Confetti Birthday Party: Toddler Activities

My husband and I had so much fun thinking up activities for Caitlin's "3 Cheers" confetti party.  We didn't want anything too structured, but decided instead to have a few stations set up to keep the kids entertained.

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The start of the show had to be the 'Confetti Your Cupcakes' area.  Undecorated vanilla cupcakes were set up at a kid sized table with 8 kinds of sprinkes in shakers and little bowls.  I was mildly worried about toddlers knocking the cake plates over and making a giant mess, but they were surprisingly well behaved.  Their parents were there to help of course, but I think the kids treated the sprinkles with a kind of reverence because they were just so pretty.  One of Caitlin's friends actually camped out at the table and would decorate her cupcake, lick off the sprinkles and then re-decorate it. Girl after my own heart.

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The party hat station was a pretty big hit too. I bought a bunch of 1" colorful circle labels from Paper Source, so all the kids had to do was peel off the dots and apply them to their hats. Little kids are obsessed with stickers and mostly just like to peel them, so some of them may or may not have ended up on clothing, skin and other party decorations… don't say I didn't warn you.
 
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The Confetti Art station didn't get very much use, which I was bummed about because it was my absolute favorite idea.  I was inspired by this art installation to have the kids fill in giant posters with colorful stickers (same ones used for the party hats).  I thought I might even frame them if they turned out well.  I did one in a C and one with a 3… I'm going assume you understand why, but my husband was quick to point out that all the dads would think I was making a Star Wars reference.  Men are nerds.  The kids didn't spend too much time with it (though to be fair, I neglected to mention there was also a bounce house…), so I recommend if you want to try something like this that you make it a competition to see who can finish first.

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A special thank you goes out to Sherry Heck for spending the day on her pregnant feet so she could capture the details on camera. All images of Caitlin and her party guests are my own.

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