Arcade Games for Kids: 5 Reasons to Let Children Visit the Retro Arcade

gameroomChildren in the 1970s and 1980s lived in a golden age when arcade games dominated their afternoons and arcades seemed to exist on every corner. Eventually, those long afternoons and pocketfuls of quarters faded as video game arcades were replaced by home gaming systems and more advanced technology.

Today, however, as arcades enjoy a resurgence in popularity, modern day childhood can also benefit from the unique appeal of retro arcade games. Yes, we are talking screen time. But a visit to a retro arcade is much different from hours spent in front of a modern day gaming console. Here is how.

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Kids Bowling Party Favor Ideas

Score the perfect party for your child with a kids bowling party. Accessible for just about everyone, and universally fun, what’s not to love? And if you pick a great bowling location, like iT’Z, with its bowling party packages created with kids in mind, you will enjoy the perfect party with minimal work. (There are even free birthday party invitations to download on this page!)

If you really want to get creative when it comes to kids bowling parties, offer some party favors that go beyond trinkets and candy. Here are some fun favor ideas to up your party game.

 

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Throw a Halloween-Themed Kids Bowling Party to Remember

Adults in Costumes at IT'Z Halloween Party 2017‘Tis the season for spookiness, and there is nothing kids love more than a slightly scary, candy-loaded excuse to party. Take advantage of the season’s natural theme and throw your October-born a Halloween-themed kids bowling party. Is it possible to combine the awesome creepiness of Halloween with the awesome family fun of bowling? Absolutely. Here are just a few ideas.

 

Invite guests to wear costumes to the kids bowling party.

At the heart of Halloween are costumes (and candy), so invite everyone to wear their favorite costume to your kids bowling party. They can wear the outfit they plan to wear on Halloween, or you can ask everyone to dress according to a theme, such as their favorite superhero, monster, or sports player.

Make the party even more fun by having everyone act “in character” during the party. Just imagine how fun it will be to watch Darth Vader try to use the Force to guide the bowling ball down the lane, or listen to a monster roar with joy at a good score.

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5 Secrets to Fun Things to Do with the Family

Family Enjoying GamesWhat does research say is the best way to have a happy family? Do things together. But before you get the family together to veg on the couch, consider this: Quality is more important than quantity when it comes to creating strong family bonds. That means that you should probably save the television for the occasional family movie night and take some time to find fun things to do with your loved ones instead.

Not that getting out of the house is free of challenges. If the thought of meltdowns, sibling rivalry, bored teenagers, or even bored parents makes you feel like “fun things to do with the family” is an oxymoron, then you might also want to use some of the secrets to having fun family outings. Here are 5 ideas to get you started.

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