Laser tag is a thrilling and carefree game which can be enjoyed by both kids and adults. If your kid’s birthday is coming up and you don’t have any specific theme in mind, then this might be the perfect party idea you can consider. Laser tag themed parties are very popular to many since the game is very active and is sure to excite everyone who takes part in it. Laser tags are known to give kids a great time with their friends. 

In this article, we’ll share with you tips for throwing a laser tag party that everyone will treasure for life. Our tips and ideas won’t be crazy and they won’t break the bank! So, don’t worry, we got you covered. 


1. Create a To-Do List First 

Before you start, make sure you have a to-do list to guide you. It will be a massive help for you. If you’re the busy parent, whether it’s your work, helping at school, or busy with the whole family, then it’s best that you organise things first, especially if it’s a birthday party. It can be a little mind-blogging if you are not that organised. So, come up with a list that you need to accomplish, and if you’re lucky enough, you can even delegate some tasks to someone you think can help you with the party process. 


2. Pick a Date, Time and Location 

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Whether you have younger or older kids, it will be difficult to include a birthday party bash around sporting and school responsibilities. So make sure you identify their free schedule so they can attend your child’s birthday and look at the calendar dates they may already have something one that day. 

It’s important that you consider if you’re going to do the party during school holidays. Look at the big calendar events such as Grand Final Day or Mother’s Day that you might like to avoid. Meanwhile, when it comes to time, you may consider starting at 2 pm and end the party at 5 pm. Doing this will save you more costs on food since it’s after lunch and before dinner. You just have to provide snacks and you’re good to go. 

Moreover, when it comes to choosing the perfect venue for your kid’s laser tag themed birthday party, you can either choose a laser tag arena with a complete zone offering gamers with the needed equipment to play or you can throw the party in your backyard if it’s big enough for guests. However, if you don’t have enough space in your backyard, you may host the party in a local park. You can ask help from a kid’s party entertainment that offers affordable laser tag services at your home so you won’t have any problem with the specific equipment a laser tag requires. 


3. Choose a Party Theme 

A laser tag party comes with plenty of party theme options. You can choose from themes such as sci-fi parties, army parties, superheroes, or you can even come up with your own idea if you’re the creative parent. Meanwhile, if your kid is vocal with what he or she likes, then it would be easier for you to determine what theme you’ll be going for. You can also take inspiration from the things or work on what your kids love. 


4. Prepare and Identify Your Budget 

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Remember, you don’t need to go overboard in order to throw the best laser tag birthday party for your kid. If you have a good understanding of what you want and need to spend on, you’ll be getting a better plan of what you can achieve within your budget. Make sure that you leave a nice amount for other things such as party food, decorations, and don’t forget the birthday cake too. 


5. Make a Guest List and Invites

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After identifying your budget, the next step is knowing the number of kids you’ll be inviting. When it comes to your invitation, you can be modern by opting for a digital invite. You can also make a private event on Facebook if you don’t want to worry about printing and posting invitations. In addition, you can track your RSVPs and share extra info such as directions online. 

But before you go ahead and send out the invitation, we suggest that you do one important thing. Ask your kid who he or she wants to come to the party. Make sure they come so contact their parents to ensure that they can make it on that day. In this way, you can send out the party invites knowing that your child will not be disappointed if his favourite playmate cannot make it. 

Another way for you to have an affordable birthday party is to consider a joint party. If you have kids that have their birthdays in the same week, then it’s more fun and even cheaper to throw a joint party. However, if this is not possible, then you can check if your kid has a best friend or a close cousin who has the same birthday or birth week. Remember, a problem shared is a problem solved.