We recently celebrated Ari’s 8th birthday, and for the second year in a row he wanted to have his birthday party at Timezone! You might remember that last year we threw our Nintendo loving boy a party at the same venue. I blogged it here. Well, Ari loved his 7th birthday party so much that he wanted to do it again.
Timezone is the ultimate, arcade style amusement park, with something for all ages! It’s bright, it’s fun, it’s one of our favourite places to go as a family. Our local Timezone can be found at the Sunshine Plaza in Maroochydore, but Timezone is located in 7 countries across the world.
Timezone is somewhere that our family has bee visiting for years. Last year Ari had a wonderful time celebrating his 7th birthday there, so he knew immediately what he wanted to do this year. Timezone have a lot of different packages on offer which include game time. You can also book a party with laser tag or bowling. We decided on the ‘Extreme Gamer’ package which included 1.5 hours of game time, a meal, drink and points for the children to use to redeem a toy to take home. This year we also added on Laser Tag for something different, whereas last year we did Bumper Cars.
On the day of the party I headed in half an hour early to set up some decorations I had purchased online. This is something I love to do to personalise our parties, but it isn’t necessary as the venue has everything you need, and the party rooms are really fun just as they are. I really appreciate how flexible Timezone are in that they let you bring additional decor. You can also bring some external food (check the details as some items are not permitted like professionally catered food,) your own cake and juice etc. On the other hand you can also get all of this done through Timezone, even a birthday cake.
We were given two party hosts for the day, Paul and Ange. Paul actually worked on Ari’s birthday party last year, so that was fun. Both Paul and Ange were amazing with the children and made sure that they had the best time at the party. They did everything from helping me to set up, to running the day, even bringing me a lighter and cake knife when it was needed it, and running our things out to the car at the end of the day.
Ari invited 17 friends and they all had a fantastic time. The day went really smoothly, starting with an informative chat from our hosts, then a game of Laser Tag, next up was our game time. Once all of the game time fun was done, it was time to redeemed their prizes in the shop, (each child got 400 points.) For lunch our party package included a hot dog and water. I ordered additional pizza and a deli sandwich platter. I was also able to bring some of my own food so the children had chips, lollies and poppers as well. Again, I love this flexibility. The food that Timezone prepared was delicious, and they were able to cater for all allergies and dietary requirements. We finished up the day by singing happy birthday and enjoying some cake in the party room. Ari’s Super Mario cake was from SweetP Cakes and Cookies, and of course Timezone allowed us to bring this in.
When Ari went to bed that night he told me that this was the best day of his life, and I’m not surprised. Mission accomplished!
Disclaimer – This blog post is a collaborative review where Ari’s party was gifted to him by Timezone, however my thoughts and opinions are my own.