23 Most Popular Boy 1st Birthday Party Themes!

by Jillian Leslie on

Getting through that first year of a new baby can be tough and exhausting, so it's definitely a big deal and a time to celebrate. There are so many popular boy 1st birthday party themes out there which can make it quite challenging picking out the best one.

So we've rounded up the 23 most popular boy 1st birthday party themes at Catch My Party to help you choose the perfect one for your son.

We've so many cool themes such as a prince themed 1st birthday, a Mickey Mouse 1st birthday and so many more so, scroll down and enjoy!

12 Most Popular Boy 1st Birthday Party Themes!

1. Wild One Safari/ Jungle Parties

Wild One Safari / Jungle 1st birthday parties are one of the most popular party themes at the moment.

Kids love wild animals, and with the release of the new live-action Lion King movie earlier in the year, safari and jungle parties seem to have been taken off.

They are a great excuse to decorate with as many stuffed animals as physically possible, as you can see in the party below.

Download our brand new FREE jungle safari party printables for the perfect for party decoration!

Wild One Safari/ Jungle 1st Birthday Parties

2. Baby Shark Parties

Baby Shark is a huge hit with young kids and has everyone singing along to the cheerful tune.

With the growing success of Baby Shark, we have seen a massive increase in Baby Shark-themed 1si birthday parties, here at CatchMyParty.com.

Little boys just love it and can't seem to get enough of this fun party theme!

So about taking your guests on an under the sea adventure?

Make sure you download our awesome FREE Baby Shark printables for the ultimate party decoration!

Baby Shark Parties

3. Mickey Mouse Parties

Mickey Mouse has forever been a part of our lives and has a special place in everyone's heart.

Give your little boy a magical 1st birthday by throwing a fun Mickey Mouse 1st birthday party!.

Check out the best Mickey Mouse party ideas and party supplies we've found to help you throw the party of the year.

Mickey Mouse Parties

4. Circus Parties

Circus birthday parties are all about having a good time and you can be sure that your guests will have a blast at your little boy's 1st birthday.

It's such a cool party theme combining both excitement and cute animals which will make your party one of the greatest 1st birthday parties ever.

Awesome movies, such as Dumbo and The Greatest Showman, have made circus party themes increasingly popular.

If you're looking for the perfect circus party decorations download our FREE fun circus party printables!

Circus 1st Birthday Parties

5. Prince Parties

Your little boy deserves nothing less than a 1st birthday party fit for a prince, so how about treating him to a regal party.

Prince parties are one of the most popular party themes on CatchMyParty.com.

They are great for a wide variety of parties from 1st birthdays to baby showers!

Decorate with the most elegant party decorations you can get your hands on, such as these charming FREE prince printables.

Prince Parties

6. Dinosaur Parties

An ever-growing popular 1st birthday party theme are dinosaur parties.

Kids love T- Rexes, Triceratops, Velociraptors, and everything dinosaur.

So, if you're stuck with a theme a nautical party is always a safe bet.

If you need party decorations, look no further. We have the cutest FREE dinosaur party printables for you to quickly print out and assemble.


Dinosaur Parties

7. Peter Rabbit Parties

Peter Rabbit is a much-loved character from the classic children's books by Beatriz Potter.

He's an adorable bunny that loves getting into lots of trouble in Mr. McGregor's garden.

A Peter Rabbit theme is a wonderful choice for a first birthday party if your child is a fan of the books or even the movie.

Don't miss these lovely Peter Rabbit party supplies to help you plan your fabulous 1st birthday!

Peter Rabbit Parties

8. Sesame Street Parties

Toddlers love watching Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and pals on Sesame Street.

They have been teaching us numbers, colors, the alphabet, and more for years now, and just like Mickey Mouse have a special place in our hearts.

So treat your son and guests to a fun-packed colorful birthday party with all their favorite friends.

Sesame Street Parties


9. Woodland Parties

Kids love adorable little woodland animals which is why rustic woodland parties are also a very popular 1st birthday party theme for little boys.

Who's heart doesn't melt at the sight of a cute little fox or deer?

There are so many wonderful woodland party ideas out there, from cute cookies to pretty party decorations.

Woodland Parties

10. Little Man Parties

Another cool 1st birthday party theme fit for your little boy would have to be a little man's 1st birthday!

