Patriotic First Birthday Party Ideas

Did you have a 4th of July baby or come really close to sharing your child’s birthday with America’s independence day? If so, then you might consider hosting a birthday party with a fun patriotic theme and send patriotic first birthday invitations to get friends and family in the mood for a red, white and blue first birthday party.

Choosing a Kid-Friendly Red, White and Blue First Birthday Invitation Theme

patriotic boyJust because your child’s first birthday will fall on or near the 4th of July doesn’t mean that you must choose an overt patriotic first birthday invitation theme. You can subtly reference the holiday by using a red, white and blue color scheme that still includes a kid-friendly theme.

For example, if you have a little boy who loves trains, you could choose patriot first birthday invitations that feature a blue train with red and white accents against a white background. Invite friends and family to a patriotic first birthday party that also includes a fun train theme for the kids to enjoy.

Another way to enjoy both your child’s first birthday and the 4th of July is to send patriotic first birthday invitations that feature a white frosted birthday cake with red and blue fireworks instead of candles on the front against a light blue background. This fun themed patriotic first birthday invitation style clearly states that recipients are invited to a birthday party, but also ties in a patriotic theme using color and fireworks. Since most kids love birthday cake, these patriotic first birthday invitations will be a delicious success!

Ideas for Celebrating a Patriotic First Birthday

summer childIf you plan to host your child’s first birthday party on the 4th of July, then it’s a great idea to include the dual theme of a first birthday party with a 4th of July party. Since July tends to be an ideal time of year to host an outdoor event, you might host a patriotic first birthday party at a local park and make it a potluck. Guests can bring side dishes and drinks while you provide the main course and dessert: yummy birthday cake! This idea is perfect for an afternoon of family fun that both celebrates this patriotic holiday and doesn’t leave your child out. Also, a park provides ample entertainment options for kids of all ages attending the party and won’t leave adults bored either.

A traditional backyard party is a great idea too. Simply decorate a long table with a festive patriotic tablecloth, provide red, white and blue plates and cups and set out food that kids and adults can enjoy. Cold side dishes like potato salad or pasta salad are easy to prepare ahead of time and can feed a lot of people. Decorating the birthday cake with a red, white and blue candle shaped like a “1” will tie in the patriotic theme.

As long as your patriotic first birthday invitations state that your intentions of both celebrating the 4th of July and your child’s first birthday, then recipients will know to expect a fun afternoon filled with patriotic and birthday fun.

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