Baby Einstein Party 1st Birthday Ideas

These Baby Einstein 1st birthday ideas are perfect for your naturally curious child. They will help the children learn to appreciate art, music, and nature in a way only Baby Einstein's can. With these themed birthday party ideas, your kid's party will be educational and fun.

Although, the younger children attending this party will not remember it, they will definitely go home learning something from these Baby Einstein themed birthday party ideas, birthday decorations, and first birthday party games.

*Important money saving tip: Your Baby Einstein party supplies can be up to three times cheaper if bought online. So use these 1st birthday ideas to the fullest, and you will be able give your baby the best birthday party ever while saving yourself potentially hundreds of dollars.

Start your party off right by giving your child the perfect birthday party gift with this Baby Einstein Baby's First Birthday Gift Set with CD and Growth Chart.

Baby Einstein Invitation Ideas

You can choose to purchase Baby Einstein invitations or you can use our amazingly simple 1st birthday ideas. If you want high quality inexpensive invitations, check out these Baby Einstein Party Invitations. Here are some clever and unique homemade Baby Einstein 1st birthday ideas for invitations:

My Baby Einstein invitation

Fold the short sides of an 8 1/2" by 11" sheet of white card stock together. Download and print images of the Baby Einstein characters (there are 9 characters: a lion, dinosaur, dog, cat, beetle, tiger, duck, rabbit, and turtle). Take a picture of the birthday child and the character printouts, and cut them out. Paste them on the cover of the card.

Then take a colorful marker or gel pen and fill in the party information on the inside of the card. You can add Baby Einstein party stickers on the inside, or use them on the outside instead of downloading images.

3-D Invitations

You can purchase small animal beanie babies, Baby Einstein puppets or small Baby Einstein toys and attach a small card with your first birthday party information on it to make a one of the most creative invitation 1st birthday ideas.

Character Invitations

Go to your local scrapbooking center and get die-cuts of the Baby Einstein animals on card stock. You can use markers to draw and color on one side to make it look more like the animal it is cut out to be.

(If you have older children this is a great way they can help out with the Baby Einstein party, and it will give you more time to work on other aspects of the party) Then write your baby's birthday party information on the other side.

Baby Einstein Costumes

Are you are looking for 1st birthday Baby Einstein costumes for your baby’s party? Then Baby Einstein character costumes will be perfect for your baby’s Baby Einstein party!

These costumes were chosen for their great quality and below retail price. Although most people believe costumes can only be used on "Halloween", this couldn't be farther from the truth. Here are some great birthday uses for costumes.

If you take pictures of your baby wearing one of these fabulous costumes you can use that picture to make amazing personalized invitations and thank you notes for your baby's party. You can even go to your local bakery and have the picture transferred onto a birthday cake. Then, there is how special it will make your baby feel to be dressed up as a Baby Einstein character on their birthday.

First Birthday Party Decorations

The best Baby Einstein 1st birthday ideas for colors to use are red, blue, green, and yellow. These colors of streamers and balloons go perfectly with a Baby Einstein party theme. Use Baby Einstein Table covers with Baby Einstein Tableware like plates, napkins, cutlery, and cups. Here is a link to the perfect Baby Einstein 16 oz. Plastic Cup.

Attach helium Baby Einstein Mylar Balloons to reindeer, pig, or lion stuffed animals and place them on the tables for centerpieces or you can use these Baby Einstein Centerpiece. Mylar balloons are typically best for a first birthday, as they are safer for young children and are harder to pop. (The stuffed animals may need weighed down depending on there size)

You can also go to a quick copy shop like Kinko's and have a Baby Einstein picture or a picture of the child enlarged and laminated for placemats.

You can make or purchase a welcome sign for your party that says, "Welcome to (your child's name) Baby Einstein Birthday Party". You can place footprint cutouts from the parking area to the front door or back yard depending on where your party is being held.

Tie balloons to your mailbox to help your guests find your house. You can tie helium balloons to chairs, corners of tables, your Baby Einstein banners, even on some of the presents. If you have older children attending you can even use different colored balloons to designate different play areas for different age groups, this is a great way to keep the smaller children safe since older kids tend to be more rowdy.

Hang Baby Einstein posters and a personalized "Happy Birthday" banner. A few 1st birthday ideas for where you can put a banner are at the entrance of your first birthday party, above the gift table, and at the main party area. Play Baby Einstein party music in the background. When the children arrive to the party, decorate them with a Baby Einstein party hat and don't forget your baby's Baby Einstein Cone Hats.

Here is a list of toys you can place around the party for decoration and play:

  • Baby Einstein puppets
  • Related stuffed animals
  • Baby Einstein toys
  • Baby Einstein books
  • Learning toys

(Make sure that all items placed within reach of small children are large enough and age appropriate, to avoid choking hazards)

Do you want life-size Baby Einstein party cutouts? It's easy! Click here to find out how: Do It Yourself Life Size Cardboard Cutouts

First Birthday Icebreaker Activities

Here is a list of the best and most popular Baby Einstein 1st birthday ideas for icebreaker activities.

