Kids Birthday Party Locations and Entertainment

Planning a birthday party for your son or daughter? Look no further! This huge guide filled with all the best kids birthday party options will help you book a party to remember. Scroll through for great locations to host the party as well as entertainment that you can hire to make the celebration special! Photos, contact information, and descriptions of what they offer are included below.


Birthday Party Locations and Entertainment



goldfish burr ridgeGoldfish Swim School – Burr Ridge
7055 High Grove Blvd., Suite 200
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 485-7300
[email protected]

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!


jo's footworkJo’s Footwork Studio
1500 Walker Street – 2nd Floor
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-6878
[email protected]

Birthday parties should be no stress and great fun! We make it simple.
And we know what you want!

  • We set up the party dance room
  • We provide and set up tables and chairs with table clothes
  • We provide balloons (with your favorite color or colors)
  • We provide the 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 (we do the cleanup)
Got a special idea in mind for your special birthday party? Let’s talk!



Gemini LogoGemini Gymnastics Academy
330 Washington Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-2977
[email protected]

Your birthday child (turning 5 & up) will flip to celebrate at Gemini Gymnastics Academy! This is 90 minutes of pure fun for kids & ease for parents! Gym time includes a warm-up, safety rules & obstacle course where activities are geared to the ability of every child. A variety of group games and a balloon drop (with an Open Gym Pass for each party goer to return for more fun!) completes the time in the gym. Finish in our Party Room with any food items you provide. Invitations, apple juice, cups, table cloths and markers to color are provided.


Entrée Kitchen
26W276 Geneva Rd. S/A
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 668-4450
[email protected]

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! Children love helping in the kitchen and during our parties, they will assemble their own personal pizzas or entrees, bake cupcakes and help make our “soon to be famous” marshmallow buttercream frosting from scratch too! Top off all the fun they’ve already had in the kitchen with cupcake decorating and singing happy birthday!

Choose from 3 party options and with each we provide water and lemonade as well as tables and chairs for your guests. Plus all children receive their very own apron to decorate and take home. Click here to see available packages.


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Sparkles_Entertainment_Color_LogoSparkles Entertainment
(708) 301-7991
[email protected]

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, including Anna and Elsa, Monster High, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Superheroes and more!

Sparkles takes great pride in working with our clients — from creating a private gathering at your home, or a large corporate event — to make each event a truly unique experience. We can work to enhance your theme, or help you create one. Let us do the work so you can enjoy your event with your guests. Sparkles Entertainment is fully insured. We look forward to putting the “Sparkle” in your event!


Flying High Sports & Rec Center
5400 East Ave Countryside IL 60525
7711 W 99th Street Hickory Hills IL 60457
(708) 352-3099
[email protected]

Flying High provides a fun, friendly, safe, and clean environment to host your child’s party!! We proudly offer a variety of party packages for all ages perfect for your celebration!! Guests will have a blast playing in the foam pit, bouncing on the trampolines, and exploring our famous 60 foot inflatable obstacle course. Enjoy swinging on the rope, playing on the gymnastics equipment, and so much more!! Add on the zip line or basketball challenge at our Countryside location or the zip line, sports package, cheer routine package, or wrecking ball inflatable at our Hickory Hills location for even more fun!! Each guest will leave with a Flying High souvenir and the Birthday Child will receive a special birthday water bottle!! All parties are booked online.


kidlist2015-bellossoms-topimageBellossoms by Erika Swanson – storybooks for adventurers
Erika Swanson
(630) 913-8282
[email protected]

Float into the Bellossoms world as artist Erika Swanson takes your birthday child through an illustrated adventure! Starting with a brief introduction to the Bellossoms storybooks, guests will enjoy an interactive drawing demonstration as they choose what’s drawn and see it illustrated in front of their own eyes! Afterwards, guests can create their own artwork in a group drawing lesson!
The birthday child will receive a signed copy of Bellossoms, as well as a customized birthday caricature! Erika also does event caricatures and sketch cards – ask about extending your party!


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Westmont Yard TransparentWestmont Yard
233 W 63rd Street
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 737-1000
[email protected]

Over the Top Birthday Parties at Westmont Yard is a one of a kind experience! Leave all your troubles to us for 2 amazing hours of FUN!!! All our party packages include a birthday party coordinator who will assist you with your party needs. Our parties begin with 30 minutes of fun on our five level Play Tower, proceeded by 60 minutes of games (soccer/relay races/flag football, etc.) and time on our inflatables, followed by 30 minutes for your eating pleasure. We offer several different food options: pizza, hot dogs and more! All you need to bring is a cake/dessert for you and your guests. Please call us or visit our web site for more information about our different birthday party packages.


