Friday, March 23, 2012

GUEST POST from "The Party Works"

I'm excited to have my first guest post here on n.c. baby blog! And this is THE perfect timing for the subject- toddler birthday parties. {B} will be turning 2 in just a couple weeks and I am hosting a birthday party for our friends and their kids! I was excited to read through some of their ideas and learn a little bit more about how to keep a toddler birthday under control, and make it go off without a hitch! Enjoy this guest post from, The Party Works!

How to Stay Sane at Your Toddler’s Birthday Party

You love spending time with your toddler, but the thought of spending an afternoon with 10 or more toddlers might make you a little apprehensive. Toddlers are curious, and they can get into a lot of trouble, especially when they get together in a group. Fortunately, a birthday party for toddlers doesn’t have to be a nightmare for you. You have the power to ensure that your little one has a lovely birthday party, and you have the power to keep everything under control, including your stress levels. Here are a few pointers to help you out as you plan, prepare, and throw your toddler his or her next birthday party:

1. Host the shindig at your house.

You’ll have to spend more time setting up and cleaning up if you throw the party at your house. However, you’ll also be able to control more variables and more carefully supervise the kids. Plus, you won’t have to worry about having to quickly calm down five crying toddlers in a public place.

2. Make sure parents know they’re invited. 

The more parents and adult supervision you have at the party the better. Fortunately, most parents of toddlers would prefer to stay at birthday parties with their toddlers as opposed to just dropping them off.

3. Get some juice boxes.

Spills are common at toddler birthday parties. Juice boxes are essential to help prevent spills.

4. Create space in the middle of your living room.

Push all the furniture against the walls. The kids are less likely to knock things over if those things are pushed to the side and they have plenty of wiggle room.

5.  Stay on schedule.

It’s generally a good idea to create a schedule for the party of all the activities and other things you want to happen. Creating a schedule will help you make sure you have enough activities planned for the kids ahead of time. Busy kids are less likely to act out. Plus, having a party schedule and sticking to it will help you ensure your toddler gets to do everything he or she wants to do at the party.

Author’s Bio: Lisa is a guest blogger and mom who loves to write about her children, fun things to do with kids, and Super Mario Bros party supplies

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Thanks for an amazing guest post :) 

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