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 Park Perks: Commercial Club Playground

Cool off guests with an outside playground party complete with built-in water sprinklers. Booking a room at this playground's rec hall means you’ll have an air-conditioned spot for cake and decorations, but you can also play on the outdoor playground equipment and run through the park’s sprinklers. Don’t want to go inside at all? Pick up a permit to reserve picnic tables or the baseball field. Due to scheduled park programming, check the park’s schedule for open times before planning your party. Party room rental starts at $50/hour.

1845 W. Rice St.
West Town

Photo: Chicago Park District

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

— Jo Aaron