We went with a Bug theme, creating 2 dozen bug cupcakes and getting her all bug themed gifts. Of course then the only family we had in town got sick and the next closest family couldn't make it so we ended up with 24 cupcakes for my husband and I. Not a great way to start the birthday traditions (and it didn't get any better, we moved the weekend before her first birthday so she got basic yellow cake with chocolate frosting and ice cream and that was it!). Anyway my birthday party creating skils have gotten better as well as my frosting abilities!
I remember how much my husband hated that frog on the far right. When it died he refused to let me get new batteries. It was REALLY loud. But the car seat mobile on the left all our kids enjoyed over time!