Berry First Birthday Party Ideas: Cake, Decorations, Games

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Make a little one’s first birthday special with these Berry First Birthday party ideas. Whether you are looking for Berry First Birthday party invitations, a Berry First Birthday cake or other Berry First Birthday party food, this list of Berry First Birthday party ideas has got you covered. You will also find ideas for Berry First Birthday party decorations, Berry First Birthday party games, and Berry First Birthday party favors. As a mom and grandma, as well as a veteran member of school and church social committees, I have planned and attended a plethora of fun party functions. Ready for some simple, fun Berry First Birthday party theme ideas? Read on for some Berry First Birthday party inspiration!

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My Berry First Birthday Party Backstory

I have always been a big fan of berries, as we are able to grow a few varieties on our small Pacific Northwest farm. I love to make home-canned gifts such as blueberry syrup, blackberry syrup, raspberry syrup, and raspberry blueberry jam. I also make many berry-filled desserts, like blueberry rhubarb crisp, blueberry rhubarb coffee cake (you can tell we also grow rhubarb), and raspberry gelato. If there is a way to use berries in food, I have probably tried it. Imagine my thrill of surprise when I learned that our little granddaughter was going to have a Berry First Birthday party theme. Here are some of the ideas we used, as well as some added inspirations to make a Berry First Birthday party truly memorable.

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Berry First Birthday Party Invitations

Make your own Berry First Birthday party invitations with this free, easy-to-use template in Google Slides. Just click to open the file, go to File in the top menu, select Make a copy, then choose Entire presentation. Name your file, then make a copy and edit as you wish with your own customized text. Print on cardstock or any paper of your choice, then enclose in quarter fold envelopes to send. If you prefer to send a digital invitation, a template is included for that as well. Click here to access the free Berry First Birthday party invitations file in Google Slides.

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Berry First Birthday Party Decorations

Here are some ideas for Berry First Birthday party decorations that will create a vibrant, festive atmosphere perfect for celebrating a Berry First Birthday.

Berry-Themed High Chair Decoration

Decorate the birthday child’s high chair with a berry-themed banner, balloons, and a special berry-print bib. This makes for adorable photos during the cake smash.

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Berry Balloon Arch

Create a stunning berry-themed balloon arch using red, blue, and purple balloons to represent different berries. Add green balloons for leaves and vines to enhance the look.

Berry Garland

Make garlands out of berry-shaped cutouts or paper pom-poms in red, blue, and purple. Hang them around the party area, on tables, and in doorways.

Berry Balloons

Tie some special berry-themed balloons to the back of the high chair as an added touch.

Berry Table Centerpieces

Create centerpieces with small baskets filled with artificial berries, berry-shaped candles, or berry-themed floral arrangements. Include some greenery to add a natural touch.

Berry-Themed Tablecloths and Runners

Use tablecloths and runners with berry prints or solid colors in red, blue, and green. You can also use berry-patterned fabric to create a cohesive look.

Berry-Themed Backdrop

Set up a photo booth area with a berry-themed backdrop. You can use a large printed banner, a fabric backdrop with berry prints, or create a DIY berry wall with paper cutouts.

Berry-Themed Plates, Cups, and Napkins

Use tableware featuring berry designs or in berry colors. Look for plates, cups, and napkins with strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry motifs.

Berry Cupcake Stand

Set up a tiered cupcake stand decorated with berry-themed elements. Display cupcakes with berry toppers or other berry-themed treats on the stand.

Berry First Birthday Party Food

Berry First Birthday Party Cake

A mini Berry First Birthday cake can be made for the guest of honor, and a larger berry-themed cake decorated with fresh berries, berry-flavored frosting, or berry-themed decorations can be offered as well for the other party guests. We were able to get this Berry First Birthday smash cake from Stater Bros for free, which was very kind. Check with your local grocery store to see if they offer something similar.

