Let’s get this party started! With turnkey packages available through the St. Charles Park District, planning a child’s birthday celebration is as easy as 1, 2, 3 – or any other age one can think of. With six fun-packed destinations to choose from, there’s sure to be a party theme and location destined to light up any child’s eyes.
Dress up in your best bib overalls, tie a jaunty bandana around your neck and mosey over to Primrose Farm for a Barnyard Birthday Bash. The standard party package consists of a party host who will interact with kids and guests in games and activities, such as a guided tour to meet the farm’s resident livestock and a tractor-drawn hayride. Parties are held either in the Summer Kitchen, at the picnic pavilion or at a farmyard picnic table, weather-permitting.
Nature-loving birthday boys and girls can choose from any one of 9 themed packages at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center – everything from Bug Bonanzas to Dino Digs, Animal Adventures and Reptile Extravaganzas. There’s even a Nighttime Nature campfire and hike. Standard packages include staff-led games and activities along with hand-stamped bags hosts can fill with party favors. Parties are held in the Wahoo Room, with time to play outdoors, if weather permits.
The birthday party choices are equally endless at Pottawatomie Community Center, where themes include a Stuff ‘n’ Fluff Party to make a furry friend to take home, a Lego party to showcase budding engineers, or a Nerf Party to get in some Nerf-tastic target practice and shooting drills. If a costume party is what you crave, grab your tiaras or swords for a Princess & Pirate party or don your favorite cape and mask for a Superhero’s party. Parties are held in the second floor Party Room at the south end of the building.
Kids celebrating birthdays in the summer have three dynamite destinations to choose from. Brush up your putting skills for a Putt-n-Picnic PARty at River View Miniature Golf, which includes an 18-hole round of golf, and souvenir golf ball and premium logo shirt for the guest of honor.
Or cool off on a hot day with a pool party at either Otter Cove Aquatic Park or Swanson Pool. Splish-splashin’ celebrants can take advantage of activity pool, waterslides, diving boards, drop slides and water/sand play areas at both locations and enjoy special attractions unique to each facility.
Standard party packages at each facility also include themed evites, set-up and clean-up of the party area. Premium party packages add three 1-topping large pizzas, cake and beverages.
The number of guests is limited at each facility. More information is available on the park district’s website at www.stcparks.org or by contacting each facility.