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1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago

(312) 294-0360 or

Book a birthday party for your Lil’ Explorer at the Adler today. Launch a rocket, visit a space station and explore the mysterious Planet X during an out-of-this world birthday your child won’t forget. Check in with mission control to add a space show and goody bags for the ultimate adventure!

Apple Holler

Farm, Orchard, Restaurant

5006 S Sylvania Ave.

Sturtevant, WI

(800) 238-3629

Bring the family out to pick-your-own apples, pears and pumpkins then enjoy farm park including: The Golden Goat Bridge, animal feeding area, Play Area, The Mazes, tractor-drawn wagon rides, pony rides, pedal carts, gemstone mining, Bounce House, Johnny Appleseed show (reservations required), pig races, face painting, children’s games and delicious food. Birthday parties and private wagon rides and campfire packages available.

Bughouse Studio

4845 Oakton St., Skokie

(847) 674-3774

For your birthday, come to our house- Bughouse! Bughouse Studio is a contemporary art studio that offers ceramic classes and birthday parties for kids of all ages and abilities. For your special day, we’ll both sculpt and glaze our clay!

Center Stage Academy of Dance

186 Skokie Valley Rd., Highland Park

(847) 831-0900

Let Center Stage Academy of Dance host your child’s next birthday party! From Princess Ballet to Hip Hop Dance parties, we do it all. We even host adult Zumba and Hip Hop parties. Our party hosts and dancers will customize any dance party for you!

CircEsteem& The Chicago Youth Circus

(312) 731-HAHA

Run away with the circus without ever leaving home. Invite the CircEsteem Experience to your next event. We provide circus shows and interactive workshops for kids of all ages that leaves them saying, “WOW, look what I can do!” Call or e-mail to set up your next custom circus party.

Deerfield’s Bakery

Buffalo Grove – Deerfield –


(847) 520-0068

Creative family baking since 1886. We hear it over and over again. Flavor is our best feature. When customers cut into “a work of art” in cake, they are delighted to find it tastes as good as it looks. We take pride in our scratch recipes and, therefore, use only fresh quality ingredients, guaranteeing wonderful flavor. Good taste starts here.

Didier Farms

16678 W. Aptakisic Rd.

Prairie View-Lincolnshire

(847) 634-3291

Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch, 5 acre Corn Maze, pony rides, petting zoo, Halloween Shop,& straw maze. Visit the Indian Teepees, Antique Tractors and Educational Farming Display, and the baby chicks and baby pigs. Children’s fun rides, fall produce, apple cider and pumpkin donuts. School groups weekdays. Birthday parties.

Dolphin Swim Club

Loves Park (815) 282-3488

Crystal Lake (847) 854-1300

Skokie (847) 854-1300

Dolphin Swim Club is a learn-to-swim facility that is committed to bringing confidence, self-esteem, and safety to every child. Our professionally trained teachers create a fun learning environment with four or fewer students per class in a warm 89-degree heated pool! Call us about classes, birthday parties and more!

A Fairytale Ballet

Chicago/Lakeview& North Evanston

(773) 477-4488

A ballerina hostess will lead the festivities and introduce our wonderful world of A Fairytale Ballet to your little princess. Her favorite fairytale will come to life as all children dress in beautiful costumes and dance with props to enchanting music creating a magical experience that is tutu much! Celebrations are available in your home or in our Fairytale Ballet studio. Ages 2-8.

Fantasy Costumes

4065 N. Milwaukee, Chicago

(773) 777-0222

In our block long store there are over one million items in stock, with 2000 new items being added this season! Fantasy offers thousands of costumes from infants to adults. Also, we have the largest selection of wigs, masks, accessories, make up and mascots for children’s birthdays. We have everything for your costume needs!

The Game Dudes

286 E. Geneva Rd., Wheaton

(630) 738-9001

Our 24 foot gaming vehicle comes right to your door. Enjoy a 12 seat, airconditionedindoor gaming theater with popular games. Outside 8 more guests can play Wii or games like Guitar Hero protected from the sun with a full awning. We can also bring along Laser Tag for 16!

GameWorks Schaumburg

601 N Martingale, Suite 115


(847) 330-9675

GameWorks is the place for happy kids and stress-free grownups! We offer party packages for any age group, any size party, and any budget. Our turnkey event services mean hassle-free party planning for you. Because it’s GameWorks, you know that every kid is going to have a great time!

Jump Rope Girls

(815) 814-6357

The Jump Rope Girls are a woman-owned business from Woodstock , Il . Our jump rope winder helps you create your own, unique jump rope from 100% acrylic yarn. We do birthday parties, fundraisers, and festivals. We believe that some of the best fun in life is the good, old-fashioned kind.

