Sometimes as parents of tiny people, we can feel the pressure (or maybe the desire) to put on an elaborate, Pinterest-perfect party with color coordinating tablescapes and mountains of matching snackies. If you love putting on big parties for your youngsters and entertaining large groups of people, have at it! But, if you would rather opt for an easier option, here are a few summer party ideas to make your toddler’s special day unforgettable.
Make sure to check out this article for tips on how to throw a great party.
Set up a table in a shady spot in your yard and invite a few of your child’s best friends over for an iced tea party with small sandwiches and cupcakes. You can get as involved as you would like with the theme and could include wand making, dress up or even crown decorating.
There’s nothing like the pool on a hot summer day! And those days make for some perfect summer party ideas. Invite your friends and family to a pool for fun and popsicles or another cool treat. This is easy, affordable and involves little planning; truly, a no hassle party to remember.
Try renting out a community space at your local YMCA or community center. By moving the party away from home, you won’t have to worry about any clean up or mess and it will be a fun summer party idea for your kids.
Hop on Google and search for a local splash pad in your neighborhood. They are often located at neighborhood parks and are either free or have minimal cost. If you want to bring toys for the kids to play with, check out this article about the best outdoor toys.
There’s nothing like a kids party to fill up bags and bags of trash! Instead, this year, have some friends over for a snack buffet, flower planting using recycled cans and nature coloring sheets. Choose cloth napkins and glass plates and cups instead of paper and ask your guests to wrap their gifts in something that can be reused or recycled. What a great way to celebrate and show you care for the planet at the same time! This summer party idea is definitely one to be remembered.
When conjuring up fun summer party ideas, don’t forget this bubble party! What kiddo doesn’t love bubbles?! Fill up a drink server with bubble liquid and let the kids go wild. You could even try making your own wands or bubble blowing contests.
Many local breweries have large outdoor spaces for mingling on hot summer days. Because those first couple birthdays often seem like they’re more for mom and dad than baby, try inviting a few of your friends for a beer tasting. Bring the birthday baby and some toys to play with their friends on the green grass while you get to relax and connect with yours.
Do a quick search online and look for play places for children like bounce houses, tumble gyms and trampoline venues. Often these venues will have party packages and you have to do little more than bake a cake and foot the bill.
Visit your local craft shops like a Michaels or small town shop. Usually, they have spaces available to host parties that come with craft making and much more!
Collect some large boxes from an appliance store to create a free cardboard castle for your child and their friends to play in for hours! Add a batch of cupcakes and some juice boxes and you’re ready to roll!
Planning a party can be as simple or complex as you’d like. If you’re looking for summer party ideas packed with fun without all the work, give one of these ideas a shot and have a Happy Birthday summer babies!