1 Year Old Boy's Birthday Room Decoration Ideas

Parents wish the best for their child, so every moment they try to make it magical and unforgettable. What then to say about such an important event as the first birthday! An integral attribute for this celebration is the festive decor.

Photo of a one-year-old baby next to a three-dimensional figure

For each parent, a child’s birthday is a special occasion.

General Design Tips

Before starting to consider specific ideas for decorating a child’s birthday, we’ll pay attention to the following points:

  • If there are children among the guests, it is better to divide the space into several zones: a game room (children's room), where it will be possible to hold contests, organize active games and a festive table area.
  • Making out several separate rooms, one should maintain a single concept, otherwise the apartment will look elaborate and tasteless. Also, do not overdo it with the amount of jewelry.
  • Decorative elements should not be too bright, as they can lead to overexcitation of the baby’s nervous system. It is better to give preference to calm, pastel colors.
  • All jewelry should be placed at such a height that the baby does not reach them.

To create an atmosphere of celebration in the house, if the boy is 1 year old, you can use a certain color scheme (white, blue, blue and green tones) and attributes characteristic of the life of young hooligans (cars, balls, robots, etc.)

Colorful balloons arch and happy birthday

First, you should decide on the room where the holiday will take place.

If the girl celebrates her first birthday, it is better to use pink, red, white and gold color to decorate the room. For decor, bows, dolls, natural and artificial flowers, castles or other objects that are associated with little princesses are suitable.

Since the main hero of the occasion is 1 year old, jewelry should comply with the following safety requirements:

  1. Big size. This is necessary so that elements of the festive decor, if nevertheless the child or his little guests reach them, cannot fit in his mouth.
  2. Using balls, do not try to inflate them as much as possible. If they burst, the baby may be afraid of a loud sound.
  3. If fresh flowers serve as decoration elements, choose those that are odorless and are not allergens (lilies, orchids, mimosa should not be used).

Room decoration

The festive mood begins with what we see around. Therefore, we pay a lot of attention to interior design.

Room decorations with colorful balloons for a birthday

Balloons - the easiest and most affordable way to design a room for a child’s birthday

We decorate the walls and ceiling

To decorate the walls, you can use garlands of paper, balls or ribbons. Various panels and collages, greeting posters and streamers also look good.

DIY festive garland with cartoon characters

Garlands can be made from anything: from yarn, from fabric, from colored cardboard, from toys, but simply from what your fantasy tells you

A great idea for decorating the ceiling is paper or satin ribbons diverging from the center to the edges. To complement the composition, use flowers from balloons, randomly arranged paper pompons suspended at different heights.

Ceiling decoration for a children's party

Ceiling decoration with colorful ribbons and balloons

Design Ideas

Before decorating a room for a year, the boy should decide on the subject.

Possible options:

  • Kingdom of the little prince. From cardboard you can make a castle in blue and blue tones. For a princess who celebrates her first birthday, the decor is similarly made, only the color is changed to pink.

    Cardboard toy castle for boy's birthday

    Fairytale castle for the little prince

  • Pirate Party. A ship is made from large sheets of cardboard (black sails - from fabric). Nearby, you can install a palm tree from balloons, and under it put a chest (bag) of treasures in the form of chocolate coins and put crossed swords for the entourage. To decorate the ceiling, use a thin rope or jute rope (instead of ribbons).

    Cardboard ship for a children's pirate party

    A pirate ship needs corrugated cardboard - large packing boxes from a refrigerator or TV

  • Space open spaces. This is easy to arrange if the room has black curtains. Having made garlands of stars from fishing line and foil and placing them above the window, we get a flickering sky. We cut out a rocket from cardboard, paint it to your taste and fasten it to the wall or put on the floor. In place of the porthole, you can stick a photo of the birthday person. In this case, it is better to decorate the ceiling with blue and white balls.

    Scenery starry sky to decorate a child's room

    Stars can be cut out of foil and glued onto cardboard

Making decorations yourself

The table contains several options for jewelry for a year old baby with their own hands:

Decoration Necessary materials Production time Where to put decoration
Flat digit Thick cardboard, paper (corrugated, cigarette, double-sided color or napkins), scissors, adhesive pencil, threads Depends on the size of the numbers and paper pompons: from 2 hours (about 50 cm) to 5 Wall, coffee table
Name child If the name contains 4-5 letters (height up to 30 cm), it will take 5 hours
Volumetric figure From 6 hours Floor coffee table
Flowers and pompons from paper Corrugated or tissue paper, scissors, threads 1 pompom - 5 min

1 flower - from 10 min.

