1. Chuck E. Cheese’s, Lima
Location: 2809 Elida Road, Lima
Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Highlights: Pizza, soft drinks and a huge variety of games and rides make Chuck E. Cheese’s a dream place for a kid to have a birthday party. For parents, there are also wings, sandwiches and other menu items from which to choose. With different specials available all year, it’s affordable too, so that makes Chuck E. Cheese’s a great choice for parents and kids!
2. Westgate Lanes, Lima
Location: 721 N. Cable Road, Lima
Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight Friday, 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday
Highlights: Who doesn’t love bowling, pizza and soft drinks? If you are the birthday girl or boy, you also get not just bowling, pizza and soft drinks, but also your choice of a bowling pin everyone can autograph, the most popular choice, or a birthday T-shirt. All the guests receive a coupon for a two free games. Now, parents can even go online to book a party at Westgate Lanes. Averaging 10 to 15 birthday parties a week, this is a popular option.
3. Edgewood Skate Arena, Lima
Location: 2170 Edgewood Drive, Lima
Phone: 419-331-3326, general; 419-331-0647, birthday planning
Hours: General hours vary by season. Birthday parties are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. to 11 a.m. Fridays for additional charge. Starting in October, birthday party hours are expanded.
Highlights: There are three different birthday packages available at Edgewood Skate Arena. For just $8 per person, each guest gets free admission and skate rental, a drink, an ice cream, and a free skating pass for the future. A second package adds a hot dog for just 50 cents more per person, and the third package substitutes a slice of pizza for the hot dog at just $9 per person. Management asks for one week’s notice to reserve the room.