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My son’s birthday is at the very end of August, and the past two years he has started school the week of his birthday. This year, he starts it a little more than a week before his birthday. Throwing parties for him can be difficult (because old friends versus new friends) and the weather can make things tricky. He’s always wanted to have a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s and this year I made it happen.
I’ve thrown elaborate parties in the past – in fact his first birthday had more than 40 people in attendance. At our house. By purchasing a birthday package through Chuck E. Cheese’s, everything was taken care of for me! We had to show up (and we did bring our own cake, but I could have easily bought one through them), and then we had to play games, eat and enjoy ourselves.
We’ve been taking our son to Chuck E. Cheese’s for years, and have attended one or two parties there, but the birthday party experience was entirely new! He saved his ticket vouchers from a recent visit for his party so he could get a bigger prize. By booking online, I received additional play points and because of the package I purchased, they gave us even more tickets. I wasn’t sure we’d ever finish cashing in all of those tickets.
I purchased a package (the Mega Super Star Birthday Package) that gave the kids All You Can Play games for the two hour timeframe. This way, nobody ran out of play points. They were all given two slices of pizza, dippin’ dots and souvenir cups (which they could keep and use for future drinks at Chuck E. Cheese’s.) They also received goody bags with fun toys. It was all set up when we arrived, and our host took great care of us – even cleaning up after our party and helping me load the car. I ordered extra pizza and drinks for the adults, and loved that they allowed me to use email coupons to help with the costs. I spent less on this party than I’ve spent in past years when I planned it all at my house.
My daughter is 3, and she was at the party. I was able to get her on a few games (she did not have the same package as the other kids – I knew she wouldn’t really eat, and she wouldn’t play as much, so I included her as an adult.) It didn’t make sense for me to pay for the all you can play pass for her. I think it’s going to take another year or two before she really warms up to the mouse. Characters still tend to scare her.
In the end, my son had the BEST time. One of his friends told me it was the best party ever (and couldn’t get over how great the day was going.) It felt like the party just kept on giving from food and drinks to the games and tickets. Then the prizes and goody bags! It was so fun.
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