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.
Whether your birthday child is loving Scooby Doo on the tv screen or obsessed with his pooch at home, puppy parties are great for any dog lover. Give your party a canine feel with our easy party tips.
Invite the whole gang to be a ‘meddling kid’ at your child’s Scooby-Doo Party, or have them all pick their favorite type of dog from a group of images that you hang around the party space. If you want a scooby Doo party, decorate your home with brown and black balloons and streamers. Hang blown up pictures of Scooby-Doo characters, monsters and ghosts on the walls. Hand out doggy ears or dog ear hats to all the guests so they can feel more K9 for the day.
Party Fun & Games
Shaggy Says (Simon Says)
Pin the tail on the puppy
Musical Monsters (Musical Chairs)
Name that dog (show pictures of different breeds and have the members of two different teams battle out for the dog knowledge award)
Play Scooby-Doo, Where are you? (Hide little stuffed animals or pictures of Scooby-Doo and let the children have a scavenger hunt to find them)
Feed the puppy (variation of bean bag toss)
A Clue from Scooby-Doo: Play a mystery gamewhere the clues will lead you to a special prize.
Play dog charades where the kids have to act out words but can only bark and act like dogs.
A costumed character is a great add-on to this party. It’s like being at Disneyland with the costumed characters, but without the long lines! Talk to the entertainer about possible activities he can do with the kids or stories he can tell.
You can also hire a couple of trained dogs to show up at your party. Children love animals and being able to play with them. Just make sure the children are old enough and that none of them are frightened of dogs.
Scooby snacks are not just for dogs! Make your child’s favorite cookie in the shape of a dog bone, using a bone cookie cutter.
Serve foods inside large dog bowls. Serve popcorn and call it kibble.
Get creative with the names of your foods. Instead of having children sit at a table, let them sit on the floor on large dog cushions. Place paw prints leading your guests from the entrance of your house to the party area. With a sharpie, write down each child’s name on a dog bone and use it as their place marker. You can also use the bones as food labels to indicate what each item on the table is.
Birthday Presents & Favors