The Gaming Unplugged NC Experience
It was incredible to watch my boys’ (kids & husband) excited expressions when a 32-foot long trailer backed into our driveway. This wasn’t any trailer, but the Gaming Unplugged NC video game trailer filled with over 100 games. Their faces confirmed, I hit a home run with my boys party. My boys’ birth dates are 3 years and 1 week apart, so usually about every other year; we have one big party for both of them. It’s a little tricky getting them both to agree on the same venue/theme. My oldest wanted a Go Ape party and my youngest mentioned a Bounce House place, but I wanted to do something we hadn’t done before (yes, mom does get a say in party planning). I remembered seeing a video game truck party on Instagram, and I mentioned the idea to the boys. They were very excited. Needless to say it was something they both agreed on.
I went to the Gaming Unplugged NC website to book the party. The website was easy to navigate. I was able to see what dates and times were available, and choose a date that would work best. The parties were reasonably priced compared to other birthday party venues. The best part of hosting a video game party is there not a limit on the number of guests you can invite. The video game trailer has stadium seating that seats 28 people comfortably inside plus 2 outdoor screens perfect for dance games and additional guests. I liked that the trailer was climate controlled so there was no need to worry about it being hot outside or rainy. I was able to pick which video games my boys preferred and were appropriate for their age group. The guests ages ranged from 5 to 8-years-old and everyone was able to play games they liked. A few of their favorites included: Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, Minecraft, and Star Wars Battlefront.
Gaming Unplugged NC offers an awesome video game trailer, but also a game coach, a gift for the birthday boy/girl, postcard invitations and they take pictures of the fun (very helpful for busy parents). I spoke with our game coach, Dennis who turned out to be the owner as well. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Gaming Unplugged NC is a family owned business. Dennis brought his teenage daughter along to the party, and she was a great help with the kids.
There’s no eating allowed in the trailer, but the kids took a break from playing and ate pizza and a cake I ordered from Harris Teeter. It was nice not having to adhere to rules about “bringing outside food”. I told the kids to come in the house when they got hungry, and they actually did. They ate fast, washed their hands, and ran back outside to the video game trailer. I liked having all the boys in the trailer while I got a chance to socialize with my girlfriends.
Gaming Unplugged NC was a huge hit with our boys for their birthday party, but the video game trailer makes a great party for any occasion from: family reunions, corporate events and neighborhood block parties. Dennis has a satellite on the trailer that allows for the TVs in and outside the truck to show football, soccer, basketball games and more. I’d love to have a Carolina Panthers Gaming Unplugged NC party. I’ll have to put that on the list for next time.