Articles by Annie Tandy

Join Us for the Next Park Playdate in Hinsdale

Our first park playdate was epic! We loved hanging out with everyone and wasn’t the entertainment fun?! We have another one planned and it’s going to be just as great! Join us for the next Kidlist Park Playdate on Sunday, August 8 from 3-4:30pm at Katherine Legge Memorial (KLM) Park in Hinsdale. A flagship park of Hinsdale Parks and Recreation,…


Kids in Sports is Coming to Naperville

Kids in Sports specializes in movement, agility, and sports classes for kids 1-8 years old! We recently had the pleasure of meeting the founder, Kenny Colon, and his enthusiasm for encouraging and motivating kids to succeed is contagious. Kids in Sports is opening their first Illinois location in Naperville this August and we have a sneak peek for you so…



Par Excellence Redux Brings Mini Golf to Elmhurst Art Museum

Play mini golf in an art museum?! That’s exactly what you can do at Elmhurst Art Museum now through September 26, 2021 at their newest exhibit, Par Excellence Redux! We had the pleasure of playing The Front 9 on opening day and had a great time figuring out each hole and admiring the work that went into each one. Every…


Updated Guide to the Best Kids Birthday Party Places, Ideas, Entertainment, Decor

Looking for kids birthday party places? Need to hire entertainment? Balloon decorations? Yard Signs? Bounce houses? We have all the options so you can plan a memorable party. What’s even better is that we have descriptions and contact information so you have everything in one place! Your one-stop-shop for kids party planning. You will find four sections below: kids birthday…


Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians Summer Classes and Discount Code

Are you and your child craving normalcy, friends, and fun? Or perhaps you’re realizing that preschool and/or kindergarten are right around the corner, and your child has never been in a class setting before. Eek!! No worries! Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians has music classes that offer the perfect balance of play, structure, socialization, and creativity… all in a safe and nurturing…


New Park! The Glen in Lombard/Glen Ellyn

Butterfield Park District created a beautiful new space called The Glen on the corner of Butterfield Road and Route 53 and it opens this Friday! Highlights include a challenge course, music area, amphitheater with a bubbling stream running through, pavilion, winding paths, and more. It’s all part of Glenbriar Park, which is also where the Park District building is. Larry…



Insider Tips for The Forge: Lemont Quarries

What is The Forge in Lemont? The Forge: Lemont Quarries is an outdoor adventure park with a variety of challenging activities for all ages and abilities. Their mission is to entertain, exhilarate, and educate. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful and the park to be clean and well organized. You can go to The Forge for one…


Celebrate the Life and Art of Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo: Timeless will be at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art and the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage from June 5 through September 6, 2021 and it’s fantastic. Featuring 26 original works on loan from the Museo Dolores Olmedo, it is the most comprehensive presentation of Kahlo’s work displayed in the Chicago area in over 40 years….


New Western Springs Splash Pad and Picnic in the Park

There’s a new splash pad being built at Spring Rock Park in Western Springs! The grand opening will be June 4, 2021 and will be paired with Party in the Park this year with free activities, food, and treats. Western Springs Splash Pad The splash pad is replacing the circle of grass in the center of the playground area and…


Re-Opening Days for Chicago Area Children’s Museums

Children’s Museums are starting to open again! Spending time at one of the many Chicago area children’s museums is wonderful for discovery and learning. We’ve put together a list of the offerings in the city and suburbs including best features, unique exhibit information, and our age recommendations. Some are ideal to spend a day, while others are suited to a shorter…