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Frankie Ace Comedy Magic
(708) 721-4919
[email protected]

For over 20 years I’ve been performing comedy magic at restaurants, birthday parties, block parties, corporate events, and festivals. My comedy magic show is high energy, family friendly, and audience interactive. Laughs and gasps galore!

You can also see me weekly at Fox’s Pizza (Hinsdale) on Friday Nights from 6-8pm, Blueberry Hill (La Grange) on Sunday mornings from 10am-12pm, and Francesca’s (La Grange) on Monday nights (where kids eat free!) from 6-8pm.

Check out the videos and pics on my Facebook page (FrankieAceComedyMagic) or on YouTube!! You can reach me by phone (or text) at 708.721.4914, or at [email protected]!


Ms-Claras-JLC-topMs. Clara’s Joyful Learning Center
9213 Broadway Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 704-1716
[email protected]

Ms. Clara’s Joyful Learning Center is the perfect place to host your 1 – 5 year old’s birthday! We have everything you need to celebrate your child’s special day in a playful, welcoming, and child-friendly space. But what makes us stand out is our fun and interactive musical birthday parties, specifically created for kids from infancy – kindergarten. Other entertainment options include arts and crafts, yoga adventures, or a visit from a princess or superhero!

Our onsite events feature a party room with a built-in stereo system, adults and kidssized tables and chairs, and a kitchenette with a full refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and plenty of counter space for buffet-style serving. Pictures available on our website!


BALL FACTORY Indoor Play & Cafe
864 S RT 59
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 445-8365
[email protected]

Ball Factory offers private party rooms to provide a child everything he/she would want in a birthday – several hours of fun, private party rooms, food and beverage. Let us handle all the details! And, better yet, you relax with your adult guests over lattes and delicious food (and maybe check the football scores with the FREE WI-FI).

We do all the work so you don’t have to! From invitations, decorations, party favors, pizza, beverages, set-up and clean-up. Dedicated party assistants will keep the party on track so you can eat, socialize, and enjoy your children and guests.

Ball Factory desires playtime to be as rewarding for the parents as it is for the children, as they spend time together!


big gymnastics birthday parties

big gymnastics logo topBIG Gymnastics
16w110 83rd Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 323-6244
[email protected]

BIG Gymnastics provides a fun, safe and clean environment to host your child’s birthday! We provide a 75-minute structured format inside the gym with games fit for every ability. In addition to the games, the coaches will also allow for open gym time where the children can experience the fun of BIG! On top of your gym time, you will receive 45 minutes in our party room with a party assistant to take care of all of your needs and clean-up! Check below for a few more details!

  • Parties Available on Saturdays and Sundays
  • All Parties include 20 children
  • Two Coaches and a Party Assistant
  • Ninja Zone and Princess Themes Available at an extra charge
  • Every birthday child will receive a free gift



lilies-and-spikes-logoLilies & Spikes Kids and Teens Hair Salon & Spa
1105 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 613-4723
[email protected]

Come introduce your children to to the world of spa days! Lilies & Spikes is a kid-friendly environment with an elegant atmosphere where skilled professionals pamper your children for the ultimate girls (or boys) day out!

Party packages can include party up-dos, manicures, pedicures, make-up application and facials. Spike party packages are also available for the boys, which include a faux barbershop shave, shampoo and spike style, check hair coloring, man manicure, faux tattoo and face paint.

Perfect for birthday parties or just a day to indulge! Additional party add-ons are also available, such as invitations, custom party favors and an autograph frame and picture.


dupage childrens museum make it move

dupage-childrens-museum-logoDuPage Children’s Museum
301 N. Washington St.
Naperville 60540
(630) 637-8000
[email protected]

Explore, create, build, wonder, discover, think, play, and more. DuPage Children’s Museum is serious fun! Why serious fun? Kids are playing and having a blast while parents know they are also learning important lessons about S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, math) and the world all around them. With eight unique exhibit neighborhoods in over 20,000 square feet, the opportunities are endless.

Make it a day to remember with a party at DuPage Children’s Museum. Both kids and parents will have an amazing time celebrating, playing, and even learning together! Packages include UNLIMITED Museum playtime before, during and after reserved private party room time, with other options to customize the experience. Every party is an adventure!


Oak Brook Park District
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 645-9554

Are you ready to make a SPLASH with your next event? Whether you’re looking to book a sport-themed birthday for your little athlete, throw an amazing winter pool party, or host an elegant sweet sixteen event, the Oak Brook Park District has affordable and unique options for you.

