Gift Giving for the Whole Family - Family Love In My City

Gift Giving for the Whole Family

Monday, November 27, 2017

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese's. The opinions and text are all mine.

You can never escape a kid's birthday party at a pizza place, but that doesn't mean parents can't enjoy them! Chuck E. Cheese's has remodeled the inside and outside of several of their San Antonio restaurants to include inviting and warm decor, a focus on their fresh foods, while keeping the fun for that everyone in the family!

We visited their 238 SW Military location last week, which happens to be our neighborhood Chuck E. Cheese's and enjoyed every moment!

The new design makes the inside of the restaurant feel bigger! There is more seating in the front of the restaurant, game areas are reconfigured and with the playground tubes gone, you can see straight to the Birthday Zone!

The Birthday Zone, towards the back of the restaurant, has more seating options than before. Where the stage was, now features party sections, highlighting characters in Chuck E.'s band with a wall graphic silhouette and character biography.

Near by is also the new light up dance floor where the hourly live show and birthday show will take place.

The interior design also highlights the pizza-making process with the graphics on the walls (like the seating area above) and bigger windows to see inside the kitchen. Did you know that Chuck E. Cheese's pizzas made from scratch and all the fresh veggies are chopped daily?!

Our favorite feature is Chuck E. Cheese's new, programmable ‘tap-to-play' Play Pass game card system! No more losing your tokens! There were so many new games, like Luigi's Mansion and old favorites like the Monkey one my son can't get enough of! I hear that they like to incorporate new and rotate older games to keep things fresh!

Something else new for Mom & Dad is that they are now serving beer and wine! When family date nights become the norm on a Friday or Saturday night, this comes in very handy!

I was so glad to see our neighborhood Chuck E. Cheese's remodeled! I hope you get a chance to stop in soon! Check out Chuck E. Cheese on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest!

This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods, but all opinions and photos are my own.

It is prime holiday shopping time and don't you love it when you can get gifts for everyone on your list in one shop?
Conscious Gift Giving for the Whole Family - Uncommon Goods
From the sweetest totes, unique gifts for kids to the musicians and boss ladies in your lives, Uncommon Goods specializes in handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment without harm to animals or people. So you can feel good about shopping there too!

There is so many items to choose from, but on my list is gift giving for the whole family! Here are some of my favorite picks:

For my younger nephews (and if I had a niece) is the Galaxy Rocket Adventure Cape! It is reversible with the galaxy on the other side, a detachable rocket, and hook and loop planet and flame patches! I have also seen the coolest Jetpack Backpack to hold all of the mini astronauts gear!
Conscious Gift Giving for the Whole Family - Uncommon Goods
If you are looking for gifts for family members a bit older, the Makey Makey circuit board is perfect for kids 8 and up. It's great for STEM activities at home, and simple enough for tweens and teens to use.  And for the musician in the family, young or old, you can create your own guitar pics with the Pick Punch. Because we both know, musicians probably lose picks, like we lose hair ties in this house! (both pictured above)
Conscious Gift Giving for the Whole Family - Uncommon Goods
The holidays always call for "Secret Santa" gifts and if you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the office white elephant party, Uncommon Goods has multiple, fun desk signs to choose from. No more picking up a mug set or a gift card! 

My favorite gift for the chignonas in my life, office desk or not, is the "Boss Lady" and "Get It, Girl" Inspired Women plaques.
Conscious Gift Giving for the Whole Family - Uncommon Goods
My last gift reminds me of the time I asked for all books for Christmas! I haven't been much of a bookworm lately, but I know many friends who are. And who can resist the nostalgic library card tote? Plus this bag is made in Brooklyn, New York, which feels extra special!

For conscious shoppers, and just because it is good for the soul to know, Uncommon Goods is a B Corporation, which means they meet rigorous standards of wage levels, environmental impact and giving back to the community. Uncommon Goods has a Vendor Code of Conduct and is not afraid to state causes they believe in: Wildlands for Wildlife, Addressing the DNA Rape Kit Backlog and Paid Family Leave. 

Besides sharing great products and gift ideas, they are a company I can respect and know that my dollars are going a bit farther than just a gift purchase. 

I hope you give them a look during your gift giving this season. 



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