Boy’s 1st birthday party themes

A first birthday party is always so special to plan! Your little boy generally doesn’t have strong specific likes/dislikes and of course has NO preference when it comes to a party theme which means you have free reign to choose any party theme you feel will suit your child. I’m brainstorming ideas for my own son’s 1st birthday next year and am currently thinking of an ice-cream theme or perhaps a vintage tricycle theme.

To inspire you today I’m sharing some fantastic boy’s 1st birthday themes/setups by Event stylist vendors on the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory . I will soon do another post for little girl’s 1st birthday themes. Hopefully this post will give you some new ideas or party planning inspiration for your son’s 1st birthday!

Now of course for a first birthday party you could also go with ‘no theme’ and base it more around a colour scheme such as this amazing setup!:


Boys First birthday party- Sweet Bits and Pieces (Sydney)


Love these cute bow-tie themed parties. Perfect for a little man!:


Bow tie first birthday – Memories Are Sweet (Qld)


Mustache and bow tie first birthday – Memories Are Sweet (Qld)


How bright and fresh does this 1st birthday dessert table look?:


Cheeky Monkey first birthday party – Sweet Soirees (Sydney)


You could base the party around a favourite story book you enjoy reading to your child. The very hungry caterpillar is a very popular first birthday theme and a lot of fun to plan!:


Very Hungry caterpillar first birthday – Easy Breezy Parties


A few more first birthday party themes to inspire you:


Soccer world cup 1st birthday – Parties and Prints


Soccer world cup first birthday party – Parties and Prints (WA)


A hot air balloon theme is always fantastic for a first birthday:


Hot air balloon first birthday party – Red Wagon Events (Melb)


Hot Air Balloon first birthday – Sweet Soirees (Sydney)



Rainbow first birthday party – The Sweet Cart (WA)



Under the sea first birthday party – Ever so sweet lolly buffets



Geometric lamb 1st birthday party – Sugar Coated Candy and Dessert Buffet’s (VIC)


A nautical theme is definitely a popular 1st birthday theme for boy’s. Here are a few setups to inspire you:


Nautical first birthday party – Opulenticity Party and Buffet Styling (WA)



Nautical first birthday party – Easy Breezy Parties (Melb)



Nautical first birthday party – Memories are Sweet (Qld)


The circus is always reminiscent of childhood which makes it another popular first birthday theme for boy’s:


Circus first birthday party – Events by Nat (Sydney)



Circus 1st birthday – Sara Jade Wedding and Events


Vintage circus first birthday party – I Heart Table Art (WA)


Little kids love animals so a jungle, safari or farm theme party is another great choice for a first birthday party!:


Jungle Safari first birthday party – Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling



Farm first birthday party – Sweet Soirees (Sydney)


Farm first birthday party – Sweet Soirees (Sydney)


If you like the rustic looks then a cowboy theme is another great first birthday party idea:


Vintage cowboy 1st birthday party – I Heart Table Art (WA)


Cowboys and Indians 1st birthday party – Events By Nat (Sydeny)


Another cute idea is to base the first birthday theme around popular children’s characters, shows or movies for a fun birthday setting. Here are some ideas:


Toy Story first birthday party – El Evento (Sydney)


Pinnochio first birthday party – Lettuce & Co


Sesame St first birthday – Dream a Little Dream Parties (WA)


Sesame St First birthday party – Isabel’s Confetti (NSW)


Tigger first birthday party – Easy Breezy Parties (Melb)


Mickey Mouse inspired first birthday party – Sugar Coated Candy and Dessert Buffet’s (Melb)


Giggle and Hoot first birthday party – Sweet Heavenly Events and Party Hire (Sydney)


Ending off is this fun ‘Royal’ theme which you could have a lot of fun with toy soldiers etc like in this setup:


Royal first birthday party – Parties and Prints (WA)


I hope you enjoyed the inspiration and if you are planning your son’s 1st birthday (like me) I’d love to hear what theme’s you are thinking of!





Little man party theme

A little man theme has become a popular party theme lately for young boys, and especially 1st birthdays. This theme focuses heavily on the image of a mustache however often also incorporates bow-ties or ties as well.