Bubble Time: There isn't a child out there who doesn't love bubbles. Though you can blow them yourself, it will be more convenient to use a bubble machine.

If you are having children blow their own bubbles have them use spill proof bottles and wands. While the children are crawling and running around chasing the bubbles, it's a good idea to have some Baby Einstein party music playing in the background to get your guests moving.

Have you ever tried to make your own bubble mixture at home and it didn't work? Here's how to make that perfect bubble mixture formula at home. Homemade Bubble Recipes

Baby Einstein Coloring Pages: Provide kids with crayons and markers, and have them color in theme related coloring books while waiting for the party to begin.

Make sure that there is always an adult present while small children are coloring, since children tend to want to write on everything in the room. Also remember broken crayons can be a choking hazard.

Tattoos: Temporary tattoos are a fun first birthday party substitute for face painting. It is not particularly safe for one year olds to have face paint on, as they may eat it or rub it in their eyes.

Baby Playdough: Playdough is a great 1st birthday party idea for your Baby Einstein birthday party; it will spark curiosity in your baby and guests. Give your birthday baby and little guest's plastic animal cookie cutters and some Playdough. If they choose not to use the cookie cutter just let them play and explore on their own, the cookie cutters can be sent home with them as a party favor.

Do you want to make your own homemade playdough? Here are our Homemade Playdough Recipes, their are edible and non-edible recipes to help take away that worry of "what will happen if my child eats it?"

Baby Einstein Videos: You can play your kid's favorite Baby Einstein DVD as guests arrive until the party activities begin.

1st Birthday Ideas for Food

1st birthday ideas for the best looking and tasting homemade Baby Einstein cakes.

First Birthday Cakes and Cupcakes

If you want to make the best 1st birthday Baby Einstein birthday cake, you cannot go wrong with a Caterpillar cake. Here are two excellent Baby Einstein cake recipe 1st birthday ideas.

Baby Einstein Character Cake

You can purchase a Baby Einstein character cake pan, these novelty cake pans come with complete decorating instructions. That way, even you can make a professional looking cake from home.

If you plan on purchasing your cake from a bakery you should consider Baby Einstein edible cake toppers with a Baby Einstein candle. Here are links to two great looking Edible Icing cake decorations.

Baby Caterpillar Cake

Start by taking a box of cake mix (If you use a white cake mix you can dye it green to seem more life like) and bake it according to directions in a bundt cake pan. Take any white icing and separate it evenly into 5 bowls and add dye to each one. (Yellow, Blue, Purple, Red, and Green) When cake has cooled cut it evenly in half and place on tray in a "S" shape. (This will be the shape of your caterpillar.)

Now apply the icing in sections start the head of the caterpillar in yellow, then a blue section, purple, red, and finally green. (If you make a longer caterpillar cake or want to make smaller sections just repeat the color pattern described above). Take Twizzler Pull N Peels and peel them into individual strings, and place them in between the different colored sections of icing.

You can use mini marshmallows, brown M&M's, or gum drops for the eyes. For the mouth, you can take a gumdrop place it in between two pieces of wax paper and flatten it out with a rolling pin or use a Fruit Roll Up. The antennas can be licorice, chocolate covered pretzel sticks, or even spiral candles. Finally, you can use licorice, Fruit Roll Ups, or candy corns for the legs.

If you need more cake than the caterpillar cake can supply for the party, you can make a rectangle shaped cake that is at least twice the diameter of the bundt cake pan and 3 inches wider. When it cools down, use one of the following grass icing techniques to make the entire cake look like a patch of grass. (Use chocolate cake mix to make it look like the dirt under the grass.)

You can take any white icing and dye it green, and then you can either use a icing decorating bag with a grass tip or take the white icing and mix it with shredded coconut then dye it green. (It is important to add the coconut before the dye, so all of the coconut is dyed green) Then you can carefully place the caterpillar on the "grass".

Baby Einstein Caterpillar Cupcakes

Make at least one dozen large cupcakes, cook in non-stick cupcake pan without cupcake liners. (Liners tend to damage cupcake when removed) Take any white icing and evenly separate it into 5 bowls and add each color of dye to each one. (Yellow, Blue, Purple, Red, and Green) Now apply the icing to the cupcakes in this order yellow, blue, purple, red, and green repeat pattern as many times necessary until all cupcakes are done.

The first yellow cupcake is the head you can use gumdrops or marshmallows for the eyes, licorice or Fruit Roll Up for the mouth, and candles or licorice and be used for the antennas. The legs are easy to do to just take two chocolate covered pretzel sticks, stick gumdrops into the ends of them, and insert them into the cupcakes.