Jump! Zone

Party Play Centers

St. Charles (630) 444-1422

Mokena (708) 978-1229

Bolingbrook (630) 621-9620

Niles (847) 213-9260

Buffalo Grove (847) 929-9396

Come see our large indoor party/play center featuring inflatables including Batman, Sesame Street and Disney Princesses, games and toddler activities. The funnest indoor arena in the suburbs featuring 4 party rooms and toddler area. Open on select weekdays for walk-in play and Family Fun Nights. Join Club JZ for a free 2 for 1 pass. Come jump with us. Check our website for details& schedule!

Kohl Children’s Museum

2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview

(847) 832-6923

Rain or shine, either way’s fine! With 17 interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits, Museum parties are perfect all year long. All party packages include free admission for guests. Mention Chicago Parent when booking and save $20 off regular prices.


Discovery Center

The Streets of Woodfield

601 N. Martingale Rd. , Schaumburg

(847) 592-9708

Have your child’s birthday party at LEGOLAND Discovery Center! Packages starting at $199+ tax for a party of 10 plus a free birthday child and include: themed party room, LEGO themed cake, unlimited soda, fruit punch and lemonade, and admission to the center. We now offer TWO free adults in addition to ONE free birthday child with each party of 10 or more.

The Little Gym


(773) 525-5750

When we’re not teaching fantastic gymnastics classes, we’re hosting the best birthday parties ever. The Little Gym holds our parties one at a time so your child’s friends are the only ones in the gym – everyone stays together and plays together. Our parties handle it all from set-up to clean-up!


2050 Tower Dr., Glenview

(847) 730-5275

Come say ‘Yes To The Mess!’ at Make-A-Messterpiece, the ultimate kids’ creative studio for ages 2-12 where kids are encouraged to unlock and unleash their inner creativity! Our five all hands-on, no hands-off activities are wonderful for a fun filled play date or a memorable birthday celebration!

Medieval Times

2001 N. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg

(888) WE-JOUST (935-6878)

Medieval Times is a dinner theater set in the Middle Ages. Inside our 85,000 square foot castle, we show a two-hour tournament, complete with jousting, knights and horsemanship. Show tickets include a four course meal and soda. We have special birthday packages available for all celebrants! Call for details!

Monkey Joe’s

Wheaton (630) 653-5867

Lake Zurich (847) 719-5867

Aurora (630) 851-3040

Crystal Lake (815) 477-3866

Monkey Joe’s is more than a children’s party center, it is an inflatables-filled indoor play and party center full of engaging activities and entertainment for kids. Several party packages are available. We provide a parent lounge with amenities including free high-speed wireless internet, flat screen TVs, computer stations and a concession area.

Mt. Prospect Park District

1000 W. Central Rd., Mt. Prospect

(847) 640-1000

Mt. Prospect Park District offers a variety of parties sure to please the youngster in your family. How about an Arts& Crafts Birthday Party, a Sports Party, and Inline Skating Party, a Pool Party and lots of other options. Let us make your child’s special day a memorable experience!

My Gym

Children’s Fitness Center

Aurora (847) 499-1299

Buffalo Grove (847) 229-1990

Chicago (773) 645-9600

River Forest (708) 209-1600

Skokie (847) 677-6949

Wheaton (630) 221-0555

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center offers loosely-based gymnastics classes and birthday parties that develop kids’ strength, agility, flexibility, social skills, and more in a non-competitive, nurturing environment! My Gym kids also develop socially as they interact with their teachers and other children. Watch your child grow at My Gym!

My Party Princess


(847) 895-2340

The Ultimate Girly Girl Party! Princess, Diva, Karaoke, Tea Parties and more! Weekday Play Dates, Girl Scouts and Glamour! Check out our spa parties now!

Noah’s Ark

Animal Workshop

numerous crew members to assist you

(866) HUG-NOAH

We come to you! “Make Your Own Stuffed Animal” traveling stuff-n-fluff animal workshop. We come to you! Pick an unstuffed cuddly friend, stuff it, name it, dress it and take it home to love forever! All occasions: birthday parties, holiday parties, preschool, scouts and more!

Party Fantasy Family

Recreational Facility

342 Townline Rd., Mundelein

RT 45& 60

(847) 837-0010

8-party rooms, inflatables, rock climbing wall, toddler room and arcade room with redeemable prizes! We have great party packages available with all food, cake and party favors included! Let our trained staff help you with your next party! Check us out on line or call and ask for Shoshy! Drop in anytime for play!

Party Time Palace

723 W. Golf Rd., Des Plaines

(847) 437-3100

Making memories: Birthdays, Groups, Camps, Schools, Fundraisers, or just Play! Open daily to the public as well as for parties! Laser Tag Arena, Chicago Themed Miniature Golf, Mechanical Bull Riding, Inflatables, Arcade& Redemption Prize Games, Toddler Section, Electric Train, Soft Play Area. We provide the fun… You create the memories!

