Party: Let’s Have a Ball Party with Step2

I am a Step2 Ambassador and am partnering with Step2 for the following review. I received a product in exchange for my review and honest opinion.

Ball Birthday Party Ideas

When the new WonderBall Fun House from Step2 arrived on my doorstep, I knew I just HAD to plan a ball themed party to go with it. This would make for such a fun first birthday party, what toddler doesn’t love balls?! We were planning on inviting a few friends over for an end of summer/back to school party, but my house has been infested with pink eye for the past couple weeks. Got to love those back to school germs!

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In between washing bed linens and sanitizing the house, I thought why not still throw the party for my kids. After being sick and cooped up inside the house, we could all use a little fun! My go to party printable gal, Lauren of Lauren Haddox Design, created the printables for the party. Printables are an easy and cheap way to decorate a party. I crafted the ball garland using a long sewing needle to string plastic balls onto a piece of embroidery thread. So easy and cute! 

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When thinking about drinks, I knew AquaBall Water would be perfect! Their containers are ball shaped and it’s a sugar free, naturally flavored drink. My kids love drinking from these bottles because of the fun shape and the wrappers have all of their favorite Disney characters on them. For the party, I removed the outer wrapper and attached a 2 inch party circle printable to the front. Add in some colorful paper straws, and drinks are taken care of!

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Aside from vanilla cupcakes with colorful sprinkles, I also made Trix cereal treats. I used the limited edition mini Trix and loved how they turned out! So colorful and they look like little balls to fit with our theme. Stay tuned for a recipe. I took one for the team and taste tested these and they are so good! Someone had to do it, right?!

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The star of the party was the Step2 WonderBall Fun House! It was perfect size for Amelia, my super tall 2 year old, with room to grow. It would make for a perfect first or second birthday gift. I love that there are so many interactive things to play with on the playhouse. Logan, my 5 year old, enjoys throwing the balls on the roof and watching them zig zag through the tunnels. Amelia loves opening and closing the little door, checking the mail and pretending to cook with the included pot and pan. 

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My only complaint is that it only comes with 10 balls, but you can easily purchase more plastic balls. I love that this fun house can also transform into a kitchen or playhouse with a little imagination. I also love that there are so many fine motor skills opportunities for toddlers to practice. This toy ranks high up there on my list of must have toddler toys! Here’s a little video we made of the kids playing with the Wonderball Fun House:

What’s your favorite feature on the WonderBall Fun House? 


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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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