This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’ve written about our love of Chuck E. Cheese’s before. We’ve been there for birthday parties, work parties and everyday meals when we just needed to get out of the house and let the kids burn off some energy. And if you’ve ever been there yourself, you know it’s kind of the perfect place to go when you have young children.
We always have an amazing time when we go there. They have awesome food (who doesn’t love pizza?) and great games for kids and adults alike! One of the things I LOVE about them is that they stamp the hands of adults and kids with special blacklight ink that they check when you leave. This keeps your kids safe and means it’s harder for someone to try and kidnap them. If you’re a paranoid mama like I am, you’ll appreciate this little bit of extra caution.
But really, what’s not to love about this place?
Let’s start with the food. The pizza is actually really good! You can get it plain for picky eaters or you can jazz it up with various toppings to keep the adults in the group happy. They have a variety of sides, too! For party bookies, you can order cake, ice cream, and any number of different appetizers!
And then there’s the entertainment. Constant music is playing all around. There are giant video screens for the kids to watch. And there is an animatronic Chuck E. Cheese that sings and dances. Plus, a “real life” Chuck E. Cheese comes out every once in a while to give hugs and give away tokens which can be used on any of the arcade machines!
So let’s talk about the arcade machines. These are so much fun! Not only are there traditional video game machines (which daddy seems to love more than anything!), but there are virtual reality machines where you can feel like you’re in a REAL roller coaster ride. There are ride-on machines for younger kids. My sons love the school bus which rotates round and round, as well as the big old horse that you have to climb up some stairs to mount! There are slides and tunnels and ball pens.
I guess if I had to pin it down, though, I’d say that the best thing about Chuck E. Cheese’s is that it’s SUPER affordable. You would think places like this need to be saved for special occasions, but the truth is that it’s not expensive at all. The food is all reasonably priced – our family of five can eat for less than $20. And if you get a value deal, it usually comes with 10 to 20 free tokens! That’s usually plenty for my kids, but if your family is a little more gung ho, you can buy additional tokens cheaply.
And EVERY SINGLE MACHINE requires only ONE token! How great is that!?
Honestly, for birthday parties, this place can’t be beat. But there’s no reason to wait for a special occasion to head over. It’s got everything you need for a family night out. It’s got great food, great fun and a great price. Don’t forget to check out the new menu and join the Chuck E-Club for great deals and offers!
What do you think? Will you be heading there soon?