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In our popular Party Planning Guide, Celebrations, we have created an easy go-to list of 39 great places to have your child's next birthday party. We did the work collecting the contact information and descriptions, now all you have to do is book the party and enjoy the special day. Read more

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Show your little gamer how much you love them by throwing them a gamer's dream party, either at home or at one of the great gaming places throughout Chicago and the suburbs. These parties will have the party guests on their feet, cheering and having a blast. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Glam is where it's at for today's hip girls, though princess parties rule, too. My Party Princess in Schaumburg and the ever-popular Sweet and Sassy in Lincoln Park and Oak Brook are just two of the places ready to give the sweet thing in your life and her gal pals a dream party. Read more

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Not everyone is satisfied with a homemade, lopsided double chocolate birthday cake (gasp) and you can drive yourself crazy trying to create a cake that fits your party theme. Save yourself the hassle and check out the sweet masterpieces we've found. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Planning where to have your next birthday party might be a simple as visiting or calling your local park district. Many park districts have indoor and outdoor options for your bash. Best of all, you'll find a cost-effective, fun party place that is limited only by your imagination. Read more

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There's nothing like seeing the kids bouncing off the wall, except when they are bouncing in rooms fill with giant inflatables. For a perfectly bouncy birthday bash your birthday child will remember for a long time to come, check out our tips to fun. Read more

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Wouldn't it be great if you could throw your child an awesome party without all the stress and work? Imagine actually being able to enjoy the activities. Check out a few places that can make all that a reality. Read more

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Today's kids want to be the 'star' at their birthday party. Medieval Times, The Game Dudes, Adler Planetarium and the Bus of Fun are among the places that can make sure your child gets the star treatment. Read more

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The Notebaert wants to change our relationship with parasites in "EWW! What's Eating You?" Read more

Museums

The Museum of Science and Industry is exploring the less well-known artwork of Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, including paintings, illustrations and political cartoons. They'll also get out the microscopes to explore microbial Seuss. Read more

Museums

Chicago, with all its neighborhoods, is one of the best cities in the country to trick or treat. Here are some of our recommendations. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

From pumpkins to bats, get your kids into the swing of fall. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

The Harris Theater presents an Indian folktale designed to get to the deeper meaning of the dance. Read more

Arts & Culture

Three places to get the candy you want. Read more

Sweet Treats

An upscale bistro that caters to kids. Read more

Restaurant Picks

A burger with chips on it. Need we say more? Read more

Restaurant Picks

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Rosie Colucci, who has taken many of the gifts she's received in her numerous hospital visits and given them to underprivileged kids, is holding a benefit to defray the mounting cost of her medical bills. Read more

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No cars. Just walkers and bikes and the thrill of playing in the middle of the Great Street. Read more

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