3 First Birthday Decor Ideas

Here at Persnickety, we are all about documenting and holding on to precious memories. We know that time is fleeting, and that is especially true about your little ones. That is why we are all about using photos and memories as decor at a birthday! We put together 3 birthday decor ideas using prints for your little one’s first birthday party!

1. Milestone Photos as 3×4 Press Prints

3 First Birthday Decor Ideas Retros

We love the idea of showcasing how much your baby has grown in the last year! They change so much, and it’s so fun to see how different they look from month to month. That’s why we think these 3×4 press prints are such a great idea for a birthday party! Show everyone what your baby looked like as a newborn all the way through to one. Plus, it’s super easy to hang up with clips or string them together and make a banner!

Love this sunny design? Access our Canva template, and make them your own HERE!

2. Year of Photos Wall

3 First Birthday Decor Ideas 4x4's

This might be our favorite decor idea yet! Print a year’s worth of photos and string them together to make a birthday backdrop! This backdrop was printed as 4×4 photographic prints with white borders.

We love them printed in black and white, but this idea would work so wonderfully if printed in color. Stringing these up can be difficult without ruining the photo, but these clips worked great and didn’t leave any marks on the photos! The best part is that you can put the photos in an album, after the party for a “first year of life” keepsake. It’s a win-win!

3. Custom Water Bottle Labels

3 First Birthday Decor Ideas Water Bottles

We thought these water bottle labels were so cute, we just had to include them! The theme of this birthday party was “Our little Sunshine is ONE”. These water bottle labels were custom made on Canva to fit the theme. We want everyone to be able to have all the cuteness, so we made it a FREE TEMPLATE just for you! These particular water bottle labels were created on an 8.5×11″ sheet and then cut out! So if you want these for yourself, order as an 8.5×11″ glossy photo! These water bottles really tied everything together and we love the way they turned out!

Try it Out!

We hope that these 3 ideas help you to plan your own special birthday party! You can print all of them here, on

3 first birthday decor ideas

If you decide to try any of these ideas, don’t forget to tag us in your pictures! Use @PersnicketyPrints and use #PersnicketyPrintsProjects .

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