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Check out these 3 tips we've learned in our years of helping throw parties for all ages!



1.) Cake or cupcakes?


The question we get asked the most, is should we bring cake or cupcakes for our party?

We suggest cupcakes over birthday cakes! They make distribution and clean up quick and easy! No messy knives, no worrying about everyone getting the same size slice. Just hand out a cupcake and throw away the wrappers! If you still want a special design for your themed party you can even connect cupcakes to create a bigger image!



Check out these fun designs for ideas!



2.) How much should we decorate?


The hardest part about setting up a birthday party is.... well setting it up! Pinterest makes decorating look easy but it can actually be very difficult, especially with little kiddos running around! Heres a tip.... keep it simple! We know you want to go all out for your special ones birthday but if you give them fun activities they wont even notice if you couldnt get that complex baloon garland exactly how you saw it online. Stick with the basics for easy set up and clean up.

  • Table cloth

  • plates, cups, and silverware

  • a few balloons and a banner

A good tip is to pick one easy theme. look for the 3 most prominent colors you see when you look at reference images. those will be the backbone of making your party look well put together!

Example : you're 12 year old wants a Fortnite party!


Look at this image as a perfect example!

The main colors are :

  • Blue/purple

  • Green

  • Black/White

Use those colors to pick the perfect combination of balloons, table cloth. and snacks!

Try not to pick more than 3 colors. the more colors you pick the harder it will be to seamlessly combine them for a clean setup.





3.) How to do party favors without breaking the bank?


Nothing completes a fun party like a little goodie bag to thank the guests for coming out!

But times are tough and getting toys for 10 or more kids can get pricey! Here are some tips to make sure you're party is the envy of all the neighborhood kids while making the other parents a little jealous of your party throwing skills!








Buy in bulk! amazon and costco are great places to get items for cheap! Try searching up "Bulk party favors" or "Bulk ______ Toys for kids". these key words should find you great options for lots of fun goodie bag additions. even if you dont need a 200 pack of fidget spinners, you should get them if they are cheaper then only buying 20. you can pass them on to other parents or save them for the next party! You could even use them as incentive prizes for doing chores and homework! Dont forget to use snacks and candy! Anything you dont use in the goodie bags, gets to go home with you! So its a Win-Win situation!



Or try a more DIY approach! you can download cheap or free coloring books on etsy and print them off yourself! BOOM! unlimited mini coloring books for cheap! Kids also love puzzles, mazes, and easy crafts. This may not work for the older kids but its a great way to keep the little ones entertained!







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It’s never too early to start thinking about your child’s birthday party. If you have a 5-year-old, you might wonder what kind of party they would like. We’ve got some great ideas for you! We have something for everyone, from video game-themed parties to Disney princess parties. And if you’re looking for something unique, we can help with that too! Just let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll be happy to create a custom party just for your little one. Contact us today to plan the perfect birthday party for your 5-year-old!


Pick a Theme



Planning a kids’ party around arcade games and other fun activities is a great way to ensure that everyone has lots of fun! An arcade-themed party can include anything from life-sized chess pieces to arcade classics like Air Hockey and Pacman. Whether it’s their favorite cartoon character, animal, or video game, a party with a cohesive event is always more fun.

Celebrating a 5-year-old’s birthday in an arcade setting means games, games! The possibilities are endless, from hula hoops and ping pong balls to commercially made games for kids and more sophisticated party packages with state-of-the-art gaming consoles. Arcades provide infinitely engaging and fun games and offer an experience that can make parents’ lives far more effortless when planning. It is, therefore, no surprise that it has become a popular yet creative birthday idea to throw a grand bash in a video arcade setting. Not only will arcade-style games entertain kids, but it’s also a great activity for adults. Arcade games make for ultra-exciting competitions between friends and family. A great theme will make any party memorable but having an arcade-style party takes it one step further. After all, who doesn’t love the thrill of playing classic arcade games? So go ahead and create some bea


utiful memories by throwing theultimate birthday party your child will remember forever!



Keep Them Entertained

Coloring stations, video games, and crafts are always good options. Video games are

always a staple for entertaining the younger crowd. However, it’s essential to keep an eye on the time limits - especially if other activities and party guests are involved. For an additional twist, why consider introducing classic party games like “Simon Says” or “Duck Duck Goose”? Of course, you can always add some crafts and set up coloring stations. Getting the little ones involved in these activities makes for a more meaningful

celebration, ensuring everyone has a great time!




Don’t forget the food!

It can take a lot of work to plan an indoor birthday party. Still, the possibilities are endless with just a paper plate and some imagination. Birthday cake is still a must, but there’s nothing wrong with adding other kid-friendly snacks like mini pizzas or chicken nuggets.

Snacks give the little ones something to munch on while they’re having tons of fun. Whether setting up scavenger hunts, playing hot potato, or organizing a spoon race, your child’s guests will be enthralled when it comes to party favors. Don’t forget your paper plate - it’s essential in creating productive and entertaining parties!




Decorate the space


When planning your kid’s next party, don’t forget to decorate the space with festive touches like colorful streamers and balloons. Create a treasure hunt to kick it up a notch and give your guests an extra memorable experience! Write little clues on paper and hide them in key places around the venue. For an added sensory activity twist, let the treasure hunt reveal buckets of cotton balls for a painting activity attached. Or goodie bags at the end filled with fun surprises for all the little birthday revelers. This is the perfect game to get their creative juices flowing and lasting memories that keep them entertained even

after the party ends.







Have goodie bags ready



Spare no partygoers the delight of having fun party supplies in their goodie bags. Ensure you have enough party favors to fill their day with joy! Being prepared is vital when it comes to your party guests’ satisfaction. Party bags should be filled with delicious treasures such as candy, toys, and treats they can enjoy.

