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 party places, kid-friendly entertainers (which includes traveling parties that come to you), bounce house rentals, and specialty party decorations. Click/tap on the blue buttons below to be taken to a specific section or scroll through to see all of the amazing local options we have to choose from!
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Places to Have a Kids Birthday Party
Plan a fun and easy kids birthday party at one of these party venues! Most of these are indoor party places for kids, but you will find a variety of ideas to suit your needs. Get details about each birthday party location, including available packages and more. Be sure to scroll all the way through because there are so many options and all of them are tons of fun!
Birthday parties should be no stress and great fun! Jo’s Footwork Studio makes it simple. All parties include:
- Party dance room set up
- Tables, tablecloths, and chairs
- Balloons (with your favorite color or colors)
- Instructor and the party of your choice: Princess/Disney Theme, Dance Party, or HipHop Party
You provide the cake, the food (if you want), and the refreshments (they do the cleanup). Do you have an idea in mind for your special birthday party? Call or email them!
Birthdays at the Wheaton Park District can be wild, historic or adventurous at any one of our nine facilities! Become a sports star at Central Athletic Complex, choose from several different themed parties at the DuPage County Historical Museum, celebrate with the animals at Cosley Zoo, explore nature at Lincoln Marsh Natural Area, cycle through Safety City, create art at The Pottery Studio, tumble into the Gymnastics Studio, or get your golf on at Arrowhead Golf Club or Clocktower Mini Golf & Skate Park. Our unique birthdays are available for all ages!
Sky Zone Aurora and Joliet
87 Executive Drive, Aurora: (331) 207-4759 (opening soon!)
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2318 Essington Road, Joliet: (815) 314-4890
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Elevate the way you celebrate birthdays! Have your child’s next birthday party at Sky Zone. They’ve been voted several years for having the “best birthday parties ever.” and have many birthday party packages to choose from. They have party options for all ages, including a Toddler Time Party package that elevates the excitement of your little jumper’s (ages 5 and under) curiosity while exploring and soaring with their favorite character. Their popular Legendary Party package allows your adventurous child and 15 friends to have the option of playing Ultimate Dodgeball or challenging each other on the Ninja Warrior Course. Call either Sky Zone Aurora at 331-207-4759 or Sky Zone Joliet at 815-314-4890 to book your event today!
The unique and modern space at Playroom Café Two is the perfect backdrop for any party. Although they are closed for public play, they are open for private parties for up to 50 people!
They offer several different party packages to fit your needs, from open concept, to private room, to renting out the entire space! Their full service café and personal party hostess will ensure your party is stress free and more fun!
Party packages at Playroom Café Two include two hours in the party space and they take care of all of the details, from organic juice boxes for the kids to passion fruit iced tea and water for the adults. They even have themed and custom party decor available upon request. So leave the planning to them and enjoy your special day!
Experience the Magic of FUN at Enchanted Castle! For the royal touch on KING-Size Fun, reserve your next family outing, birthday party, group outing, company event or fundraiser at Chicago’s Premier entertainment venue! This Castle has it all; indoor go-karts, laser tag, rides, mini-bowling, miniature golf, Karaoke, a two-story playland plus 200 of the industry’s best games and finest redemption prizes!
Visit the Enchanted Castle website to learn about all the great specials they have to offer, including Super Sized Birthdays! Online booking has been suspended, but you can still call (630) 953-7860 to book your party!
Looking for a fun way to celebrate your child(ren)’s birthday? Bring the Outdoors… Indoors at The MAX. They are hosting two types of parties right now: Field and Court. Field and Court Parties are both sports oriented where their party coordinators lead games from flag football to scooter races on either the turf field or courts. The base package for all parties is an hour and 45 minutes, which is broken down to one hour of play time and 45 minutes in the party room. Check out their website for more information!
BIG Gymnastics provides a FUN, clean and most importantly safe environment to host your child’s party. All of our parties include friendly coaches and staff to assist throughout your party! With a party package at BIG, you will receive the gym for a total of 75 minutes followed by an additional 45 minutes in the private party room (other options available)! 15 children are included with ALL parties! Our coaches and staff work to make your party as convenient as possible for you!
