Planning for toddler birthday parties can be difficult for the parents but don’t let it be the source of undue stress. Below are some things that you can add to your checklist when planning your toddler birthday parties.
Before preparing the things that you need for any toddler birthday parties, the first steps that you need to take are to create a guest list and decide the time, date and venue of the party.
Write down the names of your child’s friends at daycare and the relatives that you would be inviting over. Send the invitation to your guests, preferably with an RSVP so that you would have an idea of how many people would be coming over to celebrate your child’s special day. Call those who have not responded to the RSVP two days before the party to get a better estimate of the number of people who would be at the party and prepare accordingly.
Make sure that aside from being fun, your toddler birthday parties should also be safe for both your toddler’s guests and their parents. When planning an indoor party, allocate a room with ample space for everyone to move around. If there are numerous entry points to the room, try to put some of the décor to make sure that most of the entry points are blocked and there’s only one that would also be an easy access point to the bathroom and diaper changing area. This particular entry point should not give the children access to other rooms of the house to prevent any accidents.
Electrical appliances and sharp objects pose danger to both the parents of the children and the children too. Try to keep them away from your guests. They would greatly appreciate it. When planning your menu, take into consideration that the attention of the parents of your little one’s guests should not be taken away from their little ones.
Prepare refreshment and food that they can easily put down if the need arises. Children love candies and peanuts, but do not serve them at toddler birthday parties. These small food items pose a choking hazard given the excitement level during games and other activities that you have planned for the party. Remember these basics and you will be able to prepare for your toddler’s birthday parties and make the special day more meaningful and memorable both to your children and their guests.