Princess Fun for Girls
Many girls dream of being a princess, and love to incorporate that dream into their lives while they play and indulge in all things "girly". Jean Lemke and Nina Taluc, co-founders of kidwinks.com, are here today to share with us some of the Chicago area businesses that specialize in pampering and celebrating the princess in your life. All of these businesses and more may be found on their free website, www.kidwinks.com.
For many more ideas on year-round and seasonal kid-friendly events and activities, restaurants where kids eat free, party places, camps and more, visit www.kidwinks.com, their terrific website that gathers the best of Chicago area family fun into one easily searchable site.
Sweet & Sassy
Sweet & Sassy is the ultimate salon, spa and party place specializing in girls' celebrations. With a child-friendly fashion runway, pink party limo, pop-star and princess parties and an offering of spa inspired services tailor-made for the toddler to 'tween' crowd, this fast-growing franchise operation aims to provide children with the ultimate in full-service pampering, all in a fun, age-appropriate way.
Where: Two locations: 1730 W. Fullerton, Chicago and 3041 Butterfield Road, Oak Brook
Cost: Varies by service
Ages: Toddlers to 'tweens
Kreative Kreations offers the ultimate in fun for girls and specialize in bringing the party to you. There are many party themes to choose from so girls can enjoy activities like making their own beauty products, being pampered with spa services, making jewelry, making stuffed pink poodles or dolls, or even hula dancing.
Where: Based in Glen Ellyn, but specialize in coming to your location
Cost: Varies by party theme and group size
Ages: Toddlers to teens
A Fairytale Ballet
A Fairytale Ballet is a creative movement program that utilizes children's literature, costumes, props, and classical music. The Fairytale Ballet class has a creative movement and ballet curriculum specifically for children 18 months to 8 years. They introduce the movement through a new story each week. This class comes complete with beautiful costumes and props that will capture the child's imagination.
Where: 3234 N. Southport, Chicago
When: Schedule of classes and camps varies
Cost: Varies with class/camp
Ages: 18 mos. 8 years
My Party Princess
My Party Princess is a children's full service party facility which hosts girls dream birthday parties...princess, diva, spa, pop star, & pajama parties. They also offer weekday playdates, either during their summer drop-in hours, or by appointment at other times of the year, where girls can come in to dress up, have a tea party, and pretend to be a princess.
Where: 1118 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
When: Open 7 days a week for parties or play dates
Cost: Varies by party
Ages: 4 - 12
The beautiful princess-themed baked goods we brought with us today are from Deerfields Bakery, which is a family-owned business located in Chicago's north and northwest suburbs. They are passionate about food, decorating and baking, and are known for their delicious cakes, cookies, breakfast pastries, and cafe food. They also offer gluten-free products, which are baked in their Schaumburg bakery, which has a designated gluten-free area.
Where: 3 locations: 25 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg; 813 N. Waukegan Road, Deerfield; and 201 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove
When: Mon-Sat 6am 5:30pm; Sun 7am 2pm.
Ages: All Ages
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Kidwinks.com is a boutique website that caters to today's generation of parents who are time-crunched, socially conscious and internet reliant. Kidwinks provides one-stop access to information about kid-friendly events, activities, restaurants, shops and services in the Chicago area. There is no charge to use kidwinks and membership is also free. Members enjoy additional benefits including email reminders and the ability to sort search results by distance from their home. Developed by two Park Ridge, IL moms, kidwinks has grown to thousands of members. For more information, please visit www.kidwinks.com.