Locations for a Preteen Birthday Party in Chicago

By Jane Rodda
Find just the right place to make the party perfect.
Find just the right place to make the party perfect.

As the largest metro in the Midwest, Chicago has an abundance of attractions, including a long list of ideal places for a preteen birthday party. Whether you have a video game fanatic, science enthusiast or a fashion connoisseur, you will be able to find an excellent party venue in the Windy City.

Excitement in Gaming

Your preteens may appreciate a party at a game center. Ignite Gaming Lounge hosts parties for all ages. It is a video game center with a studio set up for the game Rock Band, several other interactive gaming consoles, a cafe with hot dogs, smoothies and shakes, and all the latest and most popular video games. Another option is to have a laser tag party. Battle Royale is a company that will bring all of the necessary equipment to the location of your choice. It helps with the setup, game direction and cleanup while your preteens get to play.

Energy Burners

Preteens are an extremely active bunch, and finding a venue that provides plenty of high-energy activity is key. Johnny's Ice House is an ice skating rink that will host your party. You can have a broomball party, hockey game or just open skate time. It has a rental space with food and drinks. Diversey River Bowl will throw a bowling party for your preteens, including pizza, soda, cake and two hours of bowling. The birthday guest will get a bowling pin to take home as well. The United Skates of America is a roller-skating rink claiming to have the world's greatest birthday parties. You can choose from a variety of packages that include skate rentals, admission, pizza, soda, a party table, a host and party favors.

Places to Create

Bottle and Bottega is an art studio that specializes in creating a memorable birthday party experience. It supplies the paint, stretched canvas, rhinestones, ribbons and any other supplies needed to create a masterpiece. If an Elephant Can Paint is a paint-your-own pottery facility with birthday party accommodations. Your party-goers can choose from a variety of pieces to paint while the setup and cleanup are covered. Easel Art Studios provides parties for any age. The party is customized around your preteen's interests. It includes art projects, setup, take-down, an art teacher and paper products.

Party and Learn

Perhaps your preteen loves the sciences or is just an avid learner. The Field Museum features an extensive collections of dinosaur fossils, prehistoric cave writings, bioluminescence discoveries and underground adventures. It has a private party room for rent, themed activities for the party and a party host. The Museum of Science and Industry features numerous interactive displays, including weather stations, chemistry experiments, aircraft exhibits and outer space exploration. It has a party package that includes admission to the museum, a private party room and a meal option.

About the Author

Jane Rodda has been a writer since 2004, with articles featured in "Gameday Magazine" and "Urban Family Magazine." She is also the social media director and lead copywriter for a piano instruction website. Rodda holds a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies with a concentration in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University.