Two-year old birthday party

Brandy - posted on 03/10/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Does anyone have ideas or suggestions/tips for planning a birthday party for a two-year old? I've got some ideas and I've fleshed some things out, but I would like to know what others are doing and possibly spark some more ideas for my son's party. Thanks! :)

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Kellie - posted on 03/11/2011

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I too had a small party. I made homemade cupcakes and I bought a kit to fill them with chocolate pudding. I arranged them to look like a cake and the decorated it. I just bought the cake toppers of the cars movie. Little hands can hold them better than a piece of cake. I also bought some bubbles, a bubble gun, balloons, and chalk, and since my 2 year olds b-day is in December the also decorated Christmas ornaments. I had some other ornaments for them to paint too. I had finger foods to, like olives, carrots, apples, oranges, bananas, pineapple, dips for both fruits and veggies. I also had nachos, hot dogs and ravioli. It seems to me when they are this young most of the food is for the parents. I didn't want to muck sugar there besides the cupcakes. They were a bright group of kids that figured out how to play stop and go! It was fun. I only had the party for about 3 hours.

Louise - posted on 03/11/2011

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I did not throw a big party for a second birthday party as my daughter was happy enough and at times over whelmed with all the presents from family and friends. Just remember that at two children tire very quickly and that is when they get grumpy. The first big party my children had were aged 4 when they could understand simple games like pass the parcel and musical statues.

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Robin - posted on 03/11/2011

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I didn't throw a big party for my daughters 2nd either. I did however set the time for starting right after her nap. I instructed all guests to arrive before she got up and I waited to decorate till she was asleep. First this made me sure that she wouldn't be too tired to start the party and also when she got up from her nap I changed her and took her to the kitchen where everyone said "surprise". With the balloons and other decorations, and all the other people she was surprised. We sang happy birthday, opened gifts, had cake and ice cream, and the kids ran around outside for a bit. Goody bags handed out and everybody went home. About every couple days she still says "surprise" and "happy birthday" - 6 months later!

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