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

Updated: Feb 17

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

Ballerina



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