Looking for two-year-old birthday party ideas?
I was! I wanted two-year-old birthday ideas that welcomed friends and family without going overboard.
Over here, we like to keep birthday parties very simple. We invite some friends and family, create a birthday theme for excitement, and celebrate with dinner and cake.
Everyone gets in on the setup. We try and keep decorations to items we find in our home, or something that will serve a purpose once the party is over.
Get ready to blast off into space with this quick and easy two-year-old birthday party idea!
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Birthday parties for young children can be a chance to slow down and enjoy time together.
Sure, I love a good party.
In fact, prior to having children, parties were majorly my jam. (oh the stories to tell…) But now that I have three children five and under, birthday parties for a two-year-old have become pretty low-key.
Why? For one, a house of five is constantly being pulled in many directions. Sometimes, we need a good excuse to slow down, gather the most important people, and celebrate with a simple party.
Even better? Imagine a two-year-old birthday party with ZERO party favors! Yes, please!
How we kept this birthday party simple
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For starters, books are an amazing way to brighten the birthday table and have something to read for years to come. So we went for it!
We decorated our two-year-old’s birthday party with books!
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What else is on the birthday table?
You will never guess, but we actually used sparkle gift wrap as the night sky! This fits perfectly on top of black butcher paper.
We also decorated for our simple birthday party for my two-year-old with our white kitchen plates and paper straws, because what kid doesn’t love a fun paper straw? -The better to blow bubbles with, of course.
What we used on the birthday table
Black butcher paper– Take off before eating to use again!
Sparkle wrapping paper (the night sky)
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Every party begins with a fun welcome sign!
Here, we used our Hape Rocket Ship and Accessories for the front entrance. If you do not already have one, this rocket ship makes a fun birthday gift for many ages.
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Every space party needs planets!
Create the solar system with fun balloons and a paper honeycomb ball for the sun. All super simple ways to add excitement to your two-year-old’s birthday party.
Remember, simple party decorations don’t have to be perfect! They just have to be fun. The fun doesn’t have to mean complicated.
Here we have the sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. We all got involved in learning the planets and identifying the best color for each one. We even added a multicolored ribbon for Saturn’s rings.
Call me crazy, but I didn’t want to be running to the party store with three kids the day of! Plan ahead and get a helium tank that you can store at home.
- Honeycomb paper ball – the sun
- Marble balloons – planets
- Muti-colored balloons – other planets
- Number two balloon
- Helium tank – *found less expensive at a party store
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Let’s hear about the party food!
We had traditional cupcakes for everyone to enjoy, and we also created this simple constellation party snack.
To make you need 2 quick and easy ingredients!
- Mega Chocolate Chips
Share fun constellations with your children and see if they can recreate the image with chocolate chips!
Every birthday needs a party shirt.
Again, think about what your child can wear for many days once the party is over. Do they enjoy space? I have two more great shirts for you sold at this ETSY shop.