Where to Have the Best Kids Birthday Party + Entertainers, Rentals, Decor, Food, and More

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Looking for kids birthday party places? Want to hire entertainment? Balloon decorations? Yard Signs? Bounce houses? Food? We want to make planning an amazing party easy and fun!

You will find many helpful sections below: kids birthday party places, kid-friendly entertainers (which includes traveling parties that come to you), bounce house rentals, and balloon garlands and specialty party decorations, yard signs, food trucks, and ice cream trucks. Click/tap on each heading to expand the section and see all the choices. Scroll through to see all of the amazing local options we have to choose from!

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Kids Birthday Party Venues

Plan a fun and easy kids birthday party at one of these places to have the best kids birthday party! We have the details about each birthday party place, including available packages and more.

Birthday Parties at Jo’s Footwork Studio

Jo’s Footwork Studio
1500 Walker Street – 2nd Floor
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-6878
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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!

BIG Gymnastics Birthday Parties

BIG Gymnastics
16w110 83rd Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 323-6244
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BIG Gymnastics provides a FUN, clean and most importantly safe environment to host your child’s party. All of their 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 2 hours (other options available)! 15 children are included with ALL parties! Their 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

Birthday Parties at Ball Factory

Ball Factory Playground | Party | Café
864 S. RT 59, Naperville: (630) 640-2020
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1042 S Elmhurst Rd, Mount Prospect: (224) 244-9580
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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!

Playroom Café Two Birthday Parties

Playroom Café Two
2075 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 946-6879
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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!

Downers Grove Park District Birthday Parties

Lincoln Center
935 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Create an unforgettable birthday party experience with the Downers Grove Park District’s Birthday Party Service. Just invite the guests and leave the planning and mess up to us! Choose from 7 unique themes offered at the Lincoln Center. Our affordable party packages include 1.5-hours of activities, a decorated room and tables, cupcakes, beverages and a party host for up to 15 guests. For more info on themes and rates, please call 630.960.7500 or visit www.dgparks.org.

Themes: Backyard Games, Superhero Party, Messy Party, Nerf War, Balloon Animal Party, Safari Party, Magic Party

Scrims Esports Gaming Center Parties

Scrims Esports Gaming Center
2000 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
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Scrims Esports Gaming Center is the perfect place to host your next birthday party! Finally, a party where everyone is doing exactly what they love! Scrims features custom gaming PCs, NextGen Consoles, and Virtual Reality. Guests can choose from over 60 game titles and our staff can assist with creating private lobbies and custom matches. Party packages range from $25 to $35 per guest and include the use of a private party room, gaming time, delicious hand-made pizza, soft drinks, plus a FREE HOUR coupon for all your guests. You can bring in your own cake and decorations to make the party your own!

Naperville Park District Birthday Parties

Naperville Park District
Various locations including:
Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, Studio One Pottery
(630) 848-5000
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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 friendly, experienced staff, delicious treats from DeEtta’s Bakery, drinks, set up and clean up. The Park District sets the stage for a great party in several unique locations, including The Fort (the indoor playground at Fort Hill Activity 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 partycoordinator@napervilleparks.org.

Parties at The Game Show

The Game Show
340 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 442-0002
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The Game Show is an all-ages, family-friendly arcade, showcasing vintage games from the 1980’s and 90’s. Conveniently and centrally located at Yorktown Center in Lombard, they feature video arcade machines, pinball, air hockey, basketball, foosball, and Skee-Ball.

Private Party Packages featuring two-hour private rentals of the arcade start at $199 Monday-Thursday, and $299 Friday-Sunday.  All 50 games/machines are set to unlimited free play; no quarters, tokens, or play cards necessary!

All Private Party Packages include:

  • Exclusive use of the entire arcade
  • Unlimited game play on all machines/games
  • Tables and chairs, with seating for up to 20 guests
  • Free unlimited soft drinks and bottled water
  • Table coverings
  • Plates, cups, utensils, napkins
  • Cleanup fee
  • Bring your own food/drink, or let them cater your party from Billy Bricks Wood Fired Pizza

 For more information, or to book a Private Party Package, visit www.GameShowArcade.com.