Walls, ceiling, curtains
Collage of photos Printed photos baby (black and white possible), cardboard (in accordance with the general color scheme) for frames, glue In the form of a train

In the form of a clock (by positioning the images in appropriate places child from 1 to 12 months)

Balls of thread Balloons, cotton threads, stationery glue Creating one ball will not take more than 20-30 minutes, however, for it to completely dry, you must wait at least 24 hours Ceiling curtains
Congratulatory poster Whatman, pencils, felt-tip pens, paints (watercolor or gouache) From 1 hour Walls
Garland of flags Colored paper, glue, scissors (optionally curly), thick thread or fishing line, felt-tip pens With a garland length of 2.5 m and a flag width of 25 cm - from 1.5 hours Walls, curtains, ceiling
Decorations from the air balls Balls different in color, size and shape, threads, scissors, double-sided tape
Possible options:
garland - from 40 min;
flowers - from 15 min (depending on the size and configuration of the composition)
Bright decoration in the form of a fairy tree for a children's holiday

Fairytale tree made of large branches painted in black paint

The listed decorations for the room can be independently made using what every housewife always has at hand (scissors, paper, glue, threads). Moreover, the options proposed in the table can be combined. For example, draw a congratulatory poster and stick on it photos and decorative elements (pompons or flowers), place family photos on the flags of the garland, etc.

However, it is necessary to start making such elements in a few weeks (compositions and garlands from balloons do not count). As you can see from the table, each decoration made by yourself does not take so much time, but if you count how much it takes to decorate the whole room, you get impressive numbers.

Do-it-yourself volumetric foam figure

To decorate a baby’s room, it’s not necessary to come up with too complicated decor

What if there is no time?

When a one-year-old baby is in the house, it is unlikely that parents have a lot of free time to create a decor with their own hands. In this case, you can refer to the following options:

  1. Balloons. The classic way to design a children's holiday. Order helium-filled balloons for your birthday and place them under the ceiling. In addition, place in a space various compositions of balls (in the form of an arch, number, name or garland).

    Decorating a room with balloons for a year old boy

    Simple balloon figures

  2. Metallic balls in the form of numbers, stars or hearts look very laconic.

    Unicorn Foil Balloon

    Foil balls are more durable, hold their shape well and are not afraid of children's pens

  3. Ready-made paper decorations for a birthday. In shops specializing in festive decoration, there are always ready-made pompons, accordion balls, garlands of tassel pom-poms, voluminous stars and flowers, flat garlands and greeting posters. It remains only to harmoniously place them in the room.

    Ready-made paper ball for room decoration

    Paper balls can be mounted on the wall or just scattered on the floor

Important! When decorating the interior with balls, use 2-3 colors. The monophonic design looks boring, but if you use 4 colors or more, it will turn out too bright.

Making surprises for guests with a do-it-yourself birthday party

The holiday will become even more interesting if guests also receive small gifts. You can put candies, cakes or small toys in surprise boxes.

Decoration of a children's holiday table

Consider several decoration ideas that will help to give delight not only to the child and his guests, but also to adults.

Decoration of festive dishes

On a children's holiday, mom should show all her imagination. For example, the usual vegetable, meat or cheese slices can be laid out with a herringbone, sandwiches can be made in the form of ladybirds, or muzzles of animals. We offer several ideas for decorating the table.

Children's bar in the style of Toy Story

To design a festive table, you need to choose a specific theme or style, for example, your favorite fairy tale or cartoon

Skewer Sweets

To make a children's table in an original and quick way, you will need:

  1. Several packages of marshmallows, marshmallows, marmalade of different shapes, colors and sizes.
  2. Wooden or colored plastic skewers (the length depends on the height of the dishes).
  3. Vases or cups shaped like an inverted truncated cone.
DIY products for making a sweet bouquet

Prepare wooden skewers, sweets and rubber gloves

Important! Use small and medium sweets - too large and heavy can not stay on skewers.

