Champaign-Urbana Area Birthday Party Guide Sponsored by the Savoy Recreation Center

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Thanks to the Savoy Recreation Center for Sponsoring this Guide!

Who doesn’t love a good birthday party?! Don’t know where to start? We can help. Here’s our guide to children’s birthday parties in Champaign-Urbana.

If you’re thinking about having a birthday party in greater Champaign-Urbana, start here. With this roundup of local entertainers, venues and suppliers you’re sure to find something for your child’s birthday party.

Please note that listings are sponsors of, listings are not endorsements.  If you are a business that offers parties; an entertainer; or a party store — and want to be added to the list — please contact Jennifer Newell ( for more information.

Thank you so much to our featured listing sponsors for helping to make this guide possible!

Savoy Recreation Center

savoyrecThe perfect place for your next birthday!  Different themes include Lego, Sports, Preschool Gym Party and even a Retro Party.  Included in all parties: birthday cake, beverages, tables, tableware and invitations.  Birthday Party Packages available Saturdays & Sundays Noon until 5 p.m.  You don’t have to be a Savoy Resident to enjoy all of the fun at the Savoy Rec Center!

Ages Best Suited for Your Parties:  all ages

Location:  Savoy Recreation Center, 402 W. Graham Dr. Savoy

For more information:  call Sharon at 217-359-3550 or website

Soccer Planet

Soccer Planet Birthday Party

Soccer Planet Birthday Party

Soccer Planet is a 24,500 sq. ft. facility that has a large turf field, snack bar, large screen TV’s, private party room, and a large spectator viewing area. This year round facility is the perfect place to celebrate any event. We are not limited to just soccer, we have all kinds of space for all kinds of sports! We will take care of everything from set up to clean up to ensure that everybody involved in the party has an unforgettable experience.

Ages Best Suited for Your Parties: Ages- 1 and up

Location: Soccer Planet, 2310 N. Willow Road, Urbana

For more information: Britni Kesler at or 217-367-9999

Illinois Fighting Illini Athletics

Illinois Fighting Illini Athletics Birthday Party

Illinois Fighting Illini Athletics Birthday Party

The Fighting Illini offer birthday party packages for Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Baseball and Softball. Packages start as low as $100! We offer unique ways to enjoy select athletic events with VIP opportunities!

Ages Best Suited for Your Parties:  6-12 years old

Location:  State Farm Center, 1800 S. First Street, Champaign

For more information:



Dr. G’s BrainWorks

Dr. G's BrainWorks

Dr. G’s BrainWorks

Dr. G’s BrainWorks is Champaign and Urbana’s favorite place for enriching games, puzzles, books, and more for children, parents, and grandparents alike. Our focus is on cognitive wellness for individuals and the whole community. Dr. G’s BrainWorks offers parties where party-goers can choose from an enormous selection of games with help from our expert Brain Guides.

Ages Best Suited for Your Parties: 8+ years old

For more information: website or or (217)604-2427


Fun at Alphadog Entertainment

Fun at Alphadog Entertainment

We are a Small, Family/ Veteran owned Mobile Laser Tag business in Champaign County that is bringing the fun and enjoyment of Laser tag to a backyard near you. With our leading edge Laser Tag technology, we take the video games out of the box and put them in your backyard. We can setup Indoor or out, Day or Night, big or small we do it all. We are perfect for Birthday’s, Graduations, Family Reunions, Post Proms, Home Town Festivals and everything in between.Your Party, Your Place, Your Way!!! No more packing up and driving to an over price, under played Laser Tag building, Just sit back and let the Laser Tag come to you.

Ages Best Suited for Your Parties:  7 Years Old – 99 Years Young

For more information:  Contact Justin Penrod at or check out their website

Hayasaki-logo-finalHAYASAKI Gymnastics Center

You bring the party, we take care of the fun! Awesome, safe, supervised gymnastics activities including obstacle course, trampoline and tumbling in our state of the art facility. Birthday bash for 10 guests plus the Birthday Child is $150 ($10 per each additional guest) and includes 1 1/2 hrs. of family-friendly fun.

Ages Best Suited for Your Parties:  3 and up

Location:  HAYASAKI Gymnastics Center, 309 Tiffany Ct., Champaign, Il

For more information:  website or (217)351-2003 or

 Champaign Park District

Basic Birthday Party
With the basic birthday party package you may rent a private room for guests to eat, open presents, and provide your own entertainment. You have access to the gym for free play. We’ll take care of set up and cleanup. $130.00

Staff-Led themed birthday packages
Chose from one of four fun-themes: LEGO, Superhero, Princess or fairy. Includes private party room and set up tables and chairs, Park District party leader, and decorations. Family is responsible for cake or any other food items and supplies. $150.00

Ages Best Suited for Your Parties: kindergarten-5th grade

Location: Douglass Community Center

For More Information: Katherine Hicks or call 217-819-3973


Celebrate with an Art Party with the Champaign Park District

Art Party at the Springer Cultural Center
The Champaign Park District offers a number of unique birthday party options! Try an art theme that ranges from painting to 3-D projects and your child’s friends will leave with great memories and an appreciation for the arts!  With a variety of themes available and staff to help, your birthday party will be exactly that – a PARTY with the Champaign Park District!