- Parties Available on Saturdays and Sundays
- All Parties include 15 children
- Traditional and Ninja Zone Parties available!
- Every birthday child will receive a free gift!
- BIG’s COVID policies and procedures will be followed for all parties
Celebrating a special event? Marking a milestone? The A’s Club is THE safe, interactive and 100% private party experience for kids! The A’s Club hosts awesome parties and play sessions for all, held at their private custom party venue. Customize your own party from 1st birthday celebrations to Sweet 16 dreams! Whether in their state-of-the-art video game room or versatile Rec area with interactive video screen, their exciting coordinator-led activities keep the fun going, while you sit back and relax! Yes, they even help set up and clean up…so Let’s Party!
What kind of parties does The A’s Club host?
- Video Game Party
- Karaoke Party
- Glow Party
- Movie Party
- Character Theme Party
- Tik Tok (Social) Party…And more!
Flying High provides a fun, friendly, and save environment to host your child’s party! Did you know that all of their Deluxe Parties are now completely PRIVATE?! While traditionally for birthdays, their Deluxe Parties are also great for family get-togethers, in addition to birthday (or belated birthday) parties! Guests will have a blast bouncing on the trampolines, exploring the 60ft Inflatable Obstacle Course, playing on the gymnastics equipment and more! You can book your party online as well as learn more about the new procedures and protocols we’ve put in place to keep everyone and healthy. We are also currently offering Pre-School Parties which can be used for neighborhood play dates. Parties are held in our Upstairs Gym. Time in the viewing room can be used for presents and cake, or snack time for those just wanting a fun place to hang out with their quaranteam neighbors.
Looking for a unique birthday party for the young animal lovers in your life? Celebrate your child’s next birthday at the Tuthill Family Pet Rescue & Resource Center (PRRC). Parties include Private Hands-on Pet Visit, Activities and More! Enjoy a fun animal-themed birthday with all proceeds going to help support the animals. The safety of our pets and guests is always our highest priority, please contact us to learn what celebration options are currently available.
Book early to secure your date!
For inquiries or to book your party reservation, please contact Jen Gordon, email@example.com.
Playroom Café in Mount Prospect is the perfect backdrop for any party! Although they are closed for public play, they are open for private parties for up to 50 people!
This modern and unique space offers several different party packages too fit your needs, including open concept, private room, and renting the entire venue. Leave the planning to them and enjoy your special day! Playroom Café offers one-of-a-kind luxurious party decor and set up to make your day effortless and more enjoyable. Their full service café and personal party hostess will ensure your party is stress free and more fun! They can accommodate up to 200 people for private events.
For more information visit their website: www.playroomcafe.net/packages.
Don’t let your child’s next birthday stress you out! We’re here to help! The Romeoville Recreation Center offers five different party packages including dance, gymnastics, nerf attack, sports, or jungle safari. Party options and availability are based on current State guidelines. Contact the Romeoville Recreation Department for the most up to date information regarding party reservations.
Party packages start as low as $150 and can be booked year-round.
Come celebrate your birthday at Lombard Park District’s Sunset Knoll Recreation Center! Packages are available for up to 12 guests. Parties are geared toward ages 4-12 and held on Fridays from 6-8p or Saturdays from 10am-12pm. Additional hours and dates will be available for an additional fee. Packages include birthday party staff, party room, tables and chairs, decorations, games and activities. Enhance your birthday party with goody bags for all guests, a pizza package, an extra hour of part time, extra staff, or a party after regular business hours. Party packages include themes like Magic, Build a Teddy Bear Party, Ice Cream, etc! Lombard Park District can make your birthday party dreams come true!
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Trains, tea parties, magic, and dinosaurs are just a few of the birthday party themes you can choose from at the DuPage County Historical Museum. All parties are held in the historically beautiful auditorium and are geared towards the age of the birthday child. Every theme includes:
- Invitations and envelopes
- 45 minutes of themed activities, facilitated by staff
- Museum exploration time
- Decorations and craft supplies
- Paper products and plastic ware
- Set-up and clean-up
Parties are 1.5 hours and only $150 for 10 children (additional children are $5 each).
