Stars and Strikes Birthday Party: Non-Stop Fun!

Each year we’ve planned A.J.’s birthday celebrations we’ve been able to adjust to his new interests and his motor skills. First birthday parties are more for crawling and smashing cake. Now that he’s six years old, playing games and anything active are his favorites. So an arcade, laser tag and bumper car party were ideal for him, his classmates and friends.  Thank you to Stars and Strikes Sandy Springs for partnering with us for A.J.’s birthday party. Keep reading of my full review of his “Arcade Bash Party” Stars and Strikes Birthday Party and how you can bowl free this summer at any of their seven Georgia locations.


Atlanta Arcade Party


We were greeted by our party host, Taylor as soon as we arrived. As the Birthday Boy, A.J. got a large balloon hat to wear for the party. But you’ll notice from the rest of my photos that it didn’t stay on long because there was so much activity. My one regret is that we didn’t get a “Family of 3” photo with me, A.J. and his Father. But I snapped a great photo with his Grandmama.


A.J. & Grandma


As our guests arrive were taken to our party room area near the bowling alley. Each guest got Arcade Action passes to head straight to the game area. The next phase was laser tag followed by more arcade time, a bumper car session and even more time in the arcade.


Atlanta Arcade

Stars and Strikes Bumper Car Ride


When it was time for bumper cars, each guest got time wit round of indoor driving. I admit, when there was extra time and space for adults I jumped at the opportunity. I took no mercy on A.J. and his classmates. You know there’s no scores kept in bumper cars, but in my mind – I won.


Stars and Strikes Bumper Cars


A.J. and his guests NEVER stopped moving at his Stars and Strikes Birthday Party. The only time we sat down was to eat pizza and cut the cake.

Taylor served that cheese and pepperoni pizza and drinks to our guests, then we enjoyed the custom superhero cake a friend made for us. I forgot the birthday candle AND a cake cutter,  but Stars & Strikes provided both –  in case you forget yours too.

Of course, if this party had been at home we would have had to set up, serve and clean up. In this case, Taylor handled it and a few mommy friends pitched in to be helpful.


Cutting Cake


As a huge superhero fan, we looked on Pinterest to find an idea that included all of A.J.’s favorite characters: Batman, The Hulk, Spiderman and Flash. What do you think of the cake? At Stars and Strikes birthday parties, the cake is the only outside food allowed. For you guests, choose from pizza, burgers and fries, or a cheese quesadilla and fries.


Superhero Cake


Like all arcade adventures, the better you do, the more points you earn and can redeem in the game center for prizes and candy. One week after our party, A.J. got a cute thank you card in the mail from Taylor which was an unexpected surprise.


6th Birthday Group Photo


Are you planning an upcoming birthday party or group event? See the full selection of Stars and Strikes Birthday Party options. Book your party by calling your favorite location (Cumming, Columbus, Dacula-Lawrenceville, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, Dallas Woodstock, Buford/Mall of Georgia or Loganville) or when you stop by for a tour you’ll see a kiosk station to reserve your party right in the lobby.

Ultimate Birthday Bash


Several of our guests who’d never been to a Stars and Strikes location before said they plan to come back this Spring or this Summer. I found out about a free summer program that can make your visit a breeze.

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2016 Stars and Strikes Kids Bowl Free Program

“Kids Bowl Free, is a nationwide program that offers kids 15 and under Two Free Games of Bowling per day all summer long. The program will run from Monday, April 18th through Friday, August 26th.  Parents and children must register at to receive this offer. Once the kids have been registered, they will receive weekly coupons that may be redeemed for their free bowling.  The guests may either turn in printed coupons or show the coupons on their phone/tablet for redemption.  In addition, we will be offering weekly coupons of our own to the guests who sign up for this program.”

Kids Bowl Free Stars and Strikes

Kids Bowl Free is available at Stars and Strikes weekdays 10 a.m until 5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. until Noon; Sunday it is not offered. The program does not include shoe rental

Kids Bowl Free Family Pass

The Family Pass allows for 2 GAMES of bowling per day, per adult family member, up to 4 family members all summer long! This one-time payment of $24.95 (available only online at is great for older siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, and even a babysitter. The family pass can only be used while bowling with the children.

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Sounds like a good time was had by all! We love places like that 🙂 So fun!

  2. What a fun time! I see a lot of happy faces in your pictures and I’m with you. I never get that family of 3 pic either. Usually it’s just my husband and daughter together. Let’s make a vow to change that going forward!

  3. It looks like a fun party and I love the cake. Stars and Strikes Kids Bowl Free Program sounds great.

  4. That looks like so much fun! There’s really nothing better than a day filled with arcade games and lots of fun.

  5. Holy Moly! They have EVERYTHING in that place! My family would have a ton of fun there.

  6. It looks like you guys had a blast!! I need to find something fun for my almost 9 year old.

  7. It looks like that party was a total success and that everyone had a blast. I love that case also, so cute!!!

  8. That looks like such a fun time! The cake looks fantastic!

  9. What a fun place to have a party and looks like everyone had a blast! There isn’t one near us but I will put it on the list for a stop while on vacation.

  10. It looks like the kids were having a blast. Laser tag, games, and pizza? That sounds like the perfect party to me!

  11. Arcade time, laser tag AND bumper cars?! That is what I call a party! I am totally loving that cake too.

  12. Stars and Strikes certainly knows how to show their party guests a great time! I am sure this is a birthday he is going to remember for a long time! And, I totally love that cake!

  13. I like the idea of the party, looks like a fun party. Anyway, happy birthday to the little boy! 🙂

  14. What a fun birthday party! Bowling parties always seem to go over well. It’s awesome that they were able to provide you with the cake cutter and candles!

  15. My kids would LOVE to have a party at a place like this! AJ looks very happy too! Love the cake.

  16. This looks like it was a terrific party. The cake was so cool. My friend would love it for her little guys party.

  17. My daughter had a birthday party at a local bowling alley and they had a blast. I need to check into this location when we are back in Atlanta.

  18. Looks like you guys had an amazing time. I’m going to have to check them out, I know the boychild would love it

  19. What a great way to party! I love that you can actually enjoy yourself because all of the fun (and clean-up) is taken care of.

  20. AJ looks like he had a blast at his party. Stars and Strikes is so much fun.

  21. My son is 8 and this would be the perfect birthday party celebration for him. Happy Birthday to your son, I’m glad he enjoyed his party!