate your party!

Encanto 1st Birthday Parties

36. Teddy Bear Parties

Celebrate your little girl’s 1st birthday with the timeless charm of a Teddy Bear-themed party.

Picture a cozy wonderland adorned with fluffy decorations and cute bear motifs. This classic and heartwarming theme brings a touch of nostalgia and joy, creating precious memories for both young and old alike.

Get ready for an adorably sweet celebration filled with cuddly charm!

Browse real teddy bear parties here.

Teddy Bear 1st Birthday Parties

37. Winter Onderland Parties

If you’re hosting a winter 1st birthday how about making it a winter wonderland?!

It allows everyone to get out of the cold and in the festive spirit. Here are some winter birthday party inspiration to help you plan your party.

It’s also a great excuse to use lots of sparkly snowflakes and serve hot cocoa!

Browse real winter parties here.

Free Winter Wonderland Party Printables

Take your party up a notch by using our free winter wonderland party printables!

Winter Onderland Parties

38. Pumpkin Parties

If your little girls’ birthday is during the Fall you just have to have a “little pumpkin” themed 1st birthday party.

Fall colors are so rich and look really impressive throughout your party.

Don’t forget to use as many pumpkins as you can get your hands on.

And if you want to serve some delicious pumpkin desserts at your party, try our pumpkin biscotti recipe, our pumpkin cheese cake recipe or our pumpkin pie blondie recipe.

Browse real pumpkin parties here.

Pumpkin 1st Birthday Parties
What is the secret to throwing a memorable 1st birthday party for a girl?

Infuse personal touches and joyous themes that reflect the family’s unique style while creating an atmosphere of love and celebration.

With so many themes to choose from how to I pick just one?

Consider your child’s interests, your own preferences, and the overall vibe you want; then, go with the theme that sparks excitement and feels like the best fit

How many people should I invite to a 1st birthday party?

The number of people to invite to a 1st birthday party depends on your preferences, the size of the venue, and the level of intimacy you desire; a common guideline is to keep it manageable, focusing on close family and friends to create a warm and cozy atmosphere for the little one.

What sort of party food should I serve for other babies and toddlers?

When catering for a 1st birthday party, it’s thoughtful to have age-appropriate food options for the little ones, such as finger foods, soft snacks, and simple treats.

Should I include a party activity at a girls 1st birthday party?

Include simple and age-appropriate activities like colorful play areas or interactive toys that can add a delightful touch to the celebration and provide entertainment for the little guests.

What are good party favors for a 1st birthday party?

Consider practical and safe party favors like small plush toys, board books, baby-safe utensils or sippy cups, or custom-made onesies.

Hope you enjoyed our round up of girl one year old birthday themes.

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