How to Choose a Cake Smash Theme For Your Baby's First Birthday Portraits

Updated: Feb 17, 2020

Picking a theme or an idea for your child's first birthday portrait session isn't easy. This blog is filled with ideas to inspire you.

Start by picking a color

I love working with just a few colors and incorporate them into a festive setup with balloons, confetti, garlands and cutouts.

Tip: Choose the nursery colors and you'll have the perfect spot to hang your portraits!

Pick a favorite song or book

Baby Shark, Oh the Places You'll Go, Peter Rabbit, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, just to name a few

Special Holidays

Was your baby born on a special holiday or in a particular season? Incorporate that into the cake smash! Christmas, New Year's, Winter Wonderland, Spring, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving (pumpkin pie smash). These are all fun ideas.

Nautical - Always a popular theme!

This one is very popular request for boys.

Floral - Another Popular request!

Pink floral are always a popular request for little girls, and I love coming up with new ways to design the setups so that each one is unique.

Favorite family activities

Do you love camping? Bake cookies, Pool parties. Make that a them for a very unique session!

Still not sure what to choose? That's why I'm here! I love helping families come up with the perfect idea for their baby's cake smash, and I'm happy to help you!

A few more ideas to inspire you:

Ice cream shop

Flower market

Donuts smash

Cookies and cream


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