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Birthday Party Games & Activities at Chuck E. Cheese's

Chuck E. Cheese's makes birthday parties simple. With food and drinks provided, fantastic arcade games, and Chuck E. Cheese's himself, plus no clean up, gathering your little one's friends and family for a celebration couldn't be easier. 

To make the party even better, we encourage you to plan a few birthday activities that will keep the kids engaged as a group, and give all of your guests a chance to play together. Of course, if you need some ideas – we've got plenty. Take a look at five of our best party games for kids – and get inspired.

I-Spy Scavenger Hunt:

Give each of the kids a list of items that you know will be at Chuck E. Cheese's, as well as a pen, and a pad of paper. Have the kids look for the items on the list and write down where they spotted them. The first person to complete the list, and have it verified by an adult, wins.

Pull-String Pinata:

Breaking the piñata is one of the most popular birthday party games around – but for safety reasons traditional pinatas aren't allowed at Chuck E. Cheese's. Instead, provide your group with a pull string piñata that’s filled with prizes everyone can enjoy.


It might be one of the most popular birthday party games for Kids, but it's a classic for a reason: it's easy and fun. In order to keep the game restaurant and party friendly, bring a hat (in the theme of your party) pre-filled with topics that are easy for the kids to execute in a small space. (You might even limit your subjects to the party theme for added fun.) The child who wins gets to keep the charade hat.

DIY Hats or Accessories:

Instead of traditional birthday games, get the kids involved in creating their own party favors. If your party has a mermaid or princess theme, bring along felt in a wide range of colors and shapes, plus enough headbands, and glue sticks for everyone, and have the kids assemble their own crowns, necklaces or bracelets. Of course, mermaids and princesses also wear plenty of sparkly rings and clip-on earrings, so bring some of those for all of the kids, too. If your party has a firefighter, police officer or cowboy theme, bring hats that the kids can wear as they use pre-cut felt and glue sticks, or cardboard and markers to make their own badges. The adults can glue pins onto the backs of the badges and the kids can wear them during the party.

Decorate Your Own Cupcake:

Birthday activities don't get easier, or tastier, than this. Just bring enough cupcakes for everyone in your party, plus a few different types of frosting, colored sugars, sprinkles, etc. and let the kids – and the adults – decorate their own cupcakes.

Of course, if you'd rather keep it simple and leave the birthday party games at home, Chuck E. Cheese's has plenty of things for kids to do. From photo ops with Chuck E., to arcade games, kiddie rides, to Chuck E.'s Laser Challenge, our restaurants deliver fun in a family-friendly setting that everyone can enjoy.

or contact your local Chuck E. Cheese's for more information.