Spring Birthday Party Ideas for ToddlersAlison Wood |10, March 2013
The earth is being sprinkled with pastel colors, birds are singing a cheerier song and the sun is providing extra bright sunshine to make the days full of gigormous amounts of outside fun! What a great time to celebrate your little one. If he has a birthday during Spring, here are some fun ideas to get your party started!
Schedule the party in the morning.
Toddlers are infamous for tantrums and these are normally brought on by sleepiness and hunger. Avoid this conflict on his special day by scheduling the party in his freshest hours. After he has had breakfast, is bathed, dressed and ready to play, let the games begin! Your party day will be much more productive if celebrating during the morning hours.
Though you want all your friends and family to take joy in your little tyke's special day, it is best o keep the guest list short and sweet. Too many people can cause over-stimulation and anxiety to your tiny tot. Stick with a few close friends and family members for extra smiles and hugs.
Include some water fun!
Little ones love to play in water! Since the weather is heating up, turn on the sprinklers and let the kids enjoy running through the water. Using sprinklers instead of the pool cuts down on the stress of having to nervously watch several kids in one or several kiddy pools. Sprinklers are safer and a sure win with little ones. Choose some of their favorite character sprinklers for added fun. Throw in a few slip n' slides as well. Ask all guests to bring the following:
- bug spray
- extra set of dry clothes
Kids of all ages love to play ball. Make the party toddler-friendly by playing T-ball. Don't keep score and just let the little ones take as many swings as necessary until they get a hit!
Pick a cool dessert.
As temperatures rise, kids and adults love the slushy and ice-cold drinks and desserts. Prepare homemade slushies and include fun, silly straws. Check out this easy-to-make recipe here. How about some home-churned ice cream? The ice cream makers drop in price during spring and summer and the recipes are easy peasy! Check out this fun homemade ice cream recipe.
Make a craft.
Little kids love creating masterpieces. Choose something simple with little materials. Just crayons, stamps, lots of colored paper and glue can be enough for kiddos to have fun. Also, try making easy spring collages. Before your pint-sized guests arrive, cut out pictures from magazines of spring things, animals and anything associated with your birthday theme. Let them glue them on to construction paper and voila! Easy, crafty collages for the kids to take home.
Fly a kite.
Grab a few cheap kites from the store and let each guest fly their own kite with adult assistance. Kids can also make their own kites as a craft activity at the party. Here's a tutorial if you need some guidance. Watch the smiles and listen to the giggles as kids watch their kites soar in the March winds.
Choose a favorite character.
Does your toddler love Curious George, Thomas the Train or Elmo? Use this as your party theme to bring your child's dreams to life! Grab some themed plates, cups, napkins, party favors and a character cake. Takes lots of pictures for him to remember his best birthday ever.
Try out these creative ideas to make your party planning fun and easy. Feel free to offer your toddler-friendly party ideas that were a great success in the comments section below. Happy Spring partying!Alison Wood is a stay-at-home mom of six and freelance writer and blogger. She enjoys raising her six children and desires to share her experiences to help other mothers.
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