It is never too early to plan for your kiddo’s birthday party because it takes up so much of your time and money! The mention of the extravagant party that your kiddo attended last week strikes your heart with a cold knife as you imagine how much you need to spend on your kiddo’s next birthday party just to up the level.
Well, fret not! As fellow sufferers of extravagant parties, we know the pain. That’s why we have come up with a list of affordable locations to celebrate your children’s birthday (and impress all the other parents), without burning a large hole in your wallet.
Movie-theme party at home
Movie night is a great way to entertain children as long as you are screening something of interest. You can even try for a movie marathon for the children like the trilogy of Despicable Me / Minions movies. The vital elements for a movie theme party are popcorn (plenty of them), a beautiful carpet that you can quickly clean out, some decorations for the walls, a projector, a laptop or mobile phone and possible movie ticket-themed invites! As for the venue, you can take advantage of your HDB flat or your condominium function room as these do not add to your cost.
Budget Level: $
Parks are free to use in Singapore and a fantastic place for a children’s party. We recommend both East Coast Park and Tanjong Beach on Sentosa because they have stretches of beach that are less crowded as compared to other parks. The wide-open space, fresh air and water for a cheeky splash are all free options, and you can even hold a BBQ party if you like. Otherwise, cater the food, and you will have more time for fun with the children. If you are going to hold a large-scale celebration, it may be wise to inform NParks or the relevant authorities beforehand as parks do require permission for a huge event.
Budget Level: $-$$
If you have energetic boys who love Thomas the Train, T-Play is the perfect birthday bash venue. It is an interactive transportation-themed indoor playground for kiddos aged 6 months to 12 years old. Located in a 4,200 sqft area inside HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok, it is a kiddo wonderland filled with ball pits, trampolines, slides and other interactive play. The birthday party options start at $330, and you can expect top-notched customer service from its experienced team.
Budget Level: $$$
Laser Quest is perfect for older kids 8 years and above. It is the ideal action-packed birthday party for boys and girls who love a bout of healthy team competitions. The unique lighting, high-octane music and smoke machine are all great addition to an exciting birthday party that the kids are not going to forget. There are also team competitions that are suitable for team-oriented activities during the party. You can find Laser Quest at both HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok and Tampines. The birthday party packages start at $355.
Budget Level: $$$-$$$$
Party at Animal Resort
If you have pretty princesses who are not into laser tag, there is something much gentler for them. Animal Resort in Seletar provides the perfect cutesy birthday party with tame farm animals such as fish, turtles, parrots, cockatoos, bunnies and even a resident horse! Besides enjoying an afternoon with these animals, Animal Resort offers catering and game activities to up the notch for an already fantastic party. Rates start from $150. Do take note that the budget for Animal Resort can become pricier if you include all the optional packages such as food catering and game activities.
Budget Level: $$-$$$$