Toddler Birthday Party Ideas
Are you looking for some toddler birthday party ideas? Having organised my son's toddler parties with the minimum of stress, here are my tips
for an enjoyable toddler party for both children and adults.
General Toddler Birthday Party Ideas
To a toddler, a balloon, 2 people and a piece of cake can easily make a party. You do not need to invite everyone at your child's nursery.
The extra space meant he had room to let off steam, and his behaviour improved.
Other toddler birthday party venues are a pic nic in the park or a soft play area.
1st Birthday Party Ideas
A one-year-old really has no idea what is going on. This is a time to celebrate exactly as you want to. Invite a few family members and friends, or make it a big do - it really depends on your preference.
2nd Birthday Party Ideas
By their second birthday, toddlers have become more assertive, but still have no real grasp of what a party is.
Pictured here above was my son Louis' 2nd birthday party. We had a small party in the garden with lots of toys and not a single organised activity. It was the perfect way to celebrate.
3rd Birthday Party Ideas
Most toddlers will understand what parties are all about, i.e. fun, cake and presents. The chances of them getting over-excited are roughly 110%. This means that
organised party games
are recommended for some of the time - but space them out.
2pm - The children arrived. Everyone brought a toy and enjoyed free play (shy children felt more at ease arriving while everyone was doing their own thing).
2.30pm - Organised games
2.45 - Food
3pm - More games
3.15 - Free play
3.30 - Sang 'happy birthday' and ate cake, more free play.
4pm - End of party.