When it comes to planning kid's birthday parties, those first few can be the toughest. It can be a real struggle trying to plan a party for a room full of toddlers. If you've hit a brick wall trying to plan the perfect party for your toddler, it might be time to go at it from a different angle. Here are four simple suggestions that will make your toddler's party downright memorable.
Every birthday party comes with a birthday cake. Instead of having the traditional birthday cake, try having individual cupcakes instead. While ordinary cupcakes aren't that unique, having a decorating station is. To create a memorable moment for your toddler – and their guests – let them decorate their own cupcakes. Set plain cupcakes out on a table with bowls of different types of toppings and icings. The little ones will have plenty of fun decorating their cupcakes.
Bring on the Balloons
If you've seen plenty of clowns, princesses and cowboys at birthday parties, it's time to bring on the balloons. Hire a professional balloon artist to come out and entertain the kids. One of the great things about balloon artists is that they can create balloon designs for kids of all ages. Your toddlers party guests will get to go home with a balloon creation of their very own. Be sure to have the balloon artist stay for the entire party. That way, you won't have to deal with a long line of kids waiting for their balloon at one time. For more information, see a website such as ladyballoon.com.
Say Yes to Less
If your toddler already has a room full of toys, and you're dreading the thought of finding room for more, say yes to less. Include a brief message in your invitations asking for books instead of toys. You can also request that donations be made to the local library or pediatric unit at the local hospital instead.
Make it a Potluck
It can be a real chore trying to plan food for a toddler party. You need to worry about likes, dislikes, and food allergies. Instead of stressing over the menu, make it a potluck party. Have guests bring their toddlers favorite dish, plus their favorite dish. Once everyone arrives, you'll have a wide variety of foods for toddlers, and their parents.
Planning your toddler's birthday party doesn't have to be stressful. Use the fun suggestions provided here to create the perfect party for your little one.