Lights, Lasers, Action! A Thrilling Adventure Awaits for Your Child’s Birthday Party


Child's Birthday Party

Looking for a surefire way to bring fun and excitement to your child’s birthday party? Laser tag is the perfect solution! This action-packed activity will have kids running, strategizing, and laughing as they navigate an arena filled with obstacles and glowing lights. In this article, we’ll discuss all the many reasons why you should throw your child a laser tag birthday party, provide tips for hosting a laser tag kids party, and guide you on how to choose the best birthday party venue for everyone involved. 

Why You Should Throw a Laser Tag Birthday Party 

Laser tag birthday parties are unique in that they’re fun for children (and adults!) of all ages. There’s an immediate thrill that comes from running through a dark, maze-like arena, dodging opponent’s laser beams, and strategizing with friends. Unlike traditional party games which can sometimes get boring quickly, laser tag arenas are highly interactive, meaning kids will feel the adrenaline as they work together to earn their team the win. There’s almost no other setting that’s quite as unique or immersive, and a laser tag adventure is sure to forever stand out in your child’s mind. 

Another great reason to host a laser tag kids party is the convenience it offers. Many laser tag centers provide party packages that include everything from the game sessions and equipment to food and drinks. At Wintrust Sports Complex, our professional staff are experienced in managing large groups of children, ensuring that the event runs smoothly and everyone has a great time. This allows parents to show up and enjoy the party without the stress of planning every detail. 

One of our favorite aspects of laser tag parties is that they’re highly versatile, meaning they can be tailored to fit various ages, abilities, and preferences. Play is great for kids, but participants don’t have to be athletic to have fun. Rather, when playing laser tag, the games can be tweaked to reflect the age range and ability of the group. Furthermore, laser tag is played in a safe environment, with padded obstacles and rules to make sure that everyone can enjoy the game without getting hurt. This ability to customize the day, and the safety measures, all make it so that your child has the most fun possible on their big day.

At Wintrust Sports Complex, our laser tag birthday parties combine excitement and convenience to create an unforgettable celebration for your child. It’s a fantastic way to bring friends together and make sure everyone has a blast. If you’re looking for a thrilling kid’s party idea, laser tag is the perfect choice.

Tips for Hosting a Laser Tag Kids Party 

Playing laser tag for your child’s birthday party can be a blast, especially if you come prepared. Here, we cover some of our top tips for making your child’s laser tag party a success. 

Choose the Right Venue 

When choosing a laser tag venue, look for locations that are rated highly on equipment and safety. Check if the venue offers party packages that include things like food, drinks, and bulk rates on games, which can simplify the planning process. Additionally, consider the venue’s size and layout to make sure it can fit your group comfortably with enough space for everyone to play. 

We suggest reading reviews and possibly even visiting the venue ahead of time to get a sense of the atmosphere and how the customer service operates. While you’re there, you can also consider the accessibility of the location for your guests, including parking availability and the proximity to your home or your child’s school. 

Send Invitations Ahead of Time 

Sending your child’s birthday party invitations ahead of time can help make sure that your guests have plenty of time to plan and RSVP.  This also allows parents to coordinate schedules, arrange transportation, and buy gifts (if they’re doing so) for the party. Additionally, early invitations give you more time to finalize headcounts for food, party favors, and other preparations, helping to avoid any last-minute stress.

Bring Party Decorations 

No party is complete without decoration. Consider setting up party decor to match the laser tag theme, such as futuristic or space-themed elements. Use neon colors, LED lights, or glow-in-the-dark sticks to add to the visual appeal. Talk to your venue to see if you can set up ahead of time, which will save you from any last-minute rushing. 

Ask About Equipment and Gear

Ask about the availability of laser tag gear, including guns and vests, to make sure all participants are equipped for the game. If you are renting, make sure there are enough sets for everyone attending. Additionally, tell kids and their parents to wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes, which are both best for playing laser tag. At Wintrust Sports Complex, our laser tag experience is open to parties of up to 20 people.

Plan the Food and Drinks

Keep the energy high at your child’s birthday party by serving kid-friendly options like pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches, and snacks. If you’re looking to host your party like a pro, you can also consider bringing themed treats such as “laser beam” candy sticks or “energy drink” punch. 

Consider Adding Party Favors

Consider handing out party favors to make the event even more memorable. Give out small laser tag-themed goodies such as glow sticks, mini flashlights, or stickers. Additionally, you can hand out prizes for various achievements during the games to celebrate the kids’ participation and successes.

Send Thank You Notes

After the party is over, send personalized thank you notes to all the guests. Include a group photo from the party to create a keepsake that they can cherish.

Learn More About Wintrust Sports Complex Birthday Party Venue 

If you’re looking for the perfect birthday party venue for your child, Wintrust Sports Complex has everything you need. We’re located in Bedford Park, just outside of Chicago, and our laser tag experience is open to parties of up to 20 people. For larger parties, we also offer rental spaces. Contact us to book your child’s laser tag birthday experience today.