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BIRTHDAYS

Bubbles Academy has multiple birthday celebration options – Indoor parties at 900 N. Michigan, Outdoor Nature Playground Birthday Parties, Virtual Birthday Parties and Custom Songs & Adventures!

Birthday Parties at 900 N. Michigan

Bubbles Academy now offers small group indoor birthday parties in the bright and whimsical Bubbles Academy space at 900 N. Michigan! 

Saturdays 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Sundays 11 AM – 1 PM, 3:30 – 5:30 PM

  • Up to 12 participating children, ages 9 months – 9 years
  • Up to 24 adult guests
Details
We provide:
  • 30 minute themed teacher-led activity
    • Music/Movement (best for ages 1-3)
    • Imagination Adventure (best for ages 3-6)
    • Custom Art (best for ages 4-7)
  • Private access to the art classroom for the duration of your event, including:
     – 2 kids tables with up to 12 kids chairs
     – 2 six-foot tables: 1 for refreshments, 1 for gifts/favors
     – 4 cocktail tables for adults
     – Highchairs available upon request

  • Bubbles staff members will set up your party, lead the activity and a bubble-filled goodbye at the end!
 
You provide:
  • Catering arrangement with Aster Hall, or individually prepackaged snacks
  • Optional cupcakes or birthday dessert of your choice
  • Beverages for your group – individually prepackaged
  • Ice for beverage buckets
  • Any necessary utensils, plates, cups, napkins, serving items, etc.
  • Optional decor: Must be freestanding or placed on tables, with the exception of 3 wall spaces where existing clips may be used to hang banners or decor items. 

Please note: No alcohol or nut products allowed.
We do not have access to refrigerators or freezers, but we can provide drink buckets if you bring the ice!

Pricing & Policies
 

Event pricing: $700
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your date.
Limited time offer: Currently enrolled families are eligible for a $100 discount!

The remainder of the party balance will be charged on the day of your event. In the event of a cancellation, the deposit will be placed on your Bubbles Academy account as a credit for future use. 

Parking passes for the 900 Self-Park garage may be purchased in advance for you and your guests at an additional charge of $10/car for 3 hours of garage access. Full count required one week prior to your event.

Covid-19 Safety

Our goal is to allow for you to celebrate in the safest way possible. Our rules and regulations are based on the scientific and data-driven guidelines from the CDC, the City of Chicago, and IDPH. We ask for your help in ensuring your guests follow these rules. 

Bubbles Academy’s commitment includes:

  • A clean party space with freshly sanitized surfaces
  • All props used will be distributed individually and sanitized between uses.

Safety regulations for you and your guests:

  • Strict adherence to the guest limit stated above
  • Guests who have recently tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19, are under a travel quarantine outlined by the City of Chicago’s Travel Advisory, or are showing any symptoms of illness should NOT attend the event.
Birthdays at 900 Party Themes

Music & Movement Themes (Ages 1-3)

Classic Birthday Boogie

Shimmy and sing loud and proud to kid classics like “The Wheels on the Bus” and “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” We will celebrate the birthday kid through music that everyone knows and loves!

Ocean Party Tunes

Dip your toes in the sand or dive right in to our ocean party music. We’ll visit some of your favorite under the sea creatures and soak up some rays on the shore. Don’t forget to bring your sunglasses and splash along!

Safari Party

Listen to the rhythm deep in the jungle! Grab some binoculars and keep those eyes peeled for lions, tigers, and bears! Oh my! We’ll sing and dance with all our favorite safari animals!

Transportation Bash

Fasten your seat-belts — this party is full of drive, fly and zoom action. If you have your own little speed racer, this bash is the perfect song-filled vehicle to celebrate a birthday!

Yoga Bash

Buddha Belly Kids Yoga will lead a private children’s yoga class, where you will explore yoga through poses, movement, and relaxation while encouraging creativity and fun!

 

Imagination Adventure Themes (Ages 3-6)

Enchanted Forest

Need a little magic? Join us as we travel through the Enchanted forest to get to the royal ball! Unicorns, Fairies, and Dragon or two! Who knows what we’ll find in this fantastical time.

Under the Sea

Time to set sail on the S.S. Bubbles. Join the pirate crew to sail across the deep blue sea. You’ll meet all your favorite ocean creatures as you help the mermaids and save the day!


Superhero Training

Do you have what it takes to save the world? Superhero students will fly into the “training center” for lessons in speed, morphing, balance, agility and strength in this SUPER celebration.


 

Custom Art Party (Ages 4-7)

The Bubbles Academy Art Experts will dream up an age-appropriate art project that fits your party theme, and lead everyone through the process of creating their own masterpiece!  Also includes a collaborative art piece that all party guests can contribute to, as a take-home gift for the birthday child!

Nature Playground Birthday Parties

Outdoor Birthday Parties on the Nature Playground are back at 2184 N. Elston! We’re excited to offer you and your loved ones an open safe, tented outdoor space to celebrate!

Available May through October
Saturdays 1:00 – 2:30 and 3:30 – 5:00
 PM
Sundays 10:30 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 2:30
 PM

  • Up to 18 participating children, ages 9 months – 9 years
Details
We provide:
  • 90 minutes of private access to the nature playground including a tree fort with slide, saucer swings, grassy tunnel, climbing tree and loose nature parts. Check out more photos of the playground here!

  • Private access to tented outdoor space adjacent to the playground, including tables, chairs & tablecloths. Highchairs available upon request.

