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Toddler Birthday Party Theme Ideas

Updated on April 7, 2015
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Fun Themes for Children Age 1 Year, 2 Years or 3 Years Old

Are you looking for ideas to delight your child and his or her young pals? Here are a bunch to get you started!

Birthday parties for little kids are so much fun to plan. Small children are so easily delighted by their favorite things and characters. What does the child in your life love most?

Thinking about those things makes picking a theme and brainstorming ideas for games, decorations, invitations, and more go smoothly.

Once you have picked a theme (or color) for the party, you can start searching for related products, craft instructions, cake decoration suggestions and whatever else you want available on your child's special day.

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A Bunch of Toddler Birthday Party Theme Ideas!

  • Horses or Ponies
  • Monkey Theme
  • Turtle Party
  • Circus!
  • Rainbows
  • Bugs
  • Baby Bottle or Sippy-Cup Shaped Cake
  • Sesame Street
  • Trucks
  • Ducks
  • Green, Blue, Red!
  • Balloon-a-rama,
  • Chuck E. Cheese party
  • McDonald's playland extravaganza
  • Sports Theme
  • Girly Theme (Ballet, Pink lace)
  • Sing-A-Long
  • Rent a Bounce House
  • Beachy fun
  • Fish and Ocean
  • Park Play (keep it simple!)
  • Visit to a Children's Museum
  • Visit to the Zoo
  • Tricycle Decorating event (for riding aged children)
  • Hawaiian Luau
  • Cinderella Party
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Pirate Birthday
  • Superheros
  • Storybook
  • Face Painting
  • Kitty or Doggy
  • Coloring Party

Consider Hiring a Face Painter or Try Face Painting Yourself!

Face Painting is lots of fun and can match the birthday party theme! If you or a pal are artsy, you may be able to do the painting on your own. For safety and best results, purchase quality non-toxic paints made specifically for faces.

Snazaroo Face Paints are the Best! - Great Colors, Make-Up Quality, Easy to Use!

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      5 years ago

      We should make a cow cake for our cow-loving little girl (she turns 3 this year).

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      6 years ago

      cute ideas!

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      6 years ago

      Really cute ideas for Toddler Birthday Parties. Any one of them would bring delight to little people. Thanks for all.

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      flicker lm 

      6 years ago

      Lots of wonderful ideas for toddler birthday parties!

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      6 years ago from Maryland

      My daughter's first birthday is next month and I haven't decided what to do yet...cute ideas here! :)

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      6 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for the ideas

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      7 years ago

      You just came up with ideas for everyone here for very special toddler birthdays, just remember the camera to catch all the fun. I love the picture of the butterfly face painting, that toddler looks to be in heaven!


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