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 Cosi's Catering Manager. for more information.


  • 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

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

    • Camera and Extra Batteries


    • Extra Containers
    • Aluminum Foil

    Birthday Party Reservations

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


    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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