There are so many cool spots in the city and suburbs that you can throw your son or daughter’s birthday party. Depending on what your child is into, you’re sure to find the perfect place!
First, get some ideas about what they’re thinking and how many people they want to invite. Some places have a minimum amount of people needed for a party. Next, check out the party spots below and call to reserve as soon as possible. They may even have you put down a deposit to hold your place. These places fill up fast, so be sure to plan ahead!
Enjoy some hands-on fun that is sure to be a hit for your child’s birthday party. These action arenas have stuff for your kids to play, climb on and ride.
- Mount Prospect: 1042 S. Elmhurst Road, Mount Prospect; 224-244-9580
- Naperville: 864 S. Route 59, Naperville; 630-640-2020
- Address: 2500 W. Bradley Place, Suite M, Chicago
- Phone: 773-455-0555
- Address: 1103 S. Main St., Lombard
- Phone: 630-953-7860 x100
- Address: 2540 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago
- Phone: 773-998-7300
- Address: 314 W. Institute Place, Chicago
- Phone: 312-943-0725
- Address: 701 W. North Ave., Villa Park
- Phone: 630-530-4649
- Address: 25 S. La Grange Road, Unit A, La Grange
- Phone: 708-286-6747
Whether it’s a party at the zoo or at home where the animals come to you, your son or daughter will think this type of party is the coolest!
- Address: 8400 31st St., Brookfield
- Phone: 708-688-8355
- Address: 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton
- Phone: 630-260-6408
- Multiple locations in Illinois
- Phone: 708-560-0306
- Phone: 312-719-9428
Does your little Picasso or Monet want to get creative with their buddies for their birthday? Choose from these art spots that offer birthday parties. Some even offer teaching the kids over Zoom if you would rather do that.
- Address: 2184 N. Elston Ave., Chicago
- Phone: 312-944-7677
- Address: 2646 N. Halsted St., Chicago
- Phone: 773-416-4511
- Address: 110 Madison St., Oak Park
- Phone: 708-948-7934
- Address: 2446 N. Clark, Chicago
- Phone: 773-636-1968
- Address: 2059 W. Belmont, Chicago
- Phone: 773-975-6515
Places with trampolines have become all the rage – especially for birthday parties. Most have party rooms that you and your gang can hang out in for cake and presents.
- Address: 404 N. Armour St., Chicago
- Phone: 312-291-9057
- Address: 1675 N. Lancaster Road, South Elgin
- Phone: 847-608-0600
Who doesn’t love a game of bowling (with or without bumpers) and finger food like chicken tenders, hot dogs, pizza and chips? Some alleys even have arcades and other activities to keep the kids busy.
- Address: 770 47th St., Lyons
- Phone: 708-447-7547
- Address: 4700 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn
- Phone: 708-425-0900
- Address: 5250 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago
- Phone: 773-774-0500
- Address: 3700 N. Western Ave., Chicago
- Phone: 773-472-5900
Indoor mini golf
Check out the fun themes and glow-in-the-dark experiences at these indoor putt putt spots for your child’s birthday party.
- Address: 2650 Belvidere Road, Waukegan
- Phone: 847-336-5700
- Address: 15611 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park
- Phone: 708-460-3887
Your child and their friends can enjoy a fun night skating to some tunes and enjoying food and drinks at the rink. Most have separate rooms for cake and presents.
- Address: 7231 W. Archer Ave., Summit
- Phone: 708-458-0300
- Address: 656 Holbrook Road, Glenwood
- Phone: 708-754-5545
- Address: 1122 E. 87th St., Chicago
- Phone: 773-221-2600
- Address: 17658 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park
- Phone: 708-532-4021
Spas and nail salons
Does your little one love to be pampered? Have them feeling like a prince or princess at these spas. They can get their hair, nails and toes done and feel like they are royalty for the day.
- Address: 1105 Chicago Ave., Oak Park
- Phone: 708-613-4723
- Address: 1807 W. Roosevelt Road, Broadview
- Phone: 708-527-5120
- Address: 2676 N. Halsted St., Chicago
- Phone: 773-348-0552