1st Birthday Ideas for Food

When it comes to first birthday party food for a Baby Einstein party theme their are two groups of people you have to feed, your child and the other babies at the birthday party who probably are not eating solid foods yet, the older kids and other parents.

Before choosing any food for your party menu, it's a good idea to call the parents of the children that will be invited to the party to see if they have any food allergies.

For the babies that are eating Stage 3 jarred food, Gerber has healthy organic jar foods that will go perfect with your 1st birthday Baby Einstein theme and they are:

  • Herbed Chicken with Pasta
  • Savory Carrots Potatoes Beef
  • Pasta Primavera

You can have them snack on Gerber's Biter Biscuits and Zwieback Toast for babies who are learning to self-feed.

There are also some soft and easy to chew foods that may be easy for the children who have started eating solid foods and have teeth, typically babies between 12 - 24 months old and they are:

  • Fries
  • Pasta
  • Beans
  • Potato Salad
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Macaroni Salad

You can have them snack on Gerber's Veggie Wagon Wheels, Veggie Puffs, and Organic Mini Fruits.

For the older kids and the adults healthy foods will fit your Baby Einstein theme perfectly, you can serve sub sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, vegetables and dip, turkey burgers, shish kabobs, vegetarian pizza, corn on the cob, etc.

1st Birthday Ideas for Drinks

Berry Brainy Smoothie: For this Baby Einstein party drink, you'll need 1 cup low fat strawberry yogurt, 1 cup (fresh or frozen) assorted berries, and 2 teaspoons frozen orange juice concentrate. Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Thin out with more orange juice if desired. Other popular Baby Einstein party drinks are white and chocolate milk, Juicy Juice - Harvest Surprise (one serving of Harvest Surprise contains 2 of the recommended servings of fruit & vegetables in a day), and Gatorade.

Birthday Party Favor 1st Birthday Ideas

Party favors are the perfect mementos to give your guests to thank them for attending your baby's 1st Baby Einstein birthday party.

Just be sure that the favors you buy are safe for small children. Avoid 1st Birthday Ideas for favors that are small, have small parts, pointed edges, or break easily.

Here is a list of the most popular 1st birthday ideas for Baby Einstein party favors:

  • 8 Baby Einstein Blowouts
  • Baby Einstein Stickers
  • Bubbles
  • Baby Einstein Books
  • Playdough and Animal Cookie Cutter
  • Small Zoo Stuffed Animal
  • Plastic Zoo Animals
  • Blocks
  • Coloring Books and Washable Markers

One fun idea is to put the guests' Baby Einstein party favors in a paper bag puppet or one of these Baby Einstein Treat Bags for 8.

First Birthday Party Games and Activities

Here is a list of the best 1st birthday ideas for Baby Einstein games and activities out there!

Puppet Show: Purchase some Baby Einstein Puppets and have some imaginative friends put together a puppet show, they can get 1st birthday ideas from various Baby Einstein DVD’s.

What is it?: Grab various stuffed animals and animal toys and hold them out one at a time and have the children guess what type of animal it is and what sound it makes to get a prize.

Baby Einstein Pinata: No party is complete without a Pinata game, and since this is your baby’s first party make sure you use a pull-string pinata kit on your pinata. These next three pinatas were specially chosen because of their high quality and below retail price.

  • Baby Einstein Caterpillar Pinata
  • Lion Pinata

Baby Van Gogh: Out of all of the 1st birthday ideas for activities this activity is the most fun and amusing Baby Einstein birthday party activity! Lay down a large sheet of white butcher paper for each child and give them a white t-shirt to wear while they paint. Now set down an animal shaped sponge, finger-paints, and markers, don't discourage a messy shirt.

When the children are done be sure teach child signs their art with a handprint, and put the date and occasion on the picture and shirt. Now the parents can take the pictures and shirts home as mementos of your child's Baby Einstein party. Make sure there is always an adult present during this activity.

Sing Songs: Sing simple upbeat children's songs that involve funny sounds and body movement. Many children around this age have certain favorite songs. Click here for a list of 1st Birthday Party Songs with their lyrics for your Baby Einstein party.

Dance and Shake: Play a Baby Einstein music CD and have all the parent encourage their children to jump up and swing!

Puppet Ball: For this you will need twelve inexpensive baby bottles filled a quarter way with Teddy Grams, and twelve puppets. Put the puppets on the bottles, then set the bottles up in two rows of six, set all the kids next to each other, and give them all little foam balls. (Foam balls must be heavy enough to knock down puppets)

Have a parent behind each of the kids and one adult with a ball in the middle. The adult in the middle will say, "throw" and throw their ball just over the puppets to show the kids what to do. At the same time, the parents can encourage the children to through their balls at the puppets.

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