Looking for kids party ideas? Look no further, call your local Chuck E Cheese? First, Look at this face. I was sorting through pictures for my scrapbooks and I came across these pictures from one of Xavier’s parties. I thought I would share a few from our Chuck E Cheese party. The kids had a great time and so did the parents. As a matter of fact, out of the 9 birthday parties that we thrown for this little guy, this one is in the top 5.
Most importantly, I love parties where the work for the parents is minimal. Luckily, it was just that at Chuck E Cheese. There were lots of activities, pizza, a dance with the Big Cheese, and no clean up. It doesn’t get any better than that. There was a snack bar for parents to purchase other food if they didn’t have an appetite for pizza. I must recommend their salads, they are wonderful. We had the Superman Cake made and we purchased the Superman Tablecloth at Party City.
We had a hostess assigned to our tables who take care of serving the food, coordinating the dance with the Big Cheese, lighting the cake and all the other activities around the Rock Star’s table. It was nice to be able to take pictures and just relax.
Because Xavier loves Spider-Man so much, it was the theme for the birthday cake. We had this cake made at Farm Fresh. They did an excellent job decorating it, and it was delicious. I love that store for other reasons too. For example, their deli is wonderful when you need a quick meal. The kids love their chicken, and so do I. Lets not leave out their fresh produce. I digressed didn’t I.
So, if you’re unsure of how many guests you will have or you have a set budget, I suggest that you check out the packages available. You can plan the party around the package. Actually, Chuck E Cheese offers 4 packages: Star, Super Star, Mega Super Star and Play More, Eat More . We choose the Mega Super Star package, which included pizza, ice cream cups, tokens, a goody bag and a Rock Star cup for the party guests. Additionally, the tables were reserved for two hours, which was sufficient time for everyone to enjoy the activities, eat and go back to the activities.
We had a great photo opportunity here, Xavier is dancing with Chuck E Cheese. The look on his face was worth a million bucks.
Next, he had so much fun blowing out the candles on his cake. However, we did have a mishap. The hostess set her hair on fire lighting the cake. Thank goodness it was quickly extinguished and she wasn’t hurt. She didn’t miss a beat, she served the cake and ice cream as if nothing happened. We gave her a hand for handling it like a pro. Most people at the tables didn’t even realize that her hair was on fire. Imagine that!
Additionally, they have the Ticket Blaster. It gives the Rock Star an opportunity to catch tickets, which can be redeemed for games. I wasn’t sure how he would feel about being enclosed in a booth, but he did well. He’s such a brave little guy.
Finally, we ended the party with the kids using the remaining tokens and tickets in the games area. Somehow, Xavier lost his shoes. But he didn’t think twice about finding them. Thankfully, we were able to locate them before dragging him out and heading home. Best part of the day, he totally enjoyed his birthday party and his friends. Did I mention, he still takes his shoes off at every opportunity.
In conclusion, I hope you like our kids party ideas. I would highly recommend having a birthday party for your child at Chuck E. Cheese. Just as importantly, the service was excellent and all of the children left happily exhausted. For parents, you can sit back and relax. Because there’s no cleanup! It doesn’t get better than that.