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    Building a Better Rehearsal Dinner

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Do not feel like you have to abide by traditional rules when it comes to planning your rehearsal dinner. As you reach the final stretch before your wedding, you, your fiancé, and your bridal party should enjoy a celebration that is a reflection of your personality. Keep reading to figure out how to build a better rehearsal dinner:

    Choose the Right Venue

    Instead of hosting your dinner at a regular old restaurant, why not move your celebration to a venue that provides hours of fun for everyone? Choose a location like WhirlyBall for your rehearsal dinner so you and your guests can relax and relieve some stress before the big day. When you host a private party at a location like this, you can choose a food and drink menu that meets all of your needs and keeps your guests perfectly satiated.

    Do Not Take It Too Seriously

    Your rehearsal dinner should definitely not cause you any more stress in the days leading up to your wedding. When you choose a venue like WhirlyBall that is used to hosting parties and events, the event staff takes care of a majority of the planning. You and your soon-to-be-spouse just have to show up and get ready to have fun with the rest of your guests.  

    Treat Yourself to Luxury Transportation

    You have worked hard planning your wedding and your rehearsal dinner gives you the opportunity to take some time off before the big day. Pamper yourselves by hiring a limo or a luxury town car to take you to and from your rehearsal dinner. When you rely on chauffeured transportation, you can let loose and have fun without worrying about how you will get back home once the event is over.

    Turn to WhirlyBall for all of your event-planning needs in the Chicago area. From rehearsal dinners to corporate functions, we provide a fun and welcoming atmosphere that can meet your every need. To learn more about our Chicago, Lombard, or Vernon Hills locations, visit us online or call (773) 486-7777.

    Switch Up Your Usual Girls' Night Out with a Great Evening at WhirlyBall

    Last updated 3 years ago

    If you and your girls are getting tired of the usual dinner-and-drinks routine, it might be time for something new. Changing up your normal night out is a great way to explore your city and find new activities that you love to do. Add some excitement to your next night out by having it at Chicago’s own WhirlyBall so you can do the following:

    Get Your Grub On

    Sometimes you need a night of eating whatever you want to really feel like yourself. From pita chips and hummus to gourmet pizza, WhirlyBall has a menu full of delicious treats that you can enjoy while you talk and catch up on each other’s lives. Whether you want to eat before or after you play, this menu selection provides plenty of choices to satiate practically any craving.

    Sip Some Cocktails

    Girls’ night is not complete without some cocktails that help you all loosen up and really enjoy your time together. Plan a private party at WhirlyBall to gain access to food and beverage packages that help you and your closest girlfriends have a night out unlike any you have ever had before.

    Play Some New Games

    From the WhirlyBall court to the Lasertron course, WhirlyBall offers fun and unique games that can keep you entertained for hours. The Lombard and Vernon Hills locations also have a pool table. Try your skill at arcade games, foosball, and air hockey to really have fun. If you hold your party at the Vernon Hills location, you can even test your strength on the rock-climbing wall.

    Plan your next girls’ night at WhirlyBall to gain access to all of this and more. As one of the premier locations to host parties and events in the Chicago area, we provide everything you need to have an amazing time with friends, family, and even coworkers. To learn more about our private and corporate party options in Chicago, Lombard, or Vernon Hills, visit us online or call (773) 486-7777. 

    Why Craft Beer Lovers Flock to WhirlyBall

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Chicago’s WhirlyBall has entertainment, a fun atmosphere, and some of the best craft beer selections in the city. If you love trying out a new brew, head out to one of WhirlyBall’s three locations to get your craft beer fix for the week.

    The Chicago location alone has 16 different kinds of beers on tap, 41 in bottles, and 8 in cans to give you the selection you need to get the exact flavor you want. The Lombard and Vernon Hills locations have their own craft beers available to enhance your experience even more. Whether you want to join us for a game of WhirlyBall or just want to sample some craft beers, we are always here to offer you premium entertainment in the Chicago area.

    Come to WhirlyBall in Chicago, Lombard, or Vernon Hills to play this unique game and enjoy some drinks with your friends. Whether you are looking for a way to stay entertained or want to plan a private party or event, we can meet your every need. To learn more, visit us online or call (773) 486-7777. 

    Get Expert Tips for Jumping a Pool Ball from Jeanette Lee

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Sometimes an obstruction can mess up a great shot in a pool game. By using a special cue, you can strike down hard on the ball and jump it over the obstruction.

    A lighter cue with a hard tip is the ideal option to use to jump your ball. Just be sure not to scoop it or you will be making an illegal play. Check out this video to see pool expert Jeanette Lee explain this move.

    WhirlyBall has pool tables at our Lombard and Vernon Hills locations to give you plenty of opportunities to practice your game. Whether you want to join us for a game of WhirlyBall or enjoy the off-the-court extras like pool and Lasertron, we provide some of the best entertainment opportunities in the Chicago area. Visit us online or call (773) 486-7777 to learn more.

    Tips for Playing Your First Game of Pool

    Last updated 3 years ago

    You do not have to be a pool shark to enjoy a game every now and then. If you have never played, find a pool table and use the following tips to figure out the best way to sink your pool balls into the pockets:

    Rack ‘Em

    There are different ways to rack the balls, but you must put the 8-ball in the center. The rest of the balls should alternate between solid and stripes to give both players an even chance after you break.

    Figure Out Who Breaks

    Once you rack the balls, one of you will use the cue ball to break them up and start the game. For an informal first time, you can just decide between the two of you who should break and alternate if you play more games. The person who breaks also determines which player is stripes and which is solid.

    Find Your Stroke

    It is important to find the right way to hold the pool stick so you can get the best shots. Most people find it comfortable to place the index finger on the top of the stick and the thumb on the bottom to get the best grip. You could also rest the stick on top of your index finger and use the other fingers to steady it. Find a position that is comfortable for you.

    Take Your Shot

    Line up a shot by hitting the cue ball hard into another ball. It might take a few shots to get the hang of it, but once you figure out the right amount of power with which to hit the ball, you should start sinking shots. You should hit in all of your balls and end the game by knocking the 8-ball into a pocket.

    WhirlyBall has pool tables on which you can practice at our Lombard and Vernon Hills locations. We also provide the ideal space for parties and events. Whether you want to practice your pool or plan a bachelor party, we can help. Call (773) 486-7777 to learn more.

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