Bubbles Academy now has multiple birthday celebration options – Nature Playground Birthday Parties, Virtual Birthday Parties and Custom Songs & Adventures!
Nature Playground Parties
Bubbles Academy offers small group parties on the Nature Playground! We know so many little ones have had very little access to outdoor spaces to play, and we’re excited to offer you and your loved ones with a safe and open place to celebrate!
Available now through September 26th
90 minutes of private access to the nature playground and tent space
Saturdays: 1 PM or 3:30 PM
Sundays: 10:30 AM or 1:00 PM
Up to 12 children, 6 months and up
Up to 20 adults, total guest count may not exceed 32 people
Face coverings are required for adults and children over the age of 2
Updates starting July 4th:
- Masks are required for all guests over the age of 2 when entering the building to use the restroom, and when interacting with our staff.
- Mask wearing is no longer required outdoors.
- Capacity update: Up to 18 participating children, ages 9 months-9 years old. There is no longer a limit on adult guests, but we can only provide seating for 20.
90 minutes of private access to the nature playground including a tree fort with slide, saucer swing, balancing ropes, grassy tunnel, climbing tree and loose nature parts
Private access to tented outdoor space adjacent to the playground, including:
– 2 kids tables with up to 12 kids chairs
– Up to 5 six-foot tables with your choice of tablecloth colors. (2 tables for adult seating, 2 for refreshments, 1 for gifts/favors) and 15 adult chairs
– Up to 5 highchairs available upon request
- Indoor access for restroom use only (face coverings required for ages 2+)
- Parking spaces available for guests
- Access to the playground & tent area 15 minutes prior to your party for setup
- 2 Bubbles staff members will assist in setting up your party tables & lead a bubble-filled goodbye at the end!
- Optional teacher-led 30 minute activity for an additional fee: Music & Movement, or Adventure
- Optional light 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, there is no access to refrigerators or freezers, so please plan accordingly. No grills, alcohol or nut products allowed.
Check out more photos of the playground here!
Pricing & Details
Open play party: $350
Teacher led party + Open play: $500
Choose from music & movement or adventure – scroll down for themes! Music & Movement available on Saturdays, Adventures available on Saturdays & Sundays.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your date.
In case of rain, 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 Precautions
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
- Face coverings required for adults and children ages 2 years and older
- 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.
Music & Movement Themes
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!
Join us as we travel down to the farm to sing some of our favorite barnyard tunes. We’ll find Old McDonald, meet some of his animal friends, and explore our farm through music and movement!
Beach Party Tunes
Dip your toes in the sand or dive right in to our beach 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!
Rock ‘n’ Roll Boogie
Looking for something with a little more spunk? Look no further than our Rock ‘n’ Roll Boogie Bash! We’ll mix in some kid-friendly music by some celebrated pop and rock artists to jam along with our rockstars-in-training!
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!
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!
Enjoy the bright and beautiful day around us with some sunny day songs inspired by the weather and nature around us! Tiptoe through the garden, grow big and strong like the trees and shine on like the sun!
Colors galore! Red like a firetruck, orange like a lion! Join us as we sing our way through the rainbow and dance along like things of every color!
Sweets ‘n’ Treats
Nom nom nom! Tunes so sweet, they’re good enough to eat! Join as we sing some of our favorite food based songs whether breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert!
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.
Pirate & Mermaid, 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!
Long ago the dinosaurs roamed the earth… and now they’re back on our playground! Can you stomp like a T-Rex, fly like a Pterodactyl, or sneak like a Raptor? Let’s see if you have what it takes to hang with the dinosaurs.
Grab your binoculars! Come along as we explore the jungle and look for all it’s special creatures. We’ll run with the cheetahs, fly with exotic birds, and swing like monkeys on this birthday-tastic safari! What’s your favorite animal?
3…2…1..Blastoff! Hop in your rocketship and come explore the wonders and mysteries of the galaxy and beyond in this out-of-this-world adventure party.
Oh no! The colors are missing! Join us as we set off on a search for the missing colors of the rainbow. With your help, hopefully we can reunite them all for a big colorful celebration.
Jeté, Tendu, Plié! Dancers assemble and we’ll twirl, leap, and stretch our way through a moving and grooving ballet dance party – no tutus required!
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.
Can you sneak, jump, and ROAR like a monster? Brush up on all the essential monster skills, but be careful not to scare the grown-ups!
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
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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!!"
"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!"