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First Birthday Party Ideas

Updated on November 11, 2007

Cake for a First Birthday Party

First Birthday Cake
First Birthday Cake

First Birthday Party Ideas

New parents tend to get very excited about their baby's very first birthday and come up with tons of first birthday party ideas. It's a fun parenting responsibility. The problem is, most of their birthday party ideas are usually too complicated or too costly, or both.

That is where this page comes in. To help with first birthday party ideas for a birthday cake, there are several to choose from. All of them require only basic baking and decorating skills. Honestly, I believe that most older kids could bake these birthday cakes with little problems. Also, none of the birthday cakes require expensive baking pans or other equipment.

Saving time and money on the cake frees up more for the fun things like decorations, and first birthday gifts. Have fun at your toddler's first birthday party and don't fret about the small stuff.

Most Important- Enjoy Your Baby's First Birthday Party

I hope that these amazing birthday cakes have given you lots of first birthday party ideas that you can use. The birthday cakes are perfect idea starters for birthday themes, decorations, even invitations.

But more important than the perfect cake or first birthday party is enjoying your baby and the time that you get to spend with family and friends. Take lots of photos and savor this special time.


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      Jason Menayan 9 years ago from San Francisco

      Really good list of links.

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      Angela Harris 9 years ago from Around the USA

      Thanks, Livelonger and Jashmin. I'm using the monkey birthday cake for a friend's baby's first birthday party.

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      cgull8m 9 years ago from North Carolina

      I will bookmark this link, great ideas and tips Angela. Thanks.

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      Marye Audet 9 years ago from Lancaster, Texas

      these are great Angela. I actually make cakes for a little extra money and these are such good ideas.

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      JazLive 9 years ago from Decatur

      Thanks for this! My spouse is going to be a Great-Grand Daddy in November. Our baby (soon to be 16) is going to be a Great Uncle :)

      I can use some "fresh ideas"

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      Isabella Snow 9 years ago

      I have always wanted a spiffy bday cake.. maybe in the next life when I turn 1 again.. ;)

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      KJ 9 years ago

      Fun ideas!

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      Lizeth 9 years ago

      I love that cake it looks so cute!!!!! Keep on the good work!!!!

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      Vinnie V 9 years ago

      Angela, looks like you put a lot of great resources together. Great job!

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      Pubs 9 years ago

      And when you're ready to look for function venues, check online.

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      Pubs 9 years ago

      And when you're ready to look for function venues, check online.

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      pcsmku 8 years ago

      really useful

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      abbey01 8 years ago

      Great article... Some good planning tip's.I have written an article on "Kids parties" you may be interested in reading. Let me know what you think? :)

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      ThePartyAnimal 7 years ago

      Lots of great resources for a fun 1st party - I wish my kids were young again - I miss planning that very first one.

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      love2scrap 6 years ago

      Thanks for the great ideas. I love the cake in the picture!

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      Birthday Blueprints 3 years ago

      great list of cake ideas! It helps in making a more cost effective way of having a 1st birthday party. Here's my recommended site for additional birthday ideas for all ages :

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