I wanted to make Amos the theme of his birthday party. So, I made the monthly pictures I'd been taking the centerpiece of the festivities. I LOVED seeing my boy and how he'd grown (the project I'd worked so hard on!) on display. :)
You can see all the details at my blog!
My favorite part was the time capsule. I asked everyone to bring something for a time capsule Amos would open on his 18th birthday. Our friends and family had so much fun and were so creative with their contributions!
My advice is not worry too much with a "theme" for a first birthday - make your child the theme!