First Birthday Signs
WHAT IS A FIRST BIRTHDAY SIGN?
First Birthday Signs are signs that celebrate the first birthday of your baby boy or girl by highlighting all their adorable traits and unique characteristics.
You’ll find them prominently displayed — either hung or on an easel — at birthday parties, photo shoots, and cake smashes.
Chalkboard is the most popular material because of its nostalgic and playful appeal.
These signs are colorful, easy to reuse, and can be saved for years as a memory keepsake.
Avg. Price Range: $150 ~ $300
|Sign Material||Chalkboard, Paper +|
|Price (avg)||~ $150 - $300|
|Dimensions (avg)||~ 24" x 48"|
|Weight (avg)||~ 5 - 20 pounds|
|Popular Colors||Black, White +|
|Best Feature||Celebration, Love|
|Market Uses||Birthdays, Events|
|Placements||Entrance, Stage, Lobby +|
|Where to Buy||Custom, Etsy +|
|When to Buy||~ 4 weeks before the special day|
First Birthday Signs FAQ
What should I put on First Birthday Sign?
Here are 26 items to put on your first birthday signs:
- My name
- My nicknames
- My age
- My weight
- My height
- Date I was born
- Number of teeth
- First words
- First things people notice about me
- Favorite foods
- Favorite snacks
- Favorite books
- Favorite songs
- Favorite parent
- Favorite sibling
- Favorite aunt/uncle
- Favorite pet
- Favorite toy
- Favorite color
- Favorite tv show
- Favorite colors
- Words I can say
- Things I love
- Things I can do
- Holidays celebrated
- Cute fun fact
What are popular themes for First Birthday Signs? 🔥
Here are the 30 most popular first birthday sign themes (that are currently trending with our little ones):
- Mickey Mouse
- Minnie Mouse
- Sesame Street
- PAW Patrol
- Twinkle twinkle
- Brown Bear
- Winnie the Pooh
- Spongebob Squarepants
- Star Wars
- Frozen (the movie)
- Steven Universe
- Tumble Leaf
- Peppa Pig
- Pete the Cat
- Daniel Tiger
How big should my First Birthday Sign be?
Your birthday sign should be at least 12 inches and up to a max of 48 inches (4′ feet) in diagonal width.
A first birthday sign usually includes a ton of fun facts and cute details, so you want to make sure you have enough room to fit everything.
What is a Half Birthday Chalkboard?
A Half Birthday Sign is a chalkboard that celebrates your baby’s first six months!
But here’s what matters:
You can incorporate a lot more granular details into your half birthday design than you normally do with first birthday signs (at the first-year mark).
For example, you can add:
- Holidays recently celebrated (in the last 6 months).
- Milk consumption (9 kg, etc.).
- Recent vaccinations.
- “First thing people notice” section.
- “My favorites so far” section (food, toys, parent).
Where should I put my First Birthday Sign?
You want to put your first birthday sign front and center, right when guests arrive, so they see it straight away.
That way, your guests will compliment it, read it, and use it as an ice-breaker when they run into strangers. 😉
Here are some in-room placement options:
- Lean it against the wall.
- Stand it on a table.
- Place it in an A-Frame.
- Hang it in the doorway entrance.
What do I do with my sign after the birthday celebration?
Hang your sign in your child’s room after their party.
And once they grow a little old for it, you can save it in their “memory” or keepsake box.
TIP: Use a non-porous material, like a quality chalkboard, so you can easily erase any text and reuse it again for your next kiddo.
Should my birthday sign be framed?
Most people don’t spend the money and effort on a frame for this type of finite occasion (birthday).
But of course, it’s completely up to you if you want to add a little extra frame flare.
TIP: If you plan on using your sign at a photo shoot, check with your photographer first to get their opinion on a frame.