Teresa - posted on 01/14/2009
We are doing a farm theme for our son. Find something they are interested in. Last year we did bugs, because we call him snuggle bug. I had trouble finding bug party stuff, so I went to a teachers supply store and bought all my decorations there. From the bulletin board supplies.. After the party I donated the left over supplies to the school he will be attending.
Meeka - posted on 01/11/2009
It all depends on when the birthday is. Trinity's b-day is the day before Valentine's Day so her theme will be of course Valentine's Day. What kind of cartoons do she like? Is she a Dora fan or Disney Princess fan, if so, you can invite the kids over and have them wear their favorite Disney Princess costume. You can pack various baggies with each kids favorite Princess and that will put an extra touch on the party. Hope this helps.
We are going to have a party here at the house just because of cost. I thought about Gymboree but I just can't justify the cost to myself. We are doing a Shrek theme. She is going to dress as Princess Fiona and I am going to make shrek cupcakes. She is getting a swingset so I will probably do a few simple games and then let the kids play on the swingset and serve lunch. Simple! I am going to make my hubby clean my carpets too. LOL. Does she have a favorite show or character she likes?
Jennifer - posted on 01/10/2009
During the winter months, birthday parties for toddlers seem to be so difficult to plan. For me, I would love to have a party in our backyard, but it's just too cold! And I just can't see getting my money's worth with my daugther (right now) at "pump it up" or chuck-e-cheese's. Right now, having an inexpensive party makes sense to me!
So, last year I decided to have my daughter's party inside our home. It was a "Hearty Party". Because it's so close to Valentine's Day, it was easy to find a bunch of heart themed party supplies. I bought a heart shaped cake pan and made her birthday cake, made all decorations pink, white and red with hearts everywhere. I made goodie bags with Valentine rubber duckies, $1 Valentine books, heart stickers and "silly straws". It was a lot of fun planning and everyone loved the idea!
For my daughter's birthday party this year, we are going to have it inside our home again and because she loves farm animals right now, she is going to have a farm animal theme. This can be either really simple (like we're doing) or really elaborate! We are only buying farm animal invitations, animal shaped balloons, and a few favors from the internet. I am making a pig shaped cake and getting everything else from the dollar store! I read stories online of parents having a barnyard/farm party for their child with barrels of hay, and building a whole farm scene with a petting zoo and the whole works!
Good luck with your party planning!
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