10 Budget Birthday Party Ideas to Wow Your Toddler’s Mind.!!😉😉
It comes once a year, so of course you want it to be super-duper special, but pulling off a toddler birthday party without spending a lot can be a puzzler. Luckily for you, little kids are pretty easy to please. (Did someone say birthday cake?!)
These budget birthday party ideas for toddlers are cost-conscious—but also super easy and fun!
Make a Mess!
There’s no need to spend a bunch of cash when the simple pleasure of getting super messy is every toddler’s dream. (After all, they’d love to scribble on the walls all day, every day without a grown-up saying “no,” if they could.) While this idea works best for warm-weather birthdays, we’ve got a few indoor-friendly ideas for rainy days, too.
Messy Outdoor Birthday Party Ideas
For outdoor activities in sunny weather, prep ahead of time by stocking up on old towels and asking parents to dress their kids in old clothes or bathing suits for the party. Afterward (if you can), set up the sprinkler and let them run through it a few times to get clean.
1. Go wild, Jackson Pollock-style! Put out old sheets or butcher paper on the lawn or driveway or in the garage, buckets of washable paint, and let children have at it Jackson Pollock-style. (You could even hand out goggles.) Bonus points: Dump warm spaghetti in the paint buckets—it splatters beautifully when thrown.
2. Just add water. Two more versions of the wild paint party are to fill water balloons with diluted non-toxic paint and throw them at a sheet, or freeze non-toxic watercolors in ice cube trays and let them paint with the melting cubes. Write a happy birthday message for the honoree with fabric pens.
3. Make a giant mud pie. Fill the kiddie pool with potting soil and water for a good old-fashioned mud pit. Provide some old pie and muffin tins for making that kid-classic: the mud pie. Let the birthday kid blow out the candles on that cake, too!