Patch 22

Located on Hwy 41 in Wadsworth

(847) 336-0120

It’s the 30th anniversary of PATCH 22! We deliver friendly, well cared for ponies. Also “Barnyard Buddies” petting farm. Hayrides- either horse drawn or pulled by restored antique John Deere tractor. Visit: for free party invitations to print out.

Pickle’s Playroom

2315 W. Lawrence Ave. , Chicago

(773) 293-7747

Pickle’s Playroom is a “Sip, Clip, and Play Café” located in Lincoln Square. Our kid’s facility combines a large interactive playroom, an inviting cafe, and a stylish children’s salon. We also offer a variety of classes and are a wonderful party destination for all of life’s special moments.

Pump It Up Party

Elmhurst (630) 941-PUMP

Orland Park (708) 479-2220

Chicago (312) 664-PUMP

Schaumburg (847) 885-PUMP

Vernon Hills (847) 680-PUMP

The #1 Indoor Inflatable party place in the country! 185+ locations in 40 states. 100% Private& supervised parties. Giant Inflatables in your own private arenas& private party room exclusively for your child& guests! Experience the ultimate private party experience! There is no substitute for a Pump It Up Party!

Putting Edge Fun Center

Hoffman Estates (847) 885-1701

Norridge Common (708) 457-8377

Lincolnshire (847) 229-8833

Take your party to the edge with the ultimate indoor Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf Experience at Putting Edge. Affordable party packages for all ages including golf, party rooms, party hosts, plus no set-up or clean-up; just bring the cake and the kids, we’ll do the rest! Book online 24/7 at

Rink Side Ice Arena

& Family Entertainment Center

In Gurnee Mills Mall at

Entrance H and J

(847) 856-1064

Book on-line 24/7. Voted as one of the top ten places in the country to have a birthday party! Ice Skating, Broomball, Laser Tag, Glow Golf, Rides, Games and Prizes. We specialize in groups and parties from six guests up to large family& corporate-sized events. Book your holiday events now!

Roeser’s Bakery

3216-3224 W. North Ave., Chicago

(773) 489-6900 (Bakery)

(773) 489-6928 (Party Palace)

Celebrating its 100th year! The oldest family owned bakery in Chicago, Roeser’s Bakery is the perfect place to get everything you need for any of your celebrations. Order one of our portrait or licensed theme cakes for all occasions! And next door at Roeser’s Party Palace get everything for your party: party favors, licensed theme products, mylar& laytex balloons, piñatas, cards, etc.

Sachs Recreation Center

455 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield

(847) 572-2600

The perfect venue for parties for active children and teens. Indoor pool, indoor tennis and racquetball courts, party rooms, a “Retro” Café, and more. Party and theme packages will provide active fun and loads of great memories for the birthday party child and his/her friends. When the weather permits, an outdoor deck/patio area may be used. Party Packages and/or Room, Area or Facility Rentals are available.

Skokie Park District

9300 Weber Park Pl., Skokie

(847) 674-1500

Why throw an ordinary birthday party? We are the birthday party experts offering unique ideas including mini-golf outings, cooking, dance, drama, yoga and circus celebrations, ice skating and historical museum parties, fun outdoor events at the Emily Oaks Nature Center, and parties at the Exploritorium, our kids’ imagination playground.

Sweet& Sassy
 Oak Brook (630) 706-4411
 Riverpoint Center (773)-880-9623

Treehouse Indoor

Playground& Jewett Park Community Center

836 Jewett Park Dr., Deerfield

(847) 945-0650

Indoor playground, dance room, kitchen and multipurpose rooms -perfect for parties for youngsters and is adjacent to a huge park with playgrounds and more. Party packages with themes can make the day perfect for your special birthday child and guests. The TreeHouse features an eight-foot tube slide, mountain climb, spring walk, web crawl, double cush-n-cube bags and other intriguing attractions to stimulate young imaginations.

Windy City Fieldhouse

2367 W. Logan Blvd., Chicago

(773) 486-7416

WCF is the place for action-packed, entertaining and hassle-free birthday parties with creative onsite& offsite packages. The expert staff at WCF plan and manage an interactive party that includes incredible games and competitions chosen by your child from variety of sports and NEW themed packages. Best of all, your children go home exhausted and we handle the clean up!

Winnetka Community House

620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka

(847) 446-3207

Let our Birthday Party Coordinator help you plan your child¹s birthday celebration! Select from a variety of entertainers and themes including Starwalk, Animal Store, Sports and Magic, all sure to make your child¹s birthday a festive event. For details call or visit us on the web.

Yu Kids Island

Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg

1st floor, next to Sears

(847) 969-9000

Yu Kids Island has Birthday Party Options ! The play system features movable rides that offer hours of fun for young children in a colorful and cheerfully decorated, safe environment. We offer space and clean-up, leaving you to enjoy your time! Have a relaxing coffee and snack in our cafe!!! FREE Wifi.

Mon-Sat 10 am-9 pm Sunday 11am-6pm.

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