My son's 2nd birthday is in the dead of winter and I need some ideas for a good indoor party.

Lauren - posted on 09/23/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My son's birthday is on New Year's Eve and we are likely to have snow. I have no idea where to host a birthday for about 6 children and 6 sets of adults. Also, any opinions on which day to have the party (before Christmas to after New Years) is appreciated. With it being a holiday and Christmas just passing I'm trying to decide when's the best time to have it with so many people leaving town.

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Sue - posted on 07/11/2011

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HI play party game like musical chair pin tail on donkey and fillin one of them thing where they have to hit it to relese the sweets from inside

Destiny - posted on 09/23/2009

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Just choose the theme of his bedroom or his favorite cartoon and decorate the house with all types of matching decor. Get a matching cake and matching games and he should have a ball! My daughter had a fairytale princess party and she loved every second of it! I bought her this huge castle cake and tons of decor. Everyone loved it. Hopes this help!

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Sue - posted on 07/11/2011

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HI play party game like musical chair pin tail on donkey and fillin one of them thing where they have to hit it to relese the sweets from inside

Amy - posted on 07/06/2011

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I feel for you, your's is a worse situation, but, my son's bday is dec 10th, i hate that its so close to christmas, but i usually pick a weekend early in dec, and just tell everyone very in advance, we always have them at our house, but it's getting crowded, are there any little places you can rent such as a community center or some towns have little buildings where they rent out rooms for parties. Could you do the party early or a week or two late, at his age, he won't know the difference, and will appreciate it more not getting gifts the same week as christmas. I like to just pick an easy theme of something he loves, my son loved toystory last year and they have tons of stuff out, so i got a buzz lightyear pan from Hobby Lobby, and made cupcakes, used his little figurines to decorate around the table, etc, got a space ship pull string pinata which is always a HUGE hit. Good luck, I think the only way to get more people there, is to be flexible with the date. I know it's not ideal :(

Lisa - posted on 06/27/2011

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To be honest Mcdonalds is a great place for little kids because they can play all in play world and have a ball.

Erin - posted on 10/02/2009

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Have you considered a bowling center, or a rec. center. You can get really good rates there, and for the older kids and adults that will be there they can bowl too.

Alexandra - posted on 10/01/2009

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my son's birthday is on the 16th i've decided to celebrate on the weekend before that. last year for his first i took him to chuck-e-cheese and it was so much fun he enjoyed all the rides they had, and the clean up is awesome cause you don't have to clean! =) we might do it again this year....

Jateice - posted on 10/01/2009

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At this age I don't think you need much more than a cake and decor. My son's bday is the 19th. We will celebrate either at my house or my MIL house. I have decided to a have book themed party where all the guests are urged to bring books as gifts instead of toys. He will get toys for christmas plus he is still playing w/ the toys he got for birthday and christmas last year. Good luck and happy celebrating.

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My son's birthday is December 23, but last year we had his party on the weekend before so it didn't get mixed up in everyone's holiday plans. One possibility I was considering for the location was to rent a play room at a day care center, you can decorate it the way you want before, and the kids will love having the playset all to themselves.

Ebony - posted on 09/28/2009

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I chose Chuck E Cheese this year. I had a really hard time cleaning after the party last year. I think the size of both of our families played a large part in this though. I agree with Destiny. Go for the themed party.

Charlotte - posted on 09/27/2009

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hi my daughters 2nd birthday will b 5th dec and my sons 12th birthday is on the 28th dec and i always do them on that day,it's surprising how many people still come to them!

Jen - posted on 09/25/2009

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My sons birhtday is in the 14th and I try to have it as close to his birthday as possible. Its always important to seperate birthday and christmas! My brothers bday is on news ears eve and we always went to the bowling alley because they had a kids news year eve party in the after noon. all you need is the cake.

Kathryn - posted on 09/25/2009

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My son was born on Christmas day luckily his dads side doesnt celebrate Christmas. While in the hospital the nurses were telling us to have Half birthdays, so instead of having it at Christmas we could have it June or July...and just a small gathering on his birthday. In your case I think that you should have a party on his Birthday and make it go all night....kids party a little earlier and adults party later on.

Silvia - posted on 09/25/2009

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Hi!! It would be a good idea to do the party by the 10th and 20th so everyone is there... even if his real birthday is latter, my son´s birthday will be celebrated on Dec 20th and the real date is on dec 5th.

User - posted on 09/25/2009

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I'm all for a party at home if you have the room. They don't really appreciate the fact that you've rented a place just for them. One mom in another post suggested a blow up pool with plastic balls and/or plastic slide that can be used inside. I'd do it more middle of January. My son's birthday is the 14th and we are going to do it end of Nov. I also plan to give a nudge for his birthday of what presents so he doesn't get too many toys. I'm ginig to put a PS at the end of the invitation that he likes bath toys and anything with music.

Angela - posted on 09/24/2009

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I agree on Desi, try to just decorate the house and match it with a cake and sometimes you can google on the GAMES that matches on your theme. Don't forget he is only two years old. He doesn't really appreciate it much and also rent the inflatable jumper. Hope everything goes well!!

Lisa Marie - posted on 09/24/2009

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my sons 2nd bday is 8th dec n ive got the same problem. so if u get any ideas plz share them wiv me thanks

Ellen - posted on 09/24/2009

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Thats a good idea Desi. I did my daughters first birthday like a snow princess theme. Her cake had princess decorations on top and it had a wintery blue frosting and snowflake rings around the border, and wit hthe decor we bought some silver and white snowflakes and hung them at different lengths around the room to make it look like snow was falling. And the Hilarious part was that when we went to leave after the party...it was actually snowing.

Ellen - posted on 09/24/2009

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Have you considered having his birthday party a bit earlier then the actual date? Like you said,alot of people will probably be going out of town.Think of a date after new years,but not too far from his birthday.Also try to find a place now that you can reserve for his party.Try and do it right away though that way you have enough time to plan the actual party and not have to worry about where you are going to have it. Hope this helps. I went through the same thing with my daughter when she turned one.Wondering where I was going ot have it...when...and what not. Her birthday is December 5th and even though it is the begining of December it was a pain to try and find a place to have her party.

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