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My favourite part of Chuck E Cheese is when their band plays on the stage. I also get a kick out of watching the children get excited when Chuck himself comes out to say "hi." And when they bring out the cake singing happy birthday, it is just so fun to see the excitement. It brings back good memories of my own birthdays as a child.
McDonald's is also great. It is cheap, and once I pay, all I have to do is sit back and watch the good times begin! The McDonald's with the Play Places are best I've found. It gives the children a chance to run off some of that energy.
What I like best about having the parties there, is how McDonald's now offers food choices with the happy meals, like apples instead of fries, or milk instead of soda. My son feels very grown up being able to choose his own menu. Sometimes Ronald the clown shows up and then everyone gets very excited! And the noise level certainly seems to rise!
They are cheaper than some of the more fancy restaurants and willing to work with me if something isn't to my liking. I also book the party a few weeks in advance with either of them so there isn't as much of a hassle. It eases my mind to know there will be enough room for my children and all their friends as well!
I know there are a lot of good fun restaurants out there to take children for birthday parties, but I really think these two are the best because they are popular with children and they have food and fun atmospheres that even adults can enjoy.