Song Ideas for Children’s Birthday and Special Occasion Slideshows

It has been a trend to create slide shows for special occasions especially for children. It can be a gift or a surprise for your child’s birthday, graduation day, or any other event. Slide shows can also entertain visitors in a party. One of the things that makes a slide show look good and memorable is by using good songs as its background music.

However, it’s sometimes difficult to find songs or think of a song that would fit the slide show you will be creating. But no worries because we will share with you lists of song ideas you can use for your children’s birthday and special occasion slide shows.

baby girl first birthday

Slideshow Song Ideas for Your Child’s 1st Birthday

Planning your child’s first birthday is one of the most exciting things in life. To capture the memories that passed, share some of his or her milestones in a unique 1st birthday slideshow. Here are some good songs you can use for the slideshow.

  • A Baby’s Prayer – Kathy Troccoli (listen)
  • A Mother’s Prayer – Celine Dion (listen)
  • Baby Mine – Bette Midler (listen)
  • Beautiful Boy – Celine Dion (listen)
  • Blessed – Elton John (listen)
  • Forever Young – Rod Stewart (listen)
  • Handprints On the Wall – Kenny Rogers (listen)
  • Here Comes the Sun – Cheryl Crowe 
  • How Sweet It Is – James Taylor (listen)
  • I’ll Stand By You – Girls Aloud (listen)
  • In My Arms – Plumb (listen)
  • In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride (listen)
  • In My Life – The Beatles (listen)
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder (listen)
  • Kisses And Hugs – Michael James (listen)
  • Let Them Be Little – Billy Dean (listen)
  • Let Them Be Little – Lonestar (listen)
  • Love of My Life – Carly Simon (listen)
  • Miracle – Celine Dion (listen)
  • My Girl – The Temptations (listen)
  • My Little Girl – Tim McGraw (listen)
  • My Prayer For You – Donna Summer (listen)
  • My Wish – Rascal Flatts (listen)
  • Safe and Sound – Matthew West (listen)
  • Safe In Your Daddy’s Arms – Peter Penrose (listen)
  • Sing Me To Sleep, Daddy – Wayne Watson (listen)
  • Sleep My Child – Debby Boone (listen)

birthday cupcake

Slideshow Song Ideas for Your Daughter’s 16th Birthday

If you have a daughter who’s turning 16 soon, surprising here with a slideshow of photos of her with you, with the whole family, and with her friends is a great idea. Here are some good songs you can choose from for your daughter’s 16th birthday slideshow.

  • Sixteen Candles – The Jackson 5 (listen)
  • Sweet Sixteen – Hillary Duff 
  • The Way You Move – Outkast (listen)
  • Waiting for Tonight – Jennifer Lopez (listen)
  • We Like To Party – Venga Boys (listen)
  • We’re in Heaven – DJ Sammy 
  • Yeah – Usher (listen)
  • You’re 16, You’re Beautiful – Ringo Starr
  • Birthday – Beatles (listen)
  • Can’t be Tamed – Miley Cyrus (listen)
  • Happy Birthday Sweet 16 – Neil Sedaka (listen)
  • I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Women – Britney Spears (listen)

graduation day

Slideshow Song Ideas for Your Children’s Graduation Day

If your child’s graduation is coming and you want to give him or her a gift, a slideshow showing pictures of his or her student life would be great. You can also state in the slideshow how proud you are as a parent. Here are some great songs you can use for the slide show.

  • Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds (listen)
  • Run – Snow Patrol (listen)
  • Here’s to the Night – Eve 6 (listen)
  • It’s My Life – Bon Jovi (listen)
  • I Will Remember You – Sarah McLachlan (listen)
  • Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson (listen)
  • Gift of a Friend – Demi Lovato (listen)
  • A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson (listen)
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone – Jordan Sparks 
  • Remember Me This Way – Jordan Hill (listen)
  • I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly (listen)
  • Graduation (Friends Forever) – Vitamin C (listen)
  • Live Like We’re Dying – The Script 
  • When You Believe – Mariah Carey (listen)
  • Bloom – Monah Peters 
  • You Get What You Give – New Radicals (listen)
  • Graduation Day – Chris Isaak (listen)
  • Do I Make You Proud – Taylor Hicks (listen)

Another great thing about slideshows is that you can watch them over and over even after the special event, whenever you want to recall the memories. We hope that the song ideas we shared will be able to help you in creating a wonderful slideshow for your children.