Places to Have a 2nd Birthday Party


Many parents spend months trying to plan the perfect birthday party for their children and often become frustrated with the planning process. If you are planning a birthday party for your 2-year-old, choosing the right location can help make your planning easier.


  • Depending on the type of party you wish to throw and the number of guests you plan to invite, having the party at home may be the right decision for you. Home-based parties have many benefits. Home parties are often less expensive than destination parties since you do not have to pay a rental fee. However, you do have to clean up after your guests when the party is over. Home parties also provide some comfort to young children. Some toddlers are skittish in strange places. By planning your party at home, you can keep your little one in his comfort zone. You also have complete control over the party conditions and timing. However, the size of your home can limit your guest list.


  • Another inexpensive party location is a local park. Although you will probably need to reserve shelters in advance if you want to ensure one is available, most parks do not charge fees to use their facilities. Having your party at a park allows plenty of room for children to run and play, limiting your need to plan party activities. Also, because parks are large, you can include more guests and not worry about space. If you have a 2-year-old who is more timid, choosing a park she is familiar with will help make your party run smoother.

Themed Location

  • If you want to spend a little more money, you can choose a destination for your party. One idea is to utilize a company that specializes in children's parties, such as an inflatable, jumping party company or an arcade. These types of companies offer packages where you pay a set amount for a certain number of guests. The company will then organize all the details of the party for you. These companies make party planning easy; however, they can become expensive depending on the party package you choose. Another theme idea is to plan a party at your local zoo. Zoos will provide entertainment for the children, but can also be expensive depending on ticket prices.

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