Party FAQ's

In case you haven’t noticed…WE LIKE TO PARTY! Our bright, modern play space and café provide the perfect backdrop for memorable, stylish events that you, your guests and of course, your little ones won’t forget!

The possibilities are endless, which can be both amazing and possibly a little overwhelming! To help get you started on your quest to throw the best bash ever, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions that we receive about hosting a party at Waterlemon. We hope this helps you get a handle on the logistics so you can focus on the fun!
 
And when you’re ready, book your party online or call us to get started!

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Q. What are your party package options?

A. We have two!
SWEET SOIREE $575                        PARTY OF THE CENTURY $875

**While we currently require the birthday boy/girl to be a maximum of 6 years old, we are hoping to offer party options for kids ages 7-12 in the coming year.**

PLEASE NOTE: children of ALL AGES are welcome as guests at Waterlemon parties!

Q. What time slots are available for parties?

A. Parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays only!

10:00am – 12:00pm (set up/clean up = 30 minutes before/after)
2:00pm – 4:00pm (set up/clean up = 30 minutes before/after)
6:00pm – 8:00pm (set up/clean up = 30 minutes before/after)

Additional time can be purchased for $75/half-hour and is based upon availability.

Check availability   

Q. How do I know which dates and times are available?

A. It’s so easy! Check out our booking calendar. Available dates and times are clickable!

Q. Does Waterlemon provide food and/or drinks?

A. It depends on which package you choose!

Our “Party of the Century Package” includes 3 large cheese pizzas, a large Nothing Bundt Cake in your choice of flavor, bottled waters for all guests and juice boxes for all children. You are also welcome to bring in additional food if you so choose!

Some of the restaurants we recommend for catering are:

Blackberry Market – 10% off all catering for parties at Waterlmon (delivery to Waterlemon required)
Lucca’s Ristorante – 20% off all catering for parties at Waterlemon (delivery to Waterlemon required)
La Pain Quotidien (Naperville) – 10% off all catering for parties at Waterlemon (delivery to Waterlemon required)
Fourteensixteen
Corner Bakery
Panera Bread

We also offer a super cute, fun and yummy cotton candy cart for rental on-site, a Super Sweet Sugar Bar, a BYOWine option and our Unlimited Coffee & Tea service as party add-ons. These extras can be added to either package! 

Q. Are there restrictions on what we can serve for food?

A.
The only restriction we have is that food cannot be cooked on-site. However, you are welcome to bring in any catered or homemade food you’d like! Stuck for what to serve? Check out our photo gallery for inspiration!

Q. I know we can bring in alcohol, but are there restrictions?

A. The BYOW add-on allows you to bring in wine and sparkling wine ONLY – no beer, hard liquor, hard cider, etc. Also, we have a strict 6 bottle limit for wine and sparkling wine and these items must be put on the countertop facing the café so we can help you monitor your guests' consumption and ensure no little hands get hold of a bottle. You should plan to bring in your own ice, beverage bins and cups! 

Q. Are there any restrictions on decorations?

A. Due to the brief turn over time between party time slots, we kindly request that your decorations be mess free! Please avoid things like glitter, confetti, and sand that linger long after the party is over. Pinatas are also not permitted nor are sparklers or sparkler candles. Other than that, pretty much anything goes! If you’re unsure, just give us a shout to doublecheck.

Removable command hooks are required to hang wall décor.

Inquire via hello@waterlemonkids.com for info about floral arrangements, balloon garlands and arches.

Q. Are there any restrictions on entertainment?

A. There are very few: No face painting, glitter, bubbles or pinatas allowed. No PA systems with loud speakers.

Magicians, movie characters, yoga teachers, musical groups and more are welcome with prior management approval. Due to the quick turn over time between party time slots, we kindly request that your entertainment be mess free.

Q. What is the maximum amount of people Waterlemon can accommodate for a party?

A. We’ve found that the comfortable occupancy for our space is up to 45 total people, that is children and adults combined.

All packages include the private rental of the café seating area, which will accommodate formal seating for up to 20 children and 12 adults. Additional pop-up chairs may be available upon request.

**Please note: While we currently require the birthday boy/girl to be a maximum of 6 years old, we are hoping to offer party options for kids ages 7-12 in the coming year.**

PLEASE NOTE: children of ALL AGES are welcome as guests at Waterlemon parties!

Q. Does Waterlemon handle set up and clean up?

A. Set up: A Waterlemon staff member will be on hand to assist, but hosts should plan to lead the charge with set up.

Clean up: While a Waterlemon staff member will be on hand to assist, party hosts are responsible for cleaning up after their parties. An additional fee may be charged for excessive spills, messes or damages. Cleaning supplies and trash bags will be provided by Waterlemon.

Q. I can't find a venue to host my 7-12 year old’s birthday party. Can you help?

A. We’re working on it! While we currently require the birthday boy/girl to be a maximum of 6 years old, we are hoping to offer party options for kids ages 7-12 in the coming year.

PLEASE NOTE: children of ALL AGES are welcome as guests at Waterlemon parties!

Want to be the amongst the first to know about these developments? Join the Waterlemon Social Club to receive email updates and promotions for all things party at Waterlemon!

Q. Do you guys do the balloon arches?

A. We don’t do the balloon arches in-house; we only supply helium-filled balloons at this time. While you are welcome to use any company you like, we do have a few companies we use frequently and
L-O-V-E!

Float
IG @float416
Ph: 708-261-8963

Luft Balloons
IG @luft.balloon
info@luftballoonstore.com

Paris 312
IG @shopparis312
Ph: 312-242-1825 

Q. We will only have 5 children attend the party, can you do a discounted rate? 

A. Unfortunately, no. We do not discount our party packages based on the number of guests. This is simply because the events are private, which means we have to close our play area to the public regardless of how many children and adults attend. We’ve had parties with as few as 3 children right up to parties with 20 and everything in between!


For any other questions you may have that are not listed above, please reach out to us via hello@waterlemonkids.com

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