Balloons, party poppers, cupcakes, and big beaming smiles – it goes without saying that you want your little one’s birthday party to be all they dreamed of – and more. To help give your cherubs a day to remember, while keeping your stress levels to a minimum, we bring you the ultimate guide to planning the perfect kid’s party.
Decking out your home, welcoming hoards of little ones, and facing the ensuing disaster zone after the fun is over isn’t everyone’s cup of tea – we hear you loud and clear. Not to worry, Hong Kong has loads of kid-friendly venues available for rental across the city. A plain canvas, a pre-decorated space, a helpful team in tow – you name it, we found it.
The White Loft: Wong Chuk Hang
The entrance to this airy, white space may be a little tricky to find, however, it’s well worth the effort. In collaboration with their wonderful party planning team, you can transform The White Loft (pictured) into the venue of your little one’s dreams. Throw a photo booth, picnic-style cinema with hot chocolate and popcorn, or whatever floats your little one’s boat, into the mix, and you’ve got yourself one adorable little affair.
How much: $2,000 – $10,000 (depending on hours rented)
The White Loft, 10/F, Yally Industrial Building, 6 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, (+852) 2818 5870
Treasure Island Group Campsite: Pui O Beach
Fresh air, the great outdoors, and songs around the campfire – sounds good to us! Hire out Treasure Island Group’s campsite near Pui O Beach and watch little party-goers get to grips with tent poles, explore the surrounding natural area, and cool down in the nearby ocean. As the sun sets, it’s time to fire up the BBQ and fill up on sausages and marshmallows. Yum!
How much: $5,000 for half-day; $8,000 per full day
Treasure Island Group, Pui O Beach, Lantau, (+852) 2546 3543
Baumhaus Playroom: Wan Chai
A birch wood treehouse is the star of the show at spacious playroom and coffee lounge, Baumhaus. This party package includes two hours in the playroom, with a 45-minute drama, music, or movement session included in the price. While all the youngsters are busy, you can lay out your homemade party spread over 3 reserved tables in the Coffee Lounge. We hear news of a second branch opening in Tsim Sha Tsui too, so keep your eyes peeled for more information if a Kowloon-side venue is what you’re after.
How much: $3,500 for 10 children (plus $150 per head per additional guest, max 10)
Baumhaus, 36 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, (+852) 2321 5898
Let’s Play Party and Playroom: Sheung Wan
It’s up to you how you spend your time at this Sheung Wan party spot (pictured). Opt for either the 2 or 3 hour package, get some music playing on the mini-speakers provided, hire some entertainment, or just sit back and watch as your little ones whizz around on the toy train track and have a ball with their pals. Take your pick of a light sprinkling or more decadent decorations, whip up a party spread at home, and invite up to 30 guests (adults included) to join in the fun.
How much: $2,000 – $4,500 per party
Let’s Play Party and Playroom, 5/F, Willie Building, 222 – 224 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, (+852) 2815 0308
Panda At Home Room: Lai Chi Kok
Ball pool? Check. Slides? Check. Space tunnel? Check. Professional photographer? Check. That’s right, the modern, 12,000 square-foot Panda At Home Room in Lai Chi Kok provides your very own photographer in the rental fee, so you can rest assured that the whole day will be captured perfectly, without you having to scramble around for your phone every 2 seconds to catch those precious moments.
How much: $4,180 – $6,680 per 3 hours
Panda At Home, Room 1104, 11/F, Block A, Wing Kut Industrial Building, 608 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok, (+852) 2332 3153
Looking for the full package? Then look no further, because we’ve sourced party packages to suit all personalities, in a wide variety of locations across the city. Sporty, hilarious, energetic – whatever your youngsters like to do in their spare time, we can guarantee you’ll find the perfect party for them.
Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park
Featuring 40 trampolines spanning 7,000 square feet of interconnected jumpy goodness, Ryze is a surefire way to get the adrenaline pumping at your kid’s next birthday bash. Their birthday packages include a one-hour flight pass, exclusive use of the party room for 45 minutes after flying, a party hostess to assist with setup and cleanup, table covers, plates, utensils, cups, napkins, and a special shirt for the birthday boy or girl.
