The eighties called and it wants its fads back. Among all the potential birthday-party destinations available for your kids, this year the fad seems to be Laser Quest in Norridge. Yes, laser tag. For $17 per kid, you can book a group of up to thirty for two twenty-minute laser-tag sessions in the maze/combat room, and two forty-five-minute intervals in a private party room. They have a deal with pizza parlor Sarpino’s, and fridges are on hand to store all that cake and ice cream. You can order the cakes from nearby Allegretti’s Bakery if it’s en route, but they can’t manage a local nearby delivery, so any other bakery you can pick up from on the way will do just as well.
4167 North Harlem, Norridge, (708)457-2002, laserquest.com
Best of Chicago 2013