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The BEST Birthday Ever!

You can't spell Birthday without the "B"! Andy B's is the perfect place to celebrate your child's birthday party, but don't just take our word for it.

Check out The Murney Blog and learn about the 12 Perfect Places to have a child's birthday party in Springfield.
 

 

 

 

 

Did you know that your kids can bowl FREE all summer long at Andy B’s in Springfield?!?

Any child up to the age of 15 can come to Andy B’s and bowl two games every day this summer absolutely free! Each day you can check to see what the allotted times are for the free bowling by calling or going to this website www.kidsbowlfree.com/andybspringfield.

If you would like to join in on the fun, a family pass can be purchased for $29 which allows you (the adults) to bowl 2 games a day all summer long as well! This includes up to 4 adults and up to 6 kids. WOW!

The dates of the family pass special and the kids bowl free promotion are May 1st thru August 31st. To use your family pass your kids must be present!

We all know how quickly kids get bored in the summer if they aren’t doing something they enjoy. Well now you can take them and their friends to do a free activity for a couple hours a day! What a great way for your kiddo to learn how to bowl, get a little exercise, and have lots of fun!

- Brooke

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Birthday Party at Andy B's? You betcha!

Looking for a place to throw your kiddos next birthday party? Feel like you have used every possible `venue in Springfield? Well I’ve got good news... Andy B’s has amazing birthday party packages for children ages from 5-18 years old. Andy B’s will take the stress out of the party planning!

Parties for children 5-10 years old at Andy B’s include a party host, party time behind the lanes, game cards, 1 hour of bowling and/or laser tag,  food/drinks and plates, cups, napkins and a souvenir bowling pin bouquet! The party comes with your choice of hot dogs, junior burgers with chips or pizza. What else do they do to make the birthday boy or girl feel special? They will provide a “Birthday at the B” shirt, a glow button and an additional game card!!

Parties for children 11-18 (Tweens/Teens) do NOT include a party host or party suite however they do include a server for food and beverage orders. Food choices for these parties include pizza, beef sliders, chicken tenders or cheese quesadillas. One adult supervisor must be present for the entire duration of the party.

All packages range in price from $18.00 to $25.00 per guest and can be customized. There is a 10 person minimum on guests and reservations must be made. Go check out the party packages on the website or call and talk to one of the Party Planners.

So what does that leave left for you to do besides call to make your reservation? Just bring the cake and the kiddos! This is an easy and low stress way to throw a party for your special birthday kid. The party planners at Andy B’s are there to help you!!

For more information on Andy B's Birthday Party options visit https://andybspringfield.com/birthdays-at-andy-bs/

- Brooke

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There's a New Game(s) in Town and it's Redefining FUN!

Have you driven down Battlefield in the last few weeks? If you have, you have probably noticed the giant “B” where Battlefield Lanes used to be. I am excited to say that Andy B’s is officially open and catering to all of your needs and wants! It’s a new state-of-the-art entertainment center that offers more than just the traditional bowling atmosphere!

Moms listen up…this is where you will want to plan your next family night out! There is something to do for kids of all ages. Whether your child is 5 or 15, there are attractions designed for each age group (even adults).  But today I want to talk about the “New Age” of bowling. Bowling at Andy B’s is like something you have never experienced. Let me explain…

For the little ones, maybe they can’t quite keep the ball in the lane. None of us moms like to see the disappointment when they throw (or push) the ball down the lane and it goes straight in the gutter. Well worry no more parents…Andy B’s has automatic bumpers for your little one! No more gutter balls!

Probably one of the coolest features that Andy B’s has that is brand new to the Springfield bowling scene is the new types of bowling games. This is perfect for Moms who have multiple age kids. As a mom of a 10-year-old, when we try to do social outings with friends who have kids younger and older, it can become an almost impossible challenge to find a fun activity that everyone can have fun doing.  This is where Andy B’s comes in. You can still bowl a traditional game if that is what you are comfortable with but they have introduced what is called “Mad Games.” After typing in each player’s names and genders into the screen you can now choose a new type of bowling game. There are many options to choose from. How to explain these new games…It is kind of like a choosing a Wii or Xbox game.  And the really cool part, after you input the names you step up to the screen and it will take a facial picture of each member of your team or family. You can make sad faces, silly faces or just a big ole’ cheesy smile. These faces will be used in the games and put up on the big screen for the whole family or team to see! It is seriously a hoot!

A few of these games include Bowling Hood, Battle on the Lanes, and the Character Factory. Here are some descriptions!

Bowling Hood: This is a type of archery game! After you bowl and knock down pins, look up at the screen. You will see an arrow being shot at a target. The more pins you knocked down the closer to the bull’s-eye your arrow goes.

Battle on the Lanes: This is a 2 team game. The goal is to destroy the other team’s castle. The more pins that your team knocks down the more of the opponents castle is destroyed. Destroy the other team’s castle first, your team wins!

Character Factory: This is a build your own character type of game. After each turn, based on how many pins are knocked down, the computer will choose clothing and accessories for your character. The better your score, the nicer the outfit.

There are more games to choose from than just these.  This type of interaction keeps your little ones intrigued all the way to the end of the game. No more “mom I’m bored” before the game is over. The other great thing about Andy B’s: when your game is over, there’s still so much to do…but I’ll save that for another discussion!

The point is, no matter the age of your children, these new scoring games are a fun, interactive thing for your whole family to do. And don’t worry Mom, you will get plenty of laughs out of these bowling games too! I know I sure did!

- Brooke

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About Brooke

My name is Brooke Leeka and I am 28 years old. I write the MOM blog for Andy B's Entertainment Center, offering the latest news, tips and fun for 417 moms and their children.  I have lived in the Springfield area my whole life. My husband, who is the love of my life, and I currently live in Ozark. I attended Drury University for my Advertising & Public Relations degree. We have a 10-year old daughter who is the joy of our lives. She amazes me every single day with her personality, humor and kind heart. I have always loved Springfield because it is a great place to raise a family and this is where both of our families live. Springfield is a growing town and offers so much for each family that lives here. We all enjoy being outdoors, you can find us on the golf course, at the lake or possibly at a Kansas City Chiefs game! The most important thing to me is family time. No one can take the memories you make with your family from you. Memories are made each day, especially in our kids, so what could be more important than making sure their childhood is all it can be. As a mom all we want for our children is to have opportunity in life and to enjoy each day to the fullest. That is my goal as a mom, create lasting memories!