Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I pay for my party?
A $150 deposit will be due at booking to secure your date. We will keep your credit card on file and run the final payment 10 days before your event. If you need to change payment methods contact us before the final payment is due. Any time overages will be charged to the credit card on file.

What if my guest count changes prior to the party?
We can make changes to your contract up to a 10-days before before your party date. If your numbers go up or down, we will adjust your final payment accordingly. Any last minute changes we will try to accommodate, but can not guarantee.

What if I need to cancel my party?
Your party may be canceled up to 10 days prior to your event for a full refund. You will be refunded your $150 deposit 10+ days before your event of you cancel. If it is canceled 9 days or less, you will NOT receive a refund on your deposit.

Can my party be longer than 2 hours?
No. We have found that 2 hours is a perfect amount of time for the curriculum structure along with the children’s energy and attention span. Since we booked birthday parties back to back- we can not extend your party time. A $75 fee will be added to your account if you remain in the space 30 minutes past your party.

Will I be able to speak with the instructors before my party?

Yes. You will be assigned a lead instructor who will contact you 2-4 days prior to your event. The goal is for your lead instructor to learn more about your awesome child. This is a great time to ask more specific questions. You will also be communicating with our administrative staff one week leading up to your event to discuss details and final head count.

Where are the birthday parties held?
We are a martial arts school and a gym. Our parties are held on the training floors. One area is covered in turf and our training studio has a matted floor. Children will not be running freely throughout the gym and none of the equipment may be used by any guests during the party. We keep the kids engaged in various physical games and drills in these two main training areas.

Can I have my party at an offsite location?
Yes. We do parties at residences, gymnasiums and park districts. Please refer to our Offsite Party section.

Where do the children eat?
In the boxing area. If you want tables and chairs for the kids, please let us know. Otherwise, many parties have the kids eat on the floor. We ask that the parents hand the children their food. Our instructors are not able to know details about kid’s allergies and dietary restrictions. Our staff will assist, but we ask that the host and parent guests choose the food that is placed on the kids’ plates.

Where should we park?
There is lots of street parking on Racine. We also offer free parking in the lot behind our building. This lot is shared with the Lifestorage Building. It’s access is off of Jackson Blvd. If your guests park in the lot, they need to walk around the block from Jackson, south Racine.

What type of utensils/paper products should I bring?
We have knives and servers for your cake. You will need plates, table clothes, napkins, cups and eating utensils. We have a small refrigerator in our lounge that you may use.  It is a great place to put your cake or even adults beverages should you choose.

Can we take photos?
Of course-in fact, we insist! Our instructors are great at coordinating group photos between the last activity and cake. Otherwise, get pictures while the kids are in action throughout the party. We always appreciate any pictures we can we can use for our website and testimonials! If you want to set up some great shots, let the instructor know you want their assistance in staging great pictures.

Can I refrigerate food?
Yes, if it fits in our mini-frig.

How many parties do you offer a weekend?
We have the ability to facilitate 4 parties a weekend.

Can we have the party catered or make our own food?
Yes, you are welcome to bring food from anywhere. You may also bring your own beverages. We are also happy to offer suggestions, but we do not provide the food service.

Can I put up decorations?
We prefer that decorations are not hung. We do not allow anything to be taped to our walls. Balloons are great additions. If you love balloons, we suggest two arrangements, 1. for the front door, and 2. for the cake table or gift bag table. Our space has high ceilings so balloons and decoration get lost in our space. I do not suggest balloons on the table with the food and beverages as they often cause items to be knocked off the table.

Can I bring a piñata?
We do not facilitate pinatas.

When can we arrive for our birthday party?
We suggest arriving no more than 20-30 minutes before your event starts. 

POW! Kids

310 South Racine Avenue,

1st Floor South,

Chicago, Il 60607

Phone. 312-829-7699