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.
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.
Cat in the Hat Party
Birthday Child’s Starring Role
It is not just any day
They must dress in a special way
The birthday child looks like a cat
And gets to wear the tallest hat
The party may be rather soon
At home and in the afternoon
Have lots of balloons - red, white and blue
And don’t forget the Wallies (Dr. Seuss Giant Wall Decals ) too
Inform all guests
Party Fun & Games
It is time for play
It is time for fun
It is time for games
What can be done?
1. Gold Fish Toss: Children toss a stuffed bean bag fish into the fish bowl.
2. The Cat Says (Simon Says)
3. Pin the Hat on the Cat
4. Decorate the topsy turvy cake
Hire a face painter to paint some whiskers and a nose
The birthday child can have a say
He should, she should have their way
In order not to go wrong
Play the Birthday child’s favorite song
You would not, should not serve green food
That would be very, very rude
You should, you could serve pizza and cake
Along with whatever else you make
Punch is a great choice for a drink
As is an orange golden fish.
The handsomest cats in town show off their style
As they parade along the cat walk for a little while
Birthday Presents & Favors
Make sure all children have a grin
Make sure all children always win
When the party is over at the end of the day
Somebody has to clean it all away
Somebody, somebody has to, you see
Pick out two somebodies who volunteer for free