How to plan a kids’ party in Singapore: clowns, photobooths, bouncy castles and more

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Planning on throwing your kid THE party of the year? Here’s the scoop on the best birthday party entertainers in the city, including face painters, magicians and bouncy castle vendors

We do love a good birthday party here at HoneyKids, and whether we’re hosting one or going to one, we love the magic of a happy child and a really good slice of cake. But what makes for the ultimate children’s party in 2018? A jumping castle? A photobooth? Face painting and magicians? All of the above? Whether you’re planning a celebration at home or a throwing a bash at one of these rockin’ party venues, fun activities and good entertainment are the key to keeping the kids enthralled, happy and the small host the talk of the classroom the next day. So, to make that magic happen, you’re going to need our guide to the bounciest bouncy castles, funniest magicians, most talented face painters and biggest photobooths in the party entertainment world right here in Singapore…

PARTY PLANNERS 

The Party Elves

Look to The Party Elves if you want to throw an unforgettable kids’ party. This bespoke party planning service has got everything covered so you can relax and enjoy the day, from coming up with your party theme, organising the catering, venue, invitations, entertainers, goodie bags and even cleaning up after the celebrations. The party planning service starts from $1000 and it’s famous for its attention to detail and dedication in helping you achieve absolute party perfection. The founder of The Party Elves is also a little bit famous – read about Aarathi Arumugam in our salute to Singapore’s mumpreneurs.
Party Elves, e. hello@thepartyelves.com, p. 9883 9671; www.thepartyelves.com

Little House of Dreams

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How about this nautical themed dessert table by Little House of Dreams? Life sure is better under the sea! Image courtesy of Little House of Dreams.

If you’re looking to throw a fab, swoon-worthy kid’s party, you need to look up this party powerhouse. Little House of Dreams doesn’t just specialise in cool custom cakes and spectacular cupcakes; this dream team can whip up picture-perfect dessert tables, flawless styling and spiffy decor. Forget scouring through decor supplies and partyspiration on the internet– your kid’s celebration is safe in its hands. The basic styling service includes consultation, concept design, sourcing, transport, tear down and labour. Other add-on services include custom-made invitation cards, backdrops and confetti. We also highly recommend the dessert tables – they’re always a sure-fire hit at any party – and the service includes rental of cake stands, tableware, decorations and backdrop.
Little House of Dreams Baking Studio & Retail Counter, Block 8 Dempsey Road #01-14, Singapore 247696, p. 6472 4977, e. hello@littlehouseofdreams.com; www.littlehouseofdreams.com.

Party Mojo

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Party Mojo’s spectacular fairy-themed desserts for one very lucky birthday girl. Image courtesy of Party Mojo.

With Party Mojo, you can be sure that every little detail will be taken care of. Whatever your party theme – nautical, pirate, lego – it can cater to them all! Those throwing MEGA parties will be delighted to hear of the carnival-themed package, which includes bouncy castle rental and free popcorn.
Party Mojo, 2 Jurong East St 21, IMM Building #04-33V, Singapore 609601, e. yolanda@partymojo.com.sg, p. 6569 6992; www.partymojo.com.sg

Delegate

Tired of scouring the net for the best party vendors? Let Delegate do it for you. Based on your party theme and preferences, it will recommend the best vendors so you can sit back, relax before sending a single enquiry to multiple vendors at the same time: you’ll receive custom quotations within two working days. Event planning done the easy peasy way.
Delegate, www.justdelegate.co

Dreams & Doodle

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Dreams & Doodle can pull off any awesome theme you want! Photography: Dreams & Doodle

If you’re more of a party animal than a party planner, Dreams & Doodle has you covered as the one-stop shop for all your party needs, including goody bags that aren’t full of junk! Helping you conceptualise your dream party all the way from the theme to the decorating, hiring vendors and even taking care of all the nitty-gritty details, you won’t have to lift a finger unless it’s to eat the cake (and they can source some pretty special cakes and dessert extravaganzas). There’s a DreamBox ‘goody bag’ for everyone too – these are gorgeous hand-prepared party favours packed full of craft activities to be taken home (or kids can dive in and start crafting on the spot).
Dreams & Doodle, 11 Kallang Place, #05-08, Singapore 339155, e. enquiry@dreamsanddoodle.com, p. 8799 0300; www.dreamsanddoodle.com

