10 Second Birthday Ideas That Are *Two* Cute

How did it go so fast? Your baby is turning TWO, and this is such a fun age to combine their interests with your decorating prowess for a “two-ly” spectacular birthday party. We’ve put together a list of the best 2nd birthday party ideas for boys and girls, with a bit of photo inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. Have fun and don’t forget to take a lot of pictures, because this stage of toddlerhood is over way “two” soon.

Off 2 The Races Second BirthdayTheme

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Styled table with rocking horse and images for a derby-themed 2nd birthday party.

Photo: Pizzazzerie

A birthday themed around derby is a wonderful idea. Horse and racing elements—including sweet prize ribbons, picket fences, and so on—are all very welcome here. Although the 2nd birthday theme is traditionally white and green, as shown, you can use any color palette to make it beautiful. We are in love with the preppy colors and simple neutrals.

Oh Two-dles Minnie Mouse 2nd BirthdayTheme

Minnie-mouse themed birthday party with balloons that spell TWO-DLES.

Photo by The Celebration Stylist

This party uses the clubhouse catchphrase (“Oh, toodles!”) as a jumping off point for a Minnie-Mouse-themed affair. Consider going all-out with balloons in bright and pale pink; and of course, add lots of bows to the space because that is Miss Mouse’s most famous trademark.

Love You Two to the Moon 2nd BirthdayTheme

Space-themed ballon garland with balloon letters spelling out “Love You Two the Moon”

Photo & to Purchase: Soiree Love

This gender-neutral theme for a 2nd birthday party is a great way to reach for the stars. Sandwiches made with cookie cutters in the shape of a moon, or even a rocket ship placed in one corner, would look great. You can add a moon or star motif to your balloons and paper products for an unusual touch. This is another theme that works with many color ways—but be sure to bring in metallics for some space-age sheen, no matter which direction your planning takes.

Bibbidi Bobbidi TWO 2nd BirthdayIdea

Cinderella-themed toddler birthday party table with a pumpkin carriage centerpiece and pale blue birthday cake.

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The beginning of an appreciation for Disney’s magic is at two. Give your little princess or prince a dazzling day of fun and glamour with a Cinderella-themed birthday party that’s sure to impress all their fancy friends, from glass-slipper shaped cookies to a dress-up station and extra-special details and displays inspired by the movie, like in the example shown here.

Two by Two 2nd BirthdayIdea

Noah’s ark-themed 2nd birthday party with rainbow decor and ark-shaped goodie bags.

Photo: Kara’s Party Ideas

A Noah’s Ark theme is a super-sweet 2nd birthday party idea for a boy or a girl, or in this case, one of each… twins! This adaptable, child-friendly theme for 2-year-olds is even better! For a party filled with charm, this mom chose to use arks and rainbows as well as lots of animal pairs.

Tea for Two BirthdayTheme

Tea-party-themed 2nd birthday party featuring a pastel-colored cookie, tea, and cake display.

Photo by Bits Of Bri

This charming 2nd birthday idea has quickly become a popular classic. A tea party is simple and offers a variety of food choices. This theme can be done in many ways. Keep an eye on little details like table linens and pretty paper goods, and make sure to teach the pint-sized guests all about pinky-lifting and sandwich-nibbling at their first fancy soirée.

Chugga Two Two 2nd BirthdayTheme

Train-themed 2nd birthday party with personalized conductor hat party favors.

Photo by Inspired by This

Planes, trains, and automobiles… any “things that go” theme is bound to charm your toddler. But if you’d like to narrow it down, may we suggest this absolutely perfect party theme for a 2nd birthday? Chugga Two Two can be as big as you’d like. You can use store-bought Thomas printables or party favors, or create your own color scheme and personal conductor hats.

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Enjoy Your Cake and Two Seconds BirthdayTheme

2nd birthday party cake display with the words “Have your cake and eat it two”

Photo: Instagram/happylittlehansons

Nothing speaks to a toddler quite like sweets, so why not create an entire party around… cake! You have a lot of options when it comes to hosting a cake-themed second birthday party. It will be a lot of fun to choose pretty and inviting decorations to decorate the space for your sweet-eater. The details don’t have to be fancy when the cake is the centerpiece of the celebration.

Two Infinity and Beyond 2nd BirthdayIdea

Toy Story-themed birthday party cookie display with cookies decorated as Ham and Woody.

Photo by Catch My Party

Another character-forward 2nd birthday idea that satisfies your little one’s love of movies and your propensity toward party planning! Toy Story, the iconic childhood movie that many of you grew up with and now enjoy with your children, is the best. Make your own toys, buy items on Amazon and Etsy, or gather supplies from both. This cute Disney party idea is easy to make. All you need are familiar faces and primary colors.

Two Buckle My Shoe 2nd BirthdayTheme


Photo: Life Love and the Littles

This adorable 2nd birthday idea is sure to delight your two-shoe-loving little one. Shoes-loving children will love pointing, flexing and tiptoeing around the party area in their favorite shoes. Print coloring sheets, make shoe-shaped cookies cutters, and hand out slippers or princess shoes to your guests as party favors.

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