All inclusive 2-hour birthday parties start at just $245! These parties include basketball, soccer, flag football, or dodge ball themed parties; Music Together Parties; and NEW Princess & Hero Parties. Pool parties at our award-winning indoor aquatic center start at just $220!

Do you work in Oak Brook? If so, you may be eligible for resident rates!

For reservations or information, call 630-645-9554 or email Joel at [email protected] or Ryan at [email protected].


Balster Magic Productions, Inc.
P.O. Box 957
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 258-8442
[email protected]

The birthday party package features a 40-45 minute magic show and 20 minutes of balloon twisting. Every child will receive one balloon creation and a souvenir picture that has magic tricks to learn at home. This incredible show features lots of magic, comedy, audience participation, music, magically appearing live doves, as well as Waldo the duck. The magic is of a caliber that has the adults scratching their heads in amazement as well! An exciting upgrade option is the Floating Child trick in which an audience member floats in the air! It’s totally amazing, a great photo opportunity and has a positive, inspirational “feel good” message. Professionally creating family memories for 35 years! Click here to see a video of Tim in action.


Splash Park at the Glen Ellyn Park District
845 Pershing Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 858-2462
[email protected]

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 or the new, outdoor picnic shelter for presents. Food packages (pizza or hot dogs) are also available. Book your Splash Park party by April 1st, 2017 and receive $10 off your booking!

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.


Ten Friends Blow Dry & Style House
Hinsdale: 11 E. First Street (630) 891-3911
Naperville: 2720 Showplace Drive (331) 305-4330
[email protected]

At Ten Friends, we make sure birthday parties are a piece of cake! Our blowout parties are crafted to be an unforgettable celebration, so the birthday girl and all her guests feel pampered, sparkly and special. Options for the party include either booking a block of appointments during normal business hours, or reserving the entire house for a private birthday celebration outside of our normal business hours. The private party option includes a darling and delicious candy and cupcake station. For girls 12 and under we offer a special “half pint” signature shampoo, blow dry & style service. We promise to make it as easy as possible for you to create a day your child will always remember! Contact us to personalize a celebration that best fits your needs.


Sue’s Cakery
29 South Prospect
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 789-2253
[email protected]

Sue’s Cakery provides a delicious, unique birthday experience for your child. Our parties begin with one hour of decorating in a real bakery setting, followed by a half hour for pizza and cupcakes. You pick your theme and dessert to decorate (cookies or cupcakes; cakes available for additional cost) and we’ll take care of everything else:

  • hands-on decorating instruction
  • personalized, party favor apron for each guest
  • pizza, juice or water and cupcakes for dessert
  • paper goods
  • setup and clean up


My Gym River Forest
7625 W. Lake Street
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 209-1600
[email protected]

Every My Gym birthday party is a perfectly planned celebration created especially for your child. Our fabulous parties feature nonstop, action-packed activities, games, puppets, songs, and more! Our amazing Party Specialists make sure the birthday child gets extra special treatment throughout the party, including a birthday march to remember! We strive for all the kids to have a blast, and to make it especially easy for the parents. On the day of the party, we take care of everything, from set up and clean up to food service and entertainment! Our three party packages are designed to meet whatever your needs and desires are for the party.


Downers Grove Park District
Various locations
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 963-1300
[email protected]

Your child will love the party and so will you! Create an unforgettable birthday party with the Downers Grove Park District’s Birthday Party Service. Just invite the guests and leave the planning and mess up to us. All themed parties are filled with a variety of games and activities and registration is required at least two-weeks in advance. Call 630.963.1300 to make arrangements for a memorable birthday celebration. Party planning begins upon full payment.


Mini Golf Parties at Holes & Knolls Mini Golf
845 Pershing Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 858-2462
[email protected]

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 us deal with the mess and the stress! Your party includes a one hour rental of the Maryknoll Clubhouse party room and miniature golf admission. Food packages (pizza or hot dogs) are also available. Book your Mini Golf party by April 1st, 2017 and receive $10 off your booking!

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.


McCook Athletic Expo
4750 S. Vernon
McCook, IL 60525
(708) 485-9900

The MAX offers a variety of packages and themes that will appeal to children of all ages! Parties can include, but are not limited to, bounce house, sports, and arts and crafts. Food and drink packages are also available. Our staff will help you customize your child’s party and will manage as much of your event as you want, including organizing activities, food, decorations, and cake. Looking to host a school or corporate event as well? We’ve got you covered!


