Thursday, May 18, 2017

5 Awesome Birthday Party Ideas for Kids Plus the Biggest Birthday Bash EVER!

I love throwing birthday parties! My mom always made birthdays special by planning creative birthday parties for me and my siblings. Now I love to continue that tradition with my kids! Each year I start surveying my kids a few months before their birthday to figure out their favorite theme. From there we chat about activities they want to do, favorite food, what type of cake they want, and we discuss the size of the party and who they want to invite.

This post is sponsored by Chuck E. Cheese's. All opinions are my own.



When my kids are toddlers, we keep the parties pretty simple and mostly include just family or a friend or two. As kids get older and go to school and meet more friends, we expand the invite list.

Today I am excited to share 5 birthday ideas that we've done over the past ten years that have been big hits! I'd love to hear about your most popular birthday parties as well! 


*In addition to sharing birthday ideas, I am excited to tell you a few more details about Chuck E. Cheese's 40th birthday and the big birthday bash that they are hosting THIS Friday night (May 19th) to celebrate! You can find more details HERE. *



Here are five fun birthday party ideas for your kids to try!


HOST A LITTLE ARTIST PARTY



Our little artist party included...

  • salad spinner art
  • free painting with different sizes/types of paintbrushes
  • bubble wrap printing
  • painting with marbles


BUILD & PLAY WITH A LEGO PARTY






Our LEGO party included...

  • Pin the head on the LEGO man
  • LEGO printing
  • LEGO car building and racing
  • decorating LEGO brick crowns
  • LEGO relays
  • LEGO Man Candy walk


Then the kids of course ate tons of LEGO themed treats.

PARTY LIKE A ROCK STAR AT CHUCK E. CHEESE'S 




Our party at Chuck E. Cheese's might have been my most relaxing and simplest yet! You can read all my 6 Reasons to Love Birthday Parties at Chuck E. Cheese's HERE.

The party involved...

  • coloring rock star themed coloring pages
  • playing games
  • eating pizza & cake
  • playing in the ticket blaster
  • winning prizes
  • opening gifts
  • passing out Party Like a Rock Star pop rocks treats
It was SO easy and I wasn't stressed out for one second! 

Did you know that if you reserve a VIP Party at Chuck E. Cheeses's, you get the whole party area to yourself before the restaurant opens, for 90 minutes?? How awesome!

AND the birthday star gets 1,000 tickets (for a limited time only)!!


INVITE PEOPLE TO A BALL CARNIVAL



For the ball carnival we played several ball themed games and activities!


  • We had a ball room full of balls and buckets for kids to play with
  • Kids played shooting two, made ball themed goodie bags, did slide bowling, colored on a ball-themed coloring wall, played pin the ball on the wall, and ate a lot of ball themed food!




HOST A SPACE THEMED BLAST OFF PARTY!



The space themed party was a BLAST!

Our space party included...


  • straw rocket making
  • assembling rocket treat cups
  • creating and eating fruit rockets
  • mentos and diet soda explosions

You can see more details from the space themed party HERE.


WHAT TYPE OF PARTY WILL YOU BE HOSTING NEXT?

COME PARTY WITH CHUCK E. CHEESE'S THIS WEEKEND!!




If you want to party this weekend, come join Chuck E. and friends as we celebrate Chuck E. Cheese's 40th birthday! Chuck E. and friends have teamed up with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ to attempt A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title in stores nationwide on May 19th (TOMORROW!). Families are invited to visit their local Chuck E. Cheese’s to be a part of the “Most People Blowing Party Blowers Simultaneously for 10 Seconds” world-record breaking event. Every child that comes in on May 19th will receive a free slice of cake and 40 free tickets, while supplies last, regardless of participation in the record-breaking stunt.




40 DAYS OF BIRTHDAY FUN


In honor of its own birthday, Chuck E. Cheese’s is hosting a daily sweepstakes to celebrate 40 years of fun. In the 40 days leading up to the milestone on May 19, Chuck E. Cheese’s will grant unsuspecting fans a chance to win a free VIP birthday party experience. To enter, fans can upload an image of their receipt showing that they visited a Chuck E. Cheese’s between 4/10 and 5/19 for a chance to win the VIP party for up to 20 kids. Kids can also get 40 free tickets with a minimum purchase of $5.


WANT TO PARTY EVEN IF IT ISN'T YOUR BIRTHDAY?


Did you know can go in to Chuck E. Cheese's and just spend an hour.  Most moms think that going to Chuck E. Cheese’s is a weekend activity because the experience to order, eat, play, visit the prize counter, get the kids to leave etc. can take hours. The new Eat & Play Express package is a time saver! You’re in and out in an hour!


Find Chuck E. Cheese's on Facebook  Twitter and Instagram for more details about upcoming promotions and fun!

Hope to see some of you tomorrow night at the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt!!

This post is sponsored by Chuck E. Cheese's. All opinions are my own.
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