party ideas

Natasha - posted on 02/12/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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i am having a party for my soon to be 2 year old so i was wanting to know what type of games will be fun for the party and the guest will understand cause all the guest will be around that age so i think games like pass the parsle might be a bit to hard any ideas on games

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Carol - posted on 03/02/2011

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My husband wnats a simple party. Last week there was a party for a little girl that turned to she had a circus themed party. I think it a tad expensive to go all out for a 2yr olds party. We are having a get together with family and having cake and ice cream.

Rachel - posted on 03/02/2011

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For my daughters birthday we are going to one of her favourite play places. A lot of them like chuck e cheese are too old and dirty for kdis under 4 but woddie woodchucks is nice, Funnelz (in toronto) and a ton more, offer simope kids parties so you dont have to worry about too much organizing and clean up! Its almost the same amount fo money as doing it at home but a lot less stress and work and since its a public place, when you are ready to leave- u leave! you're guests can stay and enjoy the play lpaces etc all they like but tis not like you're exhausted trying to find a polite way to get everyone to leave :P
Some simple games I have seen 2-3 yr olds love is a hot potatoe type game. Since your little one will be unwrapping gifts and the other kids try to jump in, someone i know came up with the idea of wrapping a small toy (the prize) over and over again. As the 'hot potatoe' gets passed around, whenever the music stops, the kids get to unwrap a layer of paper (using differenty types, tissue papaerm wrappping paper, and plastic wrapping paper etc helps them to not unwrap more than one layer) Whoeveer unwraps the last layer, wins the prize! The kids loved it and they danced to the music while it wasn't their turn :P Also the string pinata is a hit but once its done, its done and its not as easy to fill a pinata with candies safe for a 2 yr old (solid chocolate, marshmallows etc since you cant give them hard candies or bubble gum)
Another game is using puzzles (like shape fittnig toys etc) so let each child do the puzzle as fast as they can, they end up playing with it if they are too young and the older ones are quick and are excited at the chance to win something so it works for all ages above 18 months.
Colouring page contests (everyones a winner :P) and lastly since we are in march and its still cold, water baloons ec are out and there's no snow left lol so a game with a bunch of balls where you write on one (a smily face or YOU WIN-whatever you want) and the kids just try to find the balls that have something on it, either by picking them out one at a time each or by letting them play in a ball pit of them and see who brings you one first :)
A bouncy castle or ball pit are great activities or a simple little tikes style slide works for hours of entertainment :)
Hope this helps and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR LITTLE PRINCES AND PRINCESS'!!

Kayla - posted on 02/23/2011

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My son will be 2 March 8th, we are having his party on the 13th cant believe hes going to be 2 in less then 2 weeks already.

We were stuck between Barney and a Sesame Street theme. Kameron absolutely loves both barney and elmo. I finally decided on Sesame street. MY mom is making the cake for it. We are having a pull string pinata because its easier for the younger kids then trying to whack it with a bat haha. I plan on having an activity table for the kids with a bunch of crayons and sesame street coloring sheet. Its going to be at a hall so im going to bring a few of his ride on toys for the kids to play on also. I will have a mix of music playing with kids songs and adult songs so the kids can dance. and lots of food and snacks is a must. I cant wait for his party, even not wanting him to be 2 yet, all this planning has me anxious.

Good Luck! Hope this helped you some.

Rennet - posted on 02/22/2011

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My girl loves Dora the explorer so I was thinking of a Dora theme party but on the other hand she absolutely adores all animals. Still thinking which way to go.

Sabrina - posted on 02/21/2011

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My daughters invites just went out to all her Junior Beat friends. We are doing the Fresh Beat Band theme with music and dancing. Even making Groove Smoothies...my uncle is making the cake in the shape of electronic drums. I can't wait.

Lesley - posted on 02/20/2011

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i planning on renting a fun jump.... i am doing his favorite character as the theme.

Kathy - posted on 02/19/2011

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i am really excited about planning my 2 year old's party . can yo believe we have made it to 2 ! we're doing the barney theme b/c that's his favorite right now . hopefully the weather will permit since we live in the south ,so we are getting a sm. sized moon bouce for just the toddlers . then ,cake presents and lots of ballons b/c he loves ballons. i am more excited than last year b/c he knows more about what's going on. i suggest incorperating his favorite things and enjoy the celabration w/ family and friends!

Meghan - posted on 02/16/2011

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I run a party planning business and usually for 2 year old parties we go with "less is more". They don't really understand that its a special day, other then they get cake. So they will probably be fine just having free play. We like to have some sort of themed play, however. So if the theme is Mickey, then I would have Mickey toys out for the kids. Or if the party is animal themed, have a bunch of plastic animals out for them to play with.

Another really cool things is to make a simple scavenger hunt. We did an autumn themed party where the kids looked for pumpkins hidden in the back yard. They were of course very obviously hidden, but the kids had fun with it.

There is also a craft- such as coloring. again, get coloring sheets that go with the theme. Also, if you are a scrapbooker, get plain white card stock and have the kids color or finger paint on the paper. Then use the paper as you scrapbook pages. It looks really cool.

Lindsey - posted on 02/15/2011

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im having my daughter's birthday party at the skating rink where i work. her theme is Spongebob Squarepants because she loves that show...having it at the skating rink they can skate and play in the play area as well

Katherine - posted on 02/12/2011

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Hide and seek. Hide some items and have the kids find them, fill up a large bowl of water and put ducks in it and put numbers on some of the ducks. Whoever picks one with a number gets a prize. They can play with playdough (might be a bit messy).
I am going to have mine do pin the tail on the cat. The theme of her party will be cats.
Little ones love to look for hidden things, I think that will go over well.

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