For your next kids party, forget the party hats and streamers. Why not throw a bash your kids and their friends will be talking about for years, all while sitting back and letting someone else do all of the work.
From hanging out with animals to playing a wacky game of mini golf, Kane County has a slew of establishments that bring the fun to your family.
Here are a few places to consider for your next kid-friendly celebration:
AIRTASTIC PLAY LAND
850 S. Frontenac St., Aurora | 630-851-7525 | airtastic.com
One bounce house is always a great time, but what about 10 of them? At Airtastic Play Land, there are 10 gigantic inflatable structures, as well as two age-appropriate play areas that are ideal for birthday parties. (Not to mention, the children will probably be worn out afterward.)
There are two birthday party packages to choose from: the snack package and the pizza package. The snack package is $195 for 10 children (each additional child is $13.50) and includes a snack and a beverage per child, a T-shirt and playtime.
The upgraded pizza package offers all of the aforementioned perks, but with pizza instead of a snack, and each additional child’s entry is $15.50.
Airtastic also offers an Engineering for Kids add-on activity for an additional $10 per child. Engineering for Kids gives partygoers a chance to do an engineering project and bring home the result, which could easily replace a typical goody bag. Some of the projects, which are broken up into recommended age groups, include constructing model helicopters, stomp rockets, jousting robots, bottle rockets and more.
While party hosts are welcome to bring their own cake, all other food must be provided by the venue. Birthday party invitations are available via the website, and all children must be wearing socks at all times.
5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles
Kids can escape to a much simpler time with a party at Primrose Farm. Featuring more than 100 acres of land and an abundance of animals, there is more than enough space to entertain.
Birthday party events include a guided farm animal tour, tractor-drawn wagon ride, party setup and cleanup, and the upgraded premium package also includes three large one-topping pizzas, a cake and drinks.
“Primrose Farm is a unique party venue with experiences that are not found anywhere else,” says Alison Jones, manager of Primrose Farm programs and interpretive services.
Parties, which run 90 minutes, and are available Monday through Saturday from April to October, allow kids to interact with a variety of animals, including dairy cows, draft horses, chickens, turkeys, sheep and goats.
“It’s very rewarding to see how excited the children (and even adults) are to be able to interact with our animals,” Jones says. “I also enjoy when people share their stories of growing up on a farm, and how our antique tools and equipment remind them of their childhood.”
MINI GOLF COURSE
101 North St., Geneva
630-262-2228 | genevaparks.org
Get the competition going for your child’s birthday this year at the Stone Creek Mini Golf Course. A windmill, water wheel, wishing well and dynamite shack highlight the river-themed, 18-hole course that will keep kids entertained for hours.
Mini golf parties run 90 minutes and include invitations, cupcakes, drinks, a birthday party coordinator, as well as use of the course picnic tables. The $75 rate ($100 for non-residents) is for 15 children, but up to 30 children are allowed entry for an additional $5 each.
The Stone Creek Mini Golf Course offers two packages: a basic package, which includes 18 holes of miniature golf, and a wacky package, which has a unique set of rules for putting at each hole.