So You're Thinking About Having A Toddler Birthday Party

For all of us birthdays are special occasions. The first birthday of course is the first milestone birthday in the life of your child. From the age of one to four years your child is a toddler. You want to make every birthday count. As your children get older they know what they want and how they want to spend their birthday. A toddler birthday is a little different.
Generally first birthdays, though very important, are rather simple. Your young one doesn’t care about party games and favors. Usually the highlight for your child is the cake, and that tends to end up all over their faces and bodies. You just need a few balloons, which your child will love but easily pop, and of course cry as a result. Generally, you invite your family, a few friends, and you take lots of pictures and its over.


Now your baby has become a toddler. The first toddler birthday is going to be a little different. With each toddler birthday party your child is going to want more. They’ll need more entertainment. The more they learn to talk, the more toddler birthday ideas you’ll be able to come up with. Even at two years old, your child is starting to show you the things they are interested in. At two many children are just getting interested in television and cartoons. This makes themes a little easier to choose, but it still won’t be totally obvious. Start with simple things. I recommend balloons, bright colors and plenty of foods they enjoy. Pizza is always a good idea. Try not to overload them with sugar, but cake and ice cream is always a winner.



By your child’s third toddler birthday party things have changed again. Now your little baby has learned to play games, to take turns, to make friends, and has discovered a favorite cartoon. It’s time to let them help you decide how to celebrate. Now they can help you pick a theme. By this time they should be more interested in winning at games. They will show more interest in things like changing clothes all the time and showing off their independence. One fun thing to do for a toddler birthday is to provide dress up clothes and have a race to see who can change faster or even let them dress up and have others guess who they are. Try to plan games that the parents can get involved with too, for example the guessing game. After the children get the chance to guess let the parents take turns too


As your child reaches each toddler birthday it gets easier. The more they can communicate with you the more they can express what they want. They also want to be the center of attention more and more. The fact that it is their special day becomes more important to them as they get older. Just like Christmas it is a day they look forward to every year. You want to make birthdays just as special as Christmas too. Now is a good time to start providing gift bags for children to take home. Make sure the toys are big enough that they can’t be swallowed. Pay attention to your child’s interests, what motivates them, what cartoons they like the best, what animals they prefer to see or talk about. And definitely what toys they pay the most attention to, either while in the store or while watching television.



There is one more thing you must keep in mind at a toddler birthday party, the parents. Most toddler birthday parties mean there will be plenty of parents there with their children. Don’t forget to keep them entertained too. One good thing is that adults like pizza and cake too. Make sure you have enough space that everyone can fit, and keep the party in an area where the children are visible at all times. Most often, small children prefer to have a party in their own home. At a young age it’s safer for all involved to keep it in your home. Once the toddler party years are over you will have to consider where your child will want their party, and you won’t need so many adults at the party.
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