How much: $2,700 – $6,200 depending on the number of guests
Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park, Kodak House 1, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay, (+852) 2337 8191
Hong Kong’s premier children’s gym and sports centre (pictured) is the ideal spot for little ones aged between six months and four years old and their pals to enjoy a fun, active birthday party! Electric Bunny’s party package includes birthday decorations, an hour of fun party games, free play in the gym with specialised equipment, cake cutting, and vouchers for everyone!
How much: Contact Electric Bunny for a quote
Electric Bunny, Rm2203, 22/F, Fortress Tower, 250 King’s Road, Causeway Bay, (+852) 2882 3661
Sideways Driving Club
Budding Schumachers with a need for speed will have the time of their lives at Sideways Driving Club. Between 5 and 45 drivers – although 15 is the optimum number with 15 simulators in the club – are invited to strap in, start their engines, and whizz around the F1 tracks in their race car simulators. Driving is hungry work, so we recommend booking the Driving and Pizza package which ensures that everyone is full and ready for the announcement of the top three drivers and prize giving at the end. Ready, set, go!
How much: Prices start at $4,000 per 10 kids
Sideways, LG/F, 1 – 2 Chancery Lane, Central, (+852) 2523 0983
Tikitiki Bowling Bar
Get competitive on the lanes at Hong Kong’s swankiest bowling alley, Tikitiki Bowling Bar. This surprisingly spacious Sai Kung venue is like a world of it’s own, and absolutely perfect for a top-notch kid’s party. The most basic package it a two-hour session, with the option to upgrade to a three-hour-long, themed mermaid or pirate celebration. Strike!
How much: Prices start at $299 per head (minimum 24 children)
Tikitiki Bowling Bar, 4/F, Centro, 1A Chui Tong Road, Sai Kung, (+852) 2657 8488
We know the idea of giving paint to your little ones may terrify you because you’ve seen one too many Facebook videos of how it can all go horribly wrong. Well at Messy Jam you don’t have to worry about a thing. Parents can make their kids’ parties more colourful by opting for the Messy Party packages where canvases, acrylic paints, and other equipment is provided, as well as food and drink so you can sit back, relax, and let your little monkeys run wild with creativity.
How much: $300 – $600 per head / $3,800 – $4,500 per package
Messy Jam, Flat D, 2/F Tai Fat Building, 37 Ko Shing Street, Sheung Wan, (+852) 9366 9836 Maggie / 9125 3579 Gigi
Sweet-toothed birthday girls and boys will love getting hands on in the kitchen at Complete Deelite, our favourite downtown cookery school. Adults are asked to join the party if their little one is aged between 5 and 9 years old, but when they hit double figures, accompaniment isn’t required. Sign up for the workshop of your choice, be it cookies, cupcakes, or even a gravity-defying cake (yes, you read that right). And the best bit? Party guests will bring home their creations at the end of the two-hour session, which means you get to have a nibble too!
How much: $280 – $650 per child
Complete Deelite, 2/F, On Lan Centre, 11 – 15 On Lan Street, Central, (+852) 3167 7022
For a more unique painting experience, it’s time to wave goodbye to the traditional paper and pens and reserve your spot at the Loveramics Repulse Bay workshop, Loveramics. In this modern, airy studio, the birthday boy or girl and a minimum of seven friends, will have two hours to create a pot memento which they can take home and treasure for years to come. Two artistic advisors will be on hand to assist, and unlimited juice and a decorated window to celebrate the party king or queen, are included in the price!
How much: $400 per painter
Loveramics, Shop 207, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, (+852) 2994 1289
Whether your youngster is an active type, sports-mad, or simply a lover of the great outdoors, Minisport (pictured) offers the perfect party package. A mini world cup tournament, two hours of scooting around the park, or a fun-filled games session on the beach – just make sure you’ve got a big party spread prepared for after the fun, because hungry tums are guaranteed.
