Balloon Animals Party: Balloon Creations, Balloon Decor, Balloon Twisting, Face Painting, Games, Basic Cheek Art, Costume Characters, Gift Stuffed Balloons, and More.  Holiday theme entertainment for Halloween and Christmas such as Mrs. Clause or Santa's helper elf.  Service  Area: West and Northwest Suburbs.  Ask about Chicago.  Terms: Services 100% Trade Materials are cash.  Some costumes require cash for rental.  Location: Naperville, IL  Contact: Heather Buchmeier  Telephone: 630-689-3573

Creative Celebrations: Unique party planning and full-service event coordination.  We focus on birthdays and special events for children and adults of all ages.  Creative Celebrations specializes in children's theme parties such Chocolate Factory, Messy Fun, Music in Motion, Gross Me Out, Adventure Fear, Rock Star, Beauty Shop, and over dozen more. Location: Wheeling, IL  Contact: Amy or Neil Rubenstein  Telephone: 847-372-9622

Family Fun Zone: Roller skating, laser tag, arcade, and food service for birthday and private parties.  Offering Family 4-Pack certificates good for you and your children 14 years old.  Includes 4 Regular Admissions, 4 Skate Rentals, 4 Games of Laser Tag, 1 Large 1 topping Pizza and 1 pitcher of soda.  Location: 2333 Theodore St., Crest Hill, IL  Contact: Chris Cottrill  Telephone: 815-729-9191  Accepting Special Certificates.  Order 4-Pack Certificates from AOB @ T80.00. 

Funtime Services Party Rentals & Entertainment.  Inflatable Bouncers/Moonwalks, Carnival Games, Inflatable Slide, Bungee Run available for rent.  Indoor inflatable play for your next birthday party, field trip or school event.  Balloon Decorations!  Popcorn, Cotton Candy, and Snow Cone machines available for rent.  In stock supplies available on trade.  More than 50 costumed characters available such as Spiderman, Santa, Easter Bunny, etc.  Contact: Stacie Welle Telephone: 630-922-6100, email 

The People's Choice Family Fun Center: Family entertainment, 43,000 square feet facility for all ages houses 150 arcade games, mini golf, and food service.  Available for birthday parties, private room rentals, family fun, school & camp field trips, and  corporate/group team building events.  Rental and sales of DVD's, Blue Rays, & video games also available!  Food Service: Serving pizza, rib tips, burgers, snack food, Hershey's ice cream Shoppe, soft drinks, and beer.  Terms: 100% Trade for all entertainment, food services, pre-viewed  movies and video games.  New movies and video games are cash only.  Accepting AOB scrip and phone authorizations.  Phone authorization required reasonable prior notice.  Monthly billing available for frequent guests.  Sales tax where applicable is cash.  Location: 2411 Grand Ave., Waukegan, IL  Contact: John Sarantakis  Telephone: 847-336-5700  Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.

Pump It Up Glenview: Indoor inflatable play arena featuring huge air-filled play structures with separate party rooms for your next private party or group event. Terms: Mon - Friday Generally Available.  Food, Beverage, and party extras cash only. Location: 1857 Elmdale Ave., Glenview, IL  Contact: Adam Bandari  Telephone: 847-904-7867

Pump It Up Gurnee: Indoor inflatable play arena featuring huge air-filled play structures with separate party rooms for your next private party or group event.  Location: 4995 Varsity Dr., Lisle, IL  Contact: Geetha Bandealy   Telephone: 630-310-5700

The Little Gym: The premier children's motor skill development program in the world.  Proven curriculum that builds coordination, balance, rhythm, flexibility, & self confidence.  Parent/child classes, gymnastics, karate & sports skills classes.  Ages 10 months to 12 years.  "Ask about our Awesome Birthday Bash!"  Location: 1368 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, IL  Contact: Bill Walenda  Telephone: 


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