Mention code KIDLIST in the reservation notes to receive a free 12″ one-topping or cheese pizza from Billy Bricks, with purchase of any 16″ pizza or sharable dish from their catering menu.

Other Venues to Consider

You can also look into having a party at one of these venues…

  • 2Toots Train Whistle Grill (Glen Ellyn, Naperville)
  • Accelerate Speedway (Mokena)
  • Adorn 512 (Downers Grove)
  • All Seasons Ice Rinks (Naperville)
  • Altitude (Lombard)
  • Aqua-Tots Swim School (Wheaton)
  • Aracelys Bakery (La Grange)
  • Barone’s Pizza (Glen Ellyn)
  • Bear Paddle (Woodridge)
  • Bellossoms Art and Tea Parties (Aurora)
  • Beyond the Stars Performing Arts Company (Willowbrook)
  • Bob James Magic & Curiosities (Lombard)
  • Bottle & Bottega (La Grange, Glen Ellyn)
  • Bowlero (Woodridge)
  • Brookfield Zoo (Brookfield)
  • Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor (Forest Park)
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop (Oak Brook)
  • Bumblebee Cafe (Elgin)
  • Cantigny Park (Wheaton)
  • Ceramic Arts Cafe (La Grange)
  • Chasers Laser Tag (Naperville)
  • Chicago Edge Skating (Darien)
  • Chicago Red Stars (Chicago)
  • Chicagoland Raceway (Westmont)
  • Chuck E. Cheese’s (Darien, Villa Park)
  • Color Me Mine (Burr Ridge, Geneva, Naperville)
  • Core Power Yoga (La Grange, Hinsdale, Elmhurst, Oak Park)
  • Dolce Vita Day Spa (Westmont)
  • Double J Riding Club (Countryside)
  • DuPage Cheer & Power Tumbling (Carol Stream)
  • DuPage Children’s Museum (Naperville)
  • DuPage County Historical Museum (Wheaton)
  • Dynamic Perception Dance Company
  • Dynamos II Tumbling & Trampoline
  • Elite Sports Complex (Downers Grove)
  • Elmhurst Art Museum (Elmhurst)
  • Enchanted Castle (Lombard)
  • Entrée Kitchen (Carol Stream)
  • Escape Rooms (various locations)
  • Expression Dance Studio (Westmont)
  • FireZone (Schaumburg)
  • Fitzjoy Farm Riding Academy (Palos Park)
  • Flipside Academy of Movement (North Riverside)
  • Flying High Sports & Rec Center (Countryside)
  • Forest Lanes (Lyons)
  • Fox Bowl (Wheaton)
  • Fox Paintball (Aurora, North Riverside)
  • FunFlatables (North Riverside, Lombard)
  • Funtopia (Naperville)
  • Funway Entertainment Center (Batavia)
  • Galloping Ghost Arcade (Brookfield)
  • Get Air Trampoline Park (Lombard)
  • Go Ape (Western Springs)
  • Goldfish Swim School (Burr Ridge, Glen Ellyn)
  • Greater LaGrange YMCA (La Grange Park)
  • Health Track Day Spa (Glen Ellyn)
  • iFLY (Naperville, Rosemont)
  • Jumps n Giggles (Elk Grove)
  • JumpZone (Bolingbrook)
  • K1 Speed (Addison)
  • Kane County Cougars (Geneva)
  • Kiddy Club (Aurora)
  • Kids Empire (Villa Park)
  • Kids in Sports (Naperville)
  • Kids Science Labs (Wheaton)
  • Kids Town 2 (Bloomingdale)
  • Kimmer’s Ice Cream (Elmhurst, St. Charles, Wheaton)
  • Kings Dining and Entertainment (Rosemont)
  • Kinvarra Farm (St. Charles)
  • Kirsten’s Bakery (Burr Ridge)
  • Knockerball (Chicago)
  • La Grange Theater (La Grange)
  • Lazer X (Addison)
  • Legoland Discovery Center (Schaumburg)
  • Let Hair Go (Riverside)
  • Lezza’s Bakery (Elmhurst)
  • Lilies & Spikes Kids and Teens Hair Salon & Spa (Oak Park)
  • Lombard Roller Rink (Lombard)
  • Luigi’s Pizza and Fun Center (Aurora)
  • Lush (Oak Brook)
  • Luv 2 Play (Alsip)
  • Magical Minds Studio (Oak Park)
  • Main Event (Warrenville)
  • Mattix Music Studio (Western Springs)
  • Max Aquatics (McCook)
  • Michaels (various locations)
  • Milano Day Spa (Indian Head Park)
  • Miss Mickey’s Tiny Dancers (Lyons)
  • My Gym (River Forest, Wheaton)
  • Naperville Gymnastics Club (Naperville)
  • Naperville Yard (Naperville)
  • Nelly’s Playground (Wood Dale)
  • Nu Crepes (Elmhurst)
  • Paintball Explosion (East Dundee)
  • Papa Pasero’s (Westmont)
  • Pinstripes (Oak Brook)
  • Pirate’s Cove (Elk Grove Village)
  • RAD Canvas (Brookfield)
  • Raging Waves Waterpark (Yorkville)
  • Riverside Arts Center (Riverside)
  • Rocket Ice (Bolingbrook)
  • Rocking Jump (Carol Stream)
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (La Grange)
  • Round 1 (Aurora)
  • Safari Land (Villa Park)
  • Santa’s Village Azoosment Park (East Dundee)
  • Seven Bridges Ice Arena (Woodridge)
  • Six Flags Great America (Gurnee)
  • Sky Zone (Elmhurst, Aurora)
  • Stella’s Batting Cages (Lyons)
  • Suburbanite Bowl (Westmont)
  • Sugar Creek Golf Course (Villa Park)
  • Super Soccer Stars (Chicago)
  • Superior Training (Willowbrook)
  • Suzette’s Crêperie (Wheaton)
  • Tate’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop (La Grange)
  • Ten Friends Blow Dry & Style House (Hinsdale, Naperville)
  • The Compassion Factory (Brookfield)
  • The Forge (Lemont)
  • The Henn House (Burr Ridge)
  • The Junction Diner (Forest Park)
  • The Morton Arboretum (Lisle)
  • The MAX – McCook Athletic & Exposition (McCook)
  • The Painted Giraffe (Westmont)
  • Tivoli Bowl (Downers Grove)
  • Top Golf (Naperville)
  • Tuthill Family Pet Rescue & Resource Center (Hinsdale)
  • Ultimate Ninjas (Naperville)
  • Urban Air Adventure Park (Bloomingdale)
  • Vertical Endeavors (Glendale Heights)
  • Waterlemon (La Grange)
  • Westmont Yard (Westmont)
  • Whirlyball (Naperville)
  • WickedBall (Lombard)
  • Willowbrook Ice Arena (Willowbrook)
  • Windridge Farm (Bolingbrook)
  • Windy City Ninjas (Elmhurst)
  • Wonder Works Children’s Museum (Oak Park)
  • YMCA (Glen Ellyn)
  • York Theatre (Elmhurst)
  • Yorkfield Civic Center (Elmhurst)
  • Yu Kids Island (Schaumburg)

Kids Party Entertainers and Traveling Parties

Want to have a party at home, but looking for someone to hire? Or already have a birthday party venue in mind and want to add some entertainment? There are great entertainers, traveling parties, and all-in-one party experts that will make your son or daughters party a success!

Sparkles Entertainment

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Sparkles Entertainment
(708) 301-7991
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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 by MC

Princess Party by MC
(708) 278-0886
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Princess Party by MC is a family owned, mother-daughter team, that provides incredible attention to your child’s events. Their combined expertise in performing arts and party planning creates a truly magical experience. They bring the highest level of detail to our characters/princesses and we are excited to have them at our June 26 park playdate at Memorial Park.

Click here to see the full list of entertainers to choose from in our area.

Yard Signs

Food Trucks

The following businesses offer food trucks, carts, or staff that prepares food on location.

Have any party options to add? Comment below or email Annie at annie@mykidlist.com. We are always on the hunt for more ways to make birthday parties special!

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