The “golden age” of arcade games lasted from the late 1970s until the early 1990s. Marked by classic games such as Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Tetris, Donkey Kong, and Mario Bros., it was a time when kids could while away hours trying to beat their own and others’ top scores, filling arcade machines with coins, and meeting up with friends for good natured showdowns at their favorite games.
While retro arcade games suffered a steep decline in popularity in the 1990s, they are beginning to enjoy something of a resurgence, as people remember fondly their times spent playing these classic games.
A successful kids birthday party begins with the venue. The right spot will create a fun, engaging, and celebratory environment that will keep the kids happy for hours. The wrong kids birthday party venue, on the other hand, will leave you with quiet kids and boring memories. In order to avoid that kind of #fail, you need to do your research ahead of time.
But what do you look for in the right kids birthday party venue? While there are lots of factors you could consider, there are only 5 that really determine the level of fun the kids have and the level of stress you experience. To maximize the former and minimize the latter, look for the following (and take a peek at how iT’Z measures up).
Look for a kids birthday party venue that offers a variety of birthday event packages.
You are buying a birthday party package, right? These packages guarantee you access to the activities of your choice and take care of details such as food, balloons, and even party favors. And, they usually offer all of these perks for a lower price that doing it all yourself (Yes, you can have your [birthday] cake and eat it too).
Bowling is a popular kids birthday party idea for good reason. Not only do kids generally love bowling, but it also tends to be an activity that children of almost every age can participate in, and offers many options when it comes to decorations, games, food, favors, and more.
However, a successful kids bowling party does not happen by itself. If you want to enjoy a successful kids bowling party with a minimum of stress, consider the following tips. They will help you to put together a bowling birthday party for kids that is a stress-free, fun-packed event.
Choose a kids birthday party venue with lots of options for fun.
The first step in planning a successful kids bowling party is to recognize that not every bowling venue is created equal. You could choose your run of the mill bowling alley, but it might not be the best choice, especially if you are expecting a lot of children who may have varying tastes and preferences.
If you are struggling to find the right kids birthday party theme, you might want to consider a bumper car birthday party. Perfect for kids with a sense of silliness and adventure and particularly good for kids who love cars of any kind, a bumper car birthday party can bump up the fun at their party and give them a good time that they will remember all through the next year. They might even ask to do it again next year! Here are a few tips for creating a memorable and safe bumper car birthday party for kids.
Choose a birthday party place that has bumper cars for kids.
While this may seem unnecessary, since bumper cars are a popular kids’ activity, not every birthday party place offers bumper cars for kids. You will need to check with your chosen venue if you want bumper cars to make an appearance at the kids’ party you are planning.
Trick or treating is a staple of Halloween celebrations for children. However, it also does not work for many families. Some people avoid it because of religious preferences. Others live in neighborhoods that are not kid-friendly, and some worry about the safety of going door to door with their kids.
If you find yourself reluctant to engage in door to door candy collecting this Halloween season, you are not alone. Nor are you doomed to a boring night indoors. There are a number of trick or treating alternatives that are both safe and fun.Here are 5 creative and safe trick or treating alternatives that can keep Halloween fun even without going door to door.