BOUNCY CASTLES

Party Mojo

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This princess bouncy castle from Party Mojo caused shrills of delight from all present at one of our own birthday parties. Photography: Tracy Tristram

If you’re looking to throw a party your kid’s friends (and other parents) will be talking about for years, Party Mojo has a whole slew of classic bouncy castles and variations to suit your child’s preference. Little Tarzans can unleash their inner jungle explorers on the Safari Bouncy, swashbuckling pirates ride aboard a ship, while princesses can finally live out their medieval fantasies from a fancy pink castle or carriage.
Party Mojo, p. 6569 6992; www.partymojo.com.sg

Bouncy Castles  & A Whole Lot More 

Turn any venue into a party pad with Bouncy Castles & A Whole Lot More’s ample selection of party products. The company has over fifty inflatables for rent, including bouncy castles, ball houses, dry slides and water slides, obstacle courses and games. If you’ve got a pool, rent out some instagram-worthy floats big enough to fit one or two kids and even up to 10 adults at a time. For a complete party set-up, Bouncy Castles & A Whole Lot More also provides balloons, decorating services, filled goodie bag, pinãtas, entertainers and carnival food.
Bouncy Castles & A Whole Lot More, 45 Ming Teck Park, Singapore 277412, e. louise@bouncy-castles.com.sg, p. 6465 6006; www.bouncy-castles.com.sg

MAGICIANS

The Magic of Markson

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The Magic of Markson hard at work in enthralling the kids. Photography: The Magic of Markson

This one’s for die-hard magic fans: The Magic of Markson is a renowned magician in Singapore, thanks to his use of high-technology props, special effects and live birds. Choose from an interactive side-splitting comedy show with a drawing board illusion and audience participation or a Vegas-style show with a 3D backdrop, LED light illusion and vanishing acts to keep your kids on the edge of their seats.
The Magic of Markson, e. info@magicofmarkson.com, p. 9369 4164; www.magicofmarkson.com

Marco The Great Explorer 

Forget David Copperfield and David Blaine – Marco The Great Explorer surpasses them all. With Marco, the kids will go on a thrilling and mysterious magic adventure. Find out what’ll happen when Marco opens the mysterious thing in the Treasure Chest, learn how to use ropes on an exploration, and help Marco find out if the magic compass really leads him to the treasure.
Marco The Great Explorer, e. info@kidsparty.com.sg, p. 9739 7503; www.magicians.com.sg/magician.php?id=marco

Mr Spring 

This veteran, award-winning magician has won hearts everywhere with his dazzling use of unbelievable magic tricks, comedy and audience participation – he’s even been invited to perform for the Sultan of Brunei! Expect a high-energy performance with plenty of laughter, a real live bunny rabbit and non-stop magic!
Mr Spring, e. info@MrSpringMagic.com, p. 9815 4404; www.kidsmagicianssg.com

FACE PAINTERS, BALLOON SCULPTORS AND MORE 

Face Painting by Lydia

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Lydia’s flawless face painting skills helped transform our Halloween party guests and left them all beaming with delight. Photography: Face Painting by Lydia.

Great for kids of all ages (and adults too), Lydia creates intricate, versatile works of art. Transform into fairies, powerful tigers, superheroes or even scary ghouls with her magic hands. If you’re looking for a perfect take-home gift that’ll delight the kids, Lydia also offers henna tattoos, temporary glitter tattoos and hair braiding.
Face Painting by Lydia, e. lydiafacepainting@hotmail.com; www.facebook.com/LydiasFacePainting

PartyAllo

PartyAllo is ready to fulfil all your party needs for any theme, any time of the year. With super affordable party packages starting at $130, you get one hour of your choice of balloon sculpting, face painting, henna tattoos or glitter tattoos. Add some spice to the party with a piñata, carnival game booths, mascots and even a magic show. For the more ‘mature’ teens, an epic nerf battle party should do the trick.
PartyAllo, e. party@partyallo.com.sgp. 9025 1902; www.partyallo.com.sg

The Party Room

The Party Room offers a whole spectrum of party services including 30 minutes of balloon sculpting and an hour of face painting with non-toxic paints. Want to take the party entertainment up a few notches? These talented folk also do hilarious caricatures, intricate henna work, and a high-energy dance party for your little popsters.
The Party Room, 2 Bukit Batok St 23, Bt Batok Connection #02-03, Singapore 659554, e. pro@thepartyroom.com.sg, p. 6467 0089; www.thepartyroom.com.sg

Happier Singapore

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We’ve never been happier, with Happier’s Frozen balloon sculptures. Photography: Happier Singapore.

