Your two-year-old may be too young to understand the idea of parties. However, you can ensure that her birthday party is full of fun and serves as bonding time for the family.
By Parama Gupta
At two years, your toddler may not understand much about the concept of birthday parties. The main purpose of a birthday party for a two-year-old is just family bonding and some fun. So, keep your ideas and planning for a birthday party simple.
Here is a template for planning a birthday party for a two-year-old.
Planning time: 2 weeks
Timing: Evening is always the best time to host a party, as people would like to retire for the day after the excitement. Restrict the duration to two hours at the most as your toddler will find it difficult to stay up longer.
Guest list: Determine the number of guests based on how your child reacts to groups of people. Toddlers may not enjoy having too many people around. Your guest list can include grandparents, relatives and close family friends.
Invitation card ideas: Involve your toddler in simple artwork such as making vegetable prints, block prints, sponge painting, etc., to create simple invitation cards. Give them out to invitees a week ahead of the party.
Party decoration: At this age, your child will be fascinated by colours and shapes, and you can use this to engage her imagination. Use colourful balloons and other decoration material that will catch her attention.
Music: Play soft music in the background. Download popular birthday songs. Make a loop of other popular songs and let the music run. Have a few popular dance numbers which the guests will enjoy.
Party menu: Make miniature-size food items of different shapes and colours. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Party games and activities: After food, exciting games and activities form the main attraction of any party. So, here are a few ideas:
Goody bag contents: Give out a goody bag with party favours to each family. Here’s what can go into a goody bag:
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