Birthday party ideas for 2-year-olds tend to be the simplest ones. Now that your kid turns 2, there’s nothing wrong for the ante to be upped! Turning 2 is actually a big milestone for toddlers and parents as well, but this doesn’t mean that your 2-year-old would want a huge and crazy birthday party. These kids just want to eat cake, run free, and have fun. The reason why most parents don’t choose to pay top dollar to rent a space for them because it doesn’t make any sense.
So, why not bring the party to your home? There are plenty of ways to come up with a theme that needs little more than a fun and creative look into your gear closet or fast trip to the mall or supermarket to grab some stuff you need. Your hosting responsibilities should follow a one-to-two-hour window and make sure that you cater to the adults who are invited. At the end of the day, the adults are the only ones who will remember the celebration. Nevertheless, whether you’re keeping the party indoors or taking it outside, here are several tips and ideas to celebrate your child’s 2nd birthday.
Unleash Their Creativity With Painting
This one can be a bit messy but let the kids go crazy for a day! Grab some washable marker, finger paints, and crayons, then place scrolls of craft paper on tabletops or stick some giant sheets of drawing paper along the lower half of a well-protected wall and allow the kids to go crazy. Colouring books are not that expensive, so why not buy some for kids who like to have more structure in their art?
Appreciate Nature and Plants With Gardening
Do you need help with your gardening? Fortunately, toddlers would like to help you with that! Just buy several planters and some seeds and let them plant veggies, fruits, and flowers together however they like. After that, allow each kid to have a small planter to bring home and have them grow it. Meanwhile, you may also buy sale bouquets at your local market and take them apart. Classify the flowers by type and let kids make their own bouquet that they can take home. Bonus points if you have flower-themed treats.
Learn to Love Swimming With a Pool Party
It may be a bit early for them to go swimming depending on where they live. However, you can create a water blob and fill some kiddie tubs in the backyard, allow the kiddos to have their own version of a pool party. Don’t forget to places umbrellas and a snack station to keep the kids happier!
Enjoy Getting Dirty With a Mud Bath
There should be times that you have to embrace a child’s ability to get dirty. Inform the parents to come prepared with an old pair of clothes and a fresh outfit to change into before going home for this one. Buy several kiddie pools and fill them with mud, foam, and water. This is worth buying because you’ll be able to give them a special joy by letting them play in the mud.
Play With Bubbles
Two-year-olds are fond of bubbles. Provide the kids with bubble machines, bubble guns, bubble wands, bubble nets, and buckets full of soap and water and watch them enjoy playing with them.
Superhero Theme Party
Toddlers today are very smart because of the technology that is able to interact. They love watching shows, movies, and short interactive videos online which made them love cartoon characters. So, why not include real-life superheroes with the help of themed party entertainers from a kid’s entertainment provider? You’ll love watching the kids become completely involved in the world of superheroes!
Have Fun at the Local Park Playground
If you don’t have a large backyard for the kids to play in? You may arrange the party at your local park playground and have your child’s friends and their parents meet you there for an unlimited recess. If you like to supply food and drinks, most municipal parks have shelters you can rent by the hour.
Let Them Do Their Favourite Things
Most two-year-olds have a short attention span and they don’t like people telling them what to do. It might be best to get rid of the organized activities and games and just provide your kid with the things that will allow them to have fun. It’s more fun for your kid to have all of their favourite things on their birthday! Buy several decorations that follow your kid’s favourite colour, get their favourite foods and snacks, dance to their favourite music, and play their favourite games or give them the toy that they’ve been wanting to have. Your child’s 2nd birthday should be simply a play date!