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 Swim Time: Big Surf Wave Pool

Let your Big Kahuna hang ten with his buddies on his next birthday at Big Surf in Mt. Prospect. The professionals at the Mt. Prospect Park District-run pool will organize the festivities, which include a celebratory birthday meal of hot dogs, pizza or sandwiches. They’ll also put up a big sign so everyone at the pool will know just who the birthday king or queen is for the day! Birthday parties can be planned Monday-Friday from noon-7 p.m. or Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

1000 W. Central Rd.
Mount Prospect, IL
847-255-5380
Online: mppd.org

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

— Jo Aaron