Sto-Kent Family Entertainment offers fun throughout the year, why not celebrate your next birthday there? They offer several birthday party packages for every interest and age, including bowling birthday parties and miniature golf birthday parties in Stow, Ohio.
My Experience at Sto-Kent Family Entertainment for Kids Birthday Party
A couple months ago, we went bowling as a family with some friends. I was surprised at how much my 4 year old girl enjoyed it and actually did very well. It was the first time we ever went to Sto-Kent Family Entertainment and I was just so impressed at how clean the place was, their prices on bowling and food, and how friendly the staff was. When it was time to decide where to have her birthday party, she asked for a bowling birthday party. I knew exactly where we would go.
Elizabeth couldn’t wait the day before her party to go to sleep so she could wake up to go to her birthday party! When we entered the building, a Happy Birthday Elizabeth message was written on a white board to greet us. Below is a picture taken when we were leaving, so you can see how much fun she had!
Sto-Kent Family Entertainment makes birthdays fun for the birthday child and easy for parents. I literally only needed to bring the birthday cake! They had everything else already there, ready to go. Each birthday party package comes with a table with birthday table cloth, a bowling pin to have party guests autograph, several helium balloons, plastic-ware, napkins, cups, and plates. They even provide a lighter for your candles!
Elizabeth is a big Dora fan, so I did opt to bring a table cloth, special plates for the cake, and napkins to match the Dora goodie bags.
Elizabeth invited her friends from preschool, for a few, it was their very first time bowling. Opps! I wasn’t sure how it would go. We had 10 kids so we put 5 kids on each bowling lane. The bumpers were already up, making it perfect for our young party of 4 and 5 year olds. We also used the bowling ramp for kids that needed a little extra help, like my 3 year old niece.[slickr-flickr tag=stokentbowling]
To my surprise, even the kids that had never bowled before really got into it! They were able to see their name on the screen and follow along when it was their turn for the most part. It was the perfect number of kids on each lane. They even scored a few spars to which they gave eachother exciting rounds of high-fives!
They were so proud of anytime they knocked down pins. I think the combination of the music, the lights, being with eachother, and accomplishing “big people” tasks made it even more fun for the kids.
About 1/2 way through the party, we stopped for pizza time! The party includes two slices of pizza each. You decide on the toppings. We chose cheese as well as pepperoni. If parents plan on hanging around, you can order additional pizzas for about $12. In addition to the pizza, you can purchase bags of potato chips, pretzels, etc at an additional cost. No outside food permitted except for Cake and Ice Cream.[slickr-flickr tag=eatingstokent]
Of course, with that many kids, there is plenty of time for silliness and fun, which is important for any kids birthday party. It’s nice to have a safe place to have in indoor birthday party location in Akron Stow Ohio area for when it is cold or even hot outside. Even some wrestling occurred, although it is cute for 4 & 5 year olds, it’s probably frowned upon if adults wrestle! LOL
After more bowling fun, we stopped for cake. This was my first attempt at making any birthday cake ever, and I did it with fun Topsy Turvy Cake Pans. Elizabeth put all the hearts and circles herself, she’s my little helper in the kitchen.
Sto-KentFamily Entertainment even provides the lighter, probably the #1 thing you’d forget, right?
Just look at happy my girl was at her birthday party! When we had 1/2 hour left for our party, a staff member gave us a quick update on how much time we have left. It was an appreciated reminder and didn’t feel like they were pressuring us to leave or anything. I’ve been to some parties where it felt like they were rushing their guests. Not here! Sto-Kent Family Entertainment is a very friendly, family orientated place. It is all family run and operated too, and you can tell. They love their guests and their business.
Next, it was time to open gifts. I think my favorite part of the party is watching all the kids gather around for opening gifts. I love watching how excited the gift-giver is to give their gift to the birthday kid. They are always so proud. I always have that person sit next to the birthday child so they get special one-on-one time while opening their present. I always snap a picture of each too. Elizabeth received such nice presents from her friends, she is a lucky girl.
To Elizabeth’s excitement, they announced on the speaker that it was her birthday and everyone cheered for her when we had about 1/2 hour left. They even had a Happy Birthday song play on the speaker for everyone to hear and join in. She LOVED it! She LOVED the attention! She couldn’t believe that everyone was singing and clapping for her. I think this was the best part of the bowling party. Then, again when we were packing up to leave and the party was over, they announced on the speaker that it was her birthday and said goodbye. She loved it.
My Experience at Sto-Kent Family Entertainment for Kids Birthday Party was fantastic. As a parent, it was a cinch. I didn’t have to do anything. No set-up. No clean-up. No cooking. Nothing. For the kids, it was the best time! Elizabeth had a great time with her friends, they all learned a new skill, and had so much fun.
This worked for 4 and 5 year olds. My son and his friend had fun, they are 6 & 7. I know that older kids and teens would have a blast at a bowling birthday party too. My point is, don’t be afraid to look into a bowling party for young kids, they had so much fun. Sto-Kent Family Entertainment does birthday parties right!
Book your Birthday Party at Sto-Kent Family Entertainment
You can book your Birthday Party at Sto-Kent Family Entertainment online or call 330-673-1718. Birthday Parties are held on Saturdays at 12:30 or 3pm and on Sundays at 3pm. Other times are available upon request. Tell them AkronOhioMoms.com sent you!
Choose from one of the following packages.
Tropical Birthday Party Package at Sto-Kent Family Entertainment
- 2 hours of unlimited bowling
- Free shoe rental
- All table supplies including napkins, plastic-ware, plates
- Helium balloons
- Soft drinks
- Birthday party pin (to autograph
- $11 per child
Tropical Birthday Party Package at Sto-Kent Family Entertainment
- Everything listed above plus 2 slices of pizza each
- $13 per child
Birthday Party Package at Sto-Kent Family Entertainment
- Everything listed in Tropical plus 2 slices of pizza eachCosmic Thunder
- $16 per child
Sto-Kent Family Entertainment
3870 Fishcreek Rd
Stow, OH 44224
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This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Sto-Kent Family Entertainment who provided party for review.