Party Planning Tips

Planning Checklist

This planning checklist will help you keep track of the items you will need for a great party:

Food and Drink

  • Refreshments
  • Juice/Pop
  • Cake
  • Ice
  • Cooler (the Museum cannot offer refrigeration)

A wide range of food and drink can be handled by Così® Café. Please call (847) 832-6926 or e-mail catering@getcosi.com for more information.

Tableware

  • Napkins
  • Cups
  • Plates
  • Cutlery
  • Tablecloths
  • Serving Utensils

Birthday Cake

  • Birthday Candles (these are the ONLY permissible open flames)
  • Matches/Lighter
  • Knife/Cake Cutter

Party Items

  • Goody Bags
  • Decorations
  • Tape (painter’s tape only)
  • Mylar Balloons (latex balloons are NOT allowed)

Goody bags are available at the Museum Store. Please call (847) 832-6908 for more information.

Memories

  • Camera and Extra Batteries

Clean-Up

  • Extra Containers
  • Aluminum Foil

Birthday Party Reservations

Tel: (847) 832-6923
Fax: (847) 724-6557
E-mail: click here

Accessibility

Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago strives to be equally available to guests with any level of physical, visual, auditory, or cognitive challenge. Our facility and exhibits were designed using the principles of universal design.
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