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Old 02-04-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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Bringing your own cake to Chuck E Cheese & doing an informal party?

My DD's 2nd birthday is in April (where the heck did the time go!). I was going to do a big party, but decided we'll keep it small with just us and my sister, BIL and maybe a couple of friends. I was thinking of going to CEC (she loves it there) and just bringing my own cake and we'll sing happy birthday on our own without the big to do that they put on. Has anyone done this? Do they frown on it? Did you bring your own paper goods? Her birthday is on a Thursday, so I don't think a crowd will be an issue. I just don't want to shell out $14 a kid when there will probably be three or four. Plus I always have great coupons!
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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We always brought our own cake and plates and just sat at a booth since it was just a few family members. They do not care either way.
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:31 PM   #3
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I have a friend who did this with all three of his kids - it worked out great! They brought their own cake and paper goods - didn't have a problem with it. They used the coupons and it was much cheaper (and more fun!) for them.
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:34 PM   #4
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we used to do this for birthdays all the time. Affordable, and DH and the "guy" friends were always willing to go to a kid party 'cause you can get beer/wine there. Plus, whatever it is about their pizza, the kids actually eat it!
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:37 PM   #5
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Thumbs up Go for it !

No problem. We were at CEC about 2 weeks ago on a Saturday & there about 3 or 4 families doing the same thing. They had cake, goodie bags & their own paper products. I thought it was a great idea myself.
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:37 PM   #6
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Plus, whatever it is about their pizza, the kids actually eat it!
Isn't that the truth!

Thanks all, I think I'll go for it
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:43 PM   #7
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I've never done it but I've seen it done a lot without any problem so you shouldn't have any problems.
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:57 PM   #8
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these might help!

http://email.chuckecheese.com/static...acement=image#
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:57 PM   #9
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Another option, is you can just buy a cake there, without having to do the whole party package. I don't recall what the price was.. but that is how we celebrate when we go with just a small group.

It would probably cost more than you making your own cake.. of course.. but, just something to consider.
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We did that years ago for DD. No troubles. I actually bought a lot of tokens on ebay for really cheap. That, along with some great pizza coupons and I think I spent $25 total for all of us! (Quite a few of DD's friends came) We were near the party area and another mom saw that I had made and brought our own cake. She came over and lamented about how much she had spent on her kids' birthday party compared to me. LOL
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I confess that on our one-year anniversary, when we spent a week at Disneyland, we went down Harbor Blvd. on purpose to go to Chuck-e-Cheese because we like the pizza very much.

We didn't have a kid any where near us, either.
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We had my grandson's party last year at CEC and we used the coupons for pizza and tokens and I brought cupcakes for them. We had no problem, just grabbed a few tables close together.
You can use as many of the coupons as you want, I bought 3 cheese pizzas and 2 peperroni and it came with 4 cups per pizza. We also gave each kid 50 tokens. It came to less than $100 for everything thanks to tokens.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:34 PM   #13
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Our dd is 5 and we've had several parties the way you are asking about. It hasn't been a problem.
I will say we've done them early on a sat or sun. like 1100am. In our area VA, I've noticed that sometimes the party tables seem to be reserved. We've always been able to get one of the larger tables even when some of the others had reserved signs on them.
We also use the coupons (print them from the cec site) Bring her a cake and pass out tokens to the kids.
The cupcake "cake" is the way to go imho. That way nobody has to cut the cake and it seems to be easiest.
I think they just put icing over alot of cupcakes, so it looks like a cake, but it's already 'cut up'
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:14 AM   #14
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wrong time??

I am very worried. We are planning to go there this Saturday for my son and 3 friends (and siblings). However, we were going to get there for 4:30pm and I'm worried that it's going to be packed. I'm hoping we get a table or two! I'm also going to sneak cupcakes! I was wondering how many tokens to give each child. 50 seems like a lot but I haven't been there in at least a year!
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:32 AM   #15
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Thanks everyone for your replies!

I did just read on their website that we are more than welcome to have an "unreserved" party, so officially, they don't care!
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