- Magic Birthday Parties with Gary Kantor: $250 – Two hours including 45 minutes of magic, plus time in an additional space for refreshments, which parents provide. Guests learn amazing tricks involving cards, ropes, coins and mind-reading. Ages: 6+. Maximum: 25
- Circus Parties: $250 – Two hours including 45 minutes of circus and time in an additional space for refreshments, which parents provide. Party guests get a chance to experience juggling, poi spinning, hula hooping and aerial skills in an exciting atmosphere of celebration and safety. Presented by Devonshire Circus Team in coordination with Acrofabulous Inc. Ages: 4+. Maximum: 25
- Balloon Animal Parties: $250 – Two hours including 45 minutes of activity and time in an additional space for refreshments, which parents provide. Balloon animals made with dogs, butterflies, swords, giraffes and more. Kids decorate their animals with stickers and markers and at the end of the party everyone takes home their own collection of assorted balloon animals. Presented by the Magic Team of Gary Kantor. Ages: 3+. Maximum: 25.
- Dance Parties: $225 – Two hours including 45 minutes of dance and time in an additional space for refreshments, which parents provide. Birthday child chooses the dance style: hip hop, modern, jazz, ballet, to learn fun dance combinations plus guests play movement games. Presented by Devonshire Dance Instructors. Ages: 4+. Maximum: 25
- Cooking for Fun: $235 – Two hours includes one of four main dish and dessert options selected to serve the entire party. Children will participate in preparation of the food. Parents may also bring their own cake to serve within the two hour period. Presented by Devonshire Cooking Instructors. Ages: 4+. Maximum: 15
- Play-Well Lego Birthday Parties: $350* – One hour of activity and one hour in an additional space for refreshments, which parents provide. Dive into these colorful pieces and build incredible creations with Legos! Presented by Play-Well Lego, Inc. Ages: 6+. Maximum: 15. *$450 for 25 guests.
- Princess & Hero Parties: $250 – Two hours, includes 30 minutes with the Princess & Hero characters and time in an additional space for refreshments, which parents provide. Presented by Princesscapades, characters tell their stories and pose for pictures. To select your characters, please visit Chicago Princess Parties online. Ages: 3+. Maximum: 20
- Art Parties: $250 - Two hours includes time in an additional space for refreshments, which parents provide. Presented by Devonshire Visual Art Instructors, party-goers create original painting to take home. All art materials are provided. Ages: 7-12. Maximum: 16
- Fantasy Face Painting & Dress Up Parties: $250 –Two hours including 45 minutes of activity and time in an additional space for refreshments, which parents provide. Your child will enjoy becoming their favorite characters with costuming and artistic makeup. Presented by Devonshire Playhouse Staff. Ages: 3+. Maximum: 20
For more details call the Devonshire Cultural Center at (847) 674-1500, ext. 2400.
Emily Oaks Nature Center
Your party at Emily Oaks Nature Center will include an hour of outdoor fun and adventure, as well as a program room for conducting the rest of your party festivities. Choose from a selection of nature games and activities like “Animal Carnival” and “Bird Buddies,” depending upon the season and the age of your child. Activities are appropriate for birthday guests ages 3–10, with alternate indoor activities available in the event of inclement weather. Please call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2500 for more information. Fee: $185R/$230NR
Book your child's next birthday at The Exploritorium! Call our Birthday Hotline at (847) 929-7711 or click here TBD. We suggest booking at least 12 weeks in advance.
Semi-Private Party: $200R/$250NR
Private Party: $400R/$500NR
The Skatium Ice Arena
Enjoy our Skatium party room, then enjoy an hour on our rink. Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2900 for more information.
• 45 minutes in the party room
• One hour in the studio rink
• Skate rental – $2.50 per pair
• Fee: $225, capacity 50 children
Skokie Sports Park
Rent an area at Sports Park and celebrate your occasion with mini-golf or batting practice. Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 3100 for more information. Available April–October.
- Party Room (20 people): $50/$85
- Outdoor Patio (no cover, 32 people): $25/$45
with attendant +$20/hr
Swimming and Water Parks
Devonshire Aquatic Center and Skokie Water Playground
Parties available June–August. Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2741 for information.
Weber Leisure Center
The Weber Leisure Center offers a variety of birthday party packages for children age 12 and under. Call Mary Amato at (847) 674-1500, ext. 3515 or email her for more information.
- Brickology LEGO Party: Age: 6+ • $430/$480 • 90 minutes – Build something spectacular with LEGOs.
- Dance OR Yoga Party with Chicago Loves Dance: Age 4+ • $275/$325• 60 minutes – Follow along to interactive dances, learn choreography, join a freestyle dance circle, play games and more. Learn yoga movements and terms, and play yoga-based games.
- Character, Superhero, OR Princess Party: Age: 4+ • $275/$325 • 60 minutes – A special character will interact with your guests with simple games, moves, dancing, singing, and more! Additional fee may apply.
- Gymnasium Party, Jr.: Age: 1–6 • $175+ • No staff led instruction – Includes a gym full of tunnels, tricycles, balls, hoops and more. New! Option to add a Bounce house for additional fee.
- Gymnasium Party, Sr.: Age: 7+ • $175+ • No staff led instruction – Includes a gym full of sports equipment catered to your theme! New! Option to add a Bounce house for additional fee.
- Mad Science Party: Age 4+ • $275/$325 • 45 minutes – Conduct spectacular experiments in a hands-on demonstration.
- Jumpin' Around Party: Age: 1–6 • $300/$350 • 60 minutes • No staff led instruction. – Includes gym play with gym mats, (1) small bounce house, (1) large bounce house, and (1) trampoline track!
- Magic Show OR Balloon Party with Gary Kantor: Age: 4+ • $275/$325 • 30-45 minutes – Enjoy an interactive magic show including vanishing acts, card tricks, mind-reading, and much more! The Balloon party includes decorating custom-made balloon animals to take home!
- Make-a-Mess Party: Age: 3–8 • $275/$325 • 45 minutes – Enjoy messy craft projects made with slime, shaving cream, bubbles, and paint.
- Pamper Me Spa Party with Glitzy Girlz: Age: 4+ • $400/$450 • 90 minutes – Pamper yourself fruit facials, charm bracelet making, pedicures and manicures.
- Rock Diva Glam Dance Party with Glitzy Girlz: Age: 4+ • $400/$450 • 90 minutes – Enjoy a rock makeover, craft making, and a fun dance party.
- Sports OR Games Galore Party: Age: 4+ • $275/$325 • 60 minutes– Play coach-led organized games and sports.
- Ultimate Challenge Party: Age: 6+ • $275/$325 • 60 minutes – Compete in teams in games such as a life-size Kerplunk, hungry hungry hippo relay, and more!
- NERF Party with Playground Games, Inc.: Age: 6+ • $415+ • 60 minutes – A great way to interact with friends! Package includes a blaster for each participant, goggles, extra darts, and plenty of barriers to hide behind! A variety of 8 games are played.