I'm starting to think of birthday party ideas for my soon to be 2 year old.

What are your thoughts on play gym (My Gym, Gymboree, Little Gym, etc) birthday parties, as an attendee and/or host?? Is the convenience worth the cost? (roughly $400 + food in my area). Two hours seems rather short to me!

My LO went to one with DH recently but he got there a bit late and pretty much just chased her around the entire time.. No time to mingle or really eat.

I know the kids will have fun but I want my adult guests to have a good time! Are finger foods + cake really enough?