Some great themes for second birthday parties are a jungle theme, a bug theme or a Curious George theme. A parent should choose a theme in which her child has an interest.
Curious George is a great birthday theme for 2-year-olds because it combines animals with a beloved television and book character. Sticking with this theme, a parent can decorate in yellow and brown, and place stuffed monkeys or Curious George books throughout the room. Bananas can be served as a snack. Parents can purchase plates and napkins that have George on them. The cake can be a monkey or a big yellow hat.
A bug party is another possible theme. Parents can send out invitations on butterfly-shaped paper. The cake can be shaped to look like a bug, such as a caterpillar. The guests can go home with bug sticker party favors.
Because animals are so popular with children, the jungle is a popular theme. Parents can send out animal-shaped invitations, and instruct the guests to show up in animal costumes. Animal books and musical rhymes can be one of the activities. The parents can even make animal-shaped cake or cookies. Jungle-themed party packs can also be found at party stores.