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Entertain Babies and Toddlers with these great Birthday Party Ideas

Birthdays are major milestones in both children and parents’ lives. If you’re looking for ideas on how to celebrate that special first, second, or third birthday, check out our tips.

Toddlers at the Zoo

Musical Baby

Baby on Sesame Street®

Bonus Tips

  1. Keep the party short and sweet. For ages 1-3, an hour or an hour and a half is usually sufficient.
  2. Plan the party to begin in the late morning or late afternoon, when babies aren’t too tired.
  3. Get extra help – whether it’s family members, other parents, friends or hiring a babysitter or two to assist you with the party planning and hosting.
  4. Keep the babies busy so they don’t become bored or restless, but don’t overwhelm them with activities; keep it simple.
  5. Invite parents to come so they can watch their babies play safely and enjoy the fun.

Lastly, take billions of pictures and videos! Children have birthdays every year, but each one is special. Documenting their parties is a great way to cherish those memories over time.

Share your party with us on Facebook and Instagram.

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Written by: Penny Warner

Penny Warner has more than 25 years of experience as an author and party planner. She has published more than 50 books, including 16 specific to parties. Additionally, Warner writes a weekly newspaper column on family life, penned a column for Sesame Street Parents magazine and has appeared on several regional and national TV morning programs. Her latest book, 'How to Host a Killer Party', debuted in February 2010 from NAL/Penguin.

Written by: Balloon Time