Hi! Congratulations for successfully reaching the first year of your little one. As for your child's birthday, it is important to set aside and plan for the budget. Then you can think of motif that will be suited to your taste without compromising your allowance. Some choose color motif instead of cartoon-inspired themes as it gives them more choices as for the designs, table centerpieces and stage backdrops. With my daughter, I used black, white, and yellow and called her birthday party, A Day and Night Full of Sunshine. Most of our decors were made by yours truly. I scouted for ideas in Pinterest and that helped me a lot. The money that I saved from decors, I spent on a great host and of course, foods!