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PRE-PARTY BRIEFING at a glance
Astro City wll provide tablecloths with a design that appeals to children. However, if you're having a themed party, you're welcome to bring your own.
We hope you will enjoy your Astro City party. If you do, please feel free to share your party photos with us on our Facebook page.
All photos submitted are only for use on this website and our Facebook page.
AFTER YOUR PARTY
To help us keep our machines and games working to a high standard, could we please ask guests to report any faults found whilst playing the games, no matter how small, to a member of staff. This will allow us to repair the machines and have them back in play as quickly as possible.
Before our parties start it is Astro City policy to brief parents on a range of things, including safety, restricted items, and how the food works etc.
So there are no surprises when parents arrive at the party, we've listed the main points, many of which also appear in the FAQs on the left.
Running - Due to risk of collision and injury, there is no running allowed in the arcade.
Pool tables - All pool balls and cues are held at the snack bar. If a child or children wish to play pool, a responsible adult must,
1. Collect the pool balls and cues from snack bar.
2. Stay at the pool table and supervise the entire game(s).
3. When finished, return the balls and cues to the snack bar.
RESTRICTED ITEMS - in this case, things that cause a mess.
3. Party Poppers
FOOD & CAKE SCHEDULE
The best time for the kids to sit down and eat is about half way through the party. Then, after they've been eating for a few minutes, just before they start to leave, is the time to do the birthday cake.
We do it this way to allow staff 20 minutes tidy up time before the end of the party, kowing the food and cake is finished with. But don't worry if there's still a small amount of food left, we can work around that!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a short turnaround period between parties, the singing of "Happy Birthday" and the cutting and wrapping of the cake must take place during the party and not after it's finished when the machines have been switched off.
Directly after eating, while you've still got the kids attention, is also the best time to take a group photo. The kids are still in one place and the machines are still switched on, providing a colourful backdrop.
But please note. Due to limited time before the next party, group photos cannot be taken after the machines have been switched off and the party has finished.
NO FOOD OR DRINK ON THE GAMING FLOOR
To reduce mess, food and drink can only be consumed in the eating area and not on the gaming floor. This rule also applies to end of party handouts such as cake and sweet cones. Could we please ask these be opened consumed off the premises.
RESTRICTED ITEMS - in this case, things that give off smoke.
Due to there being several smoke detectors / fire alarms on the arcade ceiling, the following items, that have set off the alarms in the past, are no longer allowed.
1. Sparklers of any kind
3. reigniting candels
You can have any number of normal candles on your cake, but they must be lit electronically / with a cigarette lighter.
SWITCH ON / OFF TIMES
We will endevour to switch the machines on 3 minutes before the party starts and switch them off 3 minutes after the party finishes. The kids gain an extra few minutes this way, but in exchange, we do a ''hard switch off.'' What this means is, there won't be any warning, even if the kids are half way through a game, the machines will just switch off!
It is recommended that parents of all children remain at the party. This is to help with supervision, and to maintain a high parent to child ratio.
More parents, better supervision!