My son is turning one in a couple weeks. We invited a number of friends with babies and toddlers to celebrate his birthday with us. Any suggestions for how to keep the little people happy and entertained? There will be about 10 babies/toddlers.

asked 23 Apr '10, 20:42

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+1 - Woman, you are braaave!

(24 Apr '10, 05:03) Neen

We had a bubble machine, a ball pit and a tent/tunnel combo for all the kids to crawl through. LOADS OF FUN :)


answered 24 Apr '10, 03:13

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+1 for bubbles. Kids love that.

(24 Apr '10, 03:17) K D

I would suggest some colourful balloons, these would be fun to play with, and soft balls. If the party is going to take place indoors, I would arrange an area with big cushions, soft toys, and stacking toys and let them have fun.

If the weather permits and you are able to hold it outside, I would try and arrange a similar play area so that the toddlers actually get to be together. I would also play some "happy" music for them.

(I suggested the "play area" for them because I remember my 1 year old, as being challenging in those days, particularly when together with more than a couple of our 1 year olds)



answered 24 Apr '10, 07:43

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When our first daughter turned one, we had a "group birthday" for all the kids in my wife's Mother's group. That didn't need so much to keep the kids entertained: mainly just lots of toys for everyone to play with (balls, ride-on trucks, blocks, toy cars, etc.).

And, of course, CAKE! (that deals with any known allergies!).


answered 24 Apr '10, 01:26

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We still try to avoid anything overly sugary sweet. So, no cake for us.

(26 Apr '10, 04:57) brandstaetter

Why the down vote? There are perfectly acceptable cakes that are NOT "overly sugary sweet". Though perhaps Austrian's don't see that ;-) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sachertorte_DSC03027_retouched.jpg)

(28 Apr '10, 23:47) Peter K.

A simple and fun activity we have done is an egg hunt. This works well in the spring right before or after Easter because there are lots of plastic eggs for sale in the stores. Toddlers love this because it is something they can do on their own. Plus you can adjust the difficulty of where you hide the eggs according to the ages of the kids at the party.


answered 27 Apr '10, 21:29

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We did Side walk Chalk, had a blanket with balls on it and bounced the balls on the blanket, with 1 yr old the adults he little just know their friends are there so you could let them all play in the child's room and they would all probably have a blast.


answered 24 Apr '10, 01:49

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My son's first birthday party was very simple, we just invited close family and friends. The flow of the party was simple, as well. I also prepare, balloons and cake. After praying, and singing the usual happy birthday song, we ate since most of the guest were also kids, we don't want to keep them waiting. The mingling and chatting with friends and family, was already fun and memorable. My son and the other kids were already enjoying in playing the balloons, eating cakes, and playing around.

If you want to have more party ideas or you want to have some games, you can visit this site, hope this will give you some idea - http://www.birthdaypartyideas4kids.com/1st-birthday-party-games.htm#.UNPEyOSR4vE


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