GEL FUN: Glen Ellyn Businesses Offer a Variety of Choices for Kid's Birthday Parties

Just about every mom in Glen Ellyn, every year, is faced with the daunting task of what to do for their child’s birthday party. Do you celebrate with friends, family or both? Stay at the house or rent someplace?

Fortunately for Glen Ellyn residents, there is a plethora of places and ideas to choose from. If the Glen Ellyn ideas do not meet your need, you can also mix it up by bringing in outside talent or go to a nearby facility.

Here are some ideas of what to do in and around Glen Ellyn to create a memorable party!

B a l l o o n s :

American Balloon Co
485 Main Street, Glen Ellyn
For all your balloon needs!

D a n c e . P a r t i e s :

Dance, Dance, Dance
413 Main Street, Glen Ellyn, 630-469-1991
Dance, Dance, Dance is located downtown Glen Ellyn and offers special birthday packages for kids.

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Elite Feet Dance Center
526 Crescent Blvd, Shop #7, In the Little Shops, Glen Ellyn, 630-858-2477

We offer a dance party consisting of dances, songs, crafts and games based on a theme of your child's choice. Themes range from princess ballet party to rock star party. There is an hour of activity lead by a qualified dance instructor, then a half an hour of treats and presents

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Ralph Covert from Ralph’s World

Glen Ellyn is thrilled to have Ralph Covert living within the community. Through Ralph’s website, you can book him for a private show at your home or nearby venue. Up to 25 kids for one hour of entertainment.

E a t e r i e s :

450 North Main Street, Glen Ellyn

Bring your kids to the fun train themed restaurant for special birthday cupcakes and have the staff sing Happy Birthday to your child. Call for more information.

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Bells & Whistles Snackery
401-405 Main Street, Glen Ellyn

Bells & Whistles offers a wide variety of kids party packages, starting from the simple package of cake and ice cream to highly customized themes. Call Barb, the Special Events Coordinator for more information.

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Tap House Grill
411 North Main Street, Glen Ellyn

Tap House Grill offers kids parties for all occasions and prices are as basic as regular kids menu of $4.99 to customized packages.

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Glen Ellyn Sweet Shoppe
550 Crescent Blvd, Glen Ellyn

Need party Bags?...Let the Glen Ellyn Sweet Shoppe do all the work. We have loads of bags, miles of ribbon and, of course, all the candy. Given your specifications, we will do all the sorting and assembly and have them ready to go. Give us a theme and price range and we will come up with something special.

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Glen Ellyn Park District
Main Street Recreation Center
Contact: Mary Defiglia, 630-858-2462 ext. 122
For Coach Ed: Jeannie Robinson, 630-858-2462, ext. 127

Call for more information on Coach Ed or Coach Kyle parties! Both are held at Main Street Recreation Center and include either Coach organizing fun and games for the kids. Party room available.

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916 W. Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn

Choose your child's favorite theme and we'll create a private, personalized party experience-guaranteed to be 100% fun with zero clean up! Gymboree Play & Music Parties are available to members and non-members. Party Packages may include: Exclusive use of the facility for 1 ½ hours or more, a trained, enthusiastic Gymboree teacher, up to 20 children, 6 months to 5 years, each accompanied by an adult, all party supplies (plates, cups, napkins, spoons, candles, balloons), Gymboree party invitations, a special gift for the birthday child and take home gift bags for all guests. We specialize in parties for 1st through 5th birthdays. Prices and packages vary by location, and add-ons are available.

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Health Track Sports and Wellness Center
875 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn

Packages include two hours of conference room, an attendant from the Children’s Activity Center, gym use or pool.

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Holes & Knolls
845 Pershing Avenue, Glen Ellyn
Mary Defiglia, 630-858-2462 ext. 122

This fun distinctive setting is perfect for all of your family, corporate, neighborhood or social gatherings. Party packages are available as described below.

Golf/ Splash Park Party Package
$15.00 per person with a minimum of 10 people includes two hour rental of the party room with tables; chairs; 18 holes of miniature golf or splash park admission; hot dogs and chips or pizza, chips and beverage. All you to bring is a cake! No pinatas allowed. Rentals over two hours are an additional $70.00 per hour.

Room Rental Only
$70.00 per hour with a two hour minimum. The maximum capacity is of 60 people. Tables and chairs are included. You may bring in your own food.

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49 Deicke Drive, Glen Ellyn

For your next event, consider a Climbing Center, KidZone, pool, or gym party. In addition to a specific activity area, our rentals include a party room and extra options such as paper goods and goody bags and more! For additional information, please contact Lori Fuerst at ext. 252.

P o t t e r y:

Out On A Whim
435 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn

Children's pottery painting parties for all ages! Basic Kid's Party: Minimum of 8 children- $16/child. Party package includes basic party pottery, paint/firing, instruction, and commemorative party plate. All inclusive and theme parties are also available.