Happier Singapore offers face and body painting services using quality FDA certified, hypoallergenic paint and glitter suitable for all skin types. Kids and adults can turn into whatever they wish: butterflies, Spiderman, dragons… or have their fave characters painted on their arms. As a nice take-home gift or a fun party trick, Happier Singapore also does balloon sculpting – the twisters can create anything from cuddly elephants and poodles to princesses and superheroes.
Happier Singapore, e. sales@happier.sg, p. 9271 7106; www.happier.sg

Amanda Facepaint

With Amanda’s magic touch (and remarkable face painting talents), you can transform into virtually anyone – superheroes, animals, and princesses…you name it. Select from either a face painting and balloon sculpting package, or a temporary tattoo and balloon sculpting package.
Amanda Facepaint, e. amanda.facepaint@gmail.com, p. 8189 8938; www.amandafacepaint.com

Face Painting Singapore

Look up Face Painting Singapore for fuss-free party packages with no hidden costs. The Twin Combo package ($250) is a popular choice – it includes an hour of face painting, an hour of balloon sculpting and a free cake cutting hosting. Psst…if you’ve got cash to splash (and a huge guest list), the carnival package ($980) includes a popcorn and candy floss machine for two hours, games, one hour of balloon sculpting, one hour of face painting, and a free balloon carnival clown for two hours, plus 20% off additional hours.
Face Painting Singapore, e. jocelynevents@gmail.com, p. 9191 4112; www.facepainting-sg.blogspot.sg

CLOWNS 

POOF! The Magical Clown

When you hire POOF! the Magical Clown, you’re guaranteed a party full of big laughs, whimsical tricks and wacky, comedic antics. Aside from his use of ventriloquism, clowning and balloon sculpting, what makes POOF! stand out from the pack is his teaching of important life lessons through his clowning.
POOF! The Magical Clown, e. info@alexthemagician.com, p. 9842 1882; www.alexthemagician.com/poof.php

Sweetheart The Clown

It’s not every day you see a female clown, much less one without all that make-up! In 2008, Sweetheart famously revamped her image and stopped using clown makeup to stop intimidating the little ones. An accomplished ventriloquist, she also prides herself on being one of the fastest twisters in town with an ability to twist a balloon into just about anything. A typical show of Sweetheart’s includes storytelling, mime, magic and fun balloons.
Sweetheart The Clown, p. 8742 5694, e. sweetheart@zephyhdom.com; www.partywithsweetheart.com

PHOTOBOOTH RENTALS

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instantly’s huge selection of props will help you create that perfect photo. Image courtesy of instantly.

Break the ice between the kids (and parents) with a photobooth from instantly. All packages include unlimited printouts, a wide range of props, an option to include multiple photos in one printer and at least two friendly staff on site. Bear in mind that the photo booth takes 1.5 hours to set up, and requires a space of about 3m by 3m.
Instantly, e. hello@instantly.sg, p. 9247 6520; www.instantly.sg/photo-booth

Aww Snap!

What sets these guys apart is its specialty in customisation. Whether it’s a superhero or princess party theme, the in-house designers will do their best to accommodate your requests. If you’re throwing a huge party, the No-Frills package includes a backdrop from Aww Snap’s inventory, a huge selection of props, on-site staff to guide guests, unlimited instant filmstrip printouts and even an online gallery where you can download digital versions of your pictures.
Aww Snap, e. hello@awwsnaphotobooth.com.sg, p. 9236 8758; www.awwsnap.com.sg

Hello Stranger

Preserve a moment in history with Hello Stranger’s high-tech photobooths with professional studio lighting and camera systems. Each photobooth comes with a Hello Stranger backdrop (or you can use your own!), an ambassador to suggest hilarious poses as well as an online gallery for easy ‘gramming. Packages start from $990.
Hello Stranger, e. hello@hellostranger.com.sg, p. 9193 6221; www.hellostranger.com.sg

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