BDay Ideas for 2 yr. old??

Kristen - posted on 07/09/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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My youngest daughter will be 2 in September & I'm trying to plan ahead with the way the economy is. I want it to be different but inexpensive at the same time. Any ideas?

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Amber Lynne - posted on 01/28/2010

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I did the monkey theme for my sons 2nd birthday. It was alot of fun! We did a monkey craft and climbing games...my son's newest & most fav. skill. We avoided actual banana foods, just artificials & such, b/c my son is allergic to bananas.

Leigh Ann - posted on 01/24/2010

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We had a train theme. I used mini loaf pans for the cars and we decorated them with candy and icing. It was just family! With my oldest we had Bob the Builder and had only two friends and their mom's over. Then we had a family party that ngiht after naps. The time seems to be better at around 10Am or 4pm. I made a chocolate sheet cake adn went to the Dollar Tree to get a bag of dinosaurs and placed them on top of the sheet cake. It was fun but simple and not too many people.

Jenelle - posted on 01/11/2010

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If she likes Disney stuff (like Mickey, Pooh, etc) you can print out the entire decorations;/invitations/etc off their Celebration Center site- from disney.com. there is even ideas for food and cake/cupcakes. I did this with Ciara for her 2nd birthday... she loves Minnie/Mickey Mouse

Tricia - posted on 01/09/2010

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my grand daughter is mad on disney princesses i went on line and found instructions to make a disney princess castle cake inc turrets i put a cut out pic of all the princesses and one of my granddaughter in each window she loved it.i got 5ft stick on wall murals of each princess to cover the wall n princess plates etc she had a great time ps i also made extra cones for the top of the turrets to fill with icecream very sticky n messy but kids loved it

Julie - posted on 12/24/2009

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Anyone have basic pattern for boy's cape (small 2 yo). I know he would love it and I'd like to of course make it today. Any help

Sindhu - posted on 07/23/2009

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Last year we had my son's birthday at our free zoo. Just cake and finger foods, and we bought tokens for every one to have 2 rides. Easiest party I ever had.

Kim - posted on 07/23/2009

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We are having a hot dog cookout and an Abby Cadabby party! My daughter loves Sesame Street and her favorite character is Abby.

Katrina - posted on 07/22/2009

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You could try some local resaturants that have a banquet room...last year for my little girl's first birthday party we called around and found one that let us use it for free. We told everyone that we would be going there for dinner at around 5:30 (they were welcome to join us and order from the menu or eat before they came) and that we would be providing cake and ice cream at around 7. We bought a balloon tank from WalMart, ordered a cake and called it a day. Since we could shut the doors the kids could play all they wanted and not bother anyone. The restaurant was happy because we brought them over 20 paying customers. Those who were on a tight budget ate before they came and that didn't bother us one bit.



Also, Playhouse Disney has a lot of free downloadable party decorations on thier websites (along with theme help, ie.recipes). Good luck!

Krista - posted on 07/21/2009

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You could also look for a toddler friendly gymboree type place. I have a place close to me called Edu-Play which is for toddlers.

Crystal - posted on 07/21/2009

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Yeah, I have no clue either! I thought about McDonalds, but, their playplace is only for 3 yrs old and up! Thinking this year, will be family only, as last yr we invited other kids. Just something small with grand parents and uncles, etc..

Krista - posted on 07/20/2009

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Many times you can find great cake how to's online. Google "monkey cake" and see what type of pictures you come up with. For me, it helps that I'm artistic and have also worked at Dairy Queen decorating cakes. I made my son's first birthday cake as well and all I did was buy a cake decorating kit from Walmart. It comes with the bags and all the icing tips that you need.

Kristen - posted on 07/20/2009

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I thought about making my own cake too & a monkey would be easy. I would just make cupcakes and then make a monkey head out of lots of cupcakes. That's also another reason I have decided to go w/ monkeys. It would be easy & buying a cake that's not an outrageous price & also tastes good is hard to find where i live!

Krista - posted on 07/20/2009

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A theme party is always fun. And doesn't have to be expensive. What does she like? For instance, my son loves trains and Dora and Diego, so I'm thinking of a theme around that. I'm going to make my own cake with Dora and Diego on it and go from there.

Lynn - posted on 07/18/2009

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aww, i love the monkey idea.
i call my son my monkey man.
he's so crazy, and i have no idea what to do for his 2nd birthday either.
it want it to be inexpensive, and healthy.

Deonna - posted on 07/17/2009

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We get the community center at our apartments for free, and this year I'm turning it into a circus. I'll make 3 rings and place stuffed animals in them, use the red and white crate paper to create the big top, and I'm looking online for some other cool decorations. I have rented a cotton candy machine for $55, and we'll have all circus themed foods and cupcakes for the kids instead of a big cake. I got sand art and bottles for the children to make their own party favors ($20) and I'm either going to rent a clown for an hour or recruit a friend to dress us as a clown which ever is cheaper and more logical.
Hope I can be of some help!

Sandra - posted on 07/16/2009

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We are having the twins party at the zoo. We have saved this event so it would be special for their birthday. The weather should be nice by then.

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i am also trying to plan ahead for my sons birthday which is in september. i wake up from dreams and go make notes on things so i dont forget later. i have found some great party supplies from this website. They have a lot of party themes with all sorts of items you can get per theme. There are 2 you may be interested in since you had said something about monkey and pigs. I am going to do the monkey theme for my youngest when he turns 1 next May. It looks like curious george. the site is www.birthdayexpress.com. i hope that maybe this helps you out a little bit. good luck.

Kristina - posted on 07/15/2009

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For my twins second birthday we are turning the backyard into Middle earth. We have a lot of kids in our family I have to keep entertained and I've come up with a lot of very cheap theme appropriate games as well is giving the food funny names like calling the hot dogs "hobbit dogs". I also found some really cheap brown fabric and bought green art foam and a marker. I'm making all of the kids traveling capes out of the material and making them the leaf pin that was given to the members of the fellowship in Lothlorien.

Jessica - posted on 07/14/2009

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i've booked my son's party in at a place that has a kids art workshop. so they do the catering, and supply all arts/crafts for them to get messy and paint stuff (and themselves no doubt), plus do a few appropriate age related games...all i need to do is supply the cake...similar idea could be done at home or a hired room...we had a big 1st party for him at home, so i don't want to think of doing any catering for his 2nd.

Kristen - posted on 07/13/2009

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My middle daughter LOVES pigs!! She was a pig for halloween & is obsessed with them as well...that is a too cute idea!

Rebecca - posted on 07/13/2009

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the monkey theme sounds fun,

if i were to do an animal theme for my son's birthday i think it would have to be pig's (his fathers a hunter and bring home wild pig often and my sons so interested in them) lol.

Kristen - posted on 07/13/2009

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I didn't think about McDonalds! My girls would love that! My friend recently gave me an idea too because we call my daughter Hannah Banana having a monkey birthday with different kinds of banana finger foods for the kids. Maybe seeing how much it would be to have a friend of mine bring a monkey since she does educational shows! My kids love animals!!

Rebecca - posted on 07/11/2009

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im in the same boat as you are.

I have no idae what to do for my son's birthday either.

I was thinking about hiring out the perty room at my local McDonalds for a few hours and taking my own food

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