There are some great kids parties to celebrate a birthday with Chuck E Cheese, but there's so much more that you can do besides just eat pizza and drink beer. You can dress up in a Chuck E Cheese costume and celebrate your birthday at their theme park all day long! This is also a great way for your kids to get into the spirit of the occasion without having to worry about having a party of their own.
One of the most difficult things about not living close enough to family to celebrate all the important occasions like graduations, the holidays, and the birthdays is being there for the big events, such as the birthday parties. Over Christmas break a few of my nephews decided to have a special birthday party at Chuck E Cheese and I was delighted to be able to join in on the fun. It took a bit of convincing because the younger ones weren't so keen to attend the party, but we finally got through to them and they said they loved the idea. So, here are some great ideas for how to make your Chuck E Cheese birthday party extra memorable.
One of the best ideas is to have the kids dress up in their own Chuck E Cheese costumes. If you can't find the costumes at the store, you can purchase them online, although it would probably help if everyone knew what the theme was. For example, if the theme was Space, it would be easier to pick a costume for each of your guests.
Another idea would be to take the party outside. Let the kids bring the birthday cake in a basket and have them decorate it. Or, you could have the birthday cake cut up and decorated, but make sure you have extra food to keep everyone happy! A really great idea is to set up a mini-bar at the party, so that all of your guests can have something to sip or eat while they wait for the other guests to arrive.
One last idea is to have everyone dress up in a 'Chuck E Cheese' costume and meet at one of the tables for a 'Birthday Bingo' game. The prizes can be a lot of fun too, such as a teddy bear, a prize from Chuck E Cheese, or a game from the birthday party to win prizes for. The winners get to meet up with the staff at Chuck E Cheese and receive gifts like party supplies. Make sure that each kid gets a prize for winning a 'Birthday Bingo' game and don't forget to take home the prizes for their costumes.
You can find a lot of party supplies at the local party store, but it doesn't hurt to get a few favors as well to put in the gift bag. For example, you could include a small container of chocolates, a bottle of wine, or a small container of cheese fondue and chocolate sauce with some homemade ice cream for dessert.