2nd birthday party ideas

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we had a big party at a hall for our daughters first bday, she was premie and sickly so we really wanted to celebrate her first year, now she will be two and i dont know waht we should do. i dont want to have it at a hall again bc it was more for grown up and a little pricey. Any suggestions? what are you moms doing? i would love to have a party at home but our apartment isnt big to accomodate a lot of people.


Danielle - posted on 09/08/2009




i am planning to have it at a park with palyground and pavilion. The weather here in FL is perfect in January. The decorations would be minimal, and we can BBQ hamburgers and hotdogs. if there's open field space we can bring our own games too.

OR if you have some indoor playgrounds/gyms by you?

OR see if a friend other family member with a house would host it for you?


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Sara - posted on 09/23/2009




I have been thinking about a bounce place indoor of course cause it would be cold... but the places in texas have a toddler section just for that... allittle expensive unless you make your guest pay themselves..... just a suggestion

Carrie - posted on 09/18/2009




We will be having my son's before January because my husband is deploying and we want him to be able to celebrate so we will probably do close family and friends. He will probably have a Handy Manny party because that is his favorite show

Nichole - posted on 09/18/2009




Does you apt have a clubhouse to rent? I think we are going to do that and just invite a bunch of mom / dad friends that have children around the same age. Not sure yet on the theme, but i think i am going to go off of one of her favorite shows, since this is the last y ear that I get to pick the theme...lol.

Jan. is a hard month to have a party around here. Cali weather is so unpredictable. Her first b-day was small and at my parents house. I backed her cakes and bought all the plates and stuff at walmart. And nickjr.com had Yo Gabba Gabba party print outs. I would check their cause they have a few different shows and a lot of party ideas. It only cost me about $100, not to bad.

Cindy - posted on 09/16/2009




My son turns 2 in Jan. and my husband got laid off this year so we are poor (he's hired back now but we got so behind!) so I'm going to have a small party at our house with just our family mainly then I'm going to take some home-made cupcakes to his Sunday school class (I'm a stay at home mom so he doesn't have daycare) and I'm thinking about having some more of my stay at home mom friends that have kids to meet me at Chuck E. Cheese's one day and give each of the kids like 10 tokens or whatever and bring some home-made cupckakes to that because that wouldn't cost much since they have coupons for tokens all the time. That way he gets a few "intimate" parties and won't be overwhelmed with the people trying to hold him lol. Oh and I'm going to get his plates and napkins and cups at the Dollar Tree because they have 18 plates that have a sports design for $1.00

Lynda - posted on 09/14/2009




I am going to invite her closest friends to an indoor toddler/kids amusement center. They provide the food, drinks, entertainment, and clean up after it's all done!

Denise - posted on 09/13/2009




my daughter is 2 in January and im just going to have close friends who have children and family. As they really dont undertstand whats happening at this age i think its better to wait a few more years for a party when they are very active and hopefully appreciate it more when they have friends to invite. Good luck whatever u decided to do.x

Jennifer - posted on 09/06/2009




i will probably have a small gathering with family at this age.. next year when she is in preschool.. i will probably have a little party for her friends at a play gym or music place.

Penny - posted on 09/04/2009




Oh my gosh are we supposed to be thinking about 2nd birthday ideas already. :-)

I think it really depends who you are planning on inviting. Is the party mainly for family or does your little one have a lot of her own friends already. Mine has friends at her playgroup but we will probably just take cake to the group and maybe have a small get together at home with friends. (As we live in Japan we don't have any family to invite so that cuts the numbers down a lot.)

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