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100+ Places for the Best Kids Birthday Party + Party Entertainment

Looking for kids birthday party places? Need to hire entertainment? 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…


Daddy Daughter Dances (and Valentine’s Events) in the West Suburbs

Nothing beats quality one-on-one time with your child, and these Daddy-Daughter dances provide girls with the perfect opportunity for a fun-filled night with the men in their lives. Dads, stepdads, grandpas, uncles, older cousins, or even close family friends can come bust a move on the dance floor. These events include dancing (of course), refreshments, crafts, keepsake photos, flowers, and…


This week only: FREE Rhythm Kids Jam Sessions at Mattix Music Studio

If you’re looking for stomping-flying-climbing musical fun to beat the post-holiday winter blues, join Mattix Music Studio for FREE Rhythm Kids® Jam Sessions this week! We are big fans of Katie Mattix and her wonderful music studio in Western Springs. What is Rhythm Kids? Rhythm Kids® is a new music and movement program where children pre-K through second grade explore…


Kidlist Family Volunteering Event

You and your family are invited to decorate and fill Birthday Boxes and Sweet Cases for local foster kids with Kidlist through the charity organization Together We Rise! The Kidlist Team volunteered together decorating Sweet Cases last year and had so much fun that we wanted to create a family volunteering opportunity that is doable for all ages, hands on,…


Grab Your Sled and Find the Best Place to Go Sledding in the Western Suburbs

The first snowfall of the season (on Halloween!) got us excited for winter fun, and what’s more exciting than sledding? My 6- and 4-year-olds have never been sledding, and they’re excited to give it a try this year. Grab your snow gear and head to one of these local sledding hills. Most locations will be open with at least two…




Santa Sighting Alert! Local Spots to See Santa in 2019

Here comes Santa Claus — right down our neighborhood lanes! What better way to ring in the Christmas season than a visit with Santa himself? At these family-friendly events, you’ll get to see the big guy (and maybe even catch a sighting of Mrs. Claus and the elves). Below, you’ll find tree-lighting ceremonies, parades, story times, photo opportunities, and more…


2019 Trick-or-Treat Hours for the Chicago Suburbs

Halloween is just around the corner! Easily find your town’s recommended trick-or-treat hours in this helpful list. Check out the easy to print graphics if you are traveling to neighboring towns and share them with your friends! You’ll find trick-or-treat hours for the western suburbs, far west, and southwest suburbs in this handy article. Trick-or-Treating Hours in Chicago’s Western Suburbs…


Super Halloween Bash

Calling all Creatures of the Night – join us for Haunted Trails’ “Super Heroes” Halloween Party. TWO Super Heroes will be hosting this year’s party. Party package includes $10 in Game Play, “Monster” slice of pizza and pop, Super Heroes Meet and Greet, UNLIMITED Crazy Cabs and Miner Mike Coaster Rides, costume parade, raffle prize entry, “Trick or Treat” candy…


PJ Party

The First PJ PARTY of the Season will take place next Friday, October 18 Pizza, ice cream, a movie, pajamas, giggles and fun…..and just $20 Session I (for ages 3+) – 4:15pm – 6:15pm – movie Hotel Transylvania 2 Session II (for ages 6+) – 6:30p-8:30p – movie Hotel Transylvania 3 A great time for the youngsters and a “time…