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Other Berry First Birthday Party Sides, Snacks and Treats

In addition to a cake, these other berry-themed food options will delight both kids and adults. Make the Berry First Birthday Party visually appealing and delicious with these options.

Berry Fruit Salad

A colorful mix of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, sliced melons, and sliced kiwi. Serve in a large bowl, pictured below as part of the food table.

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Berry Tartlets or Berry Tart

Mini tartlets or a full-size dessert filled with berry custard and topped with a variety of fresh berries, pictured above.

Berry Smoothies

Blend various berries with yogurt or milk to create refreshing berry smoothies. Serve in small cups with berry-themed straws. Get an easy berry smoothie recipe here.

Berry Cupcakes

Bake or buy cupcakes topped with berry-flavored frosting and decorated with fresh berries or berry-themed toppers.

Berry Pancakes

Mini pancakes topped with a berry lime jamberry syrup, or a berry compote and whipped cream. These are great for a brunch-style party. Berry compote is easy to make. Just take 5 or 6 cups of berries, place in a bowl, mash slightly, then add 1/4 cup sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then let the mixture set, covered, on a counter for a few hours to let the juices flow, as pictured.

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Berry Skewers

Assemble skewers with a variety of fresh berries. You can add mini marshmallows or small pieces of pound cake for variety.

Berry Parfaits

Layer yogurt, granola, and mixed berries in clear cups for a healthy and visually appealing treat.

Berry Jello Cups

Make berry-flavored gelatin in clear cups, optionally adding fresh berries before the gelatin sets.

Berry Cheese Platter

A selection of cheeses paired with fresh berries, berry jams, and crackers. This is perfect for adult guests.

Berry Yogurt Popsicles

Freeze berry yogurt in popsicle molds for a cool treat that’s perfect for a summer birthday.

Berry Muffins

Bake or buy berry muffins (such as blueberry or raspberry) and serve them on a decorative platter.

Berry Punch

A refreshing berry punch made with fruit juice, soda, and fresh berries floating in the punch bowl.

Berry Cake Pops

Shape cake balls, place on lollipop sticks, dip in colored white chocolate, then top with a berry or roll in raspberry dust or sprinkles for a fun little treat.

Berry Rice Krispies Treats

Rice Krispies treats made with freeze-dried berries mixed in or topped with a berry drizzle.

Berry Granola Bars

Homemade or store-bought granola bars with dried berries and nuts, perfect for a healthier snack option.

Berry Ice Cream, Sorbet, or Gelato

Offer berry-flavored ice cream, sorbet, or gelato. Set up a small station with toppings like fresh berries, whipped cream, and berry sauces.

Berry Shortcake

Make or purchase individual shortcakes or angel food cakes and top with a berry compote mixture. You can use all strawberries, all raspberries, all blackberries, or a mixture of all three.

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Berry Infused Water and Lemonade

Serve water or lemonade infused with fresh berries for refreshing and hydrating drink options.

Berry First Birthday Party Games

The games listed below are designed to keep little ones engaged and entertained. Pick and choose from the games below, depending on the age of your party guests. These games are fun for adults and older siblings as well!

Free Berry Cutout Template

Access and print these berry cutouts in Google Slides. These may be used in the Berry Hunt, Pin the Berry on the Bush, or Musical Berries games. They may also be used as tags for berry-themed party favor bags. Just click here to get the Google Slides file, then print on cardstock and use as you wish.

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Berry Hunt

**Materials Needed:** Small paper berries or berry-themed toys, baskets for collecting.


  1. Hide the plastic berries or toys around the party area.
  2. Give each child a small basket.
  3. Let them search for and collect as many berries as they can within a time limit.
  4. The child with the most berries collected wins a prize.

Pin the Berry on the Bush

**Materials Needed:** A large poster of a berry bush, berry cut-outs with double-sided tape or tack.


  1. Blindfold the player.
  2. Spin them around gently.
  3. Have them try to pin the berry on the bush while blindfolded.
  4. The player who places the berry closest to the correct spot wins.

