Babies First Birthday Clothing-Cute Smash Cake Outfits

Babies first birthday clothing

Babies first birthday clothing-Baby putting her teeth in a big number 1 symbol
Babies first birthday clothing-Baby putting her teeth in a big number 1 symbol

The first birthday of our babies is such a milestone. After a busy year of cuddling and caring for our baby, the next chapter presents itself, babies first birthday. So very special indeed! In this article, I like to have a look at trends in first birthday parties? We want to celebrate a significant milestone with a party, a special cake and special babies first birthday clothing.

Our baby is not a baby anymore, where is the time gone? How confusing, we want our babies to grow up and slow down at the same time.



Who hold records in history for birthday celebrations

Did you know that the Egyptian pharaohs hold the first records of birthday celebrations? However, studies have shown that the day they celebrated their birthday was not the physical day they were born, but the day they were crowned to be a king.

This event was a significant day as Pharaoh’s considered this as the day they would transfer into gods.


The beginning of the calendar.

Before we possible could celebrate birthdays, we had to
know when our day of birth was. And how could you possibly tell without a calendar? Ancient
people mainly kept track of time by sun and moon.

With time, the Ancient people recognised and learned that the moon phases kept repeating themselves. They wrote down Repetitive cycles when detected. With this breakthrough, the start of the calendars was born. By marking down patterns of these repetitive cycles, the opportunity to keep track of birthdays, anniversaries and other significant events became a reality—this is how the calendar began.


Was there always a cake with birthday celebrations?

Babies first birthday clothing-Baby with face in smash cake
Babies first birthday clothing-Baby with face in the smash cake.

Generally speaking, cakes are most definitely a part of a birthday celebration, especially for children’s celebrations, the cake is a crucial element to make the party memorable.


It is believed the first birthday cake was made in Germany. The celebration for the kids would be called ‘Kinderfest’, ‘Kind’ what means Child, and  ‘Fest’ what means party.

Firstly the cake would be more like a bread cake, later in time the cake is made sweeter. For every year the child lived, a candle was placed on the cake, and one for the year to come.


In history, the cake was more accessible for the rich, as sugar was a
luxury product. When sugar became more accessible, the cake was more commonly used in celebrations in a regular household.

The Greeks get credit for birthday candles as a tribute to Lunar goddess, Artemis. The Greek created a moon-shaped cake with candles. The cake with the candles Symbolising the glowing of the moon. Gods are playing a big part in Greek culture. The candles also symbolise sending a message of prayer and blowing out the candles of the cake express sending your wish to the gods.


Children birthday parties in past and present.

Celebrating kids birthday parties have been acknowledged since the 12th century, back in the old days birthdays used to be for the noble people. The reason for the crown worn with birthday costumes may result from the history where only worthy people were celebrating their birthdays.

Trends often pop in and out of fashion, usually when the trend comes back, it is with a little twist.

Matching mum and daughter clothing are trendy at the moment, and many attractive options are available.


Nowadays people tend to spend a lot of money on children birthdays, especially for babies first birthday. It is a milestone we want to make very special, and quite a few dollars are happily spent. Often there are special theme cakes made by professional bakers or parents bake cakes for the celebration at home.

The other thing done is a unique ‘smash cake’ for baby to enjoy. A trend seen is a photo session done from baby enjoying the smash cake in a special cake smash outfit.

There are lots of special birthday outfits for babies and children. There are special babies first birthday clothing options to make the day extra special. There are options for boys and girls.


How do you celebrate your babies first birthday?

Babies first birthday clothing-Baby enjoying birthday cake
Babies first birthday clothing-Baby enjoying birthday cake

There are many ways to celebrate the day your baby was born. Of course, this doesn’t have to be a big party; big celebrations are not for everyone. A small family party can be a perfect day to celebrate the milestone of your baby turning one. There is a lot to say for a minute, low-cost party with a homemade cake and just your family or some close relatives as well.

The culture and country you live in will likely influence the kind of celebration you choose as well. I originally lived in Holland, where a party will be held at home with your family.

Since I live in Australia, I have noticed the children parties are more colourful here. Living here for quite a few years now, I see I mix and match some cultural habits; I include some of my backgrounds aspects, I incorporate some Australian culture as well. I suppose that is how you roll when being an ex-pat, and nothing wrong with that.

Here in Australia, it is common to have a pinata with your birthday, a party game for the kids where they receive lollies during the came, it was de highlight of her fourth birthday for sure. How did you celebrate your babies first birthday?

Birthday celebrations around the world.

Babies first birthday clothing-Baby sitting down with lots of balloons
Babies first birthday clothing-Baby sitting down with lots of balloons

So we have seen a significant change in celebrating birthdays, lucky enough many of us have the opportunity to celebrate our babies birthday in the way we enjoy doing so. Depending on where we live in the world, what culture and family we grow up in, we will all have different memories and experiences on how to celebrate a birthday.

