For my daughter Lila's 1st Birthday the only theme that seemed appropriate was a princess party.
chocolate covered oreos, huge lollypops, cupcakes and a red velvet chocolate cake
boy/girl themed gift bags filled with small toys from Party City and candy
Activities / Games
First thing the kids did was a craft where they decorated princess or prince (pink or blue) foam crowns with tons of different kinds of stickers. This was actually a big crowd fav and kept the kids busy for a lot longer then I thought it would. Next they did a princess themed Pin the Tail- trying to put sticker jewels on a crown, After everyone ate we did a tame indoor pinata. The kind where the kids each pull a string to open the bottom.
What People Ate
various chips, dips and snacks, fruit and pasta salad, different trays of sandwiches
What People Drank
bottled water, lemonaid, capri sun, sparkling water, soda wine, and beer
Just stopping towards the end when the party was winding down to think of how thankful I was to have so many great family and friends who came out to celebrate with us. Everyone said they had a great time!
My bestie's fiance thanking me profusely for having the party indoors/air conditioning(it was around 100 that day) and having beer. ;)