Welcome to the Ultimate Kids Birthday Party Guide, filled with all the best kids birthday party options so you can book a party to remember. This year the guide is split into three sections: kids birthday party places, kids entertainers and parties that come to you, and bounce house rentals. Click on the 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! Photos, contact information, and descriptions are included below. This guide is sponsored by the featured businesses. Looking for options in the southwest suburbs? Head over to our Southwest Suburban Birthday Party Guide.
Places to Have a Kids Birthday Party
Plan a fun and easy kids birthday party at one of these 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! 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!
Looking to take the stress out of planning?
“YOU BRING THE CAKE, we’ll do the rest!”
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 our enthusiastic coaches lead your party guests through 60 minutes of obstacle courses, games, and trampoline time! Try our BUBBLE SOCCER or LASER TAG for an experience they’ll never forget!
After the gym, enjoy 30 minutes in your private party room where our 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!
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!
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 our website to learn about all the great specials we have to offer including Super Sized Birthdays!
Bounce Around offers different birthday party packages based on your needs. Each party package includes two hour room rental, pizzas, juice boxes, tokens and paper products.
- 10 Children ($275) includes 2 hours private room rental, 2 pizzas and 10 juice drinks
- 15 Children ($345) includes 2 hours private room rental, 3 pizzas and 15 juice drinks
- 20 Children ($425) includes 2 hours private room rental, 4 pizzas and 20 juice drinks
- 25 Children ($495) includes 2 hours private room rental, 5 pizzas and 25 juice drinks
- 30 Children ($545) includes 2 hours private room rental, 6 pizzas and 30 juice drinks
Imagine a memorable, stress-free party where both kids and parents 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, make a splash in AWEsome Water, and let your imagination run wild in Creativity Connections. The possibilities are endless.
Party packages include UNLIMITED Museum playtime before and after reserved time in a private party room, with other options to customize your experience. Looking for something bigger? Rent the whole Museum for an exclusive, one-of-a-kind party.
Explore, create, build, wonder, discover, think, play, and more… Every party is an adventure!
Waterlemon is Chicagoland’s coolest new party venue! Located in the heart of historic, downtown La Grange, our bright, modern, inspiring cafe & play space are perfect for children 6 years old and younger who are celebrating a birthday, christening or any other milestone!
We have two party packages to choose from and two, 2-hour party time slots available on Saturdays and Sundays only. Parties can accommodate up to 40 guests and street parking is ample and convenient. We look forward to hosting you and your little one in style on their big day!
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, Star Wars, and Princess Themes Available at an extra charge
- Every birthday child will receive a free gift
1567 N. Aurora Road, Naperville: (630) 453-5113
450 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn: (630)858-4300
203 S. Main Street, Bartlett: (630) 213-6700
2Toots Train Whistle Grill is a GREAT place to have an old-fashioned birthday party for your child! They not only care about a fun experience for everyone at the party, they serve quality food too with 100% grass-fed beef hot dogs and burgers. All seating is on the tracks, so no one sits away from the fun!
2Toots can accommodate most any size party and makes it easy for you with:
- No minimum charge- you only pay for what you order
- No booking fees
Reservations are limited, so call the locations above or email email@example.com.
Flying High provides a fun, friendly, and safe 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 pits, bouncing on the trampolines, and exploring our famous 60 foot inflatable obstacle course. Enjoy swinging on the rope, playing on the gymnastics equipment, and more! Add on the zip line or basketball challenge for even more fun. Each guest will leave with a Flying High souvenir and the Guest of Honor will receive a special, stainless-steel water bottle. Click here to book your party online.
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.
We offer various party packages for children’s birthday parties starting at $14.95 per child. Our standard party package includes one hour of bowling (shoe rental included), as well as an hour in your very own party room, complete with pizza and soda for each child. Each party will have its own party coordinator, who is there to ensure everyone is having a great time and that parents have the opportunity to sit back and relax. Lanes fill up fast, so make sure to book your party online as soon as possible! If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call!
Discount! Mention that you saw Tivoli Bowl on Kidlist and receive a 10% discount.
