Arcade Birthday Party Guide: All you need to know

Have you ever thought about throwing an arcade birthday party in 2022? Do you know what it takes to throw an epic party? If not, then you’ve come to the right place. Nothing screams ‘a memorable birthday event’ than an arcade one.

Arcade games are hands down, the heart of every party for both kids and adults. Besides that, it gives you a chance to relive the old days with your friends and family on this special day. With that in mind, this article will highlight how to get that party rolling in the best way possible.

1.     Find the perfect venue

I’m sure you’ll agree with me; there’s no way you can hold a themed birthday party at just any venue. Take this opportunity to identify arcades within your area. You can go to an arcade venue and organize how to take the party there. Most arcade venues typically have a theme, which will help you skip the decorations part. The manager and their team will assist with the decorations at an extra cost.

Another great way to hold a budget-friendly arcade birthday party is to find fun arcade games that you can hire and have the birthday party in your backyard. Yes, you heard that right! You don’t always have to hold the arcade party in an arcade. There are plenty of inexpensive yet fun ways to set it up in your home.

2.     Decorations and Invitation cards

If you’ve ever gone to a birthday party, it’s always the décor that brings everything together. Also, birthday party invitation cards will create anticipation in the guests even before they get to the venue. Thankfully, you don’t have to make a hard-copy invitation card. Fortunately, in today’s digital age, creating a captivating invitation for a birthday party has become even more convenient with the advent of QR codes. By simply generating a QR code, hosts can effortlessly design and share digital invitations, saving time and effort compared to traditional hard-copy invitation cards.

With a few simple steps, you can create a virtual card. There are several decoration ideas that you can use to spice up your event.

3.     Type of Arcade Games/ Theme

Are you an old-timer like me, or have you transitioned into the new age, digital arcade games? And will your friends enjoy the ‘old school’ arcade games, or will they prefer a more modern version? If you’re planning to go ‘old-school,’ you’ll need a slot, pachinko, or even Whac-A-Mole, and Skee-ball machines. That’s the trifecta right there for a perfect birthday.

But these days, you can engage in VR Arcade games using a VR headset and a modern machine. VR arcade games are a bit more immersive than the old school machines, but the effect is the same.

4.     Of course, Food and Beverages

Food and beverages are like fuel that you’ll need to have a successful arcade birthday party. Certain types of Pizzas and drinks go hand-in-hand with arcade games, and you need to remember that. More importantly, if your friends enjoyed arcade games when you were little, I’m sure there are specific foods that will instantly bring you back to that childhood memory. So start there.

Before you go

The venue, check! Decorations and invitation cards, check! Arcade games, check! And finally, food and beverages, check! Voila! That’s all you need to get the birthday party rolling. Remember, this is your birthday. So, it’s all about fun and games for you and your friends- Ciao! 


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