Last updated 2 days 11 hours ago
Laser tag is a family-friendly indoor game that offers hours of fun and exercise for participants of all ages and skill sets. If you have yet to experience the excitement of Lasertron, these game basics can help you learn how to become a laser tag expert in no time at all!
Laser tag can be a highly active and extremely competitive game, but safety should always come first when playing it. Given how dark it can be in the Lasertron room, be sure to watch your step when moving from one area to another. Running could lead to trip and fall accidents, which can quickly ruin your night of fun. To protect yourself from injury, walk instead of run. Also keep in mind the safety of others when moving about the Lasertron room. Dark corners can easily mask the presence of others.
The goal of laser tag is to deactivate as many opponents as possible. While lingering in a corner may help you remain hidden from your opponents, it can hinder your ability to find and deactivate them. When you move around the Lasertron room, you are more likely to find other players, deactivate them, and score points. Plus, when you keep changing your position, your opponents will have a harder time deactivating you.
Strategy is important in laser tag. Some players find that grouping up with others can increase their chances of taking down opponents and accumulating points. Prior to beginning your laser tag game, you might want to discuss a team plan with others in your group. Of course, once it gets down to one or two other opponents, it’s every person for himself!
WhirlyBall offer Lasertron laser tag at our Chicago and Vernon Hills locations. If you would like to book an evening of laser tag with your friends and family, call (888) 608-2718. Our multiple locations also provide a wide array of other activities for fun-seeking individuals in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.
Last updated 9 days ago
No matter how casual the affair, a child’s birthday party comes with certain rules of etiquette. These customs can not only make the event run smoothly, but also prevent unintended misunderstandings. To make sure that your next birthday party is a big success, keep in mind these easy-to-remember etiquette tips.
It may be convenient to tell the birthday boy or girl to hand out invitations at school, but if the guest list does not include all of his or her classmates, hurt feelings could result. When the party guest list is restricted to only a few close friends, mail invitations rather than give them out in person. You may also want to have a discussion with your child about bringing up the party at school. As excited as he or she might be, talking about the event in front of children who are not invited could also cause upset emotions among classmates.
Asking for RSVPs
Even when you note that you would like your intended guests to reply to your invitations, they may overlook your request. Especially when trying to organize a party at a special venue, knowing an exact head count is often mandatory. As the date of the party nears, feel free to personally contact the parents who have not yet responded with an RSVP.
No definite rule exists that demands the opening of presents during a birthday party. However, you and your child should decide together if he or she would like to open gifts in front of the guests. Regardless of the choice you make, your child should receive each present with an immediate thank you and gracious demeanor. All invitees should also receive a thank you card in the mail following the party so that the guest of honor can express his or her appreciation for their attendance.
Looking for a unique way to celebrate your child’s next birthday? Why not come to WhirlyBall? We have a wide assortment of fun activities that kids of all ages can enjoy. To speak with a WhirlyBall associate about our party and event options for Chicago area residents, call (888) 608-2718.
Last updated 16 days ago
Celebrate the jump into adulthood with an amazing Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration at WhirlyBall. With plenty of opportunities for fun and enough space to host practically any party or event, we give you the ideal venue for this major life milestone. Keep reading for some helpful tips on how to plan an unforgettable Bar or Bat Mitzvah:
Find the Right Time to Celebrate
The Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration should be as close to your young adult’s birthday as possible. Look at the calendar and find a close date that works for your schedule. As soon as you have chosen a date, notify the venue and send out invitations so your guests can make plans to attend.
Decide on a Theme for the Party
One of the most fun aspects of any Bar or Bat Mitzvah is the theme. Let your son or daughter choose a theme for their special day. Find decorations and party favors that fit this theme and bring them with you to your chosen WhirlyBall location to personalize the venue. A theme helps you bring together all of the aspects of the celebration and add some touches that are unique to your son or daughter.
Choose Your Ideal Menu
At WhirlyBall, we have plenty of delicious menu options that are perfect for your private parties. Take some time to choose a menu that really fits the theme of your celebration. If you make the choices, we can do the rest.
WhirlyBall is your one-stop shop for all of your private and corporate parties in the Chicago area. With our fast-paced game that combines lacrosse, hockey, basketball, and bumper cars, we set the scene for an amazing celebration. To learn more about our locations or to make a reservation, visit us online or call (888) 608-2718.
Last updated 23 days ago
Are you organizing a birthday bash for your child? This video discusses how you can make the event a memorable one.
It’s important to remember that your child may not want the birthday party that you would like. As you begin the party planning process, talk to your child about his wishes. For instance, perhaps your child has a cartoon character or superhero in mind that he would like to make the theme of the party. By including the elements that you know are important to your child, you can help to ensure that your child enjoys the party you throw for him.
WhirlyBall is the perfect location for your next birthday party. For more information on our party and event services, call any one of our Chicago are locations at (888) 608-2718.
Last updated 1 month ago
A birthday party is one of the most exciting events of your child’s entire year. When the time comes to celebrate the birth of your son or daughter, give them a birthday party they will remember. Keep reading to learn more about planning a fun and successful child’s birthday party:
Find the Right Location
When it comes to a child’s birthday party, the location is everything. You want an event venue that can easily host your private party and offer helpful amenities that make it easy to give your child exactly what he or she wants. Once you find the ideal venue, the rest of the planning will be much easier.
Involve Your Child in the Planning
Once your child is old enough to have some input, ask for his or her opinion while you are figuring out the details. When a child is involved in the planning process, it makes the entire party feel more personal. Give your kids the chance to help with party planning to make this one the best birthday yet.
Decide Who You Want to Invite
Take some time to figure out the numbers for the party. If you want to keep it small, ask your son or daughter only to invite a few close friends. If you want to have a big soiree, though, you might want to invite your child’s entire class. Make it clear on the invitation whether or not you want parents to stay or just to drop off their kids and pick them up when the party is done.
With the help of WhirlyBall, you can plan an amazing celebration for your son or daughter. Fun games and great food help us build a party-friendly atmosphere that your group will love. To learn more about our availability or the game of WhirlyBall, visit us online or call (888) 608-2718.