It is an easy party to style through the use of printables and attaching mustaches to items such as candy jars, balloons, cups, favour bags etc

I’ve based the selections in this blog post around black/white as well as some chevron items which is often incorporated into this theme to give it a modern feel. You can find more chevron finds in this blog post.

However I don’t think this theme should only be styled around black/white – the invitation/printable section of this blog post will give you some ideas for colour schemes for this theme.

You can also find my pinterest board for this theme here with more ideas.

Here are my selections:


Invitations and Printables

Little Man printables – Style Me Gorgeous





Bow tie printable pack – Paper and Style Co



Little Man printables – TomKat Studio



Little man printables – Little Dimple Designs



Mustache bash – Lemonade Moments



Little Man bow tie invitation – Petite Party Studio



Little man mustache printables – Party Lovers Shop



Little Man fill in invitations – The Party Parlour





Mustache balloons – Party To Go


Mustache paper chains – TYPO




Black and white striped lantern – Occasion by Design



Mustache garland – Mailbox Happiness



Mustache bunting – Pretty Pic Creations



Love this clever tablerunner:


Little Man Tablerunner – The Party Parlour


Black and white tablerunner – Just Party Supplies



Yellow chevron tablerunner – Love the Occasion



Paper Eskimo black and white plates – Occasion by Design



Sambellina square plates – Occasion by Design


Blue chevron plates – Just Party Supplies



Green chevron bottle – Love the Occasion



These mustache adhesives are perfect for attaching to a range of items:


Little man adhesive stickers – Ah-Tissue



Straws with mustache cut out’s


Black chevron straws – Just Party Supplies


Melamine platters are fantastic for kids parties and these black ones are perfect for this theme:


Black melamine platters – Occasion by Design



Sweet Treats

Love these mustache lollipops!:

Mustache lollipops – The Little Big Company


Create mustache cookies with these cutters which also includes a stamper to stamp on a design:

Munchstaches cookie cutter and stamp – Lime Tree Kids


Make your own chocolate mustaches using these moulds:


Mustache lollipop chocolate mould – Confectionately Yours



Easy decorating for your cupcakes or even savoury items with these toppers:

Mustache picks – Party Kit n Kaboodle



Chevron cupcake wrappers – Saffy & May


Theme your ice-cubes with this mould!:

Mustache ice tray – Mighty Ape


An easy way to style a cake using this topper:


Mustache cake bunting – ETSY Katura Jo




Themed items

A popular idea for a Mustache party is the use of a photo booth and supplying guests with mustaches to play with:


“Prop it” range of photo booth props – Ah-Tissue


Adhesive mustaches – Occasion by Design




Cute mustache shaped soaps! :

Mustache soap favours – Soap Buddies


Perfect favour boxes & bags for this theme:

Mustache favour boxes – The Little Big Company


Little man mustache muslin bags – Penny Lane Studio



You could attach mustaches to these bags to theme them:


Black and white striped bags – Saffy & May


Light blue chevron bags – Sweet Celebrations


Use this stamp to create your own gift tags:

Moustache stamp – TYPO




Perfect washi tape to use to attach a gift tag to your favours and to use for other decorating for this theme:


Mustache washi tape – Kawaii Kids


Real Parties

Find more ideas by viewing these Little Man parties:

Lovely and stylish 1st birthday in greens and blues featured on Hostess with the Mostess

Father and Son mustache bash with a slightly vintage look from Kara’s Party Ideas

Love the backdrop in this Little Man party from Project Nursery blog

Cute Little Man party in yellow, black and grey from the Bondville blog



Hope you enjoyed the round up of ideas and they help when planning to celebrate your little man!


Vintage Tricycle Theme

I thought it was time to do a boys theme and one theme which I really love is that of a vintage tricycle inspired by the printables from Style Me Gorgeous. So I’ve decided to do this post on a tricycle or bicycle theme – a great theme if you want to do a classic traditional theme for a boy =)

You could combine this theme with another item as well. For example on the Style Me Gorgeous printables they are combined with a kite. Other printables combine a tricycle with other vintage toys. I also saw a vintage tricycle and ice cream party. So really anything could work and the vintage feel could tie it together.

