Colton, David and I went to Coco Key for a mini vacation last month and had a BLAST. While we were there there was a birthday party and ever since, Colton has been talking about Coco Key and BEGGING to have his birthday party there. Well I decided to check out my options and see what I could do to make this work. Luckily the folks over at Coco Key were excited to have us and worked with me to pull off this super awesome Birthday Party.
If you are thinking of somewhere really cool to have your child’s next birthday- check out Coco Key, they have awesome Birthday Party Packages and they are more affordable than you think… Packages start at just $350 and go up from there depending on what add ons you would like. You can check out the Birthday Party Flier for the exact pricing, but I am going to share a quick over view too
The starter package is a great place start for any family. With this you will get:
10 guests and 2 chaperons
2 hours to swim in the water park
1 Hour in the private Birthday Party Room
Birthday Meal for all guests
Personalized Birthday Cake
$5 Arcade Card for each child
Our issue was that with little kids we needed more chaperons, if the children are younger you get double the chaperons included and you can add on additional adults and children as well.
There are many add ons you can make to your party package- and I want to note one that we added on that EVERYONE raved about- and that is the 1 Hour Unlimited Arcade Time. After we ate and before cake and ice cream we did the one hour unlimited arcade. The kids had a BALL and even the parents raved about how great the unlimited arcade was. When you do the unlimited Arcade card a few things are important to note:
1. You have 60 seconds between games, so from the time you swipe the card to play game 1, a minute needs to pass before you can play the next game. We noticed this a few times when Colton played those games that I normally refer to as token eaters.
2. if the game gives an actual prize, you can not use the Unlimited Arcade Card on that game.
3. Your time on your card starts as soon as you swipe for the first game and will keep track for you, just watch when you scan the card to play a game, it will tell you how much time you have left.
4. You tickets are loaded onto your card automatically. This is cool- and for a 5 year old who forgets to grab tickets, it is good for his to have the tickets auto loaded to the card.
5. You can check your ticket balance at the machine that you would normally buy tokens at (It is on the back wall to the right of the prize counter).
The Fabulous Birthday Party!
Coco Key really did a great job at being flexible to accommodate everything I wanted for Colton’s birthday party. The one thing Colton really wanted was to have a Rescue Bots Party- but AT Coco Key Water Resort. I explained this to the Birthday Party Hostess and she worked with me to make sure Colton had a Rescue Bots Party. Coco Key designed him a Rescue Bot Birthday Cake- which by the way tasted DELICIOUS. Many of the guests asked for a second piece and everyone commented on how great it tasted. While Coco Key normally provides all the tableware for birthday parties- and normally I would accept the provided tableware, but since Colton really wanted to have a Rescue Bots themed Party, so I had some ideas with the plates, napkins and cups to pull of a super cool Rescue Bots Party. Check out some of the cute things I did with the tableware:
I will be doing another party in Ohio for his Ohio friends and school mates, since I have more time to put this party together I am partnering with LoveBuggyDesigns for the decor on the next party. I still think that the rescue bots stuff came out super cute- even if they were just images I found on the internet Also- the tableware, costume, and favors came from Birthday Express :-)
The Birthday Party hostess let me handle the set up I wanted, but was also there to help out with anything I needed- which is just what I was looking for. :-)
When we started the Birthday Party the families arrived and kicked off the party with 2 hours of swimming in the water park. This was a great way to get things started and kick off the fun- I am really glad we did this since it did storm for a little while later in the day so we had a break in the water park time because of this. Our party also had a set of tables reserved just for us- which was nice so grandparents can watch the kids play and parents have somewhere reserved for us to put towels and bags and things that they might need while the kiddos were in the water.
After the free time in the water was over- it was FOOD TIME. Everyone was hungry for pizza! The kids had personal sized pizzas and we ordered mediums for the adults. :-) You also get unlimited fountain drinks with your birthday party, so that is a plus since everyone seemed to be thirsty after swimming. There are several options for food at Coco Key, I let Colton pick what he wanted- and he opted for pizza so that is why we did pizza. If it were up to me I would have picked the Burger or Chicken Tenders– but it was’t my birthday lol.
Next we did the one hour unlimited Arcade Time- I highlighted this already- but DEFINITELY do this add on! After everyone burned off all the pizza by playing in the arcade, it was time for Cake and Ice Cream.
We recently learned of a great cause that is centered around Ice Cream- Give Kids The World. I was so excited when Coco Key said they would let us include an Ice Cream Social with Colton’s Birthday Party. It was a great opportunity to spread the word about this great cause to our friends and family with Colton’s Birthday Celebration. And of course we had cake and sang happy birthday to little man
After Cake and Ice Cream, we headed to the water again! This was put to a halt because of the lovely thunder storm that was rolling in- but I think EVERYONE enjoyed a little more arcade time while the storm passed- and once it did- we were all back in the water.
Colton had yet another awesome Birthday Party- we stayed at the water park until it closed at 9 PM and he and I had fun in Minnows Lagoon while he went down the Lagoon Slides… over and over and over again
I love to throw great birthday parties for Colton, I feel that he gets one party a year and I should do everything I can to make it special for him. Coco Key helped to make his day EXTRA special for Colton and all his friends. The kids went on and on about how this was the coolest birthday party ever! My friend Lee’s son says “This is like the coolest place I have ever been and I have only been here like 10 minutes!” Colton definitely felt extra special at his birthday party, and as a mom- that makes it all worth it.
Please refer to my previous post about Coco Key Water Resort and Hotel for a more detailed description of the water park and hotel facility.
Disclosure: Thank you to Coco Key Water Resort for offering a discount on the birthday party package I selected for Colton. All opinions in this post are my own, honest opinions. This is not a Paid Post.