The process of making a sweet bouquet

Put sweets on sticks, for a big marshmallow you can take two skewers

Do-it-yourself sweet bouquet of marshmallows and marmalade

Collect a bouquet of different sweets and put it in a vase

Having prepared everything you need, put the treats on skewers and randomly put them in a vase. If the dishes are transparent, first put sisal or organza in it, matching the color scheme to the rest of the decor. So on the table will appear beautiful and delicious “fireworks” of your favorite sweets.

Bouquet of fruits and berries

To make the decorations on your table not only tasty, but also useful, make a bouquet of your favorite fruits and berries.

This will require:

  • wicker basket (bottom diameter 10-15 cm);
  • Toothpicks
  • base - a large orange or grapefruit;
  • fruits (e.g. bananas, kiwi, apples, pears);
  • berries (preferably seedless: raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, grapes);
  • lettuce;
  • cutting board, knife, curly shapes.

Cut the prepared fruit (washed and dried) into slices or make curly decorations using special molds.

DIY bouquet of fruits in a wicker basket

A fruity bouquet will decorate the table and fill the room with fresh aroma

Place the orange (grapefruit) in a basket, securing with toothpicks on several sides, cover it with lettuce, thus covering the base.Then alternately put prepared fruits and berries on toothpicks, and attach to the base in a circle, starting from the bottom row. The resulting composition can be supplemented with sprigs of rosemary, tarragon, mint or lemon balm.

Important. Such decoration is not recommended to be done earlier than 2-3 hours before the start of the holiday.

Multi-colored glasses

When there is little time left for registration, you can use a quick, but very effective way. Pour colorful dragees (such as sea pebbles, skittles, M & M’s) or small marmalades in the shape of animals and berries into martini or cognac glasses.

A simple idea for decorating a glass for a festive table

Multi-colored jelly beans in a glass

Spread the glasses evenly across the table. Such decoration will definitely appeal to all children, and it will not take you 10 minutes.


A great way to add variety to a children's table. You can use ready-made or make it yourself from paper. Find bright, colorful pictures of cartoon characters, cars, booties, soccer balls, etc. on the Internet. Toppers in the form of the number 1 are perfect for the first birthday of the child. Using any graphic editor, “cut out” the image in the form of a circle, oval, square or rectangle and print it on a color printer (choose thick paper). Glue the finished templates in pairs together by inserting a toothpick or a small skewer between the two images (depending on the desired height of the decor).

Cake toppers for decorating paper

Paper toppers are suitable for decorating cake or pastries.

Toppers can decorate cakes, cupcakes, cake, arrange with other decorations, for example, insert into a fruit bouquet or a vase with sweets.

Table setting

Pay attention to the following nuances:

  • individual textile napkins for guests can be folded in an original way, for example, in the form of muzzles of bunnies;
  • if you decide to use bright dishes, you should choose a plain tablecloth and napkins;
  • cutlery can be decorated with satin ribbon or tulle bows.
Table setting for a boy's birthday in 1 year

It is more convenient and safer to serve the table with plastic and paper utensils, because it will not break and will not hurt anyone

Making space near and above the table

To complete the design of the dining area, take note:

  • chairs with a back can be decorated with bows made of light, airy fabric (tulle, organza), matched to match the napkins on the table;

    Decorating highchairs for a birthday

    Tied in a bow ribbon - a simple and effective decor for the backs of chairs

  • each guest can be assigned one or more helium balloons to a chair;
  • you can hang decorations from paper pompons, balloons from threads, balloons filled with helium above the table.
Decorating a wall over a festive table with baby photos

The idea for decorating the wall above the table is a photo collage of wooden frames, inside of which pictures of the most interesting moments of your baby’s life are suspended on a fishing line

Important! All decor elements in the area of ​​the festive table should be located so as not to disturb the guests.

So, to decorate a room for a child for 1 year, you may need: garlands, balloons, volumetric figures, flowers, improvised cardboard designs and limitless imagination.

Balloon wall in the living room

It’s not worth overloading the nursery, it’s better to decorate the living room or dining room, if there are guests

Having decorated the room, having laid the festive table, do not forget about the musical arrangement. Children's songs will be a great addition to the celebration of the first birthday of the baby!

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