It's baby's first birthday, and it's a big "one"—your child is officially a toddler! The best way to commemorate the milestone? A first birthday party, of course. Whatever your theme, your décor should definitely broadcast baby's new status. Luckily, there are tons of Instagram-worthy items that do just that. Here, 12 first birthday decorations for girls and boys to celebrate 12 unforgettable months.
Bememo Baby Photo Banner
We know your phone is filled with baby pics—now's the perfect chance to show them off. Partygoers will delight in reflecting on each month of baby's life, courtesy of this creative photo display.
Buy it: $9, Amazon.com
Silvima Wild One First Birthday Balloon Decoration Kit
Ready to get wild and crazy? These jungle-themed first birthday decorations for boys and girls are ridiculously cute and oh-so-trendy (hello, tropical leaves!). We're also obsessed with the "wild one" pun.
Buy it: $13, Amazon.com
The Paper Dolls Shop One in a Melon Cake Topper
Throwing a summertime soirée? This glittery sign is literally "one in a melon." Use it to top baby's first birthday cake or buy a bunch to incorporate into table centerpieces.
Buy it: $9, Amazon.com
Bridewell Market Baby's First Birthday Sign
The best first birthday decorations last beyond the big day, and trust us, you'll never want to throw this custom sign away. The wooden slab serves as an infographic recapping baby's year, from how they've grown to what fills them with oneder. Impress partygoers with the artful, engraved design and create a keepsake all in one go.
Buy it: Starting from $35, Etsy.com
Yaaaaasss! Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Banner
Don't settle for any old banner when you can decorate with this one. A children's rhyme, a one-year-old pun and lots of sparkles combine to leave onlookers totally starry-eyed. (Hint: First birthday decorations like these make excellent photo backdrops.)
Buy it: $11, Amazon.com
Begonia Rose Co. First Birthday Floral Number
Baby's blossoming into an amazing toddler, so tap into the beauty of blooms. Floral decorations are especially popular first birthday decorations for girls, but this number one sign can be personalized for any kid's party. Choose a color scheme and the seller will bring your vision to life.
Buy it: Starting from $60, Etsy.com
Confetti Mama Glitter Gold One Confetti
If baby's taught you anything, it's that the little things matter most. Step up your décor with thematic accents. We love this simple but impactful "one" confetti for topping tables. (Note: Keep these small first birthday decorations away from baby's curious hands and hungry mouth.)
Buy it: $13, Amazon.com
Girly Gifts Donut First Birthday Party Balloons
Balloon décor this sweet was made to be admired. Spell out your tot's age with the donut "O" plus an inflatable "N" and "E." How scrumptious!
Buy it: $11, Etsy.com
Obrecis Neon Number Sign
Prepare for guest's faces to light up when they see a neon sign at your celebration. While decorating with the number one is a must, feel free to order some letters as well. Spell out baby's name and you've got yourself the coolest party-turned-nursery décor ever.
Buy it: $15, Amazon.com
Merri Making Misses Dinosaur Birthday High Chair Banner
We know your house is filled with baby products, so you might as well work with what you've got! First birthday high chair decorations are genius because they turn a basic item into a statement piece. This dinosaur banner set, which reads "rohr one," will go down in (pre)history as an extra-unique idea.
Buy it: Starting from $14, Etsy.com
Big Dot of Happiness First Birthday Party Centerpiece and Table Decoration Kit
Centerpieces always make an impact, but they don't have to be extravagant. This first birthday party decorations kit (adorned with the cute phrase "fun to be one") makes setting up as easy or as hands-on as you'd like. Use the supplies as shown or get innovative—turn the large confetti circles into hanging décor with the help of a hole punch and some string, for example.
Buy it: $14, Amazon.com
Sweet Escapes by Debbie First Birthday Rainbow Balloon Garland
Balloons are beloved first birthday decorations for boys and girls; balloon installments take things to a whole new level. Use this "one" pastel arrangement as an arch, a table-top garland or whatever else your heart desires. While the decoration requires some assembly, the gorgeous end result is worth it.
Buy it: Starting from $26, Etsy.com
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Published January 2019
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