Chuckie Cheese birthday

United States
February 22, 2007 11:05am CST
My daughter will be turning 3 in March. I have been thinking about having it at Chuckie cheese. But I heard that it is expensive. Is Chuckie cheese worth the price? Is 3 to young to have a party there? If you have had a birhtday party there for your child can you tell me about it? Was it good? Would you do it again. Thank you, Denyel
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• United States
22 Feb 07
I think 3 is a bit to young to be able to play most of the games and stuff there. It is more geared towards 6 and up, I think (I don't have kids, but I have friends with kids, and they have gone to these parties). It can also be pretty pricey, depending on how you do it. I think you would be better off throwing the party at home or in a more controllable area, if the guests are also in the same age group. Balloons and party favors will probably go over better with them than a scary giant mouse at that age. Good Luck.
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@Mamaof4 (222)
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
With 4 kids, I've had quite a few birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese. And all the kids LOVE LOVE LOVE it! As for the expense, try scouring the sunday newspapers for coupons. They are totally WORTH it! I probably wouldn't go for the birthday package just because there are some things that the kids really don't need, but those coupons are great! Seriously! Also, sign up online for Chuck E Cheese coupons at their website. They send pretty worthy coupons as well.
• United States
23 Feb 07
Thank you. I will sign up on there website. If I dont sign up for their birthday package can I still bring a cake and presents?
@MsRetro (250)
• United States
23 Feb 07
We've done several parties at Chuck E. Cheese. It's possible to do it affordably, if you follow a few tips: - don't buy the party package. It just isn't worth it. Bring yoru own cake and decorations, and sit at the regular tables. If you tell them there is a birthday, they will give the birthday girl a free ice cream, too. - look for free token coupons. Every now and then, Minute Maid has coupons on their juice boxes sometimes to buy $10 worth of tokens and geth $10 worth free. I've also seen them in the paper. We saved these up & redeemed 3 or 4 of them the weekend before we had our party there. We had so many tokens that the kids were satisfied with the games by the time we ran out. - Since the kids are so little, consider asking them to cut the pizza into squares instead of slices. The smaller portions will mean less waste.
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
23 Feb 07
While the price can see high it is actually about the rate that other places charge. I had a party there when I was I think 9, could have been 8, and had a great time. My nephew who just turned 7 had his party at Chuckie Cheese and he and his friends had a great time. I think that 3 years old is a little young to actually enjoy a place like that. If you are willing to spend the money to have her party in a place like that you might want to wait until she can actually place most of the games and have fun with her friends.
@junior07 (975)
• India
23 Feb 07
i think if u have decided for the party then expense didn't matter,if u r thinking about expense then organize the party at ur home.
@earthsong (590)
• United States
23 Feb 07
We had our daughter's 3rd birthday there. Rather than spend the $75 to rent the reserved area we just told everyone to be there and the time and then ordered their big pizza special that came with tokens and then purchased extra tokens. We had to bring our own cake, but it came to about half the cost of renting their reserved area.
• United States
23 Feb 07
I do think it is pricey to have a party there. I don't think 3 is too young. But, I do think if she were a little older she might appreciate it more and have a better memory of it. I was either 4 or 5 when my parents gave me a birthday part at CEC. It is a wonderful childhood memory that I remember very well. I abosultely LOVED it!!! I have been to some parties there recently for 3 year olds (I have a 3 year old son) and everyone always seems to have a good time. Worth it, but I think I would wait till age 4 if I was only going to do it one time.
• United States
23 Feb 07
My son is turning 2 in April and my hubby wants a Chuckie Cheese party. Seriously, I think it's more for him than the boy! LOL!! I think our little one and his friends are still too young for that. I was thinking of maybe a small-scale home party. Hopefully, we will be able to agree on something.
• India
23 Feb 07
Happy Birth Day
• Grand Junction, Colorado
23 Feb 07
My son at Chuckie Cheese - This is my son at Chuckie Cheese. All of my children loved to go there whether for a party or just for fun.
I think that 3 is a great age for a party at Chuckie Cheese. We have had many birthday parties there and have gone to them when thrown by someone else. It can be very expensive depending on how many people that you are inviting and whether your paying for adults to. I have done one party where we did there package and to me it wasn't worth it. Our local paper about once a month on Sunday has coupons for Chuckie Cheese, that include pizza, soda and tokens and we have used those for us it was a better deal and we weren't on any time schedule as you are when you pay them for a party. Just get there in plenty of time to grab some tables. Bring your own cake, plates and don't forget a knife to cut the cake. I hope that you have a great time if you decide to have the party there.:) I included a pic of my son on one of our outings to Chuckie Cheese.
