Champaign-Urbana birthday parties made easy! Thanks to the Urbana Park District 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 the Champaign-Urbana area. 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 party.
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What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: There are indoor and outdoor parties. Parties for a nature lover, swimmer or pirate wanna-be. Best of all, our leaders plan activities and we host the party at our facilities, so all you have to think about is enjoying the day.
Ages Best Suited for your Parties: Ages 4-12
Location: various Urbana Park District facilities
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! Your child will have a blast doing age-appropriate, instructor-led games, activities and periods of exploration!
What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: Your 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: Ages 1-12
Location: The Little Gym, 2860 S. Philo Road, Ste. K, Urbana
Champaign School of Music
Everyone will remember this year’s birthday party! Pick your child’s favorite theme. Frozen, Disney, One Direction, Taylor Swift and Mario Brothers have been some recent hits! We’ll combine it with some festive group music-making that will celebrate your child and engage not only his/her friends but yours as well!
What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: Everyone loves making music!
Ages Best Suited for your Parties: Ages 2-12
Location: Champaign School of Music, 1712 S. Duncan Ave., Champaign
Alpha Dog Entertainment Mobile Laser Tag
Alpha Dog Entertainment Mobile Laser Tag is the Mobile Laser Tag business that you have been dreaming of. One call and our laser tag team will come to you, setup and run the most awesome tactical laser tag game that kids of all ages will be talking about for years to come.
What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: We bring the joys of Laser tag to your backyard.
Ages Best Suited for your Parties: 7-99 years young
Location: Alpha Dog Entertainment comes to you!
Dr. G’s BrainWorks
Dr. G’s BrainWorks is Champaign-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.
What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: 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: Ages 8 and up
Location: Dr. G’s Brainworks, Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana
William M. Staerkel Planetarium
Party packages are done on Saturdays by reservation only and dependent on availability of staff. Thirty minutes in lobby for the party and then 30 minutes in the dome for a special birthday star show, featuring your child’s image.
What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: The stars are “out” in our dome no matter the weather outside and the show can be customized depending on the child’s age.
Ages Best Suited for your Parties: Ages 5-12
Location: William M. Staerkel Planetarium, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign
The IDEA Store
At The I.D.E.A. Store you can celebrate a birthday or any other event with us in our classroom area. Select from our standard offerings or customize an event for your needs.
What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: We incorporate education on reuse and re-purpose into the arts and crafts projects for your event or party. Pick from our samples or have us customize a craft for you!
Ages Best Suited for your Parties: Ages 6 to 100
Location: The I.D.E.A. Store, 28 E. Springfield, 8N, second floor, Champaign
HMD Academy of Tae Kwon Do is a cooperative method of martial arts that teaches children self-discipline, giving them the skills to set and accomplish goals in martial arts and in life. Tae kwon do is safe and fun, and practitioners will soon see changes in attention, attitude, and confidence.
What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: Our experienced instructor can teach any size group of children. For an authentic experience, you will have private access to our distinctive martial arts dojang at 1701 Woodfield Dr., Savoy. You can arrange personal touches for the party with our instructor.
Ages Best Suited for your Parties: Ages 4-18
Location: HMD Academy, 1701 Woodfield Dr., Savoy
Orpheum Children’s Science Museum
Join us for a birthday filled with creativity, fun, and even science! All of our parties grant you access to all of the museums and all its exhibits. But you could make your party more unique with our awesome animals, a dazzling science show, or even a creative themed party with a craft and game.
What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: Our private and themed parties grant you and your party-goers exclusive access to our entire museum.
Ages Best Suited for your Parties: Ages 3-10
Location: Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St., Champaign
Marbled Palette offers entertainment that will make your event unforgettable. Services include face painting, glitter tattoos, temporary tattoos, craft projects and costume characters for all occasions.
What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: I have years of experience in working with children. I will make sure your guests have fun and will help them create memorable moments.
Ages Best Suited for your Parties: Ages 2 and up
Location: At the event location