Not Offering Party Options At This Time
The following businesses have temporarily decided to suspend their party offerings as a result of the pandemic. We think their parties rock though, so we’re going to just keep them here until things change.
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Gemini Gymnastics offers birthday adventures for your little tumbler or ninja of any age or experience. Your birthday gymnast will feel like a gold medal winner as their enthusiastic coaches lead your party guests through 60 minutes of obstacle courses, games, and trampoline time! Try their BUBBLE SOCCER, LASER TAG, TREASURE HUNT OR SO MUCH MORE for an experience they’ll never forget! Gemini is now offering parties for walking age and up! Allow them to make your child’s first birthday memorable for the entire family!
After the gym, enjoy 30 minutes in your private party room where their hosts will handle set up, clean up, and everything in between! Give your child the gift of play and treat yourself to a hassle-free celebration!
Birthdays are a special event in every child’s life and should be celebrated to make lasting memories of a great day! Plan a birthday party at the Aquatic Center and it’s sure to be a big splash! Splash Parties are available all year long. Each party is scheduled for two hours of fun and excitement and includes admission for 20 guests, choice of pizza, beverages, designated party area, paper products, party attendant, and certified lifeguards. You bring the cake and we’ll provide the fun! Looking for a bigger bash? Check out our Super Splash Parties! Visit www.obparks.org for more details and to reserve your party today!
Explore, create, build, wonder, discover, think, play, and more…. Every party is an adventure! Imagine a memorable, stress-free party where both kids and adults will have an amazing time celebrating and playing together. That’s what you get when you host a party at DuPage Children’s Museum.
Create a work of art in The Studio, build with real tools in the Construction House, splash around in AWEsome Water, and feel the wind on your face in AWEsome Air. The possibilities are endless.
Party packages include UNLIMITED playtime in the Museum and reserved time in a private party room, with other options to customize your experience. Looking for something bigger? Rent the whole Museum to host a private event for an exclusive, one-of-a-kind party.
Ball Factory Playground | Party | Café
864 S. RT 59, Naperville: (630) 640-2020
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If the thought of your child’s whole class descending on your house for a birthday party gives you the shivers, you are not alone. Fear not, Ball Factory is here to minimize the stress and maximize the fun – whatever the weather.
The Ball Factory is an indoor playground designed by Family for Family to play and celebrate. With a variety of play areas, it is the perfect place for a tot’s to pre-teen birthday party. Adults can play too or just relax within clear sight of their children.
The team at Ball Factory will manage all aspects of the set-up, catering, clean up, to allow you to have a stress free celebration. Healthy food add on options will make your party perfect not only for the little ones!
Ackerman SFC birthday party packages are bursting with activities for kids in an environment that is fun, safe, and truly unique. Choose from a wide variety of age-appropriate themes including Sports, Superhero, Princess, Toy Story, Dinosaur, and more. Theme party packages include a decorated room, all paper goods, and an Ackerman SFC party host to lead activities, games, crafts, and sports, depending on your child’s wishes. Bounce house and pizza add-on options available! Let them do the work so you can enjoy the party.
Did you know that the Naperville Park District offers a wide variety of themed birthday party packages? Choose from Lego, Pottery, Sports, Nature and more, and be sure to give your child and friends a fun, memorable celebration participating in activities that they enjoy. They take care of everything, including activities run by their friendly, experienced staff, delicious treats from DeEtta’s Bakery, drinks, set up and clean up. The Park District is able to set the stage for a successful party in some of its unique locations, including The Fort (the indoor playground at Fort Hill Activity Center), the Culinary Kitchens at the 95th Street Center, the Gymnastics Room at Fort Hill, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, Studio One (the pottery studio) and more. Parties are available for ages 4-12, depending on the theme, and can be booked online at napervilleparks.org/parties or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids love helping in the kitchen! Entrée Kitchen is the perfect place to host your child’s birthday party because we do all the prep and clean up, so you can sit back and enjoy the party. They will assemble their own personal pizzas or entrees, bake cupcakes and help make our delicious marshmallow buttercream frosting from scratch too! Then top off all the fun in the kitchen with cupcake decorating and singing happy birthday!
