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08/01/2013 at 10:16
E is 2 on the 3rd Feb
I'm after ideas for her birthday. She doesn't really have any little friends to invite for a party, she doesn't go to nursery so the only children she plays with are my cousins who are mostly older. We didn't do mummy groups when i was on ML, and i didn't do antenatal classes so didn't make any mummy friends that way either. So we wanted to perhaps have a nice family day out, followed by a tea party.
We're not buying her much in terms of a physical present as they got so much for Christmas, and we don't have the space and they really do have everything they need/want in terms of toys. So i'd thought of perhaps getting tickets to see Disney on Ice. Do you think a 2yo would sit through it? We've done the Sealife centre in birmingham, which TBH i thought was a bit rubbish, and we're going to Cadbury world a bit later on in the month so they'll be going there too.
Any other recommendations or Ideas would be great.
08/01/2013 at 10:21
Nothing! We had a family party for the first birthdays and from the third birthdays had parties with their nursery friends. We just had party tea and cake at home on their second birthdays.
How long is Disney on Ice? My children at 2 sat through Peppa Pig on Stage and the like but we were very near the front so we could see everything clearly. If you don't mind that she might get bored/fall asleep then go for it!
08/01/2013 at 10:23
For L's 2nd we had a tea party at home with friends from baby group and a couple from nursery.
As for DOI, L sat through ITNG at almost 2yo, but that was a much smaller theatre and a shorter time. Depending on seats for DOI you might not get her sitting still for long. Or she might be captivated by it.
As another idea check out local theatres as Milkshake, Peppa Pig & ITNG toured locally to us in recent years.
08/01/2013 at 10:34
for Molly's 2nd birthday we had a party at my parents in the garden for a couple of friends which M loved. To be honest it is only in the last year she will sit through a film and thats only if she is really interested. In Florida I struggled to get her to sit through beauty and the beast or lion king shows both of which she loves so I don't think I would take her to DOI even now. I think I would be more inclined to take her to a childrens show like Belle suggests or somewhere like peppa pig world for the day
08/01/2013 at 10:38
I had a softplay party, but he went to nursery and I have lots of friends with children. I took L to Bob the Builder when was under 2, he was engrossed in it and never moved!
08/01/2013 at 10:39
J's second birthday was the jubilee weekend so we had a BBQ with lots of friends and their children plus the extended family. For Iz's we took 3 of her friends to soft play.
I think **Pip"" has recently taken her 2 to disney on ice.
08/01/2013 at 10:40
Thanks ladies for your tips. I'll look and see if there's anything else on locally, she does love ITNG, so i could see if there's anything Cbeebies related on. £75 for us to go and see DOI is a lot if there's a chance she won't sit through it. I think it if it was the disney princess show she probably would sit, but it's just a general disney one, and i can't get good seats, so that might have to wait and save it for another birthday.
08/01/2013 at 10:43
I'd save it if there is a chance she won't sit through it. I know Cbeebies are touring in March, you may get tickets for that if you're lucky.
08/01/2013 at 10:45
We just had a little family party at home with a couple of close friends as well. We also took him to see ITNG live.
08/01/2013 at 10:46
I think that Disney on Ice is really expensive, I am not going to take L for a good couple of years. I know that Milkshake are on locally to us.
08/01/2013 at 10:59
I've just looked at Cbeebies, and the tickets are as expensive as DOI. ITNG doesn't have tour dates yet.
08/01/2013 at 11:00
What about Milkshake? That's coming to us in February. Or local theatres might have Peppa, or Tiger who came to tea etc on.
08/01/2013 at 11:01
FWIW I don't rate DOI at all. There is no real story, just characters twirling about on ice skates. Plus it's FREEZING!
08/01/2013 at 11:11
When my E was 2 we had a joint birthday party for her and J at a soft play centre and invited 15 other children (family and friends).
We took both of them to see disney on ice last week and they were fine. Admittedly we did have pretty good seats which I think helped (although we sneakily only bought two tickets and said they were both under 2 which justified the price of getting too price seats). We were right in front of the rink.
08/01/2013 at 11:40
Pip, we'll be doing soft play when they're older. My sister is manager at the local one so i'm hoping for good discounts, and as there birthdays are only 3 weeks apart we can get away with joint ones.
I've been looking at Thomas World, and also possibly Alton Towers, but just doing the kiddie rides. Peppa Pig world is too far to go and she isn't into peppa Pig anyway.
08/01/2013 at 12:24
I think 2 might be too young for Thomas Land I would say its more suitable 3 onwards. What about a zoo or farm type day out? They could run around and see the animals and most have small rides activity parks? Where abouts are you based? x
08/01/2013 at 12:41
We're based in staffordshire. We did the farm last year, which wasn't good, it snowed and we were freezing. Her birthday is the 3rd Feb, which means a lot of places are still closed for the winter. She did like the monkey forest at trentham when we went last year, but not sure how that would be in Feb, we went in the summer and it was a lovely warm day.
08/01/2013 at 13:00
We went to London zoo. It was bloody freezing.
The animal she talked about the most.... the chickens!
08/01/2013 at 13:47
chidsI've been looking at Thomas World
I'm planning on taking J to Thomas Land for his 2nd birthday in June.Is Thomas world a different one, or the one at Drayton Manor?
For C's 2nd Birthday, I "think" we had a small family party at home, and took him to the winter wonderland at Tamworth snowdome.
08/01/2013 at 14:17
AK - no, we're on about the same place, i just gave it a different name.
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