The years are flying by and the kids are growing up soooo quickly. Treasure these moments and create memories by throwing a brilliant bash for your (not-so) little one’s next birthday. We’ve found four exciting places that are sure to have the birthday boy or girl grinning with delight. But, to before you find the venue, a few things to think about before.
Birthday Party Checklist
- Come up with a budget and stick to it.
- Decide on a theme – princesses, Transformers, dogs, music – whatever takes their fancy!
- Choose a location – at home, or at your kid’s favourite activity centre or restaurant – and be sure to make an advance reservation!
- Create a guest list and send out invitations as early as possible to prevent any disappointments.
- Order the birthday cake, or decide what type of cake you want to make.
- Plan the food. Choose to self-prepare food or get a caterer, and find out if any guest has special dietary needs.
- Think about what to include in the goodie bags.
- Decide on the decorations.
- Plan some short, fun party games (for ideas head to expatliving.sg/living-in-singapore) – but do remember to allow time for mingling, too!
- Most importantly, don’t stress! Try to enjoy the day as much as your child does.
Ages: 3 and above
Cost: From $39 to $59 per child
Location: #09-01 Cathay Cineleisure, 8 Grange Road
Bookings and more: bounceinc.com.sg
Your little ones will literally jump for joy with a birthday celebration at BOUNCE. They’ll get the chance to try out different trampoline zones and have a blast playing dodgeball and more, while the older kids will love X-Park, a Ninja Warrior-like obstacle course that will have them climbing, running, leaping and even zipping down a flying fox.
After all that jumping, fill hungry tummies with a variety of kid-friendly and tasty eats (including vegetarian options). There are three party packages, which include handy extras like party invitation artwork and, in the premium package, goodie bags. All packages come with an hour of jump time, an entertaining party host, the use of a private party room and some special treats for the birthday boy or girl. Bring your own cake along for a small charge, or have the team at BOUNCE get one for you.
“Thanks for making my daughter’s party so stress-free! I really appreciate the awesome party hosts taking care of every detail, including the balloons and goodie bags!” – Jamie Yeo
Ages: 3 to 12
Cost: From $32 per child
Location: Hall D, Science Centre Singapore
Bookings and more: Call 6275 0013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A nature-filled birthday at Butterflies Up-Close at the Science Centre Singapore gives you the chance to get near to insects as well as to other small animals – it’s lots of fun and an ideal learning opportunity!
Become a fairy for the day with the Fairy Wings package and you’ll spend time not only with butterflies but also with chicks, hamsters and even gerbils in the Animal Zone. Explore the variety of fruit trees and vegetables in the Ecogarden, or embark on an adventure with creepy crawlies – beetles, stick insects and more – with the Bug Bash package. You might even catch a glimpse of a huge Atlas moth!
Aside from gorgeous views of the butterfly enclosure from your party room, and guided tours of the exhibitions, for that special touch you can also choose to have face-painting or balloon-sculpting. Special e-invites are available, and there are party packs for little ones to take home. What’s more, a McDonald’s Happy Meal is included for each of your little guests, along with entry to other fun exhibitions in the centre
Tanglin Arts Studio
Ages: 4 to 12 Cost:
From $280 to $1,000
Location: Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park
Bookings and more: tanglinartsdancestudio.com
Looking to throw a bash for your little performer? Make their dreams come true with a dance party at Tanglin Arts Studio. They’ll get to choose a theme and their favourite type of dance: ballet, jazz, hip hop, Disney – you name it, they’ll soon be busting moves with the help of qualified dance instructors. Younger ones will be well-entertained, too, with fun games and a dress-up corner. The studio can also provide yummy snacks, drinks, tableware and decorations for the day, and they can pack take home goodie bags with snacks and knickknacks. You can hold the party either at the studio or at another location.
“Lilly and her friends had a great time celebrating her birthday at Tanglin Arts Studio. The party was well organised and structured, the set-up was lovely, and the food was tasty. The girls dressed up, got tattoos, enjoyed fun dance games and learnt a short dance routine. At the end of the party, they performed for us and went home with a nice goodie bag.” – Kate Blossom
Ages: 5 to 16
Cost: From $53 per child
Location: 21 Jurong Town Hall Road
Bookings and more: snowcity.com.sg
Give your little one a cool and snowy birthday treat at Snow City. Kids will have the time of their lives sliding down the 60-metre snow slopes, rolling around in snow and building snowmen. There’s no need to bring any winter wear along – jackets, boots and gloves will be ready when you arrive. So will the party room, decorations (balloons and a birthday banner), delicious food and an exciting 30-minute science show for the kids. You can also choose to include invitation cards, a mascot and storytelling sessions in the snow chamber.
Looking for an extra-special touch? Try the Snowy Princess package and get your cameras ready for a princess mascot appearance and face-painting. Or choose the Arctic Theme Party package and snap some shots against a polar backdrop. Meals aren’t included but you can opt to cater from onsite vendors or from your favourite restaurant.
Awesome Cake Ideas
Why not whip up one of these creations for an extra special treat?
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