Decorate with a bunch of bow ties and mustaches, or even these fun FREE little man party printables, and your party will be a success.

Little Man Parties

11. Airplane Parties

If your son is a fan of airplanes then he'll absolutely love an airplane-themed 1st birthday party.

It's a great theme that you can turn into a classic with a more vintage look.

You can use clouds, maps, and a bunch of airplanes to have your party take off!

Airplane Parties

12. Hot Air Balloon Parties

Go back even further in time and treat your guests to a hot air balloon-themed 1st birthday.

There's something wonderful about flying away in a hot air balloon which is why it's a great party theme for a little boy.

As with airplane parties, you too can decorate this one with clouds and blue skies, and of course a bunch of hot air balloons

Be sure not to miss these impressive hot air balloon party supplies.

Hot AIr Balloon Parties

12. Boss Baby Parties

The movie and tv show Boss Baby is so much fun, and the perfect choice if you have your own little boss around the house.

It's an awesome theme for a boy's 1st birthday. Make sure you decorate your party with some Boss Baby party decorations!

Boss Baby Parties

14. Lion King Parties

Kids love the Lion King movie. It's such a classic, with great tunes, like 'Hakuna Matata', and my favorite, 'Circle of Life', not to mention the adorable Simba!

If your child loves watching the movie over and over again then you can bet a Lion King-themed 1st birthday is the perfect theme for his party!

 Lion King Parties

15. Farm Parties

There's something so heartwarming about a trip to the farm to see all the animals.

Kids, young ones especially, love nothing more than to see the chickens, cows, and pigs!

So how about treating your little one to a delightful farm-themed 1st birthday packed with all his favorite farm animals?

I can't think of anything better than some farm animal cookies and cake pops!

Farm Parties

16. Winnie the Pooh Parties

Winnie the Pooh has a very special place in so many of our hearts and is such a big part of our childhood.

Introduce your child to the magical world of Pooh Bear and all his friends and throw him a wonderful Winnie the Pooh-themed 1st birthday.

Recreate Hundred Acre Wood with some amazing woodland-inspired party decorations and don't forget the bees!

 Winnie the Pooh Parties

17. Toy Story Parties

I'm pretty sure your little boy would love nothing more than his toys coming to life like in the movie Toy Story.

Buzz and Woody are much-loved characters, so if you are still stuck on a theme how about hosting a Toy Story 1st birthday party?

Make it as fun and colorful as you can and be sure to check out all our Toy Story parties for loads of cool ideas!

Toy Story Parties

18. Teddy Bear Parties

No one can resist a friendly teddy!

Kids this age can find so much comfort in their own teddy, so seems fitting to make their little buddy the theme for their 1st birthday.

Get hold of as many teddies as you can to decorate your space and treat each one of your guests with their very own teddy bear party favor to take home with them!

 Teddy Bear Parties

19. Nautical Parties

This next theme has been popular for a long time now. There's something about ships and the ocean that little kids love, so you really can't go wrong with a nautical 1st birthday party!

Take a look at all the awesome nautical party supplies you might need for your party!

Sesame Street Parties

20. 'Where the Wild Things Are' Parties

Children this age love books and listening to stories and looking at all the pretty illustrations.

Maurice Sendak's book 'Where the Wild Things Are' is a favorite in many households. If this is the case in yours then look no further. You've just found the perfect theme for your son's 1st birthday party!

Where the Wild Things Are Parties

21. 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' Parties

Another literary classic is 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' that kids also love having read to them (probably night after night).

It's such a fun children's book and can easily be turned into a party with the help of some Hungry Caterpillar party supplies.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Parties

22. Baseball Parties

You can never really go wrong with a sports-themed party, especially a vintage baseball one.

It's a really popular 1st birthday party theme for young boys and is a great pick if your child is already into the sport.

So grab some catcher's mitts, bats, and balls and scatter them around as decoration!

Baseball Parties

23. Winter Wonderland Parties

To finish off, we have the perfect party theme for anyone turning 1 during the winter!

What could be better than a winter wonderland 1st birthday full of snow, hot chocolate, and cute winter animals, such as penguins and polar bears?

Winter Wonderland Parties


Check out all of our fantastic first birthday parties for boys on our site, and if you're looking for first birthday party supplies for boys, we've got those too!

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I can't wait to see what wonderful parties you come up with!


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