|Gluten Free Cheese Pizza, on the bag it is served in|
This is the first year that we've had a party outside of our house for our son, and the first with his friends, and not just family. We wanted to celebrate somewhere fun, where every detail would be looked after and we could just focus on enjoying the party with our son and our baby. We were really happy with the way everything worked out.
We booked the party online, and picked the simplest birthday package, which included pizza and beverages for all the children, a balloon, medallion, and crown for the birthday boy, a turn in the ticket blaster, 16 tokens per child plus an extra 100 tokens for the party, a personal party host, and the table for two hours. We also ordered a few pizzas and drinks for the adults, and tacked on goody bags for an extra $2.99 per child. We were initially concerned that with 9 children (3 family, 6 friends) we would run out of tokens, but that didn't happen. Each game at Chuck E Cheese is only 1 token, and the kids had more than enough.
|Playing air hockey|
|Chuck E greets each of the birthday children individually|
|In the ticket blaster|
Chuck E Cheese has birthday parties down to a science. We had a confirmation phone call a few days before the party to make sure all of the details were correct. Our table was ready to go when we arrived, our host greeted us at the door and she ran through everything for us before guests arrived. We chose the toppings we wanted for the pizzas and which beverages we wanted, and they were able to provide our son with a gluten free pizza at no extra charge. After the initial play time for the kids they were served lunch, and Chuck E himself cam out and gave a birthday show.
|The birthday show|
|The gluten and dairy free birthday cake|
We couldn't be happier with how everything worked out. The party ran smoothly and all the kids had fun. There was enough variety in the activities that each child had something to entertain them. We had asked when the best time to have a party is, and had been told that Sunday mornings were less busy than most other times. The place was busy, but not packed, and no one had to wait to play any of the games. The party ran smoothly, and we enjoyed ourselves.
I felt that we got good value for our money, and I would definitely consider going back and holding another event there in the future.
|A very intense game of Skee-ball|
|My niece, playing one of many games|