You want this special day to be great fun and to avoid sadness and tears. Here are a few party tips for toddler parties that will help you while you are planning your little ones fun day.
An example of a Simple Party Time Frame Planner:
This will give you an idea about the number of games or activities that you may need, it’s good to have game or play ideas ready, the last thing you want is bored, crying little babies, but as we’ve said before, experience has taught us that this age group prefer free play and these natural little entertainers can easily send all your rigid game plans out the window.
10:15 – 10:45
Mix of lively and quiet games, and perhaps the Happy Birthday Serenade
10:45 – 11:00
Free play, nappy changes, washing hands (best if you announce this) and have mild soapy water in bowls ready with paper towels on a veranda or on the grass, we worship "less mess" (only for now :)
11:00 – 11:30
Party drinks with finger foods, birthday cake, candles and song/music.
Perhaps a lively circle game or race that includes mom's to end.
Free play can continue while parents finish their drinks and get ready to leave.
You may prefer a morning party between 10:00-12:00 for little ones, you don't want to interfere with their nap times and also provide enough time for them to settle down after all the action. Don't be surprised if your own won't nap, lots of gifts and treats create enormous excitement and it is just natural to want to play with all the new goodies and temptations.
A few decorations, food, drinks, wash-up and play! It's that easy!
Little ones often receive so many gifts, it's a good idea to put a
few away as surprises and entertainment for later. This will help them
to truly enjoy each and every gift without feeling they have to play
with everything at once and they also won't to get tired of everything all at
Fun and Games:
Fun and games for your toddlers party is high on the list, we have grouped a few fun game suggestions and ideas
for ages 1 and 2 years old here. If there will be any older friends or
siblings, you can find suggestions for 3 - 5 years old over at our Preschooler party games.
Foods you may want to consider instead of sticky sweets:
These are just some examples of foods that are a fun and healthy
alternative for sugar loaded treats, which other parents may appreciate.The secret is "make it colorful so that the eyes want to eat it".
Raisin boxes or any other type of dried fruit parcels, small
cheese or fruit pizza squares, bran muffins, bread fingers and bread shapes,
cocktail sausages, small sausage rolls and quiches, slices of fresh
vegetables and fruit as well as fruit shapes pressed out with cookie
cutters (melons and cantaloupe, the colorful varieties are great for this), vegetable
crisps (sweet potato, butternut etc.). You may also find some wonderful
ideas on our
Healthy Snacks page.
Hope you found some useful toddler party tips!
HAVE FUN PLANNING YOUR TODDLER PARTY AND A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS FROM US ALL OVER HERE!
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