Planning birthday parties for young toddlers can be confusing. This is a guide about 2 year old birthday party ideas.
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Does anyone have any ideas for a 2 year old boy's birthday party and presents?
By Mckell from Lafayette, IN
Arranging a party on theme will be good idea. You can hire costumed characters like Princess Characters or mascots. You can organize fun games or think for bouncing castel.
We are having our 2 year old's birthday party at our town's Country Club this year because we are in the process of moving and can't have it at our house. I'm looking for ideas on activities for the little girls to do at the party since they won't have a bunch of toys to play with. Keep in mind this is winter and inside. Thanks!
By Kristin from IA
2 year olds can't sit still for long so I would have lots of active games:
Dancing to music with streamers and bubbles
Circle games like Ring a ring of Roses, and the Hokey Cokey
Sleeping bunnies and The Dingle Dangle Scarecrow (where they get lots of chances to jump around)
Then something quieter like Pass the parcel
My daughter's birthday party will be held on February 4th, a Saturday. I have no idea what to do. I live in Los Angeles and need some ideas as to what I can do besides having a birthday party at home.
By TC from Los Angeles
The previous posters are correct, a two-year-old probably won't remember her second birthday. Invite your friends and family, watch her open the gifts and eat the cake and ice cream and take lots of pictures.
If you want to do theme parties, next year will probably be better. Then do a theme of her favorite cartoon, TV show, music, etc.
My son is turning 2 in Nov. It's a sports theme. I need ideas.
I don't know if you have one nearby or not, but I just saw a bunch of sports themed decorations at The Dollar Tree. Good luck!
My son will turn 2 in February. We live in Sacramento, Ca. and the weather may still be too cold and rainy to have an outdoor party. I would like to know if anybody has any ideas. He loves the Wiggles and the Disney Playhouse. I can get party items but I was wondering about entertainments. Any ideas?
Tess from Elk Grove, Ca.
By Katie D. (Guest Post)01/09/2008
Ever hear of an "Air Band?" If there are 4 (or5?) older people who are willing to perform (parents, older siblings/neighbors, aunts and uncles, etc), Have each one wear a different color shirt, cut out a guitar shape from a cardboard box for one of you, color it red, then YOU can be the Wiggles. Just play a video or cd nice and loud while you mouth the words and lead the moves. Once they see you do it, the kids may want to wear a bright shirt and be their favorite Wiggle character. They can be in the band. Public libraries usually have Wiggles DVD's and CDs for FREE.
Can anyone give me any ideas for a 2 year old girl's birthday party? I don't have much money.
By rocknrollmom from Los Angeles, CA
I think you should just surprise her, and have family over for maybe a pitch in dinner.
My little girl will be turning 2 in October and it is also her golden birthday. I would really like to go all out for her birthday but have no clue what theme I should go with. I tossed around the idea of everything being gold from the table cloth to the cake but I'm not sure if that is for a two year old.
She also has a lot of cousins anywhere from ages 9 months to 17. I would like to have activities for all ages to enjoy. I plan on doing an outdoors birthday because the family is so big and it is tough to fit them all in a house. Any help on this matter would sure be appreciated.
Rebecca from Eau Claire, WI
What about a "Bee Happy Birthday". You could do black and yellow decorations (like bumble bees) and write everywhere "Bee Happy for ______________ who is turning two today! I am sure you can find bumble bee decorations everywhere or print off your computer. The birthday child could wear a "bee happy" tshirt and you could get tshirts for the other kids or have the kids decorate their own. You could do games like a cake walk (but use bumblebee pictures for the children to walk on. Tell the children to fly like bumblebees while you play music and then stop the music and tell them to freeze. Goody bags could include bumble bee soap/stickers/candy. The birthday cake could be a bumble bee and say "Bee Happy for Susie's birthday!
I need some ideas for a 2 year old birthday party or something to do around at home.
By Stacey from Hempstead, NY
Select a theme and work according to the theme.
Make a cd or dvd with nursery rhymes to handover to kids.
Get a clown if you can afford.
Get red noses.
Paint on their faces.
Make party packs.
Make some colourful hats.
Play simple games.
What can I do with my daughter for her birthday? She will be 2 on May 31, 2013 and I'm on a fix income and live in NYC.
My son's 2nd birthday is coming up in September. We live in Texas so you can only imagine how terribly hot it is down here. We live in an apartment so I really can't invite all the family over at once to celebrate. there is no room, and it is too hot to do anything outside (I tried that out last year, it was terrible!)
So if anyone has any suggestions as to a non-expensive idea for the party I would greatly appreciate any input.
By Poor But Proud07/11/2013
Do you have a local skating rink? Sometimes McD's will rent you a party room for a reasonable rate. Also, is there a local YMCA or YWCA? They often have ideas. Places with too much noise often scare kids that age, so what about the library? You could have a night party in the local park, keeping it simple. I hope those help.
I have to make a birthday for my 2 year old son, but I have way too many people. Any ideas on where and what to do?
Two year olds don't know about birthday parties. A party for a two year old is for the adult guests and older kids who come. No one needs goodie bags, unless you've invited a 5 or 8 year old cousin or someone like that.
Give them those little bubbles as a "gift". Serve cake and ice cream. Keep it simple. Balloons are nice for decorations -- two year olds like balloons. Do not attempt to "entertain" two year olds, and do not invite a flock of them for the party - they don't know what it is all about. Party plan - sing happy birthday, blow out candles, take photo, eat cake, open presents, play with presents. Adults visit.
My daughter is turning 2 years of age in May. I want to throw her a birthday party, but I really don't know any toddlers to invite. What do parents do in this situation?
Veronica from San Antonio, TX
Personally 2 is too young. Its more for your benefit, it very overwhelming for a toddler to have a bunch of kids of like age. It would be so much better just to have a small family party, and wait until they are old enough to understand the concept, like 6 and up.
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My daughter will be turning two on Feb. 28. I want to throw a party for her but not in our home. I also want it to be fun for kids AND adults. So far I've only found ideas for outdoor parties, but it's way too cold for an outdoor party in February. I thought about Chuck E. Cheese's, but for 30 adults and 12 kids, we're talking well over $600 (including pizza, cake, and beverages for all). I'd like to spend about half of this amount. Any ideas or advice would be much appreciated!
Julie from Illinois
Another fun idea that my boys like is bumper bowling at your local bowling alley. You can get 1 lane with bumpers in the gutters for the kids and another lane without for the adults who wish to bowl. They offer birthday packages, but again you wouldn't have to purchase that. You could just bring a cake and have your own party! Have Fun! (01/01/2005)
By Nicole from CA
My son will be turning 2 in November. Does anyone have any ideas for an inside party?