Today, my baby is six years old. SIX! It must be said: How is this possible?!
Isn’t it funny how, as parents, we live and learn with each child and make adjustments as we go? With my oldest, I wanted to have handmade birthday invitations and Pinterest-worthy birthday parties with pretty decorations. In the process, I drove myself crazy and never quite achieved what I was hoping for anyway (Evidenced here and here).
Live and learn. Live. and. learn.
Now, my goal is to have a fun birthday party that the kids enjoy and doesn’t create any extra stress for me. This year for Luke’s 6th birthday, we achieved that in a big way at Chuck E Cheese’s.
This birthday party at Chuck E Cheese’s was so much fun for Luke and his friends. They now offer Unlimited Play birthdays, where each child gets a card and can play an unlimited number of games during the birthday party. The kids had an absolute blast playing the games without having to worry about running out of tokens or reloading their cards.
There was plenty of silliness and smiles in between their game playing.
What six-year-old boy wouldn’t love pretending to be a firefighter putting out a fire?
Another great feature of a kids birthday party at Chuck E Cheese’s is the Magic Ticket Blaster. There was a lot of anticipation surrounding the Magic Ticket Blaster.
Every birthday child gets to step into the Magic Ticket Blaster for a chance to grab the Magic Ticket, which is worth 500 tickets to redeem for a prize.
The wind blowing the tickets all around ended up being a little overwhelming for our sensitive Luke, so he didn’t grab any tickets. Our sweet host saw that Luke was upset and made sure to give Luke some tickets anyway. He was such a huge help throughout the party, and this was above and beyond his duty. It was fantastic.
The fun factor was a no-brainer for the kids, but the best party about having your kid’s birthday party at Chuck E Cheese’s is the ease and lack of stress.
I learned a long time ago that the kids don’t care if I’m up until midnight putting together goodie bags or making decorations; they only care about having fun at their party.
Anything and everything you want covered can be done for you and all you have to do is show up. They had the table decorated with the theme we chose, balloons, and goody bags for every child ready.
I was able to reserve the party online and they even offer free customizable email invitation to make every step super easy.
Driving home from the party, Luke commented, “That ended up being my best birthday party ever.” What more could I hope for? Besides time slowing down, just a little, so my baby stops growing so fast, I couldn’t hope for more than that.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. The opinions and text are all mine.