Chil­dren’s birth­day

How to celebrate the birthday of a child at 2 years old?

Two years is, per­haps, the age at which the child for the first time is a con­scious par­tic­i­pant in his own birth­day. For most par­ents, their baby is the great­est val­ue, and they pre­pare much more inten­sive­ly for his hol­i­day than for their own. This approach is cor­rect, but let’s not for­get that the hero of the occa­sion is already an inde­pen­dent per­son, which means that the event should revolve around him and be inter­est­ing for the child, and not just for the invit­ed adults.


In order to cor­rect­ly and sen­si­bly cel­e­brate the birth­day of a child, you need to under­stand what a birth­day per­son is like in his 2 years. In fact, many experts believe that the sce­nario of the first cel­e­bra­tion in life as a whole can be repeat­ed and it’s not worth it to puz­zle too much over invent­ing a full-fledged sce­nario for the hero of the occa­sion — sim­ply because he still won’t remem­ber what is hap­pen­ing. Hov­er, one should also not for­get that the hol­i­day, first of all, is with the baby, which means that he should be at least just inter­est­ed.

At the age of two, any child already has some pref­er­ences in every­thing that sur­rounds him. Some games he likes and oth­ers he does­n’t, and the same choosi­ness can be seen in fairy tales and car­toons. Aloud, the birth­day boy is unlike­ly to talk about what he likes, but par­ents should under­stand how to please their child in their every­day reac­tion. All this infor­ma­tion should be cor­rect­ly played up when choos­ing a theme for the hol­i­day: all irri­tants should be removed, sur­round­ing the hero of the occa­sion with only what he is inter­est­ed in. Hov­er, will talk about the choice of top­ics a lit­tle lat­er.

In the mean­time, it is worth pay­ing atten­tion to the fact that at the age of two, a baby can already be quite a social per­son. It all depends on the con­di­tions in which the child was brought up up to this point — while some have to “squeeze out” every word (espe­cial­ly in the pres­ence of oth­er peo­ple’s uncles and aunts), oth­ers are hap­py to make con­tact and chat inces­sant­ly. Of course, it’s too ear­ly to talk about the pres­ence of friends, but if it turned out that com­mu­ni­ca­tion with peers is already tak­ing place in one form or anoth­er, it may be worth orga­niz­ing such a com­pa­ny on your birth­day.

In gen­er­al, the guests will be most­ly adults, but, again, remem­ber that this is a child’s hol­i­day, not yours, so you should not invite peo­ple whom the birth­day boy has nev­er seen and who is not very inter­est­ed in him.

Chil­dren’s cel­e­bra­tions are best done in a play­ful way, but your ideas, of course, must be real­ized by the efforts of a two-year-old child. There can be no ques­tion of strict adher­ence to the script — if the baby sud­den­ly doesn’t like it, it is nec­es­sary to aban­don what caus­es him grief, even if the prepa­ra­tion of the com­pe­ti­tion or game took a lot of time and effort.

If there are sev­er­al chil­dren at the hol­i­day, in all com­pe­ti­tions, kids should only par­tic­i­pate in a team with adults — the birth­day boy may sim­ply be afraid that he was put in the cen­ter in front of every­one and wants some­thing. It is best to come up with con­tests that do not involve obvi­ous losers — even adult par­tic­i­pants should not have a hint of dis­ap­point­ment on their faces, because the hero of the occa­sion is not as incom­pre­hen­si­ble as some­one might think.

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Entourage is a sep­a­rate issue. Let the child not remem­ber this day, but today he should be fine with­out any reser­va­tions. An inte­gral attribute of the hol­i­day is a large fig­ure show­ing how old the hero of the occa­sion is — you can buy it in the form of an inflat­able ball, make it your­self from card­board or col­ored paper, or sim­ply hang pho­tos on the wall in such an order that they resem­ble a deuce.

If you wise­ly do not spend a hol­i­day at a time when chil­dren are sup­posed to sleep, then bright gar­lands and hol­i­day stream­ers will be appro­pri­ate, but not in exces­sive­ly large quan­ti­ties, oth­er­wise you will not be able to put the child to bed until late at night.