Looking for an easy, no-mess, no stress option that’s sure to entertain all your child’s guests? We’ll take the hassle out of the mix and help you plan the perfect event.
- Aquatic Splash Parties include admission for up to 20 guests.
- SUPER Splash Parties provide two hours of aquatic fun for up to 40 guests.
- Princess & Hero Parties include themed music, 2 of your child’s favorite characters, coronation ceremony and more.
- Sports Theme Parties can be customized with your favorite games.
- Celebrate with sound with a Music Together Party.
- Summer Only: Splash Island Parties for up to 20 guests.
All events are 2-hours and include food, beverages, paper products, party area, entertainment and more. Find out more at www.obparks.org/parties-and-rentals
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 Aurelio’s pizza also are available.
Forest the Fox’s Playbox is an integrated softplayground providing children with hours of physical and developmental activities. The Playbox is available for use on a daily fee basis ($3 per child) or available for private parties!
- The Playbox Party Package Includes:
- 2 hour party up to 20 children
- Exclusive use of the playbox during the party rental
- Special Forest the Fox’s T-Shirt for the birthday boy/girl
- Forest the Fox’s party invitations
- A balloon for each child
- Private room for gifts, refreshments including: use of refrigerator, freezer, paper plates, cups & napkins
- Party Supervisor
Celebrate your Birthday at Forest the Fox’s Playbox! For booking parties and more information, contact Karen at 708.562.6410 x311.
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!
Elevate the Way You Celebrate at Sky Zone Aurora!
We don’t just want you to have the best birthday party or event you’ve ever had – and trust us, it will be – we also want it to be the easiest. Our staff is here to handle the details so you can focus on having a great time.
Turn your Birthday into a GLOW ZONE PARTY! Enjoy 2 Hours of Black Light Jumping under 150 GLOW Lights!
Squad up with your CREW for a SkyWars Party!
Call our Events Team Today // 331.207.4759
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 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.
Calling all party animals ages 3 and up! This NO MESS, NO STRESS 2 hour party includes all the necessities for a good time! You supply the food and drinks, leave the entertaining to us! Book an Animal Encounter Party and treat your guests to an encounter with our Patagonian Cavy, Bunnies, Hedgehog, Zebu Cows, Sheep, Chinchillas and MORE!
- Half hour in the Party Room
- 1 hour of Animal Interaction
- Half hour baking BaaBaa Biscuits and feeding goats
Get ready to meet and feed our friendly animals and learn all about their amazing habits and adaptations!
Celebrate your creative child’s special day with an art party! Kids will create a whimsical work of art in an inspiring art studio environment.
Choose from a wide variety of mixed media 2D and 3D projects or the instructor will design a unique project for your party theme. We supply the fun art instruction, you supply the cake and goodies!
- Ages 6 and up
- 1.5 hours in length (project: 1 hour, cake/presents: last 15-30 minutes)
- Max of 20 participants (ideal size is 10-12, no minimum)
- $20 per child
For more information, or to schedule a studio visit to plan your event, please call/text Instructor, Rachel Weaver Rivera at (773) 203-6659.
Let’s face it. Most first birthday parties are more for the grown-ups than the infants, right? But not here! We offer interactive musical parties specifically created just for infants and toddlers, so your birthday boy or girl will have a blast shaking shaker eggs, tapping rhythm sticks, and playing musical peek-a-boo. Other options include arts and crafts, yoga adventures, a face painter, or a visit from a princess or superhero.
We have everything you need to celebrate your 1-5 year old’s special day in a playful, welcoming, and child-friendly space. Our party room features a built-in stereo system, adult and kids-sized tables and chairs, and a kitchenette. No food or beverage restrictions.
Visit the Calla Lily Victorian Tea Room in downtown Aurora for a one-of-a-kind Bellossoms experience at our location! Enjoy tea, treats and treasure with fun Bellossoms options for every birthday child – from art parties, to scavenger hunts, dress up, make up and more! The tea room is a fun tea time adventure for any little girl.
Visit the website for Party Packages, Menu, Suggested Add-Ons, and more!
