For kids in La Mesa, a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s is a rite of passage—either they have attended a party or celebrated their own birthday there. That is because the lively pizza place at Grossmont Center is renowned for its birthday extravaganzas. Kids can romp around the bustling arcade, playing the latest video games to win tickets for prizes, before eating tasty pizza and enjoying a fun performance from Chuck E. Cheese himself in the showroom—and maybe even getting a selfie with Chuck E., too!

“We treat all kids like stars when they come to Chuck E. Cheese’s, whether it is for a birthday party, school fundraiser, or just a night out with their family,” says Manager Jonathan Benson. “We want it to be a special experience for children as well as their parents, who can come here and relax knowing that their kids are having fun in a safe environment. The smiles on kids’ faces when they meet Chuck E. Cheese or earn enough tickets to win the prize they really want is what makes my job so rewarding!”

Fittingly, the child-as-star theme is carried through to the deluxe birthday party packages offered at Chuck E. Cheese’s. There are three packages: Star, Super Star, and Mega Super Star. All packages include two slices of pizza and unlimited soft drinks per child, a tablecloth, party plates, up to 1,000 bonus tickets, custom email invitations, a play wristband, and a ticket blaster experience for the birthday star.

The Star package offers $10 in play points for each child at the party, three helium balloons, and 250 bonus tickets for the birthday star. The next level up, Super Star, features $15 in play points for each child, 500 bonus tickets for the birthday star, six balloons, and a collectible cup for each child. The highest level, Mega Super Star, gives every child in the party unlimited games, as well as a collectible cup, a Chuck E. goody bag, and Dippin Dots ice cream; it also includes nine helium balloons and 1,000 bonus tickets for the birthday star. Each package comes with two hours of reserved table space plus a friendly and attentive host who can accommodate all your needs, which makes it easy for parents to throw the perfect birthday party!

Birthdays aren’t the only special event held at Chuck E. Cheese’s. The restaurant can also host school fundraisers, where up to 20% of the sales are donated back to the school. Plus, every teacher who attends the fundraiser gets a free meal, and the school receives a visit from Chuck E. Cheese. It is also a popular spot for group events for sports teams, scout troops, daycare classes, and other organizations. They come for the fun and festive atmosphere and the pizza that pleases every palate, as well as the fantastic “All You Can Play” special. Instead of playing a set number of games until their allotted points run out, kids can play an unlimited number of games for a predetermined amount of time. Starting at $10 for 30 minutes of game time, this deal can’t be beat!

The “All You Can Play” offer is great for families looking for a fun meal together. While the kids play, the adults can hang out and enjoy a glass of wine or a beer. The menu includes pizza, of course, as well as the Endless Salad Bar, wings, sandwiches, and appetizers such as pretzel bites, cheesy bread, and mozzarella sticks. Chuck E. Cheese’s also offers a weekday lunch buffet and gluten-free menu options, as well as free wifi. Even better, Chuck E. Cheese’s has plenty of weekday specials and coupons available online to make feeding the whole family affordable.

Parents will also breathe a sigh of relief when they learn about Chuck E. Cheese’s Kid Check® system. When you check in, each child in your party gets a customized hand stamp that is verified to make sure the children leave only with the adults they came with. It helps create an environment, according to the famous slogan, “Where a Kid Can Be a Kid®.” So the next time you need to plan a birthday party, or just want to spend some quality time together as a family, come to Chuck E. Cheese’s, where you can find fun for all ages.

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