My terrible two is turning terrific three! My very boisterous baby girl is going to leave the terrible twos behind and turn into a sweet princess, right? Haha, I know it’s farfetched for the transformation to happen overnight, but for now, let’s worry about this party.
First Question: Do little kids have parties?
Second question: She doesn’t have friends, so who do I invite?
Third question: What do I do?
Last year I threw her a party and invited all of my family and bought a delicious tres leches cake. Everyone came for the cake, since I really only cooked a ziti (my fall back dish) and had chips and soda. I don’t want to do that this year. I didn’t do too much decorating, since my daughter was in a weird phase where she really liked Pacos (this is what she calls dogs, because our dog’s name is Baby Paco) and princesses. I tried to throw her a puppy princess themed party but it fell apart in the planning stages after a trip to the party store and my creative juices not flowing very well. How many princesses have puppies who wear tiaras? This year, I am doing a little research and hitting up my library resources.
The PBS Parents site gave me information on how to plan a party for young kids. According to them, at age three, kids will enjoy a party. Luckily, they also say no longer than 90 minutes should be the time span. They also have great ideas for younger children like themes and games to play.
The library has excellent children’s party planning books.
Children’s Party Planning
Easy cookbooks and entertainment manuals
I am the Pinterest queen so obviously, that is another resource I’m looking into. The PML Pinterest page has great party planning ideas for different themes as well as food and party games and crafts.
With these sources, I am able to answer two of my questions. Now, I just need to figure out whom to invite. I’m thinking family again but this time, they will be impressed. No Pacos this year, but maybe princesses!