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Party a la Carte



Party a la Carte

You bring the friends, we'll bring the fupartyalacarte_finaln!

Choose from the menu of activities and add-ons to create the perfect party tailored to you and your friends. Talk to our party planner about your expectations and any special accomodations you will need.

All events will be held at Park District facilities—Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center, Oak Park Conservatory and Cheney Mansion.

Experiences are for a maximum of 12 guests. For those parties that are per person, a minimum of 6 guests required.

How does it work?

  • You pick a theme or activity
  • Invite your friends
  • Leave the rest up to us—We will lead the activities and entertain the guests
  • Enjoy your party and bask in the compliments!

Fill out the interest form and someone will contact you.  Please allow a two week minimum lead time to plan your party. Dates and times are dependent on facility and instructor availability. Parties are open to all ages. Beer and wine service can only be added if all participants are over 21 years of age. Base fee includes party materials, instruction, and facility. A la carte items are an additional charge.

Need more information? Contact mike Loszach at 708-725-2110.

Start planning your party now!

Party Options


Create 1–2 uniquely designed pieces to adorn your home year round or seasonally. All materials and instruction included. Two-hour party.

Choose from:
1. Wood Signs (seasonal or monogram)
2. Canvas Painting
3. Mason Jar Design

Cost: $40 per person

Baking at Cheney Mansion

Our instructor will help you make a variety of desserts learning different techniques along the way. Recipe options for each party will be provided when booking the class based on seasonality and guest preference. Three-hour party.

Choose from:
1. Cocktail Themed Desserts
2. Chocolate Lovers Dream  
3. French Pastries  

Cost: $60 per person

Cooking at Cheney Mansion

party_cookingWork with our Chef to design an experience your guests will enjoy. Design your event to include anything from basic kitchen skills to full themed-meal preparation utilizing fresh and seasonal ingredients. Three-hour party.

Cost: $60 per person


Pick from a selection of themed dance events—1920’s Charleston, Salsa Sensation, Hip Hop Crew, Reggae Dance Hall, Hollywood Hits, That 70’s Show, or the Excellent 80’s. Our instructors will teach you the choreography and get your guests moving. Perfect for wedding parties, birthdays, staff nights, girl’s nights and more! 1.5-hour party.

Cost: $300 for up to 12 guests

DIY Skin Care

Make your own beauty products to pamper yourself. Leave with a starter kit of products to enjoy at home! All materials and instruction included for this two-hour party.

Cost: $40 per person


Don’t laugh at your friends, laugh with them! Life is stressful, remember how to play with an
evening full of props, thinking on your feet, and belly laughs— anyone can do it! 1.5-hour party.

Cost: $300 for up to 12 guests

Jewelry Makingpartyjewlery

Create a beautiful piece of wearable art while learning basic jewelry techniques and skills. All materials and instruction included. Two-hour party..

Cost: $40 per person

Outdoor Ice Skating at Austin Gardens

Enjoy a winter outing of ice skating with access to Austin Gardens and the outdoor rink. Weather
permitting. Skates provided. 1.5-hour party.

Cost: $200 for up to 12 guests

Botanical Designwreathparty

Learn the basics of creating a beautifully artistic piece with plants, and make one to take home. All materials and instruction included. Two-hour party.

Choose from:
1. Floral Arranging
2. Terrarium Construction
3. Wreath Decorating (Décor changes seasonally)

Cost: $40 per person

The Great Escape

Modeled after escape rooms, work with your friends to solve a series of mysterious puzzles. 1.5-hour party.

Cost: $150 for up to 12 guests

A la Carte Add-Ons

Beer & Wine Service (21+ only) $8/person (Two drinks per person)

Sweet or Savory Bites $6/person

Juice, Soda, & Coffee $3/person

Yoga (mats included) $12/person (Add 1 hour to party)

Fire Pit, Hot Chocolate, & S’mores $50 (Add 45 minutes to party)

Start planning your party now!

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