Cantigny Park
1s151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 260-8246
Cindy Schauz: [email protected]

Beautiful Cantigny Park takes the cake for birthday parties for ages 4 to 12. Choose from three themes (garden, bugs or military) and three venues. The Picnic Pavilion is an outside space located near the greenhouse. The Education Center features a 1400-square-foot main room and is located near the Rose Garden. With these venues, you may bring in your own food and beverage and choosing a birthday party package is optional. Both facilities are available to rent in four-hour increments and, if you wish, Cantigny will coordinate 90 minutes of themed party activities. The third venue is the Medill Room inside the Cantigny Visitors Center. For this space you must choose a birthday party package and no outside food or drink is permitted (except cake). For theme party packages, Cantigny provides invitations, decorations, tableware and a balloon bouquet. Packages also include some setup and cleanup by Cantigny.


Naperville Park District
Various locations including:
Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 95th Street Center, Studio One Pottery
(630) 848-5000

The Naperville Park District offers four different locations and several different party themes including nature, gymnastics, pottery, cooking, a party featuring our indoor playground and more. We have everything you need to make your event special for your child and easy for you! Desserts are provided from DeEtta’s Bakery, activities are organized and paper products and clean up are included. Add-on options for pizza also are available.


Cosley Zoo
1356 N. Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 665-5534
[email protected]

Description: At Cosley Zoo, your child’s birthday party is wild! Reserve our outdoor amphitheater, Duck Pond Pavilion, or even the entire zoo for the big day.

We’ll set up the tables and chairs. You bring the cake and candles. Then, for a small fee, we’ll bring three of our animal friends for a visit! Choose from chicken, rabbit, turtle, hedgehog, and more.

While your rental lasts two hours, your day at the zoo doesn’t; admission for every guest is good until closing! Keep the party going with optional duck and chicken feeding coupons, extra animal visits, and zoo exploration. See more than 60 species of native wildlife. Learn about the animals in your backyard. Because a lifetime of inspiration begins here.


Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center Parties
800 St. Charles Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 317-0130
[email protected]

Calling all sports fans! Whether it’s soccer, basketball, or volleyball your child loves, we have the space for you! Parties can be tailored to include the sport your child wants to play on their special day. Ackerman SFC features a state-of-the-art indoor turf, a full-size gym, and a party room.

Birthday kids can also take their party to new heights with a rock climbing party. During this exciting two-hour session, your child and their friends will have exclusive use of the Ackerman Alps to climb, belay and just generally have a blast. Ackerman’s experienced staff will assist party goers to ensure that both more skilled climbers and first timers have fun!


Blissful Owl
6805 Stanley Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
(773) 606-1122
[email protected]

Blissful Owl provides a unique themed yoga and movement class for your child’s birthday party in your home or place of choice. Themed parties have included: Kung Fu Panda Ninja, Disney Princesses, Superheroes, Zoo Animals, Under the Sea and more. Let you and your child ages 1-10 provide the theme and inspiration and we will provide the celebration. Most appropriate for children up to 10 years of age but also providing super sparkly and sweet tween and teen yoga spa birthday parties.

COMING SOON: Onsite events at our new family fitness center with Lunges ‘n Lattes Cafe. Available January 2018.


Other Locations and Entertainment

No Corner Suns
A Royal Princess Party
Chicagoland Raceway
Grounds for Hope – KidStreet
My Gym Wheaton
Lights! Camera! Birthday!
Kohl Children’s Museum
Main Event
Tate’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop
Kids Town Wheaton
Imagine Art Studio
Adventure Realm
Circle of Stones
Magical Minds Studio
Mrs. Newberry’s Traveling Tea Party
Country Yard Critters
Flipside Academy
Lombard Roller Rink
Riverside Arts Center
Schaumburg Boomers
Tivoli Bowl
Color Me Bright


This post brought to you by Goldfish Swim School – Burr Ridge, Jo’s Footwork Studio, Gemini Gymnastics Academy, Entrée Kitchen, Sparkles Entertainment, Flying High Sports & Rec Center, Bellossoms by Erika Swanson, Westmont Yard, Frankie Ace Comedy Magic, Ms. Clara’s Joyful Learning Center, Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe, BIG Gymnastics, Lilies & Spikes Kids and Teens Hair Salon & Spa, DuPage Children’s Museum, Oak Brook Park District, Balster Magic Productions, Glen Ellyn Park District, Ten Friends Blow Dry & Style House, Sue’s Cakery, My Gym River Forest, McCook Athletic Expo, Cantigny Park, Naperville Park District, Cosley Zoo, and Downers Grove Park District.

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Annie Tandy

Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie, her husband, and their kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie’s chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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