Parenting.com suggests a storybook theme for a daughter's first birthday party. Decorate cupcakes with a favorite storybook character, and hire a storybook reader from the local library. Party guests can take home storybooks as party favors, and invitations can be made to look like books.
BabyZone suggests hosting a child's first birthday party at home or in the backyard so that the guest of honor is comfortable. It is also helpful to have the child's nursery nearby in case she becomes overwhelmed by the excitement of the party. It is also important to plan the party around the birthday girl's sleeping schedule.