We’re back with another local kid’s birthday party review at Kidstrong Gilbert! If you’re looking for an indoor, turnkey children’s birthday party venue in Gilbert, Arizona, keep reading for our review for a three-year-old’s party.
I am strong – I am brave – I can do this.
This is the Kidstrong motto and the place we chose to have our son’s 3rd birthday party.
They offer birthday parties for both members and non-members. With life being busy lately I knew that I could not mentally handle hosting a birthday party at our house.
We opted for Kidstrong to host and boy did they deliver for this busy mama!
I didn’t have to clean up before the party (you know how it is), set up decorations or clean up after, cut sandwiches, serve food, light candles or worry about entertaining the tiny humans.
Our two professional coaches did all the work for us and it only took 90 minutes!
Planning this 3rd Birthday
Our son has loved attending weekly classes at Kidstrong and I wanted an opportunity to introduce this amazing place to our family and friends.
They could get a taste of what we experience every week at class. I designed a quick invite using Canva and texted it to friends and family with the waiver link Kidstrong created for the party. (This made the day of the party easier on guests!)
Kidstrong limits parties to 20 kids so I took that into consideration when sending out invitations.
Birthday Party Food
Our son was born in Tucson and he loves Eegee’s. Since three rhymes with Eegee (and I love a good theme) we opted for “Cameron is Three – Have an Eegee”! Eegee’s was so sweet and sent us birthday swag to commemorate the occasion.
We ordered a party pack and three-foot subs on the Eegee’s app (hello rewards) and picked them up on our way to Kidstrong.
Meg’s Bake Shoppe is a local Gilbert mama making all the sweet treats! She made funfetti cupcakes with the Eegee’s logo on top. They were delicious!
The only other things we brought were paper plates, napkins, bottled water, juice boxes, and a “3” candle for our birthday boy!
The Birthday Party Venue
We arrived at Kidstrong 15 minutes before the party was set to start. Our two coaches met us outside and helped us unload the food, drinks, and dessert. They already had tables and chairs set up with tablecloths and a happy birthday banner.
They organized everything we brought with us and even cut the sandwiches while we greeted party guests.
Something to consider: If your child is four years old and up, you get to just sit back and relax and watch the activities happen. If your child is three years old and younger they ask that the parents stay on the floor with them to assist with directions and safety. This is also the same for their weekly classes.
The Party Schedule
The coaches worked with us on a schedule. Since the party is only 90 minutes long we gave the first 15 minutes for arrival and free play/exploration of the equipment, 45 minutes for the coaches to run organized activities on the floor, and the last 30 minutes for food and cupcakes.
The Birthday Party Activities
The kids had so much fun with the ninja type obstacle courses, team relays and games. Kidstrong definitely tired them out! We love all of the confidence building activities and teamwork that is programmed into their classes and even birthday parties.
Kids get to test their own strength as they hang from bars and ropes and rings, jump on bosu balls and plyo boxes, forward roll, forward flip over bars and so much more!
They work on public speaking and communication when asked to state their name. During class they ask and answer questions with other kids too. They use teamwork to complete tasks.
It’s incredible seeing what these little ones can accomplish and how much growth mindset is worked into the classes.
The Party Favors
Who loves going home with a bag full of candy, snacks, toys from the dollar section, and more? The kids love it but the parents don’t always. Am I right?
In lieu of favor bags we decided to make a charitable donation in the name of our birthday party guests. Adoption is near and dear to our hearts, as both of our sons are adopted, so we took the money we saved on favor bags and donated it to Pure Gift of God and Show Hope, two organizations providing adoption grants to families like ours.