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Ethan’s 2-year-old rubber duck birthday party (affectionately named “Quack-y Birthday) was SO fun and one of my absolute favorites! Turns out that 2 is a unique age where your child is coming into their own personality but doesn’t have full-fledged interests in much of anything. I had to dig deep into my creative reserves to come up with a birthday party theme that he would love! Cue obsessively making mental notes on everything that brings my soon-to-be 2-year-old joy and ultimately landing on his favorite part of the day- BATH TIME!

There isn’t much better than bubbles, water fun, and rubber duckies in the eye of a 2-year-old. I hoped to bring all of those elements into his very splashy rubber duck birthday party. Theme-worthy mentions included approx 5 million mini rubber ducks placed on every surface, bubble-blowing stations, and a very bubbly balloon wall. My favorite details included the inflatable duck cooler (repurposed from a baby bath!) and the bathtub punch bowl (filled with blue raspberry kool-aid!). And because it was a hot and humid August day, we filled up baby pools and buckets of water balloons for the little ones to cool off in our backyard. The oversized rubber ducks floating around in the baby pools became take-home treats at the end of the party!

Rubber Duck Birthday Party - Balloon bubble bath Wall
Duck Cooler (+ it’s a bathtub!) | Cupcake Wrappers | Paper Straws | Garland |
Duck Cups | Bulk Mini Ducks | Cupcake Toppers | Napkins


The balloon wall was really the crown jewel of our decorations. It made the perfect backdrop for this bubbly, sudsy, rubber duck birthday party! Putting it together was surprisingly SO much easier than I had imagined. Thanks to this balloon backdrop kit that I came across at the party store, it was as easy as pulling the balloon ties through pre-punched holes in plastic sheeting (which would also be a pretty easy DIY with your own plastic and a hole punch!). Attach the larger balloons first and then use glue dots to attach smaller balloons right onto the larger ones, filling in gaps and arranging them to fit the look you’re trying to accomplish.

Rubber ducks floating in punch bowl and table settings
Rubber Duck birthday party: Table decor and punch bowl with floating ducks
Bathtime Cake using marshmallows as bubbles for a rubber duck birthday party
Two Year old eating Birthday Cake
Rubber Duck Birthday Party details
Balloon wall, drink holder inflatable duck for Rubber Duck Party
Two year old birthday
Brother and sister sharing cake. Birthday Party
Party Hat from Little Blue Olive
Party Hat


Party Animal First Birthday Party


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