How much: $2,800 – $3,400 per package
Minisport, (+852) 6183 7084
Home to the largest indoor slide in Asia, an air trek, rock climbing, an obstacle course, laser tag, mini golf, a playground, and a designated toddler area, EpicLand in Discovery Bay promises to deliver an action-packed occasion. The party package includes play-all-day admission for your guests, two hours in the private party room, 20 digital photographs, and party invites – plus, if the big day falls during the week, you can make the most of face painting and temporary tattoos too!
How much: $295 per child (free adult per child entry for kids aged 1 – 12)
EpicLand, G/F, 31 North Plaza, Family Recreation Centre, 96 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay North, Lantau, (+852) 2441 0098
Grab a glow stick, turn down the lights, and you’ve uncovered a whole new world of creative fun. Groups of 20 or more are invited to get dressed up in neon items, dance to the music, and draw all over the walls in light up chalk at Hong Kong’s only black light art studio, Sketch Studios. The deal sounds pretty appealing for adults too, with a private rooftop and no corkage fee available to enjoy while the Sketch Studios team entertains little party-goers.
How much: $250 – $300 per child (minimum of 20 guests)
Sketch Studios, 5/F, Wai Lan House, 12 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, (+852) 5117 5092
Voted Best Gym Party, Little Gym is guaranteed to host the most awesome party of all. Each 1.5-hour session, which can cater for up to 15 children, kicks off with an hour of games and leader-led activities inside the gym. Then it’s onto the themed party room where youngsters can take their pick of Spiderman, Toy Story, Disney princess costumes, and more, while tucking into your homemade snacks and cakes. There’s no need to drag plates and cutlery along to the venue either, as the venue has this covered. The one downside? Little Gym only hosts parties on Sundays, which limits your choice, and means you need to book well in advance.
How much: Packages start at $1,000 for non-members
Little Gym, Suite 601, 6/F, World Commerce Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, (+852) 2368 8777
Whether you’re hosting your kid’s party at home, or fancy throwing entertainers into the mix and your outsourced venue, the options in Hong Kong are exciting to say the least. Petting snakes, banging on drums, or bouncing the day away on a bouncy castle – adults can join in too, right?
Rumple & Friends
Roll up! Roll up! Whether your little ones dream of rocketing into outer space with Astro-naughty, diving down to the bottom of the ocean with Melody the Mermaid, or saving the world with Super Rumple, these hilarious friends (pictured) will entertain them no end. One to two-hour sessions are offered, each of which includes time with your chosen entertainer, a comedy magic show, and themed party games. Plus, you can add balloon twisting, face painting, live bands, and more into the mix too!
How much: $2,800 for 1 hour; $3,500 for 1.5 hours; $4,300 for 2 hours
Rumple and Friends, 504- 505, 5/F, Enterprise Building, 228 Queen’s Road Central, (+852) 9830 8287
With almost 3,000 parties under their belts, the Jurassic Garage team and their animal pals are clearly a winning choice. It’s up to you how cute and fluffy, or creepy crawly you want to go, simply take your pick of the 10 pre-arranged packages, each of which include a gift to take home. It’s exciting, it’s educational, and it’s easy to add on additional services, such as photographers and face painters, should you wish to.
How much: Packages start at $2,800
Jurassic Garage, (+852) 9743 2011
Dee Face Paint
Everything from superheroes to cute kitty cats, Dee Face Paint has got you covered. Parents can choose from hiring their junior painters (at least two) and senior painters by the hour, or even have owner Dee herself give your little ones the makeover that will no doubt put a smile on their faces. Not only that, these folks even offer face paint products that you can purchase yourself and have a little dabble at drawing dragons and butterflies too!
