There’s nothing quite like the fun anticipation that comes from planning a party you know the guest of honor and all attendees will enjoy. Still, finding a family-friendly place that meets your needs can be challenging when you don’t know where to look. That’s where Crème de la Crème of South Barrington comes in. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite party venues close to home to help you plan your next celebration.

Kids Art & Cafe

A girl blows out a candle on a birthday cake in South Barrington, IL

You may already know Kids Art & Cafe from their art classes and open-play offerings. This local spot, located close to South Barrington in Schaumburg, features a coffee and ice cream shop, an indoor playground, and more. It’s the ideal place to let your kid have a fun time playing with friends while you have a cup of coffee or a meal.

Kids Art & Cafe also makes for a perfect, unique party venue close to home if you’re planning a celebration for your child. You can rent the playground for a party and look forward to an event to remember. Birthday party packages include renting the entire playground for two hours, plus you can add art classes and catering to create the exact experience your family’s looking for. If you want to host a kid’s party that your whole family is sure to enjoy, you can’t go wrong with this local venue.

  • Location:  710 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

My Party Princess

Do you have a princess enthusiast in your brood? You’ll want to check out My Party Princess the next time you’re planning a celebration. Another innovative party spot close to South Barrington in Schaumburg, My Party Princess has been serving the northwest suburbs of Chicago for more than 15 years. That translates to a top-notch experience with experts who know how to throw a party for kids who crave a unique and personal celebration.

You can choose from a range of themes, including a Doll Party, PJ Party, Pop Star Party, Spa Party, or (of course) a Princess Party, so you’re sure to delight your child and create memories they’ll treasure for years to come. No matter which theme you choose, you’ll get to celebrate in a completely private room hosted by a talented singer and performer who perfectly embodies the theme of your celebration. You can even customize your package with extras such as a custom cake or party limo. Your child and guests will love seeing their princess dreams come to life.

  • Location:  1118 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

Old Towne Hall

No matter what occasion you’re celebrating, you’ll want Old Towne Hall on your list of party places to explore. This historic venue in downtown Crystal Lake is easy to reach from the Village of Barrington and can accommodate up to 200 guests. Located on the second floor of the Teckler Building, a unique and historic structure in McHenry County, the hall spans a spacious 2,500 square feet. You’ll have your party in a setting complete with gorgeous high ceilings and chandeliers from the 1860s, offering an elegant backdrop to any birthday party, wedding reception, or gathering you’re planning.

Whether you’re serving breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can count on the Old Towne Hall’s professional chef and staff to deliver customized menus suited to your guest’s needs and party’s theme. Need some inspiration? Custom dinner packages include Brazilian steakhouse and South Carolina barbeque, but let the team there know your ideas and they can work with you to create your dream event.

  • Location:  54 Brink St., Crystal Lake.

Kids Kustom Parties

Head over to nearby Palatine for another awesome space for children’s parties. Kids Kustom Parties is the place to go when you want to get creative in planning your party. You can have your party in the location in Palatine or even look to this local business if you want to book characters or entertainers to visit a different venue. Thanks to the custom birthday party packages Kids Kustom Parties offers, you’ll get to plan a unique celebration.

Working together with the staff, you can plan a party in a private space that really brings the magic to life for your child. You can choose from almost 40 different themed party ideas, from princesses to superheroes to favorite characters and beyond. You can also suggest your own theme if you have something special in mind, and the venue will work with you to create your perfect celebration. Your kid will love getting into character as an astronaut, pirate, or anything else you dream up when you book your party here.

  • Location: 295 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine.

Art Füzd

For the creative kids (and adults) in town, Art Füzd offers an amazing party experience. Head over to nearby Schaumburg for a unique celebration in a studio space sure to bring out everyone’s artistic side. When you schedule a party here, you can look forward to having the full open studio space reserved for your guests. The spacious studio boasts high ceilings and comfortable seating that only add to the experience. Partygoers will love experimenting with more than 100 glaze colors and creative tools to create their masterpieces while celebrating a birthday or other special occasion.

The ultimate social art party experience includes immediate, individualized help and advice while guests show off their creativity through ceramic projects. If you’re hosting a party for kids, you can also provide cupcakes or cake to take the day to the next level. While you can’t bring in full meals, Art Füzd is in a shopping center that features restaurants and ice cream shops that you can add to the experience before or after the party. All in all, this local spot is a great place to go for a family-friendly celebration.

  • Location:  1457 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. 

Ready To Plan Your Party?

Crème de la Crème of South Barrington just gave you five great places to celebrate a birthday or plan a family gathering close to home. Do you have another favorite family-friendly venue near South Barrington that we missed? Drop us a line so we can check out more party spots in our area.

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