Keep in mind that chil­dren, espe­cial­ly if there are sev­er­al of them, are not inter­est­ed in sit­ting at the table with you — they love to crawl and frol­ic. They have a lot of aspi­ra­tions for con­tin­u­ous move­ment, but with the abil­i­ty to stay on their feet, with­out crash­ing into any­thing, so far the trou­ble is, then let them have fun down­stairs, as long as it is safe. For the sake of this, an entire relax­ation zone is being assem­bled for them, for the “con­struc­tion” of which absolute­ly any soft objects are suit­able: pil­lows, blan­kets, mats, or, if avail­able, a pear chair. You can com­bine all this in the most unex­pect­ed com­bi­na­tions to build a whole town.

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Although a small child does not need a rigid sce­nario, it is still bet­ter to cel­e­brate the baby’s birth­day in a cer­tain entourage, which, as said, should cor­re­spond to the tastes and pref­er­ences of the birth­day per­son. Here are some good the­mat­ic exam­ples for inspi­ra­tion or even emu­la­tion.

  • Lit­tle builder. The best option for a boy is that there is no such kid who did not try to build or repair some­thing in child­hood. Here, hov­er, con­sid­er anoth­er point: it is often more inter­est­ing for a child to break rather than build, so a good orga­niz­er, in addi­tion to a con­di­tion­al block con­struc­tor, will also pro­vide a toy ham­mer — to make it more con­ve­nient to crush. Toy equip­ment for the entourage will also be in the sub­ject.

Con­grat­u­la­tions in the form of road signs can add col­or, and the over­all gamut is best kept in black and orange.

  • Tut­ti Frut­ti. Although for­mal­ly such a sce­nario is suit­able for a child regard­less of gen­der, it is often con­sid­ered opti­mal for a girl. This is where you don’t have to rack your brains much — it is impor­tant that there are as many dif­fer­ent fruits as pos­si­ble on the table, not only tasty, but also beau­ti­ful! Print­ed images of fruits are also hung on the walls, but prefer­ably not those that are not on the table — why tease the appetite of those present in vain? In games, fruit motives are also pur­sued, if there are toys in the form of fruits, it’s gen­er­al­ly excel­lent.
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  • Young farmer. Anoth­er option that will be equal­ly inter­est­ing to chil­dren of any gen­der, because many kids are very fond of the theme of ani­mals, as ll as bright and beau­ti­ful veg­eta­bles and fruits. If the child has at least a gen­er­al idea of ​​​​what the gar­den looks like, then such a sce­nario may be very inter­est­ing to him.

For col­or, you can use a scare­crow lay­out in the inte­ri­or of the room, toys in the form of any agri­cul­tur­al imple­ments, whether it be rakes, shov­els or buck­ets, dec­o­ra­tive bags of hay.

In a sim­i­lar way, par­ents can come up with a spe­cif­ic theme for the cel­e­bra­tion and cre­ate props for a home event with their own hands. If it is decid­ed to cel­e­brate not at home, but in some pub­lic insti­tu­tion, entire­ly focused on young vis­i­tors, then the local ani­ma­tors will offer a lot of inter­est­ing ideas and active assis­tance in cre­at­ing the required entourage. Thanks to this approach, it is not at all dif­fi­cult to orga­nize a believ­able hol­i­day in the style of, for exam­ple, Masha and the Bear.

Entertainment Overview

Both chil­dren and adults need to do some­thing inter­est­ing at the hol­i­day — you can’t just eat all the time! The enter­tain­ment pro­gram will con­sist of very sim­ple games for the birth­day boy and his friends, if any, but adults can afford con­tests in their own cir­cle. - they can solve more com­plex prob­lems and will not be too upset even if they lose.


If an adult com­pa­ny cel­e­brates in a sense sep­a­rate­ly from the kids, then full-fledged con­tests can be invent­ed for them — with the only dif­fer­ence being that the top­ic of the hero of the occa­sion or child­hood as a whole should be dis­closed. Here are a cou­ple of good ideas.

