This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. The opinions and text are all mine.
At the end of this past school year, my youngest son turned 12. He desperately wanted a birthday party. But during his birthday month, I travelled to California AND my second oldest daughter graduated from high school. Needless to say, it was a busy month for us! And the idea of organizing a birthday party was not at the top of my list.
Of course, AJ didn’t let me forget his missed birthday party all summer long. So we decided to wait til friends came back from summer vacations and throw an epic late-birthday-back-to-school party at Chuck E. Cheese’s.
As I sat at our decorated table at Chuck E. Cheese’s and watched all of the kids play games and have a blast doing it, I thought to myself, “Why did I wait so long to throw a birthday party here??”
Our party could not have been more fun OR easier for me to plan and execute. I scheduled our party online by choosing our location, picking a date and time, and then choosing a party package. We opted for the Eat More Play More Birthday Package, which is geared towards kids 8 and up. The package includes 3 slices of pizza and a drink per child, 2 hours of reserved table space, a Ticket Blaster experience for the birthday child, plus 55 play points per child. One of the things I appreciated most about our party was the dedicated party host, who was always there to refill drinks, serve pizza to the kids, or answer questions. I hardly had to lift a finger!
More party perks:
VIP Birthday Party: Reserve a VIP Party on Saturday or Sunday and get the whole party area to yourself for a whole hour before the restaurant opens!
Sweet Summer Birthday Promotion: Get free Cotton Candy for parties with 12+ children, booked and held by 9/30.
Unlimited Play: Chuck E. Cheese’s has almost completed phasing out tokens in favor of the Play Pass, a programmable card. The Play Pass enables Chuck E. Cheese’s to offer discounts during certain times of the day or week, including “Unlimited Play” which is offered with the Mega Super Star birthday package and All You Can Play on Wednesdays!
New birthday party themes to choose from: Including Party Like a Rock Star | Sports, Sports, Sports | Dressed in Pink Party | Chuck E. Super Fan
New Birthday Party Offerings: New cakes | Ice cream, Dippin’ dots and Giant Warm Cookies | Bigger goodie bags with more toys
Because I was all about making this party as FUN for the kids and as EASY for me as possible, I added cake and ice cream, and a sandwich and veggie tray on to our party. And I am so glad I did! The sandwiches were delicious and everyone loved having cake and ice cream after they finished playing games!
The new Play Pass (which replaces tokens for game play) is brilliant and SO much easier to manage, especially as a mom dealing with a bunch of kids who tend to lose things easily.
The kids ate as much as they wanted, played as much as they wanted, and then at the end, they redeemed their earned tickets for lots and lots of treats (the party favorite was cotton candy, for sure!). I recommend leaving plenty of time at the end of your party for redeeming those tickets. What a good lesson in budgeting and math!
Are you ready to book your next birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s? I highly recommend it…even for big kids like mine!
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Janet W. says
Looks like such a fun place to host a birthday party! My grandsons would absolutely love it and have a blast!
Julie Wood says
My kids could go to Chuck E Cheese all the time if I let them. They have had a birthday their before and all of their friends loved it!
Heidi Robbins says
We loved going to Chuck E. Cheese with our daughters and for their parties… until our local one was shut down for having mouse droppings in the play areas. Of course, everyone joked about how big those droppings were if they came from the big mouse ;)
JJ Howell says
Awesome blog really into your ideas. Hope you did ok with the storm. How do I connect with your blog?