Toddler Birthday Party Ideas

If you can make your toddler completely happy for a couple hours in a row, you've thrown an admirable party.


They have the energy of an aerobics instructor, the taste level of, well, a toddler, and slightly better judgment than the family dog. The 1- to 3-year-old set is tough to herd and easy to bore, making your toddler's birthday party one of the more difficult ones to plan well.

Here, five party ideas that will entertain the kids without destroying the carpet or breaking the bank. With a little time and preparation, you can throw your toddler a party that he or she will, if not remember, then at least completely and utterly love for a couple of hours in a row -- which is saying a lot at that age.

First: Why not make the favors into the party?