Our eldest son turned 5 on Christmas Eve, so we always work really hard to keep his birthday special and separate from Christmas. It was so easy to do with Chuck E. Cheese, and they were open all day on Christmas Eve.
|The fun and games to be had at Chuck E. Cheese!|
In most cases, you won't have to really do anything except decide what you want at your party (food, party favors, balloons, etc). In my case, I wanted to make the cake myself and bring ice cream and a few extras to add to the party favors.
|The Candyland Brownie Cake I made for Logan's 5th Birthday!|
The staff at Chuck E. Cheese made this the easiest party I've ever thrown. They helped me carry things to the table and set up, then helped keep the party on track, and coordinated bringing out and serving the food and the birthday celebration (Chuck E. coming to our table, singing, cake, etc). They even made sure everything was going great the whole time we were there, then they took care of the cleanup!
I think my all-time favorite part of this party was that my normally EXTREMELY shy son was so at ease with the staff and Chuck E. that he got up with Chuck E. Cheese (normally he will hide behind me, so this was an unknown territory for us) and even danced with him and did the Ticket Blaster all by himself! People were AMAZED! It just goes to show how much fun he had!
As a bonus, Christmas Eve was quieter than normal weekend days at Chuck E. Cheese and we got to stay at our table until we left as there were no parties scheduled after ours that needed the space.
Their website also has great activities and printables, as well as a great coupon page! We will certainly be doing more events and celebrations (as well as just having some plain old fun lunches/dinners and play) at Chuck E. Cheese!
One other huge plus in my eyes are the security measures Chuck E. Cheese has taken to ensure kids safety: Kid Check. As you arrive, your hand is stamped with a number that matches the kids you enter with (so make sure you are the one who will be leaving with your kids!). They will NOT let you leave with a child whose stamp does not match your own. There is someone at the entrance at all times.
Have you had fun at Chuck E. Cheese? I hope you'll leave a comment and tell me about it - feel free to leave a link too if you've posted about it!
*Disclosure: I received some guest passes to help facilitate our birthday party in exchange for sharing our experience with you. My thoughts and opinions are 100% mine. :)