Did you have a birthday cake, visitors, balloons and presents on your birthday while growing up? Do you celebrate the birthday of your children in the same way or different? I would love to hear how you celebrate a birthday’s. Please leave your comments below or use the contact form in the main menu.



14 thoughts on “Babies First Birthday Clothing-Cute Smash Cake Outfits”

  1. Hello there, thanks for writing this awesome article on baby first birthday party and clothing that would fit…my baby girl would be having her first birthday party soon I have been thinking of possible clothes that she would wear and also cakes and I have been looking for tips as this is my first child  I don’t have any experience throwing a party for a baby……thanks once more I think I have a head start 

    • Hi David, I am so happy my article inspired you to get some ideas for your own baby girls birthday. The very first baby is so exciting. My baby girl will be turning one in May and I just can’t believe it. I am going to bake my girl a little smash cake, I did this for my first daughter a well and I like to give her a similar setting. I wish you much joy with the preparations for organizing this special day. Best wishes to you and your family. Jude

  2. Hey there,

    My niece is turning 1 next month; unfortunately, I have to miss her birthday party because I also living abroad (ex-pat in Germany)! I think the first birthday cake (cake smash) is my favourite tradition that I will have to miss (it’s so cute!) and who knew that the birthday cake for kids actually originated here in Germany! From what I have seen, kids birthdays here are pretty similar to that in the states, but there are definitely some small differences. 

    Thanks for this post!

    • Hi Anna, thanks a lot for your response to my article. I am sorry you have to miss your niece for her first birthday. It sounds very familiar for me, I miss all the birthdays from my cousin’s too. I always try to order them a prezzie online and get it delivered on the birthday to still have the feeling to be involved. It is definitely the hard part of living elsewhere without family. Interesting to hear that the German children parties are pretty similar than US ones I would expect them to be quite different indeed. Thank you for sharing your insight, I appreciate it. Jude

  3. Babies are really cute and i can remember on my daughters first birthday party how my wife and I was going around making prep for it. I have always looked forward to my kids celebrating their first birthday and it has always been quite fascinating. What clothes to wear is one thing that keeps parents busy with expectations of costuming the baby into their superhero character most times. My wife needs to see this post so we can plan for our daughters two years birthday.

    • Hi Benson, yes I agree, they are adorable. And the first year just flies by. My second baby us 9 months now and soon we will be celebrating her first birthday and I just can’t believe it. It is such a milestone that very first birthday, isn’t it. I hope your wife enjoys the article and is helpful and inspiring for your daughter second birthday party. Best wishes to you and your family. Jude

  4. Hi Jude

    I love all the pictures in this article of kids enjoying their first birthday. As my sister says about my niece – if she isn’t dirty she hasn’t had a good day!

    All the same with her first birthday next week we were looking for an outfit for her and this has given us some great ideas. I particularly loved the idea of a cake smash and your recommendation for the unicorn outfit is perfect since she loves her cuddly unicorn. I’m off to buy it now! 

    Thanks for all the great ideas


    • Hi David, thanks to a lot for your comment. Yes, I agree with your sister. I don’t mind the girls getting dirty too, they are busy little explorers. I am delighted the article is helpful for you and I am sure your niece will be delighted with her outfit, she is a lucky girl. Wishing you all a very special day celebrating this milestone. Best wishes. Jude

  5. Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us. I love the idea you give about children’s birthday clothes, and the clothes are so beautiful to look at. The first birthday is very fun for the kids and I want to get this dress up for my yonger sister’s first birthday and I love it. And this dress is very well-liked by me and all of my family members. I will be collecting this dress for my younger sister’s birthday and sharing new experiences with you.

    • Hi, thanks a lot for reading my article, I am delighted you enjoyed reading it and we could give you some inspiration on special clothing for babies first birthday. I hope your sister will have a very special day, she is a very lucky girl you get her such a nice outfit. Best wishes to you and your family. Jude


  6. Thank you very much for sharing this article with us. Baby’s birthday is most important to us. We want to make this day special by any cost. New dresses, cake, party, everything you Shared in this article is more helpful to all parents. We have learned more about how to make the baby’s birthday more special. 

    Thanks Again for sharing this informative article…                      

    • Hi Abir, I am delighted you enjoyed my article, babies first birthday is so very special indeed. Thanks for stopping by and let’s keep celebrating the special milestones of our little people. Isn’t great to make beautiful memories together? Jude

  7. Hello, it is a great and nice feeling to know that someone will create a great website like this also create a write up on an article like this. I really enjoyed reading your article and the clothing displayed are so beautiful. The babies are so cute too. I think i can find some special birthday clothing one for my girl now. 

    • Hi Benny, thank you for your message. I am happy you enjoyed the article. Babies are definitely very cute, it is just such a short time they are so little, we better make it very special. Jude


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