I have a little one who will be 2 during the holidays. That being said, she is not ready for traditional 2nd birthday themes. She was very premature and has not caught up yet.
For her first birthday, she was still just eating cereal and simple foods. She is doing great and we are excited about her birthday, but we do not know what theme to use. Any suggestions? Thank you so much.
By my kids' mom from Atlanta, GA
I think that if you know what things your daughter loves, like her cuddlies, or her favorite books, you can probably find a theme for the party that way. Does she have a favorite teddy bear? How about a teddy bear picnic. If her cuddly is a stuffed lamb, or a pig or a cow, how about a farm theme? or something similar.
When I was little, and I'm 55 now, my aunt did a Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham party for me, though I was probably 5 then, but, that is what I mean by looking for ideas from your daughters favorite books. Yep, green food dyed scrambled eggs. heh heh.
At age two they can also get too overwhelmed during a party, so keeping it very simple, and keep it very short, and try to plan it between nap time. The sugar laden birthday cake, frosting and ice cream can make it for a very interesting time, too. Don't forget to take lots of pictures at the party. (10/05/2009)
For my son's 2nd birthday we went with a farm idea. I made cupcakes and all the kids just loved them (they were made with pink icing, chopped pink marshmallow for the nose, two small ones for ears and I used writing gel to make the faces). He had a wide variety of ages at his party. I reckon just keep it simple. Make it an hour or two tops. Maybe do a craft like colouring a picture that relates to the theme or bring out the play dough. Either way I hope you have a great time. (10/08/2009)
The party is really for the adults and the older children at this age. Princess (sparkle stuff) would probably make everyone happy. Cake like a castle can be made with ice cream cones for the turrets. (10/08/2009)
For my son I went with a Noah's Ark theme 2 by 2. I found new party supplies from a very nice garage sale and splurged on a beautiful cake from Publix in the shape of an ark that came with Fisher Price toys of Mr. Noah and animals.
That being said. I do agree with a previous post about matching your child's interests. However, being really Thrifty, you can still have a wonderful birthday with no theme. (10/16/2009)
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