2 Year Old Boy Birthday Theme?

Updated on February 07, 2013
S.H. asks from Middleton, WI
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My sons second birthday is right around the corner. Any ideas on themes? He doesn't watch TV, so he isn't into any Sesame Street or similar shows. He doesn't have any toys that he favors (besides loving books like any other child does). The only thing I can think of is trucks. Any other ideas that you mommies have?

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answers from Washington DC on

IMO - You just can't go wrong with trucks/cars for a little boy's b-day party! Since that is his fav, I would go for it! I also saw a real cute cake at the bakery recently that was construction trucks!!

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answers from Spokane on

My sister did a monkey theme when her youngest turned 2. It was really cute. Everything in brown and yellow and accented with trees/jungle. Then she served banana splits and chocolate dipped bananas for dessert.

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answers from Dallas on

They don't really "care" about birthday stuff till they're around 4, so it's kind of a whatever-makes-your-life-easier thing. If you're on a budget, hit the dollar store and see what strikes your fancy :)



answers from Rochester on

Personally, I don't think you need a theme. With both of my kids I just ask what kind of cake they want and what they have wanted on it. That was the extent of the "theme". No special decorations, games, or anything else. If you really want a theme, go with something generic. I just saw somewhere a color theme with brightly colored cupcakes, balloons, streamers, etc. The kids painted t-shirts. My son's 2nd birthday cake was a train (his older sister's idea).



answers from Green Bay on

My son was not into any TV characters or specific toys either. We did a train birthday. "Two-Two Train" was our "theme".



answers from Wausau on

A few years ago, it occurred to me that "birthday party" is it's own theme. Since your son doesn't have any particular interest, just go with that and don't worry about finding a topic.



answers from New York on

My thought would be to pick a theme from one of his favorite books.

Or, let the theme be "Happy Birthday." Just get balloons in primary colors, have the kids play Duck Duck Goose and Pin the Tail on the Donkey, serve a simple, colorful cake. It'd be so classic and sweet.



answers from San Antonio on

Zoo animals, safari, color crayons, insects/bugs, or a spring theme with bubbles, sunglasses, sun hats, a water table or sand table to play in?



answers from New York on

My middle son's second birthday party theme was the circus and all the children loved it.



answers from Kansas City on

Does he like The Very Hungry Caterpillar? That's a pretty easy theme to do - cupcakes arranged to look like a caterpillar, kids assemble one with construction paper and glue for a craft/take-home thing, you can serve some of the things in the story as the snacks, maybe even read the story if they will sit still.

But, second birthdays (and any birthday really) don't need a theme. Provide a snack/treat and give them something to do - even if it is just running around the backyard - and they will have fun. You will, too!



answers from Minneapolis on

My son's 2nd or 3rd birthday theme was Under the Sea. I had turquoise crepe paper dangling from the doorways, the cake was decorated with sea animals, and we had other sea animal decorations. We did games involving water, and instead of a goodie bag, I gave each child a board book of "Fish Eyes," by Lois Ehlert. He really loved it.

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