How much: Senior, $1,500 for one hour, $2,000 for two hours; Dee, $2,200 for two hours
Dee Face Paint, (+852) 6592 2236
Face painting never gets old – hey, if we still get excited about it, then we can guarantee your kids will too. With a glowing Localiiz recommendation to boot, the talented FaceSlap team are the obvious choice. Opt for the Junior or Intermediate package, each of which must be booked for a minimum of two hours, and get ready for a truly epic transformation at the hands of these talented artists! You’ll have the jazziest birthday album around – trust us!
How much: Junior, $1,500; Intermediate, $1,600
Face Slap, (+852) 6761 3690
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Delight your little ones with the chance to dance to the beat of their own drum – yes, and make a lot of noise – with Drum Jam (pictured). Taking the biscuit as the noisiest party entertainment around, it won’t take long before everyone is getting stuck in, shaking to the beat like music maestros, and having a real good boogie with their friends.
How much: $6,000 for 60 minute session (for 35 – 50 people)
Drum Jam, (+852) 9750 4212
When it comes to kid’s parties, a bouncy castle is always a guaranteed hit – with both the kids and the adults. With a little help from Toy Club, you can have your inflatable centrepiece sorted stress-free. Simply take your pick of the value or premium range – as small as 2m x 2m x 1.5m, or as big as the 53m x 20m x 11m “SlideZilla” – and rest assured that all of Toy Club’s rental bouncy castles are fire-retardant, tear-proof, and manufactured to the highest commercial standards. Throw a ball pool, a playhouse, and some ride-on cars into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a party.
How much: Value Range, $630 – $2,300; Premium Range, $1,500 – $12,800
Toy Club, (+852) 8216 3870
Take your pick of 12 children’s entertainers, including jugglers, stilt walkers, giant bubble blowers, and multi-lingual clowns, on Clowns.hk. With an impressive list of past clients including Coca Cola, HSBC, Venetian, and Cathay Pacific, these guys really are the cream of the crop.
How much: Contact email@example.com
Clowns.hk, (+852) 2241 4311
Fire up the barbie and throw some sausages on the grill – when it comes to kid’s parties, you just can’t beat a delicious, family-friendly BBQ. Check out our favourite delivery services, Farmer’s Kitchen and Jett Foods, for stress-free BBQ preparation.
Premium beef, lamb, chicken, pork, and top-quality seafood – Jett Foods is a one-stop shop for a premium BBQ spread at quality prices. Plus, you can order your accompany condiments, veggies, and Little Creatures Craft Beer for the dads too. Delivery costs $60, but the fee is waived if you spend over $500.
Jett Foods, Unit 803, Riley House, 88 Lei Muk Road, Kwai Chung, (+852) 2428 7832
Lead by an enthusiastic culinary team with 5 star hotel experience under their belts, Kayobi Kitchen promises a nutritious and delicious spread. Set party menus are available, or you can pick and choose a selection yourself. Mini burgers, delicious pastas, healthy salads, and mini desserts too – creating an irresistible spread for little mouths has never been easier. Plus, you can rent a cotton candy machine ($2,680 per 2.5 hours) and a bouncy castle from this upmarket kitchen.
Kayobi Kitchen, Flat B, 6/F, Derrick Industrial Building, Wong Chuk Hang, (+852) 3568 4245
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With over 12 years of successful kid’s party catering to its name, Shamrock Catering is clearly doing something right. Maybe it’s the competitive Premium Package Menu for 20 children and adults which checks in at $3,000 – or maybe it’s the chocolate fountain, and popcorn and cotton candy machines which cost between $1,900 and $2,500 for two hours of delicious dessert fun.
Shamrock Catering, 19/F, Leader Centre, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, (+852) 2547 8155
Feeling exotic? Youngsters with a soft spot for Japanese cuisine will love the Delicious Bento Boxes. Each box includes three to four dishes, including a mini dessert – hello mini chocolate brownies! Each box will set you back $140, and there is a minimum order of 20 boxes.
