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.
Mickey Mouse Party
Birthday Child’s Starring Role
The Birthday child can be the leader of the Mickey Mouse Pack. Each guest is a Mouseketeer! Don’t forget the Mickey Mouse Ears . Personalize them with each child’s name with markers and allow them to wear it throughout the party and on their way home.
If you can rent a room at a Disney store that’s perfect, but if not you can create the Disney atmosphere at home.
Use Mickey’s signature colors to decorate your party room, black red and white. Have lots of balloons and streamers to add color.
Decorate your party table with a centerpiece made from a big block of swiss cheese with a Mickey Mouse toy sitting on top of the cheese holding a dozen balloons. Decorate your walls with Mickey posters or a wall decal.
Hire a costumed character to attend your party. It would have to be Mickey of course, or make Mickey and Minnie do a guest appearance. Make sure to have a camera handy and take lot’s of pictures, the kids will love this feature without the long waiting lines from Disney World.
Party Fun & Games
Sing songs, read Mickey stories, and have some hands on activity. Have the children color their own mickey mouse shaped cookies with edible paint markers.
Use a cookie cutter to cut sandwiches and pizza in the shape of Mickey’s head and ears. Serve an assortment of cheeses, a mouse’s favorite treat.
Use this beautiful edible fruit arrangement as your centerpiece and as a healthy snack.
Use this great cake topper to add character to your cake.
The Disney Classics CD or the soundtrack from Fantasia.
Birthday Presents & Favors
There are a lot of Disney stores around large city areas, and even online. Find trinket toys that you can put in a favor bag, just make sure they are age appropriate. Figurines, pens, stickers, mini stuffed Mickeys, you name it! In our case, we love the Disney Mickey Fun and Friends Party Favor Value Pack and Disney Mickey Fun and Friends Party Favor Box, they are a no work required duo.
This set of 4 Kaleidoscopes is also great to add to a make your own goody bag.