Tag: Video Game Party

Tag: Video Game Party

New parenting trend -‘no gifts allowed’ birthday parties

A new parenting trend sees parents increasingly hosting ‘no gifts allowed’ birthday parties for their kids.

Money-saving measures: In recent months, such invitations have become increasingly popular, as cash-strapped mothers look for ways to decrease costs, in any way, shape or form.

Expert: Psychologist, Dr Monique Robinson, said that it’s part of the overall trend towards minimalism – less presents means that the house is less overrun with ‘stuff’.

According to Dr Robinson, most parents ‘who choose the ‘no gifts allowed’ approach are coming from a really good place in terms of life lessons’. Read More

Summer birthday party idea for kids

After a long cold winter and rainy spring, Mother Nature has found her bearings. The sun is finally out here in Ottawa, which means summer party planning is in full swing.

Marking every year of your child’s life has so much significance. There’s nothing more fun than hosting a big party at your home, with all your child’s friends gathered ’round for cake and present unwrapping. But let’s face it, they do expect to be entertained and doing so can be stressful.

Parties are fun but organizing them can be hard work especially when you don’t know where to start. Luckily, these days there are so many party ideas which are readily available everywhere. But one top them all.

GamesOnTruck Video Game Party is my favorite summer birthday party idea for kids.

Why video game party in summer?

No Hassle – Video game party makes life easier on parents. No hassle no much planning involve. The day of the party there is no hassle of having to pack all of the party up and going to another destination. GamesOntruck trailer pulls right up to your location of choice.

Fun – Video Game Parties are fun. The ability to play with up to 16 friends inside the game truck, and also try out the latest games.

Safe – What better place to have a party than in your front yard? GamesOntruck pulls up right in front of your house. The kids will be inside the trailer playing games. There is no strange place for you kids to get lost in.

Why not make your child’s summer birthday party extra-special, and host a birthday party everybody will remember for long time?

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Nintendo: New kind of Mario’ for next E3

The next Mario game might be a little bit different.

Speaking to IGN, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto said we could see a new type of Mario game in a couple of years.

“We’re always challenging ourselves to create something new, so hopefully you’ll see a new kind of Mario in about a year or two,” he told IGN.

He added that Nintendo will ‘maybe’ be able to share something as soon as next E3.

He further commented on the difficulty to implement massive changes to the franchise: “It’s kind of difficult with Mario because some of the more important conventions of Mario are based on the approachability and accessibility of those games.”

Miyamoto also mentioned how new staff at Nintendo allowed the platform holder to look at Mario ‘with fresh eyes’.

Nintendo showcased a new Mario game at E3, Paper Mario: Color Splash, which will hit shelves in October.

10 Reasons Attending A Kid’s Birthday Party Might Not Be Fun

Below are the 10 reasons some parents can agree that attending a kid’s birthday party is the absolute not fun for them.

  1. You have no idea what to get the kid as a gift and it’ll probably be the same one every other kid gets for them.
  2. Everyone in the class is invited so you barely know the kid at all and have to fake it with the parents.
  3. If your kid is shy, they cling to you the whole time.
  4. If your kid is outgoing, they’re probably responsible for getting the other kids hyped up.
  5. All of the kids walk around with greasy pizza hands touching everyone and everything.
  6. If the party is some kind of activity, you end up spending the whole party helping your child instead of hiding in the corner.
  7. There’s always one parent who winds up all of the other kids until they are too crazy to control.
  8. You watch as the birthday kid spits all over their cake to blow out the candles — you really wanted a piece.
  9. Or the birthday child gets hysterical because some other kid blows out the candles (probably your kid).
  10. You’re only free from party hell after your child has consumed three adult-size slices of sugary frosted cake.

Do you know attending kid’s birthday with GamesOnTruck is fun and eliminates all these awkward reasons above?

Parents only drop their kids at the party location and later come back to pick them up, which give parents some time alone or attend to other things while kids are away having fun.

With GamesOnTruck, birthday parties are as easy as 1,2,3. There’s no easier way to give your child an unforgettable birthday party in Ottawa than hiring GamesOnTruck.

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When birthday parties become holy birthday months

The birthday party is in crisis — and it’s not getting better anytime soon.

As children, birthday parties were simple, elegant affairs. Your parents fed you supermarket cake on beautifully branded, plastic tablecloths and prayed that you didn’t ruin the whole event by spontaneously crying or vomiting.

But millennials took those simple pleasures for granted, and now, many parties have evolved into ravenous emotional beasts: month-long, highly intricate ceremonies that eat up all your your savings and Facebook notifications. Absence is not an option. Sickness is not an excuse. The rise of the birthdayzilla has transformed birthday parties from simple one-offs to totalitarian birthday months, and everyone must comply. Read More

The dilemmas of planning your child’s birthday party when they get to school age

As you read this, tea and a crumpet on the go, catching up on the papers of a Sunday, spare a thought for me.

I will have been up with the lark, spreading jam onto white sliced, putting cheesy balls into bowls and trying not to drop the Captain America cake I asked someone to make (my effort last year tasted of dust and it makes me feel slightly less guilty than if I bought it at Asda).

