3 Year Old Birthday Party Ideas at Home
One of the keys to planning a great 3-year-old birthday party at home is to pick a theme that is focused on what you are going to do with the kids, vs. trying to come up with party ideas around a specific character that they want to see on the plates and napkins! Scroll down for some great 3-year-old party ideas, as well as some helpful tips!
A few 3-year-old birthday party tips!
🎈 Be sure to give some thought as to the number of kids that you want to host at this age, and whether or not you'll invite party guests parents to stay behind to help! (And if you do want parents to stay- note that on the invite!)
⏰ A 3-year-old birthday party should be kept to about an hour long- including time for food!
🎂 Speaking of food- at this age, it is smart to keep things simple and just stick with a birthday cake. No one expects you to provide a full meal!
🛍 I think most parents of preschoolers would agree that the favor bags that most kids bring home after a party are filled with cheap plastic trinkets that are either broken or lost after a day or two. My favorite tip for kids parties is to make a party activity- such as the craft also serve as the party favor!
🎁 It's best to leave present-opening until after the guests have gone home. A 3-year old is likely to say exactly what's on his or her mind at that time, "We already have this!" or "I don't like this" and you might want to avoid that situation! Plus it provides an opportunity later for your child to draw a "thank you picture" that you can send to the gift giver later to show your appreciation!