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Cheveux Salon & Day Spa
532 Pennsylvania Avenue, Glen Ellyn

Cheveux Salon and Day Spa offer kids spa parties. They tend to all be priced differently depending on age and what services are involved. Interested parties should call with their info and get a quote, and well as check availability for their party date.

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Cosmo’s Beauty Bar
526 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn

Cosmo’s offers standard kid parties as well as customized parties. Kid manicures are $8.00 and kids pedicures are $20 (12 and under). Check the photos of a few parties on our website:

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Skywriter T-Shirts
532 Crescent Blvd, Glen Ellyn

Skywriter T-Shirts offers kids a chance to design their own t-shirts! Bring your kid party in for some fun including helping to make a cartoon and having each kid design their own t-shirt. Cost is $15 per child, weekend later afternoons or special appointment during the weekday. T-Shirts do take a little time to make, so plan to take the kids for ice cream or cupcakes down the street and Skywriters will deliver your t-shirts to you while you are there.

Want to host a party in Glen Ellyn but need resources from the surrounding areas?

A n i m a l s :

A Zoo To You

A Zoo to You is your solution for making any type of event memorable. Our mobile petting zoos, wagon & carriage rides, pony rides, etc. will make your next birthday a sure hit. Our animals will always arrive clean to your location by an experienced handler. We use only newer trucks, trailers, carriages, wagons and equipment which insures reliability and safety. Of course we are fully insured and USDA licensed. We offer several packages for birthday parties including three types of petting zoos parties and pony rides.

I m p e r s o n a t i o n s :

Absolutely Entertainment, 630-279-5088

Have Hannah Montana visit your home to rock out the party! Two packages available, call for more details. They also have other kid party needs including face painters, jugglers, special occasion characters, clowns and more.

M a g i c . P a r t i e s :

IYQ Entertainment
Keith Kobb, 847-228-0882

Keith is very popular in Glen Ellyn for magic shows. He has a variety of packages and options for your needs.

Other nearby venues:

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Cosly Zoo
1356 N Gary Avenue, Wheaton, 630-665-5534 website info
Parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays during regular zoo hours; some weekdays are also available.

Parties are available for children ages 4 to 10. We also offer After Hours Party - just you and the animals! Cosley Zoo staff can make your party hassle-free with a two-hour fully facilitated party for children ages 4 to 10. Try our Slumber Safari- a pajama party at the zoo! An evening filled with activities including a night hike through the zoo and sleeping in the upstairs of the barn. In the morning, watch the zoo come to life. Sleepover parties are available for children ages 6 to 14. We offer the following themes: Barnyard Birthday Bash, Party on the Wild Side, Hoppy Birthday, Pony Pals, Reptile Ruckus, Buggy Boogie and Party Animals.

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Fox Bowl
1101 Butterfield Road, Wheaton

Fox Bowl offers two party packages:
-Package 1 includes 1 game of bowling, cheese pizza and pop, free game pass for all guests, approximate time 2 hours. Price is $10.50 per child weekdays, $11.50 per child weekends.
-Package 2 includes 2 games of bowling, cheese pizza and pop, free game pass for all guests, approximate time 2 ½ hours. Price is $12.95 per child weekdays, $13.95 per child weekends. Birthday party times are daily between 11:00am to 6:00pm. Cosmic birthday party times are Friday or Saturday 4pm to 6pm.

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Twinkle Teas
212 West Front Street, Wheaton

Twinkle Teas offers six different party packages for kids.

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110 Della Court (Gary Avenue), Carol Stream

Children of all ages can enjoy a twistin’ good time with our party package: Private party coordinator, 90 minutes of party time, 45 minutes in our state-of-the-art gymnastics training center, Twisting, tumbling, relays, games, trampoline, and obstacle courses, 45 minutes in the party area for cake and presents.

Birthday Party Times:
Saturdays: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Sundays: 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Birthday Party Cost: Up to 10 children: $140, up to 15 children: $170

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Premier Gymnastics Academy
327 N Gunderson, Carol Stream
Your children and their friends will experience a fun-filled hour of jumping, swinging, climbing, and tumbling with the supervision of our trained, enthusiastic instructors. Depending on age groups, birthday parties include: Trampoline Play, Relay Races, Obstacle Courses, Parachute Games, Play in the “Pit”, and other fun filled activities. After an hour in the gym, the birthday will relocate to our party room, where you may plan any activity you wish, be it pizza, cake and ice cream, playing more games, opening presents, etc.

Birthday Party Times: Sundays 12:00, 2:15 and 4:30
Birthday Party Cost: Standard Party $130 for the first 10 kids, Additional children is $10 per child, Additional Instructor is $40 (when more than 13 kids)

Compiled by Diane McGinley

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