  • Indoor access for restroom use only

  • Parking spaces available for guests

  • Access to the playground & tent area 15 minutes prior to your party for setup

  • Bubbles staff will assist in setting up your party tables & lead a bubble-filled goodbye at the end!

 
You provide:
  • Optional snacks and beverages for your group – individually prepackaged is best!

  • Optional cupcakes or birthday dessert of your choice

  • Any necessary utensils, plates, cups, napkins, serving items, etc. 

  • Setup and cleanup of food items

Please note: No alcohol, nut products, or grills allowed.
We do not have access to refrigerators or freezers, but we can provide drink buckets if you bring the ice!

Pricing & Policies
 

Event pricing: $400
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your date.

The remainder of the party balance will be charged on the day of your event. In the event of a cancellation, the deposit will be placed on your Bubbles Academy account as a credit for future use. 

In case of inclement weather, you may choose an alternate date, or apply your deposit amount to a future party or class enrollment at Bubbles Academy.  There are no refunds, and we are unable to move your party indoors.

Covid-19 Safety

Our goal is to allow for you to celebrate in the safest way possible. Our rules and regulations are based on the scientific and data-driven guidelines from the CDC, the City of Chicago, and IDPH. We ask for your help in ensuring your guests follow these rules. 

Bubbles Academy’s commitment includes:

  • A clean playground with freshly sanitized surfaces
  • Space in the tented area of the parking lot adjacent to the playground to allow for adequate social distancing
  • Access to Bubbles Academy’s restrooms, but no other indoor facilities
  • Staff members will wear face coverings for the duration of your event

Safety regulations for you and your guests:

  • Strict adherence to the guest limit stated above
  • When entering the building or interacting with staff, face coverings are required for adults and children ages 2 years and older (regardless of vaccination status) 
  • Guests who have recently tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19, are under a travel quarantine outlined by the City of Chicago’s Travel Advisory, or are showing any symptoms of illness should NOT attend the event.

Virtual Birthday Parties

Bubbles Academy is now offering virtual birthday parties, hosted via Zoom! Your 60-minute virtual party experience includes:

  • 30 minute teacher-led activity: Concert or themed imagination adventure (scroll up for themes!)
  • Teacher-led portion is customized for your child with their favorite activities and songs
  • Teacher-led Happy Birthday with live music
  • Zoom meeting may be left open for another 30 minutes for families to chat and kids to visit
  • Recorded video of custom interactive class portion sent to family after the party
  • Virtual Party Price: $150

Custom Songs & Adventures

Celebrate a birthday, special occasion or just spread some cheer with a custom song or mini-imagination adventure! Both options are delivered via video for you to keep and play as much as you would like!

Custom Song: Provide info on your child’s favorite things, and we’ll turn it into a personalized original song just for them!
Mini-Adventure: 5 minute adventure, customized to your requested theme!

  • One week lead time requested
  • Choose between a custom song & mini-adventure
  • Request your favorite teacher, pending availability
  • Limited-time launch pricing: $50 per song or adventure

Birthday Love

Dina I.

"I knew going into it that it would be a fabulous time, but I was really blown away by how on top of it the staff was in terms of timing and fluidity. There was something new to happen for the kids so exploring and playing never stopped. With the energy that my little guy had, I was actually nervous about walking into the room with the blocks and tunnels and the staff assured me that it would change up after the music and they were right and very smart. The kids warmed up to the blocks and tunnel, engaged in the music without too many distractions then had a blast with the whole array of open play toys, to the point that we extended it! I also appreciated the fact that I didn't have to look at my watch once. The staff alerted me when something was about to happen. That is something that all parents are constantly doing at parties because they want to keep the flow going without the party going too long (or kids getting hangry) and I did not have to worry the whole time we were there. THANK YOU beyond words!"

Julie W.

"I want to thank you so much for coordinating a fabulous party that as one guest said was a "massive success"! Brittny did an outstanding job engaging/entertaining the kids through the creative movement activities and Zoe and the other facilitators did a top notch job managing the agenda and keeping events on schedule. It was truly a wonderful party and ran smoothly thanks to the staff preparation. The facilities are really great space for hosting a party and seating for eating in addition to clean and inviting. Thank you and their party was everything I had hoped for them."

Teresa L. 

"Bubbles went beyond our expectations. The open play was perfect for our kids and their friends. There were also some nice touches that we we weren't expecting (like the minion sign-in card, the minion projection in the food area). Without even asking, the decorations really supported our minion theme. Tyler and the staff made the party a success. They were so helpful with the setup and getting the kids from the play area to the food area. I also liked that the kids can go back to the play area after food. I also really appreciated the staff having the kids put on hand cleaner before going inside the food area. And Tyler cut the cake perfectly!"

Olivia C.

"The entire process was seamless - from my initial call, to receiving the party packet information and contract, to the day-of set up. It was perfect. Seriously. The room layout was ideal for our party size, the staff was so helpful in setting up all my pinterest inspired DIY decor; they were especially helpful in just managing everything. I didn't have to worry about anything, but watching our sweet baby girl interact with every body! Thank you to Bubbles for creating a wonderful first birthday memory!!"

Olga G.

"What a fantastic space for big kid-friendly gatherings!!! I hosted a big 150 ppl Heritage Night event there and I cannot even begin to describe how wonderful it went thanks to this great spot with extremely helpful staff and perfect layout. Everything from their high tech music equipment to awesome toys made our party a huge success. Sierra and her helpers were super accommodating, fulfilled every request we had, helped us to set up food and cleaned the whole place afterwards! And all of this for a very reasonable price!!! Definitely coming back to host another school event at bubbles!!! Those guys are priceless!"

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