Choose from 3 party options. Water and lemonade, as well as tables and chairs for your guests are provided with each option. Plus, all children receive their very own apron to decorate and take home!
Goldfish Swim School provides fun, hassle-free birthday parties that include the use of the pool area for 1 hour and 15 minutes, 45 minute use of the party area, two lifeguards and one party coordinator. They even provide party invitations and envelopes. Goldfish takes care of all the party decorations and paper goods including balloons, a yummy batch of cupcakes (24 are included with the cost of the party), a Goldfish t-shirt for the birthday child and drinks (juice boxes) for all the children attending. If you would like additional food for the party you are welcome to bring it in or order from your favorite restaurant. Last, but not least, all set-up/clean-up will be handled by the Goldfish team!
Tee off your child’s birthday with a miniature golf party! Holes & Knolls features 36 holes of miniature golf in a beautiful setting with lots of water. Let them deal with the mess and the stress! Your party includes use of the Maryknoll Clubhouse party room and miniature golf admission. Food packages (pizza or hot dogs) are also available.
Holes & Knolls Mini Golf Course is a Glen Ellyn Park District facility located within Maryknoll Park. The park is also host to a Splash Park with 11 interactive water features, an adventure playground (with a 70′ zip line), a youth playground, and a large open-play area.
Make a splash with your bash! Available only during the summer season, kids will play in eleven interactive water features before heading to the Clubhouse for presents. Food packages (pizza or hot dogs) are also available. The Glen Ellyn Park District’s Splash Park is located within Maryknoll Park which also features Holes & Knolls Miniature Golf Course, an adventure playground (with a 70′ zip line), a youth playground, and a large open-play area.
Kids Party Entertainers and At-Home Parties
Already have a birthday party venue in mind or want to have the party at home? The following entertainers, magicians, and all-in-one party experts will make your son or daughters party a success!
My Yoga Inc., is excited to offer safe and affordable birthday parties for children and adults of all ages. Ms. Mia will lead yoga-based activities, crafts, games and of course, will take care of setup and cleanup. Packages range from 60-90 minutes and are customized to fit the needs for you and your family. All parties will be held outside in a park, backyard, or through a virtual experience. Party goers are asked to bring their own yoga mat, towel or blanket, and My Yoga will provide cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer. (Once the colder months arrive, bigger indoor space can be arranged) To book a party or ask questions please contact Mia Javanshad at email@example.com.
The Henn House provides a unique, creative experience for arts & crafts lovers of all ages. They bring the party right to your home and provide all the materials. Follow their easy step-by-step instructions and add your own personal touch to leave your mark! They also have several options for children’s parties and specials for seasonal items to choose from as well.
Children’s slime parties are 60 minutes long and include two custom slimes for each child to make and take home. Children’s wood project parties also run 90 minutes and have options for girls and boys to choose from.
All parties are hosted within the comfort of your home. Book a private party or order a DIY kit to enjoy an artistic adventure with your friends and family.
Sparkles Entertainment has been providing stilt walkers, creative balloonists, talented face painters, jugglers, unicyclists, amazing magicians, caricature artists, plus many more professional performers for over 20 years. Sparkles also can provide DJs, Photo Booths, Impersonators and comedians. Appearances are also available by Princesses, Monster High, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Superheroes and more!
Sparkles takes great pride in working with their clients — from creating a private gathering at your home, or a large corporate event — to make each event a truly unique experience. Sparkles can work to enhance your theme, or help you create one. They do the work so you can enjoy your event with your guests. Sparkles Entertainment is fully insured and looks forward to putting the “Sparkle” in your event!
Princess Party Chicago Inc. offers the highest quality and most authentic characters for your party/event! For the past 8 years, it has been their utmost goal to make magic happen for little ones in the Chicagoland area! They offer princesses, superheroes, AND space characters for your party/event, so please check out their character page to see which one is your favorite and contact Princess Party Chicago to see if they are available for the date and time of your party/event! Please note that in-person party packages must be booked at least one week in advance.
