Birthday Party

Push your child's imagination to the ultimate level of fun with one of the River Forest Park District's themed birthday party packages.


Please note: Parties have been put on hold due to COVID-19.

All parties are held at The Depot, 401 Thatcher Avenue, in the Lower Level Room.

Parties must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. Parties are limited by availability of facility space and staff.

Please submit forms in person or mail them to The Depot, 401 Thatcher Ave., River Forest, IL 60305, or email forms to kstille@rfparks.com.

Birthday Party Request Form

Art Party

Ages 3 & up (Parent drop-off party) | $350 | 2 Hours
Looking for a creative way to celebrate a birthday with Twisted Fiber Art Studio? Let's make something unique and memorable! During the party we will use a variety of art materials to design our own piece of art. Choose from painting, t-shirt design or sign making! Max 16 kids.

Party Includes:

  • Contractual entertainment
  • Birthday Party Leader
  • 1 hour activity time
  • 1 hour in party room
  • Tablecloths, cake plates, cups, napkins, utensils and generic birthday decorations

You Provide:

  • Cake, juice, and any other refreshments
  • Goodie bags
  • Minimum on one (1) and no more than six (6) adult chaperones

Cooking Party

Ages 5 & up (Parent drop-off party) | $450* upgrades available

Celebrate your little chef's birthday with an iCook cooking party! We have six amazing packages to choose from: Tea Party, Food Science, Disney Inspired, Mexican Inspired, Italian Inspired, and Traditional Birthday Party. In the course of the cooking party, little chefs will make (and eat!) three dishes: an appetizer, dessert, and a drink.We will take time to enjoy our culinary creations, play games, and decorate take-home aprons and paper chef's hats together. Max 15 kids *Party upgrades for an additional cost include: Chef's cooking set for the birthday child; Goodie bag for each child.

Party Includes:

  • Contractual entertainment
  • Birthday Party Leader
  • 1 hour activity time
  • 1 hour in party room
  • Tablecloths, cake plates, cups, napkins, utensils and generic birthday decorations

You Provide:

  • Cake, juice, and any other refreshments
  • Goodie bags unless upgraded party
  • Minimum on one (1) and no more than six (6) adult chaperones

Balloon Animal Party

Ages 3 & up (Parent drop-off party) | $350

Balloon Animals are a huge hit at birthday parties! Now, your party can have balloon animals being made non-stop for 45 minutes by the Magic Team of Gary Kantor! Dogs, butterflies, swords, giraffes, and more! Kids will do more than just play with the balloons. They will also get to decorate their animals with stickers and markers. At the end of the party, all the kids will get to take home their very own collection of assorted balloon animals. Max 20 kids.

Party Includes:

  • Contractual entertainment
  • Birthday Party Leader
  • 1 hour activity time
  • 1 hour in party room
  • Tablecloths, cake plates, cups, napkins, utensils and generic birthday decorations

You Provide:

  • Cake, juice, and any other refreshments
  • Goodie bags
  • Minimum on one (1) and no more than six (6) adult chaperones

Kindermusik Party

Ages 1-3 | $290

Looking for a unique way to celebrate your child's birthday? We have the perfect solution - a customized musical birthday party! Kids LOVE music, and there's no better way to involve the whole crowd than to throw a musical birthday party with dancing, instruments, and singing. Your Kindermusik educator can plan a general music-themed party, or she can customize the music and activities to the theme of your choice - themes like going to the zoo, under the sea, on the farm, things that go, and more! Max 15 kids.

Party Includes:

  • Contractual entertainment
  • Birthday Party Leader
  • 1 hour activity time
  • 1 hour in party room
  • Tablecloths, cake plates, cups, napkins, utensils and generic birthday decorations

You Provide:

  • Cake, juice, and any other refreshments
  • Goodie bags
  • Minimum on one (1) and no more than six (6) adult chaperones

Magic Show Party

Ages 4 & up | $350

Make your party unique, entertaining, and memorable with the incredible magic of 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. There will be lots of audience participation and laughter. Max 20 kids.

Party Includes:

  • Contractual entertainment
  • Birthday Party Leader
  • 1 hour activity time
  • 1 hour in party room
  • Tablecloths, cake plates, cups, napkins, utensils and generic birthday decorations

You Provide:

  • Cake, juice, and any other refreshments
  • Goodie bags
  • Minimum on one (1) and no more than six (6) adult chaperone

LEGO Party

Ages 4 & up | $350

We're building a LEGO party and you're an important piece! Join the building crew for fun and games. Let's connect and party. Max 20 kids.

Party Includes:

  • Contractual entertainment
  • Birthday Party Leader
  • 1 hour activity time
  • 1 hour in party room
  • Tablecloths, cake plates, cups, napkins, utensils and generic birthday decoration

You Provide:

  • Cake, juice, and any other refreshments
  • Goodie bags
  • Minimum on one (1) and no more than six (6) adult chaperones

Minecraft Party

Ages 7 & up | $350

Grab your pickaxe and creep on over...it's a Minecraft party with Computer Explorers. With our private network, you and your friends will work in multiplayer mode as you mine, craft and build together to survive. Max 20 kids.

Party Includes:

  • Contractual entertainment
  • Birthday Party Leader
  • 1 hour activity time
  • 1 hour in party room
  • Tablecloths, cake plates, cups, napkins, utensils and generic birthday decorations

You Provide:

  • Cake, juice, and any other refreshments
  • Goodie bags
  • Minimum on one (1) and no more than six (6) adult chaperones

Outdoor Sports Party

Ages 3 & up | $275

Have All Star Sports Instruction run the chaos of an amazingly fun sports party! All the structure, fun, and equipment is provided. The only thing you have to do is choose what sports you want to play! Max 20 kids *May-September Booking Only.

Party Includes:

  • Contractual entertainment
  • Birthday Party Leader
  • 1 hour activity time
  • 1 hour in party room
  • Tablecloths, cake plates, cups, napkins, utensils and generic birthday decorations

You Provide:

  • Cake, juice, and any other refreshments
  • Goodie bags
  • Minimum on one (1) and no more than six (6) adult chaperones