How about a chance to win a $100 gift card to Chuck E. Cheese's?
I hadn't been to Chuck E. Cheese's in a long time. And by long, I mean the past 25-ish years! My last experience with Chuck E. Cheese's was in elementary school when my parents took me to play as a reward for getting good grades. A tradition I'd like to continue with my kids for sure! I was always so excited to play skeeball even though I sucked at it!
Of course, I was on the kid end then, and I thought it was really fun. As an adult with a 3 and a half year old (or as a friend calls it, Threenager)...I wasn't sure. In all fairness, anything with a threenager in tow can be bliss or torture, depending entirely on the nap situation.
So, what to do? Risk it alone with my threenager? Or invite my favorite friends and THEIR threenagers?
|I'm codependent, what can I say?|
(That would be my threenager's blur head in the bottom left corner.)
(And that is my ticket pyramid on the table.)
OHMAIGAHD you guys, we had so much fun!!
My very favorite thing was the Kid Check when you walk in the door. Each parent and child get a matching number stamps (invisible, so you don't look like you were out clubbing...with your toddler...at the bar) and no kid is allowed out the door without an adult who has the matching stamp. So this basically means that I was able to actually talk to grown ups! About something other than the potty/toe jam/popsicles/Disney Jr. without worrying that my kid would be roaming the parking lot alone or with some stranger.
Too engrossed in threenager conversation to
smile for me.
They have a giant menu and everything was reasonably priced. We chose to stick with the traditional Chuck E. Cheese's Cheese pizza, which was enjoyed by threenagers and adults alike and was destroyed quickly. And do you know what else they have? COFFEE. A very important requirement for me, as I require near constant caffeination.
|They even have games for grown ups who have no shame.|
No shame at all.
Anytime I go to a play place intended for children, I worry about All of the Germs, ZOMG. Because kids are gross. I was totally impressed with how clean everything was! You were asked to sanitize your hands when you came in and there were hand sanitizers available all over the place. The bathrooms were also very clean, which is key for the newly potty trained!
|In this picture, I'm telling her to yell,|
"CHUCK E. CHEESE"
and I am the only one who is yelling,
"CHUCK E. CHEESE"
For more information, visit Chuck E. Cheese's website and stay connected by liking Chuck E. Cheese's page on Facebook.
So, anyway. This is actually a sweepstakes and you can win! All you have to do is answer the following question in the comments:
Why does your family love Chuck E. Cheese's?
And, of course there are rules and additional ways to win, so here they are:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: ""#SweepstakesEntry""; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 9/4/2012-10/4/2012.
Be sure to visit the Chuck E. Cheese's brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!