@maru_047in (1007)
• India
23 Feb 07
i think celebrating the birthaday party is not bad and spending more money on unnecessary thing ll be bad cause the party is for enjoyment and in that time we all can meet our friends and enjoy and i think that is the right time and it is good time for your children too.
• United States
23 Feb 07
I dont know the cost but we had a sorta just pizza meal last year. Its gotten costly. You know what I HATE? The toys and tickets! You cant get ANYTHING unless you have LOTS of tickets. The rest is crap stuff its like why even bother? I had a party there as a kid. It was fun I guess. I was older it was more for my 9 yr old sister than me then 12. But still.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
23 Feb 07
Sorry I have never heard of Chuckie Cheese. But I it is fine to have a birthday for a young child of 3. Maybe this place is situated in America as we do not have anything like this here in my country but I have given all of my children a birthday party at the age of 3.
@micfly (3)
• United States
23 Feb 07
when i was younger i had a party at chuckie cheese's i was 5 but i think if i was 3 most of the games would be harder to play, but at 3 it would still be fu to crawl through the play tubes and watch the lil' plays the characters do.
@nowment (1758)
• United States
23 Feb 07
It has been years since I had a birthday party for a child in my family at Chuckie Cheese, I am not sure how memorable it will be for a 3 year old, but I know that when we had it those kids ages 5 to 7 loved it, it seemed that my niece's birthday parties was the social event of the school season. I think we got quite a bit for our money, and found the people to be very helpful and courteous. I would recommend that you schedule it for the first party of the day, and that you make sure you get an end table not a middle spot. And for the chuckie cheese thing, depends how much does your 3 year old love chuckie? The rat does make an appearance at the party.
@Cortney (3986)
• United States
23 Feb 07
The price for having a Chucky Cheese party is about the same per person as anywhere else. Here where I live it averages about $10 per person. Some things you could do to cut costs down: Find out if yours will allow you to bring your own cake (mine does, but some don't) go to the chucky cheese website, they always have coupons for really good deals. (sometimes it is a lot cheaper to just use the coupons and order the pizza and the the tokens that come with them) Check your local sunday paper, they usually have some good coupons like buy 100 tokens, get 100 free Hope this helps some.
@toejam (8)
• United States
23 Feb 07
my son REALLY wanted his party there this last birthday and we didn't want to do it, because we too despise the place......so, instead we rented the pool and a room after at our local YMCA. It was fun, but it was a TON of work and in the end we spent WAY more than we would have at Chuck E Cheese. I've decided next year if he really wants it there, we'll do it. because it saves me TONS of extra work and less expense too....for him to have a blast!
• United States
23 Feb 07
I know I enjoyed having my birthdays at Chuckie Cheese when I was younger, and I will take my childeren there too when they get old enough. I myself don't think 3 is old enough for Chuckie Cheese, I was 5 when I went to Chuckie Cheese and I think I was still abit to young. So I think if I where I would save that Chuckie Cheese money till she's 6 or 7 or atleast 5 I mean it's not really up to me, but with my personal experience with it. I would just save that money and wait till she's older and can remember it. So if I where I wouldn't take her to Chuckie Cheese yet.
• United States
23 Feb 07
I think 3 is too young to have it there. It really is geared towards kids from ages 5 to about 11. Around here, when you turn 5, that's when you get your Chuck E Cheese party. Not before, and not after either. We only do one per kid, as it IS very expensive, but it is worth it. I have a daughter turning 10 this year, and she is getting a special party, though she seems to want to go roller skating. So we'll do that for her. And I have a daughter turning 5 in May, she'll get her Chuck E Cheese party, and she is already looking forward to it. We also don't go to Chuck E Cheese unless it's a birthday. I can't justify spending that kind of money for an everyday kind of thing.
• United States
23 Feb 07
I believe that a child should have at least one Chuckie Cheese birthday party. It is fun to invite a few people and outline everything that you have planned. For example, when the pizza, drinks, and cake will be served. So that everyone gets to play, and the party gets completed. I don't have kids, but as a child, I had birthdays there, and so did my siblings. Recently, I have gone to so many parties there, where my cousins' kids through parties for their kids. It saves you the mess at home, that is for sure. You order a few different types of pizza so that everyone gets to eat, get the cups that go to the fountain drink machines, and then, you get as many coins as you can, for everyone. If people desperately want more coins for their kids, they can get the extra themselves, but you can distribute coins throughout the party, so that everyone can play.