Planning a party for the very young is different from other parties. They have short attention spans, you need help to manage them as they cannot do things for themselves, they need to be engaged, etc. So how do we plan parties for toddlers? Birthdays can be a great time to create memories, create bonds, and have a special day for the family. Just keep in mind that doing too much and trying to cram in too many things is not good for little children who may get cranky from overstimulation, crowds, and lack of naps.