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Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties!

The Lake Forest Recreation Department provides Lake Forest families with the location and staff for their children's birthday parties.
You invite the guests and let us help you throw a spectacular party! With a variety of different themes to choose from, you will be able to find the one that fits your child’s fancy! We have party packages available for children between the ages of 3 and 12 years of age and on either Saturday or Sunday, and we can accommodate up to 30 children depending on the theme chosen and the facility available. For further information, call the contact person listed below for each theme or look for the Birthday Party Brochure at the Recreation Center.
Party Notes:
The party fee includes facility rental, appropriate leaders, set-up and clean up. Parents must provide their own cake, candles, paper products, utensils and party favors. These parties have become very popular, so make your arrangements in advance. Parties are limited by the availability of the facility and staff. To check if your intended date is open. For fee information, call the contact person listed under each party theme below. You will need to fill out a request form and leave a non-refundable deposit of $100 to reserve your date.
Arty Party
Let’s Paint! The birthday child picks from a variety of ceramic pieces, such as dog or cat banks, star boxes, or adorable sock monkeys. The first part of the party takes place in Studio 4, painting with colorful acrylic paints and allowing party guests to create their own masterpiece. The second half of the party is spent celebrating in our beautiful gallery room enjoying cake, ice cream, and opening gifts. Our staff will seal each project while the birthday group is celebrating in the gallery room. All projects made at the ARTY PARTY will be ready to go home that day.
Location: Stirling Hall Art Center, 60 East Old Mill Rd
Contact: Debra Lerman, 847.810.4688
Clay Creations
Play with Clay! Prior to the party, the birthday child selects from a variety of easy to assemble projects, such as treasure boxes, self portraits, or adorable animals. The first half of the party is spent in the hand-building room where the guests make the chosen project out of clay and paint it with our colorful glazes. The second half of the party is spent in our beautiful gallery room eating cake, ice cream, and opening gifts. Artwork made at the CLAY CREATIONS party will be ready to pick up in two weeks. Projects need to be fired in the kiln once, clear glazed, and fired again.  
Location: Stirling Hall Art Center, 60 East Old Mill Rd
Contact: Debra Lerman, 847.810.4688
Dance Party
Let’s Dance! Let your birthday child and their friends experience the magic of dance! The party will be filled with music, theater, dance, movement games, and stories, all pertaining to the theme of your choice. Choose from traditional ballets, Disney themes, Kidz Bop®, the simple favorite Dancing Fun and Games theme, or suggest your own theme. You invite the guests, and we will provide the fun!
Location: Recreation Center
Contact: Valerie Gonzalez, 847-810-3948
Wildlife Party
We can provide an entertaining, interactive, and educational experience on-site at the Wildlife Discovery Center for birthdays or other celebrations. Each 90-minute party includes tables and chairs in the hay barn, adult supervision, a 30 to 45-minute wildlife program featuring live animals, illustrations, and crayons for coloring, and a VIP tour of the wildlife exhibits. 
Location: Wildlife Discovery Center
Contact: Rob Carmichael, 847-810-3663
Theme Parties at Everett Park
Lake Forest Recreation will take care of your child’s special day in some very special ways! Simply choose a theme below, or suggest one of your own and let us take care of the rest!
I am 3!
Enjoy games, crafts, and a whole lot of fun designed with a 3 year old in mind!
Princess Party
Calling all Princes and Princesses to join us for a Royal Birthday Celebration!
Sundae Surprise
Scoop up some fun and enjoy a delicious sundae after you have decorated a t-shirt or hat!
Bird House
Create a fantastic home for your fine-feathered friends!
All Sorts of Sports
Kick, throw, dodge, and shoot! Sports is what this special day is all about!
Games Galore
What could be more fun than a day of your favorite games? Lots of energy required! 
Enjoy a hands-on wordworking experience where you learn to create structures such as a tool box, doll crib, bat, and more!
Magic Show with Gary Kantor
You will see vanishing acts, card tricks, mind-reading, and much more!  All shows are interactive - your child will come up on stage and become a Junior Magician right before your eyes.
For more information about the parties held at Everett Park Classroom, please contact Christine Faudel at 847.810.3660 or Cost of parties varies depending upon number of guests and theme chosen.

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
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