Adios, donkeys. This time around, let sweets fly from pinatas in the shapes of birds, whales, and pigs. If you don’t have the heart to take a swing at the cute creatures, request one with pull strings.
A more sophisticated goodie bag. Tuck surprises into envelopes inscribed with messages in French. After all, it’s never too early to sneak a few foreign words into your enfant’s petite vocabulary. Available at shopminikin.com, $9.50.
An occasion this big deserves to be celebrated a few times. This tube filled with a felt crown, candle, and other essentials provides everything you need for spur-of-the-moment shindigs. Available at acmepartybox.com, $21.
Stock goodie bags with fancy lollipops molded into filigree numbers. Impress tiny revelers (or their parents) with flavors like horchata, marshmallow, and citrus blossom.
She may be your princess, but getting her to wear a crown can bring out her inner monster. Soft ribbons and elasticized bands lessen the chances of a royal fit. Available at thumbeline.com, $64-$72.
Invitations with giraffes, elephants, and bears fit the bill for your little party animal. If saving the environment factors into your reason for sending Evites, know that these are printed on Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper stock. Available at riflepaperco.com, $20.
What could possibly match your guest of honor’s shine? Banners and hats loaded with sparkles and vintage frippery, of course.