Adeline doesn’t officially turn two until March 19th, but since that is uncomfortably close to baby boy’s due date, we decided to celebrate her birthday with a party in February!
I knew I wanted to have it somewhere other than our house this year. These kiddos need a lot more entertaining at two than they did at one year old! I also just felt like it would be less stressful having it at a different location (which turned out to be 100% true)!
Read about her Bubbles and Bubbly first birthday here!
We opted for a local kid’s gym called We Rock the Spectrum. Adeline and I have been there many times for play dates, and she has always loved it. They have lots to do – swings, a trampoline, a train set, a full play kitchen and a zip line! It seemed like a really good place for Adeline’s age group – so we went ahead and booked a party!
Pro tip: If you follow them on instagram, you may be able to score a discount on a party! I was able to save $50 through a promo they were running.
They have a good size party room, and you are able to bring in your own food and decorations. They provide tables (both for adults and smaller ones for kids), tablecloths, silverware, plates and napkins. You can of course bring your own if you prefer, but it was nice to have this as an option.
Our party was two hours long, which basically just meant an hour and a half of free play for the kiddos and thirty minutes for eating and singing happy birthday. They even included a simple craft for the kids to participate in if they wished.
The TWO-Frutti Theme
For the theme, we went with TWO-tti Frutti, and it was honestly so EASY! I first found these invites on Etsy and had them customized for our party. These are meant to be printed at home or somewhere like an office supply store. I took the easy route and just put the pdf into an email and sent it out to our guest list! This is a way to cut some costs and save some time if that’s something you are looking for.
For the Two-tti Frutti decorations I purchased this Happy Birthday sign on Amazon, along with these fruit foil balloons. If you are local to Cypress, the best place I found for filling up balloons with helium was Sicola’s Florist on Barker Cypress. They only charged $1/balloon to fill them up, which was the best price I could find. Some places wouldn’t even fill up outside balloons, due to a helium shortage!
I found colorful plates at the Dollar Tree (hidden gem for party supplies) and reusable cups at Walmart. Some of the other decorations were actually left over from Adeline’s party last year that had a similar bright color scheme.
For food, we went pretty simple. We did a Chick-fil-a nugget tray (because it’s a crowd pleaser), a homemade fruit salad (more cost effective to make yourself versus ordering through Chick-fil-a), and Welch’s fruit snacks (to stay on theme). We ordered a party box of cookies from Three Bowls Bakery, a favorite local bakery of mine. My thought was that cookies are much less messy than cake frosting, so we maybe saved a couple of these toddler’s outfits in the process. For drinks we stuck with water – less sticky!
For favors, we gave each of the kiddos one of the fruit balloons as they were leaving. Adeline’s citrus fruit dress is by Penelope Mack and was gifted by her Mimi last summer. Luckily it still fit!
Overall, it was a great party, and I really think Adeline had a great time playing with her little friends. I tried not to overthink the details, and it all worked out without too much stress in the planning process. I would definitely recommend We Rock the Spectrum as a place to have a kid’s party if you are local to the Cypress area. They made the whole process really simple and were a pleasure to work with!