Birthday Party FAQ

Q: What is the cost for birthday parties at the REC?

A: You can invite up to 20 children, including the birthday child. Birthday party rates are $175 for residents/$200 for non-residents and is $5 for each additional child. 

Q: What rooms are available for birthday parties?

A: Depending on the size of the party, a variety of rooms may be available. Usually 2 rooms will be used for a birthday party. One room is used for presents and food. The other room is used for games and activities. Please email Todd Weber,, with the specific date(s) you are looking for to see what rooms are available.

Q: Do you provide staff to run the birthday parties?

A: Yes. Each party has 1-2 birthday party leaders who will help setup, decorate, assist with food/drinks, cleanup, and run the games/activities. Parents are responsible for behavioral issues and discipline.

Q: What do you provide for the party and what are we responsible for?

A: We provide the room, tables/chairs, tablecloths, streamers, balloons, birthday party signs, and cleanup. You are responsible for food/drinks, plates, napkins, silverware, and any additional decorations you’d like.

Q: Can we come ahead of time to help setup and decorate?

A: You are welcome to come 30 minutes before the start of your birthday party. 

Q: What games/activities do you offer for the birthday parties?

A: Some of the games have included: basketball, dodgeball, kickball, relay races, potato sack races, parachute games, musical chairs, pin the tail on the donkey, soccer, etc. If your child has a specific game he/she would like to play, please address this when making the party reservation. 

Q:  How does payment work?

A: Payment is due in full at least 1 week before the birthday party date. Once the fee has been added to your household account, you may pay over the phone by Visa or MasterCard (847-669-3180 ext. 0) or pay in person at the REC Center Registration Office by cash, check or credit card.