Welcome to Stateline Kids 2019-2020 Ultimate Kids Birthday Party Guide for the Rockford area!
If you’re planning a kid’s birthday party in the Rockford, Roscoe, Machesney Park, Loves Park, Rockton, South Beloit or Beloit area, you need this guide! We’ve compiled a list of venues, entertainment, rentals, bakeries, and party supply stores in Winnebago, Boone, and Rock counties to make it easy for you to plan an amazing party for your amazing kid.
This guide is divided into categories so you can jump down to the area that interests you or scroll through for ideas.
Indoor Venues | Room Rentals |Outdoor Venues | Party Rentals | Entertainment | Bakeries | Party Supplies
Indoor venues are a great option all year long. Your kids can run around and burn off energy from the sugary cake plus you don’t have to worry about how the weather will be on the day of the party! There are many indoor options in the Rockford area including arcades, play places, skating rinks, art studios, and more. Here are the places in the Rockford area where your child can have an indoor party.
Birthday Party Packages
Coral Cove offers two party packages, one for the arcade and one for the bounce houses. Both packages include a 2-hour dedicated party room, party host, table settings and tablecloths, 100 tickets for the birthday child, vouchers for free tokens on next visit for each guest, and slushies.
Pricing starts at $16 per child depending on party and number of guests.
Discovery Center Museum
Discovery Center has birthday parties down to a science! Parties are easy, fun-filled and unforgettable. Our experienced staff will assist in making your child’s party one to remember. Your child’s party can consist of either a Birthday Party Package or a Party Room Rental. Either way, kids are bound to have lots of fun!
Birthday Party Packages
Packages using the special birthday party room are $260 for up to 20 people. Room Rental without package is $85 and receive discounted Museum admission wristbands for your party: $7 per person up to 20 people.
- Two (2) hour private use of special party room with separate entrance from museum
- Invitations (you can pick them up from the Museum or we can mail them to you for $2.00)
- One “Happy Birthday” dessert plate, cup, and napkin for each guest
- Admission into our museum for each party guest and time to explore
- A Discovery Center staff person to help assist with the party
- Add Goodie Bags (with a free pass) for $5 per bag
Dolphin Swim Club
Say goodbye to the stress of event planning and celebrate your child’s next milestone at Dolphin Swim Club! From invitations to clean up, we take care of every detail, so you can relax and enjoy making meaningful memories with your loved ones. Each party includes a dedicated host to attend to your needs and a lifeguard to ensure your guests are safe while in the pool.
Gymnastic Academy of Rockford
Children will have fun in the gym with an inflatable, obstacle course, competitive trampolines, and free time in the gym. In Rockford, birthday parties are a combination of Backyard Adventures with GAR’s Club XRKade and the gym. Parties are fun-filled excitement with the MASSIVE Backyard Adventures play set, foosball, air hockey, XRKade games and much, much more.
Gymnastic Academy of Rockford Trampoline Park
Celebrate a birthday at the trampoline park! Parties are hosted every day of the week. Parties are two hours and include 13 jumpers, 80 minutes of jump time, 40 minutes in the party room, invitations, a party host and one free jump pass for the birthday child. GAR South also offers private two hour rentals that include 25 jumpers.
|2 Froggy Jumps|
|Bath and Body |
|Board and Brush|
|Boone County |
|The Cherry Bowl|
|Chuck E. Cheese|
|Don Carter Lanes|
|Forest Hills Lanes|
|Rock River Valley YMCA|
|Sips and Sprinkles|
|SmARTy Pants Rockford|
If you’re looking for a room to rent for a first birthday party, there are several places around the Rockford area that can provide a space for your party. Many allow you to bring in outside food and drinks. Call to confirm when you book.
|Atwood Center Lodge|
|Loves Park City Hall|
|Porter Park Cabin|
|YMCA Log Lodge|
|Washington Park Community Center|
For spring and summer birthday parties, an outdoor venue can’t be beat! Enjoy the too-short Midwest summer by having a party outside. We have several fun water options and outdoor activity centers in town. Here are some great places you can host an outdoor birthday party in the Rockford area.
|William Grady Pool|
If you’d rather host your kid’s birthday party at your home or a local park then you may be interested in renting something to make the party even more fun! There are many rental options including inflatables, water slides, carnival games, cotton candy maker, popcorn poppers and more. Here are the places where you can everything you need to throw a fun backyard party in the Rockford area.
|About the Bounce|
|Brent’s Bouncin Inflatables|
|Jumping Beans Inflatables|
|Rafael’s Party Rentals|
|U Gotta Jump|
What’s a party without some entertainment? There are several clowns, balloon artists, princesses, superheroes, and other character performers available for parties in the Rockford area. Hiring one of these local artists is sure to make your party a hit with all the kids.
|Cutie Faces and Friends|
|Dabadooya & Company|
|Ms. Twisty Pants |
Once Upon a Dream Performances
|Pickles the Clown|
|Storybook Birthday Parties|
If you need cake, cupcakes, or other baked goods for your child’s birthday, we have some fantastic options in the Stateline. Here are the bakeries and talented bakers in the Rockford area who can whip up something delicious and fantastic for your kid’s birthday.
|By The Dozen|
|Erica Koren Cakery|
|The Gluten Free Girlfriend|
Party Supplies and Decorations
Balloons, streamers, flowers, plates, cups, and other themed decorations are the little touches that make a party memorable! If you’re looking for amazing decorations and supplies for your kids birthday party, be sure to check out these local party supply stores in the Rockford area.
|Glitz and Go|