Best places to hold a birthday party in Chicago

When it comes to finding a place to hold your child’s next birthday party, the options in Chicago and the suburbs can be a bit overwhelming. Here are a few great choices that make parties super easy and extra fun:

Funtopia (Glenview & Naperville)

Why kids love parties at Funtopia: Why wouldn’t they: to climb on dino bones, to crawl in a cave, to go through Ropes course challenges and much more. When you are the birthday kid and hear your friends saying: This is the best party we have been invited to, it doesn’t just make you smile, it makes you proud.

Why parents love parties at Funtopia: Parents always like when their kids are having fun but even more when they are doing something good for themselves. Funtopia’s attractions are specifically designed to be healthy for the body and the mind. All of this plus the seamless experience make our parties a favorite.

2050 Tower Drive, Glenview & 2639 Aurora Ave, Naperville

Code Ninjas

Why kids love parties at Code Ninjas: They get to explore fun technology with friends, from coding & building video games to playing with Virtual Reality, Robots and Drones! It’s the ultimate STEM celebration!

Why parents love parties at Code Ninjas: Because we do all the work! Our Senseis lead a game-building session and guide the kids in fun tech stations. Code Ninjas parties are different from the usual destinations. Kids love to explore our interactive technology Dojo and challenge their friends to robot battles, 3D Modeling activities, and drone wars, all while learning about coding and robotics!

Various locations in Chicagoland

Lil’ Kickers

Why kids love parties at Lil’ Kickers: Step onto the field during any Lil’ Kickers party and you will find it transformed into a world created just for your child. Party guests enjoy 45 minutes of creative, action-packed games and 15 minutes in our inflatable bounce house!

Why parents love parties at Lil’ Kickers: Party planning without the hassle. You set the date, let us take care of the rest. From booking to clean up, our experienced birthday party coordinators, hosts and coaches help you create a party your child won’t forget! Every party package includes a personal party host and coach to ensure a fun and organized party.

Various locations in Chicagoland

The A’s Club

Why kids love parties at The A’s Club: Our interactive Fun Coordinators and our focus on group play. A single party/event could include network play of the latest video games on state-of-the art equipment, followed by an obstacle course run, games, dancing, sing it out with a friend on the karaoke machine and a slime or Playdoh session.

Why parents love parties at The A’s Club: It’s safe, clean, and most importantly focused on extraordinary customer service. When we host parties, the parents do not have to lift a single finger once they are in the facility.

1801 Knapp Drive, Crest Hill


This article originally appeared in the April 2019 issue of Chicago Parent. Read the rest of the issue.   

Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Since 1984, the Chicago Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for Chicagoland families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.
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