Toddler Birthday Parties have been popular lately. There are more new parents that want to throw their kids a fun, exciting event to remember for years to come. What was once considered a teenage fad has now taken on a whole new meaning. Throw an Old Fashioned Toddler Birthday Party and celebrate the newest addition to your family. Here are some fun ideas to help make the evening unforgettable for everyone:
Boom, you’ve got it! As long as you capture one great photo of your child with their best cake, you’re more than halfway done. You can either send your picture along with your invitation or you can have your friends bring a picture. As long as they have a camera, it’s a free way to have a great time!
Everyone’s favorite part of toddler birthday parties is the cake. And while we’re on the cake, it’s important to note that just because you want the guest of honor to get a present doesn’t mean you should get the biggest cake in town. Small cakes are perfect. For a smaller cake, have the kids split the cake into smaller pieces and set them into gift bags. For example, have a couple of them break up the cake into bite size bits and then set those chunks into an appropriately sized basket. Then, when mom and the baby leave, the guests can easily grab one of the gift bags and off they go.
These days, most toddler birthday parties involve a gift bag filled with fun things like balloons and stuffed animals. One great thing about stuffed animals is that you can put them on anything. If your guest of honor happens to be a stuffed animal fan, then maybe you could consider getting her a teddy bear or some other stuffed animal to go along with the cake.
Toddlers and pre-school kids love to play make believe, so what about having a pretend party? That’s right – another toddler birthday parties idea is to have fun make believe birthday for toddlers. Have the kids decorate the venue in a special way, then set up a table for the pretend game. It could be as simple as having everyone act out a skit, sing a song, and act out some other things. Another great idea is to set up the table covered with confetti and fake flowers, then ask the guests to give each other presents. This will also help to distract the toddler from the fact that they are eating their second birthday cake!
Toddler birthday parties can include fun activities and games to keep the little ones entertained. One great game at toddler birthday parties is ‘Red Light-Green Light’. Have the guests split up into two teams and designate a red light or green light color for different things around the venue. The toddlers and pre-school kids are going to love this one!
For toddler birthday parties with a baby girl theme, consider using a blue and pink color scheme for balloons and possibly a banner. You could hang these banners across the venue in the colors of the baby’s nursery. For added decoration, hang small baby girl stuffed dolls from the ceiling, or place baby girls outfits on a table or a mantel. You could also throw in some baby girl themed balloons and streamers.
If the weather is fine, go a step further and set up a small tent with plenty of seating for close friends and family. This will allow your guests to sit out together without feeling left out, as they will have a fun place to hang out. The tents can also serve as a play area for toddlers. If your child is older, why not plan a trip to a park or play group while everyone is waiting for the weather to clear so they can get a bit of exercise?