Depending on the party theme, you may want to include party-specific items. Such as plastic medals or fancy pencils if it’s an Olympic-style relay race or potato


snacks and drinking straws if you are hosting indoor activities. To ensure everyone leaves with a happy face, allow yourself enough prep time to fill your goodie bags with only the best party gifts!



Conclusion: 5 Tips to Guarantee Success


Follow these five tips to ensure your child’s birthday party is successful. First, choose a theme and stick to it throughout all the activities, décor, and food options. Second, ensure enough entertainment for all the guests - no one wants to be bored at a birthday party. Third, don’t forget the eats! Birthday cake is essential, but you should also consider other kid-friendly foods. Fourth, get festive with streamers, balloons, and other decorations to set the mood. Finally, send your guests home happy with goodie bags

full of candy and treats.


Kingcade Arcade is here for you if you need help planning or executing any part

of your event, from theme selection to clean up. Contact us today to book your next bash!

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What are the best birthday party ideas for teens? Teens can be challenging to please, but a few birthday party ideas will surely be a hit. It depends on what they're into, but here are a few ideas to get you started.




Fun Party Ideas

Host a game night and invite friends to play some of the teens favorite board games or arrange a video game tournament.

Throw a pizza party - everyone loves pizza, and its easy to organize. Or, for

something different, try a themed party - choose a theme like the 80s or beach party and go all out with decorations, food, and dress code.

Movie night is always popular, so pick a few of the birthday boy or girls favorite films and make some popcorn. Or get outside and go for a hike or bike ride - nature is

always enjoyable. Whatever you do, make sure the birthday celebrant has a great time!


Host a Game Night

Looking for a unique party idea that will please even the most avid gamers? Host a video game

tournament party! Pick your favorite games and set up some friendly competition. We have party packages that include classic arcade games to the latest TV Console gaming systems you need to makeyour event a success.


Throw a pizza party. Teens love pizza, and its easy to do. But mixing a pizza party with a video game

night is ideal for any teen who wants to have a fun night with friends. So, get your game on and host a

party that will be talked about for weeks! And for those who prefer a more traditional party game, there

are plenty of board games to choose from.


Have a Movie Night

One of the best ways to spend a night with friends is watching movies. You can rent out a theater or

gather your friends and family for a night of watching your favorite flicks. If youre looking for a fun and unique way to spend an evening, why not throw a movie marathon party?


No matter how you do it, movie marathon parties are the perfect way to enjoy some of your all-time favorite films in the company of those you love most. Make sure to have popcorn and snacks and prepare for a night of cinematic fun! If you want to make it extra special, you can even have a sleepoverparty or outdoor movie screening.


Go For a Hike or Bike Ride

What better way to enjoy the outdoors than by hiking or bike riding? You can get some exercise while enjoying the fresh air and beautiful scenery. If youre looking for something more adventurous, why not plan a murder mystery party? You can set up clues along the trail and see if your friends can solve the mystery.

Try to solve the mystery before the killer strikes again! Gather your closest friends and head to your

nearest park for a day of fun, sun, and suspense.


Or, if youre feeling more active, plan a hiking party.

Head to your favorite trail and explore the great outdoors with your friends. And dont forget the smores! Campfires are the perfect way to end a fun-filled day. Just be sure to pack some finger foods and drinks, and youre sure to have a great time.



Celebrate with a Themed Party


Whether youre throwing a birthday party, a going away party, or just a pool party, there are endless

ways to make it memorable. Start by decorating your pool area with fun toys, floats, and games. Then,

set up a dance floor and invite all your friends to come dressed in their best swimwear.

Be sure to have plenty of sunscreen on hand, pool toys, and pool games for everyone to enjoy. And

remember the food! Serve some delicious poolside snacks and drinks, and youre sure to have a pool party that everyone will remember for years to come.


A Retro 80s-themed party is another great option for a celebration. You can deck out your space with

black lights and neon decor and play all the classic hits from the decade. Serve some tasty snacks like

pretzels and Twizzlers, and dont forget the cupcakes! For an extra touch of nostalgia, rent an old-

fashioned photo booth to snap some fun pics with your friends.



Go all-out with an amusement park party - buy tickets to your nearest amusement park and spend the

day there. Black lights, pool games, Funky Disco Dance Party, pool slides, and more! Plan and make sure

to invite everyone you want to come. And remember the after-party! An after-party is where the real fun begins. Rent a party bus and keep the celebration going all night long!


An ice-skating party is another great way to celebrate. Head to your nearest rink and slide around with

friends. Be sure to bundle up in warm clothes – it can get chilly on the ice! Afterward, you can warm up

with some hot chocolate or coffee.




Conclusion

However, if you choose to celebrate your teens birthday, include them in the planning process. Hence, its a party theyll remember - for all the right reasons.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and plan the best birthday party your teen has ever had! Itll be a hit with all their friends, and you can just sitback and relax knowing everything is taken care of. And if you need some help getting started. Here is a

quick step by step process of throwing a party.


1. Choose a birthday theme

2. Send out invitations

3. Plan the food and drinks

4. Set up the decorations

5. Get ready for the party!

6. Party time!

7. Clean up afterwards


If you need help, were always here to lend a hand. Just give us a call or stop by our store. And dont

forget - we have the perfect place to host a gaming event for your teens birthday party. Contact us today and let us help you plan the best birthday party ever! Our arcade has all the classics, consoles, and

board games. Its the perfect place to let them (and their friends) loose for a few hours while you sitback and relax. So, what are you waiting for?











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