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Age characteristics

Toddlers like being the center of attention! They enjoy other children but may have difficulty interacting with each other while they play. They also love to feel they have accomplished something such as memorizing words to a song or placing that last block on top of the ABC tower.

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Guest list

Toddlers  enjoy being with other children. If your child is in a play group, invite the children in the group. Or invite the children of your family, friends, and neighbors. Keep in mind that they may get afraid when the adult accompanying is not present so account for a few extra adults.

Length of party

1- 1 ½ Hours

Entertainment for age

Children at this age tire easily so try to keep the party simple and flexible so that you can keep their attention. They are beginning to learn about themselves and the world around them.  They enjoy singing, dancing, finger and copying games.

Toddlers sometimes get confused with what is real and pretend, therefore entertainers such as clowns and make-believe characters are great to amuse them.


Keep games short and simple.

Follow the Leader

Sit in a circle and play finger games such as :

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

This Little Piggy

Pat-a Cake, Pat-a-Cake

Safety for age

Childproof your home, covering sockets and closing off bedroom doors, exit and entry ways so that children don’t wander. Avoid foods and items that are choking hazards, such as broken balloons, small party favors, hard candles, hot dogs and popcorn.

Cars, Trucks and Trains Party

Two-Two Train 2nd Birthday Basic Party Pack

Birthday Child’s Starring Role

What is your child’s favorite toy having to do with transportation? Is your child interested in being an engineer, ship captain or a pilot? Work together to find fun transportation props, including hats and whistles.


Be creative!

Thomas Whistles

Party Settings

Transform a room into a train station or airport with cardboard, scissors and markers. Use your imagination. How about designing an enormous time schedule with all of your child’s favorite destinations in mind?

And how about being super creative with the invitations and having them printed on a custom train ticket? It will get the guests into the party mood before they even get there.


Party Fun & Games

Select several storybooks with transportation themes. Try to find one book that represents every mode of transportation you can think of. Then give each child a prop that represents the various operators in the books.

Party Leader

For this celebration, you can get someone who sings, plays the guitar and can tell a story with all the bells and whistles.

Party Tunes

There is a huge selection of “transportation music” available out there. Don’t forget old favorites like “The Wheels on the Bus” and “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.”

Party Refreshments

Set out a variety of mini sandwiches, chips, fruit and soda on a table with toy cars scattered between the spread. Surprise your child with  vehicle shaped sandwiches.

Party Finale

For the finale, line the partygoers up for a parade. Play music and wave as the guests stroll by.

Birthday Presents & Favors

Hand out toy vehicles as party favors. Personalized place mats are also a great touch to a party. It sets the table during the meal as well as being a nice little keepsake for the guests.


Decorate Your Own Vehicle Magnets Party Favor

Decorate Your Own Train Party Favor

Decorate Your Own Race Car Party Favor

Party Tips

If there is extra time, consider sitting the partygoers in a circle and giving each one the opportunity to talk about their favorite travel adventure.

Disney Cars Party Ultimate Box

Thomas Birthday Box

Little Truck Party Party Box