Planning on throwing your kid a birthday party? Here’s the scoop on the best birthday party entertainers in Singapore, including face painters, magicians and bouncy castle vendors!
We do love a good birthday party. 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 the best party? A bouncy castle? A photo booth? Face painting and magicians? All of the above? Whether you’re planning a celebration at home or throwing a bash at one of these rockin’ party venues, fun activities and good entertainment are key to keeping the kids enthralled, happy and the talk of the classroom the next day. So, to make that magic happen, you’re going to need our guide to the best party planners and entertainment in Singapore. We’re talking the bounciest bouncy castles, the funniest magicians, the most talented face painters and the biggest photo booths in the party entertainment world – all right here in Singapore!
Psst – we know Phase 3 means scaling back on your big birthday plans, so not all party options will be suitable or available. We’ve tried our best to keep all the deets up-to-date, but it’s always best to check directly with each party supplier for the latest info. Have an awesome birthday party!
THE BEST KIDS’ PARTY PLANNERS IN SINGAPORE
1. 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 is 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.
2. 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 of party planners can whip up picture-perfect dessert tables, flawless styling and spiffy decor. Forget scouring through decor supplies, and party inspiration 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.
Where: Little House of Dreams Baking Studio & Retail Counter, Block 8 Dempsey Road #01-14, Singapore 247696
3. 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! In addition, you can also opt for the carnival-themed package, which includes bouncy castle rental and free popcorn.
Where: Party Mojo, 2 Jurong East St 21, IMM Building #04-33V, Singapore 609601
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.
5. 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).
Where: Dreams & Doodle, 11 Kallang Place, #05-08, Singapore 339155,
BOUNCY CASTLES FOR HIRE IN SINGAPORE
1. Party Mojo
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. What’s more, 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.
Where: Party Mojo, 2 Jurong East St 21, IMM Building #04-33V, Singapore 609601
2. 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 loads of 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.
Where: Bouncy Castles & A Whole Lot More, 45 Ming Teck Park, Singapore 277412
MAGICIANS IN SINGAPORE FOR KIDS’ BIRTHDAY PARTIES
1. 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.
2. 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. For instance, 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.
3. 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! Therefore you can expect a high-energy performance with plenty of laughter from Mr Spring, with a real live bunny rabbit and non-stop magic!
KIDS’ PARTY ENTERTAINMENT: FACE PAINTERS, BALLOON SCULPTORS & MORE!
1. 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. Finally, 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.
PartyAllo is ready to fulfil all your party needs for any theme, any time of the year. With super affordable party packages, pick from 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.
3. 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? In addition, these talented folk also do hilarious caricatures, intricate henna work, and a high-energy dance party for your little popsters.
Where: The Party Room, 2 Bukit Batok St 23, Bt Batok Connection #02-03, Singapore 659554
4. 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.
5. Face Painting Singapore
Look up Face Painting Singapore for fuss-free party packages with no hidden costs. For instance, 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.
CLOWNS FOR KIDS’ PARTIES IN SINGAPORE
1. 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.
2. Sweetheart the Clown
It’s not every day you see a female clown, much less one without all that make-up! In 2008, Sweetheart the Clown famously revamped her image and stopped using clown makeup to stop intimidating the little ones. As 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.
PHOTOBOOTH RENTALS IN SINGAPORE
Break the ice between the kids (and parents) with a photo booth 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. It’s worth noting that the photo booth has specific requirements in terms of space needed and set up time, so check ahead!
2. 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. Also 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.
3. Hello Stranger
Preserve a moment in history with Hello Stranger’s high-tech photobooths with professional studio lighting and camera systems. Plus, each photo booth comes with a Hello Stranger backdrop (or you can use your own!). There’s also an ambassador to suggest hilarious poses as well as an online gallery for easy ‘gramming. Winner!
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