Delicious, 13 Po Tuck Street, Sai Wan, (+852) 2559 0144
Offering a colourful spread of kid-friendly party treats, including assorted finger sandwiches, fish fingers, veggie lasagne, and other savoury delights – not to mention the caterpillar desserts, chocolate cake, fruit kebabs, and vanilla eclairs – Sweet Secrets is guaranteed to keep little tums happy. Opt for the Afternoon Tea, Classic, or Lunch party sets which range between $90 and $190 per head, or take full control with the A La Carte Menu. The online ordering form is easy to navigate too, just remember to give the team at least two weeks notice before you collect your spread in store or await delivery.
Sweet Secrets, 35 Graham Street, Central, (+852) 2545 8886
Forget finger food, Chit Chat allows you to throw your youngster a full on banquet! Opt for the Deluxe Kids Party Package, which checks in at $5,750 for 50 guests, and you’ll be treated to three hours of waiter service at a banquet table with Roast Pork Cheek, Fish & Chips, a Cantonese Dim Sum Platter, and Pineapple Fried Rice with Seafood – to name but a few – gracing the table. Alternatively, tuck into the cheaper Kids Birthday Party package, which feeds 30 guests for $2,850 with a variety of noodles, salads, and appetisers. Yum!
Chit Chat, Flat 16, 22/F, Honour Industrial Centre, 6 Sun Yip Street, Chai Wan, (+852) 2967 5028
Classic Cake: Complete Deelite
If you’re looking for a classic birthday cake, complete with high-quality decoration of your choosing, then Complete Deelite (pictured) is the place for you. Traditional flavours, delicious frosting, and impressive craftsmanship on your choice of cake or cupcake, makes this Central bakery an absolute gem. Flamingo cupcakes, towering rainbow cakes, Disney characters, edible underwater scenes – you name it, Complete Deelite can whip up your vision in the kitchen no problem.
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Cookie Cake: Sugar Sisters
The traditional sponge and icing combo isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but who even cares when you have the option of a giant cookie cake? Delight little cookie monsters with an alternative birthday cake courtesy of our favourite baking duo, the Sugar Sisters. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, you can also customise the cookie with your little one’s favourite candies and flavours.
How much: $400 per cake
Sugar Sisters, (+852) 9852 1509
Donut Tower: Buttery Factory
No, you’re not dreaming – birthday donut towers are a real thing. At the Buttery Factory (pictured) you can opt for one large donut cake, adorned with smaller donuts and other sweet treats, or take your pick of the mouth-watering flavours and fashion a tower yourself. Guaranteed to win over little party guests – well who can resist a donut – you won’t believe how fast the plate will clear.
How much: $28 – $35 per donut; $289 – $369 for cakes of 1 – 3 layers
Buttery Factory, Shop P434, World Trade Centre, Causeway Bay, (+852) 6696 3826
Ice Cream: Hey Yo
Without doubt the coolest cake on our list, Hey Yo is the go-to parlour for ice cream cakes in this city. Classic cakes and decadent designs make up the selection, with dinosaurs, noodles, monkeys, and rainbow trains catching our eye.
Health Concious: The Cakery
Bringing a more health-conscious option to the birthday table, The Cakery (pictured) can create paleo friendly, vegan, vegetarian, organic goods using natural ingredients such as coconut oil, dates, and gojiberries. That’s not to say your youngsters will notice the difference, with these healthy spreads rivaling the full sugar options in both taste and appearance.
How much: From $800
The Cakery, Shop 301, Landmark Atrium, Central, (+852) 6683 3833
Shop 124, Lee Garden Two 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, (+852) 2816 1838
Mor’s Cake Boutique
Fondant 3D cakes, buttercream designs, Frozen cakes, Iron Man cakes, Barbie cakes, macarons, cupcakes, cake pops – you name it, this bakery has baked it. The attention to detail and perfect finish of each product makes Mor’s Cake Boutique stand out from the rest. Plus, the Facebook page is fantastic for inspiration, with a portfolio of creative bakes to browse.