  • Birth­day quiz. There are no ran­dom guests at such a hol­i­day, but you can always check which of those present knows bet­ter a few facts about the life of the hero of the occa­sion. Ques­tions are giv­en to the par­tic­i­pants in ran­dom order and in equal num­bers, they relate to what time the child was born and in what mater­ni­ty hos­pi­tal, what is his favorite food now, a car­toon, and so on. The win­ner is deter­mined by the most cor­rect ansrs and can claim a sym­bol­ic prize.
  • Let’s remem­ber child­hood. Gath­er­ing about the hol­i­day with a child, adults inevitably remem­ber their own child­hood. This idea can be turned into a game if the con­di­tion­al pre­sen­ter shows the guests the heroes of pop­u­lar car­toons of past decades, and they will have to guess who is meant. Alter­na­tive­ly, the host can change — who­ev­er guess­es cor­rect­ly will be the next host. Then it is log­i­cal that the cards with the char­ac­ters be paint­ed in advance, and every­one draws them at ran­dom.


Enter­tain­ment for kids should be sub­or­di­nate to the gen­er­al theme of the hol­i­day, or at least not explic­it­ly con­tra­dict it. Above, have pro­posed three dif­fer­ent options for a the­mat­ic hol­i­day — accord­ing­ly, will offer one game for each of them, and then you your­self will show your imag­i­na­tion and diver­si­fy the pro­gram of the evening.

  • Roads with obsta­cles. One of the ver­sions of the good old maze with obsta­cles in the form of pil­lows, toys and sim­i­lar harm­less things. You can walk around such a town on foot or “dri­ve a car”, which the kids will sure­ly be very hap­py about.
  • Fruit col­or­ing pages. Why not — chil­dren are very fond of such enter­tain­ment, and it fits per­fect­ly into the Tut­ti-frut­ti for­mat. Nat­u­ral­ly, will col­or the fruits. At the same time, kids should not be dri­ven into the gen­er­al­ly accept­ed frame­work — even if they com­plete­ly mix up the col­ors and draw you a blue apple or a green peach, they are just hav­ing fun, not pass­ing the exam.
  • Horse rac­ing. Typ­i­cal “farm” fun that kids should like. As a horse, use every­thing that even remote­ly looks like it — if there is no mask in the form of a head of the required size, stuff a sock with syn­thet­ic win­ter­iz­er and put it on a stick. Jump­ing is more fun to the music, and even more so — in the com­pa­ny of true friends!
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How to end the holiday in an original way?

Because of a child­ish whim, the hero of the occa­sion may want to end the cel­e­bra­tion ear­li­er than planned, and in order for this not to hap­pen, you just need to remem­ber that fatigue in two-year-old chil­dren is expressed, unlike an adult, more pro­nounced. There­fore, the end of the evening should be rel­a­tive­ly ear­ly, but such that the guests not only do not get offend­ed, but also under­stand that the sce­nario is log­i­cal­ly com­plet­ed.

Here are some options for a beau­ti­ful fin­ish are allod.

  • Thanks­giv­ing rhyme on behalf of the hero of the occa­sion. One of the adults reads it, express­ing grat­i­tude sup­pos­ed­ly to the kid him­self with a clear hint that I real­ly liked it, but I was tired. This option is good because it can be played even with an unfore­seen end of the evening — it will turn out very believ­able. Of course, the rhyme is read after the tired birth­day man was tak­en to bed.
  • Dis­tri­b­u­tion of gifts to guests. Those arriv­ing hard­ly expect that they will get presents on some­one else’s birth­day — the more it will sur­prise and delight them. Sets or small toys for chil­dren, pho­tographs of the hero of the occa­sion or CDs with a film about him for adults are an unam­bigu­ous sig­nal that the hol­i­day is over, but if some­one could have been dis­ap­point­ed by this, then it is lev­eled by a pleas­ant sur­prise.
  • Launch­ing sky lanterns or bal­loons into the sky. Lat­er, a few years lat­er, fire­works will be a chic option — now it will rather scare a child. But some­thing beau­ti­ful and bright that flies into the sky is very spec­tac­u­lar and sym­bol­ic. The main thing is not to go too far, oth­er­wise it may seem to the baby that he has just lost the most impor­tant thing, because in his eyes the most valu­able thing is what looks beau­ti­ful.

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