Some parents enjoy their toddler's birthday parties almost as much as the toddler does. After all who does not smile at the sight of their little baby celebrating their second or third birthday and toddling around? The baby will certainly enjoy all the attention. The amount of time between birthdays must seem like an eternity when you've only got a couple of years under your belt, but many will probably have no idea what's up initially and this can scare some kids.
It's important to prepare your toddler for their birthday party in advance. The mysterious barrage of people and decorations can be confusing and disturbing, causing them to get upset and just ruin their little days. To do so you might want to start bringing up the topic of birthday's in advance, especially with the soon to be three year old who can understand more of what's going on. Tell them very simply that soon they'll be another year older and everyone's coming over to celebrate. You may also introduce them to various decorations a little at a time. For instance, if your toddler has not had the chances to come across a balloon yet, blow up a couple with him or her and just play around with them.
Also the second and third birthday may be the first time many parents allow their babies to partake of sugar. Since there are so many health experts out there displaying the evils of sugar and how it's making children unhealthy and overweight its quite comfortable that you've limited the amount of processed sugar that your baby consumed. However that first bites of birthday cake is going to be loaded with enough sugar to send your poor toddler's system into overdrive, especially since they have not developed much of a tolerance for it. Either be sure to gently introduce your baby to sugar beforehand or look for a cake recipe that makes use of sweets from some other source such as fructose, the sugar found in fruits.
Above all take lots of pictures and give out lots of memorable benefits to the guests who come to celebrate one of your toddler's memorable early birthdays.