Birthday party fun isn’t reserved for kids. Even those who have a hefty number of candles on their cake can let loose on their special day. Adult birthday parties provide an enjoyable way to get together with friends and family and celebrate. The Chicago suburbs are rife with exciting birthday party locales sure to bring out the kids in everyone.
The Comedy Shrine
The Comedy Shrine in Naperville is an appropriate place for adults celebrating a birthday looking to unwind and have a few laughs. The venue’s main stage show features professional actors performing skits and improv routines. The audience at The Comedy Shrine needs to stay on its toes—patrons never know when they’ll be pulled in to a goofy sketch during the 90-minute show. The Comedy Shrine readily accommodates parties and will create a scripted comedy skit to honor the birthday celebrant. When the show is over, the party can continue in Naperville’s vibrant downtown bar scene.
The Comedy Shrine 22 E. Chicago Ave. Naperville, IL 60563 comedyshrine.com
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Party-goers can take a step back in time while enjoying Schaumburg’s Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Guests are transported to the 11th century as they take in an authentic medieval tournament, complete with special effects. The audience is encouraged to participate in the show by cheering on their choice weapon-wielding knight in the jousting tournament. Guests won’t go home hungry; they’re treated to a four-course feast while enjoying the show. A vegeterian meal is available. The birthday celebrant will receive royal treatment. The birthday package includes a birthday announcement during the show, a group photo, slice of cake, cheering banner and strawberry slushie in a souvenir castle cup.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament 2001 N. Roselle Road Schaumburg, IL 60195 medievaltimes.com
Saddle Up Saloon & Dancehall
It may be in suburban Chicago, but at Aurora’s Saddle Up, cowboy hats and boots are typical attire. The bar hosts free beginner linedancing lessons Wednesday through Saturday, and plays country tunes throughout the night so bar-goers can show off their moves. In addition to beers on tap, the bar offers a full menu complete with comfort foods like mini barbecue pork sandwiches, boneless buffalo wings and fried pickles. Saddle Up has professional party planners who will work to make the night a memorable one for the birthday celebrant and his guests.
Saddle Up Saloon & Dancehall 4440 W. Ogden Ave. Aurora, Illionois 60504 saddleupsaloon.com
Katherine Hartman started writing professionally in 2008, covering topics such as film, theater architecture and environmental issues. She has contributed to "Cleveland Magazine," "Southeast Ohio Magazine" and "Building Design and Construction" magazine, among other publications. Hartman graduated from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in journalism.