Birthday Parties

We offer fun-filled two-hour parties for children that starts with an educational talk and a behind-the-scenes shelter tour. A party coordinator will help you with game and craft suggestions. The children will be able to take photos and interact with our shelter animals dependent on availability of appropriate animals and comfort level/behavior of party guests. And, of course, there is time for presents and cake!

A minimum donation of $125 (for weekdays) or $150 (for weekends) includes: services of a party coordinator, educational talk and shelter tour, paper goods, and a special gift for the birthday child. We do require a 50% deposit ahead of time.

Food and drinks are not supplied by NAHS, but you are welcome to bring pizza, cake, goodies, drinks, decorations, etc. at your own expense.

Parties are scheduled during times that our shelter is not open to the public, and also depend on party coordinator availability.  Weekend parties are held from 9:30am-11:30am Saturday or Sunday and weekday parties are scheduled when we are not open to the public (usully on school holidays!).

Space is limited to 10 children and no more than 15 people total. To schedule your party please call Kristen, the Humane Education Manager, at (630) 420-8989 ext. 117 or send an email.

NAHS has a partnership with Two Bostons Pet Boutique and Gourmet Bakery!  Now the birthday child can register for pet gifts at any one of the Two Bostons locations.  With every purchase, Two Bostons will donate a toy.  They even provide beautiful invitations and gift wrapping!



***We are in need of volunteers ages 16+up to help with our birthday parties on weekends from 10am-12pm, which would include giving an educational talk/tour and teaching the children how to make a craft of the instructor’s choosing.

If you are intersted in helping out with birthday parties please contact Kristen at (630) 420-8989 ext. 117 or send an email.


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