Ages Best Suited for Your Parties:  4-12 years old

Location:  Springer Cultural Center, 301 N Randolph, Champaign

For more information: or 217-819-3919, or

Leonhard Recreation Center Birthday Parties
Choose from one of four fun-themes: Sports Superstars, Royal Birthday Festival, Dora & Diego’s Explorer Party, or Harry Potter’s Wizarding Bash. For $200, we will give you a private party room, tables and chairs, decorations, supplies and a Park District party leader to run activities. Family is responsible for cake and any other food items. All themed parties are in 2-hour blocks. Please see the Champaign Park District Program Guide or visit for more details.

Ages Best Suited for Your Parties:  5-12

Location: Leonhard Recreation Center, 2307 W. Sangamon Drive, Champaign IL 61821

For more information: or 217-819-3988


A Tennis Party is great for all ages!

Tennis Party at Dodds Tennis Center
Celebrate at the Dodds Tennis Center! We’d love to host your next birthday party, family reunion, retirement party, or other special event. Party-goers will have a ball playing tennis games with our professional tennis instructor, and afterwards we’ll cool down with some great party treats!

Ages Best Suited for Your Parties: 5 – Adult

Location: Dodds Tennis Center, 2802 Farber Drive, Champaign

For More Information: or 217-352-6044, or


Fun for all at Champaign School of Music.

Fun for all at Champaign School of Music.

Champaign School of Music

Throw a birthday party that will celebrate your child and engage not only his/her friends but yours too! Start off your party with 45 minutes of exciting Music Making using instruments, song, dance and silly games that tweak everyone’s funny bone- No Experience Necessary! Whether your child is 2, 6 or 10, they’ll have a blast making music with us. After making music together, we provide 45 minutes of time for you to serve up food, open gifts and celebrate the birthday child! At the end of the party all you need to do is gather your things and head home. We’ll clean up the mess!

Ages Best Suited for Your Parties:  Babies- 10 years old

Location:  Champaign School of Music, 1712 S Duncan, Champaign, Il

For more information: website or (217)359-0541

The Little Gym

The Little Gym birthday parties were rated “#1 Best Gym Birthday Party” in Parents magazine! We do all of the work for you! You just show up! You’re child will have a blast doing age-appropriate, instructor-led games, activities and periods of exploration!  You’re party will be a private event-you will be the only ones in the facility! We do everything from invites to set up and clean up! It’s stress-free! Ask us about our themed parties!

Ages Best Suited for Your Parties:  1 year-12 years old

Location:  The Little Gym, 2860 S. Philo Road, Ste. K, Urbana

For more information: or (217)352-5500 or

Urbana Park District

Choose from a party at Anita Purves Nature Center, Brookens Gym, Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center (summer), Phillips Recreation Center or Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center. A complete description and pricing is in the park district program guide. For some parties, you use the space for the allotted time for your own activities, and some come with party leaders, the cake and decorations and more! A staff member can also help you with your party needs when you call 217-367-1544.

Anita Purves Nature Center options include: live animals who live at the center can join the party, explore Busey Woods on a night hike, learning to build a campfire and more. Phillips Recreation Center options include: pirate party, wizard adventure, glamour girls, ooze, gooze and fun and custom parties. Swimming options are available year-round at both Urbana pools. Play basketball or indoor soccer or other gym games when you have a Brookens Gym party.

Ages Best Suited for Your Parties:  4-15

For more information: (217) 367-1544

Champaign Gymnastics Academy

Birthday parties at CGA are the perfect way for you and your family to celebrate! Each party is two hours and includes a giant obstacle course, time on our two tumble tracks and in our foam pit, parachute game and more. After all of the exciting gymnastics fun, guests will be given time in the party area for treats and presents. Our high energy and dynamic birthday party staff guarantees your child a party they will never forget!

Ages Best Suited for Your Parties: 3-13

Location: Champaign Gymnastics Academy, 219 S. Mattis Avenue, Champaign

For more information: Ashley Lebeau at (217) 398-4242 or

Campus Recreation at the University of Illinois

Kitchen Birthday Party:  Host your next party in the Kitchen! Baking together is a great way to celebrate or just spend time with friends. This party combines food, fun and wellness for all ages. During this party, participants will utilize the ARC Instructional Kitchen to make their own personal pizzas, decorate their own cupcakes, try out a variety of healthy snack options, and learn how nutrition is fun and tasty! Parties are 2 hours and all food is included.

Ice Skating Party:  Celebrate your party the COOL way with a skating party at the Ice Arena. Parties are available during all open skating times and a skating instructor is available for $20/ hour. The facility offers three separate party package options in order to offer a plan that fits your budget. Each package includes admission, skate rentals, and a private skating area and some also include refreshments.

Ages Best Suited for Your Parites:  3 and up

Location:  Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign or University of Illinois Ice Arena, 406 E. Armory, Champaign

For more information: or (217)333-2263 or check out their website

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  1. Lowry Stables also has amazing birthday parties. From the owners to the instructor and the group of young people who assist it is top notch and professional. My 6 year old (who started lessons when she was 4) and I have loved it.