You invite the guests and let us help you throw a spectacular party! For further information, call the contact person listed below for each theme.

Please note:

  • Parties are limited by the availability of the facility and staff.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve your date.

Wildlife Discovery Center Party

Interact with wildlife! The WDC provides an entertaining, interactive, and educational experience for birthdays or other celebrations. Each 90-minute party includes tables and chairs in the hay barn, adult supervision, a 30 to 45-minute wildlife program featuring live animals, illustrations, and crayons for coloring, and a VIP tour of the wildlife exhibits.

Location: Wildlife Discovery Center

Contact: Rob Carmichael, 847.810.3663,

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Dance Parties!


$300 Resident $360 Non Resident

Parties can be booked on a Saturday or Sunday only.


  • 2 1/2 hour studio rental
  • Set up and take down of tables and chairs
  • One hour of staff led instruction
  • One party planning phone call with staff to discuss theme
  • Themed craft for party attendees
  • Basic party paper products
  • Saturday start times between 1 - 4pm
  • Sunday start times between 10am - 2pm


Return form and payment to: Lake Forest Recreation Department, 400 Hastings Road, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045.

For more information contact Valerie Gonzalez, Director, Lake Forest Dance Academy. email:

Art Parties at Stirling Hall

Arty Party

The birthday child picks from a variety of ceramic pieces, such as dog or cat banks, star boxes, or sock monkeys. Each party guests will create their own masterpieces by painting their ceramic piece with colorful acrylic paints. The second half of the party is spent celebrating in our gallery room with cake, ice cream, and gifts. Our staff will seal each project while the birthday group is celebrating. All projects made at the party will be ready to go home that day.

Clay Creations

Prior to the party, the birthday child selects from one of our four specialty birthday projects: Animals, Plates, Treasure Chests or Mugs. Guests will make the chosen project out of clay and paint it with underglazes in the hand-building room. The second half of the party is spent celebrating in our gallery room with cake, ice cream, and gifts. Artwork made at the CLAY CREATIONS party are not ready to pick up for two weeks. Projects need to be fired in the kiln once, clear glazed and fired again. These parties are held at Stirling Hall, 60 East Old Mill Road. Please contact Debbie Lerman at 847-810-4688 for availability and fees.

Location: Stirling Hall Art Center

Contact: Debra Lerman, 847.810.4688

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Theme Parties at Everett

We are not currently offering themed parties at Everett. Contact John Eldridge, 847.810.3940, with any questions.