Champaign-Urbana birthday parties made easy! Thanks to The Little Gym 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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Fantabulous. Splendiforous. There just aren’t enough synonyms to describe how awesome an Awesome Birthday Bash truly is. So, let’s see if this sums it up: The Little Gym was named Best Gym Party by Parents Magazine! Your group will have the whole place to yourselves with games, music and serious fun for everyone. Ask us about our themes created for your birthday parties. Our trained instructors will lead all the fun and The Little Gym of Champaign team will handle everything from setup to cleanup, which means you get to go home to a clean, quiet house when all the fun is done. It’s no surprise that many parents tell us an Awesome Birthday Bash is a big wish come true for them, too.
What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: We do all the work for you! We will send out the invitations, set up and clean up, and do all the decorations! We also supply the plates and napkins, juice boxes, eating utensils, everything but the food and goody bags. Your child will also get a FREE t-shirt, too!
Ages Best Suited for your Parties: Ages 1-12
Location: The Little Gym, 2860 S. Philo Road, Ste. K, Urbana
What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: Skateland provides the entertainment, invitations, food, beverage, birthday themed place settings, private table space, game tokens, free skating passes for guests and the birthday child gets a trip in the money machine.
Ages Best Suited for your Parties: 3 yrs old and older
Location: Skateland, 208 W. Curtis Road, Savoy
An I-Power School of Gymnastics Birthday Party combines a safe, clean, bright facility, and highly trained instructors, with the fun and flexibility of a structured birthday celebration! Our staff is prepared to entertain birthday party participants for a full hour in our 10,000 square foot gymnastics facility. We offer fun add-ons including Bounce houses (two different sizes), freshly popped popcorn, balloons, cupcakes, paper products and/or juice.
What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: Parents get to sit back and let us do ALL the work!
Ages Best Suited for your Parties: 3-14 years old
Location: I-Power School of Gymnastic, 215 S. Staley Road, Champaign
Want to be the coolest parent of the century, then you need to call us. Alpha Dog Entertainment Mobile Laser Tag is a small family business that specializes in making memories that will last a lifetime. Our Mobile Laser Tag is the talk of the town and you will not be disappointed.
What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: Extreme Parties without Extreme Pricing. We bring the awesomeness of Laser Tag to any party Indoor or Outdoor, Day or Night. Become the “Parent of the Century” and call us today.
Ages Best Suited for your Parties: 7 – 99 years young
Location: ALPHA DOG ENTERTAINMENT MOBILE LASER TAG comes to your location
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 Private parties that give you exclusive use of the museum along with a chance to meet our awesome animals or a dazzling science show.
What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: Our private parties grant you and your party-goers exclusive access our entire museum. Our downtown location makes for easy access for your guests as well.
Ages Best Suited for your Parties: 3-10 years old
Location: Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 346 North Neil Street, Champaign
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
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. $80
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. $200
Ages Best Suited for Your Parties: kindergarten-5th grade
Location: Douglass Community Center
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 and pottery, to dance and 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: Ages 4-12
Location: Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph St., Champaign
Leonhard Recreation Center Birthday Parties
Choose from one of four fun-themes: Let It Go, Superheros Unite, Sports Superstars, Dora and Diego’s Explorer Party, and Harry Potter’s Wizarding Bash. For $200, we will give you a private party room, tables, chairs, Park District party leader, decorations, and supplies. Family is responsible for cake and any other food items. Goodie bags are not provided. Looking for a no-frills option? Try our Basic Birthday Party package! We’ll set you up in our party room and take care of clean up. The fee is $40/hr and includes the private party room, tables, and chairs. Please see the Champaign Park District Program Guide or visit champaignparks.comfor more details.
Themed Parties Best Suited for Your Parties: Ages 5-12
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center, 2307 W. Sangamon Dr., Champaign IL 61821
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: Ages 5 – Adult
Location: Dodds Tennis Center, 2802 Farber Dr., Champaign
What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: You can take in a variety of Illinois Athletic events while celebrating your birthday!
Ages Best Suited for your Parties: All ages!
Location: Illinois Athletics, 1700 S. Fourth St., Champaign
What Makes Your Business Unique for a Party: Hayasaki Gymnastics Center will work with you on your theme and help you set up and decorate before the party!
Ages Best Suited for your Parties: 3 to 18
Location: Hayasaki Gymnastics Center, 309 Tiffany Court, Champaign