We’re always looking for new places to host our kid’s parties, but affordability is a key factor in our decision making process. Local dad’s teamed up to find their favorite birthday party locations that doesn’t break the bank.


Forest Hills Lanes

The team at Forest Hills Lanes never fails to go above and beyond. Their birthday parties come LOADED with birthday fun, letting you take a hands off approach to your party planning. Birthday parties include: 1 Hour of bowling (included balls, rental shoes, and bumper lanes), 1 Hour of party time in their private banquet room, Food for every kid, Your choice of pizza or hot dogs, Soda or lemonade, Ice cream, A ‘loot bag’ or every guest, A FREE bowling pass for every child’s next visit, Table settings, Invitations, and a Party hostess

The birthday honoree also receives their own bowling pin and a balloon. All of this fun wraps up for only $10.95 per child.

For more information about booking a party at Forest Hills Lanes, give them a call at (815)654-3900





NickelWorld is well known for their large arcade of classic games at affordable prices. What many people don’t know about is their classic game themed party room available for rent. Their birthday parties include FREE admission for up to 40 guests and access to over 100+ games. The birthday child also receives one free roll of nickels and 100 free tickets to be redeemed for prizes. Every child receives 50 free tickets as well. All of this class arcade fun comes for only an $80 room rental fee and there is no minimum per child token purchase required.

For more information about booking a party at NickelWorld, give them a call at (815) 877-2771








Monkey Joe’s

Filled from top to bottom with TONS of bouncy houses and slides, Monkey Joe’s is a kids favorite. Their offer different party packages, letting you pick the package that best suits your group and budget. All of their parties include:
Unlimited play for all children
Private party suite for 2 hours
Monkey Joe themed tableware and souvenir cups
Party Host for serving and clean up
Monkey Joe themed digital invites
Special gift for the birthday child
Exclusive visit from Monkey Joe or Jane

For all of this full-day fun, the pricing starts at only $200 for 8 children.

For more information about booking a party at NickelWorld, give them a call at (815) 399-5637



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