Planning birthday parties for toddlers can be a lot of work.
Parents need to come up with ideas that are liked by toddlers, who are known for their picky tastes, and that are manageable.
A party that is too rowdy can be overwhelming for a toddler, while a party that is too boring will likely not be remembered by them.
To help parents out, we've come up with a list of 6 great children's birthday party ideas. These ideas are sure to please even the pickiest of toddlers and will make for a birthday fondly remembered.
DIY Pizza Party
Toddlers love pizza. It's a fact of life. So, why not make their birthday party all about pizza? A DIY pizza party is a great way to let them have fun and be creative.
Let kids join in and make pizza dough together. They will love mixing ingredients and kneading the dough.
Once the pizza base is done, prepare a range of different ingredients for children to pick and choose, making pizzas as they like.
They might create some interesting or stranger toppings, but rest assured that they will have a great time in the process and they will enjoy taking the ownership.
Plus, you will have yummy pizzas and don't need to worry about the food for the party anymore.
Messy Art Party
Allowing kids to do messy art play is proven to be very helpful for their development. So, a messy art party will be not only great fun but also educational.
Set up different stations with diverse materials and let the little ones go wild. They can finger paint, make slime, or do tie-dye. Utilize old sheets to lay down on the floor or outside so that the mess can be contained somewhat.
Remember to give enough space (both physically and mentally) for the kids to be creative. They will undoubtedly make some mess but the sensory experience and creative practice will make them very happy and it will be worth it in the end.
For many little girls, there is nothing more magical than being a princess. So, why not make their birthday party all about it?
You can decorate the venue with all things princess: glitters, sparkles, and pastel-colored decorations. Hire a local princess to come and visit the birthday girl and hang out with the kids.
The birthday girl can dress up as a princess. You can even provide princess dress-up costumes for all the girls at the party. Kids can have a great time putting on some pretty dresses, crowns, crystal shoes and many other accessories.
When they're dressed as princesses, you can then talk about what it means to be a princess and how should a princess behave.
It's a fantastic opportunity to teach our girls that it takes a lot more than looking pretty to be a princess and that they are princesses no matter how they look or what they wear, as long as they have the princess quality - brave, confident and kind.
Bounce House Party
This is one of the favorites among our customers. A bounce house is a great way to add some excitement and fun to any party. It's perfect for an outdoor party in the summertime.
You can either rent a bounce house or buy one if you think you will use it more than once. We have a couple of bounce houses.
The classic one comes with a slide. It's been one of our bestsellers for a long time.
The unicorn bounce house is loved by many girls. The giant bounce castle is a great option for kids parties. All of them are made with top quality materials, making them very sturdy, durable and safe.
Kids will love jumping up and down on a bounce house at a party. They can play games, have races or simply enjoy bouncing around. And you don't need to worry about them getting dirty as they will be having so much fun that they will not even notice.
Play Tent Party
A play tent party is a great option for a winter birthday party when you can't be outside as much or when the weather is not great.
It's very simple. Prepare one of a couple of play tents or teepee tents and decorate them as you like. Make sure you get plenty of toys and activities ready that can be played with while kids are in the tent.
This is one of the easiest party setups. But kids love it. They love being given a special space for them and for them only. They can play games, read books, make music, or simply being silly there. It's a great way to make them feel special and loved.
Get Them In The Game
This is a perfect party option for active kids who love playing sports or games.
You can set up different stations with different games. And you can make it as simple or as complicated as you want.
For example, you can have a basketball stand set up. Kids can play as teams or do some shootout. It can be played indoor or outdoor, and shouldn't take up much space.
Just remember to keep the game friendly. Always encourage the kids to collaborate rather than compete.
Or you can set up a mini play golf course. Even if not all the kids are familiar with the rules, they'd learn very quickly and enjoy it a lot. It's a great party activity to keep the kids active but not overexcited.
Children love birthday parties. They are always excited about it. And there is nothing better than seeing the smile on their face when they are surrounded by their friends and family, having fun and enjoying themselves.
We hope you found these ideas helpful and that you will be able to use them to make your child's birthday party a success.