I’ve based most of my selections on blues and brown/cream tones and vintage items however I know all of you fab blog readers of mine could make any colour work well =)


These are the gorgeous printables which originally inspired this post! I love the colour scheme and the classic look:

Vintage tricycle printables - Style Me Gorgeous


If you want to inject some red into your colour scheme, here is another lovely set of printables:

Lets Ride vintage tricycle printables - M Bradley Designs


These two bring a few other vintage toys into the mix, which I think are just lovely!

Vintage toy printables - The Little Soiree


Childhood toys printables - Spaceship and Laserbeams


Some classic tricycle invitations:

Vintage tricycle invitation - Mon Tresor



Trucks, stars and trikes invitation - Katy Jane


Who said girls can’t have a tricycle party? Check out this cute vintage invitation for a girl:

Little Red Tricycle invitation - Serendipty Creative



A few ideas in blue and brown tones:

Tissue paper garland - Invite Me



Happy Birthday hessian bunting - Collecting Feathers


Pale blue tissue garland - Emerald and Ella


Caramel pom poms - Ah-Tissue



A gingham tablecloth could work in really well for this theme:

Blue gingham tablecloth - Peters of Kensington

Or you could use this jute material for a vintage feel tablecloth:

Jute by the roll - Occasion by Design

For paper based invitations this tablerunner in brown would suit – and it has polka dots on the back if you want to change the design!

Brown paper reversible tablerunner - The Little Big Company


Brown striped plates - The Little Big Company


Blue white and red polka dot plate - Invite Me


Palm leaf plates - The Party Studio


How cute is this – pre-stamped personalised wooden cutlery ! Saves you the hassle of purchasing the name stamp yourself:

Stamped wooden cutlery - Red Elephant Creative


Baby blue straws - Saffy & May


Yes these popular straws now come in brown and white! Perfect with some chocolate milk I think =)

Brown paper straws - Saffy & May


Sweet Treats

Use some old fashioned treats to go with this vintage theme:

Old fashioned lolly sticks - The Little Big Company


Lollipops - The Little Big Company


Brown polkadot candy cups - Sweet Style


Some cute options for cake toppers:

Red bicycle cake topper - Lulus Cupcake Boutique


Personalised bicycle topper - Heather Boyd

Love these blue cake stands:

Navy blue cake stand - Leo & Bella


Aqua blue cake stand - Mums Little Party Secret


Special Items

I’ve seen some images where people have used actual tricycles as props at their child’s party, and this one could certainly work into this theme and double as a birthday gift:

Classic red tricycle - Tox Xperts

You could use a custom nursery print such as this for an extra decoration on your party table and a special keepsake:

Tricycle nursery print - Simply Sublime Baby


Perfect options for table risers:

Brown kraft suitcases - Send a Toy


Mini wooden stools - Chic By Accident


A few other vintage props and accessories for your party table:

Wood crate box - Sweet Style


Wooden rustic glass box - Chic By Accident



White wash wooden tray - Lifestyle Home & Living


Rustic cutlery tray - Lifestyle Home & Living


Wooden mini blackboard pegs - Saffy & May


Wooden candy scoop - Leo & Bella



Blackboard easel - The Party Parlour


You can pick up some cute tricycle props here and there РI even saw a large tricycle planter in Target a while back. Here are two options I found online which are the perfect size for  small prop.

Little red tricycle 4cm high - Love and Clutter


20cm high tricycle planter - Cottage Corner


If you’re in Sydney you can hire this one from Tiny Tots Toy Hire:

French bike for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire

Also loving these hire item for this vintage theme!

