My kids have always wanted a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese, so yesterday they finally got to have one. We decided to have a double birthday party since both my daughters birthdays are only a month apart.
Chuck E Cheese offers to birthday packages…..
$15.99 and $20.99 per child, you get
- 2 slices of pizza per child
- drink with unlimited refills
- 2 hours reserved table space
- medallion for birthday child
- Ticket blaster experience for birthday child
- inflatable crown with tokens for birthday child
- Jumbo foil balloon for birthday child
- Birthday Sticker for birthday child
- birthday show
- 20 token per child
- festive tableware
- VIP sticker for adult
- email invitations
- 500 bonus tickets for birthday child ($20.99 only)
- Bank with 12 token for birthday child ($20.99 only)
- 16 additional tokens per child ($20.99)
- balloon for each child ($20.99 only)
- bobble head cup for each child ($20.99)
This was also our first time at a Chuck E Cheese in New York, and it was fun. There were 4 other parties going on at the same time and it got really crazy. I only had 8 kids and 7 adults, but other parties had like 40 or more people. When we first walked in we noticed a weird smell, but just put it off. We were greeted kindly at the door and of course got stamped at kid check, we also met our hostess for the party. The first thing we did was the kids got their tokens and went to play games. an hour later we sat down to eat pizza and have cake, then partied with Chuck E and do the ticket blaster. I received a paper that had the itinerary on it, but it was not followed and was a little disorganized.
What I didn’t like: We opted for the $20.99 package, but did not receive the 500 tickets, party stickers, sticker for adult, and bank with tokens. I asked about the products and they said they were coming but never did. After asking 3 times I gave up, plus I felt like I had to chase my hostess around. The game floor was nice but a lot of the games were out of tickets or ate my tokens. There was not enough time to open gifts at the party, we had to take them home and open them.
I was a little disappointed things weren’t going perfect, the kids were having a blast and couldn’t care less.
Overall there were some disappointments, but we still love Chuck E Cheese and will continue to go. we are going again in a month, just for the kids to play. My main suggestion for birthday parties is to call ahead and see how many parties will be at the same time as yours. I think there should only be 2 or 3 parties allowed at a time. It was really overcrowded. I would give Chuck E Cheese a definite 10, but the particular facility we went to would only get a 5.
****UPDATE: I just received a phone call from Chuck E Cheese Geust Relations and they are sending me everything I didn’t receive at the party Plus some. Now thats satisfaction!
Disclosure: No compensation was received, I received a certificate for a free party, but paid a lot out-of-pocket. All opinions are 100% my own.