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.
Construction Party Birthday Box
Birthday Child’s Starring Role
With a yellow construction hat, a tool belt and a whistle, your child will enjoy being the contractor in charge of all the little workers
Place an orange and white barrier with construction zone Tape outside your front door. Build your own temporary scaffolding above the front doorway entry. Hang signs reading “Danger: Construction Zone !” Or use Caution Tape . And hand out Construction Hats and Construction Worker Vests for all your little builders.
You can start the party decorating before the party too, these great personalized invitations really get the guests into the construction mood prior to the party!
Party Fun & Games
Have a Lego Building Contest. Come up with categories so everyone wins – tallest, biggest, most creative, etc. Give each guest the same number of blocks.
Build a card house. Each guest can take a turn adding a card to the structure.
The radio is on the floor playing the birthday child’s favorite station!
Pizza and Fruit Punch Flavored Gatorade should satisfy the hunger and thirst of these busy construction workers! Serve drinks in a cool Construction Cone Cup (1).
For dessert, you can serve delicious dirt. Bake lots of Brownies (the dirt) and place them on a CLEAN shovel, in a pail. Use these ‘handy’ candles to sing Happy Birthday to.
Birthday Presents & Favors
After the whistle blows, the children will enjoy leaving with their very own mini tool boxes to help around the home.
Make sure there are no nails, sharp objects or dangerous tools accessible to the children!