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    Nope you don't need a theme for a first birthday party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyV View Post
    So Miss Moo's first birthday is fast approaching (too fast. *insert quiet mummy-sobbing here*) and I'm starting to party plan. We're having a joint party with her little friend who was born on the same day. We've got a venue sorted but we're stuck for an easy theme. Honestly we hadn't even considered having a theme but then we went to three first birthdays in the last two weeks and they all had themes! Any ideas? Do you think we need a theme? What theme did you have your child's first birthday?
    I always theme. It makes planning and prep much easier. Dd1s first bday was a pirates and princesses, 2nd was cupcakes, 3rd was "welcome to neverland", 4th was rainbow and this year it's "a garden party". Dd2 has had a butterfly party and a Winnie the Pooh party. This year the theme is "under the sea".

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    I don't think a theme is necessary, but it is fun and does make organising easier...
    We have had Jungle, Thomas the tank engine, babushka dolls, snow leopards, woodland fairy, under the sea, dinosaurs and a high tea party.

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    We did a 'barnyard' or 'farmyard' theme for DS 1st birthday. It was really easy and worked really well. I had the invites designed on etsy then I just printed them myself at officeworks. I ordered themed decorations from online and kept to the colours in my invites for everything else. I went to red dot and matched plastic table clothes, ******ers and balloons. I hired a children's trestle table and 10 chairs from a local business and filled my own helium / foil balloons with a kit from spotlight. I had a themed number 1 cake made and we had a petting zoo for 1.5hrs. We decided to go all out for his first birthday. Will probably be a quiet affair until he's 5! good luck x

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    Thanks for all the fabulous suggestions. In the end we've settled on a rainbow theme. We've got invites, cake and decorations sorted. Can I tap your collective wisdom for other food ideas? Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyV View Post
    Thanks for all the fabulous suggestions. In the end we've settled on a rainbow theme. We've got invites, cake and decorations sorted. Can I tap your collective wisdom for other food ideas? Thank you!
    Rainbow fruit platter or rainbow fruit kebabs, rainbow layered jelly cups, fairy bread, rainbow cupcakes

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    Ours was morning tea, we did- fruit, mini muffins, plain popcorn, veggies sticks, cubed cheese, pikelets (some with 100's & 1000's) for the kids.

    We also did a cheese platter, nuts, olives, shortbread, Mars bar slice, fruit platter, mini quiches and dips and crackers for the adults.

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    My DD had a rainbow themed party when she turned five and we had
    -Rainbow fruit platter
    -Mini meringues with rainbow sprinkles
    -Cloud shaped fairy bread
    -Rainbow layered jelly cups
    -Chocolate crackles and honey joys with rainbow sprinkles
    -Dip platter with rainbow veggies - ie yellow capsicum, cherry tomatoes, cucumber sticks, carrot sticks, kalamata olives
    -Sausage Rolls
    -Party pies
    -Mini pizzas
    -Chips/cheezels
    -Rainbow lolly buffet.

    Oh and a rainbow shaped pinata.

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