First Birthday Trends for 2018

First Birthday Trends for 2018

Do you have a baby turning one in 2018? We've compiled all the latest first birthday trends to give you some inspiration for parties, photoshoots and so much more!


Jungle // Into the Wild

Almost all of the birthday trends these days can be unisex depending on the preferences of your little one. Both boys and girls love animals and you can customise your jungle theme by incorporating key colours that suit your little one.

Use balloons, leaves from your garden and cheap plastic masks to create an epic centre piece! Image via Lauren Conrad

Think Jungle themed food with these great (and healthy) snacks! Super easy to make and soooo easy to clean up! Image via Festival Brides


You can't go wrong with letter foil balloons. They've been around for a few years now and they may the cutest centrepiece to a party table (and also make a great photo prop for the birthday boy or girl!!). Image via @collectedblog

The cake!! There's no need to go overboard with cakes these days! Grab some faux leaves, a few jungle animals and print your own cake topper and you're away! Keep it simple and delicious. Image via Project Nursery


Boho // a floral adventure

Boho birthday's aren't just for little girls, but they almost always are. Think lovely loose flowers, fairy lights and tea-parties. This is the perfect style for an afternoon tea birthday party (a great one to replicate with your mother's group if you just want something small). Here are the key features:

Fairy lights are a really easy way to make something feel magical. Grab your christmas lights and string them up. If you want a soft glowy effect put them behind a sheer curtain and help them frame your food table. Image via Style Me Pretty

The cake!! Simple cakes are all the rage- bake two small cakes and put them in top of each other. Layer with some rustic thick icing and top with flowers from the garden. There are some AMAZING cake toppers out there so get a custom one made for your little one and keep it for later. Image via Wilsons and Co

Photos! First birthday parties are really all about the parents. It's a celebration of you surviving the first year of parenthood, so make sure you set up a pretty back drop and get as many photos as you can with your little one and your loved one! Image via 100 Layer Cake

The birthday girl or boy!! Even if you're not going all out and having a huge birthday party take this chance and grab some special photos of your little one. Decorate your highchair with balloons, flowers and even a birthday sign and get some photos to celebrate this huge milestone! Image via Bee Mine Photography


Sweet // all the yummy things

This one is for the foodies and sugar addicts... or if you just like a special treat. The trick is to get colourful! Use colourful fruit, cups and straws and make a super special cake.

The cake!! ok this is a super special cake. It's fun, bright and colourful... and I'm sure you can find a million diy guides on how to make this on Pinterest. Have fun with it.. and keep it colourful! Image via London Had A Little Lamb

A picnic theme is a great (and easy) way to have a colourful and sweet celebration of your little person! Use lots of balloons (try tying them to stakes instead of using helium balloons to save on money and effort) and colourful plates. This striped picnic rug makes a great backdrop to all the colour. Image via Livingly

Balloons and confetti are a great way to frame your birthday table or just as something fun to play with. Use the large foil number balloons and take some special photos of your tiny one. You won't regret it! Image via Peach Blossom


If you have a small one getting close to their first birthday, you'll know there isn't a whole lot of party food kids of any age can eat... that's where ice blocks come in! Try making some rainbow ice blocks with different fruit as a special treat! Image via Pop Sugar


Record it // snap

There are sooo many amazing ways to celebrate a first birthday. The possibilities are endless. Whether you're doing a small picnic ir a full blown family party the size of a small wedding the most important thing is to have fun and record the memories! The next few years will fly by! 

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