Musical Berries

**Materials Needed:** Fun music, berry pictures or cut-outs on the floor.


  1. Arrange the berry pictures in a circle on the floor.
  2. Play the music and have the children walk around the pictures.
  3. When the music stops, each child must stand on a berry picture.
  4. Remove one picture after each round. The child left standing without a picture is out.
  5. Continue until one child is left standing.

Berry Relay Race

**Materials Needed:** Small baskets, berry-shaped bean bags or balls.


  1. Divide players into two teams.
  2. Set up a simple obstacle course.
  3. Each team member must carry a berry-shaped bean bag through the course and place it in a basket at the end.
  4. The first team to have all members complete the course wins.

Berry Art Station

**Materials Needed:** Berry-shaped stamps, washable ink pads, coloring pages, crayons, stickers.


  1. Set up a table with all the art supplies.
  2. Let the children use the stamps and coloring pages to create their berry-themed artwork.
  3. Display their art for everyone to see. This is more of a fun activity than a competitive game, suitable for younger children.

Berry Smash Piñata

**Materials Needed:** Berry-shaped piñata, candy or small toys for filling, a bat, and a blindfold.


  1. Fill the piñata with candy and toys.
  2. Blindfold each child and let them take turns trying to hit the piñata.
  3. Once the piñata breaks, children can collect the goodies.

Berry Toss Game

**Materials Needed:** Small bean bags shaped like berries, baskets or buckets.


  1. Set up baskets or buckets at different distances.
  2. Label each basket with different point values.
  3. Kids (and adults) take turns tossing the berry bean bags into the baskets to score points.
  4. The player with the most points at the end wins a small prize.

Berry First Birthday Party Favors

Here are some party favors that will delight your guests and provide them with lasting memories of the Berry First Birthday celebration.

Berry-Themed Plush Toys

Small plush strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries make cute and cuddly favors for young guests.

Berry Scented Bath Products

Mini berry-scented soaps, bath bombs, or bubble bath bottles. Make sure they are gentle and safe for young children.

Berry Coloring Books

Custom-made coloring books featuring berry-themed illustrations. Include a pack of berry-shaped crayons or regular crayons.

Berry Stickers

Sheets of berry-themed stickers and temporary tattoos that kids can enjoy during and after the party.

Berry-Themed Storybooks

Small berry-themed storybooks for kids to enjoy. Titles like “Jamberry” or other berry-related stories.

Berry Snack Packs

Small bags of fruit snacks or fruit strips are a fun party favor idea.

Berry Hair Accessories

Berry-themed hair clips, headbands, or scrunchies for little guests to wear.

Personalized Berry Favor Bags

Custom favor bags with the birthday child’s name and a berry design. Fill them with a mix of small berry-themed goodies.

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Have fun planning a berry first birthday party. May all of your party planning endeavors meet with great success!

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10 thoughts on “Berry First Birthday Party Ideas: Cake, Decorations, Games”

  1. OMG!!!

    That’s what I call a Berry Feast!

    Can I come over? 😂

    Your story reminds me of when me and my sister were young, we would pick out the berries in our garden as soon as they became ripe.

    • What a fun memory! Yes, the Berry First birthday party was a berry extravaganza for sure.

  2. These berry first birthday party ideas are very interesting to learn about. Would love to celebrate my child’s first birthday using one of these ideas. Thanks for these tips!

    • You are welcome! I hope you get to use some of these ideas with your little one.

  3. What fun ways to plan the best berry first birthday party ideas. I love that you included such fun invitations, decorations, food, and games. Any little one would love these amazing party ideas.

    • Thank you! I had fun putting the berry first birthday party ideas together.

  4. I love berries and your ideas resonate with me! Thanks a lot for sharing these first birthday party ideas for a cake, decorations, and games. Fun and helpful!

    • Thanks so much! The berry first birthday party was really fun.

  5. These are the best first birthday party ideas! So fun!

    • Thank you! The berry first birthday party was fun and delicious!


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