Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was provided a guest pass by Chuck E. Cheese to facilitate my review. As always, all opinions are my own.
One of the highlights of my childhood was always heading to Chuck E. Cheese with my family for fun, games and pizza. Whether it was for my birthday or someone else’s, or just a Saturday afternoon there was nothing that I loved more than visiting the magic and the mouse. I grew up in San Jose, California and there’s is a HUGE 2 story Chuck E. Cheese located there, just off the freeway. Every time we would drive to my aunts house we would pass it, and I would shriek in excitement about Chuck E. Cheese. Looking back, I bet my parents dreaded that freeway pass because it was always a given that I would beg to go.
When my first child was born in January (many, many years ago) I didn’t think how birthdays would be affected by that birth month until I started planning his first party. Local parks were out of the question due to rain and cold, so we spent many of his birthdays at Chuck E. Cheese too! I have so many memories with the mouse and the various activities we’d enjoy, and now that my youngest two are 5 and 3 it’s time to make some more memories with them. Unfortunately Chuck E. Cheese isn’t just off the freeway for us anymore, but they are familiar with the commercials with the cool mouse and have been asking to go for a while now!
October was a rough month for us. With the littlest ones both in school now, all the fun colds and illnesses got passed around twice this month throughout our family. So this past weekend we were a bit stir crazy and decided to get out for a little fun after having been couped up and sick for so long. Glad to finally be feeling better, we dressed up in a few costumes we have around the house so we could celebrate #Chucktober14 with Chuck E. Cheese.
If you’re not familiar with Chucktober, let me get you updated! Head to your local Chuck E. Cheese dressed in a Halloween costume any time during the month of October, you get 50 free tickets! If you hashtag #Chucktober14 on social media with your photos of your little ones in costume, you’re entered to win prizes throughout the month! Sounds fun, right? You can also download activity sheets or sign up for special offers too!
Since most of us were sick at some point this month, I didn’t have time to head to the costume shop just yet. So we improvised by grabbing two Power Rangers costumes that were gifted to us by a friend. The boys love playing dress up with old costumes and playing together, so we do have quite a few to choose from. D-Man chose the red Power Rangers costume and we had a mask to match, so he was set. RoRo we had to improvise a bit.
We used a black Power Rangers costume that we couldn’t find a mask for, and instead used it as a first layer under the main costume. Since it had muscle padding in it, it worked perfectly with sweat pants and a hand me down football jersey from one of the older boys to create a football player costume! All you need is a few bucks for some black face paint to smudge under the eyes and you’re good to go!
I’m going to admit that this was actually D-Man’s costume when he was this age a few years ago for Halloween! It’s so easy, and if you have old muscle bound superhero costumes you can totally repurpose them for football pads! D-Man’s Spiderman costume last year ripped at the waist so we are planning on cutting the bottoms off completely and just using the chest piece as padding or muscles for other fun dress up costumes.
The boys had such a good time and are still talking about Chuck E. Cheese and all the fun they had. They were so excited to pick out their toys with all the tickets they won, and it was a great evening overall and they had so much fun dressed as fun character for Chucktober. I’m looking forward to taking them back again, and now you can enter to win a complimentary guest pass and Chuck E. Cheese treat bag of your very own too!
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Taking my boys there and having a birthday party for my oldest when he turned 7. They played so much Skeeball!
Awww, I love it! Skeeball is a classic!
Laura J says
Oh I remember us going for my nephews birthday and Carter was so scared of Chuck E! By the end of the night…he was in love with him and followed him everywhere!
having birthday parties there!
shelly peterson says
My best memories were my kids birthdays at Chuck E Cheese now my grandchildren’s.
erica best says
my birthday party as kid