Toddler Birthday Party Ideas

 Toddler Birthday Party Ideas from The Bewitchin' Kitchen

A few weeks ago my son celebrated his second birthday (two years, seriously where did the time go?). Having a toddler birthday party was easy, and aside from the cake – didn’t take much effort to pull off.

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I decided on the theme “Jake and The Neverland Pirates”, my son really likes the Disney Jr. TV show and I thought it would be easy enough to find. (PS: I was wrong, everything is Cars for birthday parties. Cars everywhere!)

I found a lot of inspiration on Pinterest, but I had to be honest with myself: it was not going to be a “Pinterest Party”. I was out of town, with many blog deadlines due. Choose your battles Randa. The kids are two, and only a few came. I didn’t need “loot bags”, and it’s not like my son was going to remember the party anyway. Here are some of the photos (click on the image for the link) that inspired me:

Jake and the neverland pirates party

Image Source: Catch My Party

Jake and the neverland pirate goodie bag

Image Source: Spoonful

The party was held at my parent’s house in my home town, with both sets of grandparents there along with friends and family, it was easier that way.

Toddler Birthday Party

I picked up a few supplies at a party store in Alberta, and called it good enough. I thought the banner was cute and you can customize the age (you can find the pirate banner here). That and the balloons were the extent of my decorating.

Party Food Ideas

On to the more important parts of the party, the food. Everything that was made was pretty simple:

  • Mediterranean Dip
  • Meat & Cheese Tray
  • Veggies & Dip
  • Cranberry & Cream Cheese Pinwheels
  • Frozen Chinese Appetizers & Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
  • Tortilla Chips & Crackers
  • A variety of dips: Hot Spinach & Artichoke, Guacamole, Spinach Dip, & Salsa
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Chocolate coins (stashed in a treasure chest looking storage thing my mom already had)
  • Pineapple & Citrus Fruit Dip (I could eat this everyday for the rest of my life)

And we can’t forget the cake:

Jake and The Neverland Pirates Birthday Cake for toddler boys cake ideas from The Bewitchin' Kitchen


Toddler birthday cakeJake and The Neverland Pirates Birthday Cake for toddler boys cake ideas from The Bewitchin' Kitchen

I made a Jake and The Neverland Pirates Birthday Cake, it took quite a few hours to decorate it but it was worth it. Be sure to click on the link to be taken to my post on how I did it.

I kept his party simple. Didn’t really do any decorating, but focused on the food. Even then, I kept it fairly simple. Less stress that way and I was able to enjoy my son’s party visiting and capturing his party moments.

Birthday Boy

Moments just like this one.

What are your go to foods for a toddler birthday party? Or any birthday party for that matter?

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11 comments on “Toddler Birthday Party Ideas”

  1. Oh my goodness! What a WONDERFUL theme! So fun and unique! And that CAKE!!?!? The food looks AMAZING! We just celebrated the little one’s birthday party yesterday and it really was so wonderful to put together a party that has a consistent theme. I can see you definitely had fun putting this together! Amazing job, mama!

    • Thank you so much! The cake tasted freaking amazing, I’m tempted to make another. Happy Birthday to your little one 🙂

  2. What a perfect party for a two year old Randa! I completely agree with you….parties for two year olds need to be simple and sweet. I also love how you served healthy choices and your presentation is lovely! Beautiful job on the cake too! Happy Birthday Carter!

    • Thank you Angie. When I went to the party store while I was in Edmonton I was in shock with how much all those decorations cost. With the paper plates and banner that I bought it was over $40! That also included a $12 Jake balloon, that we realized that we left at the store when we got back to BC. Ugh. So I really wanted to keep a budget on the party, again I’m not going to go overboard for 4 two year olds.

  3. That cake is phenomenal, Randa! Good job!

  4. Randa you did a lovely job on Carter’s birthday! That cake is beautiful and I bet it was delish! You are so right that it is better to do less so you can enjoy more: enjoy the party, enjoy your family and most importantly enjoy your birthday boy 🙂

  5. LOVE you Jake cake. It’s awesome. My son would go nuts for a cake like that. Really great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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