How To Throw A Great Toddler Birthday Party
Toddler birthday parties can be exciting events, both for you as a parent and for your toddler. There are a few things that you should keep in mind in order to throw a great toddler birthday party.
First, pick a theme that your toddler will appreciate. Talk to your toddler about what interests them. If your toddler likes trains, a Thomas the Tank Engine party might be the best thing. If your little one is interested in dolls, why not have a Barbie party. Certainly, you can throw a party that revolves around your toddler’s favorite TV show, food, or activity as well.
Next, try to keep the party simple. A toddler’s party doesn’t need to last all day; a couple of hours will typically do the trick. Toddlers especially may get worn out after a flurry of activity. Don’t worry about hiring an entertainer at this age, unless they specialize in toddler parties. You might find that the clown that you hired is more frightening to your toddler or to her friends than you had hoped.
It is important to involve your toddler in the party process. Let him help you with decorations. Let him stir the birthday cake mix. Let him put stickers onto the birthday party invitations. Talk with him about the games that you might play during the party.
You won’t need to plan too many games for your toddler’s birthday party. A round or two of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey and a little bit of duck duck goose will probably be enough to keep your toddler busy. Instead of games, consider other activities, such as setting out a coloring table at which your toddler and her friends can color some pictures for each other or for their parents.
Toddlers love music. Whether it is the Wiggles, Kidz Bop, or Barney, try to have some music on hand that your toddler will enjoy.
Above all, don’t overstress about your toddler’s birthday party. Chances are that she is going to have a thoroughly good time, even if everything isn’t exactly perfect.