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.
Teddy Bear Party
A Teddy Bear party is all about the cute cuddly stuffed animal that your child can’t let go of and can’t fall asleep without. Invite all the guests to bring their teddy bear for this party. Send out this adorable invitation to get the excitement started.
Decorate your party room with everything teddy. Pull out your child’s collection of teddy bears and display them around the room.
Use soft golden and honey colors for the streamers and balloons.
Give out partyhats to all the guests when they arrive.
If you want to take your party (and your wallet) up a notch, you can always go to a Build a Bear where children can make their own teddies instead of bringing their own. This becomes a fun activity and a favor all in one.
Hire a storyteller or a musician who is experienced with children to teach your guests a multitude of songs.
Party Fun & Games
Tell the children the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears or show them this online version. Enlist dad and an older sibling to read the different voices in the story!
If your child likes Winnie the Pooh, why not read some of those stories?
Teddy grahams in a large see through container will add a lot of enjoyable cookie snacking for both children and grown ups. There are 3 or 4 different flavors of teddy grahams so display them and label them accordingly.
Offset the mini teddy cookies with a larger version of the teddy cookie using a teddy cookie cutter. If you are feeling even more creative, cut a rice krispy threat into a teddy shape and then use M&Ms to make the eyes.
Display jars of colorful gummy bears or these giant ones.
Use this mini honey pot as a centerpiece for your teddy table.
Pink Teddy Bear Cupcake Candle
Personalized First Birthday Teddy Bear Candy Jars
Nursery rhymes or a Winnie the Pooh sound track are a nice backdrop to this party. You might even catch your little ones singing along.
Send your guests and their teddies home with a little snack for the road. Pack them a little pack of teddy grahams and gummy bears. If you didn’t ask guests to bring their teddy bears, give them a small stuffed teddy bear that they can call their own.