How Much Should You Spend on a Birthday Gift for a Toddler?
If your child is invited to a toddler party, you have to think about the appropriate gift that any kid will love. Consider
giving a gift that gives back or choose from the best books for babies!
Many people often wonder about the amount of money they should spend when buying a gift for a child.
What is essential to know is that it is the attention and care that counts the most, not the price of the gift.
Even if you are on a tight budget, you can find something meaningful for the child in question.
Keep in mind that you can have your child make something for the child, and/or contact the parents and offer to make something for the party if you are not able to afford a gift at the time.
How do I Choose My Kid’s Clothes for a Party?
Yes, we know that you love to dress your precious kids in their fanciest clothes. And yes, they are adorable in their adult-like suits and frilly party dresses.
But, think about it – it’s a toddler birthday party, not a cocktail soiree!
They are going to be running around all day long with snacks and juice in their little hands. Do you want their toddler party dresses and pants to end up in dumpster because of stains and tears?
It is much better to dress them in simple clothes that are simple to wash.
In fact, try letting your child pick out clothes with colors and patterns that they enjoy. And it’s always fun to have your child’s clothes match the theme of the party (if they’re into that).
Should I Host a Theme Party?
If you have energy, time, and budget, by all means, do it.
Kids will be thrilled if you organize a party inspired by Daniel Tiger or Cocomelon or any other cartoon or movie they like.
You can try Amazon or any other large retailer for plenty of decorations for your themed party, and most themed party decor is reasonably priced and available quickly through Amazon Prime or Etsy.
Try creating a theme based on your child’s interest for their birthday.
When is the Best Time to Open Presents?
This is something many people wonder!
Kids are thrilled about getting presents and are eager to open them as soon as they get them. But should they unwrap their gifts right there at the party, or wait until all the guests leave?
We prefer letting the kids open their gifts one-by-one at small parties and waiting to open after the party for larger ones.
Make sure you wait until after everyone has eaten and has settled down before starting the present frenzy. You’ll also want to make sure that you (or another parent) writes down what each child brings so that your little one (or you, let’s be honest) can write a thank you note.
We love small parties and allowing children to open gifts one at a time.
This teaches them to appreciate each one and show gratitude. Besides that, the guests will enjoy seeing the happiness on your child’s face!
On the other hand, there is a risk that some presets will be so attractive that all kids there will want to play with them at the same time.
But that’s life with toddlers, and above all, what matters most is that everyone goes with the flow.
How Long Should a Toddler Birthday Party Last?
There’s no hard and fast rule about the length of birthday parties, but we suggest holding a party that only lasts a couple of hours.
This will give guests time to come and eat a bite or two and watch your child open presents if you choose to do so.
short attention spans and the capacity for some pretty major tantrums, so keeping it short and sweet is your best bet for keeping both parents and toddlers happy.
Also, be sure to time your party
after a nap so your child will have the best opportunity to enjoy themselves!
Going With the Flow: Toddler Birthday Parties Shouldn’t Overwhelm YOU
From the moment our kids start to socialize, birthday parties take on an important place in their lives (and ours!).
Thus, toddler birthday etiquette is not something we should take lightly, BUT it doesn’t have to run your life, mama!
Keep in mind that your child will enjoy the photos and memories. Their party doesn’t have to be extravagant or expensive; it simply has to be
What have we missed? Do you ideas for organizing or attending a toddler birthday party?
Rachel Burns is an experienced copywriter and photographer with a design diploma. She works with startups, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and companies from around the world. In addition to writing articles and promotional materials, she enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.