There’s one place to be right now — outside! Make the most of the sun and throw an outdoor birthday party. We found great places to live it up, from the back deck of a play space to a playground with water sprinklers. Click through the slideshow for nine options.

For a Cool Patio: Little Beans Cafe

I scream, you scream, we all scream for an outdoor ice-cream birthday party in the city! The popular play space known for its cool city theme, has an outdoor area with an ice cream shop that can be booked for private parties. Each party includes two hours of birthday fun on the deck and in the ice cream shop where up to 15 guests (and 30 adults) will enjoy 30 scoops of ice cream as they catch some rays in a contained space. Don’t worry about rainy days — the good people at LBC will just bring your party inside. Party packages start at $200 and add-ons are available. Parties can be booked from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturdays or 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sundays. Parties are available during the week, too.

1809 W. Webster St.
Bucktown
773-251-1025
Online: littlebeanscafe.com

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What is your favorite place for an outdoor birthday party? Let us know in the Comments!

— Jo Aaron