They are also now offering video calls and personalized videos!
Birthday parties are all about fun and memorable experiences, which Rich has provided for over 24 years as a balloon entertainer! There is something magical about balloon animals and other balloon designs that kids of all ages enthusiastically enjoy. Whether it is a birthday party, business promotion, school fun fair, company picnic, or any other type of event, the children exhibit great joy when receiving their balloon. Rich can make thousands of designs, from the simplest one-balloon styles to the deluxe multi-balloon art types. He comes to your event fully prepared, having practiced many hours every week, and is flexible to make either simple or deluxe designs depending on demand and time.
His wife decided it wasn’t fair for him to have all the fun, so she also learned simple balloon designs to complement her professional face painting service, and you may choose to have both of them at your event for twice the fun!
Miss Jamie comes to your party and sings and dances with the kids! Puppets, props and egg shakers help to make this 30 minute music show a fun and engaging experience for all. Kids will love the familiar songs, imaginative play, and dancing, and adults will enjoy Jamie’s singing and guitar playing. This show is good for 0-8 year olds, but even the older kids will love the add-ons like balloon creations and face painting. Miss Jamie is always “from the farm” and dresses in her signature hat and boots, but the show can fit with any party theme. Miss Jamie’s books, CDs, and and custom shaker eggs are even available to hand out as favors for your guests. YeeHa!
Dayton is one of Chicagoland’s premier magicians for children’s birthday parties, schools, neighborhood events, private parties, and corporate events. He dazzles audiences all over the Chicago suburbs/City with his amazing, engaging, and family friendly magic that will leave you astonished and laughing out loud during the entire performance. At age 15, and as a great role model for young people, he has performed shows for audiences of all ages ranging from 10 to 700 guests. With audience participation as a hallmark, each audience member feels as if they are a part of the show. Dayton will provide a custom experience for your event and audience including extraordinary magic, balloon creations, and even teaching magic to your guests. Book now.
Is planning a birthday party stressing you out? Cool Science can make it easy! Just pick one of their insanely fun themes (examples: Frozen, Mad Scientist, Potions, Unicorns & Rainbows, Star Wars, Escape Room, Chocolate Chemistry, Detective, Pokemon, Spa Science) or custom-make your own and they’ll do the rest. They come to your location with a themed photo backdrop and props, do 90 minutes of crazy fun activities with your guests, provide a gasp-worthy surprise when you bring out your birthday cake, and even hand out colorful goody bags. Don’t want to do your party at your house? Cool Science can do it at a number of restaurants with party rooms that are free for them to use. Call or email them today to book your party!
Where to Rent Bounce Houses
Jumpin G’s Incorporated specializes in bouncy house rentals and customized gift baskets. They are a family-owned and operated business and have a great reputation for outstanding customer service and quality products. Jumpin G’s bouncy houses are completely sanitized on site before you rent the unit. They also secure each unit with commercial sand bags at each corner to prevent it from moving or shifting. Safety is their #1 priority. All the units in their inventory are made in USA, made of the highest commercial grade vinyl and 100% fire retardant. Jumpin G’s is fully insured and does not charge extra for residential rentals. They don’t limit your rental to 8 hours – it is for the entire day!
Specialty Party Decorations
- Card My Yard Naperville
- Card My Yard Western Springs
- Sign Gypsies (Bloomingdale, Elmhurst, Schaumburg and more)
- Flamingo Surprise (Bensenville)
- Sunshine Lawn Signs (Montgomery)
- A Front Yard Full of Fun (Hanover Park)
- The Sign Fairy (within 6 miles of Clarendon Hills)
- Wheaton Yard Greeting
- Say it with a Yard Card (Woodridge)
- Signs & Love (Downers Grove)
- Feel Good Yard Cards (Downers Grove)
- Sign My Yard (Carol Stream, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, etc)
- Happy Lawn DeSIGNS (within 5 miles of Westchester)
Have any to add? Comment below or email Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always on the hunt for more ways to make birthday parties special and are loving these unique and special party decor options!