Planning a Laser Tag Birthday Party

When it comes to throwing a rocking birthday party, laser tag is a great excuse to go all out and get competitive. But planning a successful laser tag birthday party isn’t something you have to go at alone—that’s why we’re here to lighten the load with top-notch tips.

Here’s a checklist of things to consider when throwing the best birthday party for your friends or family:

Determine Who You’re Inviting

Who are you inviting to your laser tag birthday party? Make sure you know the number of guests coming and their age ranges so that you can plan the amount of food, tables, chairs, and maybe even some invitations accordingly. You don’t want to be short on supplies!

Pick A Date and Time

Since you’re throwing a laser tag party, scheduling is everything! You need to make sure that your guests can come out for the event on the day you’ve planned it. And be sure to give them enough notice—especially if it’s a surprise party!

Choose a Rocking Venue

Where will your laser tag party be held? Look for laser tag venues near you like Stars and Strikes where all-inclusive laser tag packages are available so you get the best bang for your buck. There are a couple of options to choose from, including:

  • Bowling Alleys: A great spot for combining laser tag with bowling to cater to all your guests, no matter their interests.
  • Arcade Facilities: Perfect for an action-packed birthday party filled with fun and games. You can even make it a competition—loser buys dinner!

It Doesn’t Have to Be Halloween For You to Dress Up!

What laser tag games you play can dictate the dress code or props guests can boast. Brainstorm laser tag themes and activities that everyone can get involved in. Here are a few ideas:

  • Space Aliens vs. Astronauts
  • Pirates vs. Soldiers
  • Vampires vs. Zombies
  • Superheroes vs. Villains
  • Cowboys vs. Aliens

Don’t forget to provide props like glow sticks, face paint, and laser tag vests for an added touch of fun. Make it fun and get creative!

Pick Some Delicious Food Options

Will you serve food at the laser tag birthday party? Depending on the number of guests at your party, you might consider the following options so everyone can enjoy their breaks between laser tag games. Ask about any allergies or dietary restrictions beforehand to plan accordingly. And don’t forget a cake or cupcakes so you can blow out some candles and make a wish!

A Fun Restaurant

One option is going to a fun restaurant before or after the party. See if there are any themed restaurants near you to keep the birthday fun going!


Another option is to order some take-out food for your guests. Pizza, sandwiches, or even a sushi platter can be perfect options to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

Prep at Home

Want to save some money and show off your cooking skills? Consider making some homemade snacks for the party. From chips and dip to mini sandwiches, there are plenty of finger foods to keep guests energized during the laser tag battles.

All-Inclusive Venue

If you choose a venue like Stars and Strikes, there’ll be plenty of fun and games plus a restaurant for ordering food! No need to stress about planning or cooking here.

Take it Up a Notch with Invites & Decorations

Choose invitations and decorations to go along with your theme. Any party you want will allow you to get crafty and match your invites and decor so guests experience the full scope of this party. And of course, make sure you send out the invites early so everyone can RSVP and save the date.

Need some cool invitation ideas? We’ve got you covered:

  • “You’ve been laser tagged!”
  • “Join us for an out-of-this-world laser tag birthday party!”
  • “Do you have what it takes to survive the ultimate laser tag battle?”
  • “Come for the laser tag, stay for the cake!”
  • “Get ready to suit up and take on the laser tag challenge!”

Prepare Laser Tag Accessories

Gather laser tag guns, laser tag vests, laser tag targets, and laser tag accessories to make sure the birthday party is a success. If you want your birthday to be smoother, choose a rocking venue that includes all the equipment!

Have Fun!

Don’t forget to enjoy yourself at the laser tag birthday party! Have fun with your guests and don’t forget to take plenty of pictures for you to look back on. And most importantly, keep the birthday spirit alive with some friendly competition and laughter.

With these tips, you’re one step closer to throwing the birthday party of your dreams!

Have the Party of the Century at Stars and Strikes

With laser tag, delicious food, and lots of fun activities for all ages, you’re guaranteed to have a memorable birthday party. Visit Stars and Strikes today to learn more about birthday parties and start planning the laser tag adventure of your dreams!

Stars and Strikes is your destination for laser tag birthday parties—contact us today and let’s get your laser tag adventure started!