This morning, my son is having his fifth birthday party. It involves a leisure centre, a bouncy castle, no vegetables, and a frazzled mummy who should have thought this through better and held it later in the day because it’s a really long time before she can have wine.

Kids’ birthday parties are stressful, we all know this. What I didn’t know was how much more stressful, complicated, political, even, they become once your child is of school age. Read More


Throwing a Kid’s Birthday Party Adults Will Enjoy

Arranging a child’s birthday get-together doesn’t need to mean tossing a party that speaks to the kids – and feels like another dime-a-dozen weekend for dads and moms. Without a doubt, the parents ought to be compensated and celebrated, as well, for the diligent work of child rearing!

Here are her top tips for making a memorable children’s birthday party that grown-ups too will appreciate:

  • Ditch the licensed characters. Many kids go nuts for the characters from their favorite movies or shows.
  • Choose but don’t overuse the details. A theme for a kid’s birthday party doesn’t have to mean one idea repeated in every detail.
  • Broaden the guest list. “Don’t be afraid to celebrate your kids with your kid-free friends,”
  • Serve adult-friendly fare.”What would you serve the adults if they came without their children?” Granger-Twomey encourages hosts to ask themselves. “Think past the pizza, cupcakes, and juice boxes.”
  • Hire entertainment for the kids. If the budget allows, consider an entertainer — GamesOnTruck— to occupy the kids … and allow the parents a bit of hands-free time to enjoy the fete themselves with their friends.
  • Consider an evening affair. Of course, kids have early bedtimes, and that’s why their parties are traditionally around the lunch hour.

How to have fun with your child’s birthday party in Ottawa

The cost of both hosting and attending birthday parties can be a financial worry for some parents of young primary school children where the trend is to invite the whole class, but not anymore with GamesOnTruck in town.

GamesOnTruck allows parents to invite an average of 16 children if the birthday party is 2 hours and approximately 8 children if the party is 1 hour or 1.5 hours.

The party truck allows 16 kids to party and play video games at a time, and kids can take a turn to allow room for other kids to have fun.

With GamesOnTruck parent host their child’s party at home but, not in their home and this reduces cost of obtaining a commercial party venue.

GamesOnTruck video game party also allows parents to organise sizable parties according to their purse with different packages available on the website.

Parents shouldn’t feel they need to impress anybody but their own child and all they need is a cake, pizza and GamesOnTruck to add the fun.


* Be sensible – there will be other mums of your child’s classmates who feel as you do around keeping down cost and time spent planning.

* Share birthday parties with classmates all born in the same month.

* Birthday party food needn’t break the bank. Google easy, healthy, fun recipes.

Video Game Truck Suitable for Kid & Adult Parties

For Ottawa’s mum and dad, planning a birthday party can be stressful. Trying to figure out a location, theme, food, and goodie bags can make even the most organized parent’s head spin. Wouldn’t it be nice to take the stress out of planning by getting it all done in one place?

At GamesOnTrcuk we understand how hard it can be to find something new and original that will keep your kids attention and keep everyone at the party busy. We also understand how at a certain age kids are just so difficult to please. With thousands of children entertained and hundreds of thrilled parents, We can confidently tell you we turn parents into heroes every weekend. Making for some of the easiest and most fun parties you have ever done.

A Video Game Party is just one of the exhilarating activities available at GamesOnTruck. Join the thousands of satisfied kids, teenagers and grown-ups who have experienced the thrill of our heart-pounding activities at birthday parties, corporate events, summer camps and more.

If you are hoping to add excitement to your event, get in touch with the team at GamesOnTruck with any queries that you might have. We are always happy to hear from you if you have any questions about our services. Don’t forget that GamesOnTruck video game party is suitable for big kids too, making it great for adult parties.

Birthday Parties In Ottawa, Ontario

Are you looking for an idea for a kid’s party? It seems like there are plenty options these days that parents can choose from but there are also so many considerations. Will my child be happy with it? How much will it cost? How much time will it take to set up? These are all questions that you need to ask.

Just thinking about the options the list is almost endless. Here are a few of the things that I have thought of… house party, bouncy castles, football, swimming and paintball. I have an alternative idea that I think is much better and that is Video Game Parties.

All children enjoy Video Game Parties. You should see their faces as they are having fun with controllers inside GamesOnTruck Mobile video game trailer. I don’t think there has been a child that hasn’t enjoyed them. I think they get the most fun from playing games like mario Kart, . Just dance, Splatoon, NBA 2016, FIFA16, WWE2016, Star war BattleFront, Call of duty black Ops 111. Adults seem to enjoy the parties as well.

As you are looking for a party for children so young you want safety to be at the forefront of everything. GamesOnTruck Mobile Video Game Truck is designed with that in mind with lots of room inside for kids to play around. With Video Game Party you don’t have to worry about the weather as the game theater is climate controlled, so we’re ready to party year round

The easiest way to find these parties in on the internet. If you live in Ottawa so you would type “GamesOnTruck Ottawa”, or just go our website www.gamesontruck.ca.