Celebration! How To Properly Plan Your Child’s Second Birthday

Are you wondering how to properly plan your child’s second birthday? First of all, congratulations! Your baby’s now 2 years old, which means he or she has come a long way ever since coming out your womb.

More likely than not, they’ve probably learned how to utter words, crawl, or even stand up and walk at this point, and there’s no one else to thank for that other than you, the parent!

However, just like how your child’s physical body and habits are changing, there’s also going to be a shift in how you’ll have to hold celebrations! We’re talking, of course, about his or her 2nd birthday, which could be a little daunting at first.

Don’t worry, though, we’re here to help you prepare for it and make it one to remember!

Brace yourself, because we here at Babybalu are about to give you the lowdown on what to expect and prepare for when it comes to coming up with the best 2nd birthday celebration for your cherished tot.

1. Simplicity is the key!

Yes, we all know that nothing is more important to you than your child, which is probably why you’re willing to go all out when it comes to celebrating their birthday. After all, your kid only deserves the best, and this is no less apparent when you held their first birthday party.

But, now that we’re on your little prince or princess’ second one, it’s better to go for a more intimate celebration. For one, keep the guest list short and sweet: your close relatives and you and your child’s closest friends should make up for its entirety.

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2. Make the celebration as colorful as it can be

Who wants a bland celebration?child eating

Now, it’s pretty simple to have a colorful birthday party, but the key is in trying to find just the perfect theme to accompany all those colors. For this, you have pre-made themes with materials you could get at your local party

For this, you have pre-made themes with materials you could get at your local party favor store, such as Sesame Street or Looney Tunes characters.

However, you can always step up your game by going with a DIY project, in which case the possibilities are only limited by your own imagination.

3. Keep the young guests abuzz

Sure, a roomful of little kids could make any parent squeal with joy because of all the cuteness, but consider this: any one of those kids could go on a tantrum and you’ll end up trying to calm them down instead of admiring them.

So, to keep those little tykes from making a racket, it’s ideal that you plan a whole slate of activities they could keep themselves busy with.

Now, if it’s too much for you to handle all those kids, it’d be of tremendous help if you have someone else there to assist you.

Here’s a great activity idea: try hiring a storyteller from the nearby library or an entertainer that could perform magic tricks. Now, if you’re having a hard time looking for proper entertainment, it’s always a great idea to ask other parents about it; they’re an invaluable resource you should make the most out of.

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4. Let the grownups have some fun, too!

The kids can’t properly have fun if their guardians aren’t, right?

So make sure that you allot room in the event for some grownup food and drinks.

A few beers or a couple of buckets of wine and some finger foods could do just the trick.

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5. Last but not least, remember to keep it cool

There is absolutely no need for you to pull your hair over your kid’s second birthday party. After all, they’ll be too young to remember any of it, anyway, so why stress yourself too much.

What we’re trying to say is simple: calm down and enjoy yourself, too! We hope that you liked this article about how to properly plan your child’s second birthday. Feel free to share your thoughts with us.