Kids parties — well, all get-togethers, really — have a looked a little different lately, so I was excited to notice Tilted 10 has some great party packages, perfect for families who want to host a great kids birthday party and adults who want to do something a little different.

Tilted 10 offers party packages for 10-12 participating guests, complete with a 2-hour party, $25 in play cards, pizza, drinks and cupcakes, plus your choice of:

  • An hour of bowling
  • 30 minutes of bowling and one attraction
  • Three attractions (laser tag, mini golf, mini bowling and bumper cars)

I should add: Bowling isn't just the traditional bowling you're thinking of. They have hyper bowling, which incorporates a video game that really ups the excitement level — for both kids and adults. Think progressive levels, moving targets, score multipliers and more.

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With 120,000 square feet of fun packed into CherryVale Mall, Tilted 10 is the entertainment venue Rockford needed. From the loaded up arcade (including VR experiences!), games for the little ones, and plenty of options for “ticket” games to win prizes, there is a great selection old school standup arcade games and pinball machines - which is my personal favorite. They even have bumper cars.

They are working to have their bar and restaurant area ready to open Oct. 15 (coronavirus precautions permitting). This area has plenty of seating and screens EVERYWHERE.

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They also have two cool specials you don't want to miss: Through October, their Play for Pink promotion gives you bonus points for donating to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation when you buy a play card. Donate $1 when you purchase a $10 play card and get eight bonus points. Donate $2 when you purchase a $20 play card and get 16 bonus points ... and so on.

This month, they're also offering the Weekday FUNdown, where you get a $40 play card for $20 from 7 p.m. to close Mondays through Thursdays. (Card special points expire at closing each night.)

Ready to party? Pop into CherryVale Mall or check them out online at They're open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and accepting party reservations at 972-939-4227 and