10 Things About Toddler Birthday Parties

10 Things About Toddler Birthday Parties

1.       You went from not having a first birthday party (“it’s not like he’ll remember it”) to organising something that would rival a Queen’s garden party.

2.       You had forgotten how fun doing the Okey-Cokey is but now you’re one of the first up at a kids’ party.

3.       You will instinctively know the hand movements to kids songs that you’ve never even heard before – and display them enthusiastically

4.       You will carry your small toddler for at least 50% of a party, even if it’s theirs. They will only want to participate until halfway through one of the final tunes.

5.       If games are involved, your child will not return or share the toys on at least one occasion.

6.       You will steal some of the sweeties or cake from the party bag

7.       Someone put a whistle in the party bag, right? Don’t judge, you’ll be on Amazon buying them like the rest of us soon enough

8.       Relatives will inevitably congregate near the food while the young’uns (ahem) and parents throw some shapes on the dancefloor – at 2 O’Clock in the afternoon

9.       These are highlights of your social calendar – the kids love them and you get to catch up with some pals

10.   You’ll say “next year, we won’t bother,”…. But you will


Or is it just me?

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  1. mummy here and there
    1st February 2018 / 8:38 pm

    I do love i ookie kookie and jelly and ice-cream sounds a fab way to celebrate your birthday X

  2. 1st February 2018 / 11:08 am

    Not just you at all. Although I never say number 10. My kids always get a party even if it’s just a small family one when they are young. Thanks for joining #bloggerpinparty

    • 1st February 2018 / 12:05 pm

      We did one for Small Boy’s first birthday, but didn’t for his second. We had hoped to do something with a few friends at our “new house” but the move fell through and then he had scarlet fever so he spent his birthday down the hospital. This year we are going to have a play date with friends but go away for his birthday itself. A seaside break for 5 days at a Butlins break to see Mr Tumble!!! We are all very excited.

  3. 1st February 2018 / 10:50 am

    Hehe, I recognise this from some parties we’ve been to ☺️ When it comes to throwing our own parties, it’s a little bit different due to our son’s autism. (Also, he’s not a toddler anymore) #bloggerpinparty

    • 1st February 2018 / 12:08 pm

      It must be quite challenging to have a “traditional” party when you have have to consider the environment. Our Small Boy isn’t mad keen on big groups or organised activity, and would prefer to play on his own or with me most of the time, so having a big party seems like we would be doing it for us rather than him. I never had a fuss made of my birthday so I want to do something, but I’m not sold on the big party idea. Perhaps a few friends around with kids, or a visit to somewhere he likes. This year it’s a little break by the seaside.

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