How much: Call for a quote
Mor’s Cake Boutique, (+852) 6896 0695
Heart balloons, unicorn balloons, number balloons, giant balloons, emoji balloons – you name it, Party City (pictured) has it. Simply browse the online selection and order through the website or send them a WhatsApp. We love the Tassel Garlands which come in a rainbow of colours, including pink, gold, green, purple, and ocean blue for $160 a pop.
Party City, (+852) 9440 2255
If variety is what you’re after, then Matteo Party is the place you need to be. It’s definitely not the cheapest option, but as the largest party supplier in Asia you can pretty much guarantee that you’ll sort all the decorations and party bags in one trip. Balloon bouquets are just the start of the story, with cardboard cutouts, personalised outfits, and novelty toys up for grabs too.
Matteo Party, 03 – 04, 20/F, Shun Hei Causeway Bay Tower, 492 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, (+852) 2342 8887
Offering a range of party accessories to suit different budgets, this one-stop shop for balloons, costumes, piñatas, candy, and accessories currently has two branches in Central and Causeway Bay, with two more planning to open soon in Repulse Bay and Discovery Bay. If you need some inspiration, check out the Theme page which lists all the decorations you need to pull off a range of popular parties – jungle animals, Finding Dory, pirates, princesses, and more! Just take your pick and click click click, or go one step further and enlist the help of the Party Time party planner service.
Party Time, Unit 1902 Hing Wai Center No. 7 Tin Wan Praya Road Tin Wan, Aberdeen, (+852) 2555 0431
Party for Less
Throwing the party of the year on an attractive budget is something we are totally on board with. Offering incredible value for money, this San Po Kong store has an online ordering system as well – just in case you don’t have time to check out the goods in person. Pick up 25 party bags for as little as $16, and piñatas, table covers, badges, and balloons for similarly competitive prices.
Party for Less, 16/F, Unit A, 8 Luk Hop Street, San Po Kong, (+852) 2351 6286
Pick up more balloons than you can shake a stick at, plus Frozen and pirate ship pinatas, party hats, streamers, bunting, and everything you need to deck out your table. And don’t forget the goodie bags. Thank goodness we’ve found a one-stop shop for the perfect party bags, with all the tiny toys and sweet treats you need in store.
Simply Love, 7A, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38 D’Aguilar Street, Central, (+852) 2810 6223/ (+852) 2810 6081
Yes, we know that invitation via text, Facebook, and email is all the rage these days, but there’s no denying that a colourful, hand-written invitation adds a special touch to the whole occasion.
A variety of quaint, customisable designs are available from online service, Poppy’s Trunk (pictured). Printed within two working days on 380GSM premium card stock, and for a competitive price of $250 per 12 invites including envelopes, this is one to note down. A fan of the Poppy’s Trunk style? Check out the candy bar setups and party packages too!
How much: $250 per 12, A5 size invitations
Poppy’s Trunk, (+852) 9164 7406
Love My Designs
Take your pick of the customisable Love My Designs invitation selection, or go off piste and give the team a call to create something totally unique. Upon payment, you will receive a design proof within 48 hours – when you’ve approved that it’s printing time. Fast forward five working days and your invitations, printed on luxury 300GSM coasted paper, will arrive on your doorstep.
How much: $400 per 10, A5 size invitations
Love My Designs, (+852) 9736 2972
Can’t face organising the party by yourself? Hand it over to the experts and avoid the pre-party stress altogether.
An extravagant event planning service (pictured above) with previous customers including Dolce & Gabbana and CHANEL.
(+852) 5199 9743
Chunk Onion is one of the city’s favourite kid’s party planners owing to its superb group of professionally-trained performers and entertainers.
(+852) 3188 1874
Themed parties are the speciality of Magic Express, with everything from the dress code to the party games tying into the birthday girl or boys chosen activity, character, or interest.
(+852) 8114 2368
Specialising in organising creative, fun, and unique children’s parties, Sweet Soirées promises the best entertainment, custom-made cakes, and party decor for your little ones.
(+852) 2818 5870