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
Fuzzy Logic Escape Room in Downers Grove is a family-friendly provider of fun and interactive escape room games, great for family outings, corporate events, and parties with friends! Fun for all ages that pulls people out of their screens and back into real life, working together to accomplish their goal!
New to escape rooms? They are themed games in a physical space where players work as a team to solve puzzles and clear challenges within the time limit. It’s like playing a video game or watching a movie, but instead of following a character on screen, you and your team will be exploring rooms, completing missions, finding items and treasures, and saving the day!
Mention Kidlist for 10% off your party package order!
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 and four adults (additional children are $5 each).
Kids Party Entertainers and Traveling 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!
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 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. We 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!
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 age appropriate magic that will leave you spell-bound and laughing out loud during the entire performance. At age 14, 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!
Book a rockin’ Music Together® birthday party for your little ones ages 0-4 with Mattix Music Studio!
- 30-minute performance and entertainment
- Custom music tailored to your child’s favorite songs and artists
- Instruments, props and sound system provided
- Party favors included for up to 10 guests, additional fees for more than 10
- Parent attendance required
- $200 flat rate within 10 miles of Western Springs
- Contact us to inquire about your party date and time
Princess Party Chicago Inc. offers the highest quality and most authentic characters for your party/event! For the past 7 years, it has been our utmost goal to make magic happen for little ones in the Chicagoland area! We offer princesses, superheroes, AND space characters for your party/event, so please check out our character page to see which one is your favorite and contact us to see if they are available for the date and time of your party/event!
Float into the Bellossoms world as artist Erika Swanson takes your birthday child through an illustrated adventure! Enjoy this party at your location or ours!
- Storytime with the Bellossoms – Guests will enjoy a lively introduction to the Bellossoms series
- Interactive Drawing Demonstration – Collaborate on where the Bellossoms bloom next, and watch as it is drawn in front of your own eyes! Birthday child keeps the poster-size drawing!
- Group Drawing Lesson – Create artwork together in a group drawing lesson!
- BONUS! Just for the Birthday Child – Receive a personalized and signed copy of a Bellossoms storybook
Visit the website for Suggested Add-Ons, Location Information and more!
Andrew is an award winning magician with 40 years experience. Kidzmagic’s birthday party package includes live rabbits produced during the show that kids may pet afterwards, audience participation, magic with helpers, and balloon animals. You can also book just the Magic Show or just the Balloon Twisting alone. Kidzmagic is easily tailored to suit children of all ages. And if you think it’s hard to impress older children? Don’t worry, Andrew will leave them seriously stunned and amazed.
Kidzmagic also offers Face Painters and Temporary Tattoo Artists as well as Kidz Interactive Games for everything from private parties to schools, park districts and even company picnics. Andrew is a full time professional magician and is fully insured.
Birthday parties are all about a fun and memorable experience. This is something I have provided for over 23 years as a balloon twister, a balloon bender, or even a balloon artist.
There is something magical about balloon animals and other balloon designs that kids of all ages enthusiastically enjoy. Whether it be 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. Years ago my wife decided it wasn’t fair for me to have all the fun, so she also learned simple balloon designs and face painting, and now you may choose to have both of us at your event for twice the fun!
Where to Rent Bounce Houses
11535 183rd Pl #119
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 586-7360 (call or text)
Serving the southwest suburbs and parts of the western suburbs. Check website for locations.
Bounce my House has some truly unique products for both kids and adults not found anywhere else. From their Magic Mirror Photo Booth and Wedding Bounce House, to their giant Obstacle Courses and Dunk Tanks, to their incredible hand drawn Unicorn Bounce House, they have everything you’ll need to generate that “WOW” factor! They serve families, schools, non profits, block parties, corporate events, weddings, and even huge festivals. They are family owned and really work with their customers to make event planning as stress free as possible. If there’s inclement weather on the day of your event, no worries, simply reschedule with no additional fees. They even allow you to pickup certain equipment to save money (they give you setup videos so it’s not hard to at all).
They are nationally certified for safety, inspected annually by the state of Illinois, and maintain a 5 star rating on Google, Facebook, and Yelp for affordability, cleanliness, responsiveness, reliability, and being a “Wonderful team of people” – Reema A.