Party and Event Ideas

Not sure what types of events we’ll host here at Spare Time? You might be surprised by the wide variety of celebrations we’ll cater to. Below, you’ll find just a few examples of the events that we love to host for our community. If you have an event you’d like to host but don’t see it on this page, just click here contact us and we’ll work with you to make it happen!

Family Reunions

Family Reunions are great! Right…? Hold them at Spare Time, and have lots of family time! Eliminate having to cook, vacuum, clean up and make sure that vase Aunt Betty gave you for your wedding is in a prominent spot; We’ll take care of all the fuss. With an extensive catering menu, lots of different spaces for all sizes of families, we are also centrally located near East Lansing, and numerous freeways with over a dozen hotels within 3 miles of our front door. So, no house guests! Hurray!

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Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

Less than a mile from Lansing/East Lansing’s largest synagogue, the Capital Room at Spare Time is the perfect spot to celebrate your child’s bar or bat mitzvah! Our meeting room with attached private bowling space is perfect to spread out and let everyone celebrate your child’s coming of age!

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Holiday Parties

Tis’ the season to party! Whether your crew enjoys a spirited competition of axe throwing or bowling, a puzzling evening may be more your style with an Escapology Escape Room Marathon. Of course, a classic party never goes out of style, so book our dining room or meeting space and enjoy a festive feast. Whether you chose to enjoy shrimp and prime rib or turkey and all the trimmings, we guarantee food your guests won’t forget. Plus, our festive decorations are sure to make any grinch smile. :) No need to check your list twice – we got it covered with over 20 years of party planning experience. Enjoy!

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Money! Money! Money! We know how to raise money at Spare Time! Talk to us about how to elevate your fundraiser with lane sponsorships, raffles, and bowling for pins. Spare Time Entertainment has been helping communities throughout Mid-Michigan for over a decade raise funds! Contact our team today to see how we can help!

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Rehearsal Dinners & Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

Forget boring rehearsal dinners where you have to make small talk with people you’ll never see again come have fun at Spare Time! Our Capital Room is the best place to let loose and discover Uncle Jeff was The DUDE in a former life.

Bachelors and Bachelorettes will discover toasting their future has never been more fun! Whether you choose to throw some axes or solve a puzzle, you and closest pals will have a night to remember!

Our meeting space is the perfect spot to celebrate the bride with a bridal shower! Choose from a tasty array of bites and champagne to create a fun, exciting day your bride will remember long after she walks down the aisle!

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Team Building

Work time is fun time at Spare Time! Did you know that studies show team building increases productivity? Start your experience with buffet and a team meeting in our meeting space, then move onto axe throwing, escape rooms or bowling. End the day with drinks and snacks, your team will thank you! Worried about running a team building yourself? We have you covered! Our Events Team can create and facilitate a team building competition that will build trust, create fun and make an event your team will be talking around the water cooler the next day!

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Graduation Parties

Mark the culmination of academic achievements with an unforgettable graduation party at Spare Time! Our vibrant venue provides the perfect setting to celebrate this significant milestone, offering a blend of entertainment and festivities. Create lasting memories with friends and family as you embark on a new chapter, making your graduation party an occasion to cherish at Spare Time Entertainment Center.

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Other Event Ideas

Prom & Graduation Afterparties
Church Gatherings
Team Celebrations
Facility Buyouts
Class Reunions

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Spare Time Entertainment Center


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  • Saturday – Sunday 1 PM – 11 PM
Spare Time Entertainment Center