Update: 1/3/17 – My youngest’s interests have remained somewhat the same, but I added a new palette for Peppa Pig. Watch our most recent YouTube video to see what Peppa toys Evelyn got for Christmas!
In my 3rd born’s first year, she completely skipped over the typical baby interests like Elmo in favor of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Paw Patrol. For my middle daughter, while Frozen still reigns supreme, she has also picked up a big interest in the Disney Princess Palace Pets (in addition to her shared love of Paw Patrol). Both interests made Christmas shopping very easy, but now I have 2nd birthday to plan for in early January. When you’re planning a birthday party for anything other than the 1st, you can usually pull from your child’s early interests. He/She most likely won’t remember the food or even the gifts they got, but being surrounded by a party decorated in his/her favorite character or show is usually all you need to win the day.
If you’re planning a party based on a TV show or character, the next step is to figure out a color palette. If you like the all-in-one party plan, check out the options at birthdayinabox or your nearest party supply store, but if you like planning from scratch, it helps to start with a palette. I pulled some of my middle and youngest daughters’ favorites characters to give you some colors to get inspired by. You might not be planning a character theme party, but the colors are still seasonal and feminine to start with.
Peppa Pig (Get Peppa Pig at the Day at Snowy Mountain from Barnes and Noble )
Frozen Fever’s Elsa (Get the doll at Walmart)
Everest from Paw Patrol (Get Everest at Amazon.com)
Minnie Mouse Boutique (Click here for the Minnie Mouse Birthday Surprise Set)
Disney Princess Palace Pets – Cinderella’s Kitty Slipper (Available at Amazon.com)
Disney Princess Palace Pets – Belle’s Petit (Available at Amazon.com)