Articles by Annie Tandy

Western Suburb Weekend Planner: March 15-17

There are a wide variety of family-friendly events this weekend! From St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to theater productions, daddy/daughter mother/son events to Nerf wars, kids music concerts to story times… I could go on, but you should probably just check out the amazing list below. Simply click on the event title to be taken to the calendar entry with more…


Southwest Suburb Weekend Planner: March 15-17

Wow! There is an awesome variety of family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this weekend in the southwest suburbs! We have details for those and much more below. Simply click on the event title to be taken to the calendar entry with more information. Happy weekend planning! Summer Camp registration is in full swing! In our Summer Camp Guide for South…


Summer Camps and Classes at Jo’s Footwork Studio

There are a lot of great camps and classes being offered at Jo’s this summer! Each of their instructors specialize in certain age groups and types of dance so you can be sure that your son or daughter will have a blast while learning dance moves and technique. A tip that not everyone knows about is that they offer a…


Summer Camps at The Dance Workshop

The Dance Workshop’s mission is to provide encouragement and the best dance technique instruction so their students can increase their enthusiasm and creativity within the dance world and beyond. They do all of that while offering affordable classes and camps! We’re excited to announce their Princess Dance Camp for ages 4-6 years old and their Pirates & Heros Camp for…


Disney’s Frozen, The Hit Broadway Musical is Coming to Chicago

From the producers of The Lion King and Aladdin, Disney’s Frozen, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, will play an exclusive 11-week premiere engagement at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) beginning October 21, 2020, with performances playing through January 3, 2021. Photo courtesy of Disney Theatrical Productions Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago…


Announcing Motherhood Mini Sessions

Kidlist welcomes Jenny from Hello Peach Photography as a guest contributor today to announce her Motherhood Mini Sessions in Lombard and Oak Brook May 4-5. She also now booking Spring Family Sessions. Get the details for both below and see samples of her gorgeous work! Play, laugh, tickle, dance and kiss your babies (of all ages!) and I will capture…


Complimentary Movie Screening and Pre-Party

Please note that if you did not receive an email to let you know that you won and confirming how many seats are reserved under your name, there unfortunately won’t be space for you at the event. We were blown away by the number of responses. Hopefully there will be another opportunity to do this again soon! Wonder Park hits theaters on March 15, 2019 and we are excited to announce that you have the opportunity…


Maddie Rae’s Slime Bash is Coming to St. Charles!

Are your kids into slime? Then you won’t want to miss Maddie Rae’s Slime Bash at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles on March 30-31, 2019! It’s two days of slime fun and a celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit. This event is the 4th Slime Bash Team Maddie Rae has held and is the world’s largest slime convention, attracting slime…


Fun and Exciting Summer Camps for Kids in the Western Suburbs

It’s time to register for summer camps! In this guide you will find camps for all ages – toddler through teen – and activities, including dance, gymnastics, STEAM, cooking, theater, soccer, volleyball, baking, cake decorating, engineering, science, nature, art, crafts, reading, voice, music, games, field trips, and outdoor adventures. Choose from the best summer camps for kids in the western suburbs! There…


Free Tickets to See Black Panther

The movie “Black Panther” is returning to the big screen to celebrate Black History Month and it’s nomination for the Academy Awards®… and you can get free tickets fo this one-week engagement! There are many participating locations in Chicago and the suburbs, including Hodgkins, Yorktown in Lombard, Naperville, Rosemont, Schaumburg, and more. Click here to check availability and get your free…



Ideas for Kids Birthday Parties for Southwest Suburban Families

Introducing the Kidlist guide to kids birthday parties for the southwest suburbs of Chicago! We are known for our helpful west suburban guide to birthday party options with images, descriptions, locations, and contact information and are excited to now have one tailored to the southwest suburbs. Below you will find three sections, including ideas for local places to have a…