Helpful Tips – Edition 4

Bringing Entertainment Home

Your building may be closed for now, but you can still offer your customers entertainment experiences in their own homes. Read on for some creative ways of providing family fun and enjoyment to your customers.

Host Virtual Tournaments

Have families compete for prizes at creative challenges like back yard putt-putt. You provide the clubs and ball rentals for the contest entry fee. They design their own course using whatever they have available at home, and send a video of the result. Family with the most creative course wins a free round of putt-putt. You can even get your social media followers to vote on the winner.

Get Creative With Rentals

Let customers rent gear like karaoke machines, portable game systems, laser tag equipment, or bouncy castles for a weekend. Offer free equipment delivery and pickup. Let customers know that everything is sanitized between uses.

Family Game Night

Sell Escape Room or Murder Mystery puzzle kits for purchase on your website. Make sure the games are customized for in-home use with everything they’ll need.

Put Costumed Characters to Work

Does your FEC offer meet & greets with popular children’s characters for parties? Upsell advance party packages with personalized greetings for the birthday boy or girl. The character can let the child know that their birthday hasn’t been forgotten, and that they can’t wait to celebrate with them at a later date. Popular character ideas include princesses and superheroes.

Plan a Scavenger Hunt

Sell a scavenger hunt checklist that’s personalized for your city. Make it challenging but with activities in compliance with social distancing guidelines for your area. For example, require a photo of a certain landmark taken from the car. Families that complete the scavenger hunt successfully can then redeem their list for a game card equivalent to the entry fee. This is a creative way to get customers “purchasing” preloaded game cards while also enjoying an entertainment experience for the whole family.