My son's 2nd birthday is coming up and I'm not sure what to plan for.

Joelle - posted on 01/05/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I want to keep it simple.. but more than just family. I chose it to be at 3pm so it's after his nap. any tips on food? entertainment besides just cake and presents? there might be a couple other babies and maybe a couple bigger kids..

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Terri - posted on 01/08/2010

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Our son's 2nd birthday party is tomorrow. We are having 2 of little friends as guests, along with their parents of course, and then family. I read that you should have the same amount as guests for your child as their age. In this case, 2 little guests. The party should only be about two hours long and the time range you have picked out is ideal because it will not interfere with nap time. We are having swag bags for the little ones (crayons, writing pad, horn blower, Elmo ring and small bag of those little fish snacks). Elmo is the theme because Luke LOVES Elmo. No games, and you probably will not need them because food along with family and little ones and then presents takes a while. :) Our food is cupcakes (with the Elmo ring as decoration) and sprinkles, chicken fingers w/ranch dressing, meatballs, veggie and fruit trays, chips and small sweet pickles. Finger foods basically. I hope this gives you some ideas. Happy Birthday to your little one. :o)

Adrienne - posted on 01/09/2010

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Hi, My daughter turns 2 this week and for her party we're doing an Elmo and Art theme. We got the kids crayons, coloring books and watercolor paints for take homes (I had trouble thinking of something appropriate for under 3yo). I'm going to do some craft projects for the kids to keep with the theme. We're doing finger foods and things that I can make once for 2 parties (we have a small house so we're having 2 small parties). We host a lot of play groups and the kids like finger foods like mini hot dogs wrapped in croissant dough, veggies, fruit kabobs, grilled cheese (they loved them on the small orderve size bread. We often make pizzas with the kids, they like that too. I don't know if any of this will help, but good luck! PS- I know it doesn't help this year but I got the art stuff during back to school when the paints and crayons were 10-20cents

Leanne - posted on 01/07/2010

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For my eldest 2nd birthday I invited about 10 children from family and some from the creche he went to and we all went to a petting zoo at a local plant nursery. They provided some snack boxes and a bag of food that you could feed the animals. There were also jungle gyms & slides for them to play on.



As long as the children have fun

Emily - posted on 01/05/2010

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I just had my little girls second birthday party. I had cake, chips, a veggie tray and a fruit tray. I also had some snacks for parents such as mini eclairs (YUM). Piece of advice and don't serve Cheetos! Little hands get that stuff everywhere! The little ones are happy to play amongst themselves so I didn't bother to have any games. I have the Wii so the older ones had something to play with. I kept the party short as she got overwhelmed with all these kids in her house playing with her toys. Music is also great if your little one likes to dance. I went to the dollar store and put together goody bags that all ages would like. Hope this helps!

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Amal - posted on 01/11/2010

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mostly children that age don't care much about the surrounding, they only pay attention for the kids they are playing with which mostly would be his age as u said, for the bigger ones u could bring them some simple games- the usual ones like circling around the chairs, some riddles .. etc

Georgia - posted on 01/10/2010

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just as long as you get cake on his face and take a cute snap :):):):):)

Kristel - posted on 01/09/2010

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Yeah, my son's 2nd birthday is coming too! Keep it less expensive by going to Dollar tree. They have a lot of great party things cheap including balloons! That's what I'm doing. I going to have french fries w/hot dogs on the grill and chips. Also I making his cake. I'm going to print coloring pages and other crafts that I have software of pooh that I got real cheap a few years before I had my son.



Bingo is always good you can go online to print bingo cards and then just either use a caller cage or make up numbers yourself to draw from a hat. Nick jr has a lot of good ideas on things you can make or do. I hope these ideas help you! Have a blessed 2nd birthday for your son!



Kristel

Pamela - posted on 01/09/2010

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my sons birthday party is tomorrow at the park only 6 other kids the rest is family. I made him a monster cake and we just finished making little schnitzels, meatballs and tandoori chicken drummers. all hand made so we know whats in them as 1 little girl has bad allergies. We are taking bags of chips ( crisps ) a water melon and a rock melon Im going to make fairy bread as that is always a winner and we are taking juice boxes. Just balloons and cool plates for the decorations as its at the park so there is lots for the kid to do without me having to plan activities. It is at 4pm we will be getting there at 3:30 with my best mate and her 3 boys so they can all play while we set up the table, blankets, chairs and food. Its summer here and last year it was 41 on his birthday so we made it later so the heat is cooled down it also have a smaller toddler pool with fountains so its good for again fun without having to be super super vigilant.

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Kimberly - posted on 01/07/2010

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i just let thekid play. they always like playing with toys and eatting. i'm getting ready for my 2nd child's 2nd b day part in 3 day. have fun! and happy birthday to your little one!

Courtney - posted on 01/07/2010

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Pizza is always a good choice. Everyone likes it and you can get a lot for relatively cheap if you find coupons or deals. I had my daughter's first birthday at a pizza parlor, they had an arcade and a small merry go round. I just had a small family friend gathering at home for her second. A pool birthday party is always pretty simple and fun if you have a local pool that rents by the hour, or you could just go during free time. Bowling alleys are another great birthday place. It' not up my alley, but it seems like a lot of people have birthday at McDonalds outside in the play area. If you want to stay at home, maybe rent a kid friendly movie that adults would like too, and make some pop corn and have a theater theme. At home winter BBQ's are fun too.

S. - posted on 01/06/2010

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my daughters coming up to two in a few weeksshe has'nt got any friends yet and as the children in our family range from my daughter who will be 2 up to my nephew who's 17, i'm meeting up with the family at Big fun (it's a huge soft play place with slides and climbing things) adults can play too :-) so i get o shed a few pounds yey.
i'll take along a cake and maybe some party bag's for the little ones

hope it goes well and your son enjoys his birthday

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