Birthday Party Ideas - Oswego,IL

Updated on November 17, 2009
S.B. asks from Oswego, IL
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My little girl will be turning 3 in Feb. I need some idea what to do for her birthday party.. Please help!!! Thanks

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H.P.

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For my daughter's third birthday we invited a few friends and went to Build a Bear. We didn't use their party option. Instead, I bought each child a gift card (I think it was ten or fifteen dollars), and their parents helped them pick out an animal and an accessory. The animals took the place of party favors. Everyone had a blast, and everyone got a new toy. Good luck!

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J.K.

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Have a Jigglejam Birthday!
Check out www.jigglejamproductions.com
It's an energetic, engaging music party.
I'm J. & I've been singing with families all over Chicago land with my guitar for nearly 2 decades. I'll travel anywhere. If you live close to Northbrook ... check out my music classes on the web site. (Mamam source members get a discount, member perks)
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H.P.

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For my daughter's third birthday we invited a few friends and went to Build a Bear. We didn't use their party option. Instead, I bought each child a gift card (I think it was ten or fifteen dollars), and their parents helped them pick out an animal and an accessory. The animals took the place of party favors. Everyone had a blast, and everyone got a new toy. Good luck!

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L.P.

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I have more questions than answers.
What are your expectations? Your daughter's expectations?
A big "To-Do"? Cheap and Fun?
Kids at this age are very easily entertained when they get together.
How many kids will you be having? (I suggest only 3 or 4 or less)?
One of the best parties I had with my older daughter a couple of
years ago was when we invited a couple of friends, played games
(dance-freeze and other no-lose games), and pulling out some toys.
Our guests had a great time and didn't want to leave.
Happy Birthday!!!

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M.A.

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Fantasy Kingdom is a Child’s Birthday Party & parent-supervised indoor play center for ages 6 and under. Drop in anytime during our business hr’s & enjoy our space for children & adults alike! Costumes at each play area allow children to really become the little princesses, firemen or even dragons. The philosophy behind FK’s success is learning through play. By keeping the focus away from structured classes, kids are allowed to create their own fun. Kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Fantasy Kingdom
1422 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642
312/642-5437
fantasykingdom.org

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E.L.

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My Gym! If you have 10-20 kids to entertain - why trash the house?

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J.D.

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Hi S B You didn't say what city or state you live in but in Northwest Indiana, we have a Tyler's Tenders that host birthday parties for kids. They furnish the food and decorations. You just bring the cake. And the children get to ride on a train that they have. If you don't live in this area, go online there maybe others Tyler Tenders besides in NWI. My grandson had is birthday party there and it turned out pretty nice.

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W.W.

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at age 3, why not just stay home and have cake with family?

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C.S.

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My little boy is turning 3 in a couple of weeks and we are going bowling. We've also done pump-it-up and the kids loved that. Be sure to look online and find some good deals.

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R.J.

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How about a princess tea party at your house? All the little girls can dress up as little princesses and you can serve finger sandwiches and juice in teacups. For an activity maybe you can put on "Dreams Come True" from Cinderella and teach them a dance to that song. A great game would be to put the faces of all the Disney princesses (and other characters) on 2 large cardboard pieces and on the bottom of the cardboard you have all the princess' names. The little girls have to divide into 2 groups and they each have a turn taping the name to the right princess on the board.

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S.H.

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When my kids were young, we had their parties at: Chuck E Cheese (I don't love that place in general but it was good for their party), Lincoln Park Zoo, a children's theater production, Chicago Children's Museum, bowling, movie. We've also been to parties at other museums (Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, etc.). Most places have some sort of party package. I always did a theme - animal theme when it was at the zoo (little stuffed animais, etc. in gift bags). Most of all, have fun with your daughter's birthday! I have great memories of my kids' birthdays and so do they.

R.K.

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Check out your local park district. Most have fun birthday party ideas. Pump it Up is also good but a little pricey.

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A.S.

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If you want to keep it simple and in house, then pick her favorite character and make some games. At 3, my daughter loved Minnie Mouse, so I took a Minnie Mouse pic and used a projector to make the Minnie poster board size. I made two - one was "Pin the nose on Minnie" and the other was "Toss the bean bags into Minnie's mouth." The kids had a blast and they all got to choose from the prize box when they were done.

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