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Orland Square Teddy Bear Picnic

ORLAND SQUARE MALL TEDDY BEAR PICNIC! Thursday, July 25 2:30-4:00 p.m. Lower level JCPenney Wing Space is limited. Reservations required. FEATURING: · Face Painting with M.A.C. Cosmetics · Meet & Greet with Build-a-Bear Mascot Bearamy (3-3:30) · Bear-Themed Craft & Coloring Pages · Photo Backdrop & Props ….and more! SNACKS: · Mini Bear-Shaped Cheese and Turkey & Cheese Sandwiches ·…



Free Summer Fun for Kids in the Southwest Suburbs 2019

Summer is just around the corner! If your house is anything like mine, structure is definitely required, at least a few days per week. Many nights before bed, my children ask, “What are we doing tomorrow?” Planning events in the summer can be overwhelming and expensive, there are plenty of FREE activities available if you know where to look! Here…


Remember Fallen Soldiers at 2019 Memorial Day Parades and Events

While we all enjoy a long weekend filled with barbecues and family outings, Memorial Day is a time to honor fallen soldiers. The Chicagoland area has a ton of Memorial Day parades, events, and ceremonies to help commemorate our wartime heroes! Check the events below to find things to do. If the weather is not cooperating, many of the events…


Make Your Next Party a Smash with These Bounce House and Party Rentals!

Having a party? Look no further! A bounce house, water slide, or inflatable obstacle course at a party really pumps up the fun. Many of these companies offer rentals of tables, chairs, and tents to make party day easier. Some even have concessions, games, and other outdoor fun! Check out one of these rentals for your next birthday party, graduation…


Vacation Bible School (VBS) Summer 2019 in the West Suburbs

Vacation Bible School is a fun and interactive way for kids to explore religion and learn about Bible stories through games, lessons, crafts, and snacks. Every summer, there are countless VBS opportunities all over the west suburbs! In general, VBS is for ages 4 through 12, although some churches welcome children younger. Most churches encourage anyone to attend, even if…



Kiss Me, I’m Going to These St. Patrick’s Day Events in the Southwest Suburbs

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and these events are sure to have you doing a jig in your green attire! There are quite a few parades and other cute festivities to celebrate this holiday and welcome in spring (we can only hope). Sláinte! 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs Saint Patrick’s Day Family Events Manhattan…


25 Things To Do When School is Closed in the Southwest Suburbs

The weather outside is frightful, extremely frightful! With record breaking lows and mounds and mounds of snow, our time stuck indoors and at home is about is to set cabin fever into full effect—but not to fear, Kidlist is here! We have some great ideas of things to do to keep yourself and the kids occupied during these long, cold…


Daddy Daughter Dances in the Southwest Suburbs

February is coming, and love is in the air. There’s not many things stronger than the love between father and daughter. And while dressing up is half the fun for a little girl, they consider going to ‘the ball’ with the most important man in their life a dream come true! Dads (and grandpas and uncles, too), get your best…



Best Christmas Lights in the Southwest Suburbs

Wow, the light displays in the southwest suburbs are amazing. We drove around for hours and have not been able to make it to all of them yet, but we were blown away! Pack up your family, throw some blankets over the kids, grab a hot chocolate, and use this guide to check out the best Christmas lights in the…