As parents, we always want to celebrate our children – especially on their birthdays! But if the thought of planning and coordinating a memorable, entertaining party gives you cold sweats, have no fear. There are plenty of amazing organizations in Chicagoland that can help you throw an epic party that everyone will love while removing all the hassle of planning out every detail. Here are some of the best kid birthday party ideas in Chicago for you to consider for your little one’s next birthday celebration!
301 N Washington St, Naperville, IL 60540
DuPage Children’s Museum has been a space for Chicago kids to make discoveries, explore, share, celebrate birthday parties and play for over 30 years. Interactive exhibits and open play time encourage kids and grown-ups to learn together! Their parties offer unlimited playtime in the museum and 90 minutes in a private party room. They can also provide a customizable PDF invitation, as well as a special shirt for the birthday kid!
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn, IL 60015
Taste Buds Kitchen is a culinary entertainment experience for kids and families! They know how to throw an amazing birthday party for kids of all ages, giving everyone a chance to get hands-on in the kitchen! Led by culinary party experts, your birthday kid and their guests will get to cook a fun recipe like pizza or galaxy donuts from scratch, in addition to other kitchen games and activities. Bring your own cake or add on their popular cupcake decorating experience for more hands-on fun!
864 Illinois Rte 59, Naperville, IL 60540
Ball Factory is a mega-sized indoor playground that provides a clean, safe, and fun space for kids to play and get moving! With gated toddler and baby areas, a ball-blasting arena, mega blocks, and other fun attractions, your birthday kid and their guests will love having the chance to play and explore. Party packages include a full day of play, food, basic decor, and a designated party host to make sure everything is taken care of – so you can enjoy the party, too!
1103 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148
Enchanted Castle is 60,000 square feet of family fun, including laser tag, bumper cars, indoor go-karts, mini bowling, mini golf, and SO much more!! There is truly something for every guest to play and enjoy. Their kid’s birthday parties in Chicago are pretty epic, too! Choose from two inclusive party packages and give your guests a great experience. Plus, your birthday kid will feel extra special with perks like a crown or tiara, extra prize tickets, and a special guest of honor gift!
701 W. North Avenue, Villa Park, Illinois 60181
Safari Land is an exciting wilderness-themed indoor adventure park with a variety of rides, 12 lanes of bowling, and over 80 arcade games! When you choose Safari Land to host your child’s birthday party, you’ll get access to a private party room, a shared host to help swerve and clean, and fresh handmade pizza. Choose from a variety of packages that include various attractions to entertain your family and friends. Don’t forget to wear your favorite animal print or safari gear!
1736 1st St. Suite 102B Rear, Highland Park, IL 60035
Bubbles Academy is an early childhood arts, enrichment, and parent resource center that offers plenty of classes and opportunities for little ones to sing, dance, and create! Their bright, playful spaces are perfect for fun and engaging birthday parties. You’ll have 2 hours of private access to the play space and party room, as well as a coordinator to help you set up, keep everything running smoothly, and handle cleanup.
With these kid birthday party ideas in Chicago, you won’t have to worry about your birthday kid and their friends having an amazing time (let alone the setup and cleanup!!) Trust me, it’s worth it. Check these party ideas out for yourself!
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