Choosing the best party theme for your soon-to-be 2 year old can seem like a daunting task. One of the best ways to pick a birthday idea is to start by thinking of what they like, which could be anything from animals, to cars, mermaids, and more! Here are 5 birthday ideas for 2 year olds that make for a fun and cute party.

From mermaids to Aquaman, BounceU can help you have the best possible birthday party.


1. Mermaid

Mermaids are a great and fun theme for a little girl’s birthday party. There are also a couple different ways to make this party unique!

A mermaid themed party could end up being similar to a princess or unicorn party by having sparkly streamers, pink and purple candy, and fun mermaid cupcakes. However, the theme can be taken in a different direction by making it an underwater themed party by including fish, “sunken treasure” party favors, and green streamers for seaweed. The kids can even dress up as mermaids to make the party that much more fun!

2. Animals

Another great theme for your boy or girl’s birthday party is animals. Whether the party’s theme is animals in general or you decide to go with your child’s favorite animal, this is always a fun idea that makes for some adorable photo ops!

Depending on the animal, or animals, you decide to go with, there are plenty of different party favors and decorations to choose from. If the party theme is zebra, zebra party hats, pencils and stickers are great options. However, if the party is themed animals in general, then let’s not forget about all the animal balloons and the animal piñata! And to tie it all together, make some fun animal cupcakes, such as lions, monkeys, tigers and cows!

3. Monster Truck/Cars

Little boys love monster trucks and cars, which makes it a great theme for a birthday party! From vintage cars, to racetracks, monster trucks, or an off-roading theme, there are a wide variety of ways to bring a cool car party to life for your child.

Monster truck or car themed food and desserts is a given, however, a great party favor is to give out for any car themed party is Hot Wheels to all the kids. Not only is it a fun party theme, but the kids can race their Hot Wheels around at the party as a fun activity.

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4. Favorite Movie/TV Show

Everyone has a favorite movie or TV show and it makes for a great birthday party theme. Whether your child loves Harry Potter, Disney movies, or Cartoon Network, there’s a theme for everyone.

If your kid loves Disney movies, plan party favors, decorations and desserts around that movie. Take traditional party games, such as Freeze Tag, and change them to be fitting towards your kid’s favorite Disney movie, such as Frozen. Instead of playing Freeze Tag, the kids can play “Frozen Tag.” There are so many different ways to get creative with this theme all while making your child’s favorite character come to life!

5. Rainbow

Last, but certainly not least, is a rainbow themed party. This theme allows you to go as simple or extravagant as you’d like and always turns out quite tasteful.

Decorating and making desserts for a rainbow themed party can be fairly easy, however, planning rainbow themed activities can be a little more difficult. A fun and unique rainbow activity is tye dying t-shirts. This is something rarely done at parties and gives the kids a fun party favor to take home with them that they made themselves!

Whether you’ve decided to theme your 2-year-old birthday party rainbow or their favorite movie, your child will surely have the time of their life at their themed party! There’ll be fun and interesting ways to decorate and organize each theme, so no matter what you choose, don’t be afraid to get creative!

Check out our birthday party page to read more about how you can give your kid the best party on the planet!

"5 Party Themes for 2 Year Old Birthdays" was last updated March 3rd, 2020 by

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