Rustic wooden crate for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire


Wagon wheel for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire



How sweet is this tricycle favour container?:


Bicycle favour - Baby barhar collection


A stylish tricycle favour bag with a vintage feel:

Tricycle favour bag - Piccolo & Poppi


A lovely pastel blue to go with this theme:

Pastel blue party box - Saffy & May

These jute bags really suit a vintage feel:

Jute sacks - Occasion by Design


Cute tricycle favour bags available in other colours too:

Tricycle favour bags - Little Lemonade


Top off your favours with some of these sweet tags:

Retro tricycle bag tag - Katy Jane


Thank you tags - Paint Robot


Tricycle wagon tags - 33 Paper Lane



Real Parties

The vintage tricycle party by Sarah from Style Me Gorgeous using her printables, on her blog

Amanda from the Kawaii Notebook styled this party based on the Style me Gorgeous Printables, featured on the Amy Atlas blog

This baby shower mixed vintage & modern tricycle together – featured on the Hostess with the Mostess blog

A cute pink tricycle party on the Frosted Events blog


I can’t wait until I can use this theme for hopefully a future son…or grandson if I have to wait until then!!

It’s definitely on my “to do” list of party themes and doing this blog post made me love it more!

Hope you enjoyed the finds =)


Space theme

Space, rocket, astronauts and aliens will always be popular with little men and there is a lot available for this party theme to make it easy for your party planning!

Traditional colours of blue, green, red and yellow feature commonly with this theme along with silver. You could incorporate stars into your decor as well as lanterns for an easy ‘planet’ look .

You may choose to focus on only one area of the “space” theme for the party, such as Rockets if that is what your little one is obsessed with! Or go for a full space scene incorporating aliens and astronauts.

I hope this blog post provides you some ideas and inspiration for this Space theme!


Space printables - Polkadot Prints



Rocket collection - Creative Little Stars from Sweet Little Birdy


Space rocket printables - Anders Ruff


Alien printables - Spaceship & Laser Beams


Alien fill in invitations - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations


Sambellina Blast Off fill-in invitations - {P} is for Party


Space invitation - Invite Me


Astronaut Invitation (with matching party items) - The Princess and the Pirate



Create a space feel with a solar system wall decal pack which can be reused in your little one’s bedroom. Here is one of many which are available:


Solar System wall stickers - Tots n Tales


Or create a solar system look using lanterns, giant balloons, star decorations and more:

Silver lanterns - The Little Big Company


Giant balloons - Sweet Little Birdy


Globe balloon - Parties in a Package


Space lanterns - It's All About Kids Gifts


Star lantern - Saffy & May


Hanging silver stars - Blown Away


Little white paper star garland - The Party Table


Rocket mobile - Tiger Tribe



Some inspiration for your tableware, whether you wish to incorporate stars into your decor or not:

Fabric party tablecloth - The Petite Party Company


Space tablecloth - It's All About Kids Gifts


Paper eskimo tablerunner - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations


Alien dinner plates - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations


Polkadot lime green plates - {P} is for Party


Space Odyssey plates - It's All About Kids Gifts


Blue star paper napkins - The Party table


Twinkle star paper straws - The Little Big Company


Sweet Treats

These silver sixlets would be a great addition on your dessert table for a Space theme:

Silver sixlets (also available in blue and green) - Sweet Style


Create easy space theme treats with these items:

Silicone star cupcake mould - The Little Big Company


Rocket cookie cutter - {P} is for Party


Star cupcake toppers - Le Petit Party



Red star baking cups - Occasion by Design


Space cadets cupcake kit - The Party Table


Spaceboy cupcake cases - LarkMade


Perfect for space cupcakes is this silver cupcake stand:

Silver cupcake stand - Occasion by Design


Astro Adventure Candles - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations


Your space cake would look perfect atop a stainless steel stylish cake stand such as this one!

Stainless steel cake stand - Little Sooti


Special items

A fun item for a space party is this space tent available for HIRE in Sydney – perfect for a quiet place for the kids to play:

Space tent for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)


Another option are these cardboard items which can be decorated during the party as a fun activity for the kids and then kept to play in afterwards too:

Starlight cardboard cubby & rocket ship - Creations 4 Kids


Dress your little one as an astronaut with this fun helmet – or use it as a decoration item:

Junior Astronaut Helmet - Rocketry


It’s easy to find rockets at the shops to use to add as extra props at the party. I love the idea of using classic tin toys for this theme, such as this space rocket:

Mechanical tin space rocket - Vintage Nostalgia

These paper rockets are an easy way to decorate your table:

Space rocket centrepiece - It's All About Kids Gifts


Space centrepiece - It's All About Kids Gifts

Cute little handmade space figurines to use on your table, on your cake or as favours:

Handpainted astronaut & alien peg toys - Twinkle Kids


Incorporating a space model or mobile into your party area is another way to add a space feel to your party and create something educational for your child for after the party also. It is also something fun to prepare with your child before the party:

Solar System planetarium model - Spacetime


Solar System mobile - Entropy


A fun game for this theme!

Pin the Martian on the rocket ship game - The Princess & the Pirate


This huge inflatable space shuttle would be a great play feature as well as photo prop:

Large Inflatable space shuttle - Australian Geographic

Use small inflatable space shuttles for decoration or favours:

Mini inflatable space shuttle - Party KitnKaboodle

Favours & Packaging

There is a large range of party favours available incorporating planets, rockets, aliens etc! Here are a few I’ve selected:

Food safe space-boy beaker with lid - Invite Me


Space pencils - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations


Rocket bag tag - Invite Me


Alien Paratroopers - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations


Temporary alien tattoos - {P} is for Party


Outer space mega clips - Le Petit Party


Die-cut silver rocket tag - The Party Table


Paper Eskimo party bag - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations


Silver party bags - {P} is for Party


Space Shuttle Favour Box - It's All About Kids Gifts


Real Parties

For some ideas and inspiration from some real space parties, have a look at the following links below:

A Blast Off Rocket party on Kara’s Party Ideas

Bright and colourful Blast Off party on the Hostess with the Mostess blog

Fantastic Blast Off party by Studio Cake featured on the Amy Atlas blog


I hope this blog post has given you some ideas of what you can do with this theme – as you can see, there is a lot available and a lot of creative ways you can make this party memorable and fun for your little one. Happy planning & celebrating!



New party finds – Feb 2012

There seems to be a lot of new party items coming up in all the online party stores! Here are a few which have caught my eye which I thought may interest you. I may do “new find” posts more often so feel free to e-mail me if you have a great new party product coming out! I have a feeling there will be lots of new products coming out in the next month or so after all the trade fairs finish up =)

These cake stands (available in pink, blue and white) are great child-proof options for your cake or other desserts and easily stored away too:

Cake stand - {P} is for Party

Also love these child-proof bright cake stands!

Coloured cake stands - coming soon to The Little Big Company

It’s always great to have more lovely disposable tableware options. Here is one new range which would be perfect for a Paris theme, Minnie Mouse theme, a Glam party theme or other girly theme with this colour scheme:

Tableware - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations


This is such an ultra-sweet party range by Belle and Boo which you could use to create a stylish and cute party without having a specific theme. There is everything from matching party bags to buntings and more!

Belle and Boo Party range - {P} is for Party


How gorgeous are these? Perfect for the nursery/bedroom and then can be used for all sorts of pretty party occasions!

Fabric Lanterns - The Little Big Company


Continuing the prettiness with this gorgeous teapot!

Rambling rose pink teapot - The Little Big Company

Blackboard signs are great on a party table or to welcome party guests or even to hold up with a message in a photo area!

Wooden blackboard sign - Occasion by Design

Cakes in a jar have become quite popular lately and here are new jars available which are perfect to serve these in:

Ball glass jar and lid - Sweet Style

These boxes are great to use as ‘risers’ to give different heights on your party table. One of the many great party props available from Shoppe with Lily!

Wooden cube boxes, set of 3 - Shoppe with Lily


A beautiful way to decorate a cake or cupcake – edible rose petals! Gorgeous!

Edible rose petals - Shoppe with Lily

Another lovely tableware range coming out soon:

New lace tableware range - Invite Me

Love these authentic vintage milk bottles for a different milk bottle look:

Vintage glass milk bottles - Leo & Bella

An alternative to party printables are ‘ready to go’ party packs and a new range has been introduced by Saffy & May with a range of items included. Here is one of the themes available:

New stationary range - Saffy & May

Love the idea of a chandelier decoration at a party – this cardboard one can be painted to look so pretty and obviously a lot more affordable option than a genuine chandelier!

Cardboard chandelier - Little Sooti

So they are a few of the recent party items I’ve spotted. Have you spotted anything new for parties which has stood out for you? Please share if you have!



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