I Need Some Party Ideas For a 2-Year-Old Girl!

Cyndi Lewis - posted on 01/16/2014 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Hi-I'm kind of new to area, but want my daughter to have a party with small family and 3 small kids. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Sarah - posted on 01/24/2014

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My daughter will be 2 in May since we are already overwhelmed with so many toys I plan on doing a book theme party( very hungry caterpillar) most of my friends & family buy whatever the theme im doing (books) i thought this wld be gd way to start her a book collection instead of adding to the toys. I hope this help

Adrienne - posted on 01/29/2014

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Do a minnie mouse theme they can decorate bows, wear minnie mouse ears, create tutus, dance around, pin the ears on minnie mouse, decorate their own minnie mouse ear cookies. Thats what i did for my 2 yr old god daughter. The kids had a blast.

Caterina - posted on 01/28/2014

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My sister held a Dora party for my niece, flagged banners around, Dora cake, cupcakes with Dora paper outing, also a great idea, keep all the kids busy, allocate two or three people to do games for he kids, set an obstacle of different games, bubbles, sack races, a dancing station egg and spoon is always a classic even for the adults, and they love love love face painting! And don't forget, have little prizes for he winners make sure each gets one somehow lol we wouldn't want a breakdown hahaha. Music

Leigh - posted on 01/28/2014

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My sister threw a party for her daughter and it was lovely. The theme was "pink lemonade" and "mini mouse" Everyone was required to wear pink. As for activities, just think about the things your daughter really enjoys. My niece loves anything that requires dressing up and loves arts and crafts. I wouldn't overwhelm yourself with several activities though because you are going to want to be apart of this special day stress free.

Angela - posted on 01/21/2014

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Ok ill share some tips that I've learnt from my daughters 3rd birthday
1. For three-year-olds, an afternoon party is fine, but not too late. Parents may have other children to collect from school, so after lunch may be a good time. Or opt for a weekend. An hour to ninety minutes long is a good length.
2. Games wise, try Musical Statues, Pass the Parcel, Mummy Wrapping (in which the children wrap willing volunteers up in toilet roll -- the best mummy wins), Follow my Leader, The Music Man and other active, but short, games. Some entertainers will organise the games for you. This age group can't cope with too much competition, so traditional games may need to be adapted, or even fixed, to give everyone a chance to win something at some point. Have a big bag full of small, cheap, fun prizes.
3. Home is still a good bet for a group of three-year-olds, but they will be energetic and take up a lot of space. Consider a different venue, such as a church hall, sports centre, or an entertainment centre with loads of suitable soft play equipment. These centres are an expensive option, but often provide a party leader, party bags, food and play -- the whole package -- so you can sit back and enjoy. Check whether you will have private use of the facilities, or will have to share with the general public -- sharing can make supervision a nightmare for this age group
4.Children eat very little at parties so don't overdose on food: anything small, bite-size and attractively colourful works well. Display savouries first, sweet things later, to encourage balance. Try cherry tomatoes, cucumber and carrot sticks, seedless grapes, cartons of juice with straws, mini sandwiches, sausage rolls, crisps and iced biscuits. Try to avoid gooey cake which gets squashed in party bags and becomes only fit for doggy fodder when it reaches home!
5.Three is an age of make believe, and dressing up will appeal, so a fancy dress party is a great idea. Many themed party items are available and some companies provide themed party packs mail order. Opt for a TV character, such as Bob the Builder, or something more general, like pirates, fairies or cowboys, and decorate the room to match the theme
You could also try a piñata but be careful when choosing what they can hit it with
(Danger is everywhere when it comes to three year olds and bats)

Your three-year-old guests will be starting their pre-school activities so may well enjoy smiley pencils and erasers, stampers, mini puzzles and jet balls. Helium balloons are another nice going home present and canisters of helium are surprisingly cheap to hire.

Hope I helped :)

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Daina - posted on 02/05/2014

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My kids love playcafes they do balloons fabulous kids food and you take your own cake .... you can sit down while the kids are in a safe play area and the time limit is usually up to 3 hours 😊

Alavisi - posted on 02/03/2014

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Cupcakes, juice boxes and treat bags for the children will always be a hit. Order a cheese pizza or make pigs in a blanket with fruitcups for the little ones to snack on. Adults on the other hand are another problem. I find that these days no one remembers the parties where parents drop off their children for 2 hours and come back promptly to retrieve them. So now you have a party for children AND adults. I would suggest making a casserole dish and a salad, bread rolls and call it a day. Designate a family photographer/video to capture the children playing and singing "Happy Birthday" , opening presents,etc. You'll want these magic moments - but will probably be too busy to capture them. Let every adult in the party help out with the party. Adults are kinda ridiculous when it comes to little kid parties, and so I feel like if they want to attend the party- they need to help out in some way. Many times you get stressed out trying to "entertain" them! Play a game- tell a story, serve, etc...
I highly suggest a theme for the party- something that your 2 year old loves. I think Abby (Sesame Street ) is very colorful and popular right now.
Try to have fun overall. I've shown my now 9 year old pictures of her 1st and 2nd birthday and all her cousins, and she doesn't remember any of it. But she does remember 3 (Princess Party) for some reason. Good luck!!!

Jessica - posted on 01/31/2014

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I have the perfect party idea! A Monkeynastix Birthday Party! Check us out at www.monkeynastixyork.ca for energizing birthday parties!

Cyndi Lewis - posted on 01/28/2014

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Thank y'all for suggestions. I have taken a little from a few and pretty much got it narrowed down. This site is awesome. By the way, not sure if I said in beginning, but I am in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Princess - posted on 01/21/2014

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Disney!
You can never go wrong with a Disney theme. You can do princess or just a mini Disney play land. Party stores usually have themed items and will come with some games. But 2 year olds will usually be entertained with music and short quick games. Maybe like a short scavenger hunt. I would be careful with balloons though as 2 year olds still like to put things in their mouths. Anything small will be enough. Party hats are always fun. Makes them feel extra special. Maybe you or your significant other can get dressed up in a suit that goes with the party. (Ex. Disney, go with a Disney princess or the Mouse and take pics with the kids)
Hope this helps.

Michelle - posted on 01/16/2014

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What area?
This is a worldwide site so you need to narrow it down a bit.

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