Our Top Tips For Summer Video Game Parties

As schools are letting out around the country, and temperatures continue to climb, parents are looking for ways to keep their kids and their friends entertained this summer. Here are three tips from a decade and a half of summer party fun.

Tip 1: Set-up in the Garage

GameTruck is climate controlled so it can host the kids. By setting up a folding table, some chairs, and a cooler full of drinks, the kids rarely if ever need to go into the house. This keeps your doors closed while the air-conditioning is on.

Kid can cool off in the truck while playing with friends, run out and grab a drink or a snack and then head back into the truck.

When the party is over, they can do cake and presents and voila, you have just had a successful party and no one was in your house!

Tip 2: Party After Dark

It can get hot during the day, but when the sun goes down, and the night breeze cools everything off, GameTruck is a great option. Outdoor screens make it even more fun as they now can shine their colors the brightest creating a dance party outside and a competition fiesta inside the truck. With no school the next day, virtually any day of the week can be a great night to hold a party. You can even kick off a slumber party with a GameTruck evening event.

Tip 3: Have An Unbirthday

Summer is a great time of the year to celebrate those birthdays that fall right on, or in the shadow of other holidays.

Pick a date and have an “un-birthday” a chance to get together with friends. You can even theme it, challenging the kids to a kind of cosplay – think Halloween in July with prizes for the best costume. 

You might even pick the theme around what you know the kids will have the most fun dressing up as (Star Wars, Madden, Smash, Minecraft).

The more invested the kids the more memorable the experience. 

Conclusion and Takeaways

Along with the heat, long days, and time out of school, summer brings a chance to think about things differently. Always make sure you have plenty of water and drinks for the kids. In Arizona we always had ice towels in a cooler for our kids and I hung up a 5-gallon orange drink cooler on the fence with bungies and put a 1-gallon solid block of ice inside. I filled the rest with water at the water store. Kids could pull a splash of ice-cold water whenever they wanted without getting their mouths on it. It lasted nearly all day. 

The great thing about summer is that you can have parties you could never have in the winter, at times you might not think about having a celebration. 

Do you have a novel summer idea? Did you have one you want to share with others? Let me know! I’d love to hear from you.