Chick-fil-A Birthday Party Cost
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How Much Does a Chick-fil-A Birthday Party Cost?

Last Updated on February 17, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Chick-fil-A is a popular fast food restaurant chain known for its delicious chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, and top-notch customer service.

As such, it has become an increasingly popular venue for hosting children’s birthday parties. But how much does it actually cost to have a birthday party at Chick-fil-A? Here is a comprehensive guide to Chick-fil-A birthday party pricing and planning.

How Much Does a Chick-fil-A Birthday Party Cost?

The average cost of a Chick-fil-A birthday party ranges from $100-$300 depending on the size of the party and which packages and extras you select.

The base price for a party starts around $100-$150 for up to 10 kids. Each additional child adds around $10-15 per head. Upgrades like balloon decor, cake, and goody bags can add $50-100+ to the total cost.

On the Chick-fil-A Restaurant’s official website, the party cost is reported as $12.50 per child, which includes invitations, a 6-count kid’s meal for each child, a visit from the Cow, balloon decorations, and tablecloths.

At Chick-fil-A Pike Street, the pricing is listed as $10.00 per child plus tax, with a non-refundable set-up fee of $50, which must be paid within 7 days of the event.

Chick-fil-A Party Packages

Chick-fil-A provides customizable birthday party packages that make planning a breeze. Here’s an overview of what’s typically included:

  • Kid’s Meal – Each child gets a kid’s meal with a choice of entrée, side, and drink. Popular picks are nuggets, grilled chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, and milkshakes.
  • Decor – Basic decorations like balloons, tablecloths, and Happy Birthday banner are included. Premium decor upgrades are available.
  • Activities – Access to indoor play area and designated party space for up to 2 hours. Some locations provide games.
  • Party Host – A Chick-fil-A team member will help coordinate and serve food/drinks.
  • Custom Invitations – Digital invitations with party details can be sent to guests.

Having these elements covered makes planning so much simpler!

Cost Factors for a Chick-fil-A Birthday Party

There are several factors that influence the total cost of a Chick-fil-A birthday party:

  • Party Size – Each additional child adds around $10-$15 per head to the base price.
  • Menu Selections – Upgrading kids’ meals or adding shareable food/drinks increases costs.
  • Premium Decor – Balloon arches, characters, and themes add $30-$60.
  • Cake – Custom cake from Chick-fil-A bakery costs $50+. Bring your own for less.
  • Goodie Bags – Providing take-home treat bags adds $3-$5 per child.
  • Event Staff – For larger parties, additional team members may be $15-$25/hour.

Take these into account when budgeting to avoid surprise expenses!

How to Plan a Chick-fil-A Birthday Party

Here is a step-by-step guide to planning your party:

  1. Contact Local Chick-fil-A – Call or visit to inquire about availability and packages.
  2. Choose Date & Time – Avoid peak hours if possible for more space.
  3. Guest List – Finalize the number of kids attending for an accurate headcount.
  4. Select Menu – Pick kid’s meals and any catering for adults/sharing.
  5. Party Options – Choose the theme, decor, activities, cake, favors, etc.
  6. Send Invitations – Use the online invitation feature to inform guests.
  7. Make Payment – Provide final headcount and pay deposit or full balance.
  8. Party Time! – Show up and have an easy, fun birthday experience!

Chick-fil-A handles setup, food, and activities – you just relax and celebrate!

Menu Options and Catering Costs

You might also like our articles about the price of a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese, Loblaws, or a movie theater.

One major perk of having a Chick-fil-A party is the delicious food! Here are some popular catering options and price points:

  • Kid’s Meals – $5-7 per child. Nuggets, sandwiches, etc.
  • Shareable Sides – $15-30 for waffle fries, fruit cups, mac & cheese.
  • Nugget Trays – $35+ for 30/50/100-count trays.
  • Sandwich Platters – $35+ for an assortment of 12 mini sandwiches.
  • Salads – $15-20 for garden salads or specialty salads.
  • Beverages – $10-15 for gallons of lemonade, tea, water.
  • Desserts – $40+ for cookie/brownie trays.

Having menu items beyond just the kids’ meals helps provide variety for all guests. Be sure to accommodate any food allergies or dietary needs as well.

Entertainment and Activities

Chick-fil-A Birthday MenuTo keep kids engaged during the party, Chick-fil-A provides:

  • Indoor Play Area – Giant playground with tubes, slides, and net climb.
  • Games – Some locations have games like cornhole available.
  • Crafts – May have themed craft activities related to party decor.
  • Party Host – Leads games/songs and gets kids excited.
  • Themed Fun – With premium decor, characters, and activities match the theme.

The play area is guaranteed fun for young kids! Confirm options with your location ahead of time.

Additional Expenses to Consider

Beyond the base package, here are some extra costs that may come up:

  • Cake – Custom Chick-fil-A cake starts around $50. Provide your own for less.
  • Party Favors – Goody bags with toys/candy add $3-5 per child. Buy in bulk to save.
  • Decorations – Balloon arches, centerpieces, characters, etc. range from $30-100+.
  • Entertainment – Facepainting, magician, or performer averages $150-300+.
  • Extra Food – Additional catering for adults and snacks.
  • Goodie Bags – Fill with non-food treats as party favors.

It’s easy to add on these extras, but they do increase the total party cost. Decide what’s most important for the experience.

Tips for Budgeting Your Chick-fil-A Party

To maximize value and keep your party budget in check, here are some helpful tips:

  • Set a Budget – Determine what you can reasonably afford per child guest.
  • Prioritize – Focus on 2-3 most important elements, like food, decor, and favors.
  • Buy Disposables – Save money with disposable plates, napkins, and decor versus rentals.
  • DIY Where Possible – Make your own themed decorations and party favors.
  • Watch Extras – Only add on additional activities and catering if there’s room in the budget.
  • Take Advantage of Deals – Check for any current Chick-fil-A birthday specials and coupons.
  • Split Big Tickets – Have parents chip in for large expenses like performer, cake, and party favors.

With smart planning, you can design a fun, memorable party at an affordable price point!

Final Words

A birthday party at Chick-fil-A provides hassle-free convenience for hosts and tasty fun for kids. While costs vary based on elements like food, activities, and the number of guests, the average price point is quite affordable compared to many other birthday party venues.

With customizable packages and premium add-ons, if desired, Chick-fil-A takes care of the hard work so you can focus on celebrating your child’s special day!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add birthdays to Chick-fil-A app?

Adding birthdays to the Chick-fil-A app is easy and allows you to receive special offers on your special day! Just follow these steps:

  1. Open the Chick-fil-A app and go to your account settings.
  2. Tap “Personal Info” and then “Add Birthday”.
  3. Enter your birthday when prompted. Make sure to include the year.
  4. Tap “Save” once you’ve input the date.

Your birthday will now be associated with your Chick-fil-A account. As your birthday approaches, you’ll start receiving notifications about exclusive birthday offers and freebies like free food items or special treats! It’s a perk that makes your birthday at Chick-fil-A even more celebratory.

How do you become a member of Chick-fil-A Red?

Becoming a RED Member of Chick-fil-A’s loyalty program rewards you with free food and other VIP perks! Here’s how to sign up:

  1. Download the Chick-fil-A app and create an account.
  2. Go to the “Rewards” section of the app.
  3. Select the option to become a RED Member.
  4. Place an order on the app for pick-up or delivery.
  5. After your first order as a RED Member, you’ll start earning points towards free food!

As a RED Member, you’ll get perks like a free reward after your first 6 orders, a free birthday treat, and access to members-only gifts and surprises. It’s free to join and the fastest way to earn rewards when dining at Chick-fil-A!

How many Chick-fil-A points are in a dollar?

With Chick-fil-A’s ONE Member rewards program, you earn 10 points for every $1 spent. So for example:

  • Spend $10, earn 100 points
  • Spend $20, earn 200 points
  • Spend $100, earn 1,000 points

Some key things to know about points:

  • Points can be redeemed for free food, starting at 150 points for a free sandwich.
  • Points don’t expire as long as you remain an active ONE Member.
  • You’ll get bonus points for actions like referrals and completing your profile.

The more points you accumulate, the more free food and rewards you can claim! So